Newest versions for glowpointed, enhanced textures for GTF Valkyrie and GTF Angel. Enjoy.GTF Valkyrie high resolution texturesGTF Valkyrie medium resolution texturesGTF Angel high resolution texturesGTF Angel medium resolution texturesIf you don't like the glowmaps, don't use them or edid them to your hearts' content.
I don't know if HTL Valkyrie has ever been made, but I was fed up with the low-quality textures of the retail Valkyrie fighter... so I decided to do something about it. And... this is my first fast attempt to re-texture a Freespace ship (i've done some lousy skins for IL-2 SturmovikFB, but this is a little different...), so don't LOL yourselves to death.
I cannot model, so the only way to make the poor Valkyrie look better was new textures. Unfortunately, I can't be bothered to really make textures either. So, I had to modify the existing texture to somehow look sharper and better.
Well, of course I was not going to spend days trying to desperately draw the picture better on GIMP. So I committed an immensely brutal solution...
I printed the original texture, drew it better analogically (ie. with a pencil), scanned it, resized it, played a little with contrast and brightness and this was the result...
"Medium" resolution textures (1422k tga @ 512x950)
"Too High" resolution textures (5678k tga @ 1024x1900)
I know, the texture is big as hell... too big for a fighter probably, memory-wise, but what the hell. If someone wants to use it, I'll provide a linky to textures.
I also know that it could be hella lot better if someone who really could texture would re-make it. But as I said, this is primarily CPR for good ol' Valkyrie, until someone decides to HTL it.
Considering the time used for this texture (~2h) and remembering that the main image editing tool was a pencil, the quality of the work is actually surprisingly good IMO...
Oh, and if someone has already made better textures for Valkyrie (which I doubt, otherwise they'd be in the Port already, eh?), could you point me there please? Valkyrie is a nice craft to fly, but the retail one is what it is.