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#1101717 Artificial Eye - Remember Britannia (new album)

Posted by OmegaBolt on 20 June 2019 - 01:46 PM

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After 2 and a half years I've finally got together a second album release, featuring all the best tracks developed in that time.

Artificial Eye is a synthrock / synthwave one-man-band with prog elements. Remember Britannia contains 10 tracks, 7 with vocals and 3 instrumentals, with a running time of 48 minutes.
 

 

Tracklisting:

  • The More Things Change [4:59]
  • Police Jabber [3:18]
  • Remember Britannia [6:36]
  • Out Of The Dirt (feat. The Darling Invasion) [5:24]
  • The Dreamers [4:06]
  • Artificial Reality [5:24]
  • Artificial Odyssey (feat. Klaus Sgroi) [6:02]
  • Pharaoh's Centennial Awakening [3:30]
  • Vision of Andromeda [5:43]
  • The More They Stay the Same [4:19]

Available on Bandcamp
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#1093905 Patch 2.2.10 released!

Posted by OmegaBolt on 24 November 2018 - 11:37 PM

Patch 2.2.10 has been released, this time with the major theme being revitalising naval combat. Two new units have been added for that - the Gunboat and Zhaba - and existing units have been reworked, moved around on the tech tree etc. Hopefully it feels more well structured, chunkier and satisfying to play on the seas.

Europe has also received another dose of adjustments, with the addition of the Quantum Lab and Crackdown power, making them a bit more versatile and less rigid in their playstyle. Screenshots of those changes can be seen below.
 

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Big Features

  • REWORKED NAVY, including a new ship for both the Allies and the Soviets as well as rebalanced and reworked existing units for more sensible battles on the seas.
  • NEW CONTENT FOR EUROPE: the Quantum Lab on T2, which now provides the Quantum Leap ability, and Crackdown, a T3 power that equips GIs with riot gear!
  • NEW CONTENT AT THE SECRET LAB: the Magnetron! On T3, it now slows units to a crawl, and attaches a magnetic effect to them further slowing other nearby enemies. A highly useful support unit.
  • Lots of big reworks to existing maps with a navy focus, helping to further flesh out that area of the game.
  • 7 brand new, high quality maps for multiplayer!
  • Updated campaign missions to support the new navy as well as fix a few issues and adjust unit availability.
  • Lots of balance adjustments to existing units and bug fixes.

You can view the full changelog here.
 
YouTube Content
As always, the YouTube channel has been continually updated with new content - and that will continue! Subscibe to the channel for updates on every video.
 

 

The patch can be downloaded and manually installed, if you are unable to use the client updater for whatever reason.
 

MANUAL INSTALL

 
Remember you can always join our Discord for active discussion and first-look at every upcoming patch!
 

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#1081414 YR Red-Resurrection 2.2 FEEDBACK

Posted by OmegaBolt on 01 April 2018 - 01:38 PM

If you have any thoughts regarding the balance of the game, for example how well various units perform in different situations, or any thoughts on what could be improved or reworked, please provide your feedback below.




#1063634 YR Red-Resurrection on CnCNet 5

Posted by OmegaBolt on 08 August 2017 - 05:11 PM

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Resurrected for CnCNet 5


In the two years since the last update I totally quit Yuri's Revenge modding after being tired with combating the engine and running out of stamina when it came to adding additional content, which felt like a strange necessity as if there was some kind of bloat war taking place in my mind. Knowing however that the mod was no longer easily accessible with the shutdown of CnCNet 4, I have decided to go back and update it for CnCNet 5, bringing with it the new interface and client to play the mod more easily. Here is a preview of the interface:
 

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I cannot stress enough how vital Starkku of Project Phantom has been to this effort in providing his build of the client and supporting my use of it, and of course Rampastring for making it in the first place. What's more is that the mod is being updated with additional content and sweeping tech tree changes. There are dozens more units, mainly focusing on making each of the countries more unique in capability and playstyle as well as new gamemodes, more multiplayer maps to play on and a conversion of the original Red Alert 2 campaign for funsies.
 

