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TheBlakeness (HotPants)

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  1. Wow! I came upon this thread because I recieved notification of a PM and I couldnt remember my screenname to log in so I had to search for it. Im about to commission as a 2nd Lt. in the Marine Corps and havn't followed the scene for some time. I have to say that its flattering that people are still playing this mod, and equally impressive that people still have an interest in GR. Its also nice to see a little bit of a reunion among the team involved. Sleeper, OSO, DM, Rebar and XY69YZX(?) all brought unique talents to YOTM and if it wasnt for them, it would have probably ended up just an unfinished assortment of my crappy models and skins. As much fun as this mod was to make at times, sometimes I felt like it was a bit of a "Heart of Darkness". With the exception of Rebar, Im not sure if any of the team took on any significant mod projects afterwards and I definately feel like some friendships within the the team werent the same afterwards. I know I certainly wish I kept in better contact with some of the guys over the years. Keep modding GR, everybody, because they dont make games like that anymore! Edit: I was just taking a trip through memory lane on some of the YOTM threads and it reminded me a lot about some of the inner conflict we as a team had towards the end of this project. So to everyone on the team (especially Sleeper) I want to apologize. I was younger and a little less mature and you guys were my first real experience as a leader. The team definately didnt need the micro management, delays, or arguments that I was probably responsible for.
  2. I just hope you got new skins, because my skins would REALLY make the mod feel outdated!
  3. I have not downloaded any mods for this game yet, but I promise you this. If you finish this entire map (the whole version, not just the day MP portion), I will be first in line to DL it. Just please script a mission on it!!
  4. Yeah..I did. Its called autowin. I dont have the patience that I used to have anymore The map is too large and things are too spread out for me to want to restart everytime I get caught by the alarm.
  5. been experiencing a bug in mission 11 in regards to saved files. I have tried to load a saved game after I have been caught by the alarm and all I get is a black screen. Just FYI
  6. Yeah I thought my guy was out of ammo too, but then I see him firing away when we get attacked. Talk about unforgiving!! I havent been able to get very far on the third mission so far!
  7. On it. I'll post my findings when im back up in running. *Fingers Crossed!* UPDATE:Uninstalled and reinstalled via your command and Im still getting the crash. Nutlink, Were you getting the same kind of lockups where your monitor loses signal like I am?
  8. I had ONE crash on GR:AW yesterday, but other then that none. I also had the VPU Recover pop up on my twice yesterday while just on normal desktop ops. Yesterday was the start of my problems. I initially thought cooling so today i removed the cover from my pc and the only crashes I had were on Vegas today. I played GR:AW multiple times today with no issues at all. It doesnt really happen at any certain point, just after a few minutes of gameplay. I should add that when I can play the game, it runs great. Nice and smooth. UPDATE: The last three times I have tried to play it I have gotten the lockup at the same point. On the first mission after you progress down the alley way where you were inserted. After you kill the first tango, and the tutorial tells you to cover against that half wall in that little courtyard..thats where I have been getting the crash.
  9. this technically belongs over at agr-s, but rocky suggested I post it here, so here it goes.. Im running an ATI Radeon x1600 Pro 512mb PCI-e graphics card, and I keep getting lockups about 5 minutes into playing Rainbow Six Vegas. Everything runs fine, and then all of a sudden my monitor acts like it loses the signal and goes into sleep mode requiring me to do a hardboot out of it. My first thought was GPU temps, but I checked it while running the game and the hottest I got was 55c, Im also running it with a 650W Power Supply. Vegas is patched to the latest version and I meet all of the minimum requirements to play the game. Im also running the most updated Catalyst driver. Im thinking that im going to try and find a demo of another game with comparible specs to see how that runs. Any thoughts? Thanks ~Blake
  10. Finally got around to upping my specs so that I could play this game. On mission 3 right now, LOVE the hot insertion. My prayers were answered with that one. So far, I have to say that I really enjoy the game. Its immersive and not AS linear as I feared that I would be. Not a big fan of the sci-fi uniforms the ghosts wear, but it looks like they are changing that a bit for GR:AW 2. One thing I noticed is that I get a funny sound loop issue sometimes after loading saved games. One of my teammates keeps "resaying" that he is reloading. Im sure its just a funny issue with my soundcard or something. Thats the most lacking part of my comp.
  11. possible solution...With the exception to the terrain map, only use stock GR textures. At the most allow for small edits to the texture. Im surprised that my name came up..I suck at maps. Tried to make one once and Im pretty sure Sleeper is still laughing at it. I could never picture things that large in max. The only thing I would probably be good at in a project like this is making objects to place in the map. Even buildings might be a little much for me. Most of what I know about maps are what I have learned from working with the real talent...OSO, Sleeper, etc @OSO, Funny you should mention trees. IIRC, that was one of the things in YOTM that Sleeper hated the most..making foliage.
