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 @ First Strike

Some good games tonight, nice to see a few new faces out there, be seeing you for more soon.

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TALON_UK
TALON_UK @ Ambassador Class

Nice, love how it incorporates the best elements of the original and next gen Enterprise. Was this class the Enterprise C or something?

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TALON_UK @ Star Wars Fan Group

Yeah, the developer Free Radical went under, with the current financial climate a number of good Brit game developers went down the drain, and unfortunately they were one of them, flushing SWBF3 down the drain with them.

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TALON_UK
TALON_UK @ Kuat Drive Yards and Ask The Developers Live Session!

Nice work on this guys, the whole ring seen in its entirety around the planet should look really impressive.

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TALON_UK @ Log Entry 018: Deadlock Goes Open Door Development

Nice work on the sound design too, be interesting to see how much this affects gameplay.

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TALON_UK @ Log Entry 018: Deadlock Goes Open Door Development

Great news, and fantastic work on the assault rifle, that viewer really shows it off beautifully. Top notch job guys.

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TALON_UK @ Pathfinder Laboratory

Looking good. The lighting looks perhaps a little dark for a starfleet environment, but other than that, really nice accurate rendering.

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TALON_UK @ The Citadel, Counter Attack and (unknown named)

Good conclusion to the Citadel Trilogy this week, though you did wonder how they were going to fit all the action necessary to wrap it up into one episode, what with a fleet battle in space and the continuing escape and pursuit on the surface, but it worked and didn't feel as rushed as I thought it might. Also a nice touch with a key character meeting his maker, explaining why he doesn't appear in Episode III. I also liked the way tension between Palpatine and the Jedi is becoming worse as time goes on, with the Chancellor specifically commanding Tarkin to deliver the intel directly to him rather than the Jedi. Obviously as I suggested earlier this'll be how the Separatists gain access to the intel which allows them to attack Coruscant in the opening scenes of Episode III. Very good set of episodes, really looking forward to what they pull out of the bag to top it for the series finale, the big hairy walking carpet being introduced should help.

; )

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TALON_UK
TALON_UK @ First Strike

Don't know if this is the issue you're suffering from, but try this fix out if you haven't already. This sorts out the red servers problem/older game version error.

Was a fix we used for when BF2142 1.51 first came out and we had not yet updated First Strike to be compatible, to be used as a temporary fix, but for anyone who is still having trouble even with the updated and now BF2142 1.51 compatible (at least compatible for most people) First Strike, this fix seems to solve the problem they're having.

1) Go into BF2142 folder and delete the FirstStrike.exe.

2) Copy the BF2142.exe (which you know functions well for BF2142) and rename it FirstStrike.

3) Then launch with FS launcher.

4) No more red server problem.

Also a lot of people who were on last night seemed to be getting Punkbuster issues and getting kicked from the Community Game server. If you're getting this just manually update Punkbuster by going to their official site, that should solve your problem.


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TALON_UK
TALON_UK @ First Strike

The FS Forums are back up now.

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TALON_UK
TALON_UK @ First Strike

Heads up guys, the Community Game should be kicking off in just under 30 minutes.

See you out there.

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TALON_UK
TALON_UK @ First Strike

Yeah, they just went down about an hour or so ago, typical, always on an event night eh?

I'll direct you to the installation guide that we have posted here to help newcomers to the mod who run into problems installing.

Moddb.com

If you've done these steps already, make sure you're running the latest version of BF2142 1.51, clear your cache, as that can sometimes cause issues. And if you are getting any error message let us know what that is as that can help us pinpoint your problem. Other things of note could be what operating system you're using, as different issues can arise due to these differences, and the solution can vary depending on the OS too.

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TALON_UK @ First Strike Community Games

Evening Troopers, just a quick update to let you know the venue for tonight's Community Games. =SBB= clan havbe kindly offered to host the event this weekend, so the FS Dev team would like to thank them for their support.

See you out there this evening Troopers!

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TALON_UK
TALON_UK @ First Strike

Afternoon Troopers, just a quick update to let you know the venue for tonight's Community Games. =SBB= clan havbe kindly offered to host the event this weekend, so the FS Dev team would like to thank them for their support.

