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EARLY CHRISTMAS PRESENTS - Friday, December 16, 2005
MORE OPT RELEASES - Wednesday, October 26, 2005
A FEW MORE RELEASES - Saturday, August 13, 2005
NEW OPT RELEASED - Saturday, July 29, 2005
LOADS OF OPTS RELEASED - Tuesday, July 12, 2005
GUESS WHO MADE A NEW OPT - Tuesday, February 01, 2005
ANOTHER HOST FOR THE UCP - Tuesday, January 18, 2005
SMALL UPDATE TO THE FREIGHTER TYPE H - Monday, January 17, 2005
ANOTHER NEW YEARS GIFT FOR YOU ALL - Tuesday, January 04, 2005
CONGRATULATIONS DECOY - Monday, January 03, 2005
HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU ALL - Saturday, January 01, 2005
 
Friday, December 16, 2005 Top

EARLY CHRISTMAS PRESENTS

Your first present come in the form of the NEW Cargo Ferry by Marco Antonio Malheiros, this beautiful looking model is another addition to the XWAUP. The cargo pod on top to the Ferry has flightgroup colour's, you can see more pictures and download it from the Hosted Craft section under Marco Antonio Malheiros

My next offering is the Probe by Master Qui-Gon and can be downloaded from the Hosted Craft section under Master Qui-Gon

To the next presents, you haven't had may NEW UTILITIES for a few years now, well I have two new one for you! YES TWO! The first is a Opt Viewer going by the name of OPT GL, and the Other Utility is called XWA Opter (or Opt Fix). I have had both of these utilities laying around on my hard drive for over a year now, I'll tell you why I haven't released them before now.

Well back in January of 2004, I received a email from a French guy called Ooc (this is all I know him by), telling me of a utility he had made and asked me to test, I'll let you read the email he sent me.

Email from Ooc:

I'm a french guy who is a fan of your site ( and some other xwaup, polaris ... ;-) . Congratulation for all the beautiful job you do.

Day after day i downloaded many OPTs from many sites; many releases of the same opt that i don't know the good one to extract from the archive. So i decided to create my own OPT's viewer using OpenGL to have a good and fast preview of the model (switching flightgroup's, lods ...)

Quickly i discovered some bugs in custom opts, in original too ... so i decide my viewer will be able to edit/fix/export/import too.

The viewer shows standard information about the opt, like dimension, hitzone ... etc; it shows also some custom measures like : texture dim DIV BY faces surface; trying to make a texturing quality indice of the OPT. I found some opts using 256x256 texture applied onto cm² and in the same one a 32x16 applied onto km² surface (UV in the 0.0 .. 1.0 range !) ( E- )

(Yours and XWAUP's usually win the A/A+ indice at this test).

Anyhow, I received a few updates over the next few months, but heard less and less from Ooc , I was hoping for a final version of these utilities, but I didn't. Time went by, so decided to email him just before last Christmas, I think it was, I did get a reply from him telling me, in the previous few months real life had taken over, in the same email there was a picture of a new born baby boy, so as you can understand why he didn't finish these utilities.

XWA Opter (Opt Fix) is also by Ooc, basically, XWA Opter fixes the strange shadowing you may get in-game on some custom opts, it recalculates the vertex.

You can read more and download both utilities from the File Archive under Opt Editors.

Almost forgot, you could say three New Utilities, Com_Trooper has updated Optech to version 1.1

This is what he had to say on the XWAUP Forums:

QUOTE: Originally posted by Com_Trooper:
Greetings fellow XWA modders and modellers, I finally return with new news about OPTech. To cut to the chase, OPTech v1.1 is available at my site: XvT Technologies

This release was largely triggered by my guilt that people are continuing to tirelessly release beautiful models for XWA and I have been sitting idly by without releasing updated tools. This new version has actually been sitting on my hard drive for over a year, ever since Darksaber sent me a mail explaining that he needed a mesh assignment function in OPTech. I added it in and sent him the program with the intention that I would officially release it later with more changes (namely transparency and illumination texture map support) but I got sidetracked along the way. So instead of having everyone wait ad infinitum I have uploaded the version that I gave Darksaber. The transparency and illumination map stuff is still on the to do list, but this is a little more involved and it will have to wait until I have time and ambition to see it through :D.

The significant update in this version is the ability to merge meshes, transfer faces between meshes, and facilitate the assignment of low LOD meshes. Below is the complete list of the changes in v1.1:

Fixes
·Vertex Z coordinate repositioning is fixed.
·Resolved error that occurred when deleting faces.

Features
·Revamped mesh-to-mesh and face-to-mesh assignment functionality.
·Sizes greater than 1000 metres now displayed in kilometres in the metres dimensions report.
·One new error check: Mesh quantity limit.
End Quote

You can also download it in exe form from the File Archive under Opt Editors or download the manual install from XvT Technologies.

Other News:

General Trageton has found the time to update the VSD1 and make a new VSD2, you can download both from either the X-Wing Alliance Upgrade Project or from Vince's X-Wing HQ

Last but not least DTM he's also released a updated version of his V-19 Torrent which can be downloaded from MDT Industries.

I think that's about it, if I have missed anything or anyone I apologize.

Enjoy!

Wednesday, October 26, 2005 Top

MORE OPT RELEASES

Nothing from me I'm afraid but Berruga has asked me to host his latest OPT, the Xiytiar Transport it was based on KarmaQ3 model and modified textured and Opted by Berruga.

You can download it from the Hosted Craft section under Berruga

Berruga also released another opt the Droid Tri Fighter from Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith, it was originally made by Evillejedi from Warlords a Star Wars MOD for Homeworld 2 and converted by Berruga. DTM hosts the opt and can be downloaded from MDT Industries. Talking about DTM he's also released a updated version of his Colonial Viper mk II, and his awesome looking Adventure-Class Geonosian Sailor both of which can be downloaded from MDT Industries.

