UT2004 Mods & More Steampunk Goodness!

UT2004 Mods today seem to be getting scarce and those that are still in progress are slowly dying w/o any updates or news. But there are a number of UT2004 Mods that are still quite fun to play and bring life to what some say is a dying breed of gaming. In my opinion, they are wrong, BuF for example is on the main community hubs for UT Gamers on a global scale for getting together and conversing and discussing things game related to Unreal technology and some other gen interests. Recruitment for development teams for mods are still going strong at this community hub as well. They also share ideas and possible new game play modes too.

I like UT2004 for the sheer amount of player character models there are out there for it. I also like certain game types as well. Like UT-Halo, and The XMP mod and Jailbreak and Double domination and DM/TDM Freeze tag with the sniper rifles. Hollow moon Beta Edition Ver 3 for UT2004 is a more recent mod that cam out about 4 months ago.
This I thought was going to be some cheesy piece of crud. I was -=wrong=-, and my apologies to the development team who took the time and effort to not only finish their beta? But to release 2 improved versions as they had refined and worked out bugs that were discovered as the community helped to test this mod out.

I personally love the Helmet HUD they created on this which was very cool and gives the players the off planet feel. The cool feature I thought was also was the moon tanker you can drive to the moon station project. That was just plain fun. I give it 4 out of 5 stars on replay value and overall fun. I do however which to discuss now a sad disappointment on a project I was hoping was going to just be finished and released and “ding fries are done” and that’s it? We don’t even get the fries at this point. I speak of The Unreal Championship mod Project which has been in development for quite some time.

I had spoken with MonOlympus the team’s 3 way man 1 leader 2 part time Coder 3 Part Time modeler, after discuss it with him at length before leaving for work myself? I felt as though there just wasn’t much love left for the project due to the lack of interest and dedication from his team over the past year. I can understand it because I tracked the UC mod project myself for quite awhile and had two of their members on my staff at one point at time as well. Overall I was as I’ve stated quite sad on the end results of what has happened with this project and that MonOlympus wishes to hand the project over to someone who could maybe polish and finish this project off as long as the stimulation that once it is completed that not only that the team that finishes this project get credit for it?

For those old members that did contribute to the assets of the game? Maps, player characters, vehicles and related items also get full credit as well in the readmes and in game credits as well. All I can do as well as everyone else that followed this project? Is hope for someone to take up the mantle that is UC2004 and bring forth the thunder and the power of the maelstrom that is Unreal Championship to the UT2004 Family? The article is open for discussion, and with that the floor ir now open.
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I found two excellent SteamPunk techno techs on youtube today. I’ll share with you what I found, first a very cool look pair of googles for the steampunk adventurer/decker for cyberdiving. Which was created by The remarkable LostMachine tech guru. These would be quite fun during Halloween or Any Sci Fi / Anime / Fantasy convention cosplaying event.

I also found for the steampunk technophile mp3 debutaunte, the steampunk headphones. Giving your Work at home or just a basic in house office that turn of the century feel of nostalgia. This particular one was built and created by GarageMoneky-san of Youtube. On which to my Tophat gets tipped to.
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Man placed under arrest for DUI for driving a Bar stool w/o a lic. and a helmet. What type of idiot drives a barstool from the bar to his house? Least w/o a helmet no less! I mean geeez! >_<;

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Votoms, Scopedog true scale Greatness! & Steampunk goodness

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Whoa! talk about fandom! This is a rather old picture but still worth talking about. The Master of Steampunk-technology in the japanese district Mr. Kugoro Kurata known for his infamous steampunk laptop came out with this gorgous Scopedog from Votoms. Complete with female Scopedog Pilot and sidearm. This was taken back in 2007 at the famous Character and Hobby Collection convention/Expo 2k7. Love to see this go against that walking Gundam unit.

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A very excellent project for those steampunk fans. I always loved the Victorian age as well as the Hi-tech Ultra cool sleek looks on design. But in this instance I have to choose the Victorian 18th Century syle and theme. The Brasswork and design is quite well done and the brushing was nice touch. The work that went in to this was well thought out and planned. The base and the Marble slab was mixed with the brasswork all add up to a touch of High Social Tech Class.

