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 Jan 8 2011, 7:41am says:

Teamspeak 3 server details for this event have now been updated in the article above.

+1 vote   news: Nations in Conflict First Strike Event
TALON_UK
TALON_UK Jan 8 2011, 7:39am says:

Hi usablucape, there are plenty of timezone converters out there which can give you a conversion from GMT to your time zone in seconds, but because you asked so nicely.

19:00GMT converts to 14:00 U.S. Eastern/EST.

Oh, and the Teamspeak 3 server details for this event have now been updated on the news post above.

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TALON_UK
TALON_UK Jan 6 2011, 10:04am replied:

Hi DarkDiablos, no your BF2142 account will not be affected. As a mod this constitutes modified content and as such will not add to your BF2142 stats. First Strike has its own stats system which is independent of this, the results of which and can be viewed at our website.

Follow the installation instructions and you should be fine.

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TALON_UK
TALON_UK Jan 6 2011, 8:58am replied:

Being in Germany is no bad thing, First Strike players are mostly European so the time zones should be just fine for you. This weekend's event for example starts at 19:00 GMT a very Euro friendly time, and being the weekend we'll most likely get a few of our friends from the other side of the pond too.

+1 vote   mod: First Strike
TALON_UK
TALON_UK Jan 6 2011, 5:44am replied:

Should be around half a dozen servers, is quiet around now, but get on at the weekend and it should be busier, also just pop on an empty server and people usually start to appear.

If you're not even seeing these servers you might need to check that you have everything set up correctly on the server menu screen, check this article for details on that:

Moddb.com

+1 vote   mod: First Strike
TALON_UK
TALON_UK Dec 30 2010, 9:28am says:

Well I'm glad it....smells right.

+4 votes   media: AT-AT Cockpit WIP shots
TALON_UK
TALON_UK Dec 28 2010, 3:32pm says:

None for Christmas, but we may have something organised for very early in the New Year, will keep you posted. In the meantime bob on-line on Saturdays and Sundays as these are the event nights, also possibly other nights in the week now we're in the holidays.

+1 vote   mod: First Strike
TALON_UK
TALON_UK Dec 28 2010, 3:30pm replied:

If you don't have the original disc that could be the problem, you need that to run BF2142, and in turn First Strike.

+1 vote   mod: First Strike
TALON_UK
TALON_UK Dec 28 2010, 3:28pm says:

Awww, I had the lyrics to the Life Day Song memorised and everything.

; )

+1 vote   news: Merry Christmas from all at First Strike
TALON_UK
TALON_UK Dec 25 2010, 9:12am says:

Congrats to all who made the list, and well done to the FH2 Team, nice work guys.

+1 vote   feature: Players Choice - Mod of the Year
TALON_UK
TALON_UK Dec 24 2010, 7:17pm says:

Merry Christmas everyone.

+2 votes   mod: First Strike
TALON_UK
TALON_UK Dec 24 2010, 5:44am says:

Congrats to all. PR: ArmA 2 does look pretty amazing, well deserved win guys.

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TALON_UK
TALON_UK Dec 20 2010, 5:56am says:

Some beautiful renders here of some of my favorite Star Trek Starships, excellent work guys.

+2 votes   media: Constitution Refit renders
TALON_UK
TALON_UK Dec 19 2010, 3:16pm says:

Never heard of it before, but looking at that video Dear Esther is a beautiful looking mod. Congrats guys, well deserved.

+3 votes   feature: Editors Choice - Best Upcoming Mod
TALON_UK
TALON_UK Dec 19 2010, 2:27pm says:

Very nice, one of my fave Trek ships too. Keep up the great work guys looking forward to seeing this.

+1 vote   news: U.S.S. Defiant - Graphical Highlights
TALON_UK
TALON_UK Dec 19 2010, 2:20pm says:

Just 40 minutes to go before we kick off another Community Game this evening.

See you out there.