General Trageton has also been making EP III craft the Venator-Class Star Destroyer is the first of a few EP III craft he's making and can be found at Vince's X-Wing HQ along with his Phoenix-Class Cruiser, and a rather garish looking Pimped ESS Vampire ("Pimpire")

I think that's about it, if I have missed anything or anyone I apologize

Enjoy!

Saturday, August 13, 2005 Top

A FEW MORE RELEASES

Master Qui-Gon has another great looking craft for you, the for you all, the standard Escape Pod as seen at the beginning of ANH

You can download it from the Hosted Craft section under Master Qui-Gon

DTM also has a NEW release the Republic Radiant Cruiser which you can download from MDT Industries

General Trageton has a new release also his Inferno-Class Destroyer which can all be found at Vince's X-Wing HQ

Enjoy!

Saturday, July 29, 2005 Top

NEW OPT RELEASED

That's right another NEW Opt by Marco Antonio Malheiros the fabulous looking Freighter Type K

This opt come in two versions the default version includes containers provided by Marcos Edson and Gringlas.

The second version resembles the TG version that doesn't have containers attached personally though I bet you will prefer the Container version, both versions come in one of my convenient installers and can be downloaded from the Hosted Craft section under Marco Antonio Malheiros

Enjoy!

Tuesday, July 12, 2005 Top

LOADS OF OPTS RELEASED

First I have to apologize for the lack of updates to the site, real life got in the way of things.

Anyhow the OPTS I refer to are not mine, but from people like General Trageton, Mateus Borges, DTM, JM, Gringlas and perhaps a few others can't remember sorry.

Opts from General Trageton are Chedalon Surface 2, XWAUP Space Colony 3, Dhilani Sentinel, Volcano Hangar, Episode III: Mustafar, XT-300 Piranha, XT-100 Viper and his Liberator Corvette which can all be found at Vince's X-Wing HQ

From Mateus Borges the Leviathan-class Star Destroyer, a rusted retexture of the, Armada-class battleship originally by John Myers, EXO Trident's Archangel-class Star Destroyer, and the upcoming TIE Dart. You can also find two other opts hosted by Mateus one by Master Qui-Gon which is the "Mandragora" Corvette, the other opts is by the amazing Marco Antonio Malheiros and is the AT-AT Barge all can be found at Dark Prophecy Campaign

DTM has released some wonderful looking Episode 2 & 3 opts first the Eta 2 Actis Interceptor seen at the beginning of ROTS. The Delta 7 Jedi Starfighter from AOTC, the V19 Torrent Assault Fighter from the Clone Wars cartoon series and Anakins Modified Jedi Starfighter also from the Clone Wars Cartoon series, all of which can be downloaded from MDT Industries

JM released his Passenger Liner at the X-Wing Alliance Upgrade Project and his website XWA Expansion Guide

Last but ont least is from Gringlas the Heavy Lifter which is available from the X-Wing Alliance Upgrade Project

Again sorry for the lack of updates

Enjoy!

Tuesday, February 01, 2005 Top

GUESS WHO MADE A NEW OPT

You have probably guessed by now Marco has made another NEW OPT, this time it's the Freighter Type C, this is another high quality piece of art by one of your favorite opters.

You can download the Freighter Type C from the Hosted Craft section under Marco Antonio Malheiros

Enjoy!

Tuesday, January 18, 2005 Top

ANOTHER HOST FOR THE UCP

Another Host for the UCP, wish was kindly provided by the Spanish Website Maestros Jedi

I would like to thank them for this kind offer

Thanks so much Guys!

Enjoy!

Monday, January 17, 2005 Top

SMALL UPDATE TO THE FREIGHTER TYPE H

Sorry about this but there has been a small update to the Freighter Type H, Marco pointed this out and it has now been corrected.

The updated craft can be download from the Hosted Craft section under Marco Antonio Malheiros

I have also added a X-Wing: Alliance Manual to the site you may have noticed or not the link below the Google search engine.

Opps!!!

Forgot about this (Sorry GT) I've added General Trageton's Updated Imperial Hangar and NEW Death Star II Hangar to his page you can download both hosted section under General Trageton or from his website at Vince's X-Wing HQ

Enjoy!

Tuesday, January 04, 2005 Top

ANOTHER NEW YEARS GIFT FOR YOU ALL

Due to a change of server the website has been down for a day or so, for this reason I have had to upload most of the files again as most of them disappeared (not sure why as yet), but hopefully its all back up and running again, if you do happen to find any broken links please email me ASAP so I can get things working again.

Thanks so much

That's right another New Opt by Marco he has pulled out all the stops and finished his Freighter Type H for your pleasure, in my opinion he has made a piece of junk look like a thing of beauty.

A job well done

You can download it from the Hosted Craft section under Marco Antonio Malheiros

Enjoy!

Monday, January 03, 2005 Top

CONGRATULATIONS DECOY

I'd like to take this chance to congratulate both Pascal and Jetska on the birth of their little boy, Finn on the 30th December 2004

Well done to all three of them

If you don't know who Decoy is he was and still is one of the best texture artist the X-Wing Alliance Upgrade Project had, we worked together on all the TIE Fighters, and many more craft from the game. You also see some of his work in other games as he has now gone (semi???) professional in the gaming world.

Enjoy!

Saturday, January 01, 2005 Top

HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU ALL

Got a New Years present from Master Qui-Gon for you all, this time its the Nebulon B-class Frigate

You can download it from the Hosted Craft section under Master Qui-Gon

Enjoy!

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