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  1. Forever Light

    Universal Combat - First Impressions

    quote:Originally posted by trix9000: just being honest.... I think the graphics look about 3-4 years old and very dated. The various models in the game are rendered with a very low poly count. The planets look very sparse and undetailed. If you look at a game like star wars galaxies, the planetscape is beautiful. In UC there is only like a few types of trees, the ground foliage looks positively awful. The tree trunks on the the tree look like 16x16 textures, scaled down and then placed on the trunks. Basically the planets look very sparse and ugly. The space scenes are an improvement but still are not even in the same ballpark or even league of games like homeworld 2 or Eve. The problem with the graphics mostly stems from the poor quality textures, and the general lack of detail. Maybe some static meshes could have been added or something to add some detail. Up close everything looks bad. Like I said these graphics would have been fine like 3 years ago but today they dont really impress. Still though cool game overall, just saying my honest opinion please dont flame me for blasphemizing your supreme commander and his team. Hmm nice attitude to debut your induction into the BC community. Dont forget in this world gameplay trumps graphics. Considering the fact the planets are actual planets hundreds of thousands of square kilometers in size I am suprised even so much as stick trees could be rendered. As for low polycount and whatnot on models I think the minute you get into a huge land or space battle your computer will be begging to end it all and will be grateful for the models not being "bleeding edge" quality. Maybe one day when we all have graphics processors over a terabyte in size we can have the massive details we want so bad with BC titles.
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    Is anyone buying the game?

    quote:Originally posted by Antares: -I docked at GALCOM with prisoners and intruders on board. After launching, I had NEGative Experience points. Eh? You lose exp points when docking with a station while you have hostiles running rampant over the ship. Station security probably doesnt take lightly to go through the trouble of rounding those guys up since its not their job to play pest control.
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    UC Dev Status - Ship it or give it another month?

    Dear Lord, they must be insane. If they had just left everything alone with the original plan BCG would be on our computers and DC would be rolling in their share of the dough. But NOOOO!! We want to rebrand the title....we want to release the RC1 build....now we want to fiddle with the price at the expense of 3000AD delaying it even further and potentially crippling it forever. How can they expect the developer to support something they wont be paid to support...unless they dont care which seems to obviously be the case. What we have here is a lack of communication on DC's part. They wont just sit down and talk about their concerns...they want to play the "big publisher" like EA and do what they want. Ive never forgiven EA for what they did to westwood (/mourn Renegade) but in the long run it was Westwood's fault for selling out. I had high hopes for the 3000ad/DC relationship. Was seeming to be one bent upon mutual concern. 3000AD would make the game they want the way they want and DC would take care of the business/financial part. It would have been a beautiful relationship but apparently it was not to be. I dont want to buy a 3000ad product but not have the legendary support of 3000ad. If necessary I will wait till UC Gold becomes a possibility. Something that doesnt have 100% of 3000ad backing wont have my backing. I might just have to go back into Hibernation and wait for hints of UC Gold or BCO or whatever comes next. SC might just have to start his own Publisher....if want something done right you need to do it yourself. Hey, perhaps he could even publish for other developers just wanting to make their games the way they want. Sure its a long shot in the fog but it could happen. Its all about integrity. Make games based on integrity and have a publisher willing to respect that integrity. Ahh well. Perhaps its a just a dream gone too far. Even if that dream did come true UC is tied up at this point. Lets just hope SC can convince Dreamcatcher to see reason once again....there is hope. P.S. Heh..."Dreamcatcher"... Kinda an oxymoron at this point. Should be more like Dreamcrusher. Maybe maybe they will live up to their name or maybe maybe they will change their name to fit their actions.
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    UC Dev Status - Ship it or give it another month?

