User:Thunderbrand/Archive05

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Image:Rome total war.jpg[edit]

You haven't included a link to the source of this image. I know its a bitch to do, but could you do it? Or some of the more tight-ass Wikipedians may just go ahead and delete it. Dark Hummingbird 20:23, 31 May 2006 (UTC)

Image:Romebox.jpg[edit]

Sorry to bother you again, but this image is also unsourced. Dark Hummingbird 20:26, 31 May 2006 (UTC)

Requested links[edit]

You, understandably, have requested links to verify the announcement of a future game's release. I am in the process of checking if this game has officially been announced. I happen to be friends with one who works at the company, and they have verbally verified to me. However, like I said, I'm uncertain it has been officially announced yet. Again, I am researching this to see if this is the case. If not, then I will provide all links on its announcement date. Thanks. ClintFord 14:15, 1 June 2006 (UTC)

Template discussion[edit]

See here. -ZeroTalk 19:11, 1 June 2006 (UTC)

Thanks[edit]

Just a quick note of thanks. As is probably obvious, I am still trying to learn how to work with Wikipedia, so thanks for your guidance. --Major Despard 06:02, 2 June 2006 (UTC)

HL2: Episode 4[edit]

Just to repeat what I wrote in the Discussion on that article: "I read it in an interview somewhere on the net and I am just trying to find it now. I also have confirmation in the June 2006 issue of PC Gamer UK. But I'm not sure I could easily scan that in and get away with it. But please just bear with me whilst I find the confirmation." —Preceding unsigned comment added by Clockwork Apricot (talkcontribs)

MINERVA RV[edit]

Thanks, I have no idea what happened but it just would not recover the article in my FF!!! ah well, cheers for fixing it -- Tmorton166 (Errant Emote)  talk 02:49, 10 June 2006 (UTC)

Image:Ytagbox.jpg[edit]

Yes, it's that time again (no image source specified). Vic Vipr TC 00:03, 11 June 2006 (UTC)

DVD+R/W's RfA[edit]

DVDMOP.jpg Thank you for your support in my RfA, which ended with the result of (74/0/0). If there is anything I can help with feel free to ask. Also, if there is anything I am doing wrong, please point that out as well. I look forward to working with you in the future.

Highest regards, DVD+ R/W 02:28, 17 June 2006 (UTC)

Call of Duty 3[edit]

Sorry about that. The main text of the article didn't mention those consoles, so I figured it was vandalism as someone had previously tried to add consoles which there was no word of any support for. Thanks for catching that. Qutezuce 07:52, 17 June 2006 (UTC)

Thank you for your support[edit]

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Dear Thunderbrand/Archive05,
Thank you very much for your support on my recent RfA. I am pleased to announce that it passed with a tally of 72/11/1, and I am now an administrator. I'll be taking things slowly at first and getting used to the tools, but please let me know if there are any admin jobs I can do to help you, now or in the future. —Cuiviénen 02:24, 18 June 2006 (UTC)

RfA thanks![edit]

Thanks for voting!
Hello Thunderbrand/Archive05, and thank you so much for voting in my recent RfA. I am pleased to inform you that it passed with a final tally of (119/1/3), into the WP:100, so I have now been cleared for adminship and will soon be soaring above the clouds. I was overjoyed, shocked, and humbled by the tally, and, most importantly, all the support. Thank you. If there is ever anything you need, you know where you can find me. Take care.

--Pilot|guy 22:39, 19 June 2006 (UTC)

Images you tagged for deletion[edit]

Hi, just wanted to let you know about a number of the video game images you tagged for deletion. Those were all claimed under fair use and you nominated them for deletion because they were not being used in any articles. Just so you know, you can use {{subst:orfud}} to tag them for speedy deletion instead (see CSD I5) and you don't have to go through the entire IFD process that way. Regards, howcheng {chat} 00:07, 24 June 2006 (UTC)

Wilhelm[edit]

Jarlaxle can be a very stubborn user at times, but I don't think the images is a major issue either way :) Once Episode III comes out, I'm going to be doing a complete rework of all Xenosaga pages for updates and removal of speculation and excess cruft. At that point, we can also update the images without any complaints. — Deckiller 22:27, 24 June 2006 (UTC)

