Hello everyone! My name is Curtis, but my nickname that I kept since I was 8 is "Mac". I am a big fan of sci-fi and anything to do with technology and space. When time permits, I love playing games... If I had to choose which style of gaming is my favorite, I couldn't say. I would put RTS, 1st-person, and RPG as the top 3, but I suppose that covers a good percentage of all the games! What I also really like to do on my spare time is create maps for pc games, mainly for the C&C series but sometimes for the AoE series - I can thank RA95 for this map-building addiction! I don't have any experience with modding, though. Lately (as in the last few years, off & on, when I have time) my time for playing has been devoted to building maps for C&C3. Why this game? Because this game has a such an awesome mod that I have great respect for and thoroughly enjoy... It's called: Tiberium Essence.

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.Mac. Jan 1 2015, 1:15pm replied:

It's time you saw the new year, while you still have human eyes :D

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.Mac. Dec 25 2014, 12:46pm replied:

Merry Christmas!

"I've got a present for ya" - GDI Commando :D

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.Mac. Dec 14 2014, 4:57pm replied:

@SryCauldron, Big yes from me. Maybe also for the Stinger Turrets?

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.Mac. Dec 13 2014, 4:01pm replied:

I'm just guessing, but hopefully Carnius will eventually find help from some good voice actors with good mics to do dialogues for all of the new units and the Forgotten EVA, making it seamless with the rest of the game.

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.Mac. Dec 11 2014, 6:40pm says:

A weatherman said there's a chance for a lightning shower tonight... It just so happens he's also in control of a weather control device XD

What I am leaning more towards is let this man-made lightning storm (possibly ion?) be the main superweapon. To me this seems like it could have a wider spread and therefore do more overall damage. Then let the blue tiberium explosion be the next best as a high-end support weapon launched from either a single rocket or a cluster-missile (taken from Nod?). Either way, both weapons are perfect for the mutants ;)

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.Mac. Dec 11 2014, 5:59pm says:

That is an awesome looking FX! It also makes me think this is probably how it would look if Electro made fried eggs for breakfast XD

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.Mac. Dec 11 2014, 5:43pm replied:

Carnius, you are on fire with all these updates :D

I'm sure I speak for many here when I say thank you so much for all you have done and may continue to do. It was a very special and welcomed surprise for us to see a Forgotten faction revealed in TE; that doesn't seem the least bit easy for one person to create from scratch XD

Being in the top 100 is most deserving for you!

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.Mac. Dec 10 2014, 4:10am replied:

I agree, Berserker would be a better name to give these guys.

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.Mac. Dec 9 2014, 4:53pm replied:

Very cool design Carnius, I really like it :) I understand your reasoning for having 4 barrels, but I agree with those that it might be a little too much, but just 2 might not be enough either. I'd also suggest 3 barrels is the right number (keep the same 2 barrels on top, then have 1 barrel underneath and centered).

Or another idea is to have just one main barrel at the front, and have a smaller barrel on both the left and right side of the turret (so 1 main turret and 2 smaller ones in total). Almost something like you might see in Dawn of War XD

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.Mac. Jul 12 2014, 11:14pm replied:

Any custom C&C3 map should work for TE just fine. They just won't have any of the TE exclusive props/textures is all, unless you or anyone added some in via WB.

Here's a good guide on how to install custom maps:
Cnclabs.com

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.Mac. Jul 12 2014, 4:28pm replied:

1. Don't forget Nod is the only faction with an "epic" heavy-infantry unit, the Cyborg Commando.

2. I'd agree there are only a small few designs of his that could use some touchups and minor tweaks, but I think the Leviathan Mothership's design looks awesome as is. If Carnius is wanting to do any drastic redesigning on something, I believe it should be anything else from EA that's unsatisfactory.

3. wsted439 created a remarkable map, called London Broil, which is pretty similar to what you're after.
Cnclabs.com

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.Mac. May 15 2014, 3:33am replied:

I think so too. One way or another, if the servers do go down for the games we really enjoy, I believe there is a way to overcome this.

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.Mac. May 3 2014, 4:27pm replied:

I agree on that list of light crushable units Oaks, but I think it makes sense to also add the Seeker. Then it'd be 2 vehicles for Scrin, just as it's 2 for the other teams (for a sense of balance).

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.Mac. May 3 2014, 2:51pm replied:

The Titan is a big heavy-duty mech, I think its speed is just fine as is. If Carnius wants to bring back its crushing ability for certain small vehicles though, that'd be fine with me.

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.Mac. Apr 24 2014, 1:15pm replied:

I agree with these comments about the FSG. Radius should be increased (at least stealth generator size) and I think its cool down could also be a bit less. Oaks briefly touched on this but I agree it is not always appreciated when all things that aren't your own gets destroyed (especially neutral bridges, structures, etc). How about instead of destroying enemy/neutral things, either it should have no affect on them or it only slows down their movement? Also, when activated it could use a different sound, like the "flame" sound it had in TS. Lastly, the structure needs house colors. That's all I've got after trying it out ;)

I noticed in WB Carnius also created a mobile FSG named "Aegis" (absolutely a perfect name for it BTW), hopefully with some polish and balancing it can become a tier3 GDI unit (which first requires FSG structure to be built and a limit of 1?)

