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Reiisha
Veto Corp
Posted - 2007.10.12 00:21:00 - [1]
 

Demo coming soon...

The game will be released on the 19th next month, but the demo will be coming very, very soon, apparently.

While Rein only says "within the next 2 weeks", a statement which is still valid for the next 11 days, there have been strong rumors we can play the demo tomorrow (friday).

Anyone as excited as i am? Just finished everything the Orange Box has to offer in terms of single player, now i can have some back to back TF2/UT3 sessions soon, hopefully :D

Scorpyn
Caldari
Infinitus Odium
Posted - 2007.10.12 11:44:00 - [2]
 

Edited by: Scorpyn on 12/10/2007 11:49:04
Hmm... only windows version so far...

There have been indications that they might be dropping their linux support in this version... I hope they won't do that...

Edit : Found it in their faq, linux will be supported (along with "pc" (windows I take it), mac, ps3 and xbox 360)... good stuff :)

lofty29
Aliastra
Posted - 2007.10.12 12:12:00 - [3]
 

Originally by: Scorpyn
ps3 and xbox 360
Blergh. That's almost as bad as Counter Strike on those pieces of crap Sad How the hell are you supposed to play instagib with a ****ty joystick?

Tamia Clant
New Dawn Corp
New Eden Research.
Posted - 2007.10.12 13:16:00 - [4]
 

Err... UT 3 = UT 2007, i assume?

DirtyHarry
Posted - 2007.10.12 14:18:00 - [5]
 

Originally by: Tamia Clant
Err... UT 3 = UT 2007, i assume?


yes they renamed it, i never liked the 2003/4/ etc naming style, glad they wised up and changed it.

Gammagandalf
Copperhead Inc.
Molotov Coalition
Posted - 2007.10.12 14:19:00 - [6]
 

join #ut3 on quakenet for demo mirrors.

Cypherous
Minmatar
Lions of Judah Incorporated
Posted - 2007.10.12 18:30:00 - [7]
 

Quote:
Unreal Tournament 3 Beta Demo Available Today on Fileplanet at 3 PM ET

Midway and Epic Games announce that the beta demo for Unreal Tournament 3, the highly anticipated first-person-shooter, will be available for download today via http://www.fileplanet.com at 3 PM ET. The beta demo consists of three different action-packed Deathmatch and Vehicle Capture the Flag maps: HeatRay, ShangriLa and Suspense. All maps in the demo can be played locally against bots, or online against human opponents. Unreal Tournament 3 is currently slated to ship in November for PC. Get ready to get your frag on!

HeatRay (Deathmatch):
This battle takes place in a night-time urban setting. Players battle over who gets to use a Dark Walker super weapon after it is spawned by a passing drop-ship. If you manage to get it, be sure to rack up the kills quickly since everyone will be gunning for you. The Dark Walker is like a giant pi˝ata -- when it dies it drops a U-Damage and a Berzerk power-up. If you want to stay hidden from the Dark Walker keep an eye out for the Invisibility power-up.

ShangriLa (Deathmatch):┬
A stark contrast to HeatRay's moody setting, ShangriLa is a sunny, tranquil map set high in the Izanagi Mountains. This map is designed in the traditional style of big Team Deathmatch maps, so it should please the most hardcore UT Deathmatch players. Fight over the U-damage in the central courtyard, or try to control the Shield-belt alley. You can find jumpboots in a vulnerable spot at the end of a dock, but the risk is worth the reward as they will go a long way toward helping you control the map.

Suspense (Vehicle Capture the Flag):┬
Set on a massive suspension bridge deep in Axon territory, this map is a playground of gameplay possibilities. It's a favorite in Epic office playtests because you can find almost all the Axon vehicles, as well as the Redeemer super-weapon. Whether you are sniping from the bridge towers, camping with the tank, towing hover-boarding flag-runners from your Raptor, controlling the redeemer from underneath the bridge, bombarding from afar with Hellfire SPMA artillery, or doing fast attacks with Manta's and Scorpions, everyone will find something they love doing in Suspense.

