Proto:StarCraft/StarCraft beta 12.24.97 D/Unused Graphics
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The Starcraft Beta contains graphics for a lot of units that were cut. In the final game the graphics for some of these units are missing and they will cause a crash. Some portraits are also slightly different. Of interest are many of the graphics for the hidden Independent race and for many of the units that cause a crash in the final game.
This is an early rendition of Arcturus Mengsk.
This portrait was the Advisor for the unused fourth race: Independent.
When the race was scrapped, this portrait was recycled for the Science Vessel.
The Raider was eventually modified in the expansion Brood War to become the Terran Valkyrie.
This appears to be an early Hatchery wireframe with text overlayed on top.
This is an odd vehicle that is completely cut and has no sprites.
Only this wireframe exists.
This odd wireframe seems to represent an early unit, what unit it was is a mystery as it no longer has sprites.
This unit is also present in the smaller wireframes used for unit groups.
This is the wireframe for the cut Gunship unit, unlike the wireframes for the Raider and Cargo ship, this cannot be seen in the retail game.
Early Ion Cannon
This early rendition of the Ion Cannon appears to have some additional attachment around it, reminiscent of legs, perhaps it was a mobile unit once?
Dragoon in Motion
This one is quite peculiar as it appears to be a wireframe of a Dragoon in motion, wireframes do not change when units move, however this wireframe has been observed in images dating back to 1996, implying that originally they were intended to.
In addition to these, a lot of placeholder Wireframes exist, these are simply yellow text. The following Placeholder Wireframes exist:
- "Blank" (There's a lot of these!)
- "Merc Gun Ship"
- "Badlands Critter"
- "Space Critter"
- "Jump Gate"