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Dennis has contributed to 3815 posts out of 466182 total posts (.82%) in 4,800 days (.79 posts per day).

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Halo CE General Discussion » Lumoria Feedback Mar 6, 2018 04:17 PM (Total replies: 61)

Quote: --- Original message by: natepley
Adding wildlife to Lumoria would make sense since it's a planet, but I'm not sure if it would make sense for blind wolves
Forerunner planets and Rings worlds would most likely share the same flora and fauna since they had to be transplanted from somewhere. While there would be a larger abundance on planets I would think that there would be a larger diversity on ring worlds since they were manufactured and could draw on numerous planets. After all Lumoria is actually an artifact not a planet. I know because I said so in the second episode.

Halo CE General Discussion » Problem when starting up Halo Mar 3, 2018 10:33 PM (Total replies: 5)

Quote: --- Original message by: Nertez

It's a permission issue, so reinstalling the OS is not required. Right click on your Halo folder in Documents > My Games and in the security tab, give full control to the current user.
This is a valid solution.

Quote: --- Original message by: Nertez
Or try disabling UAC
Never, ever do this! It leaves your PC open to malware.

Halo CE General Discussion » Lumoria Feedback Mar 3, 2018 10:29 PM (Total replies: 61)

Quote: --- Original message by: Halonimator
Sorry Dennis but that guy Masterz1337 isn't a good person and he shouldnt be making halo mods.
There is substantial evidence to the contrary.

Halo CE General Discussion » Lumoria Feedback Feb 28, 2018 04:11 PM (Total replies: 61)

Quote: --- Original message by: Masters1337
The hope is to do all new audio recordings.
Get rid of that crappy scientist will ya? :)

Halo CE General Discussion » Just uploaded my first mod! Jan 23, 2018 10:38 PM (Total replies: 22)

Quote: --- Original message by: DeadHamster
Dennis' company manages over 80 websites outside of Halomaps. Some of those I imagine actually make him some money, unlike us.
It is not about the money it is about family.

Halo CE General Discussion » what is the avatar size Jan 23, 2018 10:34 PM (Total replies: 5)

Quote: --- Original message by: MatthewDratt


you can literally just click on anyones avatar and view it to see 100x100
Why do that when you can just click on the custom avatar link in your profile page and see the avatar restrictions spelled out.

Halo CE General Discussion » 2 Questions I want to ask Dec 22, 2017 10:15 PM (Total replies: 2)

Quote: --- Original message by: Crossbow SR
1) Can someone change the limit of 30 seconds to 1 second to download Halomaps Without waiting so much for each map you want to get
The way the download system works is that when you select a file to download, in the background, the website sets up a download reservation with the download server. The download server then copies the file to a queue for downloading. The delay before sending you to the download server is to insure that the entire file gets copied to the queue which when very busy can take up to 15 seconds. If you start downloading before the file is copied into the queue the server locks the file and you will get a corrupted download. That is why there is a 20 second delay (not 30).

Quote: --- Original message by: Crossbow SR
2) Can someone show me what tools you need to Build your Own Custom Map For Halo?

How do I Make Halo CE maps
How to Modify Halo CE Maps

Halo CE General Discussion » Halo PC Fresh Install Won't Start! Dec 7, 2017 03:11 PM (Total replies: 26)

Quote: --- Original message by: IBeatThenSkeet
He was the only one w a valid answer, should've let him rock
You did not see his other posts, the ones that were deleted and got him banned. Also this occurred 2 years ago and has no relevance to anything current.

Halo CE General Discussion » Port randomly changing on Dedi server Nov 11, 2017 11:39 AM (Total replies: 1)

Quote: --- Original message by: Kinnet
So somehow i managed to setup my own dedicated server, everything works, people can join and i'm using SAPP. The problem is when i restart my PC the port of the IP address of the server randomly changes, i have specified the port "2312" when launching the server and also i have set up my PC's IP address to static, but the port keeps randomly changing which forces me to have to ask a friend to join the server and tell me in what port is it on, which is really annoying, any help is appreciated.
I have never seen that happen. If you don't specify the port on the command line it will default to port 2302. the way to change the port is to specify it on the command line at startup with the directive "-port 2322" for example. I have never heard of it changing the ports before. Are you running some third party app that may be doing it or is it a vanilla CE server?

Halo CE General Discussion » Friends list (?) Oct 24, 2017 06:22 PM (Total replies: 9)

Quote: --- Original message by: altis94
People use Discord these days.
Or add it into Steam as a non-steam game.

Halo CE General Discussion » Net Neutrality Oct 21, 2017 01:33 AM (Total replies: 13)

Quote: --- Original message by: Jobalisk
Let's put it this way, currently the internet works. If it's working fine at the moment, why change anything?

