I'm a longtime modder who has been on and off the scene for almost a decade. I started modding in 2000 starting off with Westwood Studios' Command and Conquer series. My first ever mod was a solo effort dubbed "Soviet Revenge" for Red Alert 2. Quickly after producing my first mod I met a team of the most skilled individuals I have ever worked with and lead development for a Red Alert 2 total conversion named "Warhammer 40k - Red Alert." With over 42,000 downloads this was by far the most successful and full-fledged mod I have been a part of. After the end of that mod and the decline of Command and Conquer: Red Alert 2 as a modding platform I've made minor mods for other games. My most current mod was Final Fantasy Tactics: Rebirth, a modification of the PSOne game Final Fantasy Tactics.

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Rodman49 Dec 23 2010 replied:

We actually had to switch to PPF in order to save bandwidth. Additionally this means the distribution contains 0% copyrighted material - meaning the modification won't be shut down by Square Enix, like Crimson Echoes.

+1 vote   feature: Enhanced Encounters in Rebirth
Rodman49 Dec 23 2010 replied:

Unfortunately we were unable to allow move cancelling. However all bows and crossbows have increased range, so that should be less of a problem.

+1 vote   media: Enhanced Encounters
Rodman49 Dec 23 2010 says:

Cloud is much better now. You still need to grab his Materia Blade, but his SOLDIER class now has better stats and better stat growth. For instance he is as fast as Ninjas and Thieves, but has the Physical Attack of Knights, additionally he has the Magic Attack of most mages.

Also his skills have been completely revamped, more similar to Knight Skills than regular magic like they were before.

+1 vote   media: Updated Cloud
Rodman49 Dec 21 2010 says:

In-depth instructions on how to install this version of the mod are included in the tutorial section (on the top navigation bar). Here is a direct link for convenience - Moddb.com

+2 votes   download: Final Fantasy Tactics: Rebirth
Rodman49 Dec 17 2010 replied:

@ RetroHelix

Thank you for pointing out the error in terminology. You are correct, ROM generally refers to the older games based on Read Only Memory rather than optical memory. I have made the corresponding change in the news post.

For distribution questions please see the FAQ page located at Nexus-studios.org

+1 vote   news: Announcing Final Fantasy Tactics: Rebirth
Rodman49 Feb 23 2010 replied:

I mean, did you look at this in the description - "developed and published by Square (now Square Enix)"? Only reason it comes up as "Rodman49" is because Square is not listed on their developer list yet.

+5 votes   game: Final Fantasy Tactics
Rodman49 Jul 18 2009 says:

I would like to say that I am seriously pumped for this mod! More so than I have for any mod in a long time!

+1 vote   mod: Renegade X (UT3)
Rodman49 Jul 16 2009 replied:

Yes, some of them are from Neverwinter Nights; I simply cropped them and formatted them to the Baldur's Gate style. There is also artwork from other games and original artwork.

+1 vote   download: Ultimate Portrait Pack - Baldur's Gate I & II
Rodman49 Jun 15 2009 says:

That planetary art in the background looks completely sick man. Job well done with it.

+1 vote   media: Supernova 2: Spacewar
Rodman49 Jun 15 2009 says:

Hmm, no audio? I guess you are having a codec problem, you might want to post in the forums for help on getting that fixed. Otherwise the artwork looks very well done, even if this kind of game isn't my cup of tea.

However it is interesting that you use action text to describe actions rather than animating them. Also for text where a character speaks to him or herself, you may want to use thought bubbles. Crunching the normal dialogue, action text, and thoughts all into the bottom panel makes things confusing.

+1 vote   media: Heileen
Rodman49 Jun 15 2009 says:

I must say, the trailer has great production values - great music, cool film effect, and a brief but not too thorough look at the environment. I do have to agree with Darkenes and Wise_Willie's comments about the grass though; who the hell in the post-apocalyptic future is going to take the time to grow and mow nice grass like that? I would guess some kind of robot, maybe some Mr. Handy-Mans are about keeping the town running.

+1 vote   media: Grey Sky Trailer 1
Rodman49 Jun 15 2009 says:

I think the animation in the video looks just right. Remember that the speed of the old Command and Conquer games (pre-RA2) were slow, such game play would have a hard time surviving in today's environment (go back and play those games and you will find yourself cranking up to speed slider almost all the way).

+2 votes   news: Full back again
Rodman49 Jun 15 2009 says:

Although it is always nice to put up the relatively common pieces of information like posting in proper English and utilizing white space; what really caught my eye was the more advanced posts like the piece on layouts and thumbnails. Those categories in particular aren't really showcased unless you happen across a specific part of the site, and may be useful to veteran users.

+2 votes   tutorial: Effective use of ModDB
Rodman49 Jun 13 2009 says:

Arguably the best NPC mod for Baldur's Gate II surpassing almost every other mod out there in terms of presentation and integration. You can view a full review of the mod at Pocket Plane Group:

+1 vote   mod: de'Arnise Romance
Rodman49 Dec 31 2007 says:

Sweet! I didn't know you guys were still working on it, did you fix the 3.1 connection issues also?

+1 vote   mod: SSF Realism Mod 3.2
Rodman49 Aug 15 2007 says:

Love the new screenshots, work looks real good guys.

+2 votes   mod: Fallout: Between Good & Evil
Rodman49 Aug 13 2006 says:

Here is a mirror of the old version. Note - it is terribly put together as it was only a beta, I can't offer you any support for it although it did recieve quite a few downloads.

Link: Commandandconquer.filefront.com

You can find more information about the current project at: Federationstudios.net

+1 vote   mod: Warhammer 40k: Red Alert
Rodman49 Aug 13 2006 says:

Hey, if you get this, could you drop by Federationstudios.net - that is where we are developing the mod now.

+1 vote   member: Major_Gilbear
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