A Halo mod for the critically acclaimed Sins of a Solar Empire, that aims to capture the fast paced intensity of the Halo series.

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SourHyperion1
SourHyperion1

Looking Good. Music sounds like something you would here during Battlestar Galactica at 2:17

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Tormidal
Tormidal

Hear*? haha.

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thanas
thanas

it is. ;) It's both BSG music. >.>

and I apoglize if the volume was done, it was hard trying to balance the audio of the game and the audio of the music since the BSG music is not typically high volume music compared to the game sounds. In the end, I nerfed the game audio down quite an bit to try to balance it. It's really only suppose to be background noise.

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Tormidal
Tormidal

Finally done sitting on your arse eh? Haha. Im joking. It looks great, keep up the good work. How about a beta? ( I cant wait to kick some covenant ***! BTW, those archer missiles are freaking crazy haha. )

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Inderezzed
Inderezzed

holy **** O.O

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WarCrime342
WarCrime342

Would have loved a video with a bit more detail, but at this point any video of this sort has me excited beyond belief. I might end up playing Sins again. :D

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dud_doodoo
dud_doodoo

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Standby for a bit (ok a lot) of criticism.

Most prominent amidst the extensive list of problems I find with this trailer; the material is, simply, not recognizable as Halo unless closely examined. For most of the duration of the video, all that one can plainly see are the ships that you have designed yourself, which I find to be horribly ugly. Whether or not you agree with my taste, this simple truth remains - that while it is acceptable to fill the gaps in the unit roster with creations of your own, such units should shy away from the spotlight so that preexisting ones may take it. This adds to the fan recognition of the mod and helps it better represent and reflect the universe you claim it takes place in. If you simply must make your additions a major part of the experience, you should at very least make sure that they resemble the precedent, which your designs do not do.

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demonox
demonox

dude, youre one of the hundreds of people who´ve liked this mod. up yours, I hope canadaman doesnt take your "criticism" seriously, it seems to be full of ****, he´s already put so much effort on this, its best halo mod out there.

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dud_doodoo
dud_doodoo

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I consider this to be an utterly fatal flaw with your mod, a flaw that I do not expect to be fixed. It is for this reason that I doubt I will ever download it (which is surprising since I dream of a Halo mod for Sins), and why I foresee that many future players will be either discreetly or audaciously dissatisfied with it. In the improbability that you do scrap your personally made ships and replace them with better alternatives, I would find only minor issues with your mod as of what I've seen so far. Among these, I suggest that you shorten the archer missile trail (a lot), adjust scaling or zoom so that smaller UNSC ships such as frigates may be examined at a closer level of detail, and replace the current plasma torpedo effect with the one seen in Halo 3 near the start of "The Covenant".

I doubt that adding a mere disclaimer at the end of my post will undo any damage already done, but I only offer such criticism so that you may produce a more enjoyable final product. I support and applaud your efforts sir, just not your methods. Good luck to you.

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demonox
demonox

so you call yourself a halo fan yet you wont download BEST halo mod out there just because of some ships arent like you thought them to be in your little head, and just because some effects arent like you imagined them to be in your little world?

epic fail.

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Epsilon52
Epsilon52

ROFL that guy is right you're just too childish to accept that. This isnt the best halo mod out there either look it up search Halo Homefront and Halo Starside Intercept on moddb.

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-Defender0-
-Defender0-

i think he means best halo mod for sins

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blahblah965
blahblah965

they have a new plasma torpedo effect look at the screenshots
but i do agree about the shorter archer missile trail.

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-(TBS)-Jericho
-(TBS)-Jericho

dude, if you havent noticed, the Warships arent made to look pretty, Humans ships have always been blocky and in its own way beautiful... The Ships in mind are designed to destroy other pretty looking things...

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CanadaMan7 Author
CanadaMan7

Well fact is, I'm a coder. I don't have the luxury of picking and choosing models. I have to make due with what I have and what I think will work.

Should there be any alternatives to less popular designs come about in the future, I will likely use them. I understand your "distaste" but writing a wall of heavy criticism to me will do nothing right now.

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Tormidal
Tormidal

Owned. Go CanadaMan!

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dud_doodoo
dud_doodoo

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No, from my understanding you have access to all of the Halo:Home Front team's work and probably their successor Ringleader, if you asked. This and some other official concepts you have neglected to use gives you access to a relatively expansive library of designs to draw from. So while I do not condemn you for not using them, your position as a coder does not rid you of your ability to be picky with your artists and donations.

It doesn't matter anyways. I personally would like to see you follow my advice because I believe it will help the mod turn out better. However, I understand if your personal tastes differ from mine. In the end, we both have the same basic interests in mind, I think. Whether or not you believe my walls of criticism will help, I will continue to provide them when others do not. Either way, criticism helps more than a fanbase that worships your work as flawless and in no need of improvement.

