Author Topic: Tribute to TopAce  (Read 153 times)

Goober5000, sharkbitefischer and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline wookieejedi

  • 29
  • Intensify Forward Firepower
It is with sadness and regret that we inform the HLP community that long-time member TopAce has passed away. A few days ago, his brother informed us using TopAce’s Discord. Known as the ‘Stalwart Contributor’ in our community, TopAce has worked on many projects since first joining HLP in 2003 at the age of 17. For those interested in seeing the long list of highly impressive accomplishments there is a complete account on the wiki:

TopAce was also one the founding members of Fate of the Galaxy, and was even on the team of the earlier Star Wars Conversion mod. On behalf of all of us in the HLP community I can say how very missed he will be. To honor our fallen wingman we’ve put together a tribute video:

Rest in Peace, TopAce, and May the Force be with you. 


Offline Zacam

  • Magnificent Bastard
  • Administrator
  • 211
  • I go Sledge-O-Matic on Spammers
    • Minecraft
    • Steam
    • Twitter
    • ModDB Feature
My sincerest condolences go out to the family and friends of TopAce.

This is made especially all the more poignant as they would be celebrating a birthday soon, according to their profile.

In light of this, a special commemorative Member Group has been created, by suggestion of our dear chief1983 who also supplied the Badge used for it.

I have, with deep sadness, added TopAce to that member group "In Memoriam". May their contributions and spirit continue to light the way.
Report MediaVP issues, now on the MediaVP Mantis! Read all about it Here!
Talk with the community on Discord
"If you can keep a level head in all this confusion, you just don't understand the situation"


[08/01 16:53:11] <sigtau> EveningTea: I have decided that I am a 32-bit registerkin.  Pronouns are eax, ebx, ecx, edx.
[08/01 16:53:31] <EveningTea> dhauidahh
[08/01 16:53:32] <EveningTea> sak
[08/01 16:53:40] * EveningTea froths at the mouth
[08/01 16:53:40] <sigtau> i broke him, boys

Wow. Sad to hear that. He was so young too.  :(

Shivans view most other species the way we view infectious diseases. They think they are doing good by curing the universe of them. After all, no one mourns the fate of smallpox.

The Final War For The Multiverse

His Stalwart Contributor title was well earned, he was an upstanding modder.
Farewell TopAce  :(


Offline Mobius

  • Back where he started
  • 213
  • Porto l'azzurro Dolce Stil Novo nella fantascienza
    • Skype
    • Twitter
    • The Lightblue Ribbon | Cultural Project
Rest In Peace, TopAce. You truly were a Stalwart Contributor.
The Lightblue Ribbon

Inferno: Nostos - Alliance
Series Resurrecta: {{FS Wiki Portal}} -  Gehenna's Gate - The Spirit of Ptah - Serendipity (WIP) - <REDACTED> (WIP)
FreeSpace Campaign Restoration Project
A tribute to FreeSpace in my book: Riflessioni dall'Infinito
My interviews: [ 1 ] - [ 2 ] - [ 3 ]


Offline Iain Baker

  • 29
  • 'Sup?
    • Steam
    • Twitter
    • NOMAD's Reviews
RIP. Taken way too young   :(
Wanna check out my video games, technology and media website? If so, visit;

Interested in hiring my freelance writing, proof-reading, editing, SEO, TTSO, Web Development or Social Media Management services? If so, please messege me at [email protected]


Offline Fusion

  • 26
RIP. A Titan of the modding community is no longer with us. :(


Online Goober5000

  • HLP Loremaster
  • 214
    • Goober5000 Productions
TopAce made a large number of valuable and significant contributions to many mods, including several missions for The Scroll of Atankharzim.  I admired the quality of his work, his persistence and diligence, and the sheer quantity of his output over many years in many areas.  He was also a regular and consistent wiki maintainer.

My heartfelt condolences to his family and friends.  He will be missed.

Rest in peace, TopAce.


Offline Colonol Dekker

  • HLP is my mistress
  • 213
  • Aken Tigh Dekker
    • My old squad sub-domain
Gawd, :(


Offline Colt

  • 28
  • Needs more dakka
    • Steam
Rest in Peace, TopAce. I offer my condolences to his family and friends.

A pilot never leaves their wings when they move on to the next life -- they instead get better ones. Fly well out there.