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  1. Brettzies added a post in a topic GRAW 2 Online with GameRanger - Trying to Use .bat Mods   

    Sent this to Rocky, but I'll post it here if it helps:

    I’m pretty sure there are two ways to do it without the bat file, and one with.
    *The context.xml should be found in the root of the graw or graw2 folder where the .exe is.

    1. in the context.xml, edit/add this line:

    <script base="data" exec="Menu/Menu" editor="false" language="english"/>
    <!--<mod_bundle name=""/>-->

    <script base="data" exec="Menu/Menu" editor="false" language="english"/>
    <mod_bundle name="bp_weapons_pack_v3.02_mod"/>

    The other method requires the unbundled version, and you would also edit the

    2. context.xml:

    <script base="data" exec="Menu/Menu" editor="false" language="english"/>

    <script base="data" exec="Menu/Menu" editor="false" language="bp_weapons_pack_v3.02"/>

    a third way, if gameranger lets you add commands to the exe you pick, would
    look like this, which is essentially what the bat file does

    3. graw2.exe -o context_bp_weapons_pack_v3.02.xml

    I would actually try 3 first, then 1, then 2. As that is the least destructive order.

    Let me know if any of that works.

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  2. Brettzies added a topic in GR:FS - Xbox 360   

    You know, I like it...
    I lost interest and track of this game when it had the shoulder attached rocket launcher and strange gun with every gadget known to man including some kind of giant church key bottle opener on the bottom of it. Plus the name was so lame. It looked so beyond the already over done future stuff of the console Graw. I didn't even notice when it came out, think it was in the shadow of DiabloIII as well.

    However, I recently decided to try it, and actually feel kinda guilty that I only had to pay $9.99 on xbox live for it. It was a 50% Tom Clancy weekend or something. At first I was little put off by the end of the first mission, but the more I played, the more I really liked the game as a console shooter. It actually feels less futuristic than the graw games and more contemporary, save for the camo thing, which didn't bother me as much as I thought it would. Very pleasantly suprised how this turned out. The gunsmith thing is awesome, the characters look fantastic, the missions are fun, the environments look great. I find this game to be better then the latest cod:ghost game. The scout, tag, and shoot gameplay is fun. Overall, I enjoyed the campaign and shooting.

    I realize it's not OGR, but I can't even look at GR games that way anymore, they're just more mainstream games now. This is just way better than I thought it would be from all aspects and I'm glad they toned it down to be less future-y. Seems like most of the weapons are fairly modern day weapons and I'm happy you can put a single shot trigger group in them. It will be interesting to see what they do for the xboxone and ps4.
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  3. Brettzies added a post in a topic Watch-GRFS Alpha short film.   

    Man, that was really well done. A little on the sci-fi side, but still cool. I imagine this is how Cameron would make soliders look in a film set 50 years from now.
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  4. Brettzies added a post in a topic Animation & Cover   

    Nice. This game is looking much better then I thought it would after those cheesy live action trailers. Still a bit too future-y in parts but I like some of the contemporary "look" they tried to give the soldiers. Definitely plan to pick it up. I hope it rates well as a game. Pretty far from 2001 OGR, but still a cool squad.
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  5. Brettzies added a post in a topic Release: GRAW ModCombination RC2   

    Awesome find! I'll have to look at my other computer for the files you mentioned. Can't believe it took 5 years to find this. It's been the biggest hiccup with weapon modding since the beginning. You'd think GRIN could have at least pointed in the right direction, would have made things sooooooooooooooooooooooo much easier. Renumbering all those attachments was such a headache, more so in 2 then 1, but dang, now all I need is a hottub time machine.
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  6. Brettzies added a topic in Console Corner   

    RAGE iOS Free for a week
    Rage HD (Mutant Bash TV)
    HD version

    & Rage (SD) (Mutant Bash TV)
    SD version

    The RAGE ios game/app that we released last November will be free to grab for a week as part of a Quakecon promotion. It's pretty much a rail shooter, but shows off your phone or ipad a bit and not a bad distraction. I did the intro animations of JK Stiles(for this an the real Rage), so you should at least get it for that! Plus it's FREE!
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  7. Brettzies added a post in a topic RAGE   

    We got Brink at work. I thought it looked nice but just couldn't get into it. I keep meaning to give it more of chance but just haven't.

