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Unit Portrait
Nov 6 2020, 1:12 am
By: JumpStart  

Nov 6 2020, 1:12 am JumpStart Post #1



Hey, guys. I was just messing around with the mpq veiwer in Starcraft and I found this unit portrait on my disc. Does anyone know what it is or why it's there? Thanks in advance.

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Nov 6 2020, 1:29 am DarkenedFantasies Post #2

Roy's Secret Service

An unused "independent" unit from an early beta version of the game. It's there because Blizzard don't clean up after themselves. There are a bunch of other cut assets still included in the release MPQs, some of which are rather bemusing as to why they weren't used, like a protoss stargate building response and arbiter death sound.




Nov 6 2020, 1:43 am JumpStart Post #3



That's interesting to see. From what I've seen there were a few unused sound files on Scmdraft2 as well that also weren't included. It's kind of a shame to see cut content from the game that could've been added in to make up for the already used developement time.



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Nov 6 2020, 5:22 am IlyaSnopchenko Post #4

The Curious

It's a pity the Merc Biker isn't animated, wonder what kind of animation it might've had.



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Nov 7 2020, 8:41 pm JumpStart Post #5



Quote from IlyaSnopchenko
It's a pity the Merc Biker isn't animated, wonder what kind of animation it might've had.
If I had to guess it would probably include one part where he turns his head off to the side just like all the other Terran portaits have.



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