Thread: Unreal Classic
August 10th, 2003, 06:50 PM #1
Here's a lits of tips to maximize your Unreal experience, if you're into classic gaming on your new hardware or just lack the latest hardware and want to have a good time.
First off, you'll want to get your copy of Unreal and Unreal Tournament. If you don't own them, you should be able to get copies very cheaply, as these are old games.
Install Unreal Tournament, if it isn't already. Once you have that done, you'll want to patch it. Unreal Tournament, as you know, is a lot of fun to play online and currently there are two popular versions playing - 4.36 and 4.51. Either will work for Unreal. I get mine from www.fileplanet.com It's free, so you may need to wait a bit, but it isn't that much of a hassle. The 4.51 patch requires at least version 4.32 to be installed to apply, and is network compatable with all previous version of UT, in case you were wondering about whether it would mess up your gameplay as it is.
Next, you'll want to use the second disk from your Unreal Tournament set to install the high resolution compressed textures.
You'll want to take all the files from the unreal\maps and unreal\music directories (off your CD or as installed on you HDD) and put them into the C:\unrealtournament\maps and c:\unrealtournament\music directories. Do not overwrite any files when you do this!
At this point, you'll want to download and install the Old Skool Amp'd mod, which can be found
here. When you unzip the file, you'll find a file named unrealmusic.int. Put that file in your C:\unrealtournament\system folder.
You're almost there. When you startup UT, select to show all the rendering devices, and choose OpenGL. When you get into the game, enter into the advanced options and enable S3TC. Set all your other options when you're in there, too.
You'll have to activate the mod in the "mods" tab. You'll also have to configure the mod to tell it how to act and which weapons to show you when you are playing, as it can give you either the original weapons from Unreal to play with or the UT weapons, which are fun to use in Unreal.
The Old Skool Amp'd mod also allows you to use S3TC with the Return to Na Pali mission pack.
As far as the OpenGL rendering goes, I personally have switched over to the renderer I found here. There are directions on how to install it and use it, as well as explanation for the extra rendering settings you will have as well as some of the old settings.
If you enjoy playing Unreal, you may want to continue on and play the excellent single player mod by Team Vortex, Operation Na Pali available for free download here.
If you do decide to try out Unreal for the first time or just want to play it over again with AA and AF cranked way up and run into problems with anything I have posted here, let me know and I will do what I can to help!
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