Wednesday, April 25, 2012

SLAOR is permanently off-line

SLAOR aka Roalsy aka Andrew James Roals passed away suddenly from a heart attack at 7:20pm on Friday the 20th of April 2012.

Please remember this amazing young man and the many ways he touched you hearts and lives. Dearly loved and sadly missed by Sandra, Kerry, Dallas, Bee, Mandii and Debbie, ALL his family and multitude of friends.

"Beyond the ugliness of this world, is the incredicle beauty of love and friendship...That is where he now lives."

ROALSY's family and friends are invited to pay their respects and say a personal goodbye at any time between 12:00pm and 3:00pm this TUESDAY (1/5/2012) at the France Family Funeral Chapel, cnr Maitland Rd & Barton St, Mayfield. Please feel free to bring a poem, letter, photos or any other personal items to reminisce Roalsy. After paying your respects, all are invited to the Train Sheds at Newcastle Foreshore for refreshments from 1:00pm.

A private cremation will be held.

Online friends are invited to send tributes to These messages will go with Andrew on his next big adventure.

(Roalsy's Sister)


  1. :( I didn't see this coming.

    I'm General BlackDragon, one of the people helping with Slaor's BZ2 EPIC mod. My condolences to the family+friends. I'm a bit shaken myself too.

    Slaor had mentioned he recovered several models from an old HDD for EPIC. Unfortunately, I never received any of them for the next EPIC patch. I don't want to see such good work go to waste and I know I and the rest of the Battlezone 2 community would greatly appreciate any assistance. For us, Slaor was a prolific modder and a friendly member of the community, we will miss him greatly.

    I can be reached by email as rebelion2(at)rock(dot)com

    1. I have sent you an email and assure you all that I will do what i can to get the files to you.

      Slaor's work is his legacy and should be shared.


  2. Slaor/Andrew is one of the best and nicest guys I never got to meet in person while he was here. His happy and sunny personality always came through whenever I read what he said and I will miss him very much :-( -- that is, until I get to meet up him again down the road! :-)

  3. I am shocked to hear the news.
    We have been working together very closely on the BZ2 mod Forgotten Enemies and also after that on the early EPIC stuff.
    I have learned so much from him in terms of texturing, still using that knowledge to this day.

    Farewell my friend!


  4. This is shocking and surprising. I was looking forward to working with Slaor on some project, be it EPIC or something else, once my school work was done.

    It goes to show it's best not to put off till tomorrow what you can do today for you don't know how long others will be with us.

    In the Battlezone community he has a huge legacy and he will be sorely missed, not just for his body of work but for his positive attitude and willingness to contribute.

  5. its really sad to hear such news.

    i had contacted slaor on ogre forums to wok on the "MAD - Machines Anarchy and Destruction" project (if you have access to his private messages on the forums). He was busy at void destroyer so we delayed it. would be awesome to continue to work on one of the projects he was very passionate about. i would give full credit of course. I just think its a great project with pontetial to show off a lot of his skills.

    1. my contact : valdir[dot]salgueiro[at]gmail[dot]com