Re: Episode Two edit[edit]

Yes, that was accidental - sorry about that! For some reason, my browser often likes to delete half (or more) of the text box when I edit a page. I'm usually pretty good about checking that, but it slipped past me that time. Thanks for bringing it to my attention, though, and I'll try my best to keep that from happening again. Onlynameicanget 19:11, 25 June 2006 (UTC)

Re:Ext. links[edit]

I'd say keep Arwing Landing and maybe The StarFox Database only because it has the official SF comics. But Starwing HQ doesn't strike me as a valuable fan site, especially since it seems that fans of the site are trying really hard to keep it on the page. I guess we could use a couple more sites on the page (like the Metroid series one has), but right now I'm of the opinion that the two I mentioned above are the only ones worth keeping. If you want to start a talk page thread on it to get more input, I guess that could be useful too. Robert 20:02, 26 June 2006 (UTC)

Metroid seems like it has too many, but I dunno, I will think about it later. Also, see my post on the List of Star Fox planets and locations talk page about Venom. Thunderbrand 05:01, 27 June 2006 (UTC)
Now that I think about it, you're right about the Metroid series. Let's keep it at a maximum of two sites, and preferably only one. Robert 12:58, 27 June 2006 (UTC)

Interested in an encore?[edit]

Hey, Thunderbrand!

Interested in getting Half-Life up to Featured Article status? We did it once, we can do it again! Drop me a line when you can.

Linuxbeak (AAAA!) 16:11, 27 June 2006 (UTC)

Excellent. I'll get started later today, then. Linuxbeak (AAAA!) 16:22, 27 June 2006 (UTC)
We're up and rolling. See Talk:Half-Life#Featured_drive. You might want to add yourself to the "maintained" template and put a notice up on the CVG page. Linuxbeak (AAAA!) 00:45, 1 July 2006 (UTC)

Will you be on IRC? We could get a lot done. Linuxbeak (AAAA!) 00:41, 2 July 2006 (UTC)

IRC is actually not that complicated. I could help you set it up later (if you want). Linuxbeak (AAAA!) 01:02, 2 July 2006 (UTC)

Spoiler tags[edit]

On the discussion of Wikipedia:Spoiler warnings, I have to say that currently I'm actively advocating against the use of spoiler tags, paticularly their misuse and use in the encyclopedia. I suspect that the only thing that will stop this problem is a concensus by editors wikiproject by project. I've made an elaborate proposal on the talk of WP:CVG. -Randall Brackett 20:50, 3 July 2006 (UTC)

GameCube games[edit]

They should be included on both "GameCube games" and "GameCube only games", just like it is with the Wii. It's informative for people wanting to know what games are on the GameCube on one list and it isn't hurting anyone to have them listed there. TJ Spyke 21:33, 3 July 2006 (UTC)

Re:Vacation/Wiki-break[edit]

Will do. I hope you enjoy your trip. Where are you going? (Oh, and sorry I wasn't up to play mkds last night -- I was dead tired from DDR :) Robert 16:04, 7 July 2006 (UTC)

Thanks![edit]

Crunchy!

...for the Barnstar! Didn't expect one from you though. Thanks again; I'm honored to receive it. :D

Have a chocolate chip cookie in return. ╫ 25 ◀RingADing▶ 19:29, 17 July 2006 (UTC) ╫

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I don't know if I have the box anymore. Let me check around and I'll see if I can get something together. K1Bond007 01:26, 21 July 2006 (UTC)

To be honest, I'm not really up on all the fairuse crap that goes on here :) Can we not use something like this? As I stated before I don't have my N64 boxes anymore - hell I can't find any of my games except for GoldenEye and Zelda:MM! :( K1Bond007 02:17, 21 July 2006 (UTC)


Star Fox Command[edit]

As I've already stated on the talk page for that article, we have a problem with an unregistered user frequently changing all cases of "Arwing II" to "Firefox". If you could provide any assistance with this problem, it would be very appreciated.--Tenka Muteki 23:48, 21 July 2006 (UTC)

Re:Star Fox 64[edit]

