|20th Jan 2008, 08:24 AM||#1|
Join Date: Jan. 20th, 2008
Unreal Tournament 3 Tweaker
Name:Unreal Tournament 3 Tweaker ( UT3T )
Compatibility: UT3 with Patch 1.1
Credits: Brad G
VERSION 5.0 RELEASED
NOTE: With regards to technical support.
Technical Support will NOT be given on ANY forum, other than my forum located at http://rebelliousproductions.freeforums.org
This is because if you have encountered a problem, there is a strong probability someone else will do too in the future. my time is limited as i am the only person involved in this project, so by you posting the questions in one place in seperate threads on my forums other members can read the solutions there without having to ask the question over and over again, also giving them the ability to use the search function on my forums.
With this in mind please do not post technical support questions here. They will not be answered.
XBOX Controller Support!: as of V5.0
Now you will be able to configure your xbox controller to use on your pc, with unreal tournament 3.
Profile Management: as of V5.0 ON HOLD
This grants you the ability to create multiple sets of your ini files and group them with a profile name. This way you can tweak the settings really high and call the profile "for testing my mods" and another profile with not so high settings so you can play the game more smoothly, which you could called "My Gaming profile" for example. now you can simply select which profile to use, and click activate, allowing you to switch to and from profiles on the fly.
Cache convertor: as of V5.0
Yes its been long awaited, and long over due. the ability to convert those maps you have downloaded from servers upon joining in to playable maps you can host and enjoy. Im not entirely confident with the stability of the mutator cache converting so that feature is disabled for the time being. never the less you can convert any maps.
Dedicated server configuration: as of V5.0 ON HOLD
if you run a dedicated server, you will now the burdensome task of preparing the long command lines to add to the games extension. Using the interface for dedicated server management, you can configure the majority of the settings stored in the ini files, eliminating the need for those lengthly commands. upon clicking generate, the short command left over which contains information such as the admin username and password is displayed to you ready to be used with the games .exe
Manual installation of maps and mutators INSTALL FROM ZIP FILES!!!: as of V5.0
This has been drastically revised. why? well its looked terrible for a start all crammed together. now the dump folder contains two folders. one called maps, and one called mutators. before you had to unzip the files in to the dump folder making sure you do not put any folders inside there. Well good news! UT3T now knows what a zip file is! you can simply download your maps and mutators as zip files in to the corresponding dump folder and click install. Thats it! no more do you have to extract the zip files. the tweaker does it for you, and naturally then installs them for you.
Custom Cross hairs!: as of V5.0
now you have the option to change the crosshairs for each of the weapons independantly, and the colour globally
Auto Update: as of V5.0
When a new update is available. this green button will appear on the tweaker. By clicking you will be connected to my server and it will update the UT3 Tweaker to the latest version
Help archives: as of V5.0
With Ultrons consent, i have added Ultrons Tweak Guide to the Tweaker
Screenshot Manager: as of V5.0
The bug where some people could not see their screenshots in the screenshot manager has now been resolved
stuck in a loop: as of V5.0
some people were getting stuck in a loop when trying to alter the gore level, or changing the port number server setting. This has been resolved
could not load directory mutator/news: as of V5.0
you may have noticed that if you were to click on a news article while browsing mutators you would receive an error. this has been resolved
manual installed maps not adding to uninstall list: as of V5.0
issues fixed and download updated for:
not being able to display screenshots
ut3config.txt error message
unlock all chars not unlocking.
News bulletins: as of V4.0
This is what you are reading. When you either click the news button, or when you browse for mutators & maps, the news bulletin will update from my server displaying any relevant information to you. Such as bugs discovered, workarounds, and information on new releases being designed and released.
Screenshot Manager as of V4.0
Now you have even more flexibility using this application. I am steering away of making this application solely for tweaking, and will be encapsulating a wider scope of features so it appeals to all. With the screenshot manager you can easily browse through all of the screenshots you have taken ingame, and you are given the option to upload them to a file server so you can display them on forums and websites. You have the option to delete the ones what your not so keen on, and of course the option to save them to JPEG, oppose to the default BMP which the game takes.
