View Full Version : UT2004 - SkinPack - MxX - Team Snake Eyes v 1.20 (All 4 Packs)

5th Nov 2005, 08:58 AM
Name: Team Snake Eyes v 1.20 (Packs Alpha, Bravo, Charlie and Delta)
System Requirements: Unreal Tournament 2004 (retail version+)
Type: Skins for Human (Fe)Male and Cybernetic (Fe)Male (all original)
Author: MäxX (http://www.skincity.beyondunreal.com/?section=author&subaction=skins&id=222)
Teamcolors: 4
Additional Info:
#16 characters in total
#All Characters are choosable for player`s character in SinglePlayer-mode
#All human characters can be chosen as teammate in SinglePlayer-mode
#The skills are raised to godlike standarts
#Voices from Lopar`s UT(99)-classic-Voicepack (http://www.nationnarrownet.com), Unrealgrrl (http://UnrealGrrl.com) and MäxX (included) are used
#The pack comes with an own teamlogo and 2 bonus UC2-logos
#Bios are working in english and german versions of UT2004
#The whole pack comes with a cool installer!
Known Issues:
With original version there might be problems when starting a server.
For solutions take a look at the attachements and the notes below the score (or at the original thread (http://forums.beyondunreal.com/showthread.php?p=1972185&posted=1#post1972185)).

Download (Installer - not compatible with MAC/LINUX):
TSE - Alpha (Skincity - 12,2 MB) (http://download.beyondunreal.com/fileworks.php/skincity/ut2k4/ut2k4tse-alpha.zip)
TSE - Bravo (Skincity - 12,7 MB) (http://download.beyondunreal.com/fileworks.php/skincity/ut2k4/ut2k4-tse-bravo.zip)
TSE - Charlie (Skincity - 13,3 MB) (http://download.beyondunreal.com/fileworks.php/skincity/ut2k4/ut2k4-tse-charlie.zip)
TSE - Delta (Skincity - 10,9 MB) (http://download.beyondunreal.com/fileworks.php/skincity/ut2k4/ut2k4-tse-deltazip)

Download (Manual Installation):
TSE - Alpha (Skincity - 11,6 MB) (http://download.beyondunreal.com/fileworks.php/skincity/ut2k4/ut2k4-tse-alpha-manualinstallation.zip)
TSE - Bravo (Skincity - 14,1 MB) (http://download.beyondunreal.com/fileworks.php/skincity/ut2k4/ut2k4-tse-bravo-manualinstallation.zip)
TSE - Charlie (Skincity - 14,4 MB) (http://download.beyondunreal.com/fileworks.php/skincity/ut2k4/ut2k4-tse-charlie-manualinstallation.zip)
TSE - Delta (Skincity - 11,9 MB) (http://download.beyondunreal.com/fileworks.php/skincity/ut2k4/ut2k4-tse-delta-manualinstallation.zip)

http://img491.imageshack.us/img491/5736/tsealpha9ei.th.jpg (http://img491.imageshack.us/my.php?image=tsealpha9ei.jpg) http://img491.imageshack.us/img491/3201/tsebravo6ue.th.jpg (http://img491.imageshack.us/my.php?image=tsebravo6ue.jpg) http://img397.imageshack.us/img397/6571/tsecharlie5rf.th.jpg (http://img397.imageshack.us/my.php?image=tsecharlie5rf.jpg) http://img364.imageshack.us/img364/9532/tsedelta1zx.th.jpg (http://img364.imageshack.us/my.php?image=tsedelta1zx.jpg)

Team Snake Eyes - Now MäxX has finally released it:

Due I was not much unguilty that this review section has been created, I think it`s time for me also to try writing a small review. And I think it`s a great idea to take the newest creation of one our main reviewers.

Due this is ment to be one Pack (MäxX splitted it due the big filesize - Why are your works always that big in filesize? -lol- ) I review all 4 packs into one single review.