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Progress on this update is steady and I aiming to get it out before the end of the year. In the meantime here is a 1v1 match played between Alstar as Japan and Asylum as the Confederation.
 


If you would like to playtest the new build then I am running an open beta on the YR Red-Resurrection discord channel. So join in and give your feedback!

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#1062436 Awesome Music topic

Posted by OmegaBolt on 19 July 2017 - 10:22 AM

Track from the end of the Twin Peaks series 3 episode 10.

 

Episode version:

Spoiler

 

Non-autotuned album version:

Spoiler

 

Featuring the singer featured in Mulholland Drive's Club Silencio.

 




#1057690 I wonder if we could make a mission based on what might have happened in the...

Posted by OmegaBolt on 08 May 2017 - 11:01 AM

Hitler didn't make the Japanese do what they did, it would likely have still happened (presumably it did, because the monuments were there). If the US had still built up it's navy in the pacific and embargoed Japan for their war in China, they would still have attacked Pearl Harbour regardless of whether Hitler was around or not. Korea wouldn't be an independent country either if the Japanese empire didn't fall somehow.




#1055686 Artificial Eye (album release)

Posted by OmegaBolt on 31 March 2017 - 05:53 PM

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It's happening. Polished and ready is my first album release under the name Artificial Eye, because. Featuring 9 tracks at 47 minutes, that encompass a range of cinematic, synthwave soundscapes. Only five British poundingtons.
 
Available on Bandcamp
Listen on SoundCloud

Watch on YouTube

 

Tracklisting:

  • Love Locket [3:00]
  • Flight of Apollo [6:43]
  • What Awaits [5:57]
  • Don't Feel Bad [4:38]
  • Designer Perfection [6:47]
  • The Babysitter [3:42]
  • Vacation [4:29]
  • American Dream [8:29]
  • The Future We Are [3:45]

The album can be streamed in it's entirety on Bandcamp.

Available on Bandcamp
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Give it a listen and tell me what you think!




#1048637 History in fantasy writing

Posted by OmegaBolt on 26 January 2017 - 09:08 PM

Although I haven't completely read the first post, I would completely disagree with you Pasidon. Utterly, totally and to the death. Everything in fiction is more engaging when it is closer to a mirror of reality. That doesn't mean you shouldn't replace Humans with Orcs, but the Orcs are only engaging if they're experiencing incredibly truthful events that I can relate to. I could'nt give a shit about a flamboyantly told story about the aloof ideals of a fictional, charicaturish figment of some writers sheltered imagination, but if what they're going through is analagous with real events, or real experiences I've been through or shedding light on alternative ways of thinking about a relevant issue, then it's got something to work with.

 

Now the ultimate fiction is analogy without smugness. Which is why Christopher Nolan is a horrible storyteller. If you can send to people an incredibly relevent, very specific message in a way that is broad enough to capture everyones attention while still precisely conveying the meaning, you've done a man's job.

 

Harry Potter isn't popular IMO because of the goblins and all that crap, it's popular because it's about a loser kid coming-of-age, which is an archetype more people can relate to than not, escaping the drudgery of his abusive adoptive parents by fulfilling his potential, which nobody believes in. Likewise Twilight isn't the werewolves, it's the teenage angst and drama, with sexy werewolves being a 'bad boy' metaphor. Things people relate to a go through everday, but made pretty through fantasy.




#1041046 Trump has made history! (now vs the world)

Posted by OmegaBolt on 10 November 2016 - 01:41 PM

Trickledown does not work, this is Clinton's policy too.

Her policy is also trickledown?