M&M Maps and Mutators Installer as of V4.0
Some of you may have used the M&M which i released not so long ago. This was a field test to see how the system operates in the real world. and to see just how popular it would be. Im pleased to say its popular, with other 500 connections per day, and no doubt will continue to grow with the release of this version.
M&M Grants you the ability to connect to my server and browse for maps and mutators. by clicking on a Map or mutator in the list, the readme file for the map will load, along with a screenshot. Screenshots to slow down the loadtime by a second or so, so i have given you the option to turn off the screenshots for faster viewing, if you know what your looking for.
Glossary Button as of V4.0---------------
Has now become the help button. By Clicking this you will not only see the definition of the tweaks, you will also see the instructions for the application.
CrossHair control. as of V4.0------------------
I know many of you have been waiting for custom crosshairs, however im not happy to give you this feature yet. it feels buggy, and unreliable. im not in the habit of giving out things i dont trust, the last thing i want to do is make a mess of your ini files. for now i have disabled the custom crosshair controls, but you may still use the page to change the colour of your crosshairs.
Exit,Save , Save and exit: as of V4.0
Some users have requested greater control on saving and exiting, so i have added two new buttons so you can save periodically.
Unlock Body parts: as of V4.0
This unlocks a few factions from the game and grants you the ability to mix and match their body parts while designing your character. please note you are advised not to mix body parts from the robots with humans, or Krall with the humans as they use a different animation skeleton and they might look a little bit funny ingame. incase your wondering, yes they do showup online and others will be able to see them.
in future releases you will be given even more body parts to play around with.
Various bug fixes with regards to M&M
Enhanced Graphics controls
Greater Control over the graphics tweaks has been added, allowing you to tick to enable or disable individual settings which are relevant to the Graphics.
Whats the point of trying to tweak if you do not understand what the values mean? we at Biopaparat appreciate it can be a little daunting at first, which is why we have included a Glossary to explain what the graphics tweaks do.
World Detail slider bar decreasing no more!
We found the bug which was causing the world detail bar to decrease in game. this has now been ammended so please feel free to apply "Max Graphics settings" without effecting the World Detail.
The Application also detects your current settings.
somthing of which was causing confusion in version 3.0. before you would make changes, save them and close the program, and when you relaunched the application, they would no loinger be ticked, even though the changes were still applied. With the release of Version 3.5 it will detect all of your settings, including the colour of your crosshairs for example, and adjust the GUI of the application accordingly
Stop your weapon bouncing around
3.0 - Center your aim
be default the aim is slightly off to the right or left depending on if your right or left handed. now you will hit bang in the middle
3.0 - Control blood level and gore
increase or decrease the amount of blood and gore in game
3.0 - replace videos
for whatever reason.. yu can now restore the videos
3.0 - Comprehensive backup system
Backs up all of the ini files one by one or all at the same time. same applies to restoring them
3.0 - Strong Language control
3.0 - FSAA
FSAA is available for users who have vista, and an nvidea card with compatible drivers
3.0 - Max Graphics settings completely reworked
many new graphics tweaks added to this version of UT3 Tweaker
3.0 - Best performance settings
Ideal if you have an older system. this turns down the eye candy so your system doesnt come to a grinding halt
2.1 - 5 new crosshair colours added
- with a picture preview
2.1 - The ability to reset the resource directory
install or uninstall
The application has been built into an installer. you can choose if you would like an icon placed on your desktop, and it can be uninstalled from either your programs menu from start, or from add and remove programs from control panel.
no longer do you have to select the ini files.
the application will detect your directory and ask you to confirm that it is right, and store it. that way if you use the program in the future, you wont have to do it again.
with this application advancing on to other ini files, you can now select which files to backup, and which ones to restore independantly. the backup wizard will run on its first use, and you can run it at anytime from the menu.
