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browncoat1984
browncoat1984 Feb 2 2012, 12:56am replied:

20 seconds into the mission? Then what's the point of the mission when its over so fast (either way)?

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browncoat1984
browncoat1984 Feb 2 2012, 12:55am says:

What I posted isn't so much complaints as it is things that should be improved in future releases. I certainly hope that they aren't calling this a final release as there's a lot of stuff that could be polished for an even better experience, and the installer needs some serious improvements as well for a really professional feel.

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browncoat1984
browncoat1984 Feb 2 2012, 12:53am says:

At least YOUR installer doesn't automatically restart my computer!

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browncoat1984
browncoat1984 Feb 1 2012, 3:39pm says:

@formerlyknownasMrCP - there's Darthmod for Empire and Shogun2 as well.

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browncoat1984
browncoat1984 Feb 1 2012, 12:19am says:

Keep up the great work guys! I love games like this, Red Alert: A Path Beyond and Renegade X that continue the themes/ideas from the original Renegade. I was always disappointed that EA/Westwood never capitalized on Renegade and made it a bigger franchise, if they did it right I feel it could easily have overtaken Battlefield as EA's dominant multiplayer FPS series. Renegade ideas from Battlefield 1942 before that game came out.

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browncoat1984
browncoat1984 Feb 1 2012, 12:15am says:

I bought all the Total War games on sales via Steam but haven't really dug into them much yet. I loved Rome though....the DarthMod series of mods seems great, would you recommend I start with the DarthMod, and does it work with Steam?

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browncoat1984
browncoat1984 Jan 29 2012, 11:22pm says:

Okay, so I managed to get to the objective where you have to protect the MIRLS convoy. First, it randomly failed on me. I had no way to tell what the health was of the MIRLS convoy. Then, the next time I tried it, it randomly....completed on me? I had no idea what was going on but I just got annoyed and quit the game. I can see that there are a lot of great ideas here, but you should've waited a few months, had more people beta test it and polished it a LOT more before release because it feels very rough around the edges. If this thing is polished, the installer is fixed and the menu issues are fixed it could be a really fun game.

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browncoat1984
browncoat1984 Jan 29 2012, 10:45pm says:

There was an enemy vehicle near the shoreline. I promptly destroyed it with....a few shots of my machine gun? That HARDLY feels realistic. What about adding in an objective or something to find a rocket launcher or something to blow it up with? Anyway, I went past the humvee and was going to explore a bit...only to hit a "leaving battlefield area" and promptly died before I could even turn around and go back. Gee, thanks. So within the first objective I died twice, and its not because of difficulty. Even battlefield 3 gives you some time to turn around and head back if you go to far. And I was disappointed too because the whole point of Renegade was to be able to explore large open areas.

I really want this to suceede but it feels like at best an early alpha. Like you guys just had to have a release so you rushed it through the door. Did anybody beyond the initial team beta test this to give you some impressions? I mean, it seems to be missing some features that almost anybody whose ever played an FPS would expect and FPS to have, - save/reload, changing mouse input latency, etc. And the installer has got to be one of the worst installers I've encountered in recent memories. Seriously. I just cannot get over automatic restarting. No installer has ever made my computer do that.

In my opinion, this if you're using this as a showcase for the game, then its a poor one at that. As someone whose been playing FPS games since the days of Doom, Duke Nukem 3D and Dark Forces, if I was to use this to judge whether or not I wanted to play the multiplayer game I would avoid it.

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browncoat1984
browncoat1984 Jan 29 2012, 10:42pm says:

Finally had some time to sit down and play some of the demo. I haven't gotten beyond the shoreline, but here are some early impressions - graphics are great. Game looks great.

In the first cut-scene, when everyone's opening fire on the shore, there's a moment when one of the hover boats passes in front of yours and your team keeps on firing, so as the hover boat passes the team fires at it. You need to correct it so when the hover boat passes in front of yours the team stops firing for a second otherwise its very immersion breaking.

As I was shooting at the nod infantry, I was firing at their hitboxes but no health was going down. It seems there might be some hitbox issues or something. That was a little annoying. Imagine my disappointment and sadness when I tried to enter the GDI humvees on the shore and couldn't. In old Renegade, you would've been able to do that. You could easily have soldiers in the humvees jump out and let you in (most other games with vehicles today do that).

