UT3 Demo soon!

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  • AbraAbra Would you kindly Members Join Date: 2003-08-17 Member: 19870Posts: 2,166
    That is cool.
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  • TychoCelchuuuTychoCelchuuu Anememone Members Join Date: 2002-03-23 Member: 345Posts: 10,499
    Call of Duty 4 PC demo is soon too. This fall is really crazy, what with all the gigantic games coming out or getting close to completion. Orange Box, Halo 3, CoD4, UT3, Crysis, Hellgate, ET:QW, CoH:OF, GoW PC, Kane & Lynch, etc. Way too much to assimilate.
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  • MalevolentMalevolent Members Join Date: 2003-08-03 Member: 18842Posts: 411
    Nice. And I actually have over the system requirements for once.
  • DiscoZombieDiscoZombie Members Join Date: 2003-08-05 Member: 18951Posts: 4,521 Advanced user
    so why did they go back to numbering the UT's instead of dating them? why isn't it UT2007 or 8 or whatever?
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  • lolfighterlolfighter Snark, Dire Members Join Date: 2003-04-20 Member: 15693Posts: 9,005 Advanced user
    Because THAT numbering system evokes images of "we're going to sell you the same game each year with a full pricetag but only small changes."
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  • moultanomoultano Creator of ns_shiva. Members, NS1 Playtester, Contributor, Constellation, NS2 Playtester, Squad Five Blue, Reinforced - Shadow, WC 2013 - Gold, NS2 Community Developer, Pistachionauts Join Date: 2002-12-14 Member: 10806Posts: 4,219 Advanced user
    This is wayyy too much at once. I haven't even beaten bioshock yet.
  • ThaldarinThaldarin Alonzi! Members, Constellation Join Date: 2003-07-15 Member: 18173Posts: 6,132
    QUOTE(DiscoZombie @ Oct 9 2007, 09:01 PM) »
    so why did they go back to numbering the UT's instead of dating them? why isn't it UT2007 or 8 or whatever?



    Maybe this one has a real story again?
  • KungFuDiscoMonkeyKungFuDiscoMonkey Creator of ns_altair 日本福岡県Members, NS1 Playtester, Reinforced - Onos Join Date: 2003-03-15 Member: 14555Posts: 2,589 Advanced user
    I'm kinda meh about UT3 (since it'll probably be a lot like UT and UT2kx in terms of gameplay) but I'll still give it a try to see what it is like.
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  • locallyunscenelocallyunscene Feeder of Trolls Members, Constellation Join Date: 2002-12-25 Member: 11528Posts: 4,022 Fully active user
    So what I'm confused about is whether it will be more like UT2004, or UT2
    QUOTE (Flayra @ Mar 28 2007, 09:21 PM) »
    It's not an easy balance to achieve, but we do want to make a game that will be both the best competitive game since Starcraft and also one that many people can enjoy casually without being in a clan or an experienced or knowledgeable NS player. That's the goal at least!


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  • ThansalThansal The New Scum Members, Constellation Join Date: 2002-08-22 Member: 1215Posts: 10,571 Advanced user
    QUOTE(locallyunscene @ Oct 10 2007, 10:53 AM) »
    So what I'm confused about is whether it will be more like UT2004, or UT2

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    Similar to the previous entries of the series, the game is primarily an online multiplayer title offering several game modes, including large-scale Warfare, Capture-the-Flag, and Deathmatch. It will also include an extensive offline single-player game with an in-depth story, advancing from the simple tournament ladder to such concepts as team members with their own individual personalities.


    From Wiki.

    So, more like UT.

    Their explanation for the naming stuff actually sorta makes sense. UT was the Unreal Engine, UT 2*** runs on the Unreal Engine 2, and Unreal 3 runs on the Unreal Engine 3.
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  • DrfuzzyDrfuzzy FEW... MORE.... INCHES... Members Join Date: 2003-09-21 Member: 21094Posts: 4,507
    QUOTE(lolfighter @ Oct 9 2007, 04:02 PM) »
    Because THAT numbering system evokes images of "we're going to sell you the same game each year with a full pricetag but only small changes."

    More like it evokes a release date. I can see them releasing ut3 with the original date-name it had when its way past due.
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  • lolfighterlolfighter Snark, Dire Members Join Date: 2003-04-20 Member: 15693Posts: 9,005 Advanced user
    They can just call it UT2008. Then they have over a year to get it released.
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  • ExploderExploder Members Join Date: 2006-11-02 Member: 58202Posts: 243
    I'm looking forward to get into the UT fray, with a new computer and everything biggrin-fix.gif I played a bit of UT2K4 and I loved it, but this current computer weeps at the fps I'm getting.


