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 Sep 8 2013, 3:33pm replied:

As the Hoth map will feature in our next major release, that will itself be First Strike 1.6 together with a few other tweaks to the mod in general, and perhaps a few other maps that we're currently working on. Though co-op Taloraan that was mentioned before maybe released earlier than that in a patch all things being well.

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TALON_UK
TALON_UK Sep 8 2013, 1:15pm says:

If we get enough signed up, or have at least 8 a side tonight we might be able to go with the 32 player version on Jundland which features more assets (Sentinel, y'know you want it baby! ;P ). Call everyone you know, put the shout out over X-Fire and get 'em signed up people!

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TALON_UK
TALON_UK Sep 7 2013, 8:19pm replied:

Hi there SHOGUN096, have just been informed by our webmaster that the issues on the FS forums should be sorted now. Try registering again and see if the problems you were having have been resolved.

Thanks for your patience with this issue.

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TALON_UK
TALON_UK Sep 7 2013, 9:11am replied:

I reckon if we get enough signed up, or have at least 8 a side on the day we might be able to go with the 32 player version on Jundland which features more assets. Call everyone you know and get 'em signed up people!

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TALON_UK
TALON_UK Sep 7 2013, 9:08am replied:

That is very close actually, just needs to be finely balanced and it is good to go.

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TALON_UK
TALON_UK Sep 6 2013, 3:09pm replied:

Thanks for sorting that out for us Twigs, your efforts are much appreciated.

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TALON_UK
TALON_UK Sep 6 2013, 5:58am replied:

Yes, with only a limited number of space maps we'll have some repetition here due to some of the results. Depending on who wins the map determines what the next map to be played is. So for example, if the Imperial team wins Imperial Convoy Raid, Battle of Taloraan gets played next.

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TALON_UK
TALON_UK Sep 4 2013, 7:27pm says:

Yeah. If we had better numbers we'd do the larger version, but with these numbers we'll playing the16 player version.
Which means no Sentinel :-(

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TALON_UK
TALON_UK Sep 4 2013, 7:15pm replied:

You could customize your version of the game to add the mini mod maps. Best bet is to ask FSDev Dnamro, he's most familiar with the co-op and single player mini mod.

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TALON_UK
TALON_UK Sep 4 2013, 7:04pm replied:

The Campaign is currently in it's second week. Round 3 is this Sunday.

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TALON_UK
TALON_UK Sep 4 2013, 5:51pm replied:

Sent our webmaster another reminder, perhaps he's still on holiday?

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TALON_UK
TALON_UK Sep 4 2013, 5:50pm replied:

Will see what we can do. In the meantime however, don't forget that you don't have to be registered to play in the Campaign (though obviously it's preferable). So don't let that stop you.

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TALON_UK
TALON_UK Sep 4 2013, 1:53pm says:

Hope we get good numbers for Jundland, as with the numbers that map is seriously epic.

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TALON_UK
TALON_UK Sep 4 2013, 1:50pm replied:

Indeed, MR-BUGGLES if you can give us more details regarding your situation and we should be able to help.

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TALON_UK
TALON_UK Sep 4 2013, 1:48pm replied:

Hi Cixlysid, is that on the Rebel Defiance forums or the First Strike one? Let me know and I'll advise our webmaster of your issue, and he should be able to sort you out.

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TALON_UK
TALON_UK Sep 2 2013, 10:46am replied:

It sure is.

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TALON_UK
TALON_UK Sep 1 2013, 6:59pm replied:

Yeah, still small numbers this week, need to see more people coming along to these things guys. Still good games tonight, but we want some epic games.

Sign up people.

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TALON_UK
TALON_UK Sep 1 2013, 12:58pm replied:

You'll have to give us a bit more to go on than that. Here's a link to our installation and troubleshooter guide. Check it out and see if your issue is covered there.

Moddb.com

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TALON_UK
TALON_UK Sep 1 2013, 12:51pm replied:

Hi SHOGUN096, have informed our webmaster of your issue. It is the FS forums you're having trouble with, not Reb Defiance, right? Will remind him about your problem.