  12. There a a few things I think would make the game cooler. First, like others have mentioned, is non linear maps. I loved having the option in GR to roam the map and attack the objective how I see fit Second, if they are gonna keep the units small like the 4- man fireteams (or whatever the Army calls them) that we have been seeing, It would be cool to be able to control the team and be able to command different formations. third, CQB is done, lets see some maps out in the sticks. Fourth, There has been debates on the usability of vehicles in the GRAW. I think that if they do get more "usable" then maybe do something like have a mission where the whole mission is just to man a gun on a humvie while your unit heads to a new location, etc...Might be a good way to help tie in campaign missions together. Just my .02 cents for the .02 cents that its worth.
  13. I saw it. I was pretty impressed with it. I look forward to seeing more for the game soon.
  14. From what I have seen the FR Marines dont really get issued anything different then the standard Fleet Grunts. I know that Recon definately has a lot more lee way on what they can get away with, so i wouldnt be surprised if they mod their stuff out a lot. I heard that during the Iraq invasion a lot of the Recon guys modded their Humvies to work more to their liking. Recon guys go through a lot more diverse training than Infantry grunts do. IE.. jump school, Dive School, etc. Things like jump school are big for Marines because we dont get the same opportunitys to go like the Army does. That being said, your definately more than welcome to use some creative license to give your Recon guys some "Flair". I wouldnt reccomend ALICE systems though. They were phased out for a reason. BTW..The Marines just started the first 2 battalions of Marine Special Operations (MARSOC). They formed them from a lot of Recon Marines. MARSOC differs from Recon because they actually fall under SOCOM, where as Recon didnt.
  15. I'll take some in-game screenies so we can compare both vests I've made 50% of the regular desert skins to have woodland FSBEs, it also makes the chrs look more individual, they're not all looking exactly the same like in GR. I got some questions concerning the gear for reconaissance ops. MOLLE chest rigs and LBVs should be OK, but I've seen FR Marines still using ALICE gear (they had Marpat BDUs so the pics weren't that old) !!! CC Do you mind sending me some of these pics with said named devil dogs using ALICE gear? My best guess if they are legit is that they either belong to an under funded batalion, or are some hard charging old timers that love their ALICE gear. Either way, the ALICE gear is obsolete and NOT standard issue anymore, uless you are at OCS or one of the recruit depots. I have lots of time with the ALICE gear at OCS. That being said, a lot of Marines will sometimes use mods of the ALICE gear, like use the War belts with the old Canteens on for additional hydration. BTW, here is a nice pic showing a Marine in Iraq using the new ILBE day pack. http://media.militaryphotos.net/photos/fal...h_offensive/abv Super comfortable. Also, see the duct tape on his left leg..Possible a blood type. We arent very savvy on all of the fancy patches that the Army uses.
  16. Thanks for your advice! What do you think about the gear in my last post? Does this come close? EDIT: Almost forgot to say that I made some changes to the .gun files (thx to DonMiguel for his ballistics calculator ) CC Hey, In your last post, I would have to say that the brown looks like it may be a bit on the light side. Thats not to say though that the game might render it darker. GR has been known to do that to textures. That being said, I kind of lean to the brown that you had in the texture before the last. Keep in mind that the Marines are common for doing "more with less", so its not uncommon to find Marines in Iraq using woodland color gear. Usually the rule in the fleet when it comes to gear is "as long as its tactical". Case in point, I mentioned in my original posts about the new Hydration packs we are issued, well the old ones we had sucked, and not many fleet Marines have the new one yet, so its not uncommon to find Marines using their own store bought camelbaks, or other brand hydration packs.
  17. You're probably right with the Coyote Brown. Folks, if anyone of you has decent FR ref pics, please send them to me!!! Tell me more about those comms - where can I find them I'd love to have a look at them... I could also need some backpacks for the recon skins, AFAIK they're still using ALICEs. If you have any info for me post it or shoot me a PM everything is much appreciated. CC Hello, thought I would chime in with some advice on Marine gear. We are starting to use more and more gear in the Coyote brown color. It happens to be the brown color that you find in the woodland marpats. We started using it because it matches well for both sets of cammies. For packs, we are starting to get issued a new pack called the "Improved Load Bearing Equipment" (ILBE). It is a really nice rucksack designed to replace the MOLLE system and it comes with a Day Pack and hydration system. If you do a google search you can probably find some info on them, but either way both the rucksack and the daypack come in woodland Marpat pattern with Coyote colored straps. Also, the Hydration pack we were issued at OCS was the USMC Tactical 3L hydration pack that is made by Source Vagabond. I liked it so much that I went out and bought my own when I got home. Hope some of this helps. I too, am making a personal Marine mod of myself as a specialist. I even broke down and finally made a custom face of my ugly mug.
  18. touche! Actually didnt even see that file. I used this one: http://www.ghostrecon.net/files/pafiledb.p...file&id=301 because it stated that it had all the characters from all three packs, but when I dled it there were only DS and IT characters.
  19. yeah, maybe my post wasnt very clear, but I basically said that when I dled that file, all I got were the DS and IT meshes.
  20. Hey guys, I seem to have lost all the .3ds files when I moved over to the new comp. Was wondering if anyone would be so kind as to send me the GR character .3ds files. I only need the original since the file in the downloads section had the DS and IT files. Thanks
  21. I hated MEPS. A lot of "hurry up and wait" and nobody is in a very good mood. My medical expires in March so I get to go back. whoopie!!!
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