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Modifications / Re: IDEA: Everything mod?
« on: September 22, 2018, 12:38:11 PM »
Just had a small probably stupid idea
Should I combine almost every single modpack released on gtm?
This includes stock, DSL2.1, DSL2.2, Ironforge, Starcore, Gigafrost, Official Robot Wars, other robot wars and roaming robots mods, Live Designs, and any others I can find.


It'll take a long time to be made, but if it is who would be interested?
This idea has been already done by Asbees for his Evento Uno mod. But then again, said mod is notoriously broken possibly due to him being too lazy to modify numerous components for balancing reasons including the Stock and Ironforge components. For the former being broken already and the later for not adjusting each component's weight to match up to the old weight system instead of the Ironforge weight system.   

Just to put it in short: If you ever want combine every mod into Robot Arena 2, just be prepared to modify most component's stats for the sake of balance.

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Challenge Board / Re: Challenge Belt - September 2018
« on: September 20, 2018, 02:56:55 PM »

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Challenge Board / Re: Challenge Belt - September 2018
« on: September 20, 2018, 09:19:45 AM »
Billy's Stock bot should be easy opponent with the amount of weaponry that my bot possesses. Badger's Stock bot on the other hand, stands a good challenge for my bot, due it ability to feed my bot into it's weapon. So, best to sit back and see what happens.

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Stock Showcases / Re: AntBot's Bots Showcase
« on: September 16, 2018, 05:03:57 PM »
Pulso would technically be a cruiserweight (for which the limit is 600kg), but Hammerstein is absurdly underweight. You should either bulk it up to cruiserweight, or shave some weight off and see if you can make it a middleweight instead.

Also, since you seem to be more interested in IRL-style bots than the actual Stock meta, you should check out the DSL total conversion in the Downloads section, which is more suited to those types of robots. (Hope I don't get shouted at for saying that...)
Have to agree with F1Krazy here. These are the sort of the bots that you would expect for something like Banter Wars or something. Unfortunately most users on GTM often build within the unrealistic meta within stock, instead of IRL styled bots, in which most users use the DSL Total Conversion mod for IRL bot building. If you don't know what I'm talking about: there's a handy guide for building unrealistic stock bots which can be found here: http://beetlebros.gametechmods.com/ra2techs.htm

As for your bots themselves, it would be nice if we can have an internal preview of your bots as well as letting us know about your bot's armour. Just to know if you're using the right components, the right amount of battery power and if you're bot's armour is suitable for the meta.

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Brackets, Vids, and Awards / Re: RoboGames: Series 2 - OFFICIAL SBV
« on: September 16, 2018, 01:44:47 PM »

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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: rip robotarena.com
« on: September 16, 2018, 01:29:28 PM »
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Challenge Board / Re: Challenge Belt - September 2018
« on: September 11, 2018, 03:04:33 AM »
Just to correct my bot's name. It's Amour spinner and not Armour Spinner. Unless you happened to pick up the one that reads Armour spinner, then you've picked up the wrong bot by mistake. 

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Contests / Re: VOTE BOTM SEPTEMBER 2018 (UNREALISTC/DSL-S)
« on: August 29, 2018, 05:30:16 AM »
Thoughts and opinions:
1. Looks good. I see that that this juggler does have a potential. Though those exposed Z-teks and snappers are at risk of being ripped off however.
2. Hi Badger! Moving on.
3. A unusual weapon set-up with an unusual use of a Kill Dozer plow. However, there are some areas of where weight could be saved such as removing the sawblades covering the wheels and the mini sawblades on the weapons, and areas that could be improved such as making the skirt wedges a little longer and wider.
4. Doesn't looks like productivity has gone down during this build process. Productivity has reached new levels in woke building. Especially with the high mace count and being the one, odd stilt bot.

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Brackets, Vids, and Awards / Re: RoboGames: Series 2 - OFFICIAL SBV
« on: August 23, 2018, 03:51:16 PM »

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Brackets, Vids, and Awards / Re: Terminal: SBV
« on: August 23, 2018, 09:59:56 AM »

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I can confirm that Battlebots is now the best anime ever.

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Discussion / Re: You can add more stadiums on RA2 Stock?
« on: August 21, 2018, 01:44:26 PM »
If you want Action Cam, you need to download here: https://gametechmods.com/forums/downloads/?sa=view;down=179.
Once you extract the file in either WinRar or 7zip, drag both py files into your Arena folder of RA2 and replace the files. When you start a match within the game, make sure to hit both F3 and F4 on your keyboard to bring up the action cam at anytime. Remember that Action Cam works with any mod of the game, so you can use it with DSL or Ironforge, without any major problems.
As for adding more Areas, it's pretty simple. Just download any arena, extract the file, then drag the file contents into your Arena folder.  From then, you should be able to select the arena through the arena selector in-game, and then you start having a fight or two within it.

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Creativity Showcase / Re: Hoppin's Robots that are CAD
« on: August 21, 2018, 07:59:32 AM »
Looks pretty good.

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Custom Components Showcase / Re: Pay Tribute With Replicas
« on: August 21, 2018, 03:45:25 AM »
Fairly decent Destructive Criticism replica
Unnecessary harshness
Bit about DSL2 is true
Don’t totally trash him like that, he’s only been on here for a couple of days now.
Anyways Ant that’s actually quite good for a newcomer! Skin job is on point
Look, I'm not being a dick. I'm putting forward a fair point on why the replica isn't that good, what could be done to improve the replica, and some word of thought on building in DSL.