    Dear Lord, they must be insane. If they had just left everything alone with the original plan BCG would be on our computers and DC would be rolling in their share of the dough. But NOOOO!! We want to rebrand the title....we want to release the RC1 build....now we want to fiddle with the price at the expense of 3000AD delaying it even further and potentially crippling it forever. How can they expect the developer to support something they wont be paid to support...unless they dont care which seems to obviously be the case. What we have here is a lack of communication on DC's part. They wont just sit down and talk about their concerns...they want to play the "big publisher" like EA and do what they want. Ive never forgiven EA for what they did to westwood (/mourn Renegade) but in the long run it was Westwood's fault for selling out. I had high hopes for the 3000ad/DC relationship. Was seeming to be one bent upon mutual concern. 3000AD would make the game they want the way they want and DC would take care of the business/financial part. It would have been a beautiful relationship but apparently it was not to be. I dont want to buy a 3000ad product but not have the legendary support of 3000ad. If necessary I will wait till UC Gold becomes a possibility. Something that doesnt have 100% of 3000ad backing wont have my backing. I might just have to go back into Hibernation and wait for hints of UC Gold or BCO or whatever comes next. SC might just have to start his own Publisher....if want something done right you need to do it yourself. Hey, perhaps he could even publish for other developers just wanting to make their games the way they want. Sure its a long shot in the fog but it could happen. Its all about integrity. Make games based on integrity and have a publisher willing to respect that integrity. Ahh well. Perhaps its a just a dream gone too far. Even if that dream did come true UC is tied up at this point. Lets just hope SC can convince Dreamcatcher to see reason once again....there is hope. P.S. Heh..."Dreamcatcher"... Kinda an oxymoron at this point. Should be more like Dreamcrusher. Maybe maybe they will live up to their name or maybe maybe they will change their name to fit their actions.
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    UC's first rating on Yahoo

    I noticed the yahoo one was removed earlier but apparently hes back at it again. Might just report again whomever did it last time.
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    Bush grabs new powers for FBI

    Fun stuff. But its sure scary to think of the long term consequences. This needs to be revoked asap and I would be concerned as to why the current administration thinks this is a good thing. I have been supportive of the Bush administration on most points so far but little by little things like this make me more concerned. Id like a "fireside chat" to find out the motivations and intended purposes of such a thing. To see what reasoning is behind it. edit: oh and on a side note its nice to see SC in a light hearted mood. Not often its very apparent. Must be that upcoming vacation. (Or is it over already?)
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    Take 2 in trouble. Again

    It takes you to reg for the NY times since you dont have a registration.
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    Behavior Modification 101

    Deeper thought would be to consider how degraded society is that people will pay an administrator of a concentration camp to raise their kids and administer courtesy and values for them. 25-30 years ago nobody would have even dreamed of this for their or anybody elses kids. Has America (and maybe UK) degraded to such a point that we need to export our kids to small countries for re-wiring? Didnt recall anyone mentioning any other people at those places except American kids. Pretty sad.
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    An update on my life.

    Thats a good time to get a tape recorder going in case it ever comes to a legal battle...although thats not something anyone wants to think about. And wouldnt be wise to let the wife know you are recording. Ill pray for ya as well. Both that your wife think clearly/rationally and you continue to have patience in regard to her.
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    Night at the movies - The Two Towers

    I recently aquired the "directors cut" for the Fellowship of the Ring. That movie is over 3 hours long. Throughout the entirety it adds about 30+ minutes of film they had to cut out to make it short enough for the theatre. In my own opinion its much better and adds many details that would be found in the book. Movie even starts different with a portion called "concerning hobbits" that is similar to the start of the LoTR books. For some that never read the LoTR books the movie might feel....overly long. But those familiar with the book its a far cry better than the theatre release. I look forward to aquiring the directors cut for the 2 towers because certain details like the ents (and hurons) assisting with the battle of helms deep are included.
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    An update on my life.

    As are mine.
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    The PTA turret sweet spot

    ya Sunflash PTA is awesome. I just wish the sunflash came with more than 5 marines or id use nothing else
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    Blame The Game? AGAIN!?

