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flamming_python Jul 7 2014 says:

I'm stuck on the 3rd mission (changing tides), as it seems a trigger is missing. After I beat off the Waterlanders' attack, I have to visit lords north of my town, and lords south.
The ones north engage in dialogue and give me assistance, but the south lords just stand there, no dialogue no nothing, and I can't advance the scenario.

+1 vote   mod: Age of Chivalry: Hegemony
flamming_python Jan 26 2014 replied:

me too

+1 vote   game: Strategic War in Europe
flamming_python Nov 10 2013 replied:

What exactly about it aren't you able to reproduce?

Try this:

Install Frogatto from Desura
Start Frogatto
Attempt to start a new game

Seriously; there must be something you can do. Changing controls didn't help. Whatever I set the button to, Frogatto refuses to open either door

+1 vote   game: Frogatto & Friends
flamming_python Nov 8 2013 replied:

Really? But on mine it doesn't! How bizarre indeed!

So are you lads going to get your testers on it, fix it, or..?

I already tried reinstalling it, didn't help. And my up arrow key works just fine if I use it in say Windows explorer

+1 vote   game: Frogatto & Friends
flamming_python Nov 4 2013 says:

how the hell do i start the game? I'm pressing the up arrow key on the new game door but nothing happens!

+1 vote   game: Frogatto & Friends
flamming_python Nov 2 2013 replied:

yup same here. And now Desura's offering Amnesia & Penumbra discounts instead


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flamming_python Sep 20 2013 says:

I'm a big big fan of the socialist-era Warsaw Pact militaries when they had some REAL firepower at their disposal! Kudos for the mod! ^^

+3 votes   news: CSLA Mod for Arma 2:CO - ver. 2.25 has been RELEASED!
flamming_python Aug 29 2013 says:


+2 votes   mod: Nineteen Sixty-Four
flamming_python Aug 9 2013 replied:

would be a lot more difficult; Faerun has a lot of weird systems. But also quite neccessary. I would eat my hat for such a mod.

+2 votes   game: Crusader Kings II
flamming_python Jul 26 2013 says:

Instead of the 2 long data type - you should try playing with logarithms instead. The vast majority of the time you'll be travelling between stars/star systems/galaxies - where milimetre accuracy is hardly needed because there is nothing but empty space there.
You only need the milimetre accuracy when you are in a star system.
Think about it.

+1 vote   news: Space is BIG in SubLight
flamming_python Jun 15 2013 says:

Heavy Blitzkrieg and especially Sudden Strike vibe I'm getting here...


Which is GOOD!!!!!!!! Those were completely awesome games!

Can't wait to try this one out!

+1 vote   news: D-day v3.7 beta release
flamming_python Jan 17 2013 replied:

I just finished Travail and was about to give the Myths another go and see if I could pinpoint the bug myself; when I decided to check back here and hey it turns out that you replied. Tnx for the fix!

+1 vote   download: Epsilon The Myths Expansion v2.1 - 16/07/2012
flamming_python Jan 12 2013 replied:

x2 the new voice acting is a disgrace; the original had voice acting that was v. good.
But now Barney sounds like some British dude.. WTF?

+1 vote   mod: Heart of Evil: Napalm Edition
flamming_python Jan 9 2013 replied:

I second that!
And there are so many more worthy episodes/mission packs!

+2 votes   mod: Quake "Epsilon" Build
flamming_python Jan 8 2013 replied:

I'm afraid it's the same for me and I have the full quake and mission packs .pak files all in place in their respective folders
Also, the demo crashes when the death knight tries to swing his sword at you (about 1 1/2 minutes in)

+1 vote   download: Epsilon The Myths Expansion v2.1 - 16/07/2012
flamming_python Dec 30 2012 replied:

well I really hope that you guys migrate over or install that fix; coz I'm outta HD space and so I'm uninstalling CD BF1942 :L

+1 vote   mod: Forgotten Hope: Secret Weapon
flamming_python Dec 29 2012 replied:

Oh and BTW I really think migrating to Origin BF1942 and marketing the mod to the influx of new players can really give the boost this mod needs; in order to have a regular 50-60 players; instead of the maximum 20 which its getting now

+1 vote   mod: Forgotten Hope: Secret Weapon
flamming_python Dec 29 2012 says:

