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TheObscure
TheObscure 1hour 5mins ago replied:

You are right, but only when it comes to night maps. I've experimented a lot with what might work and what not. So far there is not a single issue when running a day map from SF in BF2.

As for these day conversions, I still must decide if I want to have them to run on SF or BF2. :)

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TheObscure
TheObscure 7hours 12mins ago says:

Shouldn't they have the Opposing Force soldier models? And also, there aren't any soldier corpses lying in the hallways.

But nonetheless, good work on this port dude! I can't wait to play this! :)

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TheObscure
TheObscure 21hours 40mins ago replied:

Not so much Slender man as it is just an alien with a creepy mask. xD

Go google Stargate: Atlantis, or just anything "wraith", and you will see how they look like. Or you can just watch the youtube video I linked somewhere below for someone else. :D

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TheObscure
TheObscure May 4 2015, 2:14pm says:

I love the way the HD shadows give more depth and definition to these low poly building models. All that I want to add on it now is maybe an HD retexture. :)

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TheObscure
TheObscure May 4 2015, 2:13pm replied:

I would love to say yes, but unfortunately it takes ages to render an entire map. Even with a mid-range CPU like mine, you are looking about a 5 day rendering time with all the lods included at this 2048x2048 lightmap resolution. I can, however, render a map for you in a different resolution like 1024x1024. That is basically half of the size that you are currently seeing on these screenshots. Higher resolution lightmaps are something that I can't consider. Sorry mate :(

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TheObscure
TheObscure May 4 2015, 2:10pm replied:

Lol no. This is only the Night Flight map of the Special Forces expansion pack in day. The other night maps converted to day will follow shortly. After this, I will continue to work on my fully custom maps. :)

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TheObscure
TheObscure May 4 2015, 11:56am replied:

Thank you dude! I still haven't lightmapped the entire map in HD lightmaps, but when I do, I will make sure to upload some more screenshots. :)

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TheObscure
TheObscure May 4 2015, 8:07am replied:

Like I said below, problems such as that have been taken care of already.

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TheObscure
TheObscure May 4 2015, 2:25am replied:

Hey thanks. :)

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TheObscure
TheObscure May 1 2015, 10:40am says:

Yes! This is what I've been waiting for all my life. Please don't let this project die! :)

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TheObscure
TheObscure Apr 30 2015, 8:28pm replied:

We might organize an even when we release the next version in the near future. That is, however, only possible if there is enough interest in an online event. :)

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TheObscure
TheObscure Apr 30 2015, 8:27pm replied:

Problems such as that have been taken care of already. Expect the next version to run much smoother than the beta. :)

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TheObscure
TheObscure Apr 30 2015, 10:10am replied:

Are you serious mate?

That alien wraith in my avatar is from a TV series called Stargate: Atlantis. I find them to be quite awesome. Here is how they look like without their masks.

Youtu.be

I mean seriously, I don't find them creepy at all. xD

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TheObscure
TheObscure Apr 27 2015, 7:01pm replied:

This will be my final response to you now as doing more won't change anything and would be senseless.

As for your first paragraph, I agree with you that the bible can jump around, however, one should keep in mind of the texts that are standing prior to those without completely disregarding them. It is dangerous to bring separations of ideas/topics when speaking about verses, because it is then when actual Bible scripture changes into an assumption or argument.

Yes, I've read the book Revelations and I know what will happen during that time. The mark of the beast will cause Christians to be heavily persecuted and killed as martyrs.

As for the documentary, I said you should look at it with an open mind. Those guys in the documentary are quoting directly from the Bible every time and they keep what they are saying on par with the Bible. Do not look at the person presenting it, but listen to the word of God. Remember, we all are humans, and those people you have mentioned are just humans. It doesn't mean just because they are more popular with more followers, that they are better and more enlightened about the word of God than anyone else. You are now placing them on pedestals. We are all in Christ as his children.

That documentary along with many others prove a valid argument. I do hope that you will at least listen to it.

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TheObscure
TheObscure Apr 27 2015, 6:37pm replied:

How can you say that Matthew 24:29-31 is not in context with 24:40-42? There is a reason why the things in the Bible are written in order. In those verses beyond Matthew 24:29-31 they describe how it will be when God appears in the second coming/rapture.

