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[FEAR2] Project Origin single-player demo out now 
Friday, 23 January, 2009, 09:28 - FEAR
Posted by ned
The F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin Single-Player Demo was released today and I'm downloading it as I type. It's time to brace myself for some painful frights!

Links and demo discussion - here -

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Is Microsoft's Flight Sim X the last in the series? 
Friday, 23 January, 2009, 07:30 - >Games (PC)
Posted by ned
Flight Simulator X is the latest version of Microsoft's long standing Flight series. Is this the last?

For more info on this series and news of it's possible demise see - here.
The future of the three software lines in or out of house is unclear..

Thanks to TOG Father for this info.

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JW FLV Media Player test 
Sunday, 18 January, 2009, 08:25 - >Misc Chat
Posted by ned
I'm testing out a flash player for the blog by LongTail Video called the JW FLV Media Player. The original CAforNoobs.wmv file was converted by EasyFLV Free FLV Converter.

This movie by Fox from TOG ( is a newbies guide to Combat Arms. The original higher res version will be available for download from this site soon.

I'll be playing around with this software quite a bit trying to ustilise the flashvars.


TOG Fox and I have been playing a bit of SWAT 4 lately, Specifically the Sheriff's Special Forces mod v3.1 for The Stetchkov Syndicate expansion pack. As you can see from this quick video put together by Fox we would both be in jail by now if we were real SWAT 4 guys lol.

I'm the one in view because Fox was filming using Fraps.

LOL moments were at the 20 and 40 second marks with me punching the suspect in the back of the head after he taunted me and later when Fox twitched after hearing the sound of my taser only to shot and kill a subdued suspect =]

If you're interested in playing SWAT 4 SSF mod with us then contact me via this blog or contact myself or Fox at forum (Ned or Fox) or simply post in this thread - here.


Thanks to domc from the Simple PHP Blog forum for starting me off with this embedding flash idea and providing some code I could use!

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Alien Swarm: Infested 
Friday, 16 January, 2009, 23:57 - >Games (PC)
Posted by ned
Alien Swarm started out as a mod for the FPS title Unreal Tournamnet 2004 but not as an FPS! This Alien Swarm mod is an overhead view tactical squad-based shooter. This game was the first non-FPS/sim game I played that I liked.

It was looking to be a dedicated game and it deserves it in my opinion!

AS:I is built upon the Source Engine from Valve and will be available as a competitively priced commercial game!

Alien Swarm: Infested is an upcoming action strategy game featuring a unique blend of co-op play and squad level tactics all in an overhead view. As a Commander in the Interstellar Armed Forces, your job is to guide your squad and successfully complete their mission against the ravages of the Swarm infestation, a threat which plagues mankind across the breadth of colonized space. it's looking to be a Half Life 2 mod


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Rise of Flight - upcoming WWI flight sim 
Friday, 16 January, 2009, 13:44 - >Games (PC)
Posted by ned
This is something I've been waiting for for quite some time... A World War I flight sim!
The whole western front of the First World War on one map: 125 000 square kilometres of the territory, which have been carefully transformed in digital format from the maps of that period (1917-1918)

Check out the media and Key Features etc

System recomendations are also on the site.

Rise of Flight is being made by the Russian company Neoqb.

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server news 
Friday, 16 January, 2009, 13:36 - >Misc Chat
Posted by ned
Many of you know my server hasn't had a dedicated connection for quite some time due to moving house and other interuptions. Well, it looks like I'll be setup again soon connection wise... maybe 2-3 weeks. In the meantime only certain games can be played on it online.

I'm looking forward to stress testing my server upgrade :)

Stay tuned ;p

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[SS2] Serious Sam 2 Deathmatch Pro server coming soon 
Thursday, 15 January, 2009, 15:07 - Serious Sam
Posted by ned
I've decided to set up a server for the Deathmatch Pro mod for Serious Sam 2. This has some nice features both for the players and server admins. Test nights will be coming up soon.

See here for mod details and info

Some things of interest for the test nights:
new maps
force everyone to be Sam server setting
modified weapons/hud/scoreboard/death messages

Unfortionately development on this mod had ceased, at least for now. It does however appear to be solid enough to play.

Required Files

- patch v2.070

- Deathmatch Pro mod v0.8

Any problems contact me via this blog or xfire ;]

Stay Tuned!


Serious Sam 2 server info here - Servers List -
Serious Sam 2 general info etc here - Info, Links and Downloads -


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[ET] by request, 'How to Install ET' now in blog 
Friday, 9 January, 2009, 22:56 - Enemy Territory
Posted by ned
I've completed (and updated) the "How to install ET" page in the blog. I was contacted about this and the person was having problems with the 2.60b patch. Extra info on this patch has been added.

Details - Info, Links and Downloads -

Also, Fritz Bot ET mod is available for download - here -

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nerd saying hello! 
Friday, 9 January, 2009, 07:51 - >Nerd saying Hello!
Posted by ned
Hello Raelene!

fancy that..
having your name on a geek site, how embarrassing ;]

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[ET] next on the list is Enemy Territory .. plus Fritz Bot news  
Friday, 9 January, 2009, 07:18 - Enemy Territory
Posted by ned
In case you haven't noticed I'm moving all of the forum content over to the blog. I've decided to work on the Enemy Territory section next. It's the largest one to do and I was going to tackle it last but there have been some Fritz Bot mod updates over the last few months that I'd like to have a look at. The latest update is from TomTom. He's made a waypoint pack for the map Warehouse (final) by zig-zag. Details - here.

I'll be working on the ET section in groups. More details soon!

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