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 Feb 13 2014, 10:24am replied:

There is a lot of fun to be had in them though, especially on Imperial Convoy Raid with a swarm of TIE Defenders on your six. One thing to note is that you can switch seats with the bot, so if it is getting a little too dangerously close to a target vessel you can grab the controls and pull away from that target and slap your co-pilot across the face for his Kamikaze tendencies.

Another nice little tip to note about co-piloting a Y-Wing with a bot is that if you pilot the ship and use all your torps on a bombing run, and you switch to gunner and allow your bot to start performing his own bombing run, if you switch and take over the pilot seat again you'll inherit his torpedoes.

But hush, hush, you didn't hear that here.

;)

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TALON_UK
TALON_UK Feb 11 2014, 9:46am says:

Cool, well it is due out so I'll look forward to that. Have to organise an event for you to shoot to show the mod at it's best.

+2 votes   article: First Strike Installation Guide Video
TALON_UK
TALON_UK Feb 11 2014, 3:32am replied:

Sorry you're having trouble Scripty, we have covered it multiple times in the comments, but check out Twigs' video on how to install the mod, that should make things clear and help you out.

+4 votes   article: First Strike 1.6 Released!
TALON_UK
TALON_UK Feb 11 2014, 1:54am replied:

Yeah, usually Sunday after 8pm GMT is a good time to find people on, but I'd expect people on more frequently now. Maybe some clan or community members need to organize a big game night event or something to help get a good number of people all on- line at the same time.

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TALON_UK
TALON_UK Feb 11 2014, 1:51am says:

Cool, yeah, if you follow those instructions you should be all good.

+1 vote   download: New First Strike Launcher Installer
TALON_UK
TALON_UK Feb 10 2014, 9:57am says:

Has been for a long time, just needed a tweak to a certain file to make it so. But as I've mentioned before, the new launcher sorts it so you no longer need to manually tweak any files to make it compatible.

+1 vote   article: First Strike 1.6 Released!
TALON_UK
TALON_UK Feb 10 2014, 2:59am says:

When you have installed 1.5 you need to let the launcher auto update you to 1.55. Then you can use the manual patch to 1.6. If you haven't updated from 1.5 to 1.55 prior to trying to install the 1.6 patch? It won't work. Your best off just auto updating from 1.5 and allowing the auto updater in the launcher to get you bang up to date with 1.6.

+1 vote   download: New First Strike Launcher Installer
TALON_UK
TALON_UK Feb 10 2014, 2:54am says:

There will be a full 1.6 installer released shortly. However if you have FS 1.5 use the launcher to auto update, this will download and install 1.55 and then 1.6 for you and you'll be good to go.

+1 vote   article: First Strike 1.6 Released!
TALON_UK
TALON_UK Feb 9 2014, 2:24pm replied:

Indeed, well I hope we see you for a couple of games tonight. See you then.

+1 vote   mod: First Strike
TALON_UK
TALON_UK Feb 9 2014, 6:19am says:

Heh, we're at number one as the most popular mod today on ModDB? How'd that happen? Hope that translates into a shedload of players on-line.

+5 votes   mod: First Strike
TALON_UK
TALON_UK Feb 9 2014, 6:16am says:

Heh, this mod has been out for years, check the initial release date. Though we have taken rather a long time to get this latest update out. I hope you enjoy.

+3 votes   article: First Strike 1.6 Released!
TALON_UK
TALON_UK Feb 8 2014, 7:40pm says:

Sorry you feel the new launcher looks bland, yeah it isn't as pretty as the old one, but with this one we were going more for the functionality and technical improvements rather than aesthetics. Technically this thing is much better and should make running the mod and installing updates much smoother.

+4 votes   download: New First Strike Launcher Installer
TALON_UK
TALON_UK Feb 8 2014, 8:16am replied:

Good idea, we could do something along those lines, or if a community member wanted to do it we could then officially endorse it.

+2 votes   mod: First Strike
TALON_UK
TALON_UK Feb 7 2014, 12:00pm says:

v1.6 Changelog added.

+2 votes   article: First Strike 1.6 Released!
TALON_UK
TALON_UK Feb 7 2014, 10:48am says:

We banged the thing out as soon as it was ready, we'll draw up a changelog and add that to the news post at some point today.

