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Client-side demos will never work.

Discussion in 'Unreal Tournament 3' started by T2A`, Feb 11, 2008.

  1. T2A`

    T2A` I'm dead.

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  2. Larkin

    Larkin Gone

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    That's totally retarded. :mad:
     
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  3. Kantham

    Kantham Fool.

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    Yeah they screwed up big time, no big news...
     
  4. Sir_Brizz

    Sir_Brizz Administrator Staff Member

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    Client side demos have never worked properly in any Unreal game (except maybe UT with that demo mod... maybe). So this is no big surprise.

    I don't understand the need to remove them completely though.
     
  5. T2A`

    T2A` I'm dead.

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    Maybe they didn't work properly compared to other games, but in UT2004 they at least worked to the point that recording, watching, and movie-making was possible. Rypel Cam was a big help too. But to have no client-side support at all is just... sad.

    Could this point to 1.2 being the last patch before they move on to something better?
     
  6. Sir_Brizz

    Sir_Brizz Administrator Staff Member

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    I doubt it. It just seems like there isn't much work done on client side demos at all. Maybe just a problem of UE3. Sounds like UT2003 maybe? :)
     
  7. -AEnubis-

    -AEnubis- fps greater than star

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    You know what's funny though, as much as I prefer the gameplay of UT3 to 2kx, I really haven't had that many moments I wish I could record, barring some warslaught games.

    Kinda sad actually.
     
  8. Sir_Brizz

    Sir_Brizz Administrator Staff Member

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    I have them all the time when I actually play. Gotta love that Shaped Charge :)
     
  9. Unknown Target

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    Don't see why it's so hard...other games get it done fine.
     
  10. hyrulian

    hyrulian Rainbow Brite

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    This is kinda a disappointment.

    Brizz: Yeah, client-side demos were never perfect, but at least they worked quite good enough in UT and UT2k4. So horribly-broken client-side demos in UT3 seems to tell me they didn't spend the time to get it working. And it looks like they're just completely giving up on it now.
     
  11. Lostsoul

    Lostsoul boobs

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    Epic!, Never.
     
  12. WarTourist

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    Hi Brizz. The feature wasn't removed, it's just not supported. In hindsight completely removing it may have made more sense since people "think" it works.
     
  13. T2A`

    T2A` I'm dead.

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    In hindsight including working features that every other FPS game has would've been best. :)
     
  14. Sir_Brizz

    Sir_Brizz Administrator Staff Member

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    So client side demorec is there, it's just so broken that it's not useful... :)
     
  15. WarTourist

    WarTourist New Member

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    AKA = Not supported. There's no UI for it, but if you try to use console we didn't purposely remove those commands. That might have been the mistake.
     
  16. dub

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    Out of curiosity, why are people saying that client side demo recording didn't work in UT 2004? It always worked for me. Maybe the replays were a bit buggy every so often but I had gigs of auto demo recordings which worked fine (and where almost equal to server side demos with the help of Rypel Cam). Or am I getting the wrong end of the stick here, somehow?
     
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    When you say "not supported"... do you mean for now, or indefinitely? Is there a chance we could see this in a future patch?
     
  18. UnrealGrrl

    UnrealGrrl Enemy flag carrier is Her!

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    clientside demos were never perfect but we always had them and used them for making movies, helping to check for cheats, etc. its just another bizarre design decision to not have them working as least as much as they did before. movies and demos are some of the best fan publicity games get...
     
  19. Festering Anus

    Festering Anus Cheeto Hans

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    Why can't you just update the engine so it DOES support it?
     
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    so its not possible that somebody other than epic makes this stuff?
     

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