Journey to Oblevia is my new project which consist of remaking some of my UT99 all time favorites levels to UT4 with current gen sounds and visuals. It might not be 100% remakes but will be pretty close.
All of UT99 levels are available since the beginning for UT4. Still, it’s mostly direct port from UT99 or re-meshed version in some case. Sadly, I don’t like the ports at all and don’t really like the re-meshed versions neither 😦 No offense to the authors, it’s not my intention! This is my personal taste, nothing more. I want to remake some of the levels too with my vision of the level. In the end, the more we have to play, the better 🙂
For this project, I decided to take inspiration from the originals UT99 levels, because it all start from there and recreate some of them while using this new high quality asset pack that I specially bought to make this new series of levels while using my favorite theme, science fiction. It will be a journey to the ultimate confrontation that will take place in Oblivia. It’s really a personal project. A project that I’m exited to start 😀 Still, I have no problem to share it with you all as I do with all my maps.
The way I’m working :
I import the original BSP into UT4 Editor with the adequate current scaling factor and then, I replace the BSP by static meshes. So, the scale in UT4 is the same as UT99 scale adjusted for UT4 recommended by Epic and mappers.
The parts :
Part 1 is DM-Oblivion, my favorite UT99 level, a awesome simple duel level. Today, I upload Alpha 1 on UTCC. This is for the curious who might want to feel the scale of the map. Remember that the original is VERY, VERY tight 😉
Now, it’s time to start this great project 😀