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Inderezzed
Inderezzed

listen, u pricky bastard. the ebst halo mod there is, and the ONLY halo mod there is, and ur criticizing it because of the goddamned fact that u think that it should be the way u "EXPECTED" to be in ur teeny-tiny little head? honestly ur starting to suck at it because of the fact that ur criticism is pointless, pathetic, and better yet: IDIOTIC. U seriously think he'll take all of this criticism LIGHTLY? u do realize that u've dug urself into a hole that u cant get out of, right? cause right now, a holy shitload of people arent taking ur criticism against this mod lightly. and im starting to think all of these people agre with me. and honestly, its ur loos that uve gottn into. not his. SO LAY OFF. or be ****** by Cannadaman. sincerely, VLAD12!! **** OFF U BASTARD AND LEAVE THESE COMMENTS TO URSELF!!

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overlordjebus
overlordjebus

'and the ONLY halo mod there is'

Moddb.com

Moddb.com

Moddb.com

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The best way to judge a mod is not to worship it like its the greatest thing since sliced bread, but to compare it to its equals and see which you prefer. Alot of these Halo mods share models, keep an open mind, who knows, you might prefer someone elses and it appear in sotp.

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Inderezzed
Inderezzed

i was referring to the Sins of a Solar Empire mod, NITWIT.

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thanas
thanas

hey guys, let's keep the flame wars done. We don't wanna scare newbies away by bickering. Talk politely.

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Inderezzed
Inderezzed

tell THAT to overlordjebus!!

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thanas
thanas

/sigh I did. You do remember reading "guys" in my statement right? That is called an blanket term, meaning everyone. Including you Vlad. It's nice that your defending Canada, the mod etc etc, but we do not need flame wars and insults flying everywhere. So please drop it.

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Inderezzed
Inderezzed

u do NOT want to push me to my limit.

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thanas
thanas

Vlad, does it really look like I'm being your enemy? I am trying to maintain peace on the comments.

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Inderezzed
Inderezzed

then you should not have posted in the first place.

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MastahCheef117
MastahCheef117

My god, was that a Period I just heard?

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CanadaMan7 Author
CanadaMan7

Wow, it was a mistake not checking back on these comments.
Things REALLY got out of hand here.

I want to repeat: I welcome criticism and I appreciate multiple viewpoints. That being said, I also would like to mention that none of the other Halo mods are "competeing". We're all sharing resources and even ideas.

So, let's try to tone it down some, guys.

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Inderezzed
Inderezzed

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finally someone who knows whats going on here!! -_- dud_doodoo, i hope your reading this: consituating to what the heck is going on here with YOU, if you REALLY like halo, then you should not have complete overdone the criticism. your opinion is really not appreciated due to what kind of criticism it is that YOU yourself HAS. upon the fact that you barely know anything that is going on here. If you wanted to post your opinion about this mod, THEN YOU SHOULD NOT HAVE POSTED ON HERE AND CRITICISED IT OVER-DOINGLY!! If you wanted to share your opinion, POST IT SOMEHWERE ELSE, BUT NOT HERE. so, one word of advice: KEEP THAT FAT MOUTH OF YOURS SHUT AND KEEP YOUR OPINIONS TO YOURSELF OR YOU'LL GET RAGGED ON BY THE CREATOR AND OTHER PEOPLE WHO LOVE THIS MOD!! so, SHUT THE **** UP.

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Major_Kirrahe
Major_Kirrahe

Dude, cool your jets. You are getting way too worked up about this. While everyone has the right to their own opinion, they also have the right to respectfully disagree or agree with that of others. While I do agree with you in your defense of CanadaMan and the mod etc, I respectfully request you keep the harsh language to a minimum. And while I too agree that some of the comments posted by certain people contain more destructive as opposed to constructive criticism, there is no need to inflate the situation with yelling and name calling. I'm just asking that we maintain a civil attitude.

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Inderezzed
Inderezzed

add a video with the Phoenix class carrier (Spirit of Fire) cause we haven't seen that one in action yet!! >:(

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CanadaMan7 Author
CanadaMan7

Its still being made.

Fileosoft is about to start on the UVing soon, in fact.

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mercboy
mercboy

THIS LOOKS AWSOME(only one question are you going to change the pictures and names for units on the production screen ?)

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chakotay02
chakotay02

Its alright, although it is a shame we don't get to see good close ups of the ships. Also I really suggest you change the black in all Covenant weapons to white. It just looks a bit weird.

One thing stood out though, why does a UNSC capital ship have shielding? I clearly heard "capital ship's shields are down."

Otherwise nice though.

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overlordjebus
overlordjebus

I heard that aswell, unless you were recording from the Covenant side aswell?

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thanas
thanas

the game does that regardless because your receiving hull damage. there is no shields on the ships.

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D4RKST0RM99
D4RKST0RM99

Cool vid, would like to see another from the covenant p.o.v.

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overlordjebus
overlordjebus

Trailer was a bit long and got a bit boring near the end.