Unreal Tournament 3 marks the return of the world's premiere first-person shooter to the PC, and its debut on the PLAYSTATION« 3 computer entertainment system. Unreal Tournament 3 unleashes the full power of Unreal Engine 3, taking graphics, gameplay, and challenge to a whole new level. Players engage in intense battles with other human players online, or against Unreal artificial intelligence that sets the industry standard. With the most powerful futuristic weapons and vehicles available, this is FPS action at its best!


Queuing as we speak on said servers >.<

Buxaroo
Gallente
The Army of The Ori
IMPERIAL LEGI0N
Posted - 2007.10.12 18:47:00 - [8]
 

Damn, I can't wait to get the isk to get all the new parts I need to build a computer........damn x800 piece of crapola!

ps, yes I said isk, shootme Razz

Reiisha
Veto Corp
Posted - 2007.10.12 20:05:00 - [9]
 

It's ridiculously well-optimized. My system can run the highest settings without a hitch (c2d e6550, 2gb, gf8600gt), especially on heatray, where apparently i can manage framerates of close to 100.

I think the minimum spec pc's can actually run this game very smoothly, albeit on the lowest settings. I'll be looking out for warfare though...

Oh, and the game is frickin gorgeous. As far as i'm concerned, crysis doesn't stand a chance... All it has is trees, whereas UT3 has so much more...

Scythus Aratan
Poseidon's Wingmen
Perihelion Alliance
Posted - 2007.10.12 21:45:00 - [10]
 

It's DX9 right?

Scorpyn
Caldari
Infinitus Odium
Posted - 2007.10.12 22:06:00 - [11]
 

Originally by: lofty29
Originally by: Scorpyn
ps3 and xbox 360
Blergh. That's almost as bad as Counter Strike on those pieces of crap Sad How the hell are you supposed to play instagib with a ****ty joystick?

It'll have keyboard+mouse support on the ps3 at least... but I agree.
Originally by: Reiisha
It's ridiculously well-optimized. My system can run the highest settings without a hitch (c2d e6550, 2gb, gf8600gt), especially on heatray, where apparently i can manage framerates of close to 100.

I think the minimum spec pc's can actually run this game very smoothly, albeit on the lowest settings. I'll be looking out for warfare though...

Oh, and the game is frickin gorgeous. As far as i'm concerned, crysis doesn't stand a chance... All it has is trees, whereas UT3 has so much more...

Yup, they make good game engines imo. Looks great and doesn't really require as much as you tend to think it would.

Black Opal
No Respect.
Posted - 2007.10.12 22:27:00 - [12]
 


Reiisha
Veto Corp
Posted - 2007.10.12 22:57:00 - [13]
 

Originally by: Scythus Aratan
It's DX9 right?


Yes, dx9.

lofty29
Aliastra
Posted - 2007.10.13 00:22:00 - [14]
 

Originally by: Black Opal
Linkage =]
****ING
DOWNLOADING!

YES! Very Happy

Blind Man
Caldari
Blue Republic
RvB - BLUE Republic
Posted - 2007.10.13 00:32:00 - [15]
 

Edited by: Blind Man on 13/10/2007 00:32:41
meh same old UT but more shiny? i could run the game maxed at 1680x1050 on an x850 (around 25 fps but like you need to aim anyways :P), didn't look that great, pretty dark and not too sharp

Reiisha
Veto Corp
Posted - 2007.10.13 01:37:00 - [16]
 

Originally by: Blind Man
Edited by: Blind Man on 13/10/2007 00:32:41
meh same old UT but more shiny? i could run the game maxed at 1680x1050 on an x850 (around 25 fps but like you need to aim anyways :P), didn't look that great, pretty dark and not too sharp


Turn the post processing up to vivid or intense.

also, it *feels* like the same old UT, but it actually *isn't* the same old UT, which is rather brilliant. Lure the old timers back and get the new players in.

