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Starlight Express: Startopia Graphics Spangliness


A random law of blogging. Things lead to other things. In this case, my piece on Mucky Foot lead to Try.Lee in the Escapist's comments thread pointing out Ex-Foot-programmer Tom Forsyth released a highly unofficial graphics patch for Startopia, illustrating some Shadowbuffer jiggerypokery we don't quite understand. He suggests it runs too slow to play, but that was a few years ago, so hopefully the ever-marching power of PC will defeat that problem. He also stresses it's VERY EXPERIMENTAL. Get it from here. Worth looking at the grabs, if only for Tom's notes. I particularly approve of the rhapsody about GeForce-1 totting street urchins with tears running down their cheek at the end.

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