Hello everyone, my name is Sam “RedMonkey” Olson, I’m 21 years old, and I currently reside in Seattle, Washington (USA). I began my video game development career in 2003, learning 3D Studio Max and C++ programming through the DigiPen Institute's outreach programs. I began my modding career in 2005, with the short-lived Battlefield 2 mod Russian Assault, and haven't looked back since. I'm currently the lead modeler for First Strike, a Star Wars total conversion modification for the PC game Battlefield 2142, and I'm enjoying every minute of the ongoing development process (except, of course, for those long, sleepness nights in the ramp-up to a major release). My future plans include a full time job in the game development industry, but for the moment I'm content doing the work that I love for free. Thanks for stopping by my profile, and if you'd like to contact me, feel free to email me, or send a private message.

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RedMonkey999 Jan 31 2009, 2:36pm says:

Nice work mate, the cap ships are lookin preeetty preeetty.

+2 votes     article: FW: ToW - Gets more ships!
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RedMonkey999 Jan 31 2009, 2:33pm says:

Wow, my Firehawke sure got some lovin' in this update ;)

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RedMonkey999 Dec 1 2008, 3:32am replied:

Thanks Sushi, we strive for absolute lore adherance. It's all in the little details...

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RedMonkey999 Nov 30 2008, 8:42pm says:

Glad they worked out for you guys.

Credit Edits:

Y-Wing - Model and texture by Harryballzonya
TIE Defender - Model by RedMonkey999, texture by Ramseus

Exrohour => Xerohour

+1 vote     article: FWs 2.0 gets models from the First Strike Mod!
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RedMonkey999 May 20 2008, 3:33pm replied:

I would suggest manually updating your punkbuster by following the instructions on the punkbuster website, and ensuring that your firewall is allowing both PnkBstrA.exe and PnkBstrB.exe (each PnkBstrB.exe is specific to each game that uses PB so if you have other games, make sure the BF2142 one is allowed).

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RedMonkey999 May 18 2008, 3:44am replied:

We will be releasing both a full install exe as well as an incremental patch, so download whichever one is easier for you.

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RedMonkey999 May 17 2008, 7:57pm says:

The modified content error is a known issue with 1.1, and it has to do with the version of server files the server you are trying to connect to is running. Try connecting to different servers, and if that doesn't work then I would suggest just waiting until tomorrow for the release of the 1.2 patch.

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RedMonkey999 May 17 2008, 7:54pm replied:

The Battle of Yavin (trench run) is included in 1.2

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RedMonkey999 May 15 2008, 5:26am replied:

Unfortunately titans are restricted to movement in a 2D plane (without the ability to rotate even around the Z-axis), and typically cause a large amount of server lag when moved. However, the biggest problem with making capital ships boardable is the fact that soldiers will lag through walls/floors when they move due to BF2142's highly inefficient netcode (read: crappy). Not to mention the fact that the boardable capital ships would need to be restricted to Z-axis rotation only due to the way soldier gravity is coded in the BF2142 engine.

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RedMonkey999 May 5 2008, 6:49pm says:

Thanks for the positive comments guys. We do this for the players and it really helps us keep going when we see people that appreciate our hard work. Hope to see you guys online come release day.

+1 vote     article: First Strike v1.2 Map Previews: Bestine and Endor Clearing
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RedMonkey999 May 4 2008, 9:52pm replied:

Glad you liked the update. 2142 is pretty cheap nowadays so if you like what you see I definitely recommend picking up a copy.

+1 vote     article: First Strike v1.2 Map Previews: Bestine and Endor Clearing
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RedMonkey999 May 4 2008, 7:20pm replied:

k, links have been updated for now. I'm hosting on photobucket until we get our server up again.

+2 votes     article: First Strike v1.2 Map Previews: Bestine and Endor Clearing
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RedMonkey999 May 4 2008, 7:03pm says:

Aplogies for the server being down guys, I'll see about hosting the pics externally for now, and hopefully we'll get everything working here soon.

+2 votes     article: First Strike v1.2 Map Previews: Bestine and Endor Clearing
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RedMonkey999 Feb 6 2008, 7:55pm replied:

First Strike v1.1 already supports BF2142 v1.40, so FS 1.2 will also support it.

+1 vote     article: First Strike v1.2 Update: Ryloth
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