It has been April 2005 as MäxX announced that there will be an update for his pack, and finally he made to finish it in November 2005. Let`s see if it is worthy for the long waiting time.

The Facts:
First of all I must admit that I always loved the TSE pack due it`s great Clanplay compatibility and cool color scheme. We used the pack in many, many LAN-sessions. The uniform look of all character`s give a great team feeling!

There are also some nice background stories (in 2 languages) with some nice additional info (favorite quote, classification) included.
Due MäxX is hard to satisfy with the character portraits made by others, I`ll take a closer look on his ones:
In Menu-screen some look really great (my fav here is Fury, that portrait is awesome!) and in game they can be recognized well, but could be a little bit bigger. Due there must be a compromise made between In-game and Menu-screens I consider the portraits as very well done.

I don`t understand why so few packs take advantages of the available voices. If the entry is made and no voicepack installed, the standart voice is used, so there is nothing to loose.
MäxX included the entries in his pack and I really appreciate that. As bonus he included his own bad*ss*d voice with some really great and funny taunts and all other stuff (also red,blue,green and gold leader) covered. So I`d download the Delta-pack just to get this real great voice! :tup:

But MäxX forgot to include a vital info for servers in his readme. Please read on below the score if you want to make this pack available on a server.

The Characters:
A real sexy teamleader showin his "sixpack". This one is really nicely made using Othello`s UT(99) face ;)
What would happen if Viper would be a female? Here the real sexy answer!
The "bad boy" of that team looks really angry, but the face is a little bit to blured IMO. I think he uses Johnson`s UT(99)-head.
Except the too dark areas at the forehead a nice character with funny bio.
Mainly a mix out of Axon and Xan. Finally a Xan skin without those silly pipes, I never liked them! A Great idea AND he has UT(99) Xan`s sexy voice! Oh, I just love that voice!
The contrast between black and colored body parts is just great!Basicly I don`t like the female Cybernetics, but this one is cool.
I think MäxX used Rankin`s head for that char. That`s the char which looks most similar to the "old" pack. I like him, but his armor colors and pose just give him a slightly gay touch :p
Blackjack`s face just fits perfectly on that body, making her a cute asian killer. I just hate her when she has a lightning gun....
I always knew that Wraith would look sexy with sunglasses and without scars, and here is the proof. The DM-color is just great. Only con is the body armor, it looks strange to me.
Mainly the original model (the hair) is crap, but MäxX managed to make a nice character out of it. The first MercFemA that comes without the stuff on chest! A real nice idea!
OMG, MäxX has some frightening friends :eek:!The chest armor and the color scheme are really great and the bio is also quite funny.
I like the changing haircolor and the sexy armor pretty much. But to be honest, she would need a little bit of silicone to give her armor more sense :rolleyes: Does anybody want to make an enhanced model like for Ophelia? :lol:
MäxX`s brother wears a real dark suit and gains in dark areas his advantages. Maybe he should also try some covert operations? The suit looks real great and the body armor reminds me of a knight.
She looks pretty shy on the portrait and the "Miss Tournament" Title in the bio is a funny idea.She also prefers wearing a very dark armor in Deathmatch battles.
MäxX himself enters the tournament and does some *ss resizeing.I like the colorscheme pretty much, the face just looks very matrix-agent-like (sexy -hr-) and the voicepack is great!
The new hairstyle makes this char looking much better than in v.1.00., the color-combo is really well done.

The Pros:
MäxX has included many gimmicks (installer, bonus pix, bios supporting more than one language)
The voicepack-entries and the included voicepack should be mentioned here again
4 Team color support
Also a nice feature is that he included a teamlogo for the team. A real nice idea to round things up!
The characters are pretty strong (the weakest is at Malcolm-niveau)! If you have them in your team they can help you a lot and a great help to win Single Player mode at higher levels.

