News Archive October 2006
This archived news is presented "as-is", and is no longer maintained.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.
New TCO Pix from Nix 31 October 2006 Hellscrag
Check out this forum post for the latest screenshotty goodness of Nix's maps for The Chosen One.
In the mean time, HAPPY HALLOWE'EN!
Shamu Quest Re-Reviewed 16 October 2006 Hellscrag
It seems that I wasn't fast enough updating my content to the new schema, as Lightning Hunter has rewritten my review of Shamu Quest by El Chicoverde! You can find the revised review here.
Nephthys 1.3 Released 11 October 2006 Hellscrag
I'll leave this one to the experts, Winged Unicorn & Zora:
Nephthys - The Mistress of the House - Version 1.3 supports web redirection downloads!
The most important changes since Nephthys V1.1 (complete list included in the manual):
* Web Download (support for clients and servers)
* Nephthys comes as Installer to simplify it's installation
* Nephthys is now available for Unreal1 and Deus Ex
* Support of Advanced Options in non-default languages
* RUF attack detection
Nephthys is a server-side mod able to detect and automatically block DoS and DDoS attacks, with a couple of other neat features. It protects Unreal servers from many attacks like (distributed) repetitive join/query attacks and fixes several bugs in the Unreal server network code. Nephthys also logs IP addresses and allows moderators to kick or ban players who cause problems. Nephthys is the first tool that is able to balance the server bandwidth between players and downloaders. In this way downloaders never have to cause any lag.
Nephthys also is a client-side mod to profit from web hosted downloads. Joining servers with custom maps/mods now is by a multiple faster than before.
For the complete list of features, please read the included manual.
You can download the tool here.
New Project: Area 55 04 October 2006 Hellscrag
I am behind on dealing with news that arrives in my inbox this week, due to Real Life and my work on Battle for Na Pali, so apologies to anybody who has sent me news or files and is awaiting further action.
The first item in my backlog is a new SP project for Unreal Tournament entitled Quake II Mission Pack - Area 55. This pack, by Chris The Dragonzord, attempts to bring aspects of the Quake series into the Unreal engine. A pic is available on Upcoming Maps.
Double Tarmation 03 October 2006 Hellscrag
Lightning Hunter is back, this time with reviews of the two Tarmation maps by Paul "TAZ" Mader. The review for the first instalment supersedes the previous review carried out by zynthetic. You can find the reviews here and here.