Quote: --- Original message by: GirtheDoge
Does the avatar pic take time to update or whatever?
I know it can be shock when your perception is different from the actual reality. It is one of the things you have to get used to in life. This thread was pointless and immaterial to the approval of your avatar.

Quote: --- Original message by: GirtheDoge
Thanks dennis! and Matt it just did
just so that you don't get a skewed perspective of reality I should tell you it made no difference whatsoever. Your Avatar was approved before the thread was seen.

Quote: --- Original message by: MatthewDratt
Quote: --- Original message by: GirtheDoge
please approve my profile pic

This won't help
It could even hinder.

The answer is in the name: "fanboy". There are fans and there are fan-boys but there aren't any fan-men. It is a matter of maturity and perspective.

Halo CE General Discussion » Today is Net Neutrality Day Jul 20, 2017 10:46 PM (Total replies: 35)

Quote: --- Original message by: il Duce Primo
Net neutrality day was created to defend against fcc from taking back more recent legislation regarding classification of the internet. Thing is the fcc isnt getting rid of net neutrality, but dont worry about that because the people who created it dont want you knowing this. instead they want you to believe that there wont be net neutrality. (fact is thats wrong)
You are an idiot. the FCC's plans to reclassify the Internet as an information service provider instead of as a public utility as per the Obama administration will no longer allow the enforcement of the principals of net neutrality and make them completely voluntary.

Pai's argument is that "The more heavily you regulate something, the less of it you’re likely to get." is manifestly and proven untrue when it come to monopolies.

Reclassifying the internet removes the legal remedies for when companies like Comcast and Verizon purposely interfere with data packets they don't like. Which they did and were sued for and lost that precipitated the legal battle and net neutrality fight.

Halo CE General Discussion » Today is Net Neutrality Day Jul 19, 2017 10:01 PM (Total replies: 35)

Quote: --- Original message by: UnevenElefant5
Ending net neutrality means poorer people will be priced out of a free and open internet, [...]
To be more exact: Ending net neutrality means ending an open internet. {period}

For those who still don't get it, without net neutrality it would be like every town, state or private company putting up toll booths on all the roads and charging extra to anyone who passes and more for those who want to drive faster.
Edited by Dennis on Jul 19, 2017 at 10:02 PM

Halo CE General Discussion » Today is Net Neutrality Day Jul 14, 2017 10:06 AM (Total replies: 35)

Quote: --- Original message by: il Duce Primo
You already have a deal with an ISP and most likely you would not have to negotiate with each ISP, instead that would be on the ISPs to negotiate among themselves.
You don't get it at all. My network is connected to the AT&T backbone that is who I pay for service. Without net neutrality I would not only have to pay for my connection with AT&T but also make deals with verizon, comcast, time warner and every small ISP that wanted to charge extra to put my data in their fast lane. Since the decision of who or what goes into the fast lane is content specific made by each local ISP my provider could not negotiate for me and if that was the case then my costs would increase to pay for that service.

Net neutrality prevents the ISP from putting their thumb on the scales of competition by insuring that all data gets treated equally. It prevents them from arbitrarily picking winners and losers or censoring the net in favor of their own content.

Halo CE General Discussion » Today is Net Neutrality Day Jul 13, 2017 11:03 PM (Total replies: 35)

Quote: --- Original message by: il Duce Primo
I know that net neutrality does not support people who invest in the infrastructure that create the internet.
Rubbish. Just like open access laws didn't support the people that built the voice network or the cellular network. And yes that was sarcasm. Monopolistic industries need to be regulated to prevent artificially introduced stagnation and innovation of the technology in favor of money.

Could the ISP's make more money without net neutrality? You bet, but it would be at a cost to the greater good. Without net neutrality you could see $5.00 a month extra to play games over the net or extra to access netflix and hulu then another extra for amazon and Yahoo. Companies like Verizon, who owns AOL & Huffington Post could slow competing news organizations sites in favor of their own.

Without Net neutrality small providers like me would be at a great disadvantage since I would have to make deals with each ISP to either carry or place my data in the fast lane so I could compete.

Net neutrality is required.

Edited by Dennis on Jul 14, 2017 at 12:28 AM

Halo CE General Discussion » Hosting CE Server through NAT'd firewall Jun 17, 2017 10:20 PM (Total replies: 8)

Quote: --- Original message by: abzstrak
I have yet to find someone confirming that it works ok through NAT with just those two ports on 1.0.10....
It works. I have done it. I Have used Netgear, Linksys and Dlink routers and been able to host games. In all cases the outside of those devices had an external (routable) IP and the inside non-routable private networks. Is there a router or cable modem in front of the pfsense appliance? The pfsense device appears to be a firewall not a router. Is the WAN port connected directly to the Internet? Is there a router behind the pfsense device or just a switch? If you have opened the firewall then some other device is most likely blocking the ports.

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