The Cons:
The characters are pretty strong! Some are nearly unaffortable in SP and when you play against them you should lower overall skill-level of the bots. For instance you use to play at "skilled" and are pretty good there, then these bots will clean the floor with your face....
Mainly they are just combined and recolored skins.
The MercFemB`s suits are still a little bit to similar IMO

The Bottom Line:
For me it is not important whether a skin is a recolored or "recycled" one, it just has to look cool and not cheap.
I really love this pack! As usual MäxX included many specials and made the most out of it. This is the best "recycled" pack I`ve ever seen!
They are providing perfect conditions for clan playing, have all different suits and nice portraits.
Hopefully more authors will release their stuff in such a great way!
Keep it up MäxX

Total Score: 8.0/10

P.S.: The review got longer than I expected :lol:

[Important Info for Server Usage]

Even if just one character is being pushed from the server it'll be a really big download as it'll send the whole texture file, plus all the voice packs.

They really need to be compressed and put on redirect (server admins will know what that is).

Anyone using the skins online with the voicepacks won't connect to servers using SafeGame and will get warnings with AntiTCC "person loaded an unknown class"

People should really know all that before pushing them. Fury can't be pushed because of her name. Finally Elektra,Viper and Natasha might conflict with another character of that name and might not even work as a result. Also if mod files for the other Elektra are on redirect the mod file for this might overwrite it and cause problems for that author or anyone pushing the other character.

Copy the contents of the attached zip(s) to UT2004\System

Open UT2004.ini in UT2004\System and under the section [Engine.GameEngine], add the following entries;

For TSE_Alpha, add;


Save and close. Done.


For TSE_Bravo, add;


Save and close. Done.


For TSE_Charlie, add;


Save and close. Done.


For TSE_Delta, add;


Save and close. Done.

5th Nov 2005, 10:01 AM
I love Teambased Skinpacks...
Team - http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y106/Dropkick60606/haken.gif

I love Teamsupport...
Teamsupport - http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y106/Dropkick60606/haken.gif

I love new Faces...
New Faces - http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y106/Dropkick60606/haken.gif

I love awesome Colorshemes...
Awesome colorshemes - http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y106/Dropkick60606/haken.gif

I love Backgroundstorys...
Backgroundstorys - http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y106/Dropkick60606/haken.gif

I love Mercenarys...
Lotsa Merc Characters - http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y106/Dropkick60606/haken.gif

Nothing to add!:D - 8.0

5th Nov 2005, 10:15 AM
A new Reviewer .:eek:
It was a great read UTGirl. Good work http://skincity.beyondunreal.com/bilder/smileys/ThumpUp054.gif.

I hope to see more from you .

5th Nov 2005, 11:04 AM
Ok folks, MaxX sent me the final version of his Cobra voice pack (UT2k4_VP_TSE_Cobra.zip) and I have hosted it on Nation Narrow Net. Here's the link with mirrors:

Nation Narrow Net (http://www.nationnarrownet.com/cvp/cvp_files/UT2k4_VP_TSE_Cobra.zip)

SaveFile (http://www.savefile.com/files/1117978)

RapidShare (http://rapidshare.de/files/7222623/UT2k4_VP_TSE_Cobra.zip.html)

I'll post my thoughts on it and the skins, but now I'm swamped up to my eyebrows.

5th Nov 2005, 11:17 AM
I hope to see more from you .
Let`s see, there are still some great skins which desire a review IMO, but I really underestimated the amount of effort :eek:

But it`s really funny reviewing skins :)


Starry Might
5th Nov 2005, 12:16 PM
Whoa, UTGirl, that's one lengthy review! :eek::tup:

Mainly the original model (the hair) is crap, but MxX managed to make a nice character out of it. The first MercFemA that comes without the stuff on chest! A real nice idea!
Actually, Gold ISN'T the first Prism/BlackJack skin with the chest stuff erased. Loric's "Saskia" skin (both the original (http://skincity.beyondunreal.com/?section=skins&action=show_infos&id=1304) and the updated (http://skincity.beyondunreal.com/?section=skins&action=show_infos&id=1352) versions) is another skin for that model that has that stuff erased, too. :)