The battles seemed VERY quick, I don't know if it was sped up or not (The Archers seemed WAY too fast) but it seemed like ships would be exploding the moment the two fleets started firing. Looked awesome, but is it fun?

I loved the music at the beginning aswell, great choice!

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Blamtroid
Blamtroid

Looking great but I would've liked to have seen it a bit closer up to be honest, because the video spends almost the whole time zoomed so far out the only things you can see are archer trails and the Supercarrier (Which is awesome btw).

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CommanderDG
CommanderDG

awesome! when there will be a beta?

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CommanderDG
CommanderDG

btw, will you change the music to halo when the game will be released? Nice ship but will you change the remaining default construction structure such as the capital ship factory? And finally which version of sins of a solar empire will this mod use? entrenchment or diplomacy?
Anyways looking foward to play it. nice work!

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Tormidal
Tormidal

Im sure it will be compatible with ALL the expansions, and the original. And while i respect the composer that made all the halo music, i would suggest(To avoid too many copyright issues, better be safe than sorry.) to compose your own epic music. Originality and Creativity is where it counts when making mods. Right? So, throw in your own music, maybe a few models, ext. This is all in my opinion anyway, so who really cares? Haha.

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CommanderDG
CommanderDG

yea good point on the copyright. Although if they would start to wine, well, technically the mod promote there product, so on a marketing perspective, it would be stupid from them to do that.
But I still like custom music.

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thanas
thanas

Alright several responses, I made the video. This was an UNSC perspective, I was playing at x2-x4 game-speed and AI was set to Normal. When I was making the video, I was attempting to show just how large the battles could be with the Covenant, and the light show that ensues. Secondly, Most of the canon ships were already done in a previous video, so I attempted to focus on the newer ones and showing off all the new missile, MAC effects and slip spaces etc. I probably spent too much time on the huge battle scenes then the individual ships.

Reason for choosing BSG - I couldn't find an halo piece that fitted the trailer mood I wanted, BSG music was an little bit more flexible as halo music usually starts off low then goes to an high climax, which is not what I needed. (Also just to throw it in there, there is already halo music in the mod itself).

I probably should have thrown on the icons, but I was losing roughly 1/5-1/3-1/2 of my fleet for every major battle you saw.

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james340
james340

OK, first up, nice work guys.

To the people bitching about stuff - honestly, you go away and make something you feel 'properly represents halo' and we'll see how far YOU get. There is next to no 'canon' ships in Halo apart from 2 different types of frigate, 2 cruisers (halcyon and marathon, and to be fair at a push) and the Spirit of Fire converted colony ship. these guys have little 'canon' facts to deal with, and creative license in this case is justified!

my questions - do the missiles re-acquire locks on a different ship if the one they were targeting blows up? (no biggie, just a question...) also, is the S-MAC as powerful (expensive?) ingame as it is in the books/game? one shot one kill style? it's the only UNSC trump card really, S-MAC's should be weak armour-wise and powerful offensivly (even though they are a defensive structure...)

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RaGod
RaGod

Theres also the prowler from Halo Legends :P (all those episodes but the one with pluton and spartan 1337 are cannon)

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thanas
thanas

we already know about that one, and if i remember correctly (Don't hold me to this) it's already in the works, so is some more destroyer models if I remember correctly). Problem is that most of these fan-made models were made way before halo legends was even announced. >.< But yeah, ship models are an continuous wip.

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Inderezzed
Inderezzed

PLEASE LET IT BE FOR ALL OF THE SINS VERSIONS AND THE ORIGINAL BECAUSE THE ORIGINAL IS ALL I HAVE!! PLEASE dont say any version of Sins BECAUSE THERE MAY BE SOME PEOPLE WHO DONT HAVE THE VERSIONSOF THEM!!!

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Tormidal
Tormidal

Fist of all, im sure they will already make it compatible with ALL the micro expansions, as well as the original, second of all, keep caps off.

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Inderezzed
Inderezzed

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...dont psuh me to my limit, or U'LL be the one who'll be having difficulties...

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Dinoff
Dinoff

shut up vlad nobody cares what you say or think when you have this everybody F**k off attitude. we are all... should all be old enough to know some manners because you have to be over thirteen to be a member on sites like this. so you are plenty old enough to know some manners.

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Inderezzed
Inderezzed

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hey, got a little thing for you, umm..what was it? oh yes, the program was called **** OFF SHITHEAD.

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unnmed
unnmed

You mad bro?

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dan720
dan720

Can someone just ban him or something, or since he is a fan of the mod and means well just remove his commenting privileges?

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-Defender0-
-Defender0-

dude, i got trinity for 20 bucks, relax, its cheap

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The trailer for the UNSC faction of the Sins of a Solar empire mod, Halo: Sins of the Prophets.

Special thanks to DanMan, Blamtroid, Fileosoft, and SwissKnight.
Also big thanks to Thanas, who filmed the trailer.

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