The Original Nerdy Afrikaner

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WolfieInu
WolfieInu Nov 3 2009, 6:27pm says:

Awesome, can't wait to play this next version! Haven't played it yet so is the ECA part of this release or an upcoming one?

Regardless, Russia FTW. Glory to the Motherland ^^

+1 vote   download: Rise of the Reds 1.5 PC
WolfieInu
WolfieInu Mar 31 2009, 3:35pm says:

Whoa, that's really... kwaai... ^^

Good one, this really suits his tactics better IMO

+2 votes   media: Light Troop Crawler for General Kwai
WolfieInu
WolfieInu Mar 12 2009, 11:00am says:

Yay, the Z-95 Headhunter! ^^

+1 vote   media: Rebellion Z.95
WolfieInu
WolfieInu Mar 8 2009, 1:48pm says:

Hey guys, nice mod you got yourselves here. Just downloaded it a few minutes ago, and I'm currently still on the first level trying to get all the permissions (entering the data stream in the top level is for the weak ;)

Just wanted to say, thanks for the mod, your work is much appreciated ^^

+2 votes   mod: User Error
WolfieInu
WolfieInu Mar 8 2009, 8:54am says:

Nasty. They look annoying already ^^

+1 vote   media: Grid Bugs
WolfieInu
WolfieInu Mar 8 2009, 8:28am says:

Eina... that had to hurt. Cunning trap, actually :)

Peace Through Playing Dirty! The Technology of Pain!

+1 vote   download: C&C Renegade - The Mission
WolfieInu
WolfieInu Mar 8 2009, 8:25am replied:

Ha, ha! "Tiberiums", nogal XD

+4 votes   media: In-game shot
WolfieInu
WolfieInu Feb 27 2009, 4:50pm says:

Looks a bit dinged up, don't it =P

Nice model ^^

+1 vote   media: syriasupply
WolfieInu
WolfieInu Jun 20 2008, 10:46am says:

Why are all the cargo planes so cool? Cargo planes aren't supposed to be cool ;)

But great job anyway

+3 votes   media: AN-22
WolfieInu
WolfieInu Jun 20 2008, 10:43am says:

So, is this like a human-piloted missile? Evil. But looks like a fun unit :)

+1 vote   media: Zipper
WolfieInu
WolfieInu Mar 19 2008, 6:45am replied:

It's like that because the resource gatherers have a "don't worry, be happy" philosophy. Hey, why else would they sound so carefree in the middle of WWIII?...

+1 vote   media: South Korean Supply Truck
WolfieInu
WolfieInu Mar 19 2008, 6:41am says:

Eish. Eina. That looks dangerous...

Is it any good against infantry or does North Korea have an alternative form of anti-infantry?

+1 vote   media: North Korean Gun Turret
WolfieInu
WolfieInu Mar 19 2008, 6:34am says:

Nasty... I wouldn't want to get on the wrong end of that thing there... :)

+1 vote   media: 4 Barreled T-54 For General Song
WolfieInu
WolfieInu Jan 10 2008, 10:13am says:

How much power do you get out of that thing

+1 vote   media: Nuclear Reactor In-Game
WolfieInu
WolfieInu Jan 10 2008, 10:11am replied:

"looks like a golf cart"... well, knowing the GLA, it probably *is* a golf cart :)

+6 votes   media: Combat Buggy for General Deathstrike
WolfieInu
WolfieInu Jan 10 2008, 10:10am says:

Oh nice. The ultimate GIS tool. Here's your competition, Garmin :)

+1 vote   media: Soviet Spy Plane Render
WolfieInu
WolfieInu Jan 10 2008, 9:59am says:

Gives a whole new meaning to the phrase, "equal share for everyone..."

+1 vote   media: Russians: Iron Fist
WolfieInu
WolfieInu Jan 10 2008, 9:54am says:

"You'll find they are immensely superior to droids..."

+2 votes   media: Yuri's Base and the Clone fo meny Mens
WolfieInu
WolfieInu Jan 10 2008, 9:53am says:

*whistles "We Are The Red Cavalry"*

What is this, Comrade? Red Square?

+2 votes   media: The Power of Soviets Mens
WolfieInu
WolfieInu Jan 10 2008, 9:18am says:

Sweet! Looks like you even fixed the car/building scale problem :)

+2 votes   media: TS:LR1
WolfieInu
WolfieInu Mar 28 2007, 1:49am says:

OUCH

+1 vote   mod: 88 Flak
WolfieInu
WolfieInu Mar 20 2007, 2:54am says:

I happened to pass by and - ta-dah! A new version of 88F, would y'all just look at that! I guess I'll just download it now... as in real soon... but I do have to *study* ;( for some tests next week (Calculus - wish me luck) so it may be a while before I have something to say.