5th Nov 2005, 01:01 PM
Whoa, UTGirl, that's one lengthy review! :eek::tup:

Actually, Gold ISN'T the first Prism/BlackJack skin with the chest stuff erased. Loric's "Saskia" skin (both the original (http://skincity.beyondunreal.com/?section=skins&action=show_infos&id=1304) and the updated (http://skincity.beyondunreal.com/?section=skins&action=show_infos&id=1352) versions) is another skin for that model that has that stuff erased, too. :)
thank you too :D

Oh, I didn`t know that. -downloads- :)

6th Nov 2005, 07:53 AM

Unless I can get a zip file... *.exe doesn't run on Apple...:(

Can I get a ZIP, MäxX? Please???

6th Nov 2005, 01:33 PM
It might be more diplomatic, <=N1GHTW1SH=> to actually ask MäxX for a zipped version rather than bashing him for making an exe. Because I haven't had time to look at the downloads, I did actually wonder was it uMod which would have been fine for most people or exe which won't be any good to Mac/Linux users... I'm sure MäxX will have a solution in time :)

Let's say your score is X/10 until you actually see them ;)

[EDIT] @ Lopar man those are big eyebrows :lol:

6th Nov 2005, 02:19 PM
Fixed my post. Awaiting reply from MxX.

6th Nov 2005, 08:59 PM
Okay, now I can give out my two cents from my astronaut bank. Mind you, I'm no expert skin artisan so don't think my review will carry much weight. I'm in agreeance with UTGirl's lengthly and thorough review of the pack, and there isn't much else I could say that hasn't already been said.

Team Snake Eyes, and those TST guys, seem to be ports of some of the original characters from the first Unreal Tournament into UT2K4. I'm all for that. Maybe MaxX ought to talk to the UTR people. As stated earlier, the skins are mostly recolors of the origninal UT2Kx skins, with a couple of extra doodads added onto them. While that will cause the score for this to take a hit, I will laud the painter for making a high quality, user-friendly compilation that is filled with atmosphere and would not be out of place in a pro gamer tourney. The color scheme is aesthetically pleasing. I am also thankful that MaxX used my VPs, and UnrealGrrl's too; let's face it folks, that so-called "female robot" voice that came with UT2K4 is craptastic. MaxX and I were conversing via E-Mail about this project. Noticing that one of his characters was a cyborg named Sentinel, I told him that coincidentally I was working on a robot VP by the same name. Unfortunately, I was unable to complete it before the TSE pack was published, but if you want to give it a try, you can download it here (http://forums.beyondunreal.com/showthread.php?p=1853713#post1853713).

I'm very proud of MaxX for going the extra mile to make a complete voice pack for Cobra. You can tell that a lot of time, effort and love went into the creation of this VP. All the bases are covered, even all of the "leader" sounds, which makes it fully CTF4/TDM4 compatible. Not to say that a VP actually needs those Green Leader and Gold Leader files in order to work in 4-player game type, but it's good to know that he made it complete. MaxX delivers his voice with passion, but not too much as to make him sound absurdly over the top. This is serious quality. The audio files themselves were modified to sound like the character was speaking over a military radio communicator, with appropriate scratches and bass dampening. Again, he was judicious in his recordings, making the effect believeable without overwhelming and drowning out the voice. The only complaints about this VP I can find are the lack of consistancy of the radio effect over all the voice clips and the very beginning of one taunt ("Being inferrior and ugly no excuse"), which has the first word truncated. I noticed a few taunts from the Duke Nukem and Shadow Warrior games, as well as a few you might recognize from the original UT. Some of my favorite taunts include: "Come on, gimme a challenge", "Rest in pieces!" and "The best there is, there was and ever will be". :tup: I also liked how the other sounds were said, too.

