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  1. This is probably the most retarded thing I have read all day. What bearing does that have on this addon? It dosen't. Save your Ford VS Chevy Vs Dodge Vs Toyota Vs the Star Ship Enterprise comparisons for off topic. That is unless you know of some mystical property in the OFP engine that grants Ford skinned addons power over others...
  2. This is an outstanding addon with one of the best texturing jobs I have seen thusfar in OFP. I also really like the fact that unlike most other OFP car addons, this one cannot accelerate like a Ferrari. It adds to the realism alot. Are you planning to add any more mounting positions in future versions? I'm picturing one or two additional cargo slots in the bed, maybe using the same type sitting animation as those on the BTR-70 or 80? Just a thought.. Looking forward to the Ford and International!!
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    Ships Ahoy!

    Really enjoying the ships, thank you. It's fun to have AAA or patrol boat battles with them. Is there any reason why you can't target the ships? I tried with a few footmunch planes, the air rad FA/18s, and the A-10 to no avail. The only way I found to target the ships was to have someone laser designate them.
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    New Chinese Release

    Great job on the updates TonyRanger. I really love this mod. I'm looking forward to the surrender scripts. Will they throw down their weapons like they do now when killed? That is pretty cool in itself. One bug I have noticed is that a player on west can give orders to an eastern or resistance artillery piece. Is there a way to hide the artillery commands for people on the other side? Will the PLAN ships be released soon? You had showed the JIANGKAI FF on the samren forums (and earlier in this thread I thinK). When will that be released? Any more ships in the works? Thanks again to [HA]kgb-cccp for hosting.
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    New Chinese Release

    Thank you very much [HA]kgb-cccp. I'm continually impressed with this mod and look forward to seeing what other inovations they come up with.
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    CAT's Afghanistan Revisited 1.2

    Thanks for the hard work, this has really turned out to be my favorite island. It is pretty thrilling to setup an attack in Khandahar during a stand storm while calls ring out from the Mosque (I'm using the prayer calls as a call to arms similar to Fallujah) and the gunfire begins.
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    New Chinese Release

    No luck here either trying to download 1.1. I can't find a mirror of it anywhere either. Grr Edit: Chinese aside, samren.cn has the most confusing forum system I have ever encountered. It's asking me about credits, a bank system, and something about students. It is also strange since if you register there, you can see less forums then if you go uncookied...
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    Man, this feels weird...

    Thank you for standing the watch, consider yourself properly relieved. Good luck on your new career! This means you get more time to take care of your cars right? PS Semper Fi
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    The north korea thread

    Since I've been out for a bit, I'll just reply to the whole thread The U.S. in no way wants a war with North Korea. There is no doubt in anyones mind that it would be a horribly bloody affair and though the U.S. and her allies would "win" in the end, it would leave the ROK, DPRK, and our Army and Marines devestated. The real kicker to this whole thing is that no side can trust the other. There is no historical precedent set by either side for holding up their end of the bargain. The U.S. (and everyone else involved) did not hold up their end of the bargain with the reactors and fuel oil. The DPRK obviously didn't hold up their end since we now have their admittance to working on a nuclear program. See, the problem from the U.S. perspective is that Kim Jong Il is still in power. Congress figured that it was a tottering regime and would fall. Their thought process was that if it was going to fall, why should they expend money on fuel oil and reactors. Unfortunetly no one figured that Kim Jong Il would gleefully starve his own people into levels unseen outside of Africa. Our bad. To refute an earlier statement in this thread that North Koreans are trained to hate Americans. That is mostly incorrect. Most North Koreans are poorly educated, impoverished, and hungry. They hate Americans because thats the status quo. Wake up, love the great leader, hate the Americans, sweep the porch, and call it a night. The military is a different matter of course. It is also widely held that Seol would be rubble within a few hours after the onset of war from the bajillion artillery pieces that the DPRK has pointing south. There is no possible way to evacuate a city that size when there is basically one highway and two rail lines running out of it. There is no way to protect those people short of developing some kind of magic shield that turns artillery shells into starcraft mugs. The North Korean nukes. I'm more worried about every nuclear power plant in the U.S. exploding simultaneously then a North Korean Taepo Dong hitting the west coast. Though now that I'm living in Japan, there is definately a higher awareness of what they could do. China. China is the supposed wild card. Personally I think if it did come to war the DPRK would find itself suddenly without the help of China. To what purpose would it serve China to support NK? The very last thing China wants is a nuclear peninsula. If the DPRK is allowed to continue reprocessing the spent fuel rods and keeps the nuke(s) they have then it is going to spark off an arms race in the region. South Korea will surely follow, and Japan wouldn't be far behind. China also knows that ultimately the DPRK would lose in a conflict. For some reason China's military has the reputation of being this great untouchable giant that is now the counter-weight to the American military machine. They will do whatever they can to avoid direct conflict with the U.S. since they know that they would come away with no victory, and a tarnished international repuation (supporting King Jong Il). China is going about things the right way at this point in my opinon. By acting as a facilitator between the U.S. and the DPRK they show that they possess experienced statesmen and that they are taking a proactive interest in their corner of the world. So where does this leave us? With the military might of the U.S. balanced against the sheer manpower of the DPRK? Unfortunetly not, as in every other major turning point in history, things are going to be decided by the personalities of a few people. You can get your own take away from that... I can't wait until we go to Ulchi Focus Lens. It will be interesting to see how the South Koreans work. Everything I know about them military wise is second hand. Besides, I want to hit port in Chinhae. Everyone tells me I have to buy blankets there??? Guess I'll have to wait and see. PS
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    Best air to air missiles

