January 16, 2019
Archives  News  Unreal Arena Reaches Beta  

Friday, August 18, 2000
Unreal Arena Reaches Beta
9:56 AM | Michael Eilers | Comment on this story

A while back we brought you news of an unusual 'mod' for Quake 3 Arena, one which attempted to partially convert the game to its rival shooter, Unreal Tournament. Now the team behind this mod has released a 'beta' version with several map and weapon conversions for gameplay testing and feedback.

It is a curious effort which highlights the many differences between the two games, from the faster running speed and smaller world scale of Q3A to the more flexible weapons of UT, with their alt-fire modes. As for the legality of such a project -- well, Epic's lawyers may have something to say if UT sound effects, music and textures end up in Q3A.

In any case, now you actually have something to take for a spin. Here's an update on the mod's progress, from the web site:

Beta v0.4 of our UT to Q3 partial conversion mod is now available. It's official name is Unreal Arena. This is a public beta release for everyone to help test the mod through out it's development. Mainly this beta v0.4 is to test a few of the maps, and several of the weapons we've included, and to generate some feedback and squash any bugs that have been overlooked on our part. This is an early test version, and does not reflect on how the actual final release will be. We're only going to make improvements in the design. A quick note also, we are not converting the whole game.

We're making the mod available with no music, but with an optional .pk3 file containing the .wav music files for each of the maps. This way we won't be forcing people that don't want the music to have to d/l it. This is temporary for now as we're looking into doing the .mp3 thing for the mod.

So, if you are a Q3A user curious about what UT maps might look like, or an UT fanatic who plays Q3A on the sly (we know you are out there...) then this is a Mod to try. And as always, the tastiest UT and Q3A mods can be found at Macgamefiles, so check back often.

Unreal Arena
Macgamefiles' Game Mods

Other Mac Games News for Friday, August 18, 2000

MGL Wraps Up MWNY7:22 PM
Monkey Shines 2 Nears Beta7:10 PM
First Look at Unreal Fortress4:05 PM
Preview of Next Tomb Raider3:19 PM
MacCentral Interviews Marty O'Donnell2:27 PM
3dfx in the Red?2:21 PM
"Missed" Marathon Map Tutorials12:56 PM
Details on Epic's Titles11:32 AM
Dying Game Genres?10:30 AM
New Realms Added to Realmz10:25 AM
Unreal Tournament 4.25a Released10:00 AM
• Unreal Arena Reaches Beta9:56 AM
Tribes 2 Shots, Interview9:46 AM
Diablo II Almanac8:44 AM
Shadowbane Preview8:39 AM
4x4 Evolution Preview6:00 AM
Deus Ex 2 Announced6:00 AM
YA Elite Force Preview6:00 AM
View all of the Mac games news for Friday, August 18, 2000 on one page

Mac Games News for Thursday, August 17, 2000

United Developers Titles Reach Beta4:05 PM
New DS9 Screen Shots, Interview11:59 AM
Return of the Incredible Machine Demo11:21 AM
DS9: The Fallen Delayed10:08 AM
Dark Zion Folds9:57 AM
Soldier of Fortune Update9:44 AM
Epic Interactive Brings New Titles to the Mac8:51 AM
Tribes 2 Release Date6:00 AM
View all of the Mac games news for Thursday, August 17, 2000 on one page

Recent Mac Games News

Wednesday, August 16, 2000
Tuesday, August 15, 2000
Monday, August 14, 2000
Friday, August 11, 2000
Thursday, August 10, 2000

Search for other Mac games news stories or browse our Mac Games News Archive.

Archives  News  Unreal Arena Reaches Beta