    Probably wont say anything because for the longest time their idea of a violent game was doom. Would take lots of publicity for them to notice anything else now that they are fixated upon GTA. If you think about it worse things than GTA or Doom have come and gone with little to no notice...like Soldier of Fortune 1&2, Hitman 1&2, even Half-Life would fall under their classification of a ultra violent game. (Half-Life would be likely due to the violence against american soldiers)
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    Blame The Game? AGAIN!?

    Oh dear. People just dont learn. Rated M means young boys shouldnt be allowed to have access to that type of material.
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    Universal Combat - Its Now Official

    Ooo this will be interesting to see. Ill anxiously watch for the demo as well.
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    State Of Grace - The Next Big Thing

    Despite the name change or even various gameplay changes im sure it will be fine. This still is SC's game afterall and he always takes pride in all his products. The idea of change hasnt dampened my interest and if anything im curious as to what various modifications are being made.
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    State Of Grace - The Next Big Thing

    Good luck SC. Im sure things will turn out alright. I for one am confident everything will be fine as long as the game itself is one that you would want to play and are satisfied in the end result. Names mean nothin as long as the game is what you want it to be.
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    Homeworld 2

    Homeworld 2 Its gone Gold! Due September 16th this is one of the few titles ive actually been looking forward to besides BCG, BCO and Half-Life 2.
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    Homeworld 2

    Dont forget you can also designate groups of units with CTRL+1 (1-0). Once done so that is called group one and if you tap the 1 key twice it will center your view on the ships in that particular group.
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    Verisign screws the pooch

    Userfriendly heh
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    AMD Opteron: 64 bit chip

    Ya SC. By the time BCO is ready to be released you will have more computing power than you will know what to do with hehe.
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    Homeworld 2

    Ive always held the homeworld games in high regard. The single player missions for old homeworld still strike a tone with me. Although I have always had some difficulty adjusting to multiplayer. It always was a bit tougher for me to get the hang of a good strategy and implement it successfully. Its easier for me to get overwhelmed with a massive battle with frigates, carriers, fighters, corvettes, all these different ships that need great multitask ability to use effectivly. I havent tested it but when telling a mixed fleet of ships to attack I havent been able to tell if certain ships make a beeline for enemies they are most likely to be... "geared" to kill. Like in a battle the frigates automatically take a preference to the corvettes, fighters preferr the cap ships or other fighters, corvettes beeline for the fighters ect.. Ill have to play with that a bit and see if they do display a preference on ships they would find it easier to kill.
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    GUcomics - absolutely hilarious

    Ya I read GU comics every day when I get to work. Its one of the few I check every day.
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    Homeworld 2

    Gameplay itself is an improvement. Its more complicated than ever since almost no ship you build will be totally obsolete. Fighters are effective against cap ships, corvettes are effective against fighters, frigates against corvettes, cap ships against frigates. Many variations along that line since there are flak frigates which are sure effective against fighters but not so much against anything else. But one thing for certain it expands upon the rock/paper/scissors combat in great magnitude. And this is only the demo. Ill end up getting this one when its released but I can only hope to have enough time to actually play since the multiplay games and singleplayer missions all drag out to what seems like an eternity. Depending on how much free time you have that may or may not be a good thing. I played a multiplayer game with a friend of mine and that one game in the demo map took a few hours. If a player plays carefully there are many places to go out in space where a single carrier can hide. Which is fun for the person with the carrier but stinks for the person trying to find him in a massive 8 player map. On that point im speaking figuratively since I havent seen any homeworld 2 8 player maps. But I can imagine in a map like old homeworld's "hyperspace arena" the games could go on a looong time...
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    Homeworld 2

    Demo now available at Fileplanet Fileplanet downloads are pretty fast once you get through the wait time. Think you need to be logged in with fileplanet/gamespy id first though.
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