Are u guys gonna migrate to Origin BF1942 any time soon?
Because its sorta a waste to have to keep 2 copies of BF1942 + FH on my hard drive

+1 vote   mod: Forgotten Hope: Secret Weapon
flamming_python Dec 26 2012 says:

Hey man just posting to show my appreciation.
You really opened up Quake 1 for me!
Honestly - I had this game for the Sega Saturn, I had the original Mac version, and I also had it for the PC; but you know I never ever progressed past a few levels. I vaguely remember completing the first episode on the Saturn 15 years ago or when was it.. and that's about it. Oh and playing Nehahra once but giving up after the 2nd level :L
I always felt it was a good game but it was too dark (could barely see anything), the music was far too ambient (never got me in the mood), etc..

But now I tried your release; within 2 days I've completed the whole of the original Quake; and am now busy powering my way through both expansion packs. And I won't stop there either - I intend to punch through all the mod releases you've adapted to your Epsilon build too; and then once that's done I'll move onto other builds I suppose (the Quake HD one for instance), and complete all the other notable mods and compilations.

I'm amazed by how good this game is. The graphics are as if from a recent game of 2-3 years ago, the gameplay is at a break-neck pace, the music is simply fantastic - it really helps set the adrenalin fueled craze this game is and it goes perfectly with the game. I really have to say that you have done an outstanding job with your build. Outstanding. I know that most of the assets aren't yours, and kudos to all the dozens of artists and modders who created this stuff - but you've done no less with your efforts to bring all these things together (different mods for each expansion pack/original game, which is a nice touch); make it accessible and publicize it for everyone, convert some of the more popular mods to this build and also set your own music along with it.

Good job man. One question though - will you be converting any more mods to work on this build? =)

+3 votes   mod: Quake "Epsilon" Build
flamming_python Nov 13 2012 says:

Hey guys cool mod I'm from Russia, wish I could help out but I errr... can't lol

+2 votes   mod: Suomi Taisteli
flamming_python Sep 13 2012 replied:

Na, I mean he's in a Humvee isn't he? Can always drive away.

+1 vote   media: Dynamic Zombie Sandbox V1.25
flamming_python Sep 13 2012 says:

Doom RPG was the best mobile game I played (especially in the pre-Android era)

+7 votes   mod: Doom RPG Build
flamming_python Sep 1 2012 says:

Looks like Descent

+2 votes   news: Nextgen 6DOF with Oculus Rift support
flamming_python Aug 15 2012 replied:

Doesn't at all explain why it was feared by the Germans and preffered by Soviet tank crews. Guderian himself was shocked into action by a battle where 10 Panzer IIs and IIIs were burnt to the loss of 5 T-34s.

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flamming_python Aug 14 2012 replied:

Oh and by the way; the much-renowned German Panther tank (Panzer V) - was actually more unreliable than the T-34. A lot more so. In essence this highly-praised tank, while indeed very tactically capable on the field of destroying multiple T-34s and other targets - was rarely able to stray far from the railheads; it suffered frequent engine-fires, breakdowns, every problem in the book. And given that along the entire Eastern front the Germans only had about 100 of them in 1943; these mechanical failures were absolutely fatal, and the T-34 had it beat purely by virtue of its superior mobility and reliability.

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flamming_python Aug 14 2012 replied:

"(Just to get this out here, if Eisenhower had not cut Pattons supplies since he already pushed further than the intended zone, the US would have gotten to Berlin first :P)"

It's possible, but I rather doubt that he would have been able to take it, at least not in time; given that it had taken the USSR 2.5 million men to do so! It's no secret that the Germans had pretty much thrown everything that they had towards the Eastern front, and left little in the West. The Allies therefore didn't face all that much opposition; and perhaps would not all the way to Berlin. But that's where the fun would end - as this city was easily the most heavily entrenched, forified, bunkered, etc... in WW2, and had 750,000 German defenders packed into an urban area of several dozen square miles. This is about half as much as the Allies had faced on their entire march from Normandy to the Rhine!

The Soviets were largely able to take Berlin over the space of 3 weeks; because of their massive superiority of artillery and firepower, and just as massive tolerance of casualties. For the Americans; it could have turned into a drawn-out, house by house operation that could have lasted for months and costed hundreds of thousands of lives.

