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Real Robotics Discussion / Re: Robot Wars 2016 Discussion Thread
« on: August 10, 2016, 07:33:31 AM »
I always liked Mike from the old series but I thought the new DTK team were great entertainment myself.. driving could use some improvement though haha, DanTomKia is one of those robots you need to be pretty accurate with given the smaller setback arm..

Also, curious.. why was it so cold? is that to do with the weather? or the venue itself? does anyone know?

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Tournament Archives / Re: Clash Cubes "Spin-Off"
« on: August 10, 2016, 07:21:44 AM »
It actually played to the arena's hazards perfectly.. Ill reupload some old CC matches sometime and everyone can see a little history :)

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Tournament Archives / Re: Clash Cubes "Spin-Off"
« on: August 09, 2016, 09:12:47 PM »
This tournament was DSL 2.1 SnS only.. hence the tacky pun. :)

Clash Cubes 1 (and to an extent CC2) was dominated by Somebody's (the user) SnS hybrid. This tournament was originally a celebration of the 5 year anniversary of Clash Cubes 1 (which is now 6.5)

I mean tiny tiny chassis like this aren't very good for popups or rammers really, but are well suited to SnS and VS and sometimes HS too.

Funny enough CC3 was won by a front hinge flipper and CC4 was won by a pop-up

Clash cubes concept was always designed to promote external construction given a tiny cube is the only real efficient shape. "Out of the box thinking" if you want some more puns :P 

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Tournament Archives / Re: Clash Cubes "Spin-Off"
« on: August 09, 2016, 11:34:10 AM »
Good to see you back Joe. Do you still have the stuff from See No Evil?

I will look but that its stretching the old memory haha

See no evil is like the beta-hurtz of tournaments after enough tries its bound to successfully start :/ 

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Real Robotics Discussion / Re: BattleBots Season 2 Discussion Thread
« on: August 09, 2016, 09:56:15 AM »
This thread brought JoeBlo back from the dead huh?
Interesting.

This thread and the fact I can now run RA2 on Mac...

But yes.. This year's battlebots has been excellent..

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Custom Components Showcase / Re: Pay Tribute With Replicas
« on: August 09, 2016, 09:53:18 AM »
Thanks everyone.. If I stumble across the botfile while im digging ill put it up for everyone to mess around with.

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Tournament Archives / Re: Clash Cubes "Spin-Off"
« on: August 09, 2016, 09:40:45 AM »
Wow I didnt realise this was a 2014 Tournament.. I thought it was just last year  :embarr


So this is my attempt to make things right, because if their is 1 thing I dont want.. that is to drag CC's prestige through the mud with an aborted tournament.

Ive dug through all my PM's and my computer archives and finally imported all the robots and taken pics for the splash (which is now in the first post)

Ive also made the skin for the Combat Zone, its fairly simple but tributes CC1's arena skin nicely


Give me a little bit to find my feet with the AI but I hope to have some videos up really soon!

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Custom Components Showcase / Re: Pay Tribute With Replicas
« on: August 08, 2016, 09:47:53 AM »
Dont mind me.. Im still taking my Nostalgia trip.. This still has to still be my favourite replica that ive ever made..

Terrorhurtz (Series 6) that I made in Jan 2010



I dont even remember how I did it lol

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Real Robotics Discussion / Re: Robot Wars 2016 Discussion Thread
« on: August 08, 2016, 08:52:10 AM »
This episode was probably the best yet really, I actually enjoyed it.

Finally! Dara is cracking jokes and making the show more fun. The narration still has to go.. replace it with the hosts talking face to face with the camera like they do around the final matches.. it looks so much better.

This episode was still really competitive but I agree with the timeframes resulting in a lot of untested robots.

On that note.. im not totally up to date but roaming robots live tour was full of robots wasnt it? is their something im missing? why do we have MDF robots built 5 days before the competition and not so many of the proven, solid robots from the circuit? licensing issues? or have they all since retired?

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Real Robotics Discussion / Re: BattleBots Season 2 Discussion Thread
« on: August 07, 2016, 09:29:14 AM »

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Custom Components Showcase / Re: JoeBlo's Backlash Toys
« on: August 06, 2016, 09:20:38 PM »
Just wait, in another 5 years ill have the Lightweight done  :thumbup

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Custom Components Showcase / Re: JoeBlo's Backlash Toys
« on: August 05, 2016, 09:53:23 PM »
I actually have found a new love for this game again.. and actually enjoying the broken backlash mod (without tooting my own horn) its limited.. but fun.

