Like I said previouslly (by PMs), this kind of patch/addon to UT would be more than awsome. Not only we would be able to make better maps without almost any limits and looking still "UT99", as coders/modders would greatly benefit on this.
Creavion wrote:It is possible that this patch can be ported to UT as well. But this depends by the permission of Epic.
Won't happen, or at least is highly unlikelly they will permit such a thing. The reasons are quite simple:
- They gave the same chance to UTPG, they messed it up in many ways. Even if they didn't have the power or "juice" to keep it up and do it right, they shouldn't leave the project as it was (players side and Epic side).
- UT is still sold, and there's a lot of people who prefer UT rather than UT2004 or even UT3 (from what I heard, the UT99 servers are more active than the newer versions). Yet, they still want to profit specially with UT3, and if this patch comes out to UT, UT3 and UT2004 will be basically killed and people will turn to UT, specially since most features which really do matter in those games, are done for Unreal already, and can be ported to UT in a blink of an eye. From Epic point of view, this can be bad. UT3 might still have a little force, since there are features that that patch doesn't have, but regarding UT2004, everything it has which really matter, UT would have as well.
And as far as I know, even the OldUnreal team had to ask permission to Epic to make this patch for Unreal, since it's a really wild patch (in a good way, of course), imagine for UT.
It kinda hurts saying this, but this is the truth, and we have to live with that.
Yet, if someday, by some chance or miracle Epic decides to let the patch be made to UT, I will be more than happy to use it, and not only me, but all the great developers I know.