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Rare/Lost Virtua Fighter 3 Wallpapers & Artwork

Discussion in 'General' started by Thesch28, Apr 14, 2018.

  1. Thesch28

    Thesch28 New Member

    So after watching a very old Akira combo video from 2006 (this one: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2QKEBV6xyhI)
    I found some VF3 artwork and a wallpaper i've never seen before in it, so i decided to make a quick image search since i like VF3 also because i never see much artwork of it, so after searching for a while a stumbled across 3 VERY old pages 2 of them being Japanese, Here are the links:

    SEGA's Old VF3 page: https://web.archive.org/web/20010602021812/http://www.sega.co.jp:80/AM2/
    Taka Arashi HomePage: http://www.oocities.org/timessquare/arcade/9553/taka.html
    Download section of an old VF3 JP blog: http://raymanworld.tripod.com/download.htm

    I have uploaded some of the images i found at this Imgur link: https://imgur.com/a/jSOXS
    But feel free to take a look at the old pages and download stuff from them.

    So here are some of the images I found!
    First we have some images of what it seems to be a VF calendar!
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    Here We have some character portraits.
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    And i also found renders of the Stages.
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    As you can see these Images are very high quality for 1997 standards, some of these images seems to have appear on a section of SEGA's page called (Weekly Virtua Fighter) where it seems they used to post VF related images mostly VF3, I also was able to find some other cool stuff and that's some BETA renders of some old unused costume that got removed in the final version of VF3!

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    Ok so now we have some Good Quality VF3 Artwork!
    But that doesn't mean we found everything! in fact it seems these 3 images are lost since their links no longer exist!
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    There's also this Jacky one which, i could find but not in it's original quality from the SEGA Site, but "the Macintosh link works for the Dural and Jacky images" but they are compressed in some weird format called .hqx I tried to uncompress them with a program to find another file with a weird mac format called .sit which i don't if it's another compression format, i don't know if this formats can be used with modern macs or of some mac users are even familiar with them but if anyone is then it would be nice if you tried to convert these to PNG and shared them on this post.
    upload_2018-4-14_17-55-36.png
    It also seems that there was a Zip file which contained all the 12 calendar wallpapers! But apparently the links for it are also dead :( and yes the Macintosh one is dead too... This means that the Lau wallpaper will be the hardest one to find.
    upload_2018-4-14_18-2-26.png
    I would appreciate if someone helped me to find these images, as you can see that Akira combo video had some Artwork from the Page so maybe there might be some people on the internet who still have these wallpapers (hopefully on their original quality) so far the only people i could think of that might have the images are the creators of the Taka-Arashi HomePage or the guy who made that Akira combo video but of course there's still a chance they lost them at this point but who knows.
    So in case you know someone who might have the missing wallpapers or if you happen to have them i would really appreciate if you shared them if possible, Anyways Thanks to everyone who read this whole post and thanks to (Made Man) for recommending me VFDC to post this, hopefully we will find the missing calendar wallpapers and maybe even more stuff!
    (Edit)
    The Dural & Jacky .pict have been found thanks to (KakiharaTheTerrible) from the Virtua Revival discord now only the only missing calendar images are the Lau/September & All/December
    ones, I would really appreciate if someone helped me to find these.
     

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    Last edited: Apr 16, 2018 at 12:52 AM
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  2. MadeManG74

    MadeManG74 Moderator Staff Member Silver Supporter

    Nice find, this is really cool stuff! I love the unused costumes especailly!
    @oneida have you seen this?
     
  3. Thesch28

    Thesch28 New Member

    UPDATE the Jacky and Dural .pict files have been converted to PNG thanks to (KakiharaTheTerrible) from the Virtua Revival Discord, you can find these two at the Imgur album.
    upload_2018-4-15_22-30-23.png

    upload_2018-4-15_22-30-40.png
    With that only the Lau and ALL wallpapers are left, if someone has these images on their original quality please share them on this post if possible.
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  4. MadeManG74

    MadeManG74 Moderator Staff Member Silver Supporter

    That's really cool, thanks for adding the latest, Thesch!
     
  5. oneida

    oneida Long Arm of the Lau Staff Member Silver Supporter Media Manager

    PSN:
    oneida_vf
    XBL:
    oneida1
  6. Femto

    Femto Well-Known Member

    Aren't these from the Sega Saturn CG portraits CD for the Sega Saturn. I remember seeing some of these in an old (ANCIENT) EGM where Saturn VF2 had a huge review and couple pages dedicated to it
     
  7. Seminasuke

    Seminasuke Well-Known Member

    XBL:
    Seminasuke
    That Shun outfit is the dorkiest thing ever...and I'll main him if they bring it back.
     

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