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Back from the... past

PostPosted: Sat Sep 08, 2018 10:07 am
by Tamerlane
Hello everyone.
I'm just subscribed to talk about UT99, one of my favourite games :mrgreen:
I'm a proud owner of a 99' copy of the game. And I played in the past lot and lot of hours and i have finished the game in godlike mode in the past.
Now I have reinstalled the goty edition after more than 10 years.
Of course i have lost lot of skill since that time but i'm finding bots more smart than the past.
Has the goty version received tweaks on IA skill? I don't remember this difficulty in godlike. I remember it was really hard but not like this.
I'm stuck at the Turbine. Most of the times seems like their bullets do more damage than me.
And really often there are no weapons in the map cause bots pick them all up. And for long moments I can only play with enforcer.

Any tips?
Happy UT playing :rock:

Re: Back from the... past

PostPosted: Sat Sep 08, 2018 11:50 am
by Feralidragon
Hi there, welcome. :tu:

For the bots AI there is some community stuff to make them even smarter, but I am pretty sure others will jump right in and tell you all about it in a moment.

As for the weapons, there's a setting you need to turn on for the weapons to stay after they're picked up when you start a practice session: in the tab Rules there's a Weapons Stay checkbox, so you just need to check it, and you're good to go. :)

Re: Back from the... past

PostPosted: Sat Sep 08, 2018 12:26 pm
by papercoffee
@Feralidragon
Tamerlane wrote:I remember it was really hard but not like this.
I'm stuck at the Turbine.

Tamerlane is playing the ladder. :wink:

Re: Back from the... past

PostPosted: Sat Sep 08, 2018 12:55 pm
by Tamerlane
Feralidragon wrote:in the tab Rules there's a Weapons Stay checkbox, so you just need to check it, and you're good to go. :)

Yes i know that setting but i'm talking about the tournament :D
As i can understand, where everyone take weapons i will have to suicide with enforcer or camp near a weapon spawn point :lol:

Re: Back from the... past

PostPosted: Sat Sep 08, 2018 3:11 pm
by Terraniux
Welcome! enjoy your stay! :D

Re: Back from the... past

PostPosted: Sat Sep 08, 2018 3:59 pm
by Tamerlane
Thanks for the welcome messages. :)
No one can tell me if the GOTY edition received tweaks on IA skills? :?
Anyway I'll try and try again to win the tournament again! :satan:

Re: Back from the... past

PostPosted: Sat Sep 08, 2018 4:00 pm
by iSenSe
Welcome and enjoy UT again!

Are you sure it's not the age ;)
Lots of reigniting players find out how difficult this game actually was, when they jump back in after 5/10/15 or even 20 years!

No one can tell me if the GOTY edition received tweaks on IA skills? :?


For the SP ladder it's default, and comes as it is.
AFAIK, there are no custom AI for the default ladder.
For servers, there are more options.

You can maybe tweak them manually in your User.ini to see if you can get them more friendly.
(I only use 3 bots, thats why you see 3 different configged here)
Values go from 0.000000 to 1.000000.
Code: Select all
BotAccuracy[0]=0.150000
BotAccuracy[1]=0.150000
BotAccuracy[2]=0.150000
CombatStyle[0]=1.000000
CombatStyle[1]=1.000000
CombatStyle[2]=1.000000
Alertness[0]=1.000000
Alertness[1]=1.000000
Alertness[2]=1.000000
Camping[0]=0.000000
Camping[1]=0.000000
Camping[2]=0.000000
StrafingAbility[0]=1.000000
StrafingAbility[1]=1.000000
StrafingAbility[2]=1.000000
BotJumpy[0]=1
BotJumpy[1]=1
BotJumpy[2]=1


The default option Epic gives is:
Code: Select all
Difficulty=

You can set this from 1 to 8.
Where 1 is 'Novice' and 8 'Godlike'.

Re: Back from the... past

PostPosted: Sat Sep 08, 2018 4:27 pm
by papercoffee
Tamerlane wrote:No one can tell me if the GOTY edition received tweaks on IA skills? :?
Anyway I'll try and try again to win the tournament again! :satan:

Welcome!
As far as I know, In the single-player ladder (the Tournament) are bots a little bit different. Some maps are tailored for these specific bots.
Xan's map Hyper Blast for example is one of those maps. No Bot in the practice match will react like him. Xan is also the only bot who is not available in the practice matches by default.

Re: Back from the... past

PostPosted: Sat Sep 08, 2018 7:18 pm
by Gustavo6046
Hi!...

hey, what are you doing? Weren't you supposed to be camping???
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Re: Back from the... past

PostPosted: Sat Sep 08, 2018 9:47 pm
by UnrealGGecko
I believe the main difference between the regualr UT ladder and the GOTY one was some of the bonus pack maps got included in, as well as the Skaarj Hybrid team added. Now I forgot wether any show up on Turbine, but yeah they can be pretty tough. :noidea

Re: Back from the... past

PostPosted: Sun Sep 09, 2018 12:05 am
by Tamerlane
I am so happy to see all of you guys that loved this game and still do.
I've always loved this game.

Gustavo6046 wrote:Hi!...

hey, what are you doing? Weren't you supposed to be camping???
:lol: Well of course Tamerlane is one of the best bot of the game, if not the best. I chose this nick cause i like that bot! :mrgreen: :rock: :loool:

iSenSe wrote:Are you sure it's not the age ;)
Lots of reigniting players find out how difficult this game actually was, when they jump back in after 5/10/15 or even 20 years!
Yes maybe the age! :roll: :lol2:
I can't imagine how i finished the game in godlike in the past where now i am so noob at it.

Anyway thanks guys for the answers to my question. :)

EDIT: I finally won Turbine in godlike after 3 days of attempts. I'm literaly exaust. :ironic2: How I did it? I have not used power ups, just constantly going to pick quickly the rocket launcher and spam rockets aggressively. Maybe it is the key to gain some more kills. Ready to suffer more with next level.

Re: Back from the... past

PostPosted: Sun Sep 09, 2018 1:16 am
by Gustavo6046
Need help? Get a guide :)

Re: Back from the... past

PostPosted: Sun Sep 09, 2018 3:48 pm
by Tamerlane
That guide is really useful thank you. :)

Re: Back from the... past

PostPosted: Tue Dec 11, 2018 2:25 pm
by rjmno1
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