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Union City Blue Announced, Seeking Help

Discussion in 'News & Articles' started by hal, Aug 31, 2005.

  1. hal

    hal Dictator Staff Member

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    Every now and then a unique mod rolls across your desktop. The Union City Blue modification for UT2004 is now upon us. All that's keeping it from going to public beta is a lack of maps and a little help in the sound department. Keep the spirit of originality alive and help these guys out!

    Check the website for the scenario, characters, mechs/vehicles/cyborgs, and even more pics.


    I'm writing to let you know about the Mod Union City Blue, it has quietly been in development for the last year or so and is now ready to meet the public. The mod is designed to be a fast paced Vehicle and Mech Team deathmatch type game with a few twists and variations from the FPS norm, set in the devastated Europe of 2082.

    The Mod has reached Internal Alpha stage, its feature and graphics complete and is playable online and offline with bots.
     
  2. Reciprocity

    Reciprocity Boots of Spanish Rubber

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    Looks hella cartoony. :\
     
  3. RichyB

    RichyB Faceless

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    I asked if i could help out mapping. They said you are good enouth but you cant make own stactic or textures, so no.

    I will cut my throat later, what a mod.:(
     
  4. Turret 49

    Turret 49 Doomer at heart

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    The vehicles look very Advance Wars styled! :)
     
  5. Bang_Doll

    Bang_Doll Freebasing Anime Chicks Since '96

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    This is a very intriguing mod. It looks pretty unique for a UT2k4 mod. Interested to see how it turns out (somebody give them a hand!)

    Edit: Holy crapcakes, those are dolphins. :eek:
     
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  6. UnrealProjects

    UnrealProjects "Your Hired!"

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    IanW is quite talented and must say he previously worked on other game mod projects including LawDogs Mod....he also has some impressive character work he did which was entered in the MSU contest awhile back......

    What's more impressive is that he tugged this one all on his own! I hope he gets the support needed to keep this one going and am sure he's looking for quality people out there.....

    Even some quality donated maps would benefit greatly.....
     
  7. NeoNight

    NeoNight Lurker

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    Wow after reading up on teh site I gotta say this mod seems to be pretty unique and interesting.
     
  8. JaFO

    JaFO bugs are features too ...

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    aren't those the same dolphin and walker-models that scored pretty high in the MSUC ?
     
  9. Shrimp

    Shrimp Seafood splatter

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    Wow, looks pretty leet. Some Anime mecha stuff going on there :).
     
  10. Unregistered

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    flying dolphin o_O thats a bit........weird
     
  11. PigBear

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    Ghost in the shell + Appleseed = some gooooodddd looooking models...

    I love it allready.
     
  12. Shrimp

    Shrimp Seafood splatter

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    Exactly what I was thinking ;)
     
  13. igNiTion

    igNiTion here

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    That is badass :)
     
  14. shoptroll

    shoptroll New Member

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    Yeah, but it looks like the people walker has different people piloting than the original one.

     
  15. dub

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    Yeah, those mech things looks just like in Appleseed 2004.
    IMO this looks awesome! I'm loving the cartoon look... even though it reminds me a bit of COR, the style is very fresh indeed.
    I love mods that come out of no where and still look good. :)
     
  16. Clawfist

    Clawfist i was a teenage hand model

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    This is going to be kickass if it's fun to play
     
  17. Alopexau

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    I'm loving the mech and vehicle designs, everything looks so smooth, rounded and polished and the texturing is superb, I hope this turns out to play as good as it looks, and has offline play support.
     
  18. dub

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    how about a custom clawfist map

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    :eek:
     
  19. -Jes-

    -Jes- Shreddin'

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    Most likely because it's the same modeler.. ;)

    But yeah, I've been watching this mod grow in secrecy over at PolyCount, and so far every pic of it has rocked my boat! :D

    Dub and others ~ The modeler himself was trying to get the Appleseed feel, so to me it doesn't really come as a surprise. ;)
     
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  20. IanW

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    Thanks for all of your comments.

    The mod is very heavily inlufence by Masamune Shirow's Manga, Appleseed, Ghost in the shell and Dominion Tank Police, but I've tried not to make it exact copy of anything in particular and throw in a few ideas of my own.

    The dolphin model and the girl in the exo skeleton are based on the U2003 models I made called Neofin and Exoslave, these did quite well in the MSUC.
    UCB was orginally meant to just be a tank mod, but after working on it for a bit I realised these two models would fit in nicely. They have been upgraded with extra polygons, more suitable textures, new weapons and new animations. They are not player models anymore though, the code actually treats them as vehicles. .

    If you want to play with them, the UT2003 player model versions are still available on places like Skin City. They work in UT2004, apart from the fact they don't have a vehicle driving animations, but they are really to big and oddly shaped to fit in the driving seats properly anyway.
     

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