11th January, 2009

They’ve come round again.  There are numerous categories but one I want to draw your attention to is the best unreleased mod.  The mod in question is Tactical Assault.  Remember Tac Ops on UT99?  Imagine that on the UT3 engine.

They need your mouse click on their ModDB page and you should also pop over to the TA site to see all the progress they’ve been making.


Tactical Assault (aka Tac Ops) Update

29th October, 2008

Over at the tac o…er I mean Tactical Assault site, Angrypenguin posted the October update.  This classic mod is already looking very sweet and I can’t wait to play it and make a map r two for it.  I loved tac ops on the original UT.  Under the new engine this TC should rock.

Visit the site as they have a huge amount of media for people to look through.  This is a very active development team and worthy of your support.  The link is also on the links page as well.

I’m still on track with the reviews and quatro08.  Thanks for the feed back, always welcome.

More soon

All the best

Up and Running

7th September, 2008

(originally posted at my old blog)

This blog is up and running now. Didn’t get much of the map done though. The UT3 scene has been stagnating of late but there are hopeful signs. A classic mod Jail Break is being developed for UT3 as is Tac Ops. The community also needs new custom stuff like meshes and textures. Hourence has created a texture pack for UT3 over at his site. There are other teams and mappers that are producing custom content.

These are all good signs but it’s still moving slowly. UT3 has great potential but it takes a long time to do anything because of the new technologies involved. It seems to be a common misconception that you need to know Maya or 3DMax, this isn’t true from a mapping point of view. It does make things a bit easier though. I don’t know how to use any other 3D software other than UED. I know I should but it takes time. One day eh 🙂

Another problem is that there aren’t many sites that review maps and skins. In the days of the original UT there were almost too many sites. This made for a great community and a very encouraging environment. The big review sites such as Nalicity are no longer around for whatever reason. I really hope this changes. If I could code I probably would run a review site.

Here’s hoping.

I might have some new screens tomorrow so I’ll post them if I can.