    The Borderlands comparison is unfortunate but a pretty quick one to make because of the canyon-y type vistas and bandits. If people want to relate Rage to what they've already played, I might break it down like this. 20% Bioshock, 20% Fallout3, 10%Half-Life2, 50% idStyle, 10% motoStorm. Yes, that's 110% worth of game, but I'm biased. Keep in mind, it's an FPS that plays like and FPS, you are the skill, not some stat.
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  8. Brettzies added a topic in Shooter games (FPS & TPS)   


    I don't usually publicize this sort of thing, but I've been working on this game for about the past 2.75 years. Since the release is almost upon us, and I'm really happy with this trailer, and since no one around here seems too interested in it, I'm posting it myself. Debuted today at QuakeCon. Since I did a lot of modding here, I wanted to share it with all of you.

    Now go pre-order it Ghosts!

    ps. just kidding about the pre-order.
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  9. Brettzies added a post in a topic bp weapons pack v3.0   

    I never really understood the volume in this game. It was always out of whack for me. You can try going into the xmls for the weapon sounds and adjust the gain setting for each one:

    Local\bp_weapons_pack_v3.02_ALL\sound\weapons\bp_m4v2\bp_m4v2_sound.xml and sound_3rd

    You could also try going into the bp_sounds directory and manually reducing each one with a sound editing program, probably the best way. I might look into that, but don't really know who's playing this much anymore.
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  10. Brettzies added a post in a topic How to edit weapons for coop?!   

    The last patch(105) should have:

    13 demo coop kits
    14 assault coop kits
    12 rifleman coop kits
    06 sniper coop kits
    06 support coop kits

    levels/common/coop_ranks.xml and the others should reflect this as well:

    <default_ranks> <veteran_data> <team name="team_a"> <rank level="1"> <template name="coop_demo_1"> <variation name="coop_demo_2"/> <variation name="coop_demo_3"/> <variation name="coop_demo_4"/> <variation name="coop_demo_5"/> <variation name="coop_demo_6"/> <variation name="coop_demo_7"/> <variation name="coop_demo_8"/> <variation name="coop_demo_9"/> <variation name="coop_demo_10"/> <variation name="coop_demo_11"/> <variation name="coop_demo_12"/> </template> <template name="coop_assault_1"> <variation name="coop_assault_2"/> <variation name="coop_assault_3"/> <variation name="coop_assault_4"/> <variation name="coop_assault_5"/> <variation name="coop_assault_6"/> <variation name="coop_assault_7"/> <variation name="coop_assault_8"/> <variation name="coop_assault_9"/> <variation name="coop_assault_10"/> <variation name="coop_assault_11"/> <variation name="coop_assault_12"/> <variation name="coop_assault_13"/> <variation name="coop_assault_14"/> </template> <template name="coop_rifleman_1"> <variation name="coop_rifleman_2"/> <variation name="coop_rifleman_3"/> <variation name="coop_rifleman_4"/> <variation name="coop_rifleman_5"/> <variation name="coop_rifleman_6"/> <variation name="coop_rifleman_7"/> <variation name="coop_rifleman_8"/> <variation name="coop_rifleman_9"/> <variation name="coop_rifleman_10"/> <variation name="coop_rifleman_11"/> <variation name="coop_rifleman_12"/> </template> <template name="coop_support_1"> <variation name="coop_support_2"/> <variation name="coop_support_3"/> <variation name="coop_support_4"/> <variation name="coop_support_5"/> <variation name="coop_support_6"/> </template> <template name="coop_sniper_1"> <variation name="coop_sniper_2"/> <variation name="coop_sniper_3"/> <variation name="coop_sniper_4"/> <variation name="coop_sniper_5"/> <variation name="coop_sniper_6"/> </template> </rank> </team> <team name="team_b"> <rank level="1"> </rank> </team> </veteran_data> </default_ranks>

    That 13th demo kit looks like it's for coop quarry ranks.
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  11. Brettzies added a post in a topic How to edit weapons for coop?!   

