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Offline BentonGrey

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The Greylands - Home of the DCUG
« on: January 14, 2010, 01:42:31 AM »
Inspired by Prev's excellent FRP, I've decided to create a blog to serve as a showcase for my upcoming modding projects.  I suppose I'll also yak a bit about modding ideas, maybe offer the occasional bit of advice and all that, but the main focus will be to have a nice way to introduce people to my work.  Come take a look and let me know what you think:

http://bentongrey.wordpress.com/
« Last Edit: March 23, 2010, 04:42:47 PM by BentonGrey »
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Re: The Greylands
« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2010, 11:39:17 PM »
Nice to have new FF-related sites! Glad to see you starting this up.

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« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2010, 11:03:55 PM »
Thanks LP!  Please feel free to drop by and comment on anything you like, or don't like.  Let me know if there is anything you'd be interested in seeing or hearing.

I'm beginning with a week-long series about modding projects that I've always wanted to do.  Yesterday I talked about the never-to-be-seen MarvelG, and today I've posted about Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.  Come by and tell me what y'all think!
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Re: The Greylands
« Reply #3 on: January 17, 2010, 01:53:48 AM »
I completly agree with your cartoon analysis - TMNT were THE cartoon - I learned to love drawing after copying my trapper keeper & folders of the Turtles at school instead of doing my work :blink:

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« Reply #4 on: January 17, 2010, 06:12:58 AM »
Thanks Electro, I'm glad you agree.  Yeah, I had four close friends when I was around that age, and we all had our favorite Turtle.  The only Halloween I have a really strong memory of is the one in which the four of us went as the four Turtles.  That was great fun. :D

Also guys, I'm taking a break from my "Projects in the Ether" series of posts to bring y'all something different tomorrow.  I hope that it will generate some interest, and I'll crosspost about it here on FR.
« Last Edit: January 17, 2010, 06:20:50 AM by BentonGrey »
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Re: The Greylands
« Reply #5 on: January 18, 2010, 02:10:52 AM »
Great site, Benton.
Loved the "Projects in the Ether", I would be very interested in the Marvel Universe According to Grey, it's a shame it won't be done :(

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« Reply #6 on: January 18, 2010, 04:00:54 AM »
Thanks JJ!  Me too...but I'm not giving up on Marvel entirely.  I'm sure I'll do something with at least some of those characters eventually!  

I've just posted about a new contest that I'm heading:

"Howdy guys, and welcome to Freedom Reborn?s first, but hopefully not last, EZScript competition!  I?ve been a big proponent of M25?s nearly miraculous scripting tool, and have only been able to create mods for Freedom Force thanks to him.  I?ve said many times that EZScript is extremely easy to use, and have shown that you can actually create an adventure in about five minutes, provided you aren?t trying to be too fancy.  I want to call on the FF community, especially those who have never attempted modding before, to take a crack at creating a short mission."

For details, read all about it here:
http://bentongrey.wordpress.com/2010/01/17/ezscript-script-o
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Check out my DC voicepacks at my yahoo group.
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Re: The Greylands
« Reply #7 on: January 18, 2010, 05:18:32 AM »
Great idea, Benton!
I'm very curious about our fellows EZscripters stories. The stories will be available for download? It would be a great chance to see the creations of many different writers.
Obviously I will send a script... Just can't decide who I would use, maybe a Legionnaire?  ;)

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« Reply #8 on: January 18, 2010, 11:44:04 PM »
Just to show Benton's point:
I just discovered FF months ago and I have zero programing skills. But using EZScript I already done a dozen of stories and one mod. ANYONE can script a story for  :ffvstr: using EZScript.
I did a very simple Superman EZScript today, the only custom character is Supes himself, just used FF's cops, civilians and aliens. Is that easy.
Come on, guys, let's do it!

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« Reply #9 on: January 19, 2010, 05:20:48 AM »
Thanks for taking part, JJ!

I've made my daily post, this time a crash course in EZScripting.
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« Reply #10 on: January 22, 2010, 01:05:05 AM »
I've got a new EZScript related post today, in which I walk my readers through the process of creating one, and actually post a newly created mission.
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Re: The Greylands
« Reply #11 on: January 22, 2010, 08:33:56 PM »
If I wasn't so darn busy with my job, I'd totally do something like scripted episodes, featuring one character/team. I know it's easy to do the scripting -- I actually tried it a couple of years ago. But I want the stories to make sense...have to think about this. If I honestly thought someone would play the "mini-mods," I'd do it. (Plus, have to make sure all the meshes/skins/skopes I'd want to use have the required permissions, etc.)