Kodiak31415
Queens of the Stone Age
Rote Kapelle
Posted - 2007.10.13 04:15:00 - [17]
 

So the beta is bugg....REALLY buggy.

Not to mention the giant walking pilotable robot thing in one of the death match levels. Veichles in death match FTL mmmmmkay?


Will have to wait for the real game to come out to pass final judgment.

Reiisha
Veto Corp
Posted - 2007.10.13 11:16:00 - [18]
 

Originally by: Kodiak31415
So the beta is bugg....REALLY buggy.

Not to mention the giant walking pilotable robot thing in one of the death match levels. Veichles in death match FTL mmmmmkay?


Will have to wait for the real game to come out to pass final judgment.


The dark walker is a super powerup that comes every couple of minutes, is incredibly difficult to aim with because it's torso turns so slowly, it can't shoot down, and if 2 players can be bothered to simply shoot at it it'll be dead very, very quick. When it dies, it drops a damage amp and a berserker.

To be honest, that's pretty fair on an FFA map with 4 or more players, but i'll agree that it's a bit overpowering on a 1v1. However, in 1v1's people can turn it off :P

Suze'Rain
Caldari
Posted - 2007.10.13 11:59:00 - [19]
 

was at one of the pre-launch demos at a convention a few months back. cinema screen, surround sound, etc... I was feeling motion-sick within 20 mins.

so I'll be giving this version a skip, sadly.


Caldorous
Gallente
Posted - 2007.10.13 19:46:00 - [20]
 

Originally by: Reiisha
It's ridiculously well-optimized. My system can run the highest settings without a hitch (c2d e6550, 2gb, gf8600gt), especially on heatray, where apparently i can manage framerates of close to 100.

I think the minimum spec pc's can actually run this game very smoothly, albeit on the lowest settings. I'll be looking out for warfare though...

Oh, and the game is frickin gorgeous. As far as i'm concerned, crysis doesn't stand a chance... All it has is trees, whereas UT3 has so much more...


Ut2k3 demo ran better in my system than the full game, i dont know why, but it's true.

Maybe the full game will not be so well optimized

Trioxis
Caldari
Caldari Provisions
Posted - 2007.10.13 20:58:00 - [21]
 

The problem with this demo is the fact they use lowres textures so people can play the game on high settings. So be prepared to lower your settings when the game hits the stores. Razz

Aside from that, the demo looks very nice. I did need some time to get used to the new look of things though. It's very easy to confuse health packs with ammo. I prefered the UT03/04 look of those. Also they seem to have replaced the shield packs from UT03/04 with various armour upgrades, I've also seen jump boots laying around and the shield belt makes a return.

The weapons are very detailed and actually look cool. Most of the weapons are the same as the UT03/04 versions, although there are a few new ones I've noticed. I'm not sure if the Onslaught weapons introduced in UT04 are in UT3, although I can confirm the AVRIL is.

Another nifty thing in this game is the ability to use Hoverboards. They come in handy if you can't find a vehicle. You can grapple other vehicles so you get to your destination even faster. When using the hoverboard you can't shoot and you're an easy target, so I'd advise to use it for short runs only. When carrying the flag in CTF games you can also use the hoverboard, a feature I personally really like. No more running for 5 minutes untill you get back to the base.

One more thing which has cought my attention is the lack of the adrenaline feature as in UT03/04. Some of the old adrenaline combos have been made into power-ups, like the invisibility one in Heat Ray.

Overall I like the demo and I will probably will be buying the full game when it hits the stores, although I'll probably need to upgrade my current gaming rig to be able to play it on maximum settings.

