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News Archive January 2005

This archived news is presented "as-is", and is no longer maintained. As such, UnrealSP.Org offers no guarantee that links to external sites will still be valid. However, if you discover a broken internal link, please do contact me and let me know.

Upcoming Maps update 30 January 2005 Hellscrag

TheEmperorStalwartUK has informed me that Labyrinth of the Darkness is on hold until the completion of Sunspire Rear, for which a new screenshot has been uploaded. Meanwhile, I contacted Eater of Nali Chronicles about the apparent silence of their mod, and am informed that their project is still alive, but has been held up by real-life commitments. NCTeam still fully intend to release the project.

New Project: Sunspire Rear 29 January 2005 Hellscrag

Ever ambitious, TheEmperorStalwartUK has conceived another new project. Sunspire Rear (working title) will face the planer with a traditional romp across the Nali Planet, beginning as the player's escape pod crashes into a previously unseen part of the Sunspire. The project, which will be developed for Unreal and composed of up to "several" maps, has been added to Upcoming Maps, and more info is available on the project thread.

7 Bullets makes PC Gamer 26 January 2005 Hellscrag

Mr. Prophet has announced that Red Nemesis' recent, massive SP pack 7 Bullets has been published on the PC Gamer cover DVD. Check the thread for an image of 7 Bullets on the DVD's menu screen. Our congratulations to team Red Nemesis for this achievement.

SP2D v0.91 Demo Update 25 January 2005 Hellscrag

The SP2D demo has now reached v0.91, boasting a "much improved aiming system". You can grab the updated demo here.

Drevlin Releases Unfinished Content 21 January 2005 Hellscrag

Drevlin has gone public with a large number of incomplete, mostly unplayable maps for various cancelled projects. The maps are of interest to anyone seeking to learn from other mappers, or who might be interested in finishing one of the projects off. Read this forum thread to track down the 12.4MB RAR file. Note that you may have to make a few attempts at the download - the server is tending to reset the connection prematurely. Unfortunately this release means the official cancellation of Losing Faith, and its consequent removal from the Upcoming Maps page.

Upcoming Maps Roundup 19 January 2005 Hellscrag

Upcoming Maps has received an update to reflect a few bits and bobs of news. Skaarj Slayer's Human / Skaarj War will now be developed for Unreal Tournament; evil_blue_dude's Flight to Kindri finally gets an entry; XADA's Skaarj vs. Skaarj has unfortunately been deleted; and finally a minor update for The Chosen One, since Kaka recently let slip a few details on RPG elements to be included in the game.

New Battle for Na Pali Screenshots 10 January 2005 Hellscrag

It's not every day that Team UnrealSP release new screenshots, so you'd better make the most of this! There are four new images of Unreal:Battle for Na Pali available as well as two of the old ones; the images also feature the mod's new logo on display.

More News Archived 8 January 2005 Hellscrag

Techno_JF went to the trouble once again to archive three months' more news for me! This should improve your load time of the main page.

New Project: The Human / Skaarj War 8 January 2005 Hellscrag

Latest of Upcoming Maps is a highly ambitious project by Skaarj Slayer, which aims to bring the famous Human / Skaarj War to life as a map pack. Meanwhile, I am pleased to report that fashahhh's Amnesiac is back on track after its hiatus, and that N-Team now have a hosted forum to publicise The Sundered Realms and Necuroth. Meanwhile, Team UnrealSP are appealing for help again. If you have a specialist skill and would like to help produce Unreal: Battle for Na Pali, drop in and see if they can use you.

SP2D v0.75 Demo 6 January 2005 Hellscrag

Kea has released the v0.75 demo of SP2D. The demo is only one test map in size, but allows you get a "feel" for the way the game will play.

New Project: Sky Canyons 5 January 2005 Hellscrag

Nicklas "DeluxScan" Teisner, who brought us Sky Isles, is working on a new map entitled Sky Canyons. For the full scoop, see Upcoming Maps.

"Bad Cargo" released 4 January 2005 Hellscrag

Mr. Blowtatoes has released the first map of The Last Queen, "Bad Cargo", for examination as a demo. You can get the map here from Nali City. Mr. Blowtatoes would welcome your comments, particularly to his forum thread.

Reviewed: Skaarj Tower - Shadow and Fire 4 January 2005 Hellscrag

Drew's epic two-map pack Skaarj Tower - Shadow and Fire has finally been reviewed! To see my score and full commentary, click here. Next up: probably a quickie review of Gorthaur's The Skyfalls.

New Music Excerpts @ Team UnrealSP 2 January 2005 Hellscrag

Head over to our second sister site Team UnrealSP if you want to download four cool new MP3 excerpts from Unreal: Battle for Na Pali's original score!

7 Bullets Patch 2 January 2005 Hellscrag

UsAaR33 has produced a patch for 7 Bullets that fixes various bugs, including the majority of XSM crashes. The full changelist for the patch is as follows:

  • High scores now saved
  • EMP field no longer subtracts points
  • XSM crashes probably fixed.
  • Pulsegun no longer has green in beam when firing
  • Bots (and terrans) do not try to use bullet based weapons or shock rifle under water.
Click here to download the 5MB file.

New Project: The Last Queen 2 January 2005 Hellscrag

The latest upcoming map is from Mr. Blowtatoes, who (as his first public project) is working on a map pack called "The Last Queen". More information, with a link to screenshots, is available on the Upcoming Maps page.

Happy New Year! 1 January 2005 Hellscrag

Happy new year everyone!

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