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 Nov 3 2013, 2:24pm says:

Cheers, as with all things First Strike we're trying to get the thing looking as authentic as we can. Heh, that's why it's taking a while.

; )

+2 votes     article: Battle of Hoth: Echo Base Update 02
TALON_UK
TALON_UK Nov 3 2013, 5:42am replied:

If you're still having trouble I'd say your still in the installation process. Check the link out as it does a good job of covering any of the issues you might be running into. Most people can get First Strike to work right away, but for some people they may run into any number of issues that tend to be easy fixes. Reading that article is just a good way of discovering what they are and gives you suggestions on how to go about fixing them.

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TALON_UK
TALON_UK Nov 3 2013, 1:34am replied:

Sorry to hear you're having problems, check out the link in the post a few below for advice on any issues you may run into during the installation process.

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TALON_UK
TALON_UK Oct 31 2013, 9:18pm says:

Nice work guys, excellent to see this material getting the Cry Engine treatment, looks awesome.

+6 votes     media: Hoth (WIP) Preview - Star Wars: BattleCry
TALON_UK
TALON_UK Oct 28 2013, 7:03am replied:

Hi GunnerExurkun, welcome to the mod. Head to the link below which gives an in depth and detailed overview of the installation process for First Strike, and some of the issues you may run into and how to solve them. It might be quite old, but the material is still valid. Check that out and see if you can address your problems via that. If you still have issues after following those instructions get back in touch and we'll see what we can do.

Best of luck.

Moddb.com

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TALON_UK
TALON_UK Oct 27 2013, 2:49pm says:

No campaign tonight, but we'll still be around for some games, so see you on there later. Don't forget we're now on GMT rather than BST in the UK now, so the games will now commence at 8pm GMT (in about an hour and 15 minutes).

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TALON_UK
TALON_UK Oct 27 2013, 2:38pm replied:

Aye, can be a good idea to make sure you have the correct final version of BF2142 too, as there were a few different versions initially released.

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TALON_UK
TALON_UK Oct 21 2013, 5:55am says:

Heh heh, sure looks that way doesn't it? Basically Yavin is a defense map for the Empire, so with low numbers it can be quite difficult to defend on that map. Becomes more balanced when you have greater numbers. We tend to make the final map worth big points to keep things interesting, but going from these results I guess we'll have to stop doing that.

+3 votes     article: Rebel Defiance Campaign 2: Final Results
TALON_UK
TALON_UK Oct 20 2013, 5:53pm says:

Congrats to the Rebels!

That pesky battle station scuppered the Empire yet again. The Emperor would like to get in contact with the Death Star's lead designers, and the chief contractors who worked on the construction of the Empire's pride and joy for a quiet chat.

; )

Official results news post will be up soon.

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TALON_UK
TALON_UK Oct 20 2013, 2:37pm replied:

Yeah, campaign finale starting at 8pm BST (British Summer Time), so in just under half an hour from now.

After the last official campaign game (Battle of Yavin) is over we'll all hang around to play rounds on whatever maps people fancy playing.

See you there.

+1 vote     mod: First Strike
TALON_UK
TALON_UK Oct 13 2013, 3:04pm says:

Campaign games kicking off now, see you in there.

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TALON_UK
TALON_UK Oct 11 2013, 7:37am says:

It is Lord Starkiller, believe me, especially with a high volume of players. The 64 player version for example adds some of the capital ships featured in Battle of Taloraan into the mix. Check out the video section for footage of Escape From Hoth and some of our other maps in action.

Thanks for the compliments on the stories, they're doing their job then. They're based in part on the background fictions for the maps in question, but also on actual events which have occurred in the rounds played. I for example was the demolitions trooper on the Bestine blowing up Rebel Freerunners. It just helps to illustrate how much fun the game is and the exciting possibilities offered up by the gameplay. All being well it should encourage more people to give it a try.

Additionally if you like the stories you can find more examples on the First Strike forums, some by myself and others by FSDev Twigs who has written some absolute corkers that are well worth a read.

+1 vote     article: Rebel Defiance Campaign 2: Round 6 Results
TALON_UK
TALON_UK Oct 10 2013, 6:33am replied:

Sorry for the delay, have been busy this week. News post is up over on the FS forums, and just awaiting authorization before going up here.

+1 vote     mod: First Strike
TALON_UK
TALON_UK Oct 6 2013, 6:50pm says:

Good games tonight guys. Nice to see some fresh faces. Really liked how well 32 player Bestine played even with relatively low numbers. Lok was a good giggle too. Good fun games.

+1 vote     mod: First Strike
TALON_UK
TALON_UK Oct 6 2013, 2:08pm says:

About an hour till game time, see you there.