Final Score: http://img110.imageshack.us/img110/8343/greenhead20akwhole2pr.gifhttp://img110.imageshack.us/img110/8343/greenhead20akwhole2pr.gifhttp://img110.imageshack.us/img110/8343/greenhead20akwhole2pr.gifhttp://img110.imageshack.us/img110/8343/greenhead20akwhole2pr.gifhttp://img110.imageshack.us/img110/8343/greenhead20akwhole2pr.gifhttp://img110.imageshack.us/img110/8343/greenhead20akwhole2pr.gifhttp://img110.imageshack.us/img110/8343/greenhead20akwhole2pr.gifhttp://img110.imageshack.us/img110/8343/greenhead20akwhole2pr.gifhttp://img110.imageshack.us/img110/825/greenhead20akhalf3ck.gif / 10

MxX himself enters the tournament and does some *ss resizeing.


[EDIT] @ Lopar man those are big eyebrows :lol:
I suppose you are talking about my avatar.:D I NEVER shave my eyebrows!

7th Nov 2005, 12:32 AM
OMG :eek: thank you very much for your mainly positive critics! Such a big review and a second one about the VP is much more I ever expected.

Unfortunately Lopar`s Sentinel VP didn`t make it in time, but I will surely try to ad this one in my ADSU-project due i really love his Beta.

Hm, you`re right, sorry for not thinking of MAC-users. I just wanted to make a good installer avoiding that troubles with the (in)famous umod-files. Do umod-files work for mac? Of course I will release an umod-version for MAC (or a manual installer if there are also troubles) for you! -> poor SaD`s mailbox :D

Hm, or better a manual installer only? I can do this instantly due I have the files also on my PC @ work

A manual installation version of all 4 parts has been sent to SaD. Hopefully all troubles are terminated now

7th Nov 2005, 08:47 AM
....poor SaD`s mailbox :D
A manual installation version of all 4 parts have been sent to SaD. Hopefully all troubles are terminated now

Got em . This will take some days to get uploaded .

7th Nov 2005, 08:50 AM
Got em . This will take some days to get uploaded .
Sorry :(

7th Nov 2005, 08:51 AM
No problem .:)

7th Nov 2005, 08:52 AM
thx :) was my fault :eek:

8th Nov 2005, 06:38 AM
Thanks for doing so... rating when i get them.:tup:

8th Nov 2005, 07:47 PM
Admittedly I won't install them myself here. I tried opening with WinZip thinking it was a zipped exe to no avail and had you put the filenames in the txt, I would have known if it was safe. No worries, MäxX. I'll download all the files again once they're up :)

Oh it's not just your exes, MäxX. I won't use any kind of installer / umod these days at all ;)

9th Nov 2005, 01:30 AM
I just thought that an installer would be great :lol: anyways, manual installable versions should be all mirrored soon

thx SaD :tup:

9th Nov 2005, 02:35 AM
I`ll add the links in the review as soon they are mirrored

9th Nov 2005, 09:48 AM
I`ll add the links in the review as soon they are mirrored


...manual installable versions should be all mirrored soon

It seems there is a problem with the mirroring .
Take a look at this thread (http://forums.beyondunreal.com/showthread.php?t=166350) .
All we can do is "wait".

9th Nov 2005, 10:02 AM
It's like waiting for a pack from MäxX :lol: It'll be worth it though :tup:

9th Nov 2005, 10:11 AM
It's like waiting for a pack from MxX :lol: It'll be worth it though :tup:

:clap: :lol: .

10th Nov 2005, 11:21 AM
I`ll add the links in the review as soon they are mirrored


OMG, now it has happened.....hereby I join the "club of selfquoters" :lol:

Random Elite
13th Nov 2005, 10:46 AM

1 member of TSE Alpha, Elektra, name conflicts with a Cat model, Elektra (http://skincity.beyondunreal.com/sections/show_model.php?id=465)

You have been warned.

