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Unreal Tournament

Developers: Epic Games, Digital Extremes, Westlake Interactive (Macintosh)
Publishers: GT Interactive (Windows), MacSoft (Macintosh)
Platforms: Windows, Mac OS Classic, Linux (unsupported)
Released in US: November 30, 1999


EnemyIcon.png This game has unused enemies.
GraphicsIcon.png This game has unused graphics.
ItemsIcon.png This game has unused items.
MusicIcon.png This game has unused music.
SoundIcon.png This game has unused sounds.
TextIcon.png This game has unused text.


ProtoIcon.png This game has a prototype article
PrereleaseIcon.png This game has a prerelease article

Unreal Tournament is Unreal with a focus on multiplayer and a lot of mods and custom levels.

Sub-Pages

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Unused Skins
Very different skins for the Necris characters and earlier versions of the Blood Reavers skins!


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Unused Textures
Lots of unused textures are hiding in UT99.
NSFW content inside!

Leftover Unreal Content

EVERYTHING from the original Unreal is included in UT, except for the maps and music. Code, monsters, sounds, weapons, models... all present, accounted for, and fully operational. This seems to be a hangover of UT originally being developed as an Unreal expansion pack, and kept as an easy way to provide backwards compatibility with old DM maps and mods, a resource for mod makers, and due to Epic being lazy and reusing the same engine.

Unused HUD elements

UDamage icon

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A very early UDamage icon can be found in botpack.u. The icon is shaped like the HUD icons in Unreal. The UDamage itself is interesting, as it uses a texture not seen in the final game. Instead of being gold, the center of the UDamage is red, while the rim of it is a brown-ish stone texture. This icon, along with the UDamage design, can be found in Botpack220, making it a very early leftover.

Antigrav Boots

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An early Antigrav Boots HUD icon can also be found in botpack.u. The icon uses Unreal 's Jump Boot icon, but has a blue background instead of Unreal's dark stone texture as a background. It can be found in Botpack220's files.

Green and Gold flag icons

Icons for green and gold team flags are in botpack.u. These seem to suggest that there was supposed to be green and gold teams available in CTF at one point. Like the previous HUD textures, these can be found in Botpack220's files. However, as of Version 222, which is a fairly early prototype, there isn't any support for this. This suggests that the green and gold team in CTF were scrapped early and nobody bothered to remove the icons.

Red and Blue dots

Tiny red and blue dots are found in botpack.