+3 votes   article: First Strike 1.6 Released!
TALON_UK
TALON_UK Feb 7 2014, 6:56am replied:

Hi there again, looking through our forum logs we had that same "DeprecationWarning:" error once, it was at a time when the server was down which is linked to our auto updater facility. When was the last time you tried to update or install the mod? As remember we just had a period when our server was down due to a malicious hacker attack. If you tried to update during that time you may have got this error. We're obviously back on-line now, so if you try again you should be okay. Give it a go, and if you still run into problems let us know.

Best of luck.

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TALON_UK
TALON_UK Feb 7 2014, 6:34am replied:

Ahh, no, I think I just mis-read your post actually. yeah head to our forums and the client support boards. The fact you can run it through the custom games facility, but not through the Launcher is strange. I'll have a rummage around and see if this issue has come up before.

+1 vote   mod: First Strike
TALON_UK
TALON_UK Feb 7 2014, 6:27am replied:

Hi there Deltacommandos, that name sounds familiar. I'm afraid I'm unfamiliar however with this error. It might be a good idea to post this problem on our forums, though one of the more tech head Devs will probably catch this on here and have more of an idea of what might be causing your problem than I. Also it is always a good idea to check out our old installation guide which covers most problems you may run into during installation. And as you mention that you're having problems with the vanilla game it might be well worth looking into that first and making sure that BF2142 is running fine before attempting to install FS.

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TALON_UK
TALON_UK Feb 7 2014, 6:18am replied:

Hi Liberty, FS does work with the Origin version of BF 2142, and has done for some time now, though you did need to do a little tweak to make it work correctly. Basically you had to make a copy of your BF2142 exe and rename it to the First Strike exe to get that to work. Now however thanks to our new shiny launcher you shouldn't have to do that anymore as the clever little thing will do that for you.

+2 votes   mod: First Strike
TALON_UK
TALON_UK Feb 7 2014, 2:29am replied:

I'll see you your release date, and I'll raise you one news update link.

Fsmod.com

; )

+1 vote   mod: First Strike
TALON_UK
TALON_UK Feb 6 2014, 4:47pm says:

That looks awesome, and nice attention to detail considering star system's distance from the galactic core when developing these. Very cool.

+2 votes   media: New Starspheres
TALON_UK
TALON_UK Feb 5 2014, 6:08pm says:

Not long to go now guys, I'd advise you to keep your weekend free, just sayin'.

;)

+3 votes   mod: First Strike
TALON_UK
TALON_UK Feb 2 2014, 7:57pm says:

I suspected as much. Prepare the Superlaser. You may fire when ready.

; )

+3 votes   article: First Strike Suffers Cyber Attack
TALON_UK
TALON_UK Feb 1 2014, 2:39am says:

Our website is back up, so hopefully we should be able to re-establish full service soon.

+1 vote   article: First Strike Suffers Cyber Attack
TALON_UK
TALON_UK Jan 31 2014, 2:41pm replied:

Heh heh, I don't think we've even appeared on their radar, but who knows? I'd guess this was more likely nothing more than a random Hacker attack, though a bleedin' annoyingly timed one.

+4 votes   article: First Strike Suffers Cyber Attack
TALON_UK
TALON_UK Jan 30 2014, 5:36pm replied:

Imminently, but unfortunately this website attack has still crippled our forums and is now starting to cause production delays. Timing couldn't be worse really, As we were looking at getting the release candidate together (if this had happened a week later it wouldn't have mattered as much as the release would most likely have been out), so as soon as the forums are back up we should be in a position to complete that and get it released, but obviously until we can fix this attack issue on the website it is hampering our progress. Really quite annoying to say the least.

+1 vote   mod: First Strike
TALON_UK
TALON_UK Jan 29 2014, 12:36pm says:

Nice vid, going from strength to strength with this guys, keep up the great work.

+2 votes   article: FW:ToW Chat with devs video
TALON_UK
TALON_UK Jan 27 2014, 1:00pm replied:

Yeah, it is quite annoying, especially with the timing, but hopefully it should be sorted and back up again soon, and won't interfere too much with our ability to get 1.6 out to you in a timely fashion, not long now guys.

+1 vote   mod: First Strike
TALON_UK
TALON_UK Jan 21 2014, 4:32pm replied:

No, we hope to get that out later in the year.

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TALON_UK
TALON_UK Jan 20 2014, 6:08pm replied:

Just applying the final coat of polish and buffing the windscreen. Have also put one of those nice air fresheners on the rear view mirror.

; )

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