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    • Dusting Off The Account

      10 months ago

      urbanLT

      Wow it's been forever. Who's still around here?

    • Art Pad: Nostalgia Evolved

      10 years ago

      urbanLT

      Ha. Anyone remember this fad from way back in the day?

      artpad.art.com/gallery/?kd0ymq1cy23s

      turn the speed all the way up

      Edit: wow the hell... I haven't updated this one for over a year. This calls for a celebration I guess...

    • 1/285th scale wargaming

      in Forums > 1/285th scale wargaming | Follow this topic

      urbanLT

      Well, I recently got turned onto the 1/285th scale for war gaming. I"ve done Warhammer 40k, and I've done a home brewed 1/35th scale modern warfare game. In both cases, you might be able to get your force to about the size of one or two platoons (exception, Imp Guard) plus a handful of vehicles, before the game starts to really dig into your pockets. 1/285th scale is much smaller and therefore the battles can scale up to battalion or even division size without costing more than a couple hundred.

      For those of you who aren't familiar with the scale system, 1 is the scale of the model in relation to the real world, and 285 is the scale in the game world, for instance, a vehicle model one inch long would represent a vehicle in game with a length of 285 inches. Infantry in the game are at an average of 6mm tall (thats the size of an airsoft bb), and most units are relatively cheap. 5 tanks from GHQ (or any land vehicle from GHQ for that matter) cost 10 dollars unpainted.

      because of the scale you can achieve, 1/285th style wargaming is used to act out battles from a wide range of eras, from napoleanic, to the civil war, to world war II to modern times.

      I'm just curious if anyone else on here has had any experience with 1/285 scale gaming, as I'm just ordering my first units now.

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    • If Xbox Live problems persist...

      in Forums > If Xbox Live problems persist... | Follow this topic

      urbanLT

      ...they could seriously interfere with GBWL matches. Is there anything on our end we can do about this?

      In the past week, during practices, I've gotten heavy lag, players dropping out, players not being able to join, and for some reason, half of my team can't hear me. o.0

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    • Where Are the FRAKKIN backups?????

      11 years ago

      urbanLT

      Okay, a couple weeks ago, I was rendering late at night/early in the morning, and while waiting for the render to happen, I decided to work on a script in CELTX. I got pretty far. Perhaps a near final first half of scene 1. So I thought I had saved, but apparently I was wrong because a few hours later the power in the house cut for 5 seconds, shutting off my computer, and only now have I had the chance to go back and try and work more on the script to find not a single trace of evidence of me ever working on it. WHY THE HELL DOESNT CELTX HAVE BACKUPS!!!!!!!

    • Did you think me defeated???

      11 years ago

      urbanLT

      I'm still alive and still here on RT. For those of you who still remember who the hell I am, thanks, and I hope to chat with you alot more often.

      So lets see, whats going on...

      I got a relatively new alienware. Okay, its 1.5 years old, but its WAY better than what I was using before. So now I've got a new computer, a copy of 3DS Max 9 (I still use blender for actual modeling), and Americas Army because I love that game. I've been promoted to Captain in ROTC, and I've joined a 3D animation class.

      I turn 17 on December 5th, which will mark my ability to go to R rated movies and buy M rated games without the assistance of a parental unit. It will also mark my enlistment in the US Army National Guard, beginning my career in the military.

      I am also beginning work on a halo 3D animation project. Its Called "Halo: Brothers In Arms" Unlike ITSOH which was an impossible task set by a disorganized team, this will a bit more realistic goalwise. This will be a three parter, unlike the at least 20 episodes I saw planned for ITSoH. The three parts are currently named "Press On" "Homecoming" and "Boarding Action". Also, I'll be going relatively solo on this one. I might ask for some help on certain parts like textures, webhosting, and of course, voice acting and music scores.

      Almost all of the models will be built from scratch by me. If you see something that looks like I ripped it out of halo 1, 2 or 3, that will be because I imported the game model and then made an almost exact copy from scratch (often times with some modifications). Painstaking yes, but also a lot more legal.

      This is really early on, in fact a bit too early to start up the hype machine (and I've learned that if you build the hype too early, people will grow impatient and lose interest.) but I just wanted to put this out there for those interested in getting involved.

      Thats it for now, I've got rendering to do.

    • New pics, please comment

      12 years ago

      urbanLT

      New pics up. Please... go... comment. Now!

      I mean it!

      Stop reading!

      Go already!

      Go

      Go..

      Go.

      Go!

      GO!

      GO!!!!!

      GO GO GO!!!

      GOGOGOGOGOGOGOGO!!!!!!!!

    • HALO 3 CUSTOM GAMES

      12 years ago

      urbanLT

      If anyone wants to play a halo 3 custom game, join my party NOW!