There is a point in a rapture after the tribulation. It is to separate the faithful from the false Christians. Like I said before, every Bible figure endured tribulations and persecutions of their own. Why would we be excluded from that?

Lastly, I want you to take a look at the documentary I posted in my first comment. It will describe my argument a 100 times better along with reasons why the pre-trib rapture is false. It is best to take a good look at both sides of the argument first before making a decision as to which one you will believe. Just watch it with an open mind and I hope God will reveal the truth to you brother.

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TheObscure
TheObscure Apr 27 2015, 6:11pm replied:

You said I have taken scripture from Matthew out of context by saying it is about the rapture. Well now you are contradicting yourself because you said that Matthew 24:40-42 is about the rapture. This verse:

"Two men will be out in the field; one will be taken, and one will be left. Two women will be grinding at the mill; one will be taken, and one will be left. Therefore, stay awake! For you do not know on which day your Lord will come."

With all due respect brother, your doctrine of when the rapture occurs is not Biblical. The pre-tribulaton rapture doctrine is the work of Satan to deceive the Christians so that they will accept the anti-Christ. Satan wants the church to believe in this doctrine so that they are asleep to the events described in the book of Revelations.

Look at Thessalonians 2:1-3

"Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto him,

2 That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand.

3 Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition"

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TheObscure
TheObscure Apr 27 2015, 5:59pm replied:

Please elaborate your first paragraph. I want to know why it is in context with Matthew 24:29. Verse 29 clearly states "after the Tribulation".

I took no verse out of context. Let me prove that I didn't and prove that you did. I referenced Matthew 24:29-42. I only used that as reference so far in my discussion with you. I said that those series of verses that directly follow each other thoroughly explain that the Rapture happens after the tribulation. I took nothing out of context there as all of them are standing in a fixed chronology. I quoted the whole string of verses of Matthew 24 without quoting only one of them like you did. You quoted Matthew 24:40-42 and based your argument on that verse as prove of the rapture before the Second Coming. I am sorry but that is out of context. You disregarded all the verses that came before it that describe how the Lord will come clearly "After the Tribulation".

In response to your 4th paragraph, I haven't revealed an argument yet as I have only quoted Matthew 24 directly from the bible waiting for you to respond to it by telling me why it is not the rapture. It clearly states in those verses that God will gather his elect. Matthew 24 also doesn't talk about when the New Jerusalem will occur and when God will come to Earth with the saints. It only describes the rapture. Those things will occur after God has poured his wrath out. Thus Matthew 24 does talk about the only Rapture.

As you can see, I've kept my argument solely on Matthew 24 by only quoting the verses in it. You are taking verses from different areas of the Bible and putting them next to each other and basing your argument on those. They have no timeline in them and are out of context; they only describe the rapture itself, and not when it will be. Matthew 24 does have a timeline and it clearly says "After the Tribulation". I want you to respond to Matthew 24:29 but it seems that you are avoiding it.

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TheObscure
TheObscure Apr 27 2015, 3:58pm replied:

Yes, I briefly scanned through the link you gave me. Though I already know why the pre-tribulation believers believe what they believe. So I don't need to hear their defense again.

As for the verses you provided, they are not placed in context, nor do they specifically give an order of what will happen in the end times (or in relation with the chronology of events). They just describe how some will be taken and others left behind. Matthew 24:29 on the other hand, clearly says in one verse "Immediately after the tribulation" his second coming will happen. The following verses 30 and 31 go on to describe how he will appear in the clouds to gather his elect.

Another point I want to touch is that the wrath of God and the Tribulation are two different events. When God said we are not appointed to his wrath, he only said that we won't have to endure that. We do however, have to endure the Tribulation and nowhere in the bible it says that we won't have to. In fact, all the important/popular bible figures endured tribulations and persecutions of their own. Why should we be excluded from this?

Lastly, you quoted Matthew 24:40-42. You do realize that you took this verse out of context? As you can see, this verse is a followup from Matthew 24:29-39. It describes how the "Second Coming" will take away the one woman that is grinding at the mill, and not the rapture.

I just want to say that the Pre-tribulation rapture is not scriptural and it is not find anywhere in the bible. Matthew 24:29 clearly says "Immediately after the tribulation".

