Unreal Tournament 3

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Unreal Tournament 3
Unreal Tournament 3 cover
Developers
Epic Games
Publishers
Midway Games
Engines
Unreal Engine 3
Release dates
Windows November 19, 2007
Unreal Tournament 3 guide at StrategyWiki
Unreal Tournament 3 at Wikipedia
Unreal
Unreal 1998
Unreal Tournament 1999
Unreal Tournament 2003 2002
Unreal II: The Awakening 2003
Unreal Tournament 2004 2004
Unreal Tournament 3 2007
Unreal Tournament 4 TBA

Key points

Use the GS Patch to replace the deprecated GameSpy master servers

General information

Official developer site
Official game site
Epic Games Official Forum
Liandri Archives - A dedicated Unreal wiki site that collects information about all the games in the series.
Planet Unreal
Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
CD key
Retail keys can be activated on Steam.
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Windows
Steam
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CD key
Black Edition. Comes bundled with the Titan Pack. Doesn't require Steam to start.
Windows
The serial key is used either for installation or tied to an online account for use with online play.

Downloadable content (DLC) and expansions

Name Notes
Titan Pack Available for free. Included with Unreal Tournament 3 Black Edition. See Titan Pack for details and download link.
Windows

Essential improvements[edit]

Skip intro videos[edit]

Use the -nostartupmovies command line argument[citation needed]
Modify configuration file[citation needed]
  1. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Open UTEngine.ini.
  3. Go to the [FullScreenMovie] section and comment (put a semicolon before) the following lines:
StartupMovies=Copyright_PC.bik
StartupMovies=EpicLogo.bik 
StartupMovies=Intel_Duo_logo.bik
StartupMovies=MidwayLogo.bik
StartupMovies=Nvidia_PC.bik
StartupMovies=UE3_logo.bik
Delete/rename video files[citation needed]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\Unreal Tournament 3 Black Edition\UTGame\Movies,
  2. Delete or rename Copyright_PC.bik, EpicLogo.bik, Intel_Duo_logo.bik, MidwayLogo.bik, Nvidia_PC.bik and UE3_logo.bik.

Patches[edit]

The latest patch is Version 5 (v2.1) (only needed for retail versions).
Use the Official Gamespy Patch to replace GameSpy master servers with Epic servers.[1]

Titan Pack[edit]

Free DLC that adds a significant amount of fixes and content.
To be used in conjunction with the Version 4 (v2.0) patch or later
You don't need Titan Pack if you've bought the Black edition.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\Unreal Tournament 3\UTGame\Config\
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/13210/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\Unreal Tournament 3\UTGame\SaveData\
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/13210/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

In-game general video settings.
In-game general video settings.
In-game advanced video settings.
In-game advanced video settings.
Graphics option Option WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
Widescreen Fixer is advised. See the WSGF entry.
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
80-100°; additional range with Flawless Widescreen or FreeFOV
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Set with Texture Detail setting; 4x or 16x.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
No frame rate or refresh rate cap/Disable "Framerate smoothing" option in settings.[2]

Input settings[edit]

In-game general control settings.
In-game general control settings.
In-game key map settings.
In-game key map settings.

Prepare splitscreen controls[edit]

Play with just controllers[3]
  1. Download this archive.
  2. Go to %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\Unreal Tournament 3\UTGame\Config\
  3. Replace UTInput.ini with the one from the archive.
Controllers just from second player onwards[4]
  1. Download vibmod's x360ce 3.1.4.1.
  2. Connect controllers and make sure to properly set them up in the application configurator
  3. Open x360ce.ini and make sure [PAD1] is assigned to an unused controller entry
  4. Save the changes
  5. Copy x360ce.ini and xinput1_3.dll to <path-to-game>\Binaries\

Audio settings[edit]

In-game audio settings.
In-game audio settings.
Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Sound effects, music, voice, ambience and announcer.
Surround sound
Up to 7.0 output[5]
Subtitles
Cutscenes only. In-mission dialog and team announcements have no subtitles.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
French
German
Italian
Russian
Spanish

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
4 See Local play.
LAN play
32 Versus, Co-op
Co-op supports 4 players.
Online play
32 Versus, Co-op
Use GS Patch to replace the deprecated GameSpy servers. Co-op supports 4 players.

Connection types

Ports

Protocol Port(s) and/or port range(s)
UDP 6500, 7777, 7778, 7787, 13000, 27900
Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) support status is unknown.