Also, newcomer? He is, but he has been posting replicas on the Unofficial Robot Arena 2 Facebook group for months. He had all the time to gather some feedback to improve his designs and replicas, but with the lack of feedback, it would been nice to give some feedback on how to improve his replica building skills. But yeah, I shouldn't of written my post like that so I'm sorry for the trouble that I've created.

First of all, it's a very decent attempt, especially for a newcomer to GTM (my opinion for what it's worth)
Dark, please stop trying to be edgy.
There is a line between giving advice and saying what is good/isn't good, then there is totally trashing the person.
Cut it out.

This isn't just Dark, it's people that bash others and their work that makes others leave or hate GTM, and for what? Because a skin wasn't perfect, c'mon seriously. There's no reason to be insulting, if it was bad in anyway I would still have the same opinion. It's stupid things like this that make the community suck as a whole. Again, cut it out.
In truth, I was never trashing the skin, only pointing out on how the build is inaccurate and giving some tips on how to improve the replica.  I never intended to be harsh around the builder in the first place. It was how I worded my post that made it seem like I was right off the bat: trashing, insulting the builder, when I shouldn't of done. I should of never of written my op that made seem like I was being so harsh in the first place. So, let's just end it here.

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Custom Components Showcase / Re: Pay Tribute With Replicas
« on: August 21, 2018, 02:15:57 AM »
Destructive Criticism:
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I try my best  :smile:
I'm sorry to say this, but that doesn't even look Destructive Criticism TBH. Though I cannot blame you for building in Stock due to Stock's building and component limitations, but even so you should try and get your replica as close to the original if possible. For instants, your replica's disc should be facing downwards, so the disc is near to the center and not near to the top of the chassis, though knowing Stock that would be difficult, and for the outer cage, you should try and build two pipe frames instead of just using one, through multiple base anchors on the sides just like the original.

So I want to ask you this: Have you ever thought about building Replicas in DSL? Building in DSL will allow you to have much more components variety and tools of which you can build replicas that are much closer to the original, compared with what you made in Stock. It's just a little thought, I'm not stopping you from building in Stock. But just consider it.
Says Weird Al who only succeeds in college admission essays repeatedly on end :dumb)
Also don’t totally trash him like that, he’s only been on here for a couple of days now.
Anyways Ant that’s actually quite good for a newcomer! Skin job is on point.
Look, I'm not being a dick. I'm putting forward a fair point on why the replica isn't that good, what could be done to improve the replica, and some word of thought on building in DSL. My post was a bit harsh and you have a point, but your reply should not be going to the point of harshly bashing me for how I post and my overall behavior. So cut the chat.

Also, newcomer? He is, but he has been posting replicas on the Unofficial Robot Arena 2 Facebook group for months. He had all the time to gather some feedback to improve his designs and replicas, but with the lack of feedback, it would been nice to give some feedback on how to improve his replica building skills. But yeah, I shouldn't of written my post like that so I'm sorry for the trouble that I've created.

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Custom Components Showcase / Re: Pay Tribute With Replicas
« on: August 20, 2018, 04:34:39 PM »
Destructive Criticism:
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I try my best  :smile:
I'm sorry to say this, but that doesn't even look Destructive Criticism TBH. Though I cannot blame you for building in Stock due to Stock's building and component limitations, but even so you should try and get your replica as close to the original if possible. For instants, your replica's disc should be facing downwards, so the disc is near to the center and not near to the top of the chassis, though knowing Stock that would be difficult, and for the outer cage, you should try and build two pipe frames instead of just using one, through multiple base anchors on the sides just like the original.

So I want to ask you this: Have you ever thought about building Replicas in DSL? Building in DSL will allow you to have much more components variety and tools of which you can build replicas that are much closer to the original, compared with what you made in Stock. It's just a little thought, I'm not stopping you from building in Stock. But just consider it.

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Custom Components Showcase / Re: Pay Tribute With Replicas
« on: August 18, 2018, 11:12:17 AM »
Ive recently made some Battlebots replicas, and even though they're already on reddit, I thought Id put them up here as well.

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Not bad. However, End Game seriously needs improvement. Try making the chassis lower, if you can't do it with the chassis options, try using BFE, to match the chassis height of the actual robot. Set the front wheels a little further back remember End Game's Wheels don't pass through the chassis wedge, and seriously fix the skin on the front of the wedge. Not only the text doesn't match up to the position of the real bot, but also the texture looks ugly with the "game" text looking crooked and very off, it's aligned to the "End" but the text is shifted to the left like italic text.

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Stock Showcases / Re: Team "Corruption"
« on: August 04, 2018, 12:24:54 PM »
Hi there welcome to GameTechMods. Just to say, if you want to show off your RA2 bots that you made in Stock, make a showcase within the showcase section of the forums and not within a creativity section for the future, this section is for showing off user's creativity outside of RA2 such as artwork and CADs, not for posting RA2 bots.   

Also just another little note for the future, you don't need to attach the bot file to your post when showing them off. Instead take a screenshot of your bot within the game by pressing F11, and then attach the screenshot in your post as something a JPEG, so us users can look at your bots without having to download the respective bot file to see what can be improved. Apart from that, I hope that you enjoy your time on the forums.

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Brackets, Vids, and Awards / Re: RoboGames: Series 2 - OFFICIAL SBV
« on: August 03, 2018, 04:49:56 PM »

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