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Everything posted by Sunstriker7

  1. Incredible
  2. Modern spin on an old classic
  3. Finally got the metal I needed and so I built my welding table today. Just need to get lag screws to hold the vice down. Gonna add a lower shelf too but that's enough for one day.
  4. I added a link to the OP for a forge content aggregator. I will add it here as well: https://forge.halocrea.com
  5. This is intended to be a one-stop destination for up-to-date information about the Master Chief Collection for PC. If any of you have corrections or more information please reply and share it and I'll edit this post. The MCC has finally released Halo: Reach to PC. It's available for purchase on Steam and the Windows Store. It is also currently included in Game Pass for PC. If you want an exhaustive review of Reach on all platforms with excellent musical interludes, Digital Foundry has produced such a video just for you: These days the industry loves to push out titles that function just barely good enough. Reach was no exception. On launch day 343 released a support post detailing known issues, and they have updated it periodically to indicate which ones have been fixed. It is worth looking at. File sharing lacks any kind of public browser so it's difficult to find good content. Luckily a dedicated fan made a website that users can link their content on so it can be searched for and retrieved easily. Games that will eventually be added into the MCC are (in order): Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary Halo 2: Anniversary Halo 3: ODST (minus the firefight mode) Halo 3 Halo 4 This post will be updated as more information on these titles is announced.
  6. Well I guess south america won't get to play with your renderer. Oh well.
  7. I have to agree with you Pope. For me though, I think it's in large part because these IPs have not changed much, or when they do it's not necessarily better. I played the crap out of Smash on the n64 and gamecube. To me, the new smash just doesn't have the same charm that the older games did, probably because I've just played so much of the older ones and this new one is not radically new (b-but mah online multplayer! well, it's just the same shit but matchmaking now... and for a fee). I really enjoy the first and second gen pokemon games to this day, but after that they were just milking the same old cow with not much new to it. In this regard I appreciate Kava's review because I have a coworker who circle jerks the new pokemon game, but I had my doubts. I'm glad my friend likes it, but Kava's objective review showed me that while there's some good changes to pokemon recently, it's still not nearly approaching the quality I would expect from the highest grossing media franchise of all time. I enjoy mario kart only when my nieces and nephews visit, otherwise I'd rather hook 4 360 controllers to my computer and play Kart 64 on emulator. So far, the only game that I've played that held my attention was Breath of the Wild. I've also been interested in Mario Odyssey but haven't tried it yet. But there's also Minecraft, Skyrim, and Doom, so it has that going for it.
  8. @DSalimander I can't answer the first question but I can provide this: taken from a halopedia article https://www.halopedia.org/Modding#Halo:_Reach I do know that people have been making forge mods but I don't know what tools they're using.
  9. The IGN review I watched touched on many of your same points and still rated it a 9.3 For reference, they gave The Witcher 3 and Horizon: Zero Dawn the same score. Kava, I'll write your letter of recommendation if you want to work at IGN. I know you're a huge long time Pokemon fan and I appreciate your ability to still look at it objectively. Oh, here's that dumb review if anyone wants:
  10. I've been trying out the beard again:
  11. Petition to make @Enclusion the OC official Hype Man, all in favor, say "aye".
  12. While I agree, it's certainly true that Reach's firefight has vastly more customization. Somebody will probably mod it in though.
  13. I have updated the OP. If anyone has more information, suggestions, or anything else helpful, please share.
  14. I love very talented vocalists like him with a wide range. He's an excellent performer too. He reminds me a lot of King Diamond. Here's a festive song they did:
  15. Give it a couple months, tops, I'd say.
  16. Me too but we're still a ways away from that D:
  17. I played 2 games of team snipers before bed. Halo Reach is definitely best on PC.
  18. Thanks for the word, I had no idea it was coming out already. I'm doubly stoked that it's free with Prime right at release, which season 3 was not.
  19. For lunch we went to a pub that has the exact same name as a different sandwich shop and I was disappointed until I decided to try their fish and chips it ended up being the best I've had yet. Best mistake ever.
  20. Bought a new desk: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07GS1LRDY/ And dual screen VESA mount: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B009S750LA/ Also had to buy this to mount my main monitor because it has no mounting receivers: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B079957W6Q/ I'm trying out a portrait layout because I can now. So far I like it but we'll see if it sticks. We actually bought the same desk and mount for my wife first but I was super jealous so we got another combo for me too. The desk I had before was huge and I was starting to hate it so I went more minimalist and just got the same stuff she did. My monitors are over ten years old and hopefully over the next year I can replace at least one of them. I'm going to get ones that support VESA mounts and have removable stands, for sure.
  21. The Chrysler hit an important milestone this morning:
  22. Just the stuff up top there took me a full day with my apprentice helping me for about half of it. Having to set all 9001 blocks took most of the time. I could only drill through the roof in specific places so I had to measure approximately where I wanted the vent to come out the roof from underneath it and then get on a lift and get on the roof and measure to the approximate spot and drill in the best nearby location. Hence the offset at the end there. Getting up to the roof took a chunk of time too. I wish I could have gone straight up though.
  23. These are vents above the break room in this manufacturing facility. You don't need all of the details, but just know that it was very technical combining them all appropriately and making them all perfectly graded and square. This is some of the best work I've ever done.
  24. I've officially published only one map ever and it was a badass bloodgulch log mod back in like '08. It's lost now with modhalo.net though. I agree that log mods are awesome and can have so much potential but everyone naturally loves their meme servers.
  25. Well that's a wrap then. Upon release I'll scrub the OP and update it if there's any big news. I'll recycle it for Halo CE, too. Feel free to comment still if there's some good news we should all know.