    The AIM-120 is quite capable, as is the AIM-9X, but my vote would still be for the Python family at this point. Hopefully the 5th gen will fix the IRCCM problems with the 4th gens...
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    Game physics

    Things flying 300 up to the air after being hit is quite annoying. This ties back to the orginal topic of this thread. Nothing in OFP has weight. The only thing that seems to really matter is intertia. I'm not sure why things don't vaporize either, wouldn't it actually make mp games faster if a plane that was shot down was deleted and a few random "mechanical gibs" were created instead? Add a directory to the pbo where the addon maker throws burnt tires, bent sheetmetal, and whatever other pieces that would be called when the orginal plane or object is deleted. The only question to this is what would determine an explosive kill? Kill values? If a rocket has a kill value of 1500, and a jeep has a overall armor value of 500 there would be an overkill of 1000 and it would delete the model and call the gibs maybe. I'm not sure I'm happy with that either though since we'd like to see more realistic armor values implemented. Kind of OT, but I would also like to see a ragdoll implemented. Nothing takes away from the realism of a mission like seeing a dead enemy soldier flying through the air with his rifle floating a few inches away from his hand only to land headfirst in the ground like an arrow. If a body dies the weapon they were holding should immediately be dropped. Just like the vehicles, there should be a degree of damage that a body takes before it's utterly destroyed and gibed in some way (think LGB falling on a platoon).
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    While I liked some of the Seventh songs in the original OFP, the idea of them doing covers of popular music from that era leaves me feeling a little put off. I can't imagine Seventh doing Fortunate Son (CCR) or something like that. Anyways, I really liked the scores from OFP and I hope they bring back everyone who did those to work on the second one. It's kind of weird when you think about (but cool) that BIS is one of the only companies that still uses music to help tell the story and not just for ambience. I'm glad though, it would be weird to always have music playing.
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    Towable artillery

    I'm not sure if this is a bug in the mission, or in the addon itself. I opened the demo mission in the editor and made myself the driver of the Krupp. Â I drove to the point where you pick up your Pak and got out. Â I would suddenly stop, and kneel down, then was put back in the truck. When I got out, this was happening. GETITOFFGETITOFFGETITOFF!!!! As any OFP gamer would, I tried to figure out how this could work to my advantage. Â If I turned around I could actually "push" the Pak and use it as a shield as I snuck up on enemies. Â Anyways, back to the reporting. Â If you save with the Pak hitched to your ass it is unhitched when you reload. Â It also unhitches if you mount it. I'm sure this is probably something that I'm doing and not the addons fault. Â Either way, it's a great addon and I love it. Â Thanks for the hard work.
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    Aircraft addons

