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Dark Blade: Part 1

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Marquee 24th October 2007, 10:25 Quote
Wicked mod. Set a new standard for us modders.
Clocked 24th October 2007, 10:40 Quote
Wow, words cannot describe..... speechless..... drools
Nohawk 24th October 2007, 10:47 Quote
absolutley amazing work, just the detail and the craftmanship is phenomenal :D
plagio 24th October 2007, 11:08 Quote
I agree, it is phenomenal.

Brett Thomas parli Italiano ? Come mai ?
will. 24th October 2007, 11:23 Quote
And that's only the water cooling! :p
Jamie 24th October 2007, 11:37 Quote
I really love this mod, most people would just put water in their reservoirs but this is just something else.
Mother-Goose 24th October 2007, 11:45 Quote
I don't want to sound stupid but is it possbile that somethings are actually TOO cool? This is a kinda modding sensory overload, too much to describe, utterly masterful....
Flibblebot 24th October 2007, 11:51 Quote
Thanks for the article. I did start following the original mod, but got bored with one post from G69T followed by about 3 pages of "w00t! awesome d00d" style comments. It really has set the bar so high for scratchbuild cases.
Bursar 24th October 2007, 12:10 Quote
Impressive :) LOL at the photo with the ciggie packet on it and the blurred out brand name :D
capnPedro 24th October 2007, 13:30 Quote
I just can't believe it's taken so long for this to get featured.

But then again, it took a long time to build. And I can see why. It's an absolutely marvelous mod!
Tulatin 24th October 2007, 13:34 Quote
Well, this was a good way to get the whole "Zomg Where's the modding @ Bit?" cringe to end. While not everybody had fallen in love with G69T's design (much to the same that greats such as ModSquad had dissenters, whether of style or simply impatience), we can all look to it as an excercise in precision, and mastery of the tools at hand.
Icy EyeG 24th October 2007, 14:22 Quote
I think that transforming the project log into a set of articles was a great idea!
I've always thought this is one of the best mods ever, but the project log is very hard to read because it has too many posts (I'm not saying that's not a good thing, but it sure makes it difficult to keep up with the contents).

Congrats to Bit-Tech and G69T for all the hard work!
Mankz 24th October 2007, 14:27 Quote
Good to see that this is finally a front page article...
[USRF]Obiwan 24th October 2007, 15:33 Quote
This was on of the best mods a few years ago. You say 2006 but this was a older mod to my knowledge, i think 2004, But it started out as a different mod then shown here.


Well if i had the abbility to do some cad and the resources (read expensive cnc machines)
i could build amazing things also..
The_Pope 24th October 2007, 15:44 Quote
Glad to see this is finally getting published. I know behind the scenes there is over 1,000 images from the worklog so hell of an effort to make it "presentable" - good job.

Dugg so the rest of the Interweb can drool :D
Flibblebot 24th October 2007, 16:03 Quote
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Originally Posted by Icy EyeG
...but the project log is very hard to read because it has too many posts...
An idea for bit's consideration: for project logs, would it be possible to set up a filter so that the reader could choose to see only the posts from the OP? I'm sure that would cut down the original Dark Blade thread from 100+ pages/2000+ posts into something a little more manageable.
Silent_Enigma 24th October 2007, 16:07 Quote
This is the wickest build ever, i've gone trough the project log a couple of times.
Very nice that you have cut it down a bit to managable reading/looking !!!
Da Dego 24th October 2007, 16:10 Quote
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Originally Posted by Flibblebot
An idea for bit's consideration: for project logs, would it be possible to set up a filter so that the reader could choose to see only the posts from the OP? I'm sure that would cut down the original Dark Blade thread from 100+ pages/2000+ posts into something a little more manageable.
This is something that we have bandied about numerous times amongst the staff. We would LOVE to do it, however it's yet another "hack" applied to the VB forums. Jamie can speak more intelligently on the subject and I'll make sure he catches this, but if I remember properly, the final upshot is that it would be a difficult implementation that can make things semi-unstable and a general pain in the butt.
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Originally Posted by plagio
Brett Thomas parli Italiano ? Come mai ?
Perche io ho famiglia che vive dentro isola d'ischia - e loro non parlano inglese! :)
Cabe6403 24th October 2007, 16:49 Quote
I've been waiting to set this write up for a long time. I'm glad its finally materialised. It's been said often enough but for a reason: This is easily one of the best, if not THE best mods out there right now.
Stuey 24th October 2007, 17:10 Quote
wicked!
Rocket733 24th October 2007, 17:26 Quote
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Originally Posted by [USRF
Obiwan]This was on of the best mods a few years ago. You say 2006 but this was a older mod to my knowledge, i think 2004, But it started out as a different mod then shown here.


Well if i had the abbility to do some cad and the resources (read expensive cnc machines)
i could build amazing things also..

If you would care to read through the write up in more detail and substantial amount of the project was done with manual tools. Not to be rude but unless you’re have the proper schooling and years of experience of G69T people aren’t able to create “amazing things” just because they have access to expensive tools. Additionally the article covers the fact that the project changed over the 2 years it took to complete, being started in 2004 and completed in 2006.
bjrcboy 24th October 2007, 18:50 Quote
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Originally Posted by Da Dego
Quote:
Originally Posted by Flibblebot
An idea for bit's consideration: for project logs, would it be possible to set up a filter so that the reader could choose to see only the posts from the OP? I'm sure that would cut down the original Dark Blade thread from 100+ pages/2000+ posts into something a little more manageable.
This is something that we have bandied about numerous times amongst the staff. We would LOVE to do it, however it's yet another "hack" applied to the VB forums. Jamie can speak more intelligently on the subject and I'll make sure he catches this, but if I remember properly, the final upshot is that it would be a difficult implementation that can make things semi-unstable and a general pain in the butt.
Quote:
Originally Posted by plagio
Brett Thomas parli Italiano ? Come mai ?
Perche io ho famiglia che vive dentro isola d'ischia - e loro non parlano inglese! :)


Hey one Idea would be to make it so the author of the thread can shut off replies to his thread so only he/she can post. Then they can open up a Project log comment thread in a new subcatagory of project logs? I realize it would be a tad bit more difficult to keep up with two logs but, at the end of every new project log post one can put a link to their comments thread. Much like you guys do with your articles. Just an idea, I know I'd be greatful for the ability to implement that if I choose to.
Da Dego 24th October 2007, 19:03 Quote
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Originally Posted by bjrcboy
Hey one Idea would be to make it so the author of the thread can shut off replies to his thread so only he/she can post. Then they can open up a Project log comment thread in a new subcatagory of project logs? I realize it would be a tad bit more difficult to keep up with two logs but, at the end of every new project log post one can put a link to their comments thread. Much like you guys do with your articles. Just an idea, I know I'd be greatful for the ability to implement that if I choose to.
We actually tried that very idea a while back, splitting the project logs between "log" and "discussion." Unfortunately, we found that it dramatically reduced peoples' willingness to actually post anything, as following two threads at once is difficult.

Anyhow, let's try to keep this to Dark Blade - any other suggestions are still very welcome, but perhaps the next person can start a new "Feedback" thread. :)
Mathmarauder 24th October 2007, 19:04 Quote
Wow, that is some fantastic work. Making most of the parts yourself is extra awesome.
Jamie 24th October 2007, 19:05 Quote
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Originally Posted by Flibblebot
An idea for bit's consideration: for project logs, would it be possible to set up a filter so that the reader could choose to see only the posts from the OP? I'm sure that would cut down the original Dark Blade thread from 100+ pages/2000+ posts into something a little more manageable.

This is something I am actively looking into
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