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  • Birthday 07/01/1982

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    Halifax, Nova Scotia
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    Photography, mountain biking, reading, combat sims.

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  1. My first time completing one of the stock Hasty Defense scenarios with no losses. Lots of micro-management required, I have come to realize.
  2. Awesome, I have done astro for a few years too. I like Meade and f/5 is good and fast for exposures. I use Celestron. My current setup is an equatorial (CGEM 1100) Was at a lake in the forests of Nova Scotia a few years ago looking for wildlife when a Sea King dropped by to do exercises. They eventually noticed me and waved, then came over to my end so I could get better shots. Was great. Lots of low, fast passes, water landings, and a thumbs up as they left. This is the aircraft that prince William flew when he was here. Too bad I'll never randomly stumble across any armored vehicles.
  3. Definitely. Still having fun with SP though. I had a 3-server clan from 2008-2011 and sank way too many hours into gaming (have some great memories though) so switched to singleplayer in moderation. SB would definitely be more manageable in every aspect. Understood. I chose a versatile career that I enjoy and constantly take on side-projects. Life is always evolving. Photography (the whole experience, lots of hiking and camping) is the one thing I take personally. It's fundamentally about solitude, and making it a primary income would be too transformative. Completely doable (I did venture down that route and realized where it led) but not what I want in the slightest.
  4. It didn't break down once... not very realistic.
  5. Cheers! Pretty average Red Fox population for North America, I imagine. I've mostly been focusing on finding owls though so haven't seen one in about 2 years. I just watched a multiplayer match on YouTube... looks awesome. I need to get into MP when I have more time, it's bringing back good memories from my DOD:S days. The sim aspect brings another element I haven't experienced yet. Lifelong simmer, but only singleplayer.
    As advertised. Thanks!
  6. YouTube success obviously relies on exposure and the size of your target audience (which is dependent on content) but the most crucial factor for longevity is probably personality. It's a high risk thing, and I think a lot of people who try it end up learning a lot about themselves... such as their inability to handle criticism or even positivity. Several YouTuber meltdowns come to mind, just from dealing with the community alone. I'm also a firm believer in not making the thing you truly love your primary income even if it's a success unless you can handle it changing, because it will. It adds many other factors (too obvious to state) and I can think of at least a dozen YouTubers I've been subscribed to who have suffered burnout from this over the years. For me, it is wildlife photography. Here's a tiny sample of my portfolio. It's what I spend the vast majority of my time doing. While I do sell prints regularly, I don't do social media or promote because it's not about money or other people, it's about me doing what I want. I've turned down several pay / exposure "opportunities" (I don't see them as such) and have never regretted it as I've seen where it leads. I much prefer slaving at something I enjoy (but don't love) then sprinting out that door to pursue the things I love on my own time, no strings attached. That said, I don't "love" playing games enough to be put off making money at it. I'd do it in a second! Watch this: "Hi guys! Today's video is sponsored by League of Legends... something something smash that like button and ring the notification bell! Something something (massive overreaction and digital camera shake) now watch me feign excitement for this game I'm tired of playing! I hate this and I hate you, but you keep giving me money!" I don't watch any SB content on YouTube but should have a look at what people are putting out there.
  7. SippyCup

    SB Gold Skin

    Hello... I made this some time ago for myself, figured I'd drop it here rather than leave it abandoned on a HDD. I'll be skinning for PE4 soon, likely a Leo. Cheers. M1.7z
  8. You're welcome / thanks. If I find the time I'll go through the tutorial and give it a shot.
  9. Yep, it happened to me. Not just with SB either... the perils of multitasking.
  10. Oh sorry, I'm not very active here. I'll go check, I haven't even converted it myself because I forgot virtually everything I learned with the editor. Will report back. I'm curious as to how it will play now, since there were a couple of triggers (such as the Blackhawk "landing" on the roof of the building) that were very hack-ish and will probably be broken now. *EDIT* Map is Hannover-Weserbergland
  11. I hope it's ok to bump an old-ish thread with another solution... OG Steel Beasts is too fun to just abandon. I have it installed alongside PE3 and 4 and you should too if you want. I used to be able to play just with DXWnd, but my latest system gave me the "rainbow" colors. This latest combination works on both of my Windows 10 systems so I figured I'd drop it here. I'm using DXWnd and dgVoodoo together. Here are my settings, mostly to taste, but the one crucial aspect is disabling the DirectX hooks in DXWnd. Bear in mind that once set up, you can play hassle-free with no extra fuckery. Make a custom shortcut with the proper icon, etc. Cheers
  12. Hey all, just wondering: When I lower my display resolution from native (in ver 4.167) my brightness increases significantly. My monitor uses the same profile for all resolutions so I'm not sure what it could be. I play in 1080p anyway so it isn't affecting me any... just noticed and wondered why, and if it's just me. Cheers
  13. Thread isn't that old and I found a solution, so I don't feel bad resurrecting it. I used the "Battle Pak" CD version. Doubt that it matters, but worth mentioning. Here's how I got it running on Windows 10 X64: Set "setup.exe" to Win XP SP2 compatibility mode, and run as admin. Install the game Don't set any compatibility settings with SBLoader.exe or tankSim.exe Download d3drm.dll and place it in the "release" folder (I had an error saying I needed it the first time I tried running the game. I assume it meant in System32, but I just fired it into the game directory) Download and install DXWnd DXWnd instructions: Edit > Add Browse to tankSim.exe and select it Run it from DXWnd Default settings work, but you can modify the properties to run fullscreen, windowed, and a few other things. That's it... Steel Beasts Legacy in Win 10. Wish I had figured this out during the Win 7 and 8 days. Ah well... makes it all the more fun to play it after so long. I play Pro PE, but Legacy is its own beast with its own feel. I'm sure we all have fond memories. Create a DXWnd shortcut, change the name to Steel Beasts, change the icon, and you're all neat and tidy. Attached is a screenshot of it running windowed.
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