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Old 01-02-08, 11:43 AM   #1
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Default Well this helped the bad graphics in UT3..make it look like GoW w/ this mod

I went searching through the epic forums and found a neat little mod, this mod allows you to play the game in 3rd person, ala gears of war - it still needs work and the controls take about a half hour to get used to, but i'll be damned if this didn't help the overall look of the game, backing your camera up, behind your character, and making the textures more compact, thus looking nicer and more detailed.....I also installed the new 3.5 tweaker, which is much improved over 3.0 which had a bug that actually lowered detail rather than raise it - that bug is fixed in 3.5.

I have to say, the game is still a chore to get into but at least, to me anyways, graphically it looks more on par with Gow now that I have the 3rd person view...brings something new to the gameplay, for those of you like me, that pissed away $50 on this lemon.

http://img293.imageshack.us/my.php?i...oncam04ve5.jpg (check out the pic)

http://forums.epicgames.com/showthread.php?t=595600 (3rd person mod)

http://forums.epicgames.com/showthread.php?t=594723 (graphics mod 3.5)
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Old 01-02-08, 12:12 PM   #2
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holy ****, awesome find

im going to try out that UT3 tweaker when i get home
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Old 01-02-08, 01:04 PM   #3
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Retail UT3 is really that bad? I haven't followed it much since release, but I didn't realize it was so lacking.
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Old 01-02-08, 01:06 PM   #4
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Retail UT3 is really that bad? I haven't followed it much since release, but I didn't realize it was so lacking.
I was thinking the same thing. I played the demo, looked extremely pretty to me *shrugs*.
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Old 01-02-08, 01:07 PM   #5
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Retail UT3 is really that bad? I haven't followed it much since release, but I didn't realize it was so lacking.
It's bad, but its hard to point at one thing and say "wow, that's awful". Individually, each part is pretty good: gameplay, graphics (debatable), etc. However, all of it together just doesn't click like the earlier games did.
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Old 01-02-08, 01:09 PM   #6
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I don't see the difference in those shots, other than it's a little bit darker.
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Old 01-02-08, 01:10 PM   #7
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It's bad, but its hard to point at one thing and say "wow, that's awful". Individually, each part is pretty good: gameplay, graphics (debatable), etc. However, all of it together just doesn't click like the earlier games did.
I'm gonna have to agree, everything seems ok when looked individually, except the graphics imo. But all together, it just doesn't mesh well.

Personally, between the 3rd person view and this tweaker, I really don't have many complaints about the graphics now, I find it very similar to Gears of War, which I feel is still one of the best looking games around.

With these two files, my graphics gripe is pretty much over, now it's the lack of maps, the sh*t maps we do have, the lack of modes like bombing run (which there is a mod for luckily) the same gameplay, the raped onslaught, etc.

Like I said in a previous thread, UT3 doesn't seem like it got the time it should have. Seems all the $$ and effort went into gears 360 - UT3 feels like a beta and the mod community is expected to make it retail.
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It's bad, but its hard to point at one thing and say "wow, that's awful". Individually, each part is pretty good: gameplay, graphics (debatable), etc. However, all of it together just doesn't click like the earlier games did.
That makes sense. I had pretty conflicting feelings about it playing the demo, then read several claims that much was left out texture wise, so blew it off.

I think I'll still get this for the coop if nothing else. My brother and I have been beating GoW to death, we need new coop!
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I got the retail copy and I've been having a blast with it!
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I got the retail copy and I've been having a blast with it!
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I don't see the difference in those shots, other than it's a little bit darker.
Well, like I said, I use both mods - the tweaker and the 3rd person mode. I admit, the tweaker alone doesn't seem to do much for first person view, but with this 3rd person hack - playing it like gow gives it some new life, for me at least, and that 3rd person hack defintely improves the graphics - for the simple fact that it takes you away from the textures and put the camera behind the character, which makes the textures more compact.
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That makes sense. I had pretty conflicting feelings about it playing the demo, then read several claims that much was left out texture wise, so blew it off.

I think I'll still get this for the coop if nothing else. My brother and I have been beating GoW to death, we need new coop!
The single player game that you can play coop is very weak in UT3,its basicly as before with deatmatch games,ctf and the new modes with some forced unconvincing story blended in.Gow is much better for coop tbh.
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