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A question I've had for a very long time...
What is the ship pictured on the original Descent: Freespace CD envelope packaging?

This one:

I remember that when one unfolds the CD case, it ends up being a very big ship indeed.  At first I thought it was the Lucifer, but it just isn't the right shape.  Anyone care to enlighten me?  Is it even a real FS ship?
Could we with ink the ocean fill, and were the skies of parchment made
Were every stalk on earth a quill, and every man a scribe by trade
To write the love of God above, would drain the ocean dry
Nor could the scroll contain the whole, though stretched from sky to sky!

 

Offline General Battuta

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Re: A question I've had for a very long time...
Typhon, methinks.

 
Re: A question I've had for a very long time...
With it unfolded, though, it looks so... Shivan.
Could we with ink the ocean fill, and were the skies of parchment made
Were every stalk on earth a quill, and every man a scribe by trade
To write the love of God above, would drain the ocean dry
Nor could the scroll contain the whole, though stretched from sky to sky!

 

Offline Shivan Hunter

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Re: A question I've had for a very long time...
it looks alien, whereas the ingame Typhon is was a tilemapped boring turd

the shape is definitely the typhon though

on a related note the HTL typhon is leet

 
Re: A question I've had for a very long time...
Question 2: What does HTL stand for?
Could we with ink the ocean fill, and were the skies of parchment made
Were every stalk on earth a quill, and every man a scribe by trade
To write the love of God above, would drain the ocean dry
Nor could the scroll contain the whole, though stretched from sky to sky!

 

Offline General Battuta

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Re: A question I've had for a very long time...
It's a misnomer of sorts. It means 'hardware transform and lighting', which was the addition to the SCP that enabled high-polygon models. Basically it means high-polygon, high detail.

 

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Re: A question I've had for a very long time...
Yeah, it's kind of become a synonym for "new hi-poly model" around these parts.

 
Re: A question I've had for a very long time...
it looks alien, whereas the ingame Typhon is was a tilemapped boring turd

the shape is definitely the typhon though
I opened my CD sleeve, and I can confirm that it's the Typhon.

 

Offline Marcov

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Re: A question I've had for a very long time...
This is my 666th ontopic post.

Yeah, it indeed looks Shivan, the hull's surface looks like it were from a Demon or Ravana.
With the rapid increase of FS fan-made campaigns, we're giving the GTVA a harder time with more violence and genocide.

~FreeSpace: The Battle of Endor (voice dub)~
Part 1/4 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q9K9-Y1JBTE
Part 2/4 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dtQanXDRAXM
Part 3/4 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yoBLKYt_oG0

Old (original) videos:
Part 1/4 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C1ygskaoUtE
Part 2/4 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f0uoPTksBlI

 

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Re: A question I've had for a very long time...
IIRC, originally the Zods were going to be the big bad aliens until they decided to make it more interesting with Shivans... :headz:  Headz, anyone?  That might just be the idea I got though, not sure if it was mentioned anywhere important.

 

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Re: A question I've had for a very long time...
IIRC, originally the Zods were going to be the big bad aliens until they decided to make it more interesting with Shivans... :headz:  Headz, anyone?  That might just be the idea I got though, not sure if it was mentioned anywhere important.
I don't think that was the case at all. At least, I haven't seen even the smallest hint implying this.

 

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Re: A question I've had for a very long time...
If I remember right, it was an interview type thing.  I may be completely crazy though, just warning you...

 

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Re: A question I've had for a very long time...
That's a GTB Medusa. 
I didn't feel like putting anything here.  Then I did it anyway just to be contrary.

 

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Re: A question I've had for a very long time...
no it's obviously a Herc II

 

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Re: A question I've had for a very long time...
If I remember right, it was an interview type thing.  I may be completely crazy though, just warning you...
I'll go with "you're crazy." :P