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Armada Beta Screenshots

Posted: Tue Jul 03, 2007 5:01 pm
by icewolf132
Yep, you read it right...while bouncing around in Google I came across this; a nifty gallery of Armada screenshots during it's development in 2000! I kind of think that some of the older stuff fit in a bit better...and is it just me, or are some of the Romulan textures a bit more detailed than now? o.0

http://media.pc.ign.com/media/012/012307/imgs_1.html

Posted: Tue Jul 03, 2007 9:08 pm
by MrVulcan
Some of the older stuff looks really nice (screens 35 and up). I like the fed starbase especially. It seems they toned everything down a bit prior to release.

The phoenix superweapon is cool as well. Big explosion! lol

Posted: Fri Jul 06, 2007 3:12 pm
by ChillyWilly
Some of the older stuff looks really nice (screens 35 and up). I like the fed starbase especially. It seems they toned everything down a bit prior to release.
Probably found in beta testing that the video card requirements were more than the expected target audience had at the time. You don't want to use too low a requirement or it won't look good enough, but you don't want to use too high a requirement or many people won't be able to play at all. I think we can all name games that went too far one way or the other. :D

Posted: Sat Jul 14, 2007 5:11 pm
by xcalaba
Any chance someone could recreate some of the old features and models from these screen shots.