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Custom content?

Discussion in 'Unreal Tournament 3' started by Shock6822, Aug 4, 2008.

  1. Shock6822

    Shock6822 Cock of the Walk

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    Hey all...just picked up UT3 since I saw it for 19.99 and figured it wouldn't be cheaper for a long time. My question is...is there a lot of custom content? I'm comparing this to UT99, where there were tons of mods, map review sites, custom maps, etc...so far, I've tried searching around on some old sites I knew like Nali City, some other BU sites, Unrealplayground, etc, but I haven't been able to find even one custom content site or one map review site...are there new ones around I can't seem to find? Or is custom content in UT3 pretty dead?
     
  2. hal

    hal Dictator Staff Member

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    Nali City is kind of broken at the moment. NC4 is currently under construction, but the going is slow - volunteers might help speed things along....

    The best places to find new stuff currently:

    Make Something Unreal Contest Phase 1:
    http://www.beyondunreal.com/articles/make-something-unreal-contest-ut3-phase-1/?page=1

    Old School Level Design Contest:
    http://www.beyondunreal.com/articles/ut3-old-school-ld-contest-finalists/

    BU Content Release Forum:
    http://forums.beyondunreal.com/forumdisplay.php?f=575

    Epic Games Forums UT3 Custom Content Forum:
    http://gearsforums.epicgames.com/forumdisplay.php?f=335

    Don't forget the HOLP pack:
    http://forums.beyondunreal.com/showthread.php?t=173882&highlight=HOLP
     
  3. Shock6822

    Shock6822 Cock of the Walk

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    Thanks hal, those are great starting points...know of any map review sites?
     
  4. hal

    hal Dictator Staff Member

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    None that are active. MapRaider is still accepting maps and there are one or two places that are acting simply as file repositories. Insite, the last site to post regular reviews, has even petered out.
     
  5. Shock6822

    Shock6822 Cock of the Walk

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    Ah, that's too bad :( Guess I'll just surf UT3 forums, get a sentiment of decent maps and grab em off Filefront
     
  6. hal

    hal Dictator Staff Member

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    Yeah, well take the forum comments with a grain of salt. Many of the comments at the UT3 forum are... overly generous. ;)
     
  7. Kantham

    Kantham Fool.

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    That's right.
     
  8. Shock6822

    Shock6822 Cock of the Walk

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    Gimme some of your top UT3 custom maps/mods then if you have any, since I've known you for a lonnnnng time on BuF
     
  9. hal

    hal Dictator Staff Member

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    What gametype?
     
  10. Shock6822

    Shock6822 Cock of the Walk

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    Any gametype, I find em all fun except when vehicles overpower a map...maybe a DOM and BR gametype mod if they exist too :p
     
  11. zynthetic

    zynthetic robot!

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    No harm in starting off w/ what's on the FBu server.
     
  12. Trynant

    Trynant Manic Brawler

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    2-3 gigs of cool ****

    Here's a large list of custom maps that range from better than average to wonderful. Don't expect me to link all of them, because I'm not that dedicated to forum posting :p

    Due to the demanding nature creating a level in UT3Ed and the lack of attention UT3 is getting there aren't as many great maps for UT3, but even so there's still some good stuff.

    Don't expect to play online though :(

    Community Bonus Pack 3
    Hardcore Oldschool Low-Poly Pack (HOLP for short)
    CTF-Nucleus
    CTF-React
    CTF-Skybound
    CTF-Teamlifts (although kind of spammy, but w/e)
    CTF-Dreary3
    CTF-Safeguard2
    DM-1on1-Pure
    DM-Aquisition
    DM-Bagger
    DM-Calibrah (GREAT MAP)
    DM-Cath
    DM-DG-1on1-OutOfGas
    DM-DG-Waterfalls
    DM-Gutter
    DM-Krodan
    DM-Downpour
    DM-Marauder
    DM-Razerate
    DM-Shrine
    DM-TempestX/DM-TempestX2
    DM-WhiteRealm
    DM-Xenon_OS
    DM-StarkStrom
    DM-Calahan2
    DM-Yard_SE
    DM-Elevation
    DM-Campgrounds
    VCTF-CanalWarfare
    VCTF-Luracia
    VCTF-Megastructure_SE
    VCTF-OfftheRails
    VCTF-Slax][
    VCTF-AtlasCity
    VCTF-Retro (in beta I believe)
    VCTF-AggressiveAlleys3 Hot and Wet
    WAR-Beachfront
    WAR-Spambox
    WAR-Synapse
    WAR-Valley
     
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  13. WHIPperSNAPper

    WHIPperSNAPper New Member

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    It's been like that since...December?
     
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    WHIPperSNAPper New Member

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    The other big problem is lack of players and thus lack of interest by custom mappers. I have a UT3 CTF map that's all cut out and textured but just sitting on the cutting room floor since I didn't see the point of finishing it.
     
  15. UBerserker

    UBerserker old EPIC GAMES

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    Since BU's crash.
     
  16. hal

    hal Dictator Staff Member

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    The hardware failure is one reason, but attempts to replace NC had already been underway for quite some time. Code doesn't remain compatible with current standards forever and there were precious few people willing or able to help get it done.
     
  17. Trynant

    Trynant Manic Brawler

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    same difference

    :con:
     

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