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    READ BEFORE POSTING: Most common questions and useful links

    Here's a list of answers to the most asked questions and some handy links for more information:

    Game crashes when running in fullscreen on Windows 10
    This is known issue for lots of old games on Windows 10 that use DirectX. There are two workarounds for that.
    • Change a setting in D3D renderer

       
      Spoiler
    • Run the game using OpenGL renderer

       
      Spoiler


    Where to find official files - patches, bonus packs, Unreal Script source code, dedicated server package?
    Patches and some of the bonuspacks can be found on UTZone.de.
    Get the special server CD-key here: https://www.epicgames.com/unrealtour...cdkey.php?2004
    You can also more than 150 hours of Video Training Modules (VTMs) videos from the 2nd DVD of UT2004 Collector's Edition on 3D Buzz website.

    Where to find guides and tips for running a server?
    The most complete source for these is UnrealAdmin page. Make sure to check their forums!

    Where to find custom content?
    Maps can be found on MapRaider.com. Mods, mappacks, and maps can be found on UTZone.de, ut2004.ut-files.com and UT2004 section of Unreal Playground

    Installing custom content:
    Mods, mutators, and maps sometimes have lots of types of content that have to be copied into the correct folders of the game depending on the file's extension:
    • .u - UT2004/System
    • .upl - UT2004/System
    • .ucl - UT2004/System
    • .int - UT2004/System
    • .ut2 - UT2004/Maps
    • .usx - UT2004/StaticMeshes
    • .utx - UT2004/Textures
    • .ukx - UT2004/Animations
    • .ka - UT2004/KarmaData
    • .ogg - UT2004/Music
    • .uax - UT2004/Sounds

    Also there's a chance content is distributed as ut4mod. If the installation fails, use UT2kx RegCheck tool to fix the game's file associations: http://www.utzone.de/forum/downloads...o=file&id=3465


    Where to buy:
    - On Steam as a separate game or a part of Unreal Deal Pack.
    - On GoG.com
    Last edited by _Lynx; 12-26-2016, 07:24 AM. Reason: alas, rushbase is gone
    "Yeah. _Lynx can fire the lightning gun, have the lightning bolt turn a 90 degree corner, stop and ask the closest teammate for directions, confuse the directions and get lost, realize it went the wrong way, make a U-Turn, and get a headshot on the intended target."
    - RenegadeRetard

    #2
    This needs updating kinda badly.

    Unreal Playground needs to be added to the "Where to find custom content?" section. Unreal Playground has a lot more maps than Map Raider as well. I don't know though if Map Raider has some maps that Unreal Playground does not though (probably) so best to just leave that up and put Unreal Playground in next to it as a secondary resource. Also, put in the UT-Files page for UT2004, the ModDB page for UT2004, and the UT-Files .uz2 redirect/file repository. Some stuff that you find in the redirect, you will not ever find anywhere else. To download a file from the redirect, simply do "http://uz2.ut-files.com/" without quotes and then the full name of the file. So http://uz2.ut-files.com/kprin0101.utx.uz2 for example. Decompress with any UZ2 tool. Or UCC if you're feeling technical.

    Secondly, please add these official, awesome, and free UnrealEd 3.0 tutorial videos to the "Where to find official files - patches, bonus packs, Unreal Script source code, dedicated server package?" section. I thought they were lost to time and you had to have the actual DVD with the videos on it that came with the Editor's Choice Edition or Special Edition of the game.
    Last edited by Arnox_BU; 12-20-2016, 09:18 AM.
    And still I wait...

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      #3
      Nice update Arnox_BU.

      Sorry to say my collection is not online, most importantly to this thread the UT2004 gameservers uz archive at over 160GB. Aside from that, I have 184 GB of UT2004 content and over 3000 maps in my personal installation.

      While I don't have a listing to browse, if anyone needs a file, let me know and I'll see if I've got it.
      My Unreal game collection. Unreal series screenshots (2560x1440)

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        #4
        While technically you can get stuff from uz redirects, I wont add them. This is a guide for newcomers. Getting stuff from those repos is not as a trivial task, both with setting up unpacking and finding the required dependencies for some of the files that also have to downloaded from the repo. The rest I'll add a bit later.
        "Yeah. _Lynx can fire the lightning gun, have the lightning bolt turn a 90 degree corner, stop and ask the closest teammate for directions, confuse the directions and get lost, realize it went the wrong way, make a U-Turn, and get a headshot on the intended target."
        - RenegadeRetard

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          #5
          Originally posted by Carbon View Post
          Nice update Arnox_BU.

