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CHRISTMAS TIME AGAIN - Thursday, December 14, 2006
GENERAL TRAGEtoN'S NEW RELEASE - Wednesday, October 18, 2006
NEW RELEASES AROUND THE COMMUNITY - Saturday, October 07, 2006
MILLENNIUM FALCON and YT1300 AVAILABLE FOR XWA - Saturday, June 17, 2006
ARC-170 STARFIGHTER BY MASTER QUI-GON - Sunday, April 23, 2006
NEW OPTS FOR XWA - Thursday, March 30, 2006
NEW SECTION ADDED to THE UCP PAGE - Wednesday, February 08, 2006
MARCO FINISHES YET ANOTHER OPT - Saturday, February 04, 2006
HAPPY NEW YEAR - Tuesday, January 03, 2006
Sunday, December 03, 2006 top


Got bored with the Green and Red Christmas theme so decided to make a new one hope you like it

General Trageton has an early Christmas present for you all his fabulous Dominance-Class Battlecruiser. I'll let him tell you about it.

Quote "The Dominance, like the Warhammer, is one of the oldest models I have made so far (although massively upgraded through the years), which makes me very pleased to have completed this one after all the time.

The huge Dominance-Class Battlecruiser, like the Warhammer, is the product of collaboration between the Corellian Empire and the ESS. Designed and constructed shortly after the foundation of the ESS it takes design elements of classical imperial ships like the old Vengeance- and Venator-class combined with high-end ESS weapons and shield technology. These elements make it the ultimate next generation warship combining the roles of command ship, carrier and destroyer." End Quote

You can download the Dominance-Class Battlecruiser from Vince's X-Wing HQ


Wednesday, October 18, 2006 top


Just after I updated last time, guess what? GT goes and releases his fabulous Warhammer-Class Heavy Cruiser. I'll let him tell you about it.

Quote "This is one of the very first original designs I ever made. Evolved from a rather simple comic sketch this colossus has finally turned into a fully fledged OPT - yay me! :D

The Warhammer-Class Heavy Cruiser introduces a new generation of heavy warships that make the link between normal and super-heavy battleships almost six kilometres in length the Warhammer is superior to any common destroyers and cruisers, while state-of-the-art propulsion systems enable it to easily outmaneuver super-class ships." End Quote

You can download the Warhammer-Class Heavy Cruiser from Vince's X-Wing HQ


Saturday, October 07, 2006 top


OK, to please the hordes happy it's time for an update at last, DTM has been accepted as part of the XWA Upgrade Team. After numerous projects of his own he has decided to contribute to the XWAUP and with the completion of the beautiful Loronar Strike Cruiser has proven to be worthy team member. A promotion well deserved. You can downloaded the Strike Cruiser from XWAUP or temporary from Here, or you can downloaded an XMOD?? (DS frowns after making the exe) version from MDT Industries.

DTM has also released the "Rand Ecliptc" from the "Empire" comics the Ecliptic Class Frigate was designed to escort the Acclamator Troopships during the Clone Wars. This OPT comes with flightcolors for the Clone Wars. you can downloaded it from MDT Industries.

Last but not least DTM has released as part of the C-lone W-ars Project, the Rebellion Shipset, this shipset starts when the war is over and the Empire is building a large occupation fleet to control the entire Galaxy.
Small groups of resistance grow all around the galaxy, but only from within the Senate and the imperial navy could born the organization called “Rebel Alliance”…
This first release is part of a shipset parallel to the Clone Wars' one.
All missions have been tested but it is a Beta version. If you find bugs or you would like to correct language mistakes (I want to apologize for my bad English), please contact MDT Industries
The installation of the shipset is similar to the Abolisher´s Campaign: TXT&LST files and a separated XMOD.
Special thanks to all authors who contributed with their work at this shipset:
Darksaber, General Trageton, Master Qui Gon, Berruga, ATX and the “Battle of Hoth” team with all OPT authors credited with the readme files, Dodonna for his work with the backdrops sky.

You can downloaded it from MDT Industries.

Right to the NEW releases by General Trageton, he has also been busy over the past few month's with five new or updated opts for his Blue Phantom Project first we have Dhilani Stingray this is the last core model to be done for the Blue Phantom Project. There are some more models in consideration but they haven't reached a final approval stage yet. So for the moment, this is the last one, bringing the project range to a nice 49 OPTs.

The lightly armed Stingray is a small personnel transport that is mainly used by Dhilani high honourable and statesmen. Although it is capable of long-distance travel, it's yet mostly used for short-range journeys, as Dhilani officials prefer the safety of heavily armed battleships for longer journeys.

On to the next GT released the Inferno II-class Battlecruiser while this ship is not (yet) official part of the Blue Phantom Project, but still it has become part of the TBPP universe through multiple battle threads over at the XWA Upgrade boards. An old sketch, which I had originally drawn for a Dhilani troop transport, would step up as the design for this heavy battle cruiser.

Next new release is the UPMF-style Hangar for the Blue Phantom Project. The UPMF-style hangar will replace the default or upgraded Calamari Hangar and add a bit more of a TBPP feeling to the game.

Next we have the XT-300 Piranha v2 after upgrading the BRX series ships, GT went on in his cockpit-flash and reworked another flyable craft: The fast and furious Piranha. Like the recent releases it now also has a proper Cockpit and Exterior model.