See you out there this evening Troopers!

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TALON_UK
TALON_UK @ First Strike Community Games

Check out our forums client support section, we have a thread there to help deal with any issues that may have been thrown up by BF2142 1.51.

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TALON_UK @ First Strike Community Games

Would be nice, but I'm afraid it is not looking good as far as mod tools and the Frostbite Engine are concerned.

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TALON_UK @ NanoFX Graphics Renderer 1.7 Preview

The viewer has the Defiant, Intrepid (Voyager) and Romulan Warbird, so you can take your pick, though I did miss a good old fashioned Klingon vessel in the mix. Out of all the ships on show the Galaxy looks the most impressive due to the sheer scale of the thing, I don't mind the design of the thing myself, but yeah, there are much better Trek starship designs out there.

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TALON_UK @ First Strike Community Games

Indeed. We're hoping for a good turn out this weekend, I love the smell of blaster fire in the morning, smells like...

Victory.

;)

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TALON_UK @ Klingon Birds-of-Prey

Aye, very nice.

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TALON_UK @ NanoFX Graphics Renderer 1.7 Preview

Pretty sweet when you drop a few Warbirds and Federation starships in there and watch them duke it out. Who will come out on top?

Heh, and it's also good to check the beauty pass shots of the vessels to check them out, really look good in the engine. Though one error I noticed was the bump/normal mapping on the moon, need to reverse the effect as the craters on the surface look more like bubbles rising up rather than sinking into the surface as craters should. Other than that? Looks great.

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TALON_UK @ Model Viewer v1.6a

Nice. Will check this out, great looking work.

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TALON_UK @ Star Fiction

Heh, nice.

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TALON_UK @ Klingon Birds-of-Prey

Bird of Prey is one of my fave Star Trek ship designs, and you've done a great job of it here, you've really done it justice.

Great work.

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TALON_UK @ Klingon Birds-of-Prey

Probably meant to be more Star Trek 3: The Search For Spock, or Star Trek 6 for that matter. They had Bird of Prey vs. Enterprise encounters.

; )

Very cool, and very classic. Nice job guys, though I always prefered the original darker colour scheme for the Bird of Prey over the brighter green paint job from the Next Gen versions.

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TALON_UK @ Imperial Star Destroyer normal map and other things nice

Excellent work as always, that is one sweet looking ISD you've got there. Very good normal mapping job.

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TALON_UK @ First Strike

Hoth will be a while off yet, but we are aiming to get it out sometime this year all being well. We've got 17 maps and the co-op/singleplayer functionality to keep you occupied until then. Plus some nice new community led event developments in the works. More news on that soon.

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TALON_UK @ First Strike Now BF2142 v.1.51 Compatible

No need to make servers, the only change required is that the servers update to BF2142 1.51, the First Strike code stays the same. More of an issue is availability of Linux (which a lot of servers use) unranked server files for 1.51, but the links for these files are starting to surface now, so anyone running a First Strike/BF2142 server using Linux should now be able to update their server.

Runekn, what is it that doesn't download for you? The First Strike launcher update?

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TALON_UK @ First Strike

Bobbing on at around 8pm GMT (in about half an hour from now)tonight to see how the 1.51 patch translates over to First Strike if anyone fancies joining me? The Rebel Defiance server has been updated to be compatible with BF2142 1.51.

Check the post below to see how to manually make your First Strike client BF2142 1.51 compatible and come on in. (also note that a new BF2142 1.51 client patch came out on the 15th to replace the original one that EA released last week which was faulty, so you'll have to reinstall and download the new version of 1.51 if you haven't already)

What will be of most interest will be the improved hit detection that 1.51 is supposed to include. And of course for most people the highlight will be the lack of a need to have the original BF2142 disc to make the game run, should bring a few more people to First Strike with any luck, especially if this means BF2142 will soon be made available on Steam.

See you out there.

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TALON_UK
TALON_UK @ Galor Class vs Scorpion Fighters

Excellent job guys, following your work with great interest, plus DS9 was always my fave trek show.

; )

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TALON_UK
TALON_UK @ Normal and Specular Mapping comes to Freelancer

Nice, very impressive what you've managed to do with the old girl (engine that is ;) ).

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