How old were you when Unreal Tournament came out?

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Re: How old were you when Unreal Tournament came out?

Post by shoq_jedi » Fri Nov 15, 2019 6:23 am

24 or 25.I remember first playing. It was Christmas break 1999 and I was a resident manager of a student housing complex. The other managers and most of the residents went home for the 2 weeks. I was from the area so I stayed to watch over the 300 mostly empty apartments and was very very bored. So first I downloaded and played and beat Mech Warrior. Then I wanted another, but the only game I could find for free on torrent sites that worked was UT99. I downloaded it and installed it. I beat the bots and Xan of course....but then I went online! I played CTF Face as my first map and didn't know what was going on! How were these people so good? Were the cheating? LOL I am super competitive ex athlete, so I was hooked!

FYI, at this point I've purchased UT about 3 times, plus the new ones as well. So they got their money and more!

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Re: How old were you when Unreal Tournament came out?

Post by EvilGrins » Sat Nov 16, 2019 12:19 am

shoq_jedi wrote:
Fri Nov 15, 2019 6:23 am
FYI, at this point I've purchased UT about 3 times, plus the new ones as well.
Admittedly I didn't buy UT the 1st time out. I later bought the GOTY version, and Unreal Anthology after that, but back in 1999 I got my first UT from Mike.

Mike was the guy that serviced a lot of his friends computers, and while he was stingy with the demo version of ut99...when the full version came out he burned CD's for everybody. He even made his own little patch to get around the CD in the drive requirement from the original version.

He gave me his original download CDs later on too. After 436 came out, he didn't need the original discs anymore.
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Re: How old were you when Unreal Tournament came out?

Post by esnesi » Sat Nov 16, 2019 11:25 pm

The good old days.. who didn't indeed.
Twilight cd'd going around in school when i was 11 years old xD
People with ultra high towers full of cd/dvd burners.. napster and p2p followups.. (miss p2p chat from napster!)
I even had a teacher at school who was throwing around lists with movies and pirated games lol.
The internet was still a special place.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Twilight_(CD-ROM)
Of course like most, bought unreal/ut99 countless times in the meantime ^^

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Re: How old were you when Unreal Tournament came out?

Post by rjmno1 » Tue Nov 19, 2019 12:58 pm

esnesi wrote:
Sat Nov 16, 2019 11:25 pm
The good old days.. who didn't indeed.
Twilight cd'd going around in school when i was 11 years old xD
People with ultra high towers full of cd/dvd burners.. napster and p2p followups.. (miss p2p chat from napster!)
I even had a teacher at school who was throwing around lists with movies and pirated games lol.
The internet was still a special place.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Twilight_(CD-ROM)
Of course like most, bought unreal/ut99 countless times in the meantime ^^
Well i did bought twilight also here is a list of those illigal cd collection.

https://twilight-cd.com/releases/
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Re: How old were you when Unreal Tournament came out?

Post by Gustavo6046 » Tue Nov 19, 2019 8:06 pm

FCFF (little-endian 16-bit signed integer representation because I don't know anyone older than 32767, so I guess it's safe lol).

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Re: How old were you when Unreal Tournament came out?

Post by Zeppy » Wed Nov 20, 2019 2:54 am

born in 95, UT came out in 99 so I was about 4 when it came out but I was introduced to it in 2002 I would've been 7 around then, it was being shared around with my brother among other kids in the high school yard in his year
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Re: How old were you when Unreal Tournament came out?

Post by Skerion » Wed Nov 20, 2019 4:33 am

I was 3 years old when UT99 came out. I believe I got introduced to it somewhere between the age of 4 and 7.

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Re: How old were you when Unreal Tournament came out?

Post by Red_Fist » Wed Nov 20, 2019 7:39 am

My phone book ad salesman that sold me my phone book ads, got him hooked and I still have my GOTY "copy", disk 1 and 2

I didn't even know the game existed because I was playing quake for a year after Unreal came out. then UT
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Re: How old were you when Unreal Tournament came out?

Post by esnesi » Wed Nov 20, 2019 5:04 pm

rjmno1 wrote:
Sun Nov 10, 2019 2:34 pm
It was on the news on dutch television, they clamed that ut99 was the first game wich came out with internet acces so that the players can be playing to eachother.
finding that commercial ^^

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Re: How old were you when Unreal Tournament came out?

Post by Letylove49 » Thu Nov 21, 2019 9:29 pm

i was 16 years old
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