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Custom Components Showcase / Re: JoeBlo's Backlash Toys
« on: August 05, 2016, 09:31:58 AM »
"Warning: this topic has not been posted in for at least 180 days"

It should probably say 1800 days but still..

So does everyone remember this thing?


Well I built a Middleweight of that thing..


And people call me a slow.. 5 years is a perfectly reasonable timeframe to build a singular robot..

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Real Robotics Discussion / Re: Robot Wars 2016 Discussion Thread
« on: August 01, 2016, 08:45:54 AM »
I get television ratings but why stack heat A with Razer, Terrorhurtz, Behemoth and Carbide and leave heat B scratching a little?

All in all this episode was surprisingly paced better then the first so some improvements in post production there,

Angela is starting to find her feet in the role and doing really well, Dara seems like a nice guy but he still just isnt exciting enough... Robot Wars need their own Faruq right before battles

Ive not mentioned this yet but I quite like the new arena, its nice and fresh and easier to see the action and little bits and pieces bounce off the robots

Seemingly turning up the crowd mic's for this one gets a big plus from me too

I love the new Matilda too.. looks so sleek and purposeful looking now.. I totally didnt realise the whole head bucks on this version

I have more confidence they are heading in the right direction, Battlebots is just hitting all the notes perfectly this year making it hard. 


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Real Robotics Discussion / Re: BattleBots Season 2 Discussion Thread
« on: July 31, 2016, 09:56:09 AM »
I said it at the end of season 1.. having the fan favourite / super destructive robot loose to a strong boxy defensive robot isnt a good look to the casual audience..

Same situation as robot wars series 6 that resulted in the politics of series 7.

That said though I cant really pick much fault with this series, I think its been awesome..

Lock-Jaw deserved to loose imo, you can just put a block of metal on the front of your robot and rotate in circles blocking everything, if you play the defense game you need to still be able to push opponents around and utilise the hazards


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Modifications / Re: Robot Arena 2 Mac
« on: July 29, 2016, 11:48:24 AM »
Wine, Winebottler, Some custom prefix settings and a few extra scripts included from what ive learnt and built off from trial and error.

Its nothing that fancy.. I started playing around with it just so I can play RA2 again.. no sense in keeping the results to myself though. :)

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Modifications / Re: Robot Arena 2 Mac
« on: July 29, 2016, 07:16:08 AM »
Phew.. Ive had some drama's uploading such a big folder so ive switched over to google drive for this one

Robot Wars RA2 Mod is now available in the first post (1.8gb Approx.)

The next target im thinking of is the old AU Battlebots mod.

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Real Robotics Discussion / Re: WTF Moments in Robot Combat
« on: July 29, 2016, 06:03:25 AM »
Here is a region free upload of the fight for non US people

http://eachvideo.com/watch?v=0Q7nZlcOlkg

Agreed about it becoming a somewhat famous match, The Selfrighting using the disc as an anchor was really cool and thats probably the biggest fireball in a mainstream televised Robot Fight.

They are silly to region lock it really.. that match has a lot of mainstream appeal / exposure for casual viewers

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Real Robotics Discussion / Re: BattleBots Season 2 Discussion Thread
« on: July 27, 2016, 09:28:59 AM »
The nostalgia trip was fun last year but how sweet is it to see warhead as a bot to beat again.. even has the proper "death whine" now!

I think Warhead vs Minotaur will be a lot more brutal then Poison Arrow vs SOW

Shame to see SOW drop out, Similar to Warrior last year, the Whyachi robots can dish out massive damage but not able to take hard knocks themselves.

What a fantastic series so far, load of action and a bunch of upsets.. Presenters are all on point right now too, Battlebots is rockin' it.

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Real Robotics Discussion / Re: Robot Wars 2016 Discussion Thread
« on: July 26, 2016, 10:48:22 AM »
Dont get me wrong, It is very cool to see robot wars back and its always had a place in my heart, the action is on point.. but I too have a few things to get off my chest..



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