Yeah, I don't like the list either, but you're right, it's tough with all the different routes. I'll try to think of something, although we can always submit it to peer review now and see what suggestions others may have on that point. Robert 01:15, 25 July 2006 (UTC)

Actually, I just finished converting it to prose. It was tough, but I tried separating each route into its own section (especially the really easy and realy hard one, since each was completely different from the other and neither crossed the other's path). Also, I'm going to add one of those mission boxes to the Mixed routes section (like the box in SF:A), but first I have to play the game again to get the title of each level (for example, Solar is "Solar: Out of the Frying Pan..." and Fortuna is "Fortuna: Enter Star Wolf"), but I don't know what the titles are for all of them yet.
Let me know what you think of all of it. Robert 14:54, 25 July 2006 (UTC)
I'll do it if you think the PR won't do much, but wouldn't having a PR open at the moment lessen the chances of it passing? I would think that one of the GA editors would wonder why the article is being nominated if the PR isn't done yet, but I don't know... Should we just delete the PR request in that case? Robert 23:46, 26 July 2006 (UTC)
Oh, I see. Well, I can also do that if you want, but after a quick look, it doesn't seem like requests are handled that quickly over there either (except with an automated script, which may not even be accurate). You want to just wait a couple of days and see if anything comes up on the CVG PR? Robert 00:08, 27 July 2006 (UTC)

Weee! Nice job, go ahead and keep adding sections to the rest of the articles in the series if you want. Actually, the one you just added for Assault was really good...do you think you can add some quotes from reviewers on the SF64 reception section? The stuff I wrote, well, didn't really talk about reception per se as much as it did the number of copies sold. Robert 00:38, 28 July 2006 (UTC)

US sales, Japan sales. Robert 00:53, 28 July 2006 (UTC)

Infobox CVG syntax guide[edit]

Hi, I began drafting on a syntax guide to go along with aforementioned infobox and I'm enquiring if there's any interest in one being made. I suppose the reason is mainly to clarify certain fields and bring it closer in line with other projects such as films and books etc. Anyway, you'll find it at User:Combination/Sandbox. Thanks for your time. Combination 18:50, 26 July 2006 (UTC) (formerly "Vic Vipr")

Apologies[edit]

My apologies, I didn't realise there were so many different stubs for computer games articles. --Timkovski 16:22, 1 August 2006 (UTC)

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SF64 GA[edit]

Figured it was time to shoot for it. If you have any more ideas for the article, now is the time to put them in. Robert 14:21, 3 August 2006 (UTC)

Oh, the anxiety! Yeah, shouldn't be a problem. You did a lot of good work too. Robert 16:26, 3 August 2006 (UTC)
Thanks. It's nice that we finally got a SF article some recognition. Guess I'll hit the original Star Fox next... Robert 02:03, 6 August 2006 (UTC)

Science fiction games category[edit]

Can you point out where Half-Life is classified in the Sci-fi games category, thus making the listing redundant? ThanksGnrlotto 02:43, 9 August 2006 (UTC)

'K, thanks.Gnrlotto 01:08, 10 August 2006 (UTC)

RE: Assualt[edit]

I'll have a look tomorrow. It's 1am here at the moment and I'm a bit burned (burnt?) out to do it right now. -- Steel 00:02, 11 August 2006 (UTC)

Half-Life 2[edit]

  Hello.  I noticed you've made edits to the Half-Life 2 article.  I happen to be a huge fan of that game myself.  I pray you won't consider this spamming, but I found a very comprehensive website dedicated to Half-Life 2. halflife2.zoy.org.  It has almost everything you could want to know about HL2.  Happy editing! Paul Hempstead 22:20, 11 August 2006 (UTC)

Whatever you do Thunderbrand, click on that link, it totally has all the stuff you need to know about HL2. Total 1337. jacoplane 22:26, 11 August 2006 (UTC)

Range block[edit]

When you blocked High Horse today I got affected. I keep getting a block message claiming I have a Google ISP located in Mountain View California, IP 64.233.173.67, which has nothing to do with me, I live in Honduras though I know my IP address is unstable as sometimes automated systems identify me as being in the US (skype etc) though I just checked and it isnt remotely close to the ip address I gave you. While I can clear the block by reloading the page once or sometimes twice it is annoying and I feel duty bound to let you know whether or not you care to or can do anything about it, SqueakBox 03:55, 14 August 2006 (UTC)