13th Nov 2005, 12:37 PM
I have an interesting story for you although maybe it is not as uncommon I think it is. I have a G5 Mac. I couldn't open the TSE files that I got from Skin City so I transferred them to CD-ROM and took them to work where I opened the files on my Dell computer. Then I transferred the contents to a flash memory stick, brought it home to my Mac, and placed all the files in the correct UT2004 folders. It worked except after a few games I noticed that many of the new players were replicating themselves. I checked the BOT screen and I had about three or four Deltas and Charlies. So much for work arounds...or is it a work around problem?

Random Elite
13th Nov 2005, 02:03 PM
Theres manual install versions availible. Go grab them instead of ripping the .exe in half to get at the files.

14th Nov 2005, 03:21 AM
Ok, noticed major problem when TSE interacts with the Elektra Model.

Not only do the TSE bots clone themselves, but they have cloned Elektra and stuck her on their team! The cheating bastards!

I used the .exe version, if someone has the Manual version and Elektra model on their system, can they try and see if it happens with that as well?

I think it was just alpha pack, as I remember alot of orange and blue backgrounds for bot portraits. But it may have been more...


You sure about name conflict? Don't remember a TSE member called Elektra...I'll see if the TSE review helps...

EDIT: Yes, the last Member of TSE Alpha is called Elektra.
If someone else uses the same name for a bot, there might be problems. Here is a quick statement out of my readme:

"If another character of other authors on your HD have the same name there might be probs.
In that case please append a "´" (without apostrophes) at the end of the name to avoid troubles.

Hope this helps :)

Too bad, MaXX's voice was funny :lol:
You`re welcome ;)

14th Nov 2005, 09:19 AM
Theres manual install versions availible. Go grab them instead of ripping the .exe in half to get at the files.

They arent mirrored at the moment :( .
But Random Elite is right , you should download the manual versions , when they are available .

14th Nov 2005, 10:26 AM
They arent mirrored at the moment :( .
But Random Elite is right , you should download the manual versions , when they are available .
Hopefully umods will work better in UT2007, such things should be installable with an easy installation :rolleyes:

Random Elite
14th Nov 2005, 12:27 PM
Look under my name for my opinion on UMods.

Gonna try and see if I can edit the .upl name of Elktra (the cat) and see if she still works..

EDIT: She works (ive only gone as far as the player model screen.

I'll have a war later, tell you the outcome.

Robots and Cats vs TSE if your wondering what the sides are.

15th Dec 2005, 11:26 AM
This pack has also been reviewed @ UTZone.de and recieved a good review \o/

If you want to read the (german) article, click here (http://www.utzone.de/include.php?path=content/news.php&contentid=4706&PHPKITSID=bcb1d78648d36fb7e402d00d0edee8a5) .

http://img526.imageshack.us/img526/1248/tseutzone7po.th.jpg (http://img526.imageshack.us/my.php?image=tseutzone7po.jpg)

Attention fans of cool customs skins!

Markus "MxX" Rotter, creator of the Team Snake Eyes Skins, has released Version 1.20, the Final release of his UT2004 Skin Collection.

The collection contains 4 skinpacks and comes with 16 skins of best quality in total. It supports CTF4 and comes with included custom voices (the original UT classic voices).
Also on board are a whole new and 2 Unreal Championship 2 inspired teamlogos

All characters come with english AND german bio and can also be used in SinglePlayer where they are noticeable due there exaggerated skills,

Regardless of this is the team Snake Eyes one of the most extensive and best skin packs at present, with real cool ideas, conspicuous contrasts and a directly ingenious general impression. Complete with handy installer.

The bottom line: These skins are a Must-Have!

15th Dec 2005, 01:24 PM
Congrats, MaxX! :2thumb: :cheers: :clap: \o/

15th Dec 2005, 08:57 PM

16th Dec 2005, 03:31 AM
Congrats from me too, this pack is really great!