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ual002
2 years ago

I would kill to have this updated model as part of the XWAupgrade.com shipset.

ual002
2 years ago
Reply to  Fractalsponge

You’d be surprised, there’s been a ton of improvements to the engine recently, but yea it would need to be remodeled to loose a little detail. I just prefer your freighter and actual container shape over the one currently in the upgrade pack. Its containers are too sleek looking, which makes the freighter look weird. I think the team at XWAUpgrade would welcome any contributions with open arms though.

ual002
2 years ago
Reply to  Fractalsponge

Good lord.

I’m no modeler, so don’t quote me, but I think the original game had a hard limit of like 250ish or something and a recent exe hook broke that limit and upped it significantly, we are only limited by performance. I THINK.

Here’s a link. You can make more sense of this than me I’m sure. I’m an art guy.

https://www.xwaupgrade.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=33&t=11076&p=156096&hilit=poly+count#p154846

So in essence, I now realize that I feel like I just asked Michelangelo to paint the inside of a Burger King. We love your stuff anyway. Cheers man. Pop in sometime, we would love your table scraps. πŸ™‚

Daryl Froggy
Daryl Froggy
2 years ago

Can this land on planets or is it space only?

I never played the full x-wing or tie fighter games but I did get to play a demo version of them and this ship was in one of the missions. I enjoyed the idea of being a tramp freighter pilot/captain with a highly modified BFF-1 and this makes it so much better than the original.

PhoenixKnight
PhoenixKnight
2 years ago
Reply to  Daryl Froggy

I think it it can land planetary

Tyler R
Tyler R
1 year ago
Reply to  Daryl Froggy

There’s a landed one in the first or second level of Jedi Knight: Dark Forces II. You don’t really recognize it at first because it is in the distance and HUGE, but it’s clearly a BFF-1.

Spaceman 28
Spaceman 28
2 years ago

Would these Containers Be like the Ones on the FSCV?

KurdtLives
KurdtLives
2 years ago

Bless you Fractal

JamesMCGR
JamesMCGR
2 years ago

can these join up in a longer train sort of you think?

AzureOwl
AzureOwl
2 years ago

Considering that all the cargo is in the containers does the ship proper carry passengers?

Jonathan C
Jonathan C
2 years ago

Its like seeing an old friend after a few decades. I remember flying in close to these things to inspect them.

Jekub
Jekub
2 years ago
Reply to  Jonathan C

Me too. I remember flying close to inspect these babies, then blowing the scum (Rebel and Imperial) up!

Arvenski
Arvenski
2 years ago

Another ship with colors! Whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat

I love it! I love the colors, I love the rust, I love the detail you’ve put into this ship. Amazing.

TheEpicDude
TheEpicDude
2 years ago

i love how the containers open up, but do they have artificial gravity projectors? Also how do the containers change from the sideways position to the up right position?

TheEpicDude
TheEpicDude
2 years ago
Reply to  Fractalsponge

ahh i see and the containers are probably moved via tractor beams?

Nathan Ridgway
2 years ago

This design was one of my favorites to destroy in the X-Wing game series, but you’ve really improved the design. It almost looks too pretty to shoot now!

Sephiroth0812
Sephiroth0812
2 years ago
Reply to  Nathan Ridgway

I vividly remember having to defend dozens of those in the X-Wing games, particularly in Alliance. Since they’re slow as hell and have no weapons it can become a challenge when multiple bombers go at them because then you yourself have to shoot down the rain of proton torpedoes aimed at them.

Marchly
Marchly
2 years ago

Wow, you’ve really done something special with a design that was originally just a bunch of lifeless, uninspired polygons slapped together. This feels like a real Star Wars ship for the first time since I played X-Wing and Tie Fighter all those years ago on the PC. Well done!

Taghmata Omnissiah
Taghmata Omnissiah
2 years ago

This bring so much good memories from X-wing. Wonderful job mister Hsiao, just wonderful. I will say that you are IMO the best SW ship creator on the world right now. I don’t see anyone other artist with such passion and skills that would be even close to your level now.