Uhh, yes. That's exactly what neo-liberalism is, started with Thatcher and Reagan. The idea that you cut public investment, rely on private wealthy people to invest in development and start businesses that pay people, rather than anyone making money themselves, and cut unions or any chance of the workers having any power. That's why quantitative easing was used, they take public money and put it into the wealthiest people's pockets in the hope that they will start loads of businesses and get things going: but that doesn't work. It stays in bank accounts because the wealthiest people literally can't spend all the money they have and make. It's why the US has an effective corporate tax rate of around 20%, incredibly low. It's why situations like the Dakota Access Pipeline occur, because ordinary people are considered expendible.

I mean, I thought that was a big thing people hated about Clinton. That she's a (and so are most Democrats) Republicans in disguise, because of these policies. But to think Trump is any different is crazy when he's exactly the person who benefits from neo-liberalism, and he's ramping it up with his tax cuts and further deregulation.


#1039328 Awesome Music topic

Posted by OmegaBolt on 04 October 2016 - 06:24 PM

Swag against the machine.

 




#1036415 Trump vs Clinton

Posted by OmegaBolt on 14 August 2016 - 06:57 PM

Take that Shakespeare.

 

Is Donald Trump what happens when you leave a half eaten pot of yoghurt in the sun for 50 years? Is he the life form that emerges?




#1030661 The BREXIT Topic

Posted by OmegaBolt on 20 May 2016 - 10:24 PM

If the government wants to change the country then they can change the country, that's the whole point of the government. Why even have a government if they are told what to do by another organisation - lets just combine all the countries of Europe and let the EU rule.

Eh? The point is the government makes changes regardless of what people want, you are not being served. And if you don't care what your government is doing then what does it matter to you if it's Brussels or Whitehall making the decisions?

The fact is the EU actually helps keep hold our government responsible when it comes to climate change commitments, not over farming fish populations, not completely destroying public welfare to help the disabled, hopefully not building way overpriced and inefficient new nuclear power plants, keeping plenty of carcinogenic toxins from being used to create our food etc etc. The EU helps maintain and starts many schemes in this country that our government never would, supporting the underprivileged, education, creative endeavours and so on. I dunno about you but I'd like a decent quality of living, not a capitalist playground that his country has been slowly transformed into, and particularly by Conservative governments since Misses T.

Our government already abstains from many good policies, like this one recently: http://fuw.org.uk/uk...or-agriculture/


#1030016 Trump vs Clinton

Posted by OmegaBolt on 07 May 2016 - 12:33 PM

Even if it is wrong that, on a factual level, a disproportionate amount of illegal Mexican immigrants are rapists, it doesn't mean he's a functional racist. Now this is something that a lot of emotional liberal people do not understand - functional racism.


This is what the phrase "clutching at straws" was made for. Yes, acting on racist beliefs is worse than just thinking it, but they're not at all mutually exclusive. The idea that someone can be a racist but never act on it is nonsense, particularly when they have a lot of power such as owning a huge business or running a country. Do you think someone who harbours less, or no, respect for a certain sector of society are gonna pay as much attention to them when in office? And what do you think happens when certain issues and groups are not given the attention they need from their own government to solve problems that effect them? This is why racial divides still exist in America. This is why more non-whites are in poverty, in areas that are underfunded compared to white-majority areas, lower education, higher crime rates etc etc. It has a ginormous impact. It's not one guy on the street with a personal bias, it's someone who has literal influence over the entire country. Do you think he's gonna clamp down on the police massively disproportionately targeting non-whites? Is he gonna force the police to go after whites for crimes they get off lightly with, while a black/hispanic/arab would get jail time?

His vitriol is already creating problems, you know.

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http://thinkprogress...trump-hate-map/
https://theintercept...uslim-rhetoric/
http://www.telesurtv...60301-0030.html
http://edition.cnn.c...boston-beating/

It's endless.
 

A person who says nigger to a black person isn't worse than a person who murders 100 people for non-racist reasons.


Nobody sane thinks that, you are ridiculously exaggerating.
 

