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  • in reply to: Buy items one-at-a-time #48099

    KTM Rider
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    I do prefer servers that sell chutes in smaller groups. But once I’ve made a bunch of money, I like big packs, preferably with a discount. Like the battery packs in Merge. You have your standard 10 batt packs, and then a whopping 30 pack that offers a smaller per-batt price..

    But I guess thats why I like mod servers better.

    in reply to: Xmas #48266

    KTM Rider
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    Yep, no doubt that the Christmas tree predates most everything. I guess thats why I’ve never understood why non-Christians don’t decorate one. The Christmas tree has no religious value (unless you put an angel on top or something), it just looks pretty.

    Maybe it’s the name. The Church has done an exceedingly superb job branding so much Christian, that it alienates people of other religion (or no religion, I suppose).

    It does seem that most every major civilization celebrates something at this general time. The Christians are just the loudest. Anyways, who doesn’t like the decorations?

    And a Merry Christmas to you, too.

    in reply to: new map pack complete, Please help test :) #48027

    KTM Rider
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    Oh, I agree with that idea for penalizing the destruction of certain buildings. I’d extend them to schools, too. Although you’d have to make sure to include all kinds of churches if you have multiples on the map.

    For that matter, how hard would it be to make a functional bunker? Or having battery packs near the hospitals?

    Although I don’t think you should be able to shoot out of them. Then the target player would face the same issues our troops are in Iraq.

    For that matter, does this put too much stress on religion? I’m still for the idea, just wondering how others would take this….

    in reply to: What’s Wrong with this picture??? #47841

    KTM Rider
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    Yep, I can completely agree with that. Just got back in from shoveling for an hour. I love the look of snow when it’s falling, but dang, it’s heavy!

    in reply to: new map pack complete, Please help test :) #48023

    KTM Rider
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    I’d say my only complaint would be that the green grass/leaves/whatever are a bit blurry. Otherwise, its gorgeous.

    On my C2D and 8800GTS (and on max settings), I’m hitting my limit of 60 fps, so I’d say you could add a couple more objects….

    I don’t agree about adding the commercial buildings, though. The maps have this sort of rural feel to them, which I like. In my opinion, you also shouldn’t really have to worry about placing churches and such. Since when is a church/mosque/temple offending? Unless it was to Hitler or something…..

    in reply to: new map pack complete, Please help test :) #48021

    KTM Rider
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    Yep, looks gorgeous. I like the littles houses. This’ll make a killing in the map competition/gallery.

    What sort of fps do you get on this map compared to others?

    in reply to: What’s Wrong with this picture??? #47837

    KTM Rider
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    Yep, that glare would be horrible. Nice lookin’ room, though.

    I remember the first time someone showed one of these to me. Broke the chair I was sitting in.

    I think sound effects have more of an effect than the picture, though. That first one I ever saw played this nice quiet elevator music. I had been listening to Def Leppard at inexcusable levels, but then paused it to listen to the “Whats Wrong” clip (without adjusting the volume). When it switched to the pop-up (I think it was a demented looking chipmunk), it of course pounded out the classic “Bum!-Bum!-Bum1!” loud enough to shake the walls….. Surprised the crap outa me.

    in reply to: ScorchWars Mod (StarWars Conversion) #25058

    KTM Rider
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    It sure is an uber-mod! That Death Star is amazing! The Sand People Sniper is another very useful one, can’t wait until the Sand People are armed with it.

    Swars V2 is one heckuva mod!

    in reply to: Teleport #47607

    KTM Rider
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    Yep, the clicky-teleport is implemented nicely. It’s dang expensive, but allows you to actually make a tactical move decision without hoping for chance, or for your enemies to miss you…..

    Nice flag, Thrax.

    in reply to: Topic Reply Notification by emails should contain actu. text #47711

    KTM Rider
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    Yep, that would be nice. Often with other forums that post the reply, I actually tend to compose my response right in my e-mail and then copy it over to the forum. I hate how little the dialog box is on these forums…

    ScorchLand, I like that.

    in reply to: Back from the dead.. I’ll be back soon guys #47731

    KTM Rider
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    Wow, wondered what happened to you, Princey. Didn’t expect it to be that bad.

    You better get back to tip top shape, the stats are degrading fast! In all seriousness, though. I’m glad you’re alright.

    Heal well.

    Yeah, always looking for a map, AI….. would tie in some nifty Scorched3D community, though.

    in reply to: For the English players here: #45215

    KTM Rider
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    Oh, sorry four the pun, Peanut.