I would like to hear your response to this brother. :)

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TheObscure
TheObscure Apr 27 2015, 8:50am replied:

By reading through your comment, I noticed that you believe in the pre-trib. It seems that most people do nowadays, and I can understand why. In the past 2 centuries it has become the popular doctrine and it is what you will hear in most churches today. I find it unfortunate because there are verses in the bible that clearly states that the rapture occurs after the tribulation and not anywhere else. Here is the most popular one to support the post-trib rapture:

Matthew 24:29

29 Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken:

30 And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.

31 And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.

I would really suggest you to watch that documentary on YouTube I linked in my previous comment. It thoroughly explains why the rapture must occur after the tribulation and not before it. It will be worth your while to watch it, and I always say to people when I bring up a discussion such as this that it is best to look at both doctrines before making a choice to believe either one of them.

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TheObscure
TheObscure Apr 26 2015, 2:47pm says:

I thought it would be interesting to ask you guys the following question:

Will the rapture occur before the tribulation, or after the tribulation?

I am leaning towards the latter and this following documentary really convinced me.

Youtube.com

What do you guys think?

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TheObscure
TheObscure Apr 24 2015, 3:46pm replied:

That would be awesome!

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TheObscure Apr 23 2015, 6:20pm says:

Amazing model dude! :)

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TheObscure Apr 19 2015, 8:03pm replied:

Making indoor locations of existing statics will be the easiest way to go. Overall I won't be making a lot of them, just a few though. Basically just a handful of special buildings placed at control points. One of my ideas is to add a shopping mall CP which will be suited for indoor massacres. Further than that is still yet to be determined. Currently I am still in the layout design phase where I plan the locations of the CPs and strategic areas. When I know more, I will be glad to share it. ^^

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TheObscure
TheObscure Apr 19 2015, 6:15pm replied:

It's a pity that EA is shutting it down in July. It had so much potential, but EA left it in the cold so it end up being a financial burden.

At least we are allowed to use their content so that is a plus! ^^

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TheObscure
TheObscure Apr 19 2015, 8:51am says:

I am still thinking a transparent magazine will be better suited. Almost like we have it on the old XM8 model. Could this be considered?

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TheObscure
TheObscure Apr 16 2015, 10:16am replied:

Glad to see that you are back! :)

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TheObscure
TheObscure Apr 16 2015, 6:51am replied:

Thanks man, just to elaborate further, this map won't be all that is coming! I plan to make multiple expansion maps of the expansion/booster packs. This will kinda take a long time, but I will show some details in the near future. :)

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TheObscure
TheObscure Apr 16 2015, 6:28am replied:

This is like the best assault rifle in BF3! It is so unique and the 2 bullets that are firing at the same time really give this gun an edge over the other assault rifles!

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TheObscure
TheObscure Apr 15 2015, 4:26pm replied:

Thanks Chief! Actually, you should rather thank GeoControl 2 for the nice terrain lol. I basically just worked of a template and so far the terrain will be edited much further.

Part of why I am making this map is because I feel that there is a lack of original locations in custom BF2 maps, and of course the Armored Fury booster pack didn't add a lot of US based maps either.

So this map will be part of a mod that I am working on and part of the goal would be to add more content to BF2 that looks like it could have been made by DICE themselves. I plan on doing this map in the style of default BF2 maps so that it can be very consistent, yet keeping it still very original and different in other aspects compared to vanilla maps.

As for the infantry, there will be 3 control points set in a village that will be very linear in design and would allow for better CQB. I will try to add more indoor locations too, but that depends heavily on my modelling skills. Also, this map will mostly be a tank battle orientated map, with the combination of special air vehicles like Harriers etc. :)

More info to come soon as I will most likely make a thread about this map in the BFSP forums.

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TheObscure
TheObscure Apr 15 2015, 4:01pm replied:

Yes you are right. A lot of mods are using them and to be honest, nobody cares anymore about this. I think people should just do what they want to and be held responsible for their own actions. Overall using BF3 and BF4 content could not be that dangerous as DICE/EA would most likely not care, but just remember that if and when stuff gets bad, you should be accountable for it.

Btw I really like your mod. It is filled with original content (except the AK12 lol) and it really sets it apart from the other mods that just use ported content. Good work and I hope you don't stop modding :)

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