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Mandarax
Mandarax Jun 14 2012, 5:46am says:

Hoooooly crap, this is really freaking cool!

+2 votes   game: Oswald
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Mandarax Apr 6 2012, 10:59am says:

Hey Darth! Any chance of opening up some of the unit limits, on ships especially? I was sad in my vanilla campaign being able to only have one Warrior even though with minimal taxes I could be making 22k a turn while supporting four fleets and six full stack armies :P I'd love to have my next campaign be as the Ezo Republic, and I'll need probably half a dozen L'Oceans just to secure my borders from the aggression I'll surely face!

+1 vote   mod: DarthMod: Shogun II
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Mandarax Feb 28 2009, 12:24pm replied:

Set your shader graphics to medium rather than low, that'll fix it.

+2 votes   download: Release Candidate One
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Mandarax Feb 25 2009, 12:30pm says:

I played The Delta Sector after it won the art direction award, and I have to say, the gameplay wasn't really fun. If your idea of a good time is being mowed down again and again and again by 95% invisible enemies with no quicksave ability, have at it, but I'm gonna have to pick something else.

+1 vote   article: Editors' Choice: Best Single Player Mod
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Mandarax Feb 24 2009, 11:47am says:

Go Warlord!

+1 vote   article: Editors' Choice: Best Indie Game
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Mandarax Feb 23 2009, 6:30pm replied:

Yep, Highway of Death, complete with American (Not UN) peacekeepers is in the initial release.

+1 vote   mod: MidEast Crisis 2
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Mandarax Feb 23 2009, 6:29pm replied:

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+1 vote   mod: MidEast Crisis 2
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Mandarax Feb 22 2009, 1:04pm says:

I do think it's good that no mods based on pre-existing IP are here. Also, I'm not sure why everyone is so excited about Black Mesa. I mean, we've all played Half Life already, haven't we? What do you expect to get other than the same game with prettier graphics?

+3 votes   article: Editors' Choice: Best Upcoming Mod
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Mandarax Feb 22 2009, 4:04am says:

When do Non-FPS/RPG mods start showing up here? :P

+3 votes   article: Editors' Choice: Best Upcoming Mod
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Mandarax Dec 2 2008, 12:50pm says:

This video format refuses to load more than a few seconds on my machine, on either browser. Is there a way you could upload alternative formats or provide an alternative player for people like me?

+1 vote   article: Mod Video Spotlight - November 2008
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Mandarax Nov 21 2008, 3:21am replied:

Are you on a laptop, and if so, what kind?

+1 vote   game: Iron Grip: Warlord
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Mandarax Oct 24 2008, 3:35am says:

So, when do we get a mod to make the guns shoot bullets instead of marshmallows?

+2 votes   game: Far Cry 2
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Mandarax Oct 10 2008, 10:14am says:

Well, if you want to get really technical, Blitzkrieg II, made by members of the MEC2 crew, got a two-full-page article in 2004.

+1 vote   article: MidEast Crisis 2 in PC Gamer
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Mandarax Oct 10 2008, 2:42am says:

I believe beta tester selections just started being made within like, the past day, so the team has been pulling in regular forum contributors first and will be branching out over the next week or two. So, if you don't hear anything for a few more days, don't worry, they probably just haven't gotten to you yet.

+1 vote   game: Iron Grip: Warlord
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Mandarax Sep 26 2008, 7:39pm says:

You guys should see it now that dynamic lighting and heat shimmers are included. Our flamethrower effects are now, pretty much, the prettiest I think I've ever seen in a game.

+1 vote   article: The Premiere Trailer
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Mandarax Sep 21 2008, 10:27pm says:

yeah, where's the recording?

+1 vote   article: Indie Rumble! Pirates, Vikings and.. Warlords?
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Mandarax Sep 14 2008, 3:16am says:

Just be sure not to make Iron Curtain's mistake and not update the gameplay a bit. Having put a *bunch* of hours into that failed project, I can assure you it's not a route to take. Don't recreate Red Alert, reimagine it a bit.

+1 vote   article: The Red Alert Announced, 14 Renders!
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Mandarax Apr 10 2008, 9:16pm says:

This is going to be aaaaaawesome.

+3 votes   article: Iron Grip: The Oppression concert
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Mandarax Jan 10 2008, 12:00pm replied:

Warlord is designed with singleplayer in mind, with multiplayer as an option, wheras The Oppression was purely multiplayer.

