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[Liandri Archives] Where did those map descriptions appear?

Discussion in 'Original Unreal Tournament' started by Neon_Knight, Sep 29, 2014.

  1. Neon_Knight

    Neon_Knight Member

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    This is something which has been bugging me (?) since I've started editing the LA wiki.

    I saw the descriptions for CTF-Face][, CTF-Kosov, DM-Crane, DM-SpaceNoxx, CTF-HallOfGiants and other BP maps which aren't present in either the console versions or the GOTY ladder. At first I assumed those were in the console versions, but this isn't the case, because those maps don't make an appearance in the console versions at all. Another user of the wiki, called "Death to U", has been placing them for some time before vanishing.

    Several Google searches just bring me to the LA pages.

    Where did those descriptions originate from? They "look" very UT-ish to be just fanfiction.
     
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  2. N1ghtmare

    N1ghtmare Sweet Dreams

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    According to LA they are from the Inoxx bonus pack. The description might be imbedded into the maps themselves in the editor.
     
  3. Neon_Knight

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    I did took a look to the maps with the editor and found no clues about where those descriptions originate from. The Readme doesn't say anything as well, except a brief description which has no relation with the map descriptions themselves (which is included in the Trivia section).
     
  4. Delacroix

    Delacroix Successor of Almarion

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    The Game of the Year edition ladder may contain some of the descriptions in question. It is accessible out of the box in GOTY edition or can be activated via ini in regular UT patched to at least 432 (436 preferably).
     
  5. Neon_Knight

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    Forgot to mention that as well. The GOTY exclusive maps of the ladder (Shrapnel][, Orbital, Hydro16, ArcaneTemple and Malevolence) have their description there. I'm referring to the BP maps which aren't in any ladder, neither GOTY, Console or Vanilla. Or Demo, for that matter.

    At this point it may be safe to say that those descriptions are fanfic?

    And since we're there... does the first UT have any kind of official "collection material" such as artbooks, memorabilia, lore material, etc?
     
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  6. Leo(T.C.K.)

    Leo(T.C.K.) Well-Known Member

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    They might be unused descriptions in the code/properties actually. Or something like that. I didn't see the pages in question and cannot check the packages over at the moment. It might come from other material too, from long gone pages etc. Inoxx used to have a website for example.

    In Ctf face 2 description it says it comes from the console versions of the game. Perhaps the DC version has the description in or was hidden among the files? Who knows.
     
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  7. Neon_Knight

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    I've added that bit assuming that, but checked the files (even with hex editing) and found nothing. :/
    Worse, though, DOM-Lament][ (BP4) is a PC Exclusive map, with no bio to be found anywhere. o_O

    Here are the individual descriptions for each of the maps I was searching for:

     
  8. Leo(T.C.K.)

    Leo(T.C.K.) Well-Known Member

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    Did you check both console versions? It's also possible it really came from some developement source. I have no idea honestly.
    Perhaps the guy got acess to the ps2 developement files, I mean we got the ps2 beta maps at least for example. Perhaps all those descriptions were there in the dev files.
     
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  9. Reddrag0n

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    Maybe came with an xbox edition???
     

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