I'm registered, but blocked by my IP... what to do?[edit]

Dan,

A user named "high horse" appears to have vandalized Wikipedia using a dynamically assigned IP address that, for some reason, I've been assigned repeatedly (I'm on Sprint DSL in Charlottesville, VA). I thought that, because I'm registered, I wouldn't get blocked if somebody on my ISP's subnet engages in evil, wicked behavior...? But even if I'm logged in, I'm blocked. Could you please suggest what I can do to restore my editing capability? (I honestly do think I've made a positive contribution to Wikipedia!) Many thanks, Bryan 11:18, 14 August 2006 (UTC)

Thanks for fixing this, and above all, thanks for serving as an editor in Wikipedia. Bryan 00
08, 16 August 2006 (UTC)

SF: Assault[edit]

Hey, just a heads up before you put the article on GA, do you know where this image came from? Robert 17:36, 15 August 2006 (UTC)

Yeah, that's probably a good idea. Some of the GA regulars are pretty stringent. Robert 17:42, 15 August 2006 (UTC)
By the way, you may want to take a look at this. Robert 23:14, 15 August 2006 (UTC)

Thanks for the barnstar! And I'll see what I can dig up for Adventures. Robert 03:18, 24 August 2006 (UTC)

Looks like it's now a GA. Congrats! Robert 15:21, 28 August 2006 (UTC)

Better Days (webcomic)[edit]

I've tagged this article which you had written with referencing and notability concerns with the mind to AFD it. You might want to take a look at it, the main points put forward by an AFD would be failure of WP:V and WP:WEB. - Hahnchen 03:47, 28 August 2006 (UTC)

I don't really mind if it is sent to AfD. I can see that the comic is really not that notable for a Wikipedia article. Thunderbrand 04:04, 28 August 2006 (UTC)
No problem, I'll probably AFD it when I get the time. I don't normally inform authors, but seing as you linked it from your User page and I've seen you hard at work from time to time in the CVG space that I'd give you a shout. - Hahnchen 04:07, 28 August 2006 (UTC)

Image:HL2box.jpg[edit]

I noticed an original Half-Life 2 boxart image you scanned has an {{Orphaned fairuse not replaced}} tag added three days ago. Since the tag justifies that the image isn't link to an article, and the image is a tad bit too large as a fair use image, it seems reasonable to leave the image for deletion. The smaller version is perfect in both size and detail. What says you? ╫ 25 ◀RingADing▶ 12:16, 28 August 2006 (UTC) ╫

You dropped this...[edit]

Barnstar of Diligence.png The Barnstar of Diligence
For your tireless efforts and contributions to the CVG space, cheers! Combination 19:09, 1 September 2006 (UTC)

Electronic Gaming Monthly?[edit]

Way back at Archive 8 at WP:CVG, you mentioned you had access to copies of Electronic Gaming Monthly. There's now a CVG Magazine library archive kicked off by User:Zeality. The idea is that if you have access to magazines which you're willing to pull quotes off or scan, then you list them on Wikipedia:WikiProject Computer and video games/Magazines. You don't have to index them all, just providing the issue numbers you have would be helpful. I'm personally indexing a few copies of PC Zone every day, although not to the extent and detail of some others. - Hahnchen 22:06, 1 September 2006 (UTC)

Yeah, I saw the magazine project, but haven't gotten to it yet. I'll add my issues tonight. Thunderbrand 22:25, 1 September 2006 (UTC)

Move request[edit]

I was fiddling with Gradius and moved it to Gradius (arcade game) for better stylistic consistency and proceded to move Gradius series to its place. However, it appears that the namespace has been reserved and only an admin will be able to move it. Anything you can do? Combination 23:15, 1 September 2006 (UTC)

Yes, please. Combination 23:17, 1 September 2006 (UTC)

JPD's RfA[edit]

Thanks, Thunderbrand, for your support at my RfA, which finished with a tally of 94/1/0. I hope I live up to the confidence you have shown in me in my activities as an administrator. JPD (talk) 16:15, 5 September 2006 (UTC)

call of duty finest hour[edit]

the developer of the game's website states the name of the game as Call of Duty: Finest Hour http://www.sparkunlimited.com/

