How to erase the on-screen messages?

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How to erase the on-screen messages?

Post by RandomIndividual » Fri Feb 07, 2020 3:51 pm

Meaning messages like "You killed Kragor", "Player drew first blood!", "You picked up an item/weapon!", "MULTI-KILL!", or the chat messages in the top left corner.

I've tried delving into the HUD options, menus and browsing the ini. file. I tried looking through one or two threads about similar topics, but no luck on a clear solution.

Any help would be appreciated. Thank you.

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Re: How to erase the on-screen messages?

Post by OjitroC » Fri Feb 07, 2020 5:55 pm

Have you tried CleanHud here index.php?dir=Movie_Tools/?

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Re: How to erase the on-screen messages?

Post by RandomIndividual » Fri Feb 07, 2020 6:18 pm

No, but it sounds great.

I'm not overly experienced with editing game files, etc., but how would I go about installing/using it?

Note: I'm using the Steam version of Unreal Tournament 1999: Game of the Year edition.

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Re: How to erase the on-screen messages?

Post by OjitroC » Fri Feb 07, 2020 8:10 pm

RandomIndividual wrote:
Fri Feb 07, 2020 6:18 pm
I'm not overly experienced with editing game files, etc., but how would I go about installing/using it?
Drop the .u and .int file in your /System folder and then you can access it via the in-game Mod menu [note - I haven't actually used it but am going by what the readme and the .int say].

EDIT
I have just tried it and it does remove messages, as well as everything else - so no indication of health, weapons, ammo etc and no crosshair - put simply, it removes the HUD altogether.

To activate it, start a game and then go to the Mod menu and click on HUD Cleaner. Exiting UT will deactivate it.

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Re: How to erase the on-screen messages?

Post by RandomIndividual » Fri Feb 07, 2020 9:21 pm

It worked. :thuup:

Thank you very much; I appreciate your help. Unreal Tournament 1999 is so timeless for me.

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Re: How to erase the on-screen messages?

Post by esnesi » Fri Feb 07, 2020 9:35 pm

Search botpack.int in your /system folder and edit with notepad, you can change alot yourself there.

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Re: How to erase the on-screen messages?

Post by OjitroC » Fri Feb 07, 2020 10:57 pm

esnesi wrote:
Fri Feb 07, 2020 9:35 pm
Search botpack.int in your /system folder and edit with notepad, you can change alot yourself there.
There's nothing in botpack.int to do with on-screen messages as far as I can see.

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Re: How to erase the on-screen messages?

Post by RandomIndividual » Fri Feb 07, 2020 11:40 pm

I'm doing some fiddling. I might manage to create an executable txt. file that disables all in-game killing messages without forcing a crosshair or taking away the HUD customization.
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Re: How to erase the on-screen messages?

Post by esnesi » Sat Feb 08, 2020 12:21 am

OjitroC wrote:
Fri Feb 07, 2020 10:57 pm
esnesi wrote:
Fri Feb 07, 2020 9:35 pm
Search botpack.int in your /system folder and edit with notepad, you can change alot yourself there.
There's nothing in botpack.int to do with on-screen messages as far as I can see.
I searched for this somewhere in the past, can't find the site anymore which displays them all.
You can add these lines to it and give your own input.
But there were a bunch more i remember.

Not sure these things stay possible after the update, i assume they will.

[KillingSpreeMessage]
SpreeNote[0]=""
SpreeNote[1]=""
SpreeNote[2]=""
SpreeNote[3]=""
SpreeNote[4]=""
EndSpreeNote=""
EndSelfSpree=""
EndFemaleSpree=""

[MultiKillMessage]
DoubleKillString=""
TripleKillString=""
MultiKillString=""
MegaKillString=""
UltraKillString=""
MonsterKillString=""

[killermessageplus]
youkilled=""

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Re: How to erase the on-screen messages?

Post by EvilGrins » Mon Feb 10, 2020 11:55 am

Out of curiosity, why do you want the messages gone exactly?

Is it you wanna keep the HUD up but have no messages or something else??
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Re: How to erase the on-screen messages?

Post by RandomIndividual » Mon Feb 10, 2020 1:47 pm

EvilGrins wrote:
Mon Feb 10, 2020 11:55 am
Out of curiosity, why do you want the messages gone exactly?

Is it you wanna keep the HUD up but have no messages or something else??
Well, it's mostly so I can enjoy the game with a minimalist HUD (less messages appearing) and/or record gameplay. I adore the original Unreal Tournament; I grew up with it during my childhood.

I managed to create an executable file that can delete 95% of the messages and leave the HUD alone. The only "set command" I can't find is for the bot names and health that fade in near the bottom of the screen.

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