Weapon and explosion sounds seem rather weak. They lack that "oomf" that a good FPS needs to really suck you in and make you feel like you're a part of the battlefield.

Missed being unable to increase mouse latency. I like a high mouse latency while I play. Missed in general not being able to go to options and change any settings during the game. Not good. Wish I could enable directx 10 but can't because I can't select it in the menu.

After the initial fight my health was low. Went looking for more but found none. Promptly died as I approached the turrets. Needs to be heatlh pickups or something after the battle to replenish health. Of course, if I could've entered one of those awesome Humvees I would've survived longer.

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browncoat1984
browncoat1984 Jan 29 2012, 9:12pm replied:

So far, I haven't been able to play yet, but my experience has been negative. Very disappointed guys for the press this thing got. I expected more polish, more user-friendliness and the fact that I had such a poor experience from just installation and menus doesn't bode well. I seriously hope you guys patch these things.

Oh, AND THE AUTOMATIC RESTART HAS TO GO!!!!

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browncoat1984
browncoat1984 Jan 29 2012, 9:11pm says:

Okay, I haven't played yet but I'll give my opinions so far First. Automatic...restart.....WHY?!!??!?! I had been downloading a file but I said "I just downloaded this, I'll install it" then all of a sudden *BAM* your computer is being restarted...WTF?!?!?! Its been YEARS since I've seen a program so archaically designed as to FORCE a restart. Not even MICROSOFT does that! I lost my download with a few minutes left (after 2 hours of downloading it). Thanks guys, really, thanks, for not even warning me.

Second. Why do you force an install of Microsoft .net Framework 4? Doesn't Windows 7 include? I think most people, including myself, have it. That's a waste of time.

Third. So my computer restarts and I install the ACTUAL mod...get through the installation...and I see no new icons on my desktop or folders under all programs. In order to start the bloody thing I need to actually do a search for it on my hard drive to find out where it was installed to. Great. Another inconvenience. I still don't know if there was a new folder added to all programs or not.

So I boot up the game. Nice intro, but what's with that incredibly low resolution of the intro? That's SO 1990's! Then I get to the main menu. First thing I do as in any PC game is go to the options to change my settings. Well, the resolution is set to freaking 640 X 480, no WONDER the intro was low resolution! Change that. I also always enable subtitles in games. You never know when you'll have dogs barking or something that prevents you from hearing a conversation. Only...anything in the game menu such as enable directX 10, subtitles etc. that's a check box...doesn't work.

Another thing I do....I like to play my games with high mouse latency so I go to input...and don't see ANY options to increase/decrease mouse latencies. Really? This is feeling like some cheap console port or something.

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browncoat1984
browncoat1984 Aug 17 2011, 1:11am replied:

Most people today have 7zip which does zip AND rar.

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browncoat1984
browncoat1984 Aug 6 2011, 12:47pm says:

Will this mod with the recently released Farcry 2010 graphics improvement mod? That mod only touches up the graphics...it would be awesome if these could be used together.

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browncoat1984
browncoat1984 Jul 25 2011, 1:22am says:

You should see about getting this to be hosted by Steam! The only Source mods that Steam has so far are multiplayer, it'd be nice to start getting some good SP mods up there!

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browncoat1984
browncoat1984 Feb 13 2011, 1:14pm says:

One of my all time favorite games is the original Command and Conquer. I remember buying the original DOS version back in '94 or around then and I was hooked on the series and on RTS gaming since then.

DTA is an amazing mod that is done very professionally and one of my favorite mods for any video game. I love this and the C&C Generals mod Tiberian Dawn Redux.

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browncoat1984
browncoat1984 Dec 19 2010, 1:03pm says:

Absolutely stunning! Can't wait to see her in action, the Defiant is one of my favorite ship designs, she's sleek and she kicks ***. Actually watching this video I noticed a lot of details that I've never noticed about the ship before, even after playing many Trek games with both official and fan created Defiant models (Bridge Commander and Legacy had some good models). I love the depth that you show off here. Looking forward to seeing other ships!

"Tough little ship"
"Little?"

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browncoat1984
browncoat1984 Oct 1 2008, 3:25pm says:

This looks very promising. Any chance of seeing a Commander Keen world?

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browncoat1984
browncoat1984 Sep 27 2008, 11:08pm says:

I haven't played beta 2, but I have a lot of fond memories playing the original N64 version back in the day. Is there any chance that we'll see a conversion of the singleplayer campaign in the future?

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