Bic-B@ll 03:40, 8 September 2006 (UTC)

Half-Life 2 chapter listing[edit]

Hi, could you help verify the numbering of Half-Life 2's chapters, as seen in the chapter selection screen? I need to verify if "Entanglement" is Chapter 9a or Chapter 10, because there are conflicting sources using both numberings. ╫ 25 ◀RingADing▶ 11:09, 8 September 2006 (UTC) ╫

Thanks! :) ╫ 25 ◀RingADing▶ 10:04, 9 September 2006 (UTC) ╫


Edge - Star Fox Adventures review quotes[edit]

Thunderbrand, as requested sections of the Star Fox Adventures review from Edge. If it's one of your all time favourite games you may want to stop reading after the graphics paragraph. :-(

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Graphics
There's no doubt that Starfox Adventures is one of the most beautiful worlds yet realised on GameCube, and the visual splendor is immense. Later sights prove just as glamourous as the opening stages; Ocean Force Point temple, for example, with it's rippling columns of suspended water and cylindrical tunnels embroidered with a tapestry of pretty detail, is truley captivating.

Adventure
Star Fox Adventures, it would seem, houses logic that should be as extinct as the creatures that roam its surface. Little is proffered in terms of exploration, or challenge. Everything is prompted, whether with button presses, instructions from team-mates or context sensitive pads. Puzzles enter the realm of single-solution hyper linearity, and regularly touch on the remedial: Fox McCloud encounters an obstacle, and finds the means to overcome it within easy, nearby reach. Fox McCloud saves the world. It's a mini adventure.

Camera
(comparing bad parts of the game with good) ... such as the excellent camera and controll system. The view isn't operated with the C-Stick ...(piece about inventory system) ... but the left trigger, which positions the camera behind you. Despite this lack of tangibility, camera problems are generally absent, except during boss battles where it becomes utterly disfunctional.

Combat
So it's a shame that the combat is such a spartan and repetitive experience. There's an ultra-polite lock-on that's invoked automatically whenever your weapon is drawn. You can only fight one assailant at a time, and there's no way to actively switch between them. It's a moot point, however, as only the targeted enemy will attack. The others wait patiently in line like gentlemen, making confrontations seem reserved, turn-based and limited to pointlessly flamboyant button-basher combos. It's almost as typically British as the wide range of UK accents in the voice acting.
- X201 18:40, 11 September 2006 (UTC)

GCOTW promotion[edit]

The article you just promoted to GCOTW, List of computer and video games considered the most difficult, is not really an article which had widespread support. In fact, numerous editors voiced opposition to this nomination. Given the concerns we've had over a previous GCOTW from Jimbo, should we really be promoting this article? jacoplane 00:24, 12 September 2006 (UTC)

Yeah I think that would be a better idea. I think it's clear from the nomination that there was not widespread support. I think it's clear that consensus was not to work on that article so in my opinion it's best to use the only other nominee, even though that one didn't have much support either. jacoplane 00:36, 12 September 2006 (UTC)

Pictures[edit]

thank you for apologising but I will ask a admin i know and read the article first before removing them as i don't see how it is harming any one. Mr Roboto 14:55, 13 September 2006 (UTC)

I have now removed the images. Mr Roboto 15:55, 13 September 2006 (UTC)

Starfox flags revert[edit]

Fair enough, hadn't seen that, was making it consistent with the gaming platform articles such as Xbox 360. Will heed your advice when doing other gaming articles. Cheers, --Oscarthecat 06:00, 21 September 2006 (UTC)

I have taken the step of putting the dates in format to match that specified by Wikipedia:WikiProject_Computer_and_video_games#Release_dates. --Oscarthecat 06:04, 21 September 2006 (UTC)

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Great Starfox resource[edit]

Working on the Link (Legend of Zelda) article, and found a great Miyamoto interview about Star Fox games, should be an excellent resource for several of them. http://www.miyamotoshrine.com/theman/interviews/0197.shtml. Enjoy! Judgesurreal777 03:01, 24 September 2006 (UTC)