          Sorry to say my collection is not online, most importantly to this thread the UT2004 gameservers uz archive at over 160GB. Aside from that, I have 184 GB of UT2004 content and over 3000 maps in my personal installation.

          While I don't have a listing to browse, if anyone needs a file, let me know and I'll see if I've got it.
          Thanks.

          Just make sure to put it up somewhere sometime or at least give it to someone reliable in the UT community, so if you decide to say bye-bye to UT in general, all that content isn't lost.

          Originally posted by _Lynx View Post
          While technically you can get stuff from uz redirects, I wont add them. This is a guide for newcomers. Getting stuff from those repos is not as a trivial task, both with setting up unpacking and finding the required dependencies for some of the files that also have to downloaded from the repo. The rest I'll add a bit later.
          Thanks, babe. <3

          Actually, I seriously did not expect my reply to be answered for quite some time. Thought this board was in the tubes mostly. lol
          Last edited by Arnox_BU; 12-20-2016, 09:41 AM.
          And still I wait...

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            #6
            Originally posted by _Lynx View Post
            Game crashes when running in fullscreen on Windows 10
            This is known issue for lots of old games on Windows 10 that use DirectX. There are two workarounds for that.
            You can play in borderless windowed mode

            You can also play with the x64 patch and DX9 just the double damage shader has some blending problem (I don't know why) and you must use OpenAL64 (no EAX) (this is the fastest option FPS wise)

            And you can play using the "DX8 to DX9 Converter" and the "ENBSeries for GTA 3" from here:

            http://enbdev.com/download.htm

            Just drop the d3d8.dll and the .INI from the first .ZIP; and the d3d9.dll and the .INI from the second .ZIP in the System folder

            In the enbconvertor.ini we set:

            Code:
            [GLOBAL]
            ENBSeriesSite1=
            and in the enbseries.ini we set:

            Code:
            [EFFECT]
            EnableBloom=0
            EnableOcclusion=0
            EnableReflection=0
            EnableMotionBlur=0
            EnableWater=0
            EnableShadow=0
            DepthBias=0
            EnableDepthOfField=0
            I don't really recommend using OpenGL, it run like absolute ***

            x86 + DX8 + EAX
            Fullscreen
            x86 + DX8 + EAX
            Windowed
            x86 + OGL + EAX
            Fullscreen
            x64 + DX9 + OAL
            Fullscreen
            x86 + DX9 + EAX
            Fulscreen



            Originally posted by _Lynx View Post
            Maps can be found on MapRaider.com.
            It's sad that MapRaider is abandoned, I've submitted some maps a long time ago and were never accepted, the admin stated there were some kind of problem in the submission form but never did anything and disappeared, the last submissions are from mid 2015, I did not try to contact him through IRC though

            Anyway, I did some links recompilation long ago of sites that were still alive and it was pretty desolated back then:

            File Hosts

            http://www.gamefront.com/games/unreal-tournament-2004 (GameFront) (English | UT99, UT2004, UT3)
            http://www.gamebanana.com/ (English | UT99, UT2004, UT3)
            http://www.mapraider.com/ (English | UT99, UT2003, UT2004, UT3)
            http://www.moddb.com/games/unreal-tournament (English | UT99)
            http://www.moddb.com/games/unreal-tournament-2004 (English | UT2004)
            http://www.moddb.com/games/unreal-tournament-3 (English | UT3)
            http://www.strategyinformer.com/pc/u...ournament2004/ (English | UT99, UT2004, UT3)
            http://www.unrealcentral.com/download.php (English | UT99, UT2004, UT3)
            http://www.unrealplayground.com/forums/downloads.php (English | UT99, UT2003, UT2004, UT3)
            http://www.ut3mod.com/ (English | UT3)
            http://www.utzone.de/forum/downloads.php (German | UT99, UT2004, UT3)
            http://wickedhq.com/index.php?/files...nament-series/ (English | UT2004, UT3, UDK)



            Forums

            http://forums.beyondunreal.com/ (English | UT99, UT2004, UT3)
            http://www.ceonss.net/ (English | UT2004)
            http://www.clandw.org/ (English | UT3)
            http://forums.epicgames.com/forum.php (English | UT2004, UT3)
            http://www.ldg-gaming.eu/ (English | UT2004)
            http://www.oldunreal.com/ (English | UT99)
            http://www.omnipotents.com/ (English | UT2004)
            http://www.prounreal.org/ (English | UT99, UT2004, UT3)
            http://www.remboserver.com/forum/ (English | UT2004)
            http://www.runestorm.com/ (English | UT2004)
            http://www.unrealed.info/forum/ (German | UT99, UT2004, UT3, UDK)
            http://www.ut2.ru/ (Russian | UT99, UT2003, UT2004, UT3)
            http://www.ut99.org/ (English | UT99)
            http://www.utzone.de/forum/index.php (German | UT99, UT2004, UT3)