    • Early Screenshots

      12 years ago

      urbanLT

      Update:

      We've got some early screens of the first level. Some things are place holders. Some of these placeholders are obvious (the ships) and some are a little more subtle (the monotextured land). I'm pretty proud of how I got the water to turn out, although I'm not sure if I want to keep it that way and just animate waves, or whether I want to do some more to it.

      estestestscene.jpg

      estestestscene1.jpg

      estestestscene2.jpg

      estestestscene3.jpg

      estestestscene4.jpg

      Also here is a UN Light Infantry model:

      UN_INF_MODEL_DEMO.jpg

    • Halo shooting vs. Real shooting

      12 years ago

      urbanLT

      Warning: if you dont know shooting terms and techniques, some of this may be lost on you.

      Alright, here is an average sniping session with me in halo (this happens in both 2 and 3 for me):

      *I scope in and aquire a target
      *I line up my shot
      *I squeeze the trigger
      *My scope zooms out and I loose the ability to follow through.

      You're probably wondering why my scope zooms out? Well, heres why. In shooting a real gun, you dont pull the trigger, you squeeze it, that way you wont pull the gun back as you pull back on the trigger, as the rest of your hand is counteracting the backwards motion. Anyone who does otherwise is either foolish or posesses inhuman reflex control. I've shot real guns quite alot, so this has become second nature. In halo, my trigger (right) finger is on the trigger, and my right thumb is on the thumbstick that controls my looking and zooms/unzooms the scope. When I go for a shot, I squeeze my trigger hand, causing me to click the thumbstick and zoom out, loosing my followthrough. This may seem foolish to those who have only taken up virtual arms, but I imagine those of you who shoot for sport, hunt, or defense are either nodding in pitty or nodding in agreement.

      I know micro$oft isnt going to change their controler just for people like me, but does anyone else think this is a problem in halo, and does anyone have any ideas how to fix this problem?

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  • Comments (80)

    • fritzmonkey

      10 years ago

      No, that was lost when my laptop's hard drive died.

      Post edited 1/05/09 4:41AM

    • cptcraiker

      10 years ago

      Listen I'm less than 24 hours from going to Iraq, and I also used to be a cadet. I decided to be enlisted instead, I should go to the NCO board when I get back, here's my tips for you. 1. listen to your NCO's espically your platoon sargent, if he's not a combat vet He's been around long enough to know what to do. That's pretty much it I'm sure you'll know what to do when the time comes. Meanwhile stay low and shoot back.

    • DivaLindsey

      10 years ago

      hi! how are you?

    • JackassIam

      10 years ago

      Yes, but the redistribution Obama wants is to actually take large amounts of money from companies (yes companies who employee people). He does this guess what? The companies have to do something to make up for the losses, quickest and simplest way to do that is to lay off employees. Lay off employees in the lower class taxes have to be raised again to afford to shelter them all.

      In theory his system is nice, but in practice its the basis for socialism.

      His plan could start a slippery slide into everyone deciding it isn't worth it to work anymore because the government will make their lives happy.

    • JackassIam

      10 years ago

      Umm, what about the redistribution of wealth isn't socialistic? Its the first step down a very slippery slope towards socialism.

    • Jalnor

      10 years ago

      Alright? Just wondering if you'll have any time to work on this any time soon. I have a productions site on infinite re-register, if you need anywhere to host it.

    • DivaLindsey

      10 years ago

      hi! how are you?

    • gundam114

      10 years ago

      Mate, get online ASAP, I need to speak to you ASAP.

    • Jalnor

      11 years ago

      Alright, Alex? Long time no speak... I'm just trawling my friends list and attention-whoring...
      I don't know if you've been silently following its progress, but I've been working on animating a Stargate fanfic called Stargate New Flight... and we're a few hands short of a team. (We do plan to get it officially sanctioned) You fancy lending a hand with any part of it?
      Details in my journal!

    • redsucks2224

      11 years ago

      Hey thanks for the support man, I really appreciate it. Anyway hows everything goin on in your life?

    • redsucks2224

      11 years ago

      Hey whats up

    • Stoite

      11 years ago

      Yep.

    • Stoite

      11 years ago

      Im jacking your old machinima's name.

      And will name a character Jake for homage of yours. Because mines going to get made.

    • John_234

      11 years ago

      True enough

    • John_234

      11 years ago

      ACUs need training

    • John_234

      11 years ago

      which in iitself is pretty sad

    • Melkor23 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      11 years ago

      For your team against mine (Death Incarnate) our best day would be Monday (1-19-08) anytime from 4:30PM EST- 10:00 PM EST, Tuesday through Saturday might work but i am not sure, same times on those days. Also sent this in email...

    • phantom12321 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      11 years ago

      no goggles because we waited till teh end of the game and did a staged run up the beach. all safeties on and such

    • noirakita

      11 years ago

      nooooo it's not cheesy at all. It's a bit artsy, but not cheesey.