+2 votes   article: Iron Grip: Warlord
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Mandarax Jan 1 2008, 6:05pm replied:

Aye, while it's not entirely realistic, almost everything in the mod "feels" real, giving it an overall sense of plausibility which really helps. There are few exceptions to the rule, and they tend to stand out all the better for it.

+1 vote   mod: MidEast Crisis 2
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Mandarax Dec 13 2007, 2:32am replied:

Awesome. If you guys need any detail shots for modeling or anything, let me know - I've got R. P. Hunnicutt's books on the Pershing, Patton, Sherman, Sheridan (Includes M41 Walker Bulldog), and all American heavy tanks, including detailed line drawings, exact technical specifications, internal views and a heck of a lot more that normally can't be found online.

+1 vote   mod: Battlefield: Korea
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Mandarax Dec 12 2007, 3:44am says:

Hate to mention something if someone else has, but why not use the M46 Patton instead of the M26 Pershing? The Patton was just a Pershing with a much better engine; the Pershing itself was so underpowered that tankers would take an M4A3 Sherman over it in the mountains of Korea.

+1 vote   mod: Battlefield: Korea
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Mandarax Apr 26 2007, 5:47pm says:

Hey Fmod, if you have ACTUAL criticisms, we're always listening to feedback and try to accommodate what the fans think needs to be done every time we patch. However, "this mod sucks" doesn't really help us out much.

+1 vote   article: April 23 Update
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Mandarax Apr 25 2007, 12:15am says:

If you'd get your friends into it, perhaps that could change, eh?

+1 vote   article: April 23 Update
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Mandarax Jan 11 2007, 8:40pm says:

Crashes are almost nonexistent in this release.

+1 vote   article: Iron Grip 1.3 RELEASES!
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Mandarax Jul 27 2006, 4:07am says:

Aye, you're correct. I went off on a bit of a tangent with the differentiating between different types of .50cal and lost track of everything else. The SMLI would use something resembling a .45ACP (basically a .47ACP) and with possibly 25% more muzzle energy rather than 300% :P While the detail snafu is embarrassing, the general point remains the same - a 12mm submachinegun is feasible.

+1 vote   mod: Iron Grip : The Oppression
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Mandarax Jul 15 2006, 12:30am says:

What a sterling example of human ambition and education! Please sir, enlighten me further on your philosophy of apathy! I'm utterly fascinated!

+1 vote   mod: Iron Grip : The Oppression
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Mandarax Jul 8 2006, 9:52pm says:
Quote: I see what you mean, although imagine your a six year old throwing a bowling ball. Youre not very strong, so it doesnt get far and doesnt hit too hard. Why use such a large round and low propellant? I understand that the .50 cal Action Express is significantly smaller than a normal AP round, but its still large, which makes a small clip... those arent very suited to SMG's.

Also, Calibre and MM's are in their own catagories, you cant use 12mm calibre. Also, have you ever held/fired a .50 cal Desert Eagle? some people would be lucky to get their hands around the grips. Not to mention a weapon like that would be heavy, also unlike an SMG. since to make up for the short clip size youd have to carry more clips, which just makes the load more to bear, and would definately fiddle with your Stamina, running speed, etc.


First off, you underestimate the power of gunpowder and don't give these cartriges enough credit. Second, the .50AE is indeed much smaller than a normal .50BMG AP round - so small in fact that the desert eagle can fit seven of them in its grip. Now, make the ammo smaller, and put it in a long SMG magazine. 20 isn't an unfeasible number.

Caliber and millimeter are in their own categories as much as miles and kilometers are. I may have had some terminology redundancy there, but that's irrelevant. Caliber, when reffering to handguns and such, is simply a measure of length. Calibers can translate to mils and back again. As for holding a desert eagle, no, but I've held and fired something better - a UMP-5 submachinegun firing .45 ammo. I could hit a soda can at the end of the shooting range (25m or so) nine out of ten times. I'm sure I could do the same with ammunition very slightly larger and slightly more powerful.