            Portals

            http://beyondunreal.com/ (English | UT99, UT2004, UT3)
            http://www.esl.eu/eu/ut2004/ (English | UT2004)
            http://rusut.ru/ (Russian | UT99, UT2004, UT3)
            http://www.unrealadmin.org/ (English | UT99, UT2004, UT3)
            http://www.unrealnorth.com/ (English | UT99, UT2004, UT3)



            Social

            http://www.facebook.com/UnrealArgentina (Argentina | UT99, UT2004, UT3)
            http://www.facebook.com/groups/unrealargentina (Argentina | UT99, UT2004, UT3)
            https://www.facebook.com/groups/259712914107813/ (World | UT2004)
            https://www.facebook.com/groups/UT2004LACommunity/ (Latin America | UT2004)
            https://www.facebook.com/groups/Unre...ment2004chile/ (Chile | UT2004)
            https://www.facebook.com/groups/628158683893866/ (Uruguay | UT2004)
            https://twitter.com/UnrealArgentina



            Wikis

            http://liandri.beyondunreal.com/ (English | UT99, UT2003, UT2004, UT3)
            http://wiki.beyondunreal.com/ (English | UT99, UT2003, UT2004, UT3)
            Last edited by Party Boy; 01-05-2017, 02:21 AM. Reason: Win 10 workarounds
            UnrealArgentina.com | f | t

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              #7
              Originally posted by Party Boy View Post
              You can play in borderless windowed mode

              You can also play with the x64 patch and DX9 just the double damage shader has some blending problem (I don't know why) and you must use OpenAL64 (no EAX) (this is the fastest option FPS wise)

              And you can play using the "DX8 to DX9 Converter" and the "ENBSeries for GTA 3" from here:

              http://enbdev.com/download.htm

              Just drop the d3d8.dll and the .INI from the first .ZIP; and the d3d9.dll and the .INI from the second .ZIP in the System folder

              In the enbconvertor.ini we set:

              Code:
              [GLOBAL]
              ENBSeriesSite1=
              and in the enbseries.ini we set:

              Code:
              [EFFECT]
              EnableBloom=0
              EnableOcclusion=0
              EnableReflection=0
              EnableMotionBlur=0
              EnableWater=0
              EnableShadow=0
              DepthBias=0
              EnableDepthOfField=0
              I don't really recommend using OpenGL, it run like absolute ***

              x86 + DX8 + EAX
              Fullscreen
              x86 + DX8 + EAX
              Windowed
              x86 + OGL + EAX
              Fullscreen
              x64 + DX9 + OAL
              Fullscreen
              x86 + DX9 + EAX
              Fulscreen





              It's sad that MapRaider is abandoned, I've submitted some maps a long time ago and were never accepted, the admin stated there were some kind of problem in the submission form but never did anything and disappeared, the last submissions are from mid 2015, I did not try to contact him through IRC though

              Anyway, I did some links recompilation long ago of sites that were still alive and it was pretty desolated back then:
              The enbconverter is the only fix you will need to have UT2004 running correctly on Windows 10.

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                #8
                Looks like server CD-Key page didn't survive the forum upgrade, this is being looked into.
                "Yeah. _Lynx can fire the lightning gun, have the lightning bolt turn a 90 degree corner, stop and ask the closest teammate for directions, confuse the directions and get lost, realize it went the wrong way, make a U-Turn, and get a headshot on the intended target."
                - RenegadeRetard

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by *mGm*Lizard View Post
                  The enbconverter is the only fix you will need to have UT2004 running correctly on Windows 10.
                  Have you seen the FPS difference between the DX8 to DX9 Converter and the x64 patch?...
                  UnrealArgentina.com | f | t

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by Party Boy View Post

                    Have you seen the FPS difference between the DX8 to DX9 Converter and the x64 patch?...
                    Many more than enough and far more than enough.
                    My Unreal game collection. Unreal series screenshots (2560x1440)

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                      #11
                      Upon submitting the form on "https://www.epicgames.com/unrealtournament/forums/cdkey.php?2004", it throws a HTTP 500. Pretty sure that PHP script isn't running. Can we get this functional?

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