    I really enjoy the newer airplane addons with ECM and all of the other neat features. It's fun to try to fly into the larger city on the Afghan map against ZU-23s, ZSU-23/4s, SA-13s, and AA men. But that's the thing. Aviation in Flashpoint will always be related to the ground in someway. Whether it be bombing missions, IADS suprression, or CAS it will somehow interact with the ground. That being said, DKMs Bronco and Commanche, BASs Little Birds and MH-47e, and Hawks MI-26 are superb examples of how aviation in Flashpoint can become more then a plaything. I think the next step for the Flashpoint aviation should be the short range cargo transports. It would be nice to see a C-130, AN-12, and AN-26/32 with some of the features we've seen on BASs MH-47e. Anyways, my vote went for the CAS option.
  15. Just wanted to let you know we all appreciate the hard work you put into this, it has definately paid off. I look forward to future versions/mods.
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    Child soldiers

    I don't see anything wrong with teaching your child how to fire a firearm. I would much rather have my child know the capabilities and dangers that a loaded weapon presents, then have him or her come into a situation with a weapon and do something stupid because they saw it on tv. I also think that taking your child target shooting, skeet shooting, or hunting is a fun and healthy thing to do. Like it or not guns are part of our society here in the U.S. So rather then fearing or misunderstanding them, I would rather have my child be comfortable with them. The majority of gun accidents in homes are because the parents were irresponsible with teaching their children about firearm safety, or didn't teach them about the guns at all for fear of something bad happening. I wouldn't worry about my kids hurting themselves with the guns for a few reasons. Number one, the guns won't be available. Unless little timmy or tina figures out a combo lock they're out of luck. Number two, the fascination with the unknown won't be there, because it will be known. and Number three, there won't be any angsty youth type incidents because they won't be angsty youth, I'll kill 'em first
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    22nd amendment to be repealed?

    This is old news, Mr. Serrano has tried to do this before.. http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/D?c106:4:./temp/~c10683AUh2:: He definately has a "broad" focus... To award a congressional gold medal to Francis Albert Sinatra Baseball Diplomacy Act
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    The Dogs of War

    </span><table border="0" align="center" width="95%" cellpadding="3" cellspacing="1"><tr><td>Quote (denoir @ April 11 2003,11:11)</td></tr><tr><td id="QUOTE">Not weapons grade. Leftover isotopes from their nuclear program in the 80's. And they were sealed off between 1991-1998. During the current round of inspections the inpectors confirmed that they havn't been touched. The materials were to be removed and the area sanitized, but the inpectors were never allowed to complete their work. Most of the radioactive materials have a long half life (>30 years) so it's a long process. That doesn't mean that they could be used to make nuclear weapons.<span id='postcolor'> Just dirty bombs.
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    The Dogs of War

    </span><table border="0" align="center" width="95%" cellpadding="3" cellspacing="1"><tr><td>Quote (turms @ April 09 2003,15:47)</td></tr><tr><td id="QUOTE">It is a tank firing to the hotel where the reporters were killed. And if you want to judge my english,we can talk also in Finnish,wich I doubt you cant. As for the sources of yours, I wasnt trying to get you to reveal your secret sources,I was only wondering when is the publication of the evidence(wich you lack) is going to be?<span id='postcolor'> Hey now, I didn't attack your english, nor would I attack anyones english. I just didn't understand what that picture was showing. Some of us may not have seen that video clip...
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    The Dogs of War

    </span><table border="0" align="center" width="95%" cellpadding="3" cellspacing="1"><tr><td>Quote (turms @ April 09 2003,15:04)</td></tr><tr><td id="QUOTE">scene from a camera in the hotel Oh bytheway othin,I am still waiting your sources revealing the WMDs of iraq.<span id='postcolor'> First, what is that picture supposed to represent? I'm not trying to be contentious but it's not very clear. There is a three and what looks like an explosion? And "by the way" Turms, if you had read my post where I claimed that Iraq has WMD (which it does) you would know that I'm going to follow in the fine tradition of posters hereabouts and not reveal my sources.
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    The Dogs of War

    Not sure if this should go in this thread or the other, but: Gilligan casts doubt on source of hotel attack Pretty interesting article. Note, he dosen't disclaim the fact that a tank did fire on the hotel, nor does Centcom, just the shot taken against the 15th floor that killed the two cameramen. It raises more questions then anything else.
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    The Iraq Thread

