UT4

DM-Alpu 2050 (WIP 2)

I manage to get rid of all BSP from WIP # 1 in DM-Alpu 2050 and for the first time, achieve a industrial theme by using a pack of sci-fi assets! Magic is in the materials and lighting 😀

Lighting quality is set at ‘preview’ mode, the cheapest look the editor use for a quick lighting build. Also, when I record a video, I must disable HDR in Windows. Don’t know if it’s a bug related to NVidia or Windows or both but anyway, the level look way better when I activate HDR 🙂

I have 2 problems I couldn’t solve, even if I asked for help on various Discord channels, none of the proposed solution could fix the issues which are :

1. 7 secs before the match and at the end of the match, the camera is doing a close-up to the player instead of showing it entirely.
2. There is a ‘stair effect’ when going down a ramp or stairs. Therefore, it goes smoothly when going up?!

I’m fine tuning the level at the moment and hopefully hope to fix those issues. In all case, the level look awesome and plays great so if I can’t fix those issues, to bad and I’ll release it anyway.

Playing UT4 with UT4UU and other options

This video explain very well the different options available to log in for playing offline, online, setting up a hub and adding it to the new master server 😀

The end of UT4… hummm nope, finally!!!

For now, if you already had UT4 and the UT4 Editor in Epic Games Launcher (EGL) library, you can still download them. After January 24, those, will be remove and won’t be available anymore. It’s the official end date of UT4 and the UT4 Editor so be sure to have a backup of the game just in case before Epic remove the game from the launcher because after that, forget it, sadly 😦

Since Epic officially abandon the entire UT franchise and not just UT4 after January 24 2023, finally, a viable solution exist to continue playing UT4 😀 And that solution is Unreal Tournament 4 Unofficial Update or UT4UU in short! Clicking on the link will lead you to the official UT4UU Discord channel.

UT4UU dev is made by 1 guy only, named timiimit. Dev is not new, he started that project in 2019. He decided to create something which could add new features to the game. UT4UU is the resulting creation and is essentially just a plugin with a nice installer for it.

The latest version 10.1.2 can be downloaded from Discord. For that, you need a Discord account, join UT4UU channel and in the “#Self Role Assignment” channel, add yourself to the “React with” by clicking on the erase-like green icon. Then the sub-channel “Tester” will appear and the latest version will be available. I did all this process, download + install UT4UU. In fact, since I play offline, what I like the most about UT4UU is the faster loading time. It takes 8 secs instead of ±40 in my case to get to UT4 interface!

That means that I’ll be able to continue making levels for my favorite game! Lucky me AND lucky you since I share them with everyone 🙂

DM-Y z e n 1.1 update!

DM-Y z e n as been updated to version 1.1. The update fix some materials compatibility with my work in progress level DM-Alpu 2050 which both levels are using the same asset pack and was causing some very weird issues in game 😮

Please, leave your feedback at my level page. THX in advance 😉

The end of UT4…

Saw it when it was put online few weeks ago and that video represent 100% of what I feel for the game.

DM-Alpu 2050 (WIP)

This is my remake of UT2004 DM-Alpu3 by Paul ‘Tonnberry’ Fahss. One of my favorite classic level 😀

In this very early recording, there is the original BSP & lighting. I added the basics like skylight + directional light + fog and post process.

I started to mesh the level a bit using the same assets as DM-Y z e n. Still, I don’t know if I’ll ever release it since the uncertain future of UT4 😦

DM-Trivial available!

Good news, DM-Trivial is now available 😀

Therefore… it might be my last UT4 level folks 😮 I wanted to release it December 23th as my Christmas gift for all UT4 players but with the latest news about Epic turning off online services and servers for some older games including all UT’s, I decided to release it right now since it’s freshly cooked 🙂

I hope there will be a solution to continue playing UT4 and make level for it. UT4UU seem to be the way to go but it’s to early to see how it will turn out. There is a Discord channel. If I can continue making levels, I’ll do for sure. Or else, this is my last UT4 project, sadly 😦

Epic is turning off online services and servers for all UT games!

News from Epic…

This is a punch in my face from Epic after making more than 20 levels for UT4! Full post here. It look like the end of UT4 😦