News Archive August 2002
This archived news is presented "as-is", and is no longer maintained.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 map 31 August 2002 Hellscrag
Turboman's Firestorm has been added to the Upcoming Maps page. The author has been working on this twelve map SP saga for some time and has completed a lot of it already, but has never had a chance to promote it.
More second opinions from Mr. Prophet 24 August 2002 Hellscrag
The quality of our Custom Map Reviews area continues to grow with several new second opinions posted on existing reviews. Mr. Prophet has provided his thoughts on Hexephet, Legacy, Nali Grail, Operation Na Pali and Strange World. In addition, MMAN UGITU felt moved to comment on his own review of Jiganara Kingdom with the wisdom of hindsight. All in all, worth a read.
More major review happenings 23 August 2002 Hellscrag
Further to yesterday's launch of the new and improved Custom Map Reviews section, I took the time today to write two new map reviews - these are of Thirteen Mutants for Unreal and Nali Grail for Unreal Tournament. I would also like to welcome Mr. Prophet to the UnrealSP.Org team - he has joined up in order to contribute "second opinions" to several of the maps reviewed on the site. To kick things off, he has commented on Attacked!, Invasion and Jiganara Kingdom. You can find the reviews concerned in the usual section.
Custom Map Reviews section overhaul 22 August 2002 Hellscrag
I have now completed a total overhaul of the way the Custom Map Reviews section is laid out. The front page of the section should now be much more interesting to look at, and download links have been moved from the review front page to within the review pages themselves. The review pages too have had a slight overhaul, and I have added my own comments to all maps reviewed by other team members. What I did intend to do was to add at least one more review, but I didn't manage to do this. I did, however, find temporary hosting for The Landing, so none of our reviewed maps are currently unavailable for download.
Spatial Fear 21 August 2002 Zynthetic
The status of Spatial Fear is now being coined as the ever popular "when it's done". It's delightful to see this mod is still progressing nicely. On their site you can view several pictures of their newly rendered B-9 rifle.
Xidia Gold screenshot-fest 20 August 2002 Hellscrag
Team Phalanx have released several impressive new screenshots of the Xidia Gold project. Worth checking out.
UnrealSP.Org SP pack NOT to go ahead 19 August 2002 Hellscrag
The UnrealSP.Org SP Pack is not to go ahead, based on the following IRC transcript of irc.enterthegame.com #unrealsp at 9:30PM GMT on Monday 19th August. The transcript can be found in this forum thread.
Cleanout is cancelled 17 August 2002 Hellscrag
Unfortunately, Drevlin lost the maps for Cleanout and the project will not be completed. However, he is currently toying with the idea of building a sequel to New Alcatraz. You'll be sure to hear if he decides to go ahead with the project.
Unreal Enhanced bugfix 16 August 2002 Hellscrag
The first release of Usaar33's mutator had no energy bar for the flashlight. This has now been fixed, so if you downloaded the file prior to this news post, you might want to visit Usaar33's site and do so again.
Usaar33 releases Unreal Enhanced mutator 15 August 2002 Hellscrag
Usaar33, the man responsible for the powerful Oldskool Amp'd mod as well as scripts for Operation Na Pali and Legacy, has released a new mutator for single player UT. If you have ONP installed, you can use its HUD, custom footstep sounds and enhanced translator in any regular SP map. Get the mod at Usaar33's site.
Dead link fixed 12 August 2002 Hellscrag
It has been brought to my attention that our link for Drevlin's New Alcatraz was not working. I have found a mirror in Italy, on a server with a limit of 200 users. It may take a couple of attempts to work, but it will get you the file.
Nali Chronicles pics 10 August 2002 Hellscrag
Nali Chronicles is featuring two new pics. These pics are of some good ancient architecture, and the enigmatic "Moonspire". Worth a look.
More official Above the Clouds screenshots 9 August 2002 Hellscrag
The official Above the Clouds screenshot thread has been updated with a total of four new pics over the last couple of days. If you're curious, visit the thread to see all the shots so far released and people's reactions to them.
Xidia: The Escape screenshots 9 August 2002 Hellscrag
Team Phalanx have posted some tantalising pics of their new Xidia expansion pack that will be released with Xidia Gold. Roll on the official release :). We can probably expect to see the pack within the next four to six weeks.
MMAN UGITU proposes UnrealSP.Org SP pack 8 August 2002 Hellscrag
MMAN UGITU is attempting to start an SP mapping project to be sponsored by UnrealSP.Org. He is currently trying to recruit site regulars who would like to contribute in any way to the pack. Recruitment is under discussion on this forum thread.
UnrealSP.Org IRC channel 6 August 2002 Hellscrag
I finally "made official" our IRC channel. You will find us in at irc.enterthegame.com #unrealsp. Drop by some time; hopefully, somebody will be in :).
Nali Chronicles update 5 August 2002 Hellscrag
Nali Chronicles is boasting four new pics of the upcoming mod. With a bit of luck, we may be seeing the pack some time in September.
Noailiat releases a new fanfic 1 August 2002 Hellscrag
UnrealSP.Org is proud to present Mishra's Descent by Noailiat. This is the third title in the author's series of well-received Unreal fanfics and is now available, exclusive to UnrealSP.Org, at this link. If you have any feedback to offer, please post it on this forum thread.