Star Citizen dataminer uncovers massive city model and brings it to life

By Jamie Dalzell
14 September 2016 01:56 GMT

While players were busy mining asteroids, Max was datamining Star Citizen’s files.

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PCGamesN reports that one crafty dataminer has managed to uncover a gigantic, sprawling 3D model of one of Star Citizen’s sci-fi cities within the game’s files.

Called ‘Terra Prime v2’, the city asset was extracted from the game’s Patch v2.5 update, before being reconstructed and then uploaded to 3D model sharing site Sketchfab by Max, who had to compress the massive city into a measly 200MB to fall under Sketchfab’s file size limitations.

Max notes that the file – like the city itself – is huge, consuming almost 2GB of RAM. So make sure you’re on a beefy enough laptop or desktop before you buckle in for your virtual space tour of Terra Prime V2.

The interactive viewer below lets you do just this, while the video above gives you a behind the scenes look at just how Max carried out this herculean task.

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