UT2003 Bonus Pack Tomorrow

Digital Extremes sends word to expect their Bonus Pack for Unreal Tournament 2003 tomorrow at 2:00 PM EST. Accompanying the announcement are two new screenshots, and here is how they describe the contents:
Sizing in at around 195 Megs, the DE Bonus Pack includes 6 all new maps - 3 deathmatch, 2 CTF and 1 Bombing Run. Here's a couple of screens to whet your appetite until tomorrow.

The Bonus Pack will be available in two forms - umod form and a zip file that extracts the map/textures/static meshs to the correct spots for people who don't have the latest patch (v. 2166) or who are running dedicated servers only. (umods sadly don't work without the latest patch or with server only versions.)
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Jan 30, 2003, 17:04
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Jan 30, 2003, 17:04
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Quick, someone tell EvilGoof so he can start his trolling again!

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Yeah...
Jan 30, 2003, 17:06
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Yeah... Jan 30, 2003, 17:06
Jan 30, 2003, 17:06
 
... and the day they drop the price to $19.99 a month for a broadband connection... Is the day Ill get this bonus pack...

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195MB?
Jan 30, 2003, 17:23
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195MB? Jan 30, 2003, 17:23
Jan 30, 2003, 17:23
 
Is it just me, or does something seem a little screwy about this? I remember when the demo came out, they were size-conscious and wanted to keep it at or under 100MB. I guess they've since decided that size doesn't matter?

OCed_5150, I feel especially sorry for you and the rest of the non-broadband group because I just made the move to DSL. This should be evidence to you that they just don't care about the 56K'ers anymore.

nm

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Re: 195MB?
Jan 30, 2003, 17:27
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Re: 195MB? Jan 30, 2003, 17:27
Jan 30, 2003, 17:27
 
Ha... only 195MB? That's nothing. If you're a regular at fileplanet or some other similar site, most demos that I see are at least 100MB+ and quite a few are around 200-500MB in size.

Most 56k'ers are in the minority now, so you're right, they don't care about you.

(Yes, I went 6+ months without internet access because I refused to do the 'net without broadband. :P)

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Eh?
Jan 30, 2003, 17:30
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Eh? Jan 30, 2003, 17:30
Jan 30, 2003, 17:30
 
I haven't really kept up with this, since I don't particularly care much for Quake2003, but what all is going to be in this Bonus Pack?

195MB for 6 new maps seems VERY excessive?

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Re: 195MB?
Jan 30, 2003, 17:31
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Re: 195MB? Jan 30, 2003, 17:31
Jan 30, 2003, 17:31
 
What else is inlcuded with this. I remember reading about two all new announcer voices, with one being female. SO there are more than just maps in that dl probably. Unless all that's coming on a different patch.

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Re: 195MB?
Jan 30, 2003, 17:35
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Re: 195MB? Jan 30, 2003, 17:35
Jan 30, 2003, 17:35
 
Hell, the game is barely playable on a 56K connection (unplayable for me, but I've been on broadband for a while now). Besides, you'll be able to pick up the bonus pack on a magazine cover-CD in a couple weeks or so prolly.

"The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, but wiser people so full of doubts." -- Bertrand Russell (I think...)
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Re: Eh?
Jan 30, 2003, 17:35
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Re: Eh? Jan 30, 2003, 17:35
Jan 30, 2003, 17:35
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Set up your download before you go to bed. If I'm lucky, I get around 20meg an hour over dial-up. So I'll just set it up and check on it in the morning...

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Re: 195MB?
Jan 30, 2003, 17:36
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Re: 195MB? Jan 30, 2003, 17:36
Jan 30, 2003, 17:36
 
I don't mind the size... but well 200 megs for 6 maps? Not to mention that i'll probably only play on the BR one, MAYBE the CTF's sometime.

I think this leads back to my only complaint about UT2003... Why the heck wasn't it just released on DVD, instead of 3 cd's Or at least given us the option.

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Re: 195MB?
Jan 30, 2003, 17:41
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Re: 195MB? Jan 30, 2003, 17:41
Jan 30, 2003, 17:41
 
195 meg for 6 maps? I am missing something or are these maps the size of Chicago?