Today on Bandomeer will be the 16 player conquest map which is infantry based.

See you later.

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TALON_UK
TALON_UK Sep 1 2013, 12:35pm says:

Remember the battles recommence this evening at 9pm BST (British Summer Time = GMT + 1) see you there troopers!

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TALON_UK
TALON_UK Aug 30 2013, 11:14am says:

Just posting a quick reminder that battle recommences this weekend. So see you Sunday for round 2.

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TALON_UK
TALON_UK Aug 27 2013, 7:32am replied:

Unfortunately not at the moment, as the mod has been around for a long time and it has been a long while since our last update. We're working towards getting Hoth out which we believe will see some resurged interest in the mod as well as a few other choice unique maps.

We run campaigns (one has just started the other week in fact) every now and then which helps to bolster player numbers during this more quiet time. Once they get going we usually see fairly good numbers, though we've not had a full 64 player match for sometime which is a shame as they were awesome. But check it out for yourself and if you enjoy it get the word out there to your friends and lets see some more new players.

Additionally we have singleplayer and co-op maps so you can get a feel for what the game is like with large numbers even when there's only a few people on-line.

Sign up for the current campaign and check it out.

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TALON_UK
TALON_UK Aug 26 2013, 10:41am replied:

Yeah, that is pretty much the same thing. Just the original maps from the single player mini mod as a Map pack. So it is not an official addition to the mod, but allows you to play these maps with the latest version.

And yes, you need to be in a squad to use deployables. Helps encourage team work and all that.

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TALON_UK
TALON_UK Aug 26 2013, 7:58am replied:

If you mean the single player mini mod map pack, that was from a long time ago before we had produced most assets for Hoth and was made by someone who at that time was not affiliated with the mod team. He is now a dev who works on developing the official single player/co-op portion of the mod together with FSDev Twigs. So that map pack is now pretty much defunct as the best of the content was polished and refined for the single player/co-op mode. There are custom maps in there which are original like the proto Hoth map you mention and a nice Tatooine map, but the focus is now on converting current multiplayer maps to co-op where possible. As I said in my earlier post Hoth will be tricky, but we should be able to come up with something.

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TALON_UK
TALON_UK Aug 24 2013, 8:52am says:

We tend to develop new maps with multiplayer in mind first as that is the core bread and butter of our game, and because co-op/single player tends to need a little more effort such as optimizing the map to work with bots. With Hoth, due to the complexity of the map and the features we hope to include, co-op might be a bit tricky, especially with custom coded vehicles such as the AT-AT Walker (currently coded in such a way that the bots may find difficult to deal with). Though I'll never say never, but we definitely want to just get multiplayer Hoth out the door before we start to think seriously about a single player/co-op version.

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TALON_UK
TALON_UK Aug 23 2013, 5:08pm replied:

Hi SHOGUN096, it is unlikely that we'll add Blackhole Stormtroopers as for that to happen we'd really have to be thinking of developing a map which would appropriately feature them, and we have no plans to develop such a map at this time.

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TALON_UK
TALON_UK Aug 23 2013, 5:04pm replied:

Yeah, no event this weekend, but will be on again next week. Still turn up on Sunday though, as there may be people on for some Community Games.

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TALON_UK
TALON_UK Aug 23 2013, 10:12am replied:

Worry not, you're not a Noob. I just logged out and tried to log in with an incorrect password, and it gave me a message that you must contact an administrator. So that board must not have the automated lost password functionality built in. The administrator for that site will be back in a few days and he can sort you out. Sorry about the delay.

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TALON_UK
TALON_UK Aug 22 2013, 8:37am replied:

Have notified our webmaster, he should be back from holiday by now. Hopefully he'll be able to sort you out.

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TALON_UK
TALON_UK Aug 22 2013, 8:28am replied:

If you know the email it was registered under and the user name, can't you just ask for a password prompt to be sent to your email for the existing account?

Try this first, and if you still have problems I'll ask our webmaster for that forum to delete the account. He's away on holiday now, but will be back soon.

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