    I think I know what's going on here. You say that you are not adding new kits, but the game is still looking past #12 assault and #4 support.

    That last patch added a few kits to the game so my guess is you have mismatched files you are working with. Either the coop_templates has the extra kits or the ranks.xml.

    The latest patch has 14 assault kits and 6 support kits, so that's why it's looking for them.

    You may have only unbundled the stock graw2 bundle, or maybe you are using mod files? Hard to really know. Here's what I do:

    I have a directory for all the source bundles seperate and put them like this:

    xGRAW2unbundle (top folder)

    You probably just need the first data and last patch.105 files to work effectively.
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  12. Brettzies added a post in a topic How to edit weapons for coop?!   

    When adding kits there are 3 areas across two(or more depending) files you need to address.

    coop_templates.xml (or mp)
    coop_ranks.xml (or ogr_quarry and _pred, or mp_ranks)

    For each kit you have, you need a cooresponding solider entry:

    templates example:

    <xdefine name="coop_kit_assault_14()"> <!-- m1014 , Mp5a4 --> <weapon_unit name="m1014" clips="28" gui_slot="1"> </weapon_unit> <weapon_unit name="bp_m4v3sec" clips="4" gui_slot="2"> <mod name="bp_m4v2_eotech"/> <mod name="bp_m4v2_silencer"/> <mod name="bp_m4v2_tactical_grip" /> </weapon_unit> <weapon_unit name="anm8_thrower" clips="1" gui_slot="3"/> <weapon_unit name="m61_thrower" clips="3" gui_slot="4"/> </xdefine> <soldier name="coop_assault_14"> @bp_assault(camo_08/camo_coyote_xy_df, 0.54 0.5 0.47, mp_title_assault 14, us_scout,mp_assault_info, 1 ) @coop_kit_assault_14() </soldier> ranks example: <variation name="coop_assault_14"/>

    If any one of those is missing you could end up with a crash or error. So, if 14 was the last kit, but you added a 15th, but only in the weapon spot, the game would either crash or not show up as a new kit.

    In your case, if you are using stock Graw2, there are only 4 support kits, so you'll have to add the other "soldier" and variation name to the list.
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  13. Brettzies added a post in a topic How to edit weapons for coop?!   

    At the end of the coop templates xml there are entries for each soldier class like this:

    <soldier name="coop_support_1"> @us_support(camo_05/camo_brown_xy_df, 0.54 0.5 0.47, mp_title_support 1, us_support,mp_support_info, 3 ) @coop_kit_support_1() </soldier>

    My guess is you have an extra bracket, typo, or something somewhere(could be anywhere) which is causing that line of code above not to be read properly. I suggest getting a program like xml marker to quickly see if things are correct. It's color coated and easier to debug typos.
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  14. Brettzies added a post in a topic Crysis 2 - Leaked 39 days early.   

    Saw that article about an hour ago. Looks like everything has been removed, article, pics, video, comments. Interesting tactic...kind of like how during a televised football game they will never show the fan that runs on to the field so as not to encourage others to try it.

    Edit: Looks like the article is back up minus the pics and video.
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  15. Brettzies added a post in a topic GR TV show b/w Rabbits + Japanese   

    Wow. You have to be kidding me. There's actually an animated section just before it starts of the main characters talking about how they are giving it away free in hopes "fans" will buy the dvd or blu ray. They actually spent time and money just to say "it's free."
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