One the greatest things about UT v469 is that it solves many performance issues and crashes that would usually happen, especially with mods and maps that pushed the engine to its limit.
Ever since I released NW3, one of my biggest obstacles to do a higher quality release for stronger machines, with more intense effects, has always been the bugs and other issues with the engine itself, namely all sorts render crashes.
Now that UT v469 pretty much solves most or all of them (didn't manage to get a crash since), I tested NW3 at max settings and this is the result:
This is how this nuke is really meant to look like, but performance and crashes prevented me from even suggesting players to upping the settings to the max.
Well, not anymore.
So for those with access to UT v469, and experimenting with this mod, I suggest you to do so by upping it to the max settings, and to only lower them if you get a frame drop.
You can up it to max settings by going to: Mod > Nali Weapons 3 Profile Settings, and change the detail profile to "I Haz NASA PC!" (childish name I know, don't mind it, it's how I released it back then).
Turning this setting all up in 436 will generally result in massive FPS drops and/or crashes, especially in big maps like the one above.
And to be honest, if the UT v469 crew (@anth, @Higor, etc) keep at it in fixing these things, and throwing in some neat features as well, this may as well be all I need to maybe start doing something again on this regard.
That is also to say, if there are any developers out there actively working on something and with access with UT v469, please do so using that version.
If there are any developers and mappers without access, I would also urge you to request access to the new version here: https://www.oldunreal.com/cgi-bin/yabb2 ... 1569587267
and continue your mods and maps using the new version already, for 3 reasons:
- so you can have the most of what the engine is able to offer at the moment;
- to test and report any bugs you find so that they are solved as soon as possible;
- to request any features which you believe would be useful (moderately however, keep in mind there are only a few people who can actually work in the patch at the moment, in their free time).