EDIT: Tyrlan already mentioned this. Beat me to it

-DSR

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Re: 195MB?
Jan 30, 2003, 17:42
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Re: 195MB? Jan 30, 2003, 17:42
Jan 30, 2003, 17:42
 
The bonus pack with the new announcer voices is coming from Epic, not Digital Extremes. No word on when it's out, although they are testing it now.

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not trolling, promise!
Jan 30, 2003, 17:49
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not trolling, promise! Jan 30, 2003, 17:49
Jan 30, 2003, 17:49
 
Mibby i`m just being overly positive here, but i think it's great that games companies do this sort of thing, effectively for free. OK, i have cable, but if the new maps don't appear on a magazine cover CD within a week or so then i'll be surprised.

Normally this sort of thing appears on the "best of / game of the year" edition, so if you want them, you have to pay again. I'll be getting them, and am not gonna look a gift-horse in the mouth!

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Re: 195MB?
Jan 30, 2003, 18:14
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Re: 195MB? Jan 30, 2003, 18:14
Jan 30, 2003, 18:14
 
I guess they've since decided that size doesn't matter?
Yeh, I guess they binned that policy shortly after they gave up on the concepts of "quality" and "innovation". At least they're acknowledging that some people run dedicated servers and are releasing a .zip version - nothing I like more than trying to upgrade servers with a .exe patch that won't install for some stupid reason.


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Re: 195MB?
Jan 30, 2003, 18:37
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Re: 195MB? Jan 30, 2003, 18:37
Jan 30, 2003, 18:37
 
My god, I can't believe you people are complaining about the size of something that you're getting from the devs for FREE. I shudder to think how whiny you all'd be if you had to buy the extra content! For those with broadband, no big deal. For those with modems, do like someone said below and download it overnight and get over it. It won't make a bit of a difference how long it took t download once you have it in your greedy little hands, have installed it, and are enjoying what they've put out for free for people who enjoy the game.

m19

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Re: 195MB?
Jan 30, 2003, 18:49
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Re: 195MB? Jan 30, 2003, 18:49
Jan 30, 2003, 18:49
 
Morgan19: You'll notice that nobody is being really whiny as you put it. I think it's more a question of why is it so large. Although I was looking around and it looks like most good custom UT2003 maps are 11-20 megs. This is because of all the textures and statics that go into the map. Also looking at the screen shots show what kind of detail they are putting in there and thus why the size whould be so big.

It's nice that we are getting free stuff, and even better that the game can look this good. But having 6 gig's taken up by UT2003(Just one game) is just a huge part of the HD taken up. I'm wondering how big U2 turned out to be... I guess I just don't like the grow trend of having these huge installed games, not to mention that I still need the cd in the drive to play it. ^_^;;

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Jan 30, 2003, 18:54
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Jan 30, 2003, 18:54
 
One of the reasons its so large will be due to new textures etc.
I'm not complaining though - I want ElectricFields and LavaGiant][

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Jan 30, 2003, 19:05
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One of the reason it's so large is that it also include a lot of artwork not released with the game (prefab, texture, etc...) that are not used in those 6 maps, but that should help the community make other maps.

Don't worry, I think the Epic Bonus Pack will be 300MB

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UT2
Jan 30, 2003, 19:09
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UT2 Jan 30, 2003, 19:09
Jan 30, 2003, 19:09
 
UT2 I asume is going to be around 2 gig. I just wonder if the saves are going to be as big as Deus Ex, 7 meg a pop!

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Re: UT2
Jan 30, 2003, 19:19
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Re: UT2 Jan 30, 2003, 19:19
Jan 30, 2003, 19:19
 
7MB?

Wazzat?

By the end of the game, my Deus Ex saves were pushing the 20MB mark.

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Re: UT2
Jan 30, 2003, 20:22
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Re: UT2 Jan 30, 2003, 20:22
Jan 30, 2003, 20:22
 
The name of the 6 maps was posted on the beyondunreal forum.
DM-DE-Ironic
DM-DE-Grendelkeep
DM-DE-Osiris2
CTF-DE-LavaGiant2
CTF-DE-Elecfields
BR-DE-Elecfields


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