Freelance 3D modeller and games artist. Commenced my games industry career over 10 years ago, starting out at Warthog on the sci-fi FPS Mace Griffin: Bounty Hunter, and a space shooter of Battlestar Galactica. Most recently worked in house for Sumo Digital on a Tennis release for Sega, Virtua Tennis 2009 for PS3, Xbox 360 & the Wii, and I also worked on Sonic & Sega All-Star Racing. I have recently begun to teach 3D modelling and how that relates to games at several educational institutions including the University of Bolton on a part-time basis. Mod work includes development team leader, lore advice and modelling work for the Battlefield 2142 Star Wars themed mod First Strike.

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TALON_UK
TALON_UK Apr 16 2014, 7:06am says:

As mentioned elsewhere it is just a prop, but we might look at adding some form of appropriate gameplay related functionality to it, so watch this space.

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TALON_UK
TALON_UK Apr 15 2014, 7:59pm says:

Nice.

+2 votes     media: Unreal 4 door
TALON_UK
TALON_UK Apr 15 2014, 7:45am says:

Yeah, you just need to make sure you check same mod and same version in the server browser settings. And yes, unfortunately the multiplayer does seem a little dead at the moment (perhaps we just made the Singleplayer too good?), we have a few things in need of attention first, and then we'll look to address this by getting a campaign event going, these tend to do a good job of drawing people out to play regularly.

+1 vote     article: Goodbye GameSpy
TALON_UK
TALON_UK Apr 14 2014, 12:30pm replied:

Here's the link to news on what EA are planning to do about it...

Uk.ign.com

Not sure about the DICE news. How do you mean an overhaul? Changes to the games themselves, or something to do with allowing them to function without the need for GameSpy?

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TALON_UK
TALON_UK Apr 13 2014, 2:39pm says:

Jumping on the Rebel Defiance server for a couple of games in around half an hour if anyone's up for it.

See you there.

+1 vote     mod: First Strike
TALON_UK
TALON_UK Apr 13 2014, 2:20pm says:

Nice to hear from you HaVoC, yeah, we're still clinging on.

+2 votes     article: Goodbye GameSpy
TALON_UK
TALON_UK Apr 13 2014, 1:15pm says:

Yup, Dathomir Prison Complex.

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TALON_UK
TALON_UK Apr 13 2014, 9:07am says:

Heh, I think you've read too much into the term 'Asset'. I meant that as in art asset rather than a gameplay related one. This and the Holocam are just environmental props with no gameplay function as yet. Though it might be nice to have the Security Holocam have some form of sensor capability, perhaps revealing enemy players on the mini-map, encouraging you to destroy them in a similar fashion to how the heroes did in Star Wars.

+2 votes     media: Imperial Security Station
TALON_UK
TALON_UK Apr 13 2014, 8:52am says:

That is good news. Thanks for the heads up. Will have to check that out.

+4 votes     article: Goodbye GameSpy
TALON_UK
TALON_UK Apr 13 2014, 6:37am says:

Not the Death Star, but you're on the right track.

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TALON_UK
TALON_UK Apr 11 2014, 10:11pm replied:

Hi Death's Head. First Strike works fine with the Origin version of BF2142, so you should be all good to go.

Enjoy.

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TALON_UK
TALON_UK Apr 9 2014, 3:27pm replied:

No, there is an issue with our webspace provider closing down, which is why the website is currently down. We'll be hosting our forums elsewhere, but that will take a few days to sort out. I'll be putting a news post out about that and these other issues shortly. Just bad timing with that happening and these other revelations coming out regarding Gamespy amongst other things. It is certainly of concern to us, and we'll have to figure out exactly what the ramifications of that are for us as a mod.

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TALON_UK
TALON_UK Mar 9 2014, 11:48am replied:

Will be up for some games tonight, most likely from around 8pm GMT.

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TALON_UK
TALON_UK Mar 4 2014, 6:41pm says:

Nice work guys, that AT-ST Walker's walk animation needs a little attention though, but to be expected, it is work in progress after all. Also loving how you've gone with the white winter colouring for the Speederbike for Hoth, looks good. Looking forward to seeing more.

+2 votes     media: Vehicles (WIP) Preview
TALON_UK
TALON_UK Mar 2 2014, 3:46pm replied:

Hi there Lolpgm, Null Sensor Station already has bot support, in the form of a vehicle-centric battle in the foothills around the mountain. If you're talking about further support that will include the building complex atop the mountain? That is in the works, so stay tuned for more on that in the future.

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TALON_UK
TALON_UK Mar 2 2014, 3:45pm replied:

Glad you're enjoying it, head on for some games. I should be on soon, hopefully a few others will be around to join me. See you there.

+1 vote     mod: First Strike
TALON_UK
TALON_UK Feb 23 2014, 3:32pm says:

Bobbing on now for a few games if anyone wants to join me.