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« Reply #12 on: February 06, 2010, 11:12:25 PM »
You're no fun, ESF!  There's one thing for sure, no-one will ever play them if you DON'T make them. :D

Speaking of, I'll be announcing the EZScript Script-Off winner tommorrow!  On another note, I'm getting close to some releases of my own, and if you have any suspicions about what I've been working on, I'd love to hear your guesses:

http://bentongrey.wordpress.com/2010/02/06/elementary-my-dear-watson/
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Check out my DC voicepacks at my yahoo group.
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« Reply #13 on: February 08, 2010, 03:10:07 AM »
And the winner is......(drum roll, please).........................

Spoiler (click to show/hide)

Congrats!

http://bentongrey.wordpress.com/2010/02/07/ezscript-script-off-winner/
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« Reply #14 on: February 08, 2010, 03:27:23 AM »
 :thumbup:
Congrats, YL!

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« Reply #15 on: February 08, 2010, 04:11:30 AM »
Congratulations to Yellow Lantern. :thumbup:

Too bad there were only a few who joined.

I must say, you give very good reviews BG! ^_^
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« Reply #16 on: February 08, 2010, 04:27:20 AM »
Thanks Outcast! :D
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« Reply #17 on: March 16, 2010, 11:16:21 PM »
The Greylands have been updated with some extra pictures and info about PCT Episode 3.

http://bentongrey.wordpress.com/2010/03/13/pct-episode-3-is-here/
God Bless
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Check out my DC voicepacks at my yahoo group.
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« Reply #18 on: March 23, 2010, 04:42:27 PM »
The DCUG has been released!

http://bentongrey.wordpress.com/mods/
God Bless
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Check out my DC voicepacks at my yahoo group.
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Re: The Greylands - Home of the DCUG
« Reply #19 on: April 10, 2010, 05:49:00 PM »
I've just release the beginnings of a Project Superpowers mod!

Check it out here:
http://bentongrey.wordpress.com/2010/04/10/playing-project-superpowers/
God Bless
"If God came down upon me and gave me a wish again, I'd wish to be like Aquaman, 'cause Aquaman can take the pain..." -Ballad of Aquaman
Check out my DC voicepacks at my yahoo group.
http://games.groups.yahoo.com/group/bentongrey/
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Re: The Greylands - Home of the DCUG
« Reply #20 on: April 13, 2010, 03:43:26 AM »
And now we have the beginnings of a Ninja Turtles mod!  When will the madness end?!

Download the TMNT mod now!:
http://bentongrey.wordpress.com/2010/04/12/turtle-power/
God Bless
"If God came down upon me and gave me a wish again, I'd wish to be like Aquaman, 'cause Aquaman can take the pain..." -Ballad of Aquaman
Check out my DC voicepacks at my yahoo group.
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Re: The Greylands - Home of the DCUG
« Reply #21 on: August 21, 2010, 06:15:25 PM »
God Bless
"If God came down upon me and gave me a wish again, I'd wish to be like Aquaman, 'cause Aquaman can take the pain..." -Ballad of Aquaman
Check out my DC voicepacks at my yahoo group.
http://games.groups.yahoo.com/group/bentongrey/
http://games.groups.yahoo.com/group/bentongrey2

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Re: The Greylands - Home of the DCUG
« Reply #22 on: January 20, 2016, 05:16:40 AM »
Howdy guys, I've got a new post on my blog, something I've been working on in my spare time.  It's a short primer on Aquaman for those who don't know the character or have the wrong impression about him.  It includes some basics about his abilities, some recommended reading, and some history.  Check it out if that sounds interesting!
https://bentongrey.wordpress.com/2016/01/19/aquaman-primer/
God Bless
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Check out my DC voicepacks at my yahoo group.
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Re: The Greylands - Home of the DCUG
« Reply #23 on: January 21, 2016, 03:11:43 AM »
The second post for my Into the Bronze Age series is up!  This covers February 1970, or rather, the first half of the issues for that month.  I've decided to break the posts up to make them a little less overwhelming and to get them out a bit more often:
https://bentongrey.wordpress.com/2016/01/20/into-the-bronze-age-february-1970/

