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Unreal II Special Edition Announced - XMP Demo Tomorrow

Atari Announces Unreal II The Awakening - Special Edition is the press release announcing that the upcoming free multiplayer add-on will also be packaged in a new special edition of the game. The release does not specify when the retail edition will become available, but says that free downloads of the XMP portion will be made available for current Unreal II owners when it hits shelves. On a related note, Atari sends news that a demo version of the XMP ("expanded multiplayer") portion that is at the heart of the special edition is going to become available tomorrow. Here's the deal:


The free downloadable demo of the new multiplayer mode for UnrealŪ II: The Awakening -- called XMP -- will be made available tomorrow.

The demo will not require the previous installation of the full retail game.

The download will premiere on and will be available everywhere immediately thereafter.

40. Re: U2 XMP Dec 5, 2003, 15:10 Ray Marden
Well, we obviously disagree.

I do think that Deus Ex has problems, but that game is the one I gave credit to for the "ambitious" aspect.

I view Invisible War as being so much worse because of the problems I perceive, I think Deus Ex gave them a groundwork or frame for Invisible War to run with, and a lot of it really comes down to the interface and/or ability to suspend belief. I am very hard on all games for this, but I never felt this way about Deus Ex. Granted, I am hardly the "normal" gamer and I absolutely play/worship/love games like Ultima Underworld, Thief, and System Shock so I ate DE right up.

I think the first game had generally low framerates, but I do think it presented much, much more (nothing like making your way to the top of a structure and having a view that goes on seemingly forever) and I did not have as many things pulling me out of the game or preventing me from getting into it (wildly fluctuating framerate, the non-drag and drop interface, ignoring mouse buttons, etc.)

Obviously, once I am already letdown from what I was looking for DX2 to be and dealing with issues just getting into the game, the other problems just stand out that much more or I am that less likely to forgive them.

If they could make it much more consisent - and this covers everything from framerate to interface to NPC reaction - it definitely would improve things quite a bit.

The game is still good, but very rought, and I do not think it is a true sequel to Deus Ex. As I said, though, we disagree on that last part. I did love the first one, though - my savegame file topped out at sixty-five hours - so there is definitely a part of me that wants to be a fan boi for all things Deus Ex. I just cannot do it for this game, though. :-|

Wishing I could hold more stuff :(,

Ok, let's play nice now.
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  1. Dec 4, 21:26 Thanks... Ray Marden
  23. Dec 5, 07:30  No subject PHJF
  24. Dec 5, 07:58   Re: No subject jalon
  2. Dec 4, 21:42 Well... Bucky
  3. Dec 4, 21:44  Re: Well... L0cky
  4. Dec 4, 21:56   Re: Well... Chance
  6. Dec 4, 22:15    Fun! TangledThorns
  5. Dec 4, 22:14 What about UT2004? :} STATIC3D
  25. Dec 5, 09:49  Re: XMP :} cookiecups
  7. Dec 4, 22:19 Interesting Bludd
  8. Dec 4, 22:20 No subject Nonicknameforme
  9. Dec 4, 22:37  To All Publisher Idiots ZzeusS
  10. Dec 4, 23:08   Re: To All Publisher Idiots Talamius
  11. Dec 4, 23:19    Re: To All Publisher Idiots Tony!!!
  12. Dec 5, 00:01     Re: To All Publisher Idiots Krovven
  13. Dec 5, 00:24      Re: To All Publisher Idiots Pete
  17. Dec 5, 02:17       Re: To All Publisher Idiots John
  18. Dec 5, 04:31        Re: To All Publisher Idiots Wowbagger_TIP
  19. Dec 5, 05:34         Re: To All Publisher Idiots DooM
  14. Dec 5, 01:26 Bed time Tim1_2
  15. Dec 5, 01:59 No subject Todd
  16. Dec 5, 02:05  Re: No subject Scottish Martial Arts
  20. Dec 5, 05:37 U2 XMP vacs
  21. Dec 5, 06:43  Re: U2 XMP Hump
  33. Dec 5, 12:24  Re: U2 XMP Scottish Martial Arts
  35. Dec 5, 12:57   Re: U2 XMP vacs
  37. Dec 5, 14:39    Re: U2 XMP Scottish Martial Arts
  36. Dec 5, 14:39   Re: U2 XMP Ray Marden
  38. Dec 5, 14:50    Re: U2 XMP Scottish Martial Arts
>> 40. Dec 5, 15:10     Re: U2 XMP Ray Marden
  39. Dec 5, 14:50    Re: U2 XMP Scottish Martial Arts
  22. Dec 5, 06:56 Teehee Vigil
  26. Dec 5, 10:20 Free is good Cartman
  27. Dec 5, 10:33  Re: Free is good XEON
  34. Dec 5, 12:31   Re: Free is good John
  28. Dec 5, 11:03 Unreal II Special Edition Wazootyman
  29. Dec 5, 11:34  Re: Unreal II Special Edition Mad Max RW
  30. Dec 5, 11:47   Re: Unreal II Special Edition sinner's saint
  31. Dec 5, 12:02    Re: Unreal II Special Edition nin
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