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Old 04-14-2008, 05:28 PM   #31
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I don't think that UTCompIII has clientside netcode, but there are InstaGib mods that have it (ZeroPing mod). UTComp started out as CustomUT v1a/b, and then someone 'extended' it to be UTCompIII, but unfortunately the CustomUT v1b & UTCompIII allow voting for all kinds of things (change number of players for instance) that can potentially violate leased servers. I tried BiaVote for a while, but it was very buggy since it uses a command line method of restarting the server, which works counter to where UT3 has headed (moving command line options in the ini's to increase stability, reloading less core functionality between maps).

That being said, I stripped the server down to not have ANY mods after observing that most casual visitors disconnected immediately on connecting due to the downloads. I know this because I followed a few of them to other servers that are pure/vanilla (Flag Junkies) and asked why they left. Seems for some reason most casual UT3 players only want to play the same old thing over & over. However since these changes haven't resulted in any upswing in the players for the server I'm willing to do whatever at this point. The only time I've seen a consistant player load is when I'm able to stay on it for a few hours straight...
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Old 03-15-2011, 04:09 PM   #32
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What happened to UP, did this UT3 put the final nail in the coffin around here?

ahh well, next gen games, hope it goes away from consoles, these kids need to learn something.
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Old 11-04-2011, 11:37 PM   #33
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Yeah, I barely check around anymore. UT3 felt like Epic pretended to care, but deep down we all knew Gears of War is their new love child.
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Old 03-17-2012, 12:53 PM   #34
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I agree that UT3 was an EPIC Failure for many reasons.

UT3 Failed because:
(If I were to pick the primary reasons they would be.)

#1 Removal of the F4 Toggle Cockpit View!!!
(My opinion, it just ruined for me. That one little thing.)

#2 Too much emphasis on HQ Video cards which eliminated a vast pool of 2004 players right from the start.

#3 The game just did not play well. It was obviously not properly tested.

I have reloaded my UT2004 and it plays great. Still lots of fun. I miss the mapping.
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