Or more likely - just a siege. Which would have lasted only as long as it would have taken for the Red Army to catch up and storm the damn place.

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flamming_python Aug 14 2012 replied:

I understand that there are plenty of materials on the internet that lambast the T-34, and no doubt a lot of those critisisms are true to some degree, albeit heavily exaggerated, and perhaps kept the T-34 from becoming a truly legendary design. But consider 2 factors that weight very much against these arguements and to the T-34's advantage:

1. This tank has been documented as being the most-feared by German tankists, commanders; more so than other more heavily armoured and armed Soviet tanks. It had an adverse effect on German morale. It's praises have been sung even by German field marshals.

2. It's one of the very few tanks fielded by any side in WW2, that remained viable and capable from the very start of the war up until the very end. Other than an upgrade of its main gun from 76mm to 85mm; it went through only minor changes and revisions in all this time. More than that, the T-34 continued to be a capable model even when it was fielded in the Korean war; and was even used by the North Vietnamese. It also became the main stay of the USSR's Soviet-bloc allies and continued to be in production there until the late 50s!

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flamming_python Aug 14 2012 replied:

That's a load of hogwash onikenshin.

I mean really; the T-34's gun not powerful? It packed 76mm; which was with anti-tank rounds, enough to punch through the frontal armour of any German tank of 1941-1943 - at a range whereby those German tanks had no hope of penetrating the T-34s frontal armour! Really, until the introduction of the Panther the Germans had nothing that could duke it out with the T-34 on even terms. The only German tank that had armament comparable to the T-34 was the Panzer IV with a 75mm cannon. But the barrel was far too short and as a result the round had too low velocity to penetrate the T-34 at longer ranges. The Germans eventually fixed this by bringing out a new long-barreled version of the Panzer IV; but they weren't introduced in numbers until 1943.

Accuracy? I don't think that this had as much to do with the gun and design, but rather the inferior optics & visibility of the T-34, as well as it's less experienced crews. But then again - with its thick armour and powerful it could afford to have shortcomings in such areas. Like I said; the Soviets focussed on the essentials; armour, mobility and firepower - coupled with mass-production capability, so of course some other things had to be sacrificed. Making good-quality, precise optics was a tricky and delicate business - even more so if you have to fit enough of them to a production run of 1,500 T-34s per month.

Strain on the tank commander and crew? Perhaps, but I remember right the cross-country performance and particularly the suspension system on the T-34 was cut above anything Germany or the Western allies had at that time. And of course since 98% of the time the tank crew was not in battle but was simply getting from A to B; the advantage in comfort and a well-rested crew is to the T-34s side here.

Reliability and poor-quality transmission? Real problems to be sure; but frankly - with the T-34s production numbers and masses it didn't matter.

+2 votes   news: За Сталина!
flamming_python Aug 13 2012 says:

Rather biased assessment of the T-34 tank here. The T-34 was largely superior to the Panzers it encountered early-war in fact. The Soviet designers focussed on the essentials and the Germans had no equivalent to it for the first 2 years in terms of its synthesis of firepower, armour and mobility/cross-country performance. And they had no equivelent at all right to the end of the war, when its cost and ease of manufacture was factored in. It even made it's own heavier brother - the KV-1 - obsolete unintentionally; being as it was KV-1 which was much heavier, less mobile and more expensive; but had exactly the same gun (armour wasn't such a problem as early war Panzers had problems penetrating either one).

The T-34 was in a sense, the world's first Main Battle Tank; a class of essentially medium tanks that would rise to prominence at the dawn of the Cold War and quickly make every other tank class obsolete with their superior combination of light-tank mobility & speed and heavy-tank armour & firepower.

Several prominent German generals named it as the best tank of the war. Among them - Von Kleist and Von Rundstedt. The only real problem was that it was only in service in low numbers when the war started.

Why its advantage was somewhat negated had little to do with its minor technical drawbacks ; and more to do with the superior organisation of German tank armies and their more experienced tank crews.

+5 votes   news: За Сталина!
flamming_python Jul 16 2012 replied:

Glad to hear about the survival of your grandfather; he sounds like he's been through a hell of a lot. I'm Russian and my ancestors went through similar inhumane conditions during those years. I have a lot of respect for the Poles who fought against the Nazis right from the beginning to right to the end.

+1 vote   mod: Polish Army 1939-1945
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