Last but not least we have what GT calls BRX MANIA not just one opt but FOUR, I'll leave it to GT to explain:

"OK, admittedly, they're rather similar, but it's the little differences that make life interesting, right? So...

Two revisions and two new releases is what I have here. By now most people know the BRX-700 Combat Yacht and the notorious Barracuda. After those two were released I had decided pretty soon that they needed to be redone, needed a cockpit and more detail. So I started reworking them.

In the process of reworking the ships - and in the course of several Battle Threads a new ship found my interest, the Black Scorpion. With some more head-twisting hours of conventionalising I finally had the perfect background. Like Vasudra and Otana in original XWA were the player's personal ships, the Black Scorpion is the property of official TBP player character Mryna Qhalic. to make things more interesting - and justify some rather exotic design ideas I whipped together the 'Scorpion' will go through different levels of 'upgrades'.

Starting as a stock Combat Yacht you will go through these levels as the ship becomes stronger through the game.

You can download all of General Trageton new opts from Vince's X-Wing HQ


Saturday, June 17, 2006 top


After what seems years and probably is, Master Qui-Gon and Myself are proud to present both the Millennium Falcon and Corellian Transport YT-1300, the Falcon comes with two versions, the first version has Han Solo and Chewbacca at the helm, the second version has Lando Calrissian and Niem Numb.

The Corellian Transport YT-1300 has Ace Azzameen and Emkay at the helm for story continuity.

Both Opts have taken sometime to complete due to lack of interest on my part and time, but you can now download both from the Hosted Craft section under Master Qui-Gon.

General Trageton has released yet another opt from his Blue Phantom Project the Dhilani Leviathan. The Dhilani Leviathan is the pride and the heart of the Dhilani space armada. 5.7 kilometres in length it is supreme to any other vessel of its time. You can download all the new opts from Vince's X-Wing HQ

DTM has also been busy releasing a few NEW opts first is the beautiful Coruscant Heavy Courier also known as the Nebulon Ranger and secondly the Geonosian Nantex Starfighter by L.D. Khatgar, you can downloaded all from MDT Industries.


Sunday, April 23, 2006 top


Master Qui-Gon has finished the ARC-170 Starfighter featured in Star Wars Episode III Revenge of the Sith. The craft was converted from Star Wars Galaxies and MQG enhanced the model and textures with help for General Trageton, ATX and myself. The pilot is borrowed from one of DTM's EPIII starfighter.


You can download the ARC-170 Starfighter from the Hosted Craft section under Master Qui-Gon or soon from General Trageton's at Vince's X-Wing HQ

DTM has also released a few NEW opts first is the beautiful Nubian Royal Cruiser and secondly the spectacular looking Naboo Environment, which features the Naboo Surface, Royal Theed Palace, Theed City Block you can downloaded all from MDT Industries.


Thursday, March 30, 2006 top


Marco has finished another one for your pleasure, this time it's the Suprosa Bulk Freighter, This beautiful looking model is another addition to the XWAUP. You can download it from the Hosted Craft section under Marco Antonio Malheiros

In other news the XWAUP have released the Asteroid Hangar, this collaboration between Abolisher, Gringlas, General Trageton and yours truly, it has been a while in the making but the guys have come up trumps with it, well done.

General Trageton over the period of four days released 3 opts from his Blue Phantom Project the Dhilani Trident was the first followed by the Dhilani Warbird and last but not least the Dhilani Mammoth. Along with those another Episode III craft was released the Recusant-Class Destroyer from his ROTS - Battle over Coruscant-Shipset The model was kindly donated by EvilelJedi from the Warlords Mod for Homeworld 2 and was converted to XWA by Berruga, while General Trageton made some minor tweaks and added a few textures. You can download all the new opts from Vince's X-Wing HQ

News from the Order of the Sith Fanfilm, the last part of the trilogy "Downfall" by Marcus & Rob Lewis (Marcus otherwise known as Trespasser on the XWAUP Forums) have released a teaser trailer from the forthcoming film, which will have it's premier release on the 13th April 2006. the Fanfilm features the talents of Dave Prowse, Jeremy Bulloch, the late and sadly missed Michael Sheard and Orli Shoshan. The 2nd installment, "Vengeance", raised approx £4500 for Save the Children - Marcus hopes to do the same with "Downfall" when it is released!


Wednesday, February 08, 2006 top


There seems to be a few topics on the XWAUP Forums about which NEW craft are not in the Ultimate Craft Pack, well I've added a NEW Section to the page to resolve this issue. The Ultimate Craft Pack version 1.1 was released on the January 1st 2004, so obviously new craft released after that date are not in the UCPv1.1, the list includes Craft, Author and the Date of release, I'll keep updating the list until such time as the UCP2 is released.


Saturday, February 04, 2006 top


Marco seems to be finishing an OPT per month, this time around it's the Mole Miner, This beautiful looking model is another addition to the XWAUP. You can download it from the Hosted Craft section under Marco Antonio Malheiros


Tuesday, January 03, 2006 top


Time to take down the decoration and get back to normal, I hope you all had a Wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Not too much to report on the XWA front, not unless I missed something.

Cwagle The Jedi ask people to host his X-Wing & TIE Fighter 95 Compatibility Fix so you can find it in the Files Archive under Miscellaneous Utilities.

Think that's it for now


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