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Post Posted: 25 Jun 2009, 18:55

Hellscrag wrote:If it's 80kB, then there can't be any graphical or audio content to speak of. So exactly what kind of "alpha" is this? (My latest backup of UnrealSP's automated news page alone is 60kB.)

Clearly you haven't heard of kkreiger http://www.theprodukkt.com/kkrieger ;)

Just kidding of course; no one was making super-optimized games back then.

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Post Posted: 25 Jun 2009, 19:00

The main thing scepticism comes from for me is the character's name. I mean:

"Maylia Simonyéz Fitzgerald"

Seriously? :lol:

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Post Posted: 25 Jun 2009, 19:06

I guess it could be a slowly rotating wireframe render of the "Bigman"! That might be about 80kB...
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Post Posted: 25 Jun 2009, 19:18

2/10 that this is going to be more interesting than the other 97/98 beta :tup:
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Post Posted: 25 Jun 2009, 19:32

Hellscrag wrote:5¼" floppies held less than 1MB. They were also already obsolete back when your typical PC had a 16MHz processor and 1MB of RAM (if that). I really don't see how an Unreal beta could be stored on that medium.


Hellscrag is correct on this one, infact 5¼ floppies were long obsolete when everyone realized c64 cassettes were the future.
nothing beats my UT3 beta, i have it on casette, it looks better then the final game, 2-bit parallax mapping FTW! :tup:
Oh and in the beta Demoguy is Markus Fenix and Cliffyb's child!!!

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Post Posted: 25 Jun 2009, 19:52

Waffnuffly wrote:
Hellscrag wrote:If it's 80kB, then there can't be any graphical or audio content to speak of. So exactly what kind of "alpha" is this? (My latest backup of UnrealSP's automated news page alone is 60kB.)

Clearly you haven't heard of kkreiger http://www.theprodukkt.com/kkrieger ;)

Just kidding of course; no one was making super-optimized games back then.


:lol: :tup: :tup: I was thinking of that too!
(I played that to see what it would be.. pretty amazing actually for something that small!)

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Post Posted: 25 Jun 2009, 20:19

Maybe i meant 80k not 80kb? I forget...I'll have to ask him again :P

EDIT: Ok it's not an alhpa, it's a prototype. The very first prototype of Unreal1. It contains 1 test level and 2 textures. Also here is a screenie of it apparently.

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And it's not an actual pawn...that dragon. It's like an animated gif texture or something apparently.

He just looked at the floppy which has written on it all the info about it. It was compiled on March 29st 1994 and it's 480kb
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Post Posted: 25 Jun 2009, 20:24

Shivaxi wrote:Maybe i meant 80k not 80kb? I forget...I'll have to ask him again :P


80k what? You either mean kilobytes (which I assumed before) or kilobits (which is even worse). Neither is enough to contain anything dramatic.
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Post Posted: 25 Jun 2009, 20:28

Hellscrag wrote:
Shivaxi wrote:Maybe i meant 80k not 80kb? I forget...I'll have to ask him again :P


80k what? You either mean kilobytes (which I assumed before) or kilobits (which is even worse). Neither is enough to contain anything dramatic.


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Post Posted: 25 Jun 2009, 21:07

Just wait for the Firestorm dragons, I say. :o

But still...this would be very interesting to see. Not to play, of course. But to see. Hope it works out. :tup:

(granted if it's even legal, that is...)
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Post Posted: 17 Jul 2009, 15:10

.... any news on this? :B

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Post Posted: 17 Jul 2009, 16:19

Darkon wrote:.... any news on this? :B


Don't hope it to see soon. There are legal matters to be solved first and therefore.
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Subject: Re: Upcoming Unreal Alpha and Beta versions release

Post Posted: 29 Dec 2010, 15:41

This is never going to happen now.
Ever.

He lost them in a flood (Some got too badly damaged) and it seems like we will never see them.

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Subject: Re: Upcoming Unreal Alpha and Beta versions release

Post Posted: 29 Dec 2010, 23:15

If he ever was speaking truth though. I first believed him, but later on, I dunno, he made up a lot of stuff that is clear(because something conflicted with the stuff he was saying) and he failed to provide me with some real answers when asked about it. So I am very sceptical about it.

Btw why did you resurrect such an ancient topic? :)

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Subject: Re: Upcoming Unreal Alpha and Beta versions release

Post Posted: 30 Dec 2010, 01:31

Lol idk, just looking through beta stuff again. Your scored castle map got me reminiscing about the alphas and betas again. I might have another sweep through archived websites see what turns up. (Last time I found a small clip of an early version of DigSh)

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