Unreal 1 was released 1998 - now a new Direct X 10 renderer allows bumpy surfaces via Parallax Occlusion Mapping even for old unreal engine games. A website shows how this looks like.
I so much loved that game !
Yeah Unreal and Quake II were all I played when my parents got a new Dell back in 97...had an Nvidia Riva 128 card, which was really fast at the time, but not the best for visuals...and that was back when 3Dfx voodoo cards ruled everything... that and forsaken...not sure how many played that...but the PC version was awesome...played that till college in 2001 on kali.net, then stayed exclusively with return to castle wolfenstein until I was old enough to drink...can't remember the rest...
I remember when this first came out. I remember being in awe of how beautiful it was--particularly the outdoor scenes. It actually still looks pretty good.
Me 2:) Got that game with my VOODOO3 purchase. Loved every minute of it.
@Mooey: Can you atleast try to be discrete about your trolling? If your trolling...do it the right way or don't do it all..... OT: Very good game, loved every second of it. Amazing to see how dramatically graphics technology has leaped forwards.
Good game, nice to have old games back like this. Old nostalgic games own.
One thing I don't get is all the comments about the 360 when this is to do with the PC. I think everyone needs to re-evaluate their comments a little and stick to the subject at hand. What has ME2 and Alan Wake got to do with UT?! NOTHING also the petty fanboy posts just make you look like an idiot. We all like games doesnt matter what you play them on. Back to subject in hand, graphics look smooth but you can still tell its an aged game. Takes me back a bit though, it was a classic game.
These kids probably weren't old enough to remember Unreal so anything they can't understand causes their brains to spasm and randomly troll.
wots the big deal with it being maxed out
It's extremely old and it's still being improved.
I'll love to do this with a couple of games I got. Is that possible?
The first original game i bought. The game was so awesome of its time. Even Quake 2
Ahh gosh. This brings me way back! Unreal 1 and Fallout 1 were the first two games I ever owned for the PC after making the jump from my modded Amiga A1200T in 1998. I remember being completely blown away by the intro sequence for Unreal. Great memories. I'm going to have to relive some of this action tonight!
Ah, those were the days. Got it for my birthday, shortly after release, and was suitably amazed (despite it not supporting my ATI Rage 3D until some 2 or 3 months later). This game had me playing for hours on-end, just skirmishing with the built-in bots or playing through one of the many gorgeous single-player maps. Once it received OGL and D3D support and the game was finally showing it's true prowess, I just couldn't believe the difference. Reflective surfaces were certainly a big deal back then, I can tell you :) Once I got a Voodoo 3 it was old hat but still a joy to behold, what with me having moved onto Tribes by then. Oh, I'm going to stop before I begin to weep for the days of yore... :P
Oh man I loved Tribes. My 2nd favorite online shooter ever, after Counterstrike. Unreal (not UT) is a close third. I was hoping to relive the glory of the jetpack/disc launcher in Halo: Reach, but it doesn't even compare. :( I still see the intro flyby of Unreal in my dreams. This game made me a real PC gamer.
Tribes is probably still the FPS that I had the most fun playing. It's a shame that when they made Tribes 2 they seemed to forget what had made the original so fun.
Did you ever try U2XMP? I'm sad that died out. Hugely underrated expansion for Unreal 2. I ended up playing that WAY more than any other game, even CS or Tribes. The community died too fast because of poor advertising.
Despite popular opinion, everything doesn't look better with parallax mapping. Look what happened to Perfect Dark Zero... it was down right laminated.
I loved this game. Is it available on steam? Id love to get it if they had a widescreen option built into it. Just toss it up for 5 bucks or something and ill take it.
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