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Lord of Ruin

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    Old school gamer, grew up on Al Lowe, Roberta/Ken Williams, Sierra classics. Built my first x286 with help from my stepdad at age 7, found joy in buying my first 128MHz RAM, then forgot what Xtree was, and kept a Windows XP Athlon 64 alive until it died of shock trauma.

    I played Quake until I puked, I cried when Half Life/OpFor/BlueShift died, Serious Sam/Delta Force/SWAT3 killed my build, My warez version of MDK didnt even run but I handled those crashes like an addict.

    When Op Flashpoint came around I spent every cent upgrading my GFX cards until my mobo and cpu outdated my youth, and still I kept going until life said it was time to get real.

    Fuck it, I regret nothing.

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  1. Lord of Ruin

    Old school, but so old I might as well be ancient.

    Cheers mate. I came across Enigmas script editor, yet to give it a try, was thinking of using it as a base template designer that I can tweak along the way. Notepad it seems is still the best way, which comes as no suprise at all. I do admit that I hadn't even fully explored the capabilities of the Eden framework, nor have I really done much follow up on A3 and its functionality when editing is concerned. Tbh I have been having wayyyy too much fun trying to beat the campaign on Elite, the AI has caught me out quite a few times, and usually right the end of the mission, which has lead me to give myself a sneaky save point when I want it. There are a lot of posts in the relevant areas of this forum I need to get through, but I have the feeling that like OPF, it is going to take me at least 3 months to grind away at the small details before I can submit/publish something worthy of public consumption.
  2. Lord of Ruin

    Old school, but so old I might as well be ancient.

    I do remember that mission! And OPFEC was a bit more relaxed, thanks for reminding me of that site, I might google it to see if ut us still active, I may find my old handles there. There was another great mission called "Retribution" iirc, it was on the Tonali map, used the BAS hueys and the fastrope script, I can't recall who published it but it was a great, long, mission. I have been messing around with the Eden editor, it took an hour or so to get back into the swing of it, but I am enjoying the new interface, now to open up the text editor and start the grind. At the risk of sounding lazy, are there any templates available here for camera, area trigger, and spawn triggers?
  3. Lord of Ruin

    Old school, but so old I might as well be ancient.

    Yeah that woman was really active in the forums back then, and some of her missions were pretty good. I tried searching one of my handles, which was McNuggy_LMC, the other was Bravo 6 i think, but I cant find either which is a shame, I have a heap of old hard drives that I need to revisit, I am sure I will find my original logins although I dont have access to the hotmail accounts as Microsoft deleted both due to inactivity which sucked.
  4. Lord of Ruin

    Old school, but so old I might as well be ancient.

    Hey dude, it's good to know I am not the only dinosaur here that lived through the glory days of Armstrong and Viktor. I recently watched Generation Kill and a familiar voice was featured throughout the series, it was nostalgic to say the least. And yes, patience isn't something the kids these days have been made to learn, its all about insta gratification and fancy cosmetics via micro transactions. I actually just noticed that BI actually archived all the forum posts from back in the day, I came across The Avon Ladys posts in the CWC addons section, what a spin out. If I remember correctly, this is your original handle yeah? I am pretty sure I have a custom multiplayer map of your on Kolgujev, fighting up and over the mountain to blow up a firebase? It has been a long time man, a really long time. I am trying to find my old handle here, is there any way to search the userbase?
  5. Lord of Ruin

    Old school, but so old I might as well be ancient.

    Hey dude, it's good to know I am not the only dinosaur here that lived through the glory days of Armstrong and Viktor. I recently watched Generation Kill and a familiar voice was featured throughout the series, it was nostalgic to say the least. And yes, patience isn't something the kids these days have been made to learn, its all about insta gratification and fancy cosmetics via micro transactions. I actually just noticed that BI actually archived all the forum posts from back in the day, I came across The Avon Ladys posts in the CWC addons section, what a spin out. If I remember correctly, this is your original handle yeah? I am pretty sure I have a custom multiplayer map of your on Kolgujev, fighting up and over the mountain to blow up a firebase? It has been a long time man, a really long time. I am trying to find my old handle here, is there any way to search the userbase?
  6. Lord of Ruin

    Old school, but so old I might as well be ancient.

