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Unreal: S3 Savage 3D Gallery Bonus Pack

Discussion in 'Unreal' started by Delacroix, Aug 1, 2009.

  1. Delacroix

    Delacroix Successor of Almarion

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    I am making another attempt to demonstrate this as the old threads got really, really old or really, really spammed. So I guess there should be a nice clean first post with the pack...

    S3 Savage3D Unreal Gallery
    BETA2 Release 12.17.98

    Q: What is this pack?
    A: This is a showcase map pack made by S3 Graphics for Unreal.

    Q: What does this showcase demonstrate?
    A: The advantage of S3 Texture Compression over standard texture compression techniques. Basically, S3TC textures are way better in terms of quality than their mundane counterparts.

    Q: What are the contents?
    A: 4 environments in various stages of completion (hence the 'beta').

    The exact file list is:

    Maps:

    ~the Egyptian environment~
    - DMEgypt1.unr
    - DMEgyptF.unr
    ~the Control Room environment~
    - DMFly1B.unr
    - DMS3Movie.unr
    ~the Graffiti Museum environment~
    - DMS3Gallery.unr
    - DMS3GalleryB.unr
    ~the Savage Streets environment~
    - DMSavageStreets1.unr
    - DMSavageStreets1Bots.unr
    - DMStreet1.unr
    - DMStreets2.unr
    - DMStreets2Bots.unr
    - DMStreets2Light.unr

    Textures:

    Addon.utx
    AStreet.utx
    BigPic.utx
    BigPicGall.utx
    Egypt.utx
    Fields.utx
    Fields2.utx
    FramEdge.utx
    Marble.utx
    Marble30.utx
    Movies.utx
    Movies2.utx
    Nile.utx
    Pictures.utx
    Pictures30.utx
    SavageSt.utx
    SavageSt2.utx
    SavageStSky.utx
    TestCld2.utx
    TestClds.utx
    Theatre.utx
    Theatre2.utx

    Now, I made some screenies of the maps. These can be found below. The screenshots were all made on Unreal v227f with Direct3D9 renderer selected and on highest possible settings I could set.

    The file can be downloaded here:

    FileFront - 178 MB

    I do have a few questions myself, concerning the pack. It is labeled as beta and I added a freely available DMEgyptF which is the final version of DMEgypt1 to the files that I ripped from the S3 Unreal CD. Now, if that level could be finalized (two months later, check the datestamps!), where are the rest of the 'final' versions?

    Now, in the old threads I stumbled upon several filenames. The files are long gone, but perhaps...? In any case, these are:

    - egypt.zip (included!)
    - s3gal.zip (missing, anyone has it?)
    - s3mov2.zip (missing, anyone has it?)
    - the filename for Streets is unknown (perhaps it was never releasesd on the web?)

    Another question is: DID THEY MAKE MORE? That is DEFINITELY the case, perhaps the mapper still has the files somewhere? In any case, according to the screenshots, his name is Michael Scott Cohen of Ghostwheel Studios, there is also an e-mail address: ghostwheel@mindspring.com - I tried to send a mail, but it got bounced, guess the address is dead. Anyone has an up-to-date address?

    PROOF:

    http://www.tweakpc.de/berichte/cebit99/s3_2.html

    This article contains screenshots of ANOTHER s3tc demo level, a SPACE one. There is also a 'MultiTexturing' screen that shows a different version of the Graffiti Museum with a mirror effect inside. HELP! Dang it, we must find it! I ask thee: does anyone know how to contact the author of this article? Perhaps he still has the level...

    EDIT:

    I registered myself at TweakPC in an attempt to contact the article's author. If I discover his/her identity and contact that person directly, we might stand a chance...
     
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  2. Delacroix

    Delacroix Successor of Almarion

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    Delacroix Successor of Almarion

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    As for the screens: I tried to make them clickable as URLs, but to no avail. Luckily, there is a simple workaround for them to display fullsize:

    Right click on one and copy its address into a new tab. Remove the "m" from the end of the filename (just before the extension) and you have the full screen.
     
  7. Creavion

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    Very nice stuff and downloading. I could swear I have seen this all already a longer time ago. I am looking forward for this highres egypt texture stuff. Pretty slow download. But thanks for this thread :)
     
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    UBerserker old EPIC GAMES

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    Can we actually use the S3TC Egypt.utx package in our normal UT installation?
     
  9. Delacroix

    Delacroix Successor of Almarion

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    This is a completely unique Egypt.utx, unrelated to UT's.
     
  10. Creavion

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    Heh, some of this texture stuff looks very suitable for mapping. Good thing that UTPT can extract that stuff.
     
  11. Diehard

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    Yeah this stuff was released earlyer as the Unreal_S3TC_MapPack.exe executable.

    And that screenshot from space is known alright, and if i am correct it also was used for the publications from that Unreal interior decorater editor, just cant get to its name nor the link to that site. Looked for it but couldnt find it that fast.


    And though the textures are good, they are pretty useless for editing, because the textures are designed for those maps in specific. Which means theres simply not enough textures in the packages to build a map out of it. But the special effects textures can be used as decoration, and they could look pretty cool in a map. Often thought about it using them for a project.


    All this reminds me that i still have to add this stuff to the site, including the extracted textures in zipfiles. But my todo list already is long lol.


    Edit:

    Found this link in my archive: http://web.archive.org/web/20000229231732/www.s3.com/savage3d/index.htm
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    Found another link to Unreal stuiff, but kinda unrelated to this thread. But i did found back the page i mentioned before: http://web.archive.org/web/20000901083934/http://www.unrealty.net/vsmm99/


    And on itself it got some interesting screenshots as well, the program is called Unrealty, though i am wondering if you really will be able to sell a house build in Unreal, while you show it at your real estate office running around with a 3D rifle lmao.
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    UBerserker old EPIC GAMES

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    Too bad! :(

    Well, at least this stuff looks freaking amazing for its time.
     
  14. Leo(T.C.K.)

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

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    Did you try it actually? The animations look most amazing there I think.
     
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    True but it doesn't change the fact, however, that some good stuff is inside there. I found already some good instustrial textures and ok exactly 2 brick textures for egypt which I could use for example in combination with ut2004 egypt textures without big problems.
    There is no need to try it out because ut egypt and this egypt package have nothing in common.
     
  16. Delacroix

    Delacroix Successor of Almarion

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    I sent the following Question through the Feedback option on S3 Graphics site:

    Now we just need to sit and wait.
     
  17. Leo(T.C.K.)

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    Huh? I meant the maps itself, there are some cool animations there, I have't truied this beta but I remember the originals.
     
  18. Delacroix

    Delacroix Successor of Almarion

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    This is the same pack that I previously released as Unreal_S3TC_MapPack before, this time it is a zip file :p And it contains only the maps from the S3 OEM build, sans the 3dfx DMs (BayC, etc...). Gotta keep that stuff clean.

    Do you have any contacts inside S3, Leo?
     
  19. Creavion

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    Yeah, sure! Just wanted to say that this egypt texture pack is not the highres version of the ut one, although it should be clear. :)
    Only bad that they did not select a better packagename (because of the conflict with the ut one).
     
  20. Leo(T.C.K.)

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    No, I don't sorry.
     

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