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Freelancer - Omega-11 by siv Freelancer - Omega-11 by siv
Boy, its been a while, eh? I'm finally 100% free due to summer (God I LOVE IT!) so I decided to slap this together from just one of the rather amazing visuals I saw in my current favourite PC game, Freelancer. That game is great! =D (Big Grin) As you can see it provides some pretty wild scenery. I did a little bit to this, in terms of colour correction and stuff, but basically its straight out of the game. I don't really deserve much credit at all, but as soon as I saw this on my screen I knew it would be a a perfect image for a wallpaper that people would like, so I took a screenshot and went from there.

I got the name for this from the name of the star system I took it in, which I guess makes that the name of the star itself. I guess that works out pretty well. To give you a little background on the location, the Omega-11 system is pretty dangerous in general. The star in this image is a dying red giant, which is producing enormous amounts of energy/radiation. It's pretty easy to get microwaved if you stay outside of a dock too long in this system ^^. This system is the universe's greatest producer of diamond, which also makes this a highly pirated area, yet another reason to be cautious, but just the scenery is enough to bring me back, despite the risks to my lovely ship. =D (Big Grin)

As usual, the wallpaper pack includes this in 1600x1200, 1280x960, 1024x768 and 800x600. It was originally taken in 1024x768, so that's its optimal resolution, but I used a sharpen filter on the larger versions to clear them up a little, and I think it helped a lot.

As for credit... well I guess this isn't really taking anyone's work or anything, but I guess I'll throw a big thanks out to Microsoft Game Studios for this one ^^ Great job, guys! I forgive you for Windows.
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DarthCloakedGuy Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2007
I love that system. Good memories, after I had beaten the game and started attacking Liberty Rogue bases for fun, I found the Omega-11 system. As I was returning from a mission, I passed by the criminal base near the West side of the system.

A cruise disrupter hit my ship, slowing it down and making it vulnerable to attack. Then they swarmed me. The moment I could break free of the disruptor, I'd charge it again. Then they'd hit me with another cruise disruptor. Then a missile. Then a hail of energy pulses.

My vision was lit up with all the blasterfire washing over my ship like a tide. Using my thrust, I juked continuously. The radiation was still eating at my hull. I had no nanobots or shield batteries remaining. Bang. I was hit. Bang Bang. My hull was weakening, beginning to buckle. I didn't think I could take another hit and still make it to Solarius before the radiation ate through the Swiss cheese I previously called my hull.

I caught sight of Solarius. I kept running and wading through the angry sea of energy blasts that were slowly losing speed.


Then the fire ceased. I had made it to Solarius. My ship was a mess. It was on fire all over. But I had made it.

Wow. Best gaming experience ever.
siv Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2008
Quite a story told. Ah, memories.

Thanks for the comment =)
DarthCloakedGuy Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2008
No problem.
frozenfire Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2003
You do have great potential talent, glad to have you onboard DA.
siv Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2003
Thanks for the comment =D

I'm glad to hear when people think my stuff is good. Although... I think Omega-11 is pretty mediocre as far as my work goes. Oh well. =P

Thanks again ^^
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