    Cheers mate. One thing I did notice was the AI in the tutorial, it was on forced regular, and I managed but there were two surprises which made me question my choice to play solo in veteran mode. The scripting side was something I enjoyed. It took me about a week of real hate before I figured out I could create templates to drop in and modify to suit, especially for camera and object triggers which often worked as planned but it was frustrating watching a 90 second cut scene ruined at 79 seconds because I didnt have the camera looking the right way. Writing walls of text into a file gets tedious when you have to go back and figure out why you didn't reverse the perspective to get that perfect shot. I didn't expect BAS to be around tbh but apparently Fer is still in the game, I really expected to hear that they were all offered jobs with BI, maybe BI just took their ideas onboard and moved on from there... I will enjoy, I have 10 hours to play today. I jave my supplies, I am fair dinkum gonna be hootin and hollerin.
  7. Lord of Ruin

    Old school, but so old I might as well be ancient.

    Thank you kind sir. I like the latest round of stuff for the consoles, but they have their limitations and I can't mod my console haha. Well, ahem, not really anyway. I will definitely keep your A2 suggestions in mind when I get there.
  8. Lord of Ruin

    Old school, but so old I might as well be ancient.

    The sandbox aspect is what makes it for me mate, having that freedom is what makes this software unique. Although the DLC stuff used to be handled by the community, it seems BI took that on notice and used it to their advantage.
  9. Lord of Ruin

    What was your Gateway Arma?

    YES! I'm Going In was another one that taxed my builds, I had forgotten the hours that this game provided. Cheers buddy.
  10. Lord of Ruin

    What was your Gateway Arma?

    Yes sir, it was OpFlashpoint, and the 2 follow ups that brought me here, so many years later. I played Delta Force, and then SWAT 2/3/4, along with Commandos and the prerequisites Quake/BF1942 but didnt play the transition of OPF into ArmA, which saddened me greatly. If OPF was a gateway, then BI should be in big pharma.
  11. Lord of Ruin

    Old school, but so old I might as well be ancient.

    Well, aren't you lucky. Back then things looked pretty damn good considering the limitations of the hardware. Now, well, now 4K everything in ULTRA at 80+fps is something I never imagined possible. Thanks for saying Hi, feel free to point me to the assembly areas for squads, give me a week to get back into the flow, and I will show ya how us old dinosaurs do it.
  12. Yes, ahem, well, uhh this is my first post here, of which will most likely be many. I do admit, it has been a really long time since I submitted anything to a BI forum, so please, mea culpa, forgive me. I have spent the past 18 years watching BI's baby grow into the amazing creature that it is. Via bloody YouTube of all places. Yes, please, feel free to castigate me all you like, in fact, find me in game and make me work it off . It's not that I didnt want to play, just that life got in the way, and I found console gaming to ease the itch when I found that valued hour, or two, between life, parenting, and work. I did play OPF/RH/Resistance religiously in my youth, and modded many a machine to give me that draw distance we all know we needed. I participated in the community that has given so much, both to BI, and to us as players. I helped with mods, custom missions, scripts, and above all gave many virtual wristys to the BAS mod team who made the first iterations of BI's creations that much more exciting. And then, well, life got in the way. I am now however in the position to get back amongst the games that I loved in my youth, and with my latest custom build, and the very first Steam purchase, namely ARMA3 APEX, I am so keen I am still wiping the jizz off my 65" 4K OLED monitor after I kicked off the tutorial about an hour ago. What else can I say, holy jizz stains, this thing is just amazing. Anyway, enough with the jizz, and on with the biz. I am looking forward to once again engaging with this community, and also participating in whatever I can help with. I am unaware of where the BAS team moved onto, whether they are still around under another label, or like me just had life take its way, but I am keen to mod, script, and edit my way to many hours of fun and frustration, if that is still available that is. For those who still remember the glory days, please, by all means, say hi, tell your tales, and enlighten me as to where I can pick up again. I have around 2gb of original OPF+dlc mods/scripts/custom edits to share if you want to ever revisit the old days, not that the originals may even work on todays machines, but if the mod tools are still the same (I doubt it) then maybe I have something to help us all. Say hi, feel free to call me old as f*ck, and bring the banter, because banter kept things alive back then, and it keeps me alive now. Cheers.
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