    Greetings...

    Age of Conan anyone?

  • locallyunscenelocallyunscene Feeder of Trolls Members, Constellation Join Date: 2002-12-25 Member: 11528Posts: 4,022 Fully active user
    QUOTE(Exploder @ Oct 11 2007, 10:23 AM) »
    I'm looking forward to get into the UT fray, with a new computer and everything biggrin-fix.gif I played a bit of UT2K4 and I loved it, but this current computer weeps at the fps I'm getting.


    Are you in Soviet Russia? Because I would think you would weep at the fps your computer is getting.
    QUOTE (Flayra @ Mar 28 2007, 09:21 PM) »
    It's not an easy balance to achieve, but we do want to make a game that will be both the best competitive game since Starcraft and also one that many people can enjoy casually without being in a clan or an experienced or knowledgeable NS player. That's the goal at least!


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  • TychoCelchuuuTychoCelchuuu Anememone Members Join Date: 2002-03-23 Member: 345Posts: 10,499
    QUOTE(lolfighter @ Oct 10 2007, 02:59 PM) »
    They can just call it UT2008. Then they have over a year to get it released.


    But 2XXX is for Unreal 2 Engine games.
    QUOTE (MOOtant @ Sep 21 2012, 11:06 AM) »
    What is wrong with being a racist?

  • sgt.wafflessgt.waffles Banned Join Date: 2007-09-22 Member: 62406Posts: 236
    edited October 2007
    i'll be blowing a good 500 dollers this fall tounge.gif

    Besides that, the main game i'm looking forward too is DEAD SPACE, which is gonna be released in october 2008...
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  • DiscoZombieDiscoZombie Members Join Date: 2003-08-05 Member: 18951Posts: 4,521 Advanced user
    demo's out, apparently. They weren't kidding about 'soon' =p

    how am I supposed to squeeze this and the CoD4 demo and ep 2 and TF2 into this weekend?
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  • TychoCelchuuuTychoCelchuuu Anememone Members Join Date: 2002-03-23 Member: 345Posts: 10,499
    Well, UT3 demo is installed, but I haven't played it yet. Fileplanet's preload thing actually let me skip the line. Pretty cool.
    QUOTE (MOOtant @ Sep 21 2012, 11:06 AM) »
    What is wrong with being a racist?

  • QuaunautQuaunaut The longest seven days in history... Members, Constellation, Reinforced - Shadow Join Date: 2003-03-21 Member: 14759Posts: 7,216 Advanced user
    Well, it runs surprisingly well on my hardware:

    AMD 64 X2 4200+
    GeForce 7900GT 256mb
    2gb DDRAM
    Audigy X-Fi Fatal1ty


    And I can run it at 1680x1050 with "Default" post processing, and level 3/5 World Detail and Textures. Haven't tried higher, but it was running VERY smooth there.

    Gameplay wise, it feels closer to the old UT, but it retains some of the 2k4 modes and such, but they feel much less organized. Also, the weapons seem to act differently depending on mode- the Flak Cannon's alt-fire in Deathmatch was nearly an instant kill, but in Vehicle CTF, 2 direct hits were needed(and 3 or 4 really-close shots). The sniper rifle's damage is negligible, and the Manta is INSANELY powerful as a vehicle now- with just it, I took out an entire team of 8 just by spamming fire all over. It moves so fast you can't hit it, and it can move in every direction- and the blasts kill a player in like 3 or 4 of them, and takes tanks down incredibly quick(maybe 6 seconds of fire on them?)


    Also to note- it has MP and bots, but only one character model for DM, and another one for CTF(with different colors for the team). And, I couldn't join any MP games, it would say "Connecting" for a good minute or two. I think a lot of people are just hosting games off their home box, so maybe once some dedicated servers pop up it'll be fine.
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  • TychoCelchuuuTychoCelchuuu Anememone Members Join Date: 2002-03-23 Member: 345Posts: 10,499
    QUOTE(Quaunaut @ Oct 12 2007, 02:29 PM) »
    Also to note- it has MP and bots, but only one character model for DM, and another one for CTF(with different colors for the team). And, I couldn't join any MP games, it would say "Connecting" for a good minute or two. I think a lot of people are just hosting games off their home box, so maybe once some dedicated servers pop up it'll be fine.


    How can you possibly make any gameplay determinations without having played multiplayer? That's like saying marines are hugely overpowered in NS because they can wipe out skulks being played by bots. Balance is a thousand times different in multiplayer.
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    What is wrong with being a racist?

