I'm about 22, i live in Russia, Saint Petersburg. My nicks on several places are Iron118 or Nova.
We have no Freelancer or FL modding related communities/websites in Russia, so i decided to join you. <irony>Also the reason - i hate the-starport admins and Starwars.</irony>
Imma not new in Freelancer and modding. I work on modding for 2 years, and i make my own mod (an alternative to Discovery).
My modding specialities are...
1) Ships. 3D, converting, ini-coding, bad with *.surs
I prefer to make ships in Freelancer style:
Also to imagine something new - there're my Dom'Kavash fighters:
And to remake old ones:
Starlancer Kiev carrier for example - http://img816.imageshack.us/img816/6978/remakeo.png
And to make something non-related to FL at all
2) Weapons. Of course, ini coding.. but also i love ALE.
For example, there are my real beam effects for nomad lasers. Laser must be laser, isn't it?
Older beam FX test: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e9yd_uCzsSg (This video made quite bad, cuz out of experience in moviemaker xD. You also can see my Nomad bases at the end of this vid.)
I will learn you how to make this by tutorial, if you want :p
Play with booms and dispersion:
3) Other stuff: Intro scripts THN, misc ini coding - thats easy (systems, equipment, npc factions and loadouts, solars, etc...).
I will maybe make some tutorials about some of this stuff.
I would like to learn how to make dynamic lighting of effects, and how to apply light-mapping textures to ships, also to get some *.sur experience.