The ability to change your crosshair between the default white and green. more colours will be added to future releases
Change the language of the game
now you can change the language of the game to either
The forever lasting movies
At a click of a button you can remove the videos which play at the start of the game
Get the eye candy your after. providing you have a tidy graphics card, it'l give you the textures youve been waiting for
Last edited by BradG; 13th Apr 2008 at 02:54 PM.
|20th Jan 2008, 09:07 AM||#3|
Thanks for all of the hard work you have put into this.
|20th Jan 2008, 09:19 AM||#4|
Seriously, this tool is very very nice. I'm going to try out some of this stuff tomorrow, I'm still on my coal-powered laptop right now.
Also ... EFF NO!! MY POSTCOUNT!
|21st Jan 2008, 03:31 AM||#9|
Oooh, found a nice bug, too.
If you select "Download and install from server" for the maps/mutators options and the connection times out, you'll get a "Software caused connection abort" error.
I don't want to tell you how to do your program, but if I were you I'd probably think up a way to check if it's connected to the server already when something is selected, and if not, attempt to re-establish the connection?
Awesome program though, especially for those less experienced at gutting the INI files.
Last edited by Dark Pulse; 21st Jan 2008 at 08:09 AM.
|21st Jan 2008, 06:16 AM||#10|
Definitely a must-have tool for any UT3 player, makes things at least ten times easier than editing INI's and every new version seems to bring more useful features.
|21st Jan 2008, 01:25 PM||#11|
Join Date: Jan. 20th, 2008
this is somthing i didnt spot in beta testing, until it was released in the real world and i watched the server screens.
many features are being built in to this currently, but when i get those out of the way il rework the connection side of things as. the download and install from server is not perfect. theres many little bugs which can prove annoying. such as if you click on the news articles while browsing through the mutators . it will give an error that the directory cannot be found.. simply because i didnt reset the directory when the article is called. thats now been ammended and will be reflected in the next release. but bare with me, it'l get there in the end
|21st Jan 2008, 02:16 PM||#12|
When unlocking the body parts it removes the custom characters you had installed previously.
And why does it place a "Place files here!" folder on the desktop? Doesn't seem to do anything
|21st Jan 2008, 03:48 PM||#14|
Your reward is that you are still alive
Join Date: Apr. 4th, 2005
So you are everywhere now Brad. G ... heh heh ... your tool has made you an instant star in the UT universe and it is well deserved .. it is a great tool. Man I will never forget how this all started way back during the second week of release I think. I'm really impressed at how great the tool works overall even though I have prev tested a lot of it .... but to see it all come together like this is great.
"That's nothing, we have even had WarTourist (Jeff Morris, the man responsible for killing UT, ie, producer of UT3) coming here, and noting the people who had bad things to say about Epic/UT3, checking their profiles, then going back to the official Epic forums, checking for matches in user names and profiles, then banning those people, lol, what a man!!, what a Company!!!, what a Game!!!!"
|25th Jan 2008, 11:57 AM||#15|
Join Date: Jan. 20th, 2008
ive started development on the cache convertor.
by ticking the maps or mutators which reside in your cache, they will be converted in to useable maps and muts installed in to your directory.
you will notice a couple of other buttons there too, allowing you to configure an xbox controller for use with the game
the other button allows you to create profile sets of your ini files.
by creating a new profile for your xbox controller, you can easily switch to the XBOX Profile when you wish to use your controller, thus changng the sensitivity of each of the weapons making it easier to control using the D Pads and sticks.
you may wish to create a profile which is high in eye candy if you want to test your mods, but would rather use a lower set of graphics when playing on busy servers to redcue lag for instace. using this tool you can manage multiple configurations at a click of a button.
note: this version is not released as yet. this is a preview of features in the post
|25th Jan 2008, 12:19 PM||#17|
Join Date: Jan. 20th, 2008
|25th Jan 2008, 07:48 PM||#19|
Join Date: Mar. 22nd, 2003
I think I might try this out. I've tweaked my INI files on my own already, but I suppose I can back up my UTEngine.ini and check this out.