UWindows2 For UT3 Announced

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There has long been an outcry for a return to Unreal Tournament's simple and effective user-interface and SolidSnake is answering the call for Unreal Tournament 3 players. Currently under development, a final release is slated for June 26.

uWindows2 from the start was designed to be fully customizable to provide players a powerful and flexible user interface. uWindows2 uses a configuration approach to laying out all of its on screen widgets, setting up all the styles for the widgets, hooking appropriate actions and data providers for widgets as well. This allows other people to create themes/skins for uWindows2 without having to recompile uWindows2. With this in mind, uWindows2 supports many themes/skins without having to overwrite any preexisting files, and the player is even able to switch between themes on the fly!

uWindows2 also changes the way profiles are handled. There are three different types of profiles being: system, offline profile and online profile. The system profile is loaded automatically, meaning that the player can configure Unreal Tournament 3 and start playing with minimal effort. The offline profile is best for players who use a shared PC, and wish to retain their own personalized settings. An offline profile can also be tagged with automatic log in, and that will act much like the system profile. The online profile will only need to log in when the player wishes to play online or use other online services. This should hopefully 'fix' the problems when logging in online becomes problematic!
 

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I remember talking to SolidSnake about this on #beyondunreal some months ago. I was just yesterday wondering how it was coming along. This looks terrific! I hope modders use it.


... maybe for a new voting system...
 

Raynor.Z

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If it turns out well then Epic should buy it and add it officially into UT3. It's like a fresh breath of air.
 

EisWiesel

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this looks awesome, i cant believe it...
it would make ut3 looking totally different in some cases. does it has the orginal sounds from ut? (at menu-actions and closing/opening windows)
 

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Snake has done a great job, but there are still some roadblocks I think as far as making it truly a full replacement UI. From what he has said you cannot use it online, the game will revert to its own packages or you will run into security issues.. as far as I can see the only way around that would be if Epic included the UI in a future bonus pack...
 

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The way UT3 SHOULD have shipped in the first Goddamn place. That is incredible.
 

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Great idea, but...

Snake has done a great job, but there are still some roadblocks I think as far as making it truly a full replacement UI. From what he has said you cannot use it online, the game will revert to its own packages or you will run into security issues.. as far as I can see the only way around that would be if Epic included the UI in a future bonus pack...

That sucks a lot. I'd put money on Epic not doing the smart thing and including this in the game as part of a BP.

My faith has dropped to zero on Epic even knowing what the right thing even is any more, let alone them actually doing it.