  • QuaunautQuaunaut The longest seven days in history... Members, Constellation, Reinforced - Shadow Join Date: 2003-03-21 Member: 14759Posts: 7,216 Advanced user
    QUOTE(TychoCelchuuu @ Oct 12 2007, 12:39 PM) »
    How can you possibly make any gameplay determinations without having played multiplayer? That's like saying marines are hugely overpowered in NS because they can wipe out skulks being played by bots. Balance is a thousand times different in multiplayer.


    When the sides are completely symmetrical, its not hard to figure out balance. And frankly, the NS bots are barely more than random direction generators compared to the UT bots. Ever since 2k3, they've been ######ing legendary in believability, up until you put them on super hard mode.
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  • DiscoZombieDiscoZombie Members Join Date: 2003-08-05 Member: 18951Posts: 4,521 Advanced user
    I played it, doesn't feel as 'clean' as some of the old UT's... personally, I think I preferred the pre-vehicle days... all the weapons felt different back then. now they all feel like the same weapon... it just doesn't seem to have much personality... maybe I'm just a pessimist. the levels are kinda pretty, but it suffers from the "realistic = brown" phenomenon. everything looks too gritty and rusty and therefore the same... in the old days, everything used to be colorful and high-contrast so it was easy to tell what was going on...
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  • ScytheScythe NS1 Playtester, Forum Moderators, Constellation, Reinforced - Silver Join Date: 2002-01-25 Member: 46Posts: 4,372 mod
    edited October 2007
    I share the "ugh, brown" sentiment, also the "blur = fail" sentiment. The oriental level is mostly one big blurry blob. Not cool

    I played the vehicle CTF map.

    This ain't your daddy's UT.

    The hoverboards completely change the game for infantry. They're no longer relegated to squishy little meatbags on their way to a vehicle. Infantry can now move as fast as a scorpion, and look really cool whilst doing so. Try riding up the guy wires along the bridge and scooting down the other side into the enemy base. Bonus points if you can nick their flag and bring it back along the same route.

    The hoverboard is really well done. You can get on it instantly but the moment you get hit by an enemy shot you fall off and painfully ragdoll along the ground. Once you've stopped rolling you stand up again, if someone hasn't nailed you while you were on the ground. You can also grapple onto the rear of a vehicle as it passes and coast along behind it.

    All in all, I think it's pretty good. It's a departure from the 2003+ series, and it's different from the original.

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  • AnarkiThreeXSixAnarkiThreeXSix x_x Members Join Date: 2003-12-31 Member: 24894Posts: 687
    Played it for an hour or two today, and I loves it so far XD
    Great continuation of the UT series.
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  • AbraAbra Would you kindly Members Join Date: 2003-08-17 Member: 19870Posts: 2,166
    hah, try hanging on to a raptor when on the hoverboard.
    Also: Pain.
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  • QuaunautQuaunaut The longest seven days in history... Members, Constellation, Reinforced - Shadow Join Date: 2003-03-21 Member: 14759Posts: 7,216 Advanced user
    Just wanted to add:

    I tried putting all the settings at maximum. I could *easily* run it. This is probably one of the most well-optimized engines I've ever seen.
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  • ThaldarinThaldarin Alonzi&#33; Members, Constellation Join Date: 2003-07-15 Member: 18173Posts: 6,132
    Downloading now. If I get time before I go out I'll let you guys know how it runs on low-end systems.
  • RoverRover blargh Members Join Date: 2003-09-23 Member: 21139Posts: 1,006
    It runs fine maxed out on mine (an AMD dual core 4600+, 2gig ram, 7900gtx).

    Feels more like UT1 than UT2k3 (ut2k4 was basically ut2k3+vehicles)
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  • TychoCelchuuuTychoCelchuuu Anememone Members Join Date: 2002-03-23 Member: 345Posts: 10,499
    edited October 2007
    QUOTE(Quaunaut @ Oct 13 2007, 10:13 AM) »
    Just wanted to add:

    I tried putting all the settings at maximum. I could *easily* run it. This is probably one of the most well-optimized engines I've ever seen.


    Well, maximum for the demo. The max textures are only as good as they will be in the final game.
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  • Zor2Zor2 Members, Constellation Join Date: 2005-01-13 Member: 35341Posts: 213
    Just played the demo for a good 2 hours. Graphics are insane yet the gameplay is so smooth! I don't mind the brown grittiness that much, it looks great on the vehicles imo, even though it looks like they're rapidly disintegrating around you. The blurry distance feature is kind of annoying though: its like having cataracts at times :<

    Favourite weapon so far... Minigun + "Udamage" biggrin-fix.gif
    Favourite vehicle... oooh hard.. but probably the rocket-spamming Raptor smile-fix.gif
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