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TALON_UK
TALON_UK Feb 20 2014, 6:26pm replied:

Heh, you might have hit the nail on the head there.

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TALON_UK
TALON_UK Feb 20 2014, 5:36pm replied:

Heh, I don't know, but play it and you'll soon notice the difference.

;)

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TALON_UK
TALON_UK Feb 18 2014, 6:12pm replied:

Well there are more than just two of us working on the mod (though not that many more), we keep supporting it for the love of the mod and the franchise, and wanting to keep the thing alive. We are basically making the Star Wars game that we would love to play, but we can really only do this with all your support, we need people to play this thing so we know that all our hard work and effort is not in vain.

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TALON_UK
TALON_UK Feb 18 2014, 4:50am replied:

Glad you got it working okay. The difference between the Full Installer and the Launcher is that the Launcher is the software used to Launch the mod and includes an update facility to get your mod bang up to date. The Full Installer is the download of the mod itself. The 1.6 version means you have the latest version of the mod right out of the box without needing to update it.

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TALON_UK
TALON_UK Feb 15 2014, 12:56pm replied:

Here's an update from the BI clan who are planning to have a bit of an event on their new First Strike server tonight, could be a good opportunity to get in some well populated games. Below is the message together with Teamspeak details. See you there.

BI + Friends should be playing tonight at around 6PM UK on the BI Server. Not sure how many will be turning up, feel free to join our ts at ts.blackintel.org. Click Tinyurl.com to join the server automatically if you have TS3 installed.

+1 vote     article: First Strike Installation Guide Video
TALON_UK
TALON_UK Feb 15 2014, 12:47pm says:

Here's an update from the BI clan who are planning to have a bit of an event on their new First Strike server tonight, could be a good opportunity to get in some well populated games. Below is the message together with Teamspeak details. See you there.

BI + Friends should be playing tonight at around 6PM UK on the BI Server. Not sure how many will be turning up, feel free to join our ts at ts.blackintel.org. Click Tinyurl.com to join the server automatically if you have TS3 installed.

+1 vote     mod: First Strike
TALON_UK
TALON_UK Feb 15 2014, 12:17pm replied:

We could do that, but with that launcher being the next item down in the downloads list it should be pretty obvious where you can get it from. We'll look at adding a link into the article just to be clear.

+1 vote     article: FS 1.6 Full Installer Released!
TALON_UK
TALON_UK Feb 15 2014, 12:00pm says:

Yes they can play it if they have Origin or other digital copy of the game. You don't need the disc.

+2 votes     download: First Strike 1.6 Full Installer
TALON_UK
TALON_UK Feb 15 2014, 6:09am says:

So was that installation video useful, did it help anyone to better understand how to install the mod?

+1 vote     article: First Strike Installation Guide Video
TALON_UK
TALON_UK Feb 14 2014, 3:35pm replied:

New Full First Strike 1.6 Installer has now been authorized here on ModDB, so it can be uploaded from here as well as the mirrors featured in the article.

As Twigs rightly mentions the full 1.6 installer is a big file, so if you're hoping to get on this weekend best start downloading.

Enjoy.

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TALON_UK
TALON_UK Feb 14 2014, 9:53am replied:

Once again, probably best posting on our forums, or the FS main page on ModDB as we don't check this thread so frequently. You should have a BF2142.exe in your Battlefield 2142 folder, otherwise your game would not run. So you should find that in Program Files\Electronic Arts\Battlefield 2142. Further investigation of this directory should also reveal a FirstStrike.exe. If you're having the no CD error simply duplicate the BF2142.exe and rename it to the FirstStrike.exe and replace the old First Strike file. This will essentially mean they are both the same file with different names which is what you want, as long as the BF2142.exe works the First Strike one should do too now as they are both the same file.

Ideally what you want to do now though is just get updated to 1.6, and use the new Launcher which does all the above for you automatically.

Best of luck with it.

+1 vote     download: First Strike 1.5 Full Installer
TALON_UK
TALON_UK Feb 13 2014, 6:01pm says:

UPDATE:

FS Launcher Installers updated to fix a number of issues including allowing people to install it wherever they want. The Launcher itself will automatically update itself with the hotfixes we've rolled out this week to address other issues which have been raised since the launch of 1.6. Enjoy.

If you want this fix head to the FS 1.6 Release news post and you'll find the links have been updated to this new version of the Launcher Installer.

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TALON_UK
TALON_UK Feb 13 2014, 6:00pm says:

UPDATE:

FS Launcher Installers updated to fix a number of issues including allowing people to install it wherever they want. The Launcher itself will automatically update itself with the hotfixes we've rolled out this week to address other issues which have been raised since the launch of 1.6. Enjoy.

+1 vote     article: First Strike 1.6 Released!
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