Quote:i see you guys are really confused about ammunition roles, and the whole thing. but keep in mind, there is a big difference between magnum, and regular pistol ammunition. though a .357 magnum has about the same diameter as a 9mmx19, it the 9mm is only 19mm long! (correct me if i am wrong), but a magnum is waay longer, resulting in more stopping power, and it is able to go farther (usually why they are used for hunting so often). i am assuming that .50 AE is a magnum ammunition, because deagle also fires .44 magnum and such. btw, a new type of ammunition, namely made for the mp-7, is 4.6mm. you may think that this size could not do much, but it penetrates armour, (today i am spelling like an english person when i am american lol) which when you aim for the head, makes all the difference, though a less accurate solution would be to go with the 9mm parabellum. of course, the cartridge for the 4.6mm is not nearly as long as a rifle's. and i guess ppl are getting all stirred up about not seeing 7.5mm before. well 7.9mm i have seen (german) but don't be suprised by 7.5. assuming (i'm not 100% sure) that most of these weapons for the game are begginging of 1900 century era, it is going to be way different than what we are used to. i'm not sure exactly how you come up with some of these ideas (some i wonder if they even exist) but i love the antique obsolete but effective characteristic that all the weapons have. i am proud of you ig:to dev team

Well, look at the difference between .22 and .223 ammunition. .22LR ammo is used for target practice and hunting very very small game. .223 is used by NATO as its standard rifle ammunition. As for where these guns come from, they are MADE UP! They are from an ALTERNATE UNIVERSE! Things are DIFFERENT! And fine, if you really really want it, the French used 7.5mm ammunition for quite a while. 7.5mm ammo is still manufactured. Google it if you like.

+1 vote   mod: Iron Grip : The Oppression
Mandarax
Mandarax Jun 29 2006, 1:36pm says:

Well, you know what the definition of a submachinegun is right? A fully automatic weapon that fires pistol rounds. The 12mm rounds this SMG would use have much much much less powder than the .50cal rifle rounds you're thinking of. For comparison: the .50 AE round produces about 1,400 foot-pounds of force at the muzzle. The .50BMG rifle round you're thinking of, fired by the Browning M2HB .50cal machinegun and so adored by Barret Arms, produces up to 13,000! That is a HUGE difference. Due to the lower technology of this time period, hence less sophisticated gunpowders, coupled with the fact that this is a 12mm and not a 12.7mm, means the SMLI-12's rounds are probably producing something on the order of 1,000 foot pounds of force at the muzzle. Still definately not something to sneeze at, but only 1/13th as powerful as what you have in your mind. The net result of this is that the SMLI-12 fires huge bullets at a fairly low velocity - it's not an armor-piercing weapon, indeed in today's world it wouldn't even get through a kevlar vest, BUT it puts a tremendous amount of force on the target - essentially it's like throwing bowling balls at your target. The poor schlub in the kevlar vest will survive if he's only hit in the protected areas, but he will be on the ground for quite a while. Lucky for the Resistance though, Kevlar doesn't exist in Iron Grip...

As for the 7.5mm caliber vs 7.62mm caliber, I know, and I havn't seen anything made in 7.5 caliber either which is precisely the reason I chose that size round. Alternate universe!

Just for clarification and the edification of anyone else who happens to be reading this, here's the definitions of different gun classifications.

Pistols - handheld, cartriges have not much powder in them, the cartriges usually are the same diameter as the bullets and not much longer.
Submachineguns - a fully automatic weapon that fires pistol rounds.
Rifles - long weapons with high-powered ammunition, the cartriges usually outsize their bullets by a great margin. They're deadly at very long ranges and can often pierce light armor.
Assault rifles - a middle ground between a rifle and an SMG, assault rifles use mid-sized rounds with much less range and power than a rifle, but much more accuracy and range than a submachinegun. Because who engages enemy targets at 2,000 meters anyways?
Machineguns - Fully automatic weapons that fire rifle rounds.

+1 vote   mod: Iron Grip : The Oppression
Mandarax
Mandarax Jun 29 2006, 3:11am says:

Hey Spartan048... You know that the famous Tommy Gun (among many others) was an 11.4mm (.45) SMG? .50cal translates into 12.7mm. The Desert Eagle automatic pistol and a great many revolvers can fire those size rounds. En.wikipedia.org This gun would fire similar but smaller rounds. It would be short range, it would be difficult to control, but it would be immensely deadly. The vast majority of submachineguns use 9mm. As for the odd ammunition sizes, that was deliberate - this is an alternate universe with alternate history - why should everyone in every imagined existance use the 7.62mm?

Actually, now that I look over my stats, it does seem that I made a mistake in judgement - I had the weapon listed as also firing at 750RPM. I've personally fired a UMP-5 which fires slightly less powerful ammunition, and it only has a fire rate of 600rpm, and it's tough to control. I'll probably keep the size as-is and decrease ROF to like 550rpm. Thanks for bringing that to my attention.

+1 vote   mod: Iron Grip : The Oppression
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