My point is even if Trump is slightly "racist" in a sorta old man who says awkward shit sorta way, there's no obvious reason why he would let, or want, this to manifest into functional racism


That makes no sense. I don't know people who conscious work against their own beliefs because they somehow realise they're wrong and yet still believe them anyway. You're putting amazing faith in a man who says whatever comes into his head to show self constraint.
 

His hiring practices, at least nowadays, and general actions obviously show he judges people as individuals


If you think "hiring practices" is a sign that someone isn't racist then... maybe you're a classic American capitalist that mistakes corporations for Humans. You know why someone would hire someone else? Because they make them more money. It's not a sign of generosity. Trump wants the best people for the job, or perhaps the cheapest labour (which happens to be immigrants and Mexicans), because he wants money. It says nothing about his humanitarianism. It's business.
 

deonstruct it like I've done here


What? Where?
 

I personally hold as principle to not lie, because I don't like lying.


So you'd support the biggest liar on stage? http://www.politifac...s/donald-trump/
 

Of course let's address the elephant in the room: His proposed ban on Muslims. Let's not split hairs here and just accept it's discriminatory but not technically racist. But, it is also 1). Temporary


1) You assume it will be temporary. There are lots of temporary measures that are never repealed. And 2) So what if it is temporary? That doesn't make such a suggestion any better.
 

2) Not going to effect Muslims currently here


1) Could mean they can't leave and return, or at least would have to go through even greater scrutiny than they already do. 2) They may have family who want to visit or join them.
 

3) Won't directly harm any Muslim


Unless they're refugees right? Who need sanctuary now their homeland has been bombed to shit. Rather than helping those people, many your own victims, you close the border. It's rather pathetic.

What I really don't get is that you acknowledge his discrimination and yet are willing to put up with it. Don't you realise that there are 300 million people in the United States and you really think this guy is an acceptable candidate for President? Out of all those people? Do you really think a racist, whether "functional" or not, is the best you can do? Don't you deserve better? Why not vote for someone who actually wants to help you and fellow countrymen rather than shut down the lives of others? Yet for some reason people always settle for "well he's not that bad". "At least he's not a huge racist". What could he do to make you think him unsuitable for PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES. He said it himself: he could shoot someone on the street and people would still support him.

When I see a Trump rally where black guys are threatened with death, people are beaten and forcibly removed, where the press is restricted or kept out while the crowd chant "USA, USA, USA" all I see are blood lusted chimpanzees.


#1027349 Trump vs Clinton

Posted by OmegaBolt on 19 March 2016 - 04:30 PM

It's quite a curious paradox this whole thing. Trump for sure is fascistic in his policies and political campaigning, using hate to rally people in what would only be a devastating presidency that would probably seal the downward spiral of working people's rights and living standards forever, but ironically by attempting to stop him succeeding at all costs you are by definition being undemocratic. It's really exposed the strangeness of US politics. You have the current establishment who are obviously doing their darndest to stop someone like Bernie Sanders, who would try, with popular support, to destroy their reigning plutocracy. On the other hand they are also desperately trying to stop an existing member of that very plutocracy from going rogue and completely removing the facade of democracy that protects the establishment from all out attack. Then on the third hand you now have what are supposedly left wing "moralist" groups like Anonymous also targeting him so that he can't even take part in the presidential race, which might stop a fascist from rising to power but is also an authoritarian move by nature.

 

I don't actually know what Anonymous's political leaning is. It might be that they don't care for government form, but only for humanitarianism, in which case their move against trump does make sense but there are existing politicians still in power who have already acted out in more devastating ways. It's not like Trump is even particularly radical in the Republican party, it's just he's more open and vocal about it. Not that it makes him acceptable, it just seems like a fairly odd move from Anonymous.

 

This whole election chaos also adds to the irony of America "bringing democracy to the world". Maybe the disasterous installation of democracy in Iraq and the subsequent collapse of that region is a reflection of the failure of the American political system at home.




#1026897 Trump vs Clinton

Posted by OmegaBolt on 09 March 2016 - 11:15 PM

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