    </span><table border="0" align="center" width="95%" cellpadding="3" cellspacing="1"><tr><td>Quote (E6Hotel @ April 09 2003,09:28)</td></tr><tr><td id="QUOTE">Concur. Â I was wincing as I watched the flag being passed up. Â "No, no, nooo..." Semper Fi<span id='postcolor'> I definately winced when I saw that, but I don't think it was done in a ill spirited manner. Â It was nice when they put the old Iraqi flag up instead. It also is awesome to see the Iraqi's in Michigan having a celebration waving both the Iraqi AND American flags. Â An interesting tidbit that it's next to impossible to find any Union Jacks over here right now. Â People have been buying them up and displaying them with American Flags. But, we're ending up the easy part, and beginning the hard part. Â There is still fighting ahead, possibly even greater battles then so far in the war. Â Tikrit is still ahead of us. Â But I think the change in the majority of Iraqi people is happening. Â They won't be as likely to shelter or support the forces that continue to fight for the regime. Â One of the first tasks is that we must get all of the civilian Police and Medical services back up and running again. Â The police are going to be a challenge unto themselves since most of the old police were involved with the regime in one way or another, so we can't use them. Â This means using Coalition forces (ok short term, bad long term) or training new police forces (hard short term best long term). Â Getting electricity, water, and food routes back to cities must become our new campaign for the forseeable future as well. Â The civilian infrastructure was mostly left untouched, so the water and electricity shouldn't be as much of a challenge compared to getting food to the people, and distributing it fairly. Â The Bakery system in Baghdad should be modeled elsewhere in the country as this seemed to work pretty well under pressure and reduced supplies. We must also help the Iraqi's stand up their government in the best and quickest way possible. It has to be legitimate, representative for everyone, and modeled how the Iraqi's want it. Not how Americans, Brits, French, Syrians, or anyone else wants it. EDITED because it posted before I was done.
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    The Iraq Thread

    </span><table border="0" align="center" width="95%" cellpadding="3" cellspacing="1"><tr><td>Quote (E6Hotel @ April 09 2003,08:58)</td></tr><tr><td id="QUOTE">Good initiative, bad judgment. Â But didja notice the Iraqi standing on the statue's base waving the American flag? Semper Fi<span id='postcolor'> hah, I was going to say the same thing, but figured I'd wait till I had a screencap.
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    The Iraq Thread

    8--></span><table border="0" align="center" width="95%" cellpadding="3" cellspacing="1"><tr><td>Quote (Blake @ April 09 2003,088)</td></tr><tr><td id="QUOTE">Huge Saddam statue just toppeled. Very emotional moment, brings back memories when Berlin wall came down and failure of hard-liner coup in Moscow.<span id='postcolor'> I agree, this was pretty powerful. Â There is still much to be done and a long long way to go, but this was a major step for the psyche of the Iraqi people. Â I'm happy for them. EDIT: Just wanted to add that I'm glad that statue didn't crush anyone when it came down. That might have sent the wrong message.
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    Your favourite military marching music

    I love the overall sound of the post 2000 Russian Anthem, the lyrics of the American one, and the sense of history the British one evokes for me. For traditional military marching music, Anchors Away is my favorite. I've probably marched over ten miles to it. For those of you that have ever had the opportunity to listen or march to live marching music, it's awesome. You can just feel that deep drum cut through you. I also love the Navy Hymn. There are a many different verses that have been written for it, but I love the original, the airmen, and the Marine verses. </span><table border="0" align="center" width="95%" cellpadding="3" cellspacing="1"><tr><td>Quote </td></tr><tr><td id="QUOTE">Eternal Father, strong to save, Whose arm hath bound the restless wave, Who bidd'st the mighty ocean deep Its own appointed limits keep; Oh, hear us when we cry to Thee, For those in peril on the sea! Lord, guard and guide the men who fly Through the great spaces in the sky. Be with them always in the air, In darkening storms or sunlight fair; Oh, hear us when we lift our prayer, For those in peril in the air! Eternal Father, grant, we pray, To all Marines, both night and day, The courage, honor, strength, and skill Their land to serve, thy law fulfill; Be thou the shield forevermore From every peril to the Corps. <span id='postcolor'>