I'm rather excited that this outing brought me to both Aquaman and JLA.  I'm excited to be covering those books.  Well, I hope y'all will find this interesting and will share your feedback with me!
God Bless
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Check out my DC voicepacks at my yahoo group.
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Re: The Greylands - Home of the DCUG
« Reply #24 on: January 21, 2016, 06:06:48 AM »
Well, I just got done reading both your Aquaman Primer and your comic reviews, and I have to say, that was all a very good read!

I'll write up some more of my thoughts later (it's getting late), but again, very entertaining read. You really have a way with words, unlike Mr. Queen, haha :P

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Re: The Greylands - Home of the DCUG
« Reply #25 on: January 21, 2016, 02:34:09 PM »
Thanks Spyder!  I'm very happy to hear that you enjoyed them!  I definitely intend to keep up the Head-Blow Headcount.  I'm rather fond of the idea. :D  Please do share your thoughts in more detail.  I can't wait to read them.
God Bless
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Check out my DC voicepacks at my yahoo group.
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Re: The Greylands - Home of the DCUG
« Reply #26 on: January 24, 2016, 06:26:55 AM »
Annnd February Part 2 is up, including a really painful Superman issue!  :P
https://bentongrey.wordpress.com/2016/01/24/into-the-bronze-age-february-1970-part-2/
God Bless
"If God came down upon me and gave me a wish again, I'd wish to be like Aquaman, 'cause Aquaman can take the pain..." -Ballad of Aquaman
Check out my DC voicepacks at my yahoo group.
http://games.groups.yahoo.com/group/bentongrey/
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« Reply #27 on: January 28, 2016, 11:07:24 PM »
And the next post, with some new features I'm trying out:
https://bentongrey.wordpress.com/2016/01/28/into-the-bronze-age-march-1970-part-1/

If you're thinking to yourself, 'stop reading comics and finish a darn mod!' then I have some pleasant news for you.  I also started back to work on some projects this week.  I don't know when I'll be ready to release, but I have a bunch of mostly finished mods sitting around, and I'm going to work to put them out as soon as I can manage (though, I'm still super busy, so I can't promise how soon that willl be).  I've had tons of technical problems, and that has slowed me down, but here's hoping things are coming together now!
God Bless
"If God came down upon me and gave me a wish again, I'd wish to be like Aquaman, 'cause Aquaman can take the pain..." -Ballad of Aquaman
Check out my DC voicepacks at my yahoo group.
http://games.groups.yahoo.com/group/bentongrey/
http://games.groups.yahoo.com/group/bentongrey2

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Re: The Greylands - Home of the DCUG
« Reply #28 on: February 07, 2016, 06:20:39 AM »
Well folks, here is this week's post, just barely under the wire:
https://bentongrey.wordpress.com/2016/02/06/into-the-bronze-age-march-1970-part-2/

I've also given the site a visual overhaul.  I hope y'all will give me some feedback on its looks!  I agonized over the theme, as there just aren't any that are interesting to look at, readable, and had the format I wanted, at least not for free.  I'm not a hundred percent on anything yet, but I do like the layout of this theme better, and it is certainly easier to read, which is necessary now that I'm using this for more than just a collection for my mods.  Please tell me what y'all think!
God Bless
"If God came down upon me and gave me a wish again, I'd wish to be like Aquaman, 'cause Aquaman can take the pain..." -Ballad of Aquaman
Check out my DC voicepacks at my yahoo group.
http://games.groups.yahoo.com/group/bentongrey/
http://games.groups.yahoo.com/group/bentongrey2

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Re: The Greylands - Home of the DCUG
« Reply #29 on: February 07, 2016, 02:35:52 PM »
Soooo much easier to read.  I'm not sure about the background though.  It looks good, but it is a little distracting.  That may be just my aging eyesight.

I find your Blog interesting btw. I am re-reading some golden age books for the mod and am seeing a lot of cheesiness that I had forgotten about. I haven't read them with a critical eye, but obviously they were just learning how to tell stories in an illustrated medium.