PhantomFury
PhantomFury
2 years ago

An surprising project to be sure, but a welcome one!

Steve
Steve
2 years ago

Oh lordy…SO many inspection and strike runs on these babies πŸ˜€ A true classic brought to life and looking AMAZING for it! The changes you made really do add the industrial feel to it, these are not sleek, expensive ships, these are tramp haulers, unglamourous, simple but darn effective!

Ryadra777
2 years ago

Neat the BBF-1 Bulk Freighter although since that freighter is 120.9 meters in length and this one you made is 163.7 meters in length I suppose it is more like a BBF-2 Bulk Freighter.

Ryadra777
2 years ago
Reply to  Ryadra777

Also if you can could you do more freighters/transports renders?
Like the:
The Modular conveyor: comment image/revision/latest?cb=20060413114237
The Cargo freighter:comment image/revision/latest?cb=20060414075309
And the Container Transport:comment image/revision/latest?cb=20060413083512

Taghmata Omnissiah
Taghmata Omnissiah
2 years ago
Reply to  Ryadra777

You can pay for that you know. If you really want to then put an order to Fractal for this job.

Ryadra777
2 years ago

I’m aware of that.

gejemica
gejemica
2 years ago

Helloooo childhood!

OmegaS
OmegaS
2 years ago

That is one ugly hunk of junk. Star Wing Assault Gunboat/10, would get ordered to inspect repeatedly.

Chris Bradshaw
Chris Bradshaw
2 years ago

Sometimes, it feels like high quality fresh new content appears here faster than I can comment on it. This is truly the golden age of fractal art.

Rborden
Rborden
2 years ago

I wonder how many tons of cargo it could hold?

Great Job

Chris Bradshaw
Chris Bradshaw
2 years ago
Reply to  Rborden

The limit on those racks for most cargoes is probably volume, not mass, unless you’re hauling something absurdly dense like fuel reactant.

countvertex
countvertex
2 years ago

Another classic ship brought to life – I love it! It’s bigger than thought and it’s gritty! Perfect!

countvertex
countvertex
2 years ago
Reply to  Fractalsponge

Sure! Can you use Blender files? I can send the file over.

CRMcNeill
CRMcNeill
2 years ago
Reply to  Fractalsponge

Would a tug piggyback on the freighter or just be on hand at designated loading and unloading points?

TheEpicDude
TheEpicDude
2 years ago
Reply to  Fractalsponge

what tug?

CRMcNeill
CRMcNeill
2 years ago
Reply to  TheEpicDude

Uh, the one Fractal mentioned exactly three comments above mine…

TheEpicDude
TheEpicDude
2 years ago
Reply to  CRMcNeill

ya but he said YOUR tug to countvertex so i was wondering if he had made one, countvertex that is and if so where could i find it?

countvertex
countvertex
2 years ago
Reply to  TheEpicDude
CRMcNeill
CRMcNeill
2 years ago
Reply to  countvertex

Very nice work. I’m not a big fan of the TIE Lander, but that is by far the best rendering I’ve seen of it, and I particularly like the tug.

CRMcNeill
CRMcNeill
2 years ago
Reply to  Fractalsponge

I always thought a TIE Lander would be better designed with two transport pods mounted below the center line with a single cockpit above and between; more transport capacity, and it doesn’t need a bomb pod. But if the plan is to stick to the canon, best to do a damn good job of it.

CRMcNeill
CRMcNeill
2 years ago
Reply to  CRMcNeill

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CRMcNeill
CRMcNeill
2 years ago
Reply to  TheEpicDude

If you read between the lines of the above comments, you can infer that countvertex is sending the image file to Fractalsponge to be inserted in an image that will likely be posted here in the future.

If you were specifically asking countvertex about his tug and where images may be found, this is not clearly communicated by simply asking “what tug?”

TheEpicDude
TheEpicDude
2 years ago
Reply to  CRMcNeill

sorry