Just for interest's sake, before I download and play, have you rebalanced the larger Transports yet? I'm not going to be happy until the transports make sense. <i>Shake in your shoes!</i> :D

+1 vote   mod: 88 Flak
WolfieInu
WolfieInu Dec 25 2006, 12:38pm says:

DEATH TO SUBTERRANEAN UNITS!!!

+1 vote   media: Sonic Crystals
WolfieInu
WolfieInu Dec 5 2006, 2:18pm says:

PS. Thanks for the very long reply, foxUnit01 :)

+1 vote   mod: 88 Flak
WolfieInu
WolfieInu Nov 17 2006, 7:05am says:

MOD: 88 FLAK

_This is a pretty good mod._
Pros:
- Small download/short activation time on FLMM.
- 18 mod options, which can totally change your game.
- Rebalanced ships. Liberty is no longer totally obsolete, for example.
- Fighter balancing. No fighters are 'bad' to own. Each fighter class can hold its own vs. other fighter classes. It just depends on your style which fighter class you select. (For example, Pursuit = lightning-fast but built of cardboard; Very Heavy = unbearably ponderous but very solid.)
- *Many* more player-purchasable ships (+ 'flyable' stations and capital ships!) make for a longer game.
- Stations, docking rings, etc. are destructible (but get rebuilt after a while).
- Trade lanes have been replaced by trade lane buoys, and cruise engines are slightly faster. This makes it slightly easier to be a pirate; it also reduces travel time in systems that had no trade lanes in the original Freelancer.
- Player-purchasable stations which are used as dependable bases, always friendly to the player(s) who bought them, as well as offering discounts on equipment.
- Comes with integrated Freelancer v. 1.1 patch, for obsolete guys like me who still have v. 1.0.
- Players can hire wingmen in multiplayer.
- Trading, mining and salvaging all bring in more money. Components remain in the same price range, ships are *much* more expensive. This is better balance than the original, and it keeps you playing.
- 8x normal cargo space. Ammo, salvaged weapons, and some mounted components also take up cargo space. This makes things much more interesting. For example, 'Drat, I don't want to sell the shield capacitor because it's very rare and I might need it later, even though I can't use it on my freighter at the moment... but it's using so much cargo space, I can hardly make a profit! What am I gonna DO?!' :D
- Instant docking at bases makes life easier on traders under fire.
- 'Rare' components that add shields, armor, power regen., and can be mounted on Mine and CM mount points.
- Different in-game music.
- Menu music from Red alert 2 :) and elsewhere.
- See the mod description/home page for more 'pros'.

_Okay, so nothing's perfect._
Cons:
- The balancing, while good, does have its blind spots. All Heavy Fighters and Combat Freighters (Humpback, Drone, etc.) are almost exactly the same. All weapons of the same class and reload rate have almost exactly the same specs.
- Balancing of the larger transports does not make sense. The Armored Transport has more cargo space than the Transport, and the same amount of space as the Large Train/Large Transport/Luxury Liner!
- Trade lanes have been replaced by trade lane buoys, and cruise engines are slightly faster. Travel time in larger systems is increased (to cross the larger systems, 5+ minutes if you don't dock or fight).
- For no very apparent reason (except trade/fight balancing?), no more random missions. Is this a feature, or were random missions too hard to integrate with the mod?
- Some component descriptions contain mild swear words and/or look like a readme. This is amateurish and detracts from the otherwise 'polished feel' of the mod.

_Verdict_
This mod is *very* downloadable (plays a bit like VegaStrike!) and will let you see Freelancer in a whole new way. It could still use some polish here and there for later versions, but in the meantime, you could be playing it already!

If you're still undecided, let me make up your mind for you:

***DOWNLOAD THIS NOW!***

+1 vote   mod: 88 Flak
WolfieInu
WolfieInu Nov 12 2006, 11:45am says:

What about adding a vicious 'Shiba Inu' - Attack Dog / Explorer's Dog?

+1 vote   mod: Rising Sun
WolfieInu
WolfieInu Dec 5 2006, 2:17pm says:

I just thought of something.

The FL universe is changed by the mod, but the news articles are still mostly from the old FL - some articles make less sense than they used to :) - e.g. the one where the Gaians drag an ice asteroid into a trade lane.

I've already typed out a few news articles about why trade lanes were abolished, government acknowledgement of the existence of Nomads, etc.

When I've written a few more articles I'll just post them somewhere...

OK, *news articles* aren't such a big deal, but whatever. For the sake of completeness...

+1 vote   mod: 88 Flak
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