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TALON_UK
TALON_UK Oct 4 2013, 6:30am says:

Glad to hear it. Hope you enjoy it when you do get the chance to play our mod.

+1 vote     media: First Strike 1.5 Trailer
TALON_UK
TALON_UK Oct 3 2013, 3:09pm says:

Would love to, just a question of time to get all this done. Our main focus now is Hoth. But I'd have loved to have added a Bespin map to the mix. Perhaps if the number of players really rise after Hoth.

+1 vote     media: First Strike Campaign Video
TALON_UK
TALON_UK Oct 3 2013, 11:04am replied:

Welcome to the mod JonasOvrum and Puttzy. I hope you enjoy the fruits of our labour.

There are currently weekly events taking place as part of the campaign which his hosted every Sunday at 8pm BST(British Summertime). For this event you can either sign up and become a registered player, or just turn up on the night and be assigned to whichever team is most in need of players.

There are currently no clans affiliated with the mod at this time, as it has been a while since our last release, though we still do see clan members playing from clans once affiliated with the mod such as BI and RSF.

Currently our on-line playerbase is fairly low, but we hope that will improve with future releases, Hoth being something that a lot of people are eager to see from us. Mostly people play during the Sunday night events, but also Saturday night sees some action.

I hope that answers all your questions, and I look forward to seeing you guys on Sunday for some games.

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TALON_UK
TALON_UK Sep 30 2013, 5:47pm says:

Nice.

:)

+1 vote     media: DLT-20A Sniper (WIP screenshot)
TALON_UK
TALON_UK Sep 29 2013, 3:04pm says:

Heading on for tonight's Campaign games now. See you in there if you fancy it.

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TALON_UK
TALON_UK Sep 29 2013, 10:05am says:

Glad to hear things went well last night. Sounds like fun was had by all. Gutted I couldn't be there. Hope to see a few of the old guard on again tonight. Would be good to catch up with some of the old faces. Maybe see you later.

+1 vote     article: BlackIntel & Global Conflict First Strike Event
TALON_UK
TALON_UK Sep 27 2013, 2:23am replied:

That is correct, just waiting for ModDB to authorise the news update on this forum.

+1 vote     mod: First Strike
TALON_UK
TALON_UK Sep 24 2013, 3:24am replied:

Not as yet, with our variable and limited time and resources to work on this it makes it difficult to nail down a release date until we're a bit further along on the development of key maps such as Hoth.

+1 vote     mod: First Strike
TALON_UK
TALON_UK Sep 23 2013, 1:59pm replied:

Yeah, sorry, Round 5.

:p

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TALON_UK
TALON_UK Sep 23 2013, 12:25pm replied:

Indeed, it was more a lack of players that scuppered this week's games, though my totally crippling crash (as noted above) didn't help.

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TALON_UK
TALON_UK Sep 23 2013, 12:22pm says:

After some issues this weekend, mostly due to quite low numbers, (one Rebel, Zaphod possibly playing as Dak "I feel I can take on the whole Empire myself" Ralter).

But also some technical issues, some players couldn't log on to the server, and I had some issues of my own (I had a bizarre crash which wiped out all my game settings after the first round). We have had to postpone the event.

So now Round: 4 will instead be held next weekend. So this will feature the same maps as highlighted in last week's Campaign Results Update. So that will be the maps Endor Strike Team & Clearing, plus the space map Strike at Parmel, so don't miss it guys. Should be good, if we can get the numbers together.

+1 vote     mod: First Strike
TALON_UK
TALON_UK Sep 20 2013, 10:48am says:

Yeah, the light applications are a little too heavy handed, perhaps adjusting the levels in PS will give you a subtler effect more in keeping with how it looks in the movies. With a little tweaking it should look spot on. How does the light side look? Be interesting to see what colour you use to deal with all that global urbanisation.

+1 vote     media: A Sign Of Things To Come - Coruscant
TALON_UK
TALON_UK Sep 18 2013, 12:00pm replied:

I believe it is linked to the details you give when you register on the FS forums, though I could be mistaken there, it maybe as is the case with other on-line games based off of the location from which you play.

+1 vote     mod: First Strike
TALON_UK
TALON_UK Sep 16 2013, 7:50pm replied:

Yeah, Sunday 22nd at 8pm BST.

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TALON_UK
TALON_UK Sep 16 2013, 6:43pm replied:

What's that a link to, the image for the Heavy Weapons Class? If so it is there, as there are players who have that as their preferred class in the top 10 players and the image appears fine on their stats.

Actually, they are Rebel Heavy Weapons, you're Imperial. Will check it out.

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