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by Ghastly
Sat Jun 04, 2011 3:27 pm
Forum: Other Games
Topic: 19 Days until Duke is out of the box
Replies: 24
Views: 2984

Re: 19 Days until Duke is out of the box

My guess is that it will suffer from excessive detail and effects (like most games now) and you will find yourself set against 1 or 2 enemy's most of the time (or have your framerate crushed), rather than the hordes possible in the original. This was doom3's problem, I don't want to admire the deta...
by Ghastly
Sat Jun 04, 2011 3:08 am
Forum: Other Games
Topic: 19 Days until Duke is out of the box
Replies: 24
Views: 2984

Re: 19 Days until Duke is out of the box

Honestly, it seems like it's taking a lot of its mechanics from Halo (regenerating "health," two-weapons-only and grenades [pipe bombs], things like that). While there's nothing wrong with that exactly, it's veering drastically away from what made Duke Nukem 3D so fun. I miss the old arcade-y FPS ga...
by Ghastly
Fri Jun 03, 2011 4:22 pm
Forum: Other Games
Topic: Frozen Synapse
Replies: 3
Views: 583

Re: Frozen Synapse

Psychedelic Rhino wrote:I'm afraid to even try it, as it may introduce another time sink in my life. :roll:
Being a turn-based, play-by-email sort of thing, it doesn't take a huge amount of time, like Starcraft or similar games. Unless you play ten games simultaneously, but I don't think even the top players do that. :P
by Ghastly
Thu Jun 02, 2011 3:37 am
Forum: Other Games
Topic: Frozen Synapse
Replies: 3
Views: 583

Frozen Synapse

REALLY interesting new indie game. I'll let TotalBiscuit, the popular Starcraft 2 commentator, sell it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9jJrUY27O0Y Been playing this for a few days, and I'm really enjoying it. The learning curve isn't very steep, and its gameplay mechanics mean games can take 30 seco...
by Ghastly
Thu May 05, 2011 7:06 pm
Forum: Battlezone 2 Mod Making
Topic: List of tutorials?
Replies: 1
Views: 439

List of tutorials?

Is there a list of BattleZone 2 mapping and modding tutorials? I know the very basics of the editor, but not scripting, weapon-making or anything else. I've been considering taking up deathmatch/strategy mapping and maybe modding, though I won't even consider making a full mod, yet (I did think up a...
by Ghastly
Wed May 04, 2011 7:44 pm
Forum: Off Topic Board
Topic: Anyone know how to extract information from a DLL?
Replies: 10
Views: 1204

Re: Anyone know how to extract information from a DLL?

Give me $11,000, an empty, soundproof/isolated storage container, a chair, rope/chains, a brick and a hive of fire ants and I can extract the information you need.

(Sorry, couldn't resist.)
by Ghastly
Wed May 04, 2011 1:38 am
Forum: Off Topic Board
Topic: My Youtube
Replies: 1
Views: 364

My Youtube

I apologize for shamelessly advertising (actually, if I apologize, I guess it isn't shameless, but whatever). If this is against any rules (and I couldn't find any against this, specifically), then go ahead and lock/etc. it. I've been trying to get more publicity without resorting to Facebook-like "...
by Ghastly
Tue May 03, 2011 1:32 am
Forum: Battlezone 2 Mod Playing
Topic: Forgotten Enemies
Replies: 27
Views: 4062

Re: Forgotten Enemies

What part, exactly? If you mean the Nadir drones, they're tough in that they have chainguns (not totally sure. Orange miniguns :P), but they usually come alone, aside from a few waves at the very end. If you're having trouble with the gun tower, use your Advanced Shadow missile to snipe it (can't re...
by Ghastly
Sun May 01, 2011 1:13 pm
Forum: Battlezone 2 Mod Playing
Topic: Big list of BZ2 Mods
Replies: 266
Views: 68143

Re: Big list of BZ2 Mods

Is there a list anywhere of in-development mods?
by Ghastly
Fri Apr 29, 2011 10:46 pm
Forum: Battlezone 1 Discussion
Topic: WE CAN EJECT INTO THE BASE FROM HERE
Replies: 25
Views: 4665

Re: WE CAN EJECT INTO THE BASE FROM HERE

The newest versions of FRAPS seem to have much less impact than before, though the vast amount of data it outputs can put a serious strain on your computer. Based on my test recording, FRAPS writes out about one bype per pixel per frame, which is almost 20MB/s at 640x480 and 60FPS. In essence, your...
by Ghastly
Wed Apr 27, 2011 4:15 pm
Forum: Off Topic Board
Topic: Supermegaultra Battle of the Social Networks!!
Replies: 15
Views: 1642

Re: Supermegaultra Battle of the Social Networks!!

FaceBook is like prison. You spend your time doing nothing, writing on walls and getting poked by people you don't know.
by Ghastly
Wed Apr 27, 2011 1:52 pm
Forum: Battlezone 2 Discussion
Topic: What, exactly, are the Scions?
Replies: 37
Views: 3740

Re: What, exactly, are the Scions?

Zero Angel wrote:Lots of things are called Cerberus in BZ2/FE
The ruined Cthonian walker that you see on Venus in BattleZone 1 that you reverse-engineer walker technology from was called the Cerberus, as well.
by Ghastly
Tue Apr 26, 2011 5:58 pm
Forum: Battlezone 2 Discussion
Topic: What, exactly, are the Scions?
Replies: 37
Views: 3740

Re: What, exactly, are the Scions?

Zero Angel wrote:I think it was established in FE that the Cerberi were the creation of the Mother God thing, which was basically Core's AI that ejected from the planet and went berserk after Braddock nuked Core.
How would the Core AI come into the Hadean's possession, and how would the Hadeans get control of it?
by Ghastly
Tue Apr 26, 2011 3:56 pm
Forum: Battlezone 2 Discussion
Topic: What, exactly, are the Scions?
Replies: 37
Views: 3740

Re: What, exactly, are the Scions?

AHadley wrote:Since second- and third-generation Scions exist
They'd have to. I wouldn't imagine the original Black Dog squadron alone was large enough to fight as much as they do in BZ2, especially not after 40 years if they couldn't reproduce. Even so, there still aren't a lot of them.
by Ghastly
Tue Apr 26, 2011 1:38 am
Forum: Battlezone 2 Mod Playing
Topic: Some difficulty with Uler
Replies: 21
Views: 3041

Re: Some difficulty with Uler

Vearie wrote:Make rats, 5 rats can kill a lot faster than 5 guntowers if placed correctly.
Still, the gun towers are a lot more durable. My turrets are dying faster than I can replace them, and the terrain around the one accessible scrap pool is murder on the turrets.