+1 vote   mod: First Strike
TALON_UK
TALON_UK Dec 16 2010, 6:31am says:

Oooh the anticipation, another fine event guys, looking forward to the results on Xmas day, will have to check the results on my iphone when no one is looking.

; )

Best of luck everyone!

+1 vote   news: The end of the voting!
TALON_UK
TALON_UK Dec 16 2010, 6:18am replied:

Heh, cool, cheers, you can come again.

; )

+1 vote   mod: First Strike
TALON_UK
TALON_UK Dec 14 2010, 12:51pm replied:

That said, with the holidays coming up we might see more regular player activity, so just bob on and see who's about.

I was on my own for about 5 minutes last night on a server, and then one other player joined, and then another, and so on, I think it peaked at about 6 to 8 people on last night which isn't great, but it just goes to show that if you jump on a server people will come.

+1 vote   news: The Galaxy is our Battlefield
TALON_UK
TALON_UK Dec 14 2010, 12:45pm says:

15 minutes left people!!! Get your votes in for First Strike while they're hot.

:)

+2 votes   mod: First Strike
TALON_UK
TALON_UK Dec 14 2010, 12:42pm replied:

There are games on at this time every weekend (maybe you just got unlucky with your timing Doyle), that is when people should try and get on to see a high number of players, sometimes it is a little hit and miss and there might not be as many players as usual, but that is still the best time to try. Also we will look at putting on more well advertised date specific events as these seem to pull in more players who have not tried the mod before, but aim to get on at around 8pm GMT any weekend night and you should find people on.

+1 vote   news: The Galaxy is our Battlefield
TALON_UK
TALON_UK Dec 14 2010, 8:09am says:

She sure looks pretty.

+1 vote   news: Epic Star Wars Battle
TALON_UK
TALON_UK Dec 12 2010, 11:05am says:

Bob on in about 4 hours and you should find a lot of people on-line, that is about the time this evening's Community Game will officially start, but bob on earlier and you still might catch a few people on. Like my colleague says, jump on a server and people will soon turn up to play with.

+1 vote   mod: First Strike
TALON_UK
TALON_UK Dec 12 2010, 10:59am says:

....Maybe....

+1 vote   media: Battle of Hoth WIP Shots
TALON_UK
TALON_UK Dec 10 2010, 12:41am says:

Regarding the Death Star surface, we had to drop the lightmaps from that due to the complexity of the Death Star surface model, it just created too much of a strain client side when we added lightmaps. Without them you got a much improved framerate and it allowed us to make the map playable for a wider variety of players. So slightly less visual pizzazz, but much better gameplay because of it. Sometimes these sacrifices have to be made, and believe me the Death Star surface still looks incredible.

+3 votes   news: The Galaxy is our Battlefield
TALON_UK
TALON_UK Dec 10 2010, 12:23am says:

I wouldn't go that far, heh, we're not quite as hardcore as that.

+1 vote   news: The Galaxy is our Battlefield
TALON_UK
TALON_UK Dec 9 2010, 11:17pm says:

Cool list, ah the sweetness that was Desert Combat, the first mod I ever played, happy memories.

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TALON_UK
TALON_UK Dec 9 2010, 11:05pm says:

Well since they wouldn't make it somebody had to.

; )

In all seriousness though, despite the Star Wars trappings I think you'll find our mod quite a different beast to the Star Wars Battlefront games (though I was a big fan of them back in the day). Our mod focuses more on strong teamwork and tactics, this results in a much less arcadey experience than the Battlefront games.

Try us out and find out for yourself.

+2 votes   news: The Galaxy is our Battlefield
TALON_UK
TALON_UK Dec 9 2010, 6:56pm says:

Heh, that's what the Walkers are there for.

;P

+2 votes   media: Battle of Hoth WIP Shots
TALON_UK
TALON_UK Dec 9 2010, 6:23pm says:

The Command Centre shots are renders from 3DS Max, the exterior Hoth shots are in game.

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