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.Mac. Apr 8 2014, 11:33am says:

This looks like an imposing game of chess to me. Eclipse Tank takes Kazaur Walker... Goliath Tank takes Inferno Tank, CHECK!

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.Mac. Mar 1 2014, 7:01pm replied:

Love the eerie feeling in this one Vlado, well done :)

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.Mac. Mar 1 2014, 6:58pm says:

"We built this city... only to destroy it!" XD

Looking forward to seeing it when it's done Starfox, we need more large blue-zone city maps ;)

+2 votes   media: We build this city!... [FAR from done]
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.Mac. Feb 18 2014, 10:04pm says:

So much destruction and detail, very cool! I'd like to play this when you're done :)

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.Mac. Feb 12 2014, 6:00pm says:

Thanks SeriousJack, this map looks fun! I really like the thought-out layout of all the natural obstacles too.

+2 votes   download: TE Mars Colony
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.Mac. Feb 4 2014, 4:49pm says:

Lol, yeah I put those expansion towers in this map before knowing Carnius wanted to swap them for the Tacitus Archive. I haven't had a chance to test things out with 1.6 yet, so we'll see what more edits I'll need to make :)

+2 votes   media: Did somebody said Tacitus Archive?
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.Mac. Feb 2 2014, 1:52pm says:

This is a glorious day XD

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.Mac. Feb 1 2014, 12:29pm replied:

That will be a great game! I live right next to Seattle, Go Hawks! :D

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.Mac. Jan 31 2014, 4:56pm says:

So, we're at the eve of the release for TE 1.6, what are you guys looking forward to seeing/playing with the most??

Me, it's honestly really hard to choose because I am looking forward to EVERYTHING that Carnius has shown and talked about with us so far (see all of the pics from 1.52 to present)... but if I HAD to choose, it would have to be the unknown...

I always look forward to finding anything different and new, no matter how significant or subtle, and I have no doubt that Carnius will have a few surprises up his sleeve again for us ;)

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.Mac. Jan 25 2014, 4:32pm replied:

Carnius is working hard to deliver an update for us soon. As always, the wait will be worth it ;)

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.Mac. Dec 4 2013, 11:13pm replied:

Hmm, the maps are certainly there. I'm not sure what's wrong. Did you remember to unzip the folder? PM me if you continue to have trouble.

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.Mac. Dec 4 2013, 9:24pm replied:

"A remake of cityscape would be awesome period."

You might like a certain map in here then ;) Moddb.com

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.Mac. Nov 18 2013, 4:47pm replied:

That really means a lot to me seeing some of my maps being enjoyed and inspiring creative ideas from others :)

All of the maps I've created have already undergone certain changes to accommodate the TE props/textures thus far and I plan to have them re-released (plus several other never-before released maps) sometime after the next version of TE is released ;)

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.Mac. Nov 13 2013, 2:06pm replied:

The way I see it, C&C 4 was already released and is of the past now, but Carnius is continuing working hard on TE and will eventually be releasing the latest version... so between the two, the last C&C game will be TE :)

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.Mac. Oct 18 2013, 4:12pm replied:

Thank you, my friend XD

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.Mac. Oct 7 2013, 4:15am says:

This looks great Carnius! I'm wondering, is it possible to code for vehicles to actually travel on top of the pad while they're repairing here?

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.Mac. Oct 7 2013, 4:12am says:

Those newer tiberium-infested trees look absolutely perfect, Carnius.

And I really like the tiberium roots leaching on the structure to the right, which somehow reminds me of a "face hugger" from Alien XD

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.Mac. Jun 30 2013, 9:24pm replied:

This is a good question. I guess it partly depends on how much armor/defense on objects is increased that determines this.

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.Mac. Apr 22 2013, 1:17pm replied:

I guess only Carnius will know better what's best for this unit and for balance, so let's just see what he decides :)

+1 vote   media: Tiberium Essence 1.52
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.Mac. Feb 21 2013, 12:45am says:

Wow! That's awesome it can attack multiple targets from multiple angles - very cool!

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.Mac. Dec 25 2012, 1:04pm replied:

I think if these reinforcements are only available at a later tier and have a limit for how many can be on the map at a once (such as 3 Colossi, 3 Destroyer Cyborgs, and 1 Conqueror - how ever way is balanced based on their HP/damage/abilities/etc to each other), I think it'll be fine. I'm sure Carnius has put thought into this so let's give it a try and if need to, we'll bring something up for a 1.53/1.6 fix list :D

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.Mac. Oct 24 2012, 3:44am says:

This is an excellent write up, thank you to those involved for taking the time to do these! I appreciate it when fans work together and help support a mod in this way :)

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.Mac. Oct 8 2012, 7:26am replied:

I'm glad it still can ;)

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.Mac. Oct 8 2012, 4:38am says:

I imagined this unit would see an edit, and I thought maybe it'd be something more subtle, like just modifying the clumsy looking legs of the original... but Carnius, you went all out and redesigned it entirely to something far better and formidable looking! I really do like its head and with those horn-like things coming out from it. Overall, very fitting with your new look for Scrin's units.

I agree, naming it just "Annihilator" now is how it should be.

If it's true, it wouldn't bother me, but it looks like it can shoot at only one target at a time now?

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