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Old 10th May 2004, 03:30 PM   #1
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RocketArenaUT - I miss you!

There are various version of RA (mostly for 2003), but none so simple and fun as the original RA for UT1999. You will remember that each "map/theme" contained a cluster of 4-5 smaller maps that players can jump in or out.

What I liked the most was that only the game rules changed. All weapons and gameplay remained untouched.

It took a simple idea from the arcade fighting games like Street Fighter, or Virtua Fighter. It is a 1-on-1 fight to the death with no extra health or ammo. Everybody else just stood in line watching as spectulator. The winner stays on, and the loser goes to the end of the line. SO SIMPLE and yet it kept me playing for hundreds of hours in the good old days of UT1999. There is so much strategy involved in this simple cat-and-mouse / gladiator gameplay. I miss it and hope someone will make it popular again.

Interestingly, the original release link is still active:

http://www.planetunreal.com/arena/ and http://www.planetunreal.com/arena/maps.html#Akuma

Below are some screenshots from RA-UT1999 - they still look good to me (5 years later)! Click the above links to see more screenshots.





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Old 10th May 2004, 03:32 PM   #2
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Most Israeli UT1 servers are based upon RA....
Too bad I can't seem to play UT1 anymore, it's too hard without double dodging and double jumping.
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Old 10th May 2004, 03:40 PM   #3
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Let's hope someone make RA for UT2004.
There must be some talent coder out there somewhere.
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Old 10th May 2004, 04:06 PM   #4
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Now that's one mod I would be down for.

'cept the thing is, this ut2004 rocket launcher ain't quite what the 99 version was...that will take getting used to. Not too fond of it.
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Old 10th May 2004, 04:09 PM   #5
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It's called rocketeer. The 2k4 version is comming soon.
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Old 10th May 2004, 05:38 PM   #6
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It's called rocketeer. The 2k4 version is comming soon.
Where did you read that?
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Old 10th May 2004, 06:32 PM   #7
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Where did you read that?
http://www.beyondunreal.com/daedalus...st.php?id=5282

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Old 10th May 2004, 06:34 PM   #8
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Having said that, I'm not certain that Rocketeer is exactly like the UT RocketArena. Word was that the original coder for RocketArena UT was working on it, but that's been ages, so I'm guessing it fell through.
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Old 10th May 2004, 10:37 PM   #9
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Rocket Arena is my favorite modification for ANY game, ever. One of my best chances at Godlike happened playing it, and the tournament I established many eons ago (4 years ) was pretty fun until people got bored of it.

Let's hope we see it again, in any sort.
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Old 11th May 2004, 05:23 AM   #10
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http://www.beyondunreal.com/daedalus...st.php?id=5282

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Oh, I must have missed that news.

Hmmm, that's a great site you're linking to. I must remember to visit it more often.
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