      It will be out on DVD Feb. 5th.

    • noirakita

      11 years ago

      It's a musical love story, takes place in the sixties, all to Beatles songs. the characters are named after people from the songs.

    • noirakita

      11 years ago

      who? No, the actors name is Jim Sturgess.

    • Stoite

      11 years ago

      Raawwr.

    • GhostedTwice

      11 years ago

      Aww, IG is good, I prefer the Xenos crushing power of my power armor... And the Death Company's frenzied cries for the absolute obliteration of their enemies.... By the Blood of Sanguinius, Death! DEATH!!!

      *Blood Angels Rule* >:D

    • _dasan_

      11 years ago

      my evil plan it WOOOORRRKKKIINNGGG!!! *insert evil laugh here*

    • dnoginizr

      11 years ago

      sweet ya i have a few guns check them out in my journal

    • CaptZodiac

      11 years ago

      The best insult you came up with was jerk face? You bastard! tongue.png How goes life?

    • CaptZodiac

      11 years ago

      Hello fucker! What's new?

    • airsofter

      11 years ago

      None of the guns in thoes pictures are real there airsoft guns, i prefer my Boyi (yes its spelled right) M4 with red dot scope. its full metal and comes with working Silencer. what is your maker?

    • lickalot

      11 years ago

      lol some one did your home work nice!! i realy perfer the A.s.50

    • Jalnor

      11 years ago

      Alright? Will you be on Live tonight? It'd be nice to get you involved in Halo 3 RocketHammer Baseball bigsmile.png

    • PhoDacBiet

      12 years ago

      Haha, only in my dreams man, only in my dreams. smiley3.gif

    • CaptZodiac

      12 years ago

      Look who it is!

    • Laird

      12 years ago

      Can't read your message, resend.

    • Elnea FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      12 years ago

      Thanks! I hope there are other Halo musical fangirls out there. Maybe the article will draw them to us! And we can have a band. Like Josie and the Pussycats. But with Rocket Launchers!

      smiley0.gifsmiley0.gifsmiley0.gifsmiley0.gif

    • Jalnor

      12 years ago

      Ooh, a game... sadly, I'm not all that good with them - I'm a bit out of practice in the programming side of things and I'm still teaching myself particles with the links Fritzmonkey gave me LOL Let me know if you need any images or models that can come from Max or AutoCAD format. And I will, at some point, get back to your 'Mech. I'm getting a laptop today (with any luck) that can handle Max, so I can do that on the fly instead of waiting for lunch time at work wink.png

    • Jalnor

      12 years ago

      Yo, how's it going? Haven't heard from ya in a while.

    • CaptZodiac

      12 years ago

      Join my contest

    • Stoite

      12 years ago

      Hey, I need you to join Battle of the heavens. its like your failed war topic.

    • Boomer FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold RTX London Head Guardian

      12 years ago

      i must have seen every episode about a dozen times...it really is a revolution in political in/correctness.

      a masterpiece of cultural media

      (you can quote me on that if you like smiley8.gif )

      Post edited 4/08/07 7:31AM

    • cakezombie

      12 years ago

      You should see the entire skit. Google video this: Startgate SG-1 200 puppets. That'll have you really LYAO.

    • fritzmonkey

      12 years ago

      Its available online.

    • fritzmonkey

      12 years ago

      For stargate?

    • Stoite

      12 years ago

      Hey, join my battle of the heavens forum game.

    • rydia_wonder

      12 years ago

      Ohh, neat, hee hee! So it is like winning the lottery, ne? Only, you do not end up filthy stinkin' rich, hee hee! Ahh, nuts! =p

    • rydia_wonder

      12 years ago

      Hee hee! Thank you! =D I wonder how that happened... Do you know anything about it?

    • iamanalien08

      12 years ago

      i dont know if we are or not im not on the drill team but i could find out for you

    • haloGoddess

      12 years ago

      I have some pretty good photoshop skillz. I made that beta picture. I was already planing on making one for the people that bought Crackdown to get the beta! lol

    • charlie_chur

      12 years ago

      hey comment on one of my 3 new pics if u like invader zim

    • Traitor99

      12 years ago

      i'm doing "looks like we're gonna have to juuuuuuuump!!!" for then end when he jumps off of the agency tower

    • rydia_wonder

      12 years ago

      Ha ha ha... So I just watched ALL of that Joe Chief/Halos in Space animation until the music stopped, ah haa... Hee hee: "And then boom happened?" And he went "explodd?" Hee hee hee!! This is sooo much like the stuff my nephew likes to draw, he he. Was it intended to be, like, an animation that a kid would do?? umm... if not, I am really sorry for saying that, I just think it's cute, ha ha. =p

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