NecroBones TRIBES2

[Sapphire Blade Tribe]



May 1, 2006

Well, it's been a long time, but I finally managed to pull together the video I've been wanting to make for the last four years! Check out the new NecroBones Tribes Movies page, and see the first film I've put together. I don't know how many may follow, if ever, but this is at least a nice highlight video of the action from my Shrike 101 and Shrike 102 demo recordings, with a "Top Gun" theme. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

September 14, 2004

Well, Tribes Vengeance is on the way... check out my new section HERE!

October 3, 2002

I've gone ahead and released 1.03. Let me know if I've castrated the Condor too much. :)

October 1, 2002

It turns out that the mod had a bug in the new vehicle-pad menu system that would keep it from working right in dedicated mode on some servers. This has been corrected, so I'm releasing version 1.02 ahead of schedule. It's now available for download. Enjoy the new vehicles!

September 30, 2002

The new vehicles are coming along nicely, including a new mid-air tender based on the bomber (belly turret has repair-gun and flares).

NOTE- If you have previouly downloaded the mod and have had problems with the server not loading the first mission, it's probably because of a file that's been accidentally included in the mod for a while called maplist.cs. All you need to do is delete all copies of it (including from the VL2, which can be done with winzip), delete your DSO's, and you should be good to go. I've corrected the copy here on the site as well.

September 27, 2002

I've added several new vehicles since yesterday's release of BONES Mod, though you won't get to see them til I release v1.02. I'd expect maybe a week or two, since I want to add more vehicles before releasing another version. But it'll be worth the wait, since some of these new vehicles are really cool! Gunships bristling with chainguns, flying jet-bikes, and even a support-fighter with a repair gun!

Also, check out one of my new web projects:

September 26, 2002

BONES Mod is undergoing updates to keep up with the current patch level. I'm also cleaning up a few bugs along the way, one or two of which may have made it difficult for some people to set up the mod. I'm hoping to expand the mod a bit, but I can't promise anything. My hope is to retool it enough that all of the new vehicle types will be available in the standard game modes, such as CTF. Additional info will be forthcoming...
Update- Version 1.01 of BONES Mod is available! It's just a conversion of the existing mod to the new Patch, plus a few bug fixes, plus all of the mod's vehicles are available in standard game modes such a CTF, and not just in Dogfight and Artillery modes. More specialized vehicles will be in development, and perhaps some new maps, but this was a great improvement to implement.

August 3, 2002


Well, UVALAN is definitely a bust. I've lost my respect for these people. I used to think they were doing a good thing for the Tribes community by organizing these events, but after the treatment I've received recently, I'd sincerely doubt that I'd ever attend one of their events again.

They posted some time ago that they maintained a waiting list, and that anyone who can't attend should contact them about reselling their ticket to someone that can use it. I did so, and was ignored. 4 days later they posted that they wouldn't accept any more transfers... still no reply. At this point I requested a refund instead. Still no response. Yesterday arrived, and I threatened to file a complaint/claim with paypal, and finally I got a message! But instead of an apology, or an effort to work with me to either transfer the ticket or just refund my money, I got an argument about how it's not their responsibility, no refunds are given, and it's too late to do anything. Well, considering I paid them, that makes me a customer. I contacted them before their deadline that popped up with no prior warning. They ignored me the entire way (but they were receiving the messages, which was admitted to). I've been treated very unprofessionally.

They say they're just two guys trying to do something for the community. Well, those who pay them for the event ARE the community. Expecting me to leave them with my money when I can't go, and gave them ample time to work with me on this, is tantamount to stealing, IMHO. I can live without the $50, despite being out of work, but I thought the Tribes community was better than this. Perhaps I was wrong.


July 25, 2002

Well, I'm definitely going to sell off my UVALAN4 ticket. I've got several reasons at this point...

  • I was one of the Worldcom cuts, and I'm still looking for work. I need to save money as much as possible at this point, and if I haven't found something by then, I'll need to use those days for job-hunting... and if I do find something by then, it'll be hard to take vacation days so soon after getting hired.
  • Other things may be coming up for me that weekend anyway,
  • And well.. there's my previously mentioned reasons. Base++, and a whole bunch of base maps that I'm sick of. If I don't want to play in ladders online, why would I pay to go to one locally too? I want to play Tribes... not "ladder tribes", which is completely different. I've had fun at UVALAN before, but well, there's not much drawing me back this year.

July 17, 2002

I'm getting more and more disgusted with Sierra and a portion of the T2 community. Don't get me wrong, I love the game, and most of the people that I know who play it... but there are certain things that really piss me off on an on-going basis, and I'm not going to stay silent about it anymore. I like the game too much to sit back and watch people destroy it.

I wrote a good rant as a comment for a PlanetTribes new item, that might be worth reading. I can go into more detail here if people are interested.

It's really going to far... in fact, the announcement that the UVALAN4 T2 tourney will now use Base++ has me really tempted to sell my ticket. I don't see the point in paying to play a different game... one I won't like as much.

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