    To me, the flag represents the original American Ideals, like the Cross does for Christians. An attack on the flag represents an attack on our morals, our laws, our customs, our beliefs, and a visual attack on Americans. It is doubly worse because they choose to not attack us directly (not that I’m saying I want them to), they instead attack our defenseless symbol of our Country.

    The Flag represents, not only what we stand for, but what we have accomplished. How would you like if after you have finished (or in the middle of) a massive project, and a person destroyed it. By burning the flag, our enemies divulge their intent to destroy what we have accomplished.

    Yep, I’m sick of trying to convince you guys of Satellite technology. You all seem to feel our government has to be secreting away years of advanced technology. The largest flaws in that reasoning are that:

    1) NASA is considered the largest technological leak in our nation. CIA produced a report to that effect, actually in the effort to divert some money. Satellites sort of have to rely NASA’s support to get positioned.

    2) Satellite tech is not something that only our intelligence agencies can use (I’m not implying that we want civilians spying, just that the technology isn’t only government/military based). Our Intelligence Agencies tend to rely on exterior individuals/companies for most of their technology. Heck, new stations are considered intelligence sources. There is an extremely small chance that CIA has a satellite that uses technology that is that dramatically better than every other world estimate.

    3) If CIA (NSA, FBI, any other 3 letter acronym) does indeed have such superior satellite technology, they would have to doctor every publicly available report, pictures, and video (pictures and video wouldn’t be that hard, but official reports..) that was ever released. Wouldn’t they also want to shout to the word of this power? Strike fear into the hearts of our enemies?

    There are also technological limitations. The satellite is hurtling around space at huge velocities. With all of the space debris, this buffets the camera. Obviously, correction technology exists (in civilian cameras), but this is still an issue. The other major issue is atmosphere. It’s like taking pictures through a fog. Combine that with locational debris, and getting a clear picture, let alone a detailed one becomes neigh impossible. Large populated areas tend to also have large amounts smog. Even slight breezes knock up large amounts of dust in Iraq. And then there is weather.

    Believe what you will. I will have no luck in changing the train of thought of conspiracy theorists. Oh, and the Google Maps aren’t up to date in every location. Generally only the major population centers.

    Destroying an ICBM isn’t “quite easy” with a normal SAM. But a SAM specifically set up to do so, yep.

    No doubt that Saddam was a cruel and sadistic man. I’m currently reading the book Terrorist Hunter by Anonymous (yes, anonymous). It is a story of an Iraqi woman who survived the political turmoil of the 6 Day War and ended up becoming an agent of the United States. Nonfiction, of course. The brutality of the Saddam regime is disturbing.

    But we destabilized the area by removing Saddam. If we pull out now, there is nothing to stop Iran or Syria from capturing all of Iraq for themselves. We hog-tied ourselves into longterm engagement in the middle East for years to come.

    Actually, I’ve just been reading a book about the history of money. Originally, our bills were actually “Silver Certificates” that held no legal tender statement. Instead they stated on the bill “This certifies that there is on Deposit in the Treasury of the United States of America One Dollar in Silver Payable to the Bearer on Demand.” You could actually go and exchange them for silver.

    But in the 1960’s, America switched over to Federal Reserve Notes that actually do not hold any true value. They’re Legal Tender only. This was supposedly to help our debt issues. We have $9,172,260,658,238.49 in debt as of 09 Dec 2007 at 11:24:36 AM GMT. Don’t think it worked….

    in reply to: Saying Hi, and a new tank I made in Blender for Scorched 3D. #47708

    KTM Rider
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    Good to see a new modeler/modder for S3D. Nice tanks. I’m interested in seeing what you come up with for a map.

    in reply to: ScorchWars Mod (StarWars Conversion) #25052

    KTM Rider
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    😯 Superb pictures. I’m looking forward to this. SWars continues to push the envelope of S3D.

    in reply to: For the English players here: #45210

    KTM Rider
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    Heh, my library happens to also be a book store. And AI and I use it as a base of operations for tutoring school-age kids. Yeah, quaint….

    I had to google jingoist. Hadn’t ever heard that word before. Which is surprising.

    Burning the American Flag is perhaps one of the most powerful Anti-American icons. I’m quite sure you wouldn’t want to make that many enemies, Laptop.

    I disagree, DB, that our past actions “do not have anything to do with current decisions.” We made this mess, and it is our responsibility to clean it up. That is why most of the “I’ll bring all of our troops home!” campaigns disgust me. The candidates make those statements without studying the tactical situation, promising the American people something they might not be able to deliver (without dire consequences).

    A very interesting conversation you are sparking here, Rommel.

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