P.S. There are other changes in UT3, but I encourage you all to play the demo and find out what. Cool


SupaFlyTNT
No.Mercy
Posted - 2007.10.14 01:16:00 - [22]
 

Originally by: Black Opal
Linkage =]


\o/ ty Cool

DirtyHarry
Posted - 2007.10.14 02:03:00 - [23]
 

Im liking it so far (that is when i manage to be lucky enough to hit a server that is supposed to be the map/gametype/ping im looking for, as the server browser is a piece of ****)

Sidephex
I.M.M
Posted - 2007.10.14 09:06:00 - [24]
 

have a radeon 1950 pro 512MB, 1 Gig ram and a 3500+ Athlon

runs at 1440x900 with maxed details... smoothly \o/

Sunshine xXx
Posted - 2007.10.14 12:26:00 - [25]
 

UT3 is gonne look beautifull. tobad it lost its feeling

Trioxis
Caldari
Caldari Provisions
Posted - 2007.10.14 12:50:00 - [26]
 

Originally by: Sidephex
have a radeon 1950 pro 512MB, 1 Gig ram and a 3500+ Athlon

runs at 1440x900 with maxed details... smoothly \o/


The textures are turned down alot in the demo to keep file size down, according to epic. So expect it to run on lower details if you get the full game.

Caldorous
Gallente
Posted - 2007.10.14 13:29:00 - [27]
 

Originally by: Trioxis
Originally by: Sidephex
have a radeon 1950 pro 512MB, 1 Gig ram and a 3500+ Athlon

runs at 1440x900 with maxed details... smoothly \o/


The textures are turned down alot in the demo to keep file size down, according to epic. So expect it to run on lower details if you get the full game.


They should ship the game with the option "Demo Textures" to let low-lvl pc players in Razz

Reiisha
Veto Corp
Posted - 2007.10.14 13:41:00 - [28]
 

Originally by: Sunshine xXx
UT3 is gonne look beautifull. tobad it lost its feeling


Au contraire. It's finally got it back. It feels a lot more like UT99 without actually being UT99.

I liked UT2K4, but it was so slow and so fast at the same time, the levels were too big and too small at the same time, and a host of other small problems that added up to be not really the gameplay that UT99 had created. UT3 is finally back at it's roots, and i expect that the few people who won't play it because of the missing dodge jump will be more than compensated for with the hordes of UT99 players that now finally have a worthy successor to their game.

Caldorous
Gallente
Posted - 2007.10.14 14:32:00 - [29]
 

I'm not able to find a difference in the feel of the 4 ut games (ut, ut2k3,ut2k4,ut3). Care to explain me that?

Ut3 seems to have a more.. "rude" or "raw" but it is maybe because my computer is not top notch Embarassed

Reiisha
Veto Corp
Posted - 2007.10.14 18:13:00 - [30]
 

Originally by: Caldorous
I'm not able to find a difference in the feel of the 4 ut games (ut, ut2k3,ut2k4,ut3). Care to explain me that?

Ut3 seems to have a more.. "rude" or "raw" but it is maybe because my computer is not top notch Embarassed


UT1 was moving fairly fast, the levels were precisely the right scale for the player movement. Only dodging, which was nothing more than a very short side jump. No walldodging, double jumping or dodgejumping.

UT2kX had those though. The levels were a lot larger to accomodate for those moves relatively, however, the actual player movement was a bit slower. There was a lot more "acrobatics" in 2kX. Another huge consequence of this was that the game was very heavily hitscan oriented.

UT3 does away with dodgejumping again, and reduced the effectiveness of dodging and doublejumping. The levels have shrunk accordingly, which makes for a much better balance between dodging and not dodging. There's a much better balance between hitscan and projectile weapons due to this. The removal of the dodgejump, scaling down of levels and slight increase in ground speed make UT3 feel more like UT99 than UT2kX did.

And yes, it feels more '(c)rude' and 'raw' here too, that's the entire point of it. Finally a worthy successor to UT99 (the one that 2kX failed to be due to the huge amount of gameplay changes it contained). It 'feels' like UT again.


 

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