Local play[edit]

FoxMod greatly eases setting up splitscreen and controllers
Further adjustments for controllers may be required. Additional console commands can be found below
Splitscreen enabled by default[6]
  1. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Open UTGame.ini.
  3. Find the following line StringData=(Tag="Splitscreen",DefaultValueIndex=0) and set DefaultValueIndex to 1.

Notes

Game might not start until every player presses fire
One time splitscreen match[4][6]
  1. Open console (Tab )
  2. Type DebugCreatePlayer X to add every player needed

VR support[edit]

3D modes Native GG3D Notes
Nvidia 3D Vision
Use Helix Mod: Unreal Tournament III
TriDef 3D
iZ3D
Devices Native Notes
3RD Space Gaming Vest

Issues fixed[edit]

Ultron has a forum thread with various fixes for the game.

Other information[edit]

TweakGuides has created a comprehensive guide for adjusting game settings.

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9
Shader Model support 3
64-bit executable

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Physics PhysX 2.7.3
Audio OpenAL, Speex
Cutscenes Bink Video v1.8x
Multiplayer GameSpy Use the Official GameSpy Patch to replace the deprecated GameSpy master servers.

Useful split-screen commands[edit]

Command Description
DebugCreatePlayer (1/2/3) Add selected player number to the game
DebugRemovePlayer (1/2/3) Remove selected player number from the game (never remove player 0)
SetConsoleTarget (0/1/2/3) Set the target player for console commands
setsplit (1/2) Toggle between horizontal and vertical split
SSSwapcontrollers Swap controllers between players

Increase Player-Model Resolution[edit]

  1. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Open UTCustomChar.ini and scroll to the [UTGame.UTCustomChar_Data] section.
  3. Replace the following:
BodyMaxTexSize[0]=2048

BodyMaxTexSize[1]=2048

BodyMaxTexSize[2]=256

BodyMaxTexSize[3]=256

BodyMaxTexSize[4]=512

HeadMaxTexSize[0]=2048

HeadMaxTexSize[1]=2048

HeadMaxTexSize[2]=512

HeadMaxTexSize[3]=256

HeadMaxTexSize[4]=256

SelfBodyMaxTexSize[0]=2048

SelfBodyMaxTexSize[1]=2048

SelfBodyMaxTexSize[2]=256

SelfBodyMaxTexSize[3]=256

SelfBodyMaxTexSize[4]=512

SelfHeadMaxTexSize[0]=2048

SelfHeadMaxTexSize[1]=2048

SelfHeadMaxTexSize[2]=512

SelfHeadMaxTexSize[3]=256

SelfHeadMaxTexSize[4]=256

Mods[edit]

Where to Download[edit]

Mods can be easily found through quick Google searches; there are many fan sites dedicated to Unreal Tournament 3 modding with the most popular being Beyond Unreal or Epic Games Official Forums. Epic Games Official Forums have a forum category for custom maps and mods. An Epic Games Forum post has the winners of the "Make Something Unreal" contest which list many great mods for different categories.

Maps[edit]

Maps are custom levels that are created using mod tools or editors.

Characters and Skins[edit]

Characters are unique custom races that can be downloaded, skins are different color schemes or textures for current existing races.

Total Conversion[edit]

Total conversion mods use the game's engine, while letting you play a whole new game, for example The Ball mod which is a single player total conversion mod.

  • Total conversion mods can mostly be found in Mod DB's Unreal Tournament 3 page.
  • The Haunted is the winner of the "Make Something Unreal" contest and one of many entries of the contest that have gone commercial as a stand-alone game.
  • Angels Fall First is a large scale sci-fi multiplayer mod that has now undergone UDK development.
  • Renegade-X is a multiplayer mod that is a remake of the Command & Conquer: Renegade game.

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP, Vista
Processor (CPU) AMD Athlon XP 2000+
Intel Pentium 4 2 GHz
AMD Athlon XP 2400+
System memory (RAM) 512 MB 1 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 8 GB
Video card (GPU) ATI Radeon 9600
Nvidia GeForce 6200
DirectX 9 compatible
ATI Radeon X1300
Nvidia GeForce 7800 GTX

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 File/folder structure within this directory reflects the path(s) listed for Windows and/or Steam game data (use Wine regedit to access Windows registry paths). Games with Steam Cloud support may store data in ~/.steam/steam/userdata/<user-id>/13210/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (13210) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References