Sunday

Cleanup day, and snow -=again=- I swear can’t it just let spring run in and save the day and be done with it already? Anyways, dishwasher was smelling odd so I decided to open it up and check the drain. EWWW Bones and something green and icky! Anyways, cleaned the filters after soaking them in bleach and scrubbing them with a old toothbrush so hopefully that takes care of that. Will know after a few stand alone run throughs with bleach and some peroxide. Better safe than sorry. Well that’s it for now see ya.

am I being over dramatic?

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Got to say I love the openings btw Genshiken and Kujibiki Unbalance I can’t make a decision! It’s hard to make such a choice but Genshiken is by far my true enjoyment when it comes to relaxing and listening to tunes. After chattinjwith my friend Gary who just happens to be my -=best=- friend since High School we’ve been reminiscing about what happened to certain people and parts of our little group. Which was in fact a mismatched bunch of people if ever we had one? Seems, that Maria who was basically our brainy girl? She got married and moved to Los Angels and has been in that area since.

Then there was Michael who was a bit of the oddball who basically fit me, Gary, and James. I was the base leader I guess of the group always getting us together. Hanging out in either the front of Santana High School or near the Racquetball courts or and almost always in the library on the Apple IIe that library had. There was also Mark and then Sean came along later on during our 4 yrs there. We did have some pretty cool times as well as pretty bad ones as well, but we were there to help out and ride out the rough times as well.

I miss those days; I’m stuck here in Utah. In a place I still feel out of place and out of touch. I yearn to be in San Diego hitting Comicon in the summer, enjoying the beach and bonfires at night. But we all have to grow up and accept the fact that we are getting older and we do have responsibilities we have to own up to and take care of. Oh and believe me I wouldn’t trade any of what’s happened in the past 15 yrs of being here? It’s just that I wished we did have a little more time available, that and sometimes the cash to be able to hit San Diego or even my parents place in Tennessee more often then we have. Maybe then I wouldn’t feel so melancholy at times? Oh well, I’m going to get back to work enough of the self loathing for now……..enjoy, hope the weekend is going well for some of you out there.

Friday @ a end

Well, average day, got home did dishes and cleaned living room. Watched Hamlet II. Got to say it was at least very interesting to say the least. NOw I’m just watching Stargate reruns and catching up on the series finally as well. Bed time see ya ……

WOO HOO I’m Doo Doo for Do Do Puffs!

And to prove it!

It’s just been one of those days. Right now I just want to sleep. so tired. Company meeting at 7:00 am? Cripes, I wanted to go back to sleep, but couldn’t so I decided to hit travian and upgrade the new village I got. Oh and score!, I can invade and grab an oasis finally, I’m being able to finally to get back up to speed on the game 2 more villages and such and I can start building up the military and my resources.

Bzzzzzz! YIPES ! @_o;

I got a shock today, literally! I was fixing the spare computer’s PSU and was plugging in to test it out and that damn thing blew up. The PSU just POP and smoke and was like DAMN! Yanked it out of the wal and flourbagged the psu. memory seems fine hdd and other stuff *seem* ok. Just that the PSU blowing up like that was pretty much wtf? I’ve called EBC and one teh guys I know there actually drove out to see what happened and was like @_@ ? what the *&^!@ happened here? The case inside on the roff inside cover was blackened and you could still smell the burnt wiring. Needless to say they’re taking care of it.

On the lighter side of news, we have snow yet *again* here in the valley. I wished it would just stop and let the sun come out so we could enjoy some nice travelling on my days off. I also got 2 dvds that were left at my friend’s house by his ex he didn’t want them anymore I got them and I took them to graywhale and got myself Robotech The Shadow Chronicles Dvd. Whch was overall a really cool movie and one the 1st clues as to the rebirth from our generation of Robotechnology. I can’t wait after 25+ Years Robotech will be back on TV and starting off where it left off at even if it is new animation and possible character designs. Well back ot work people……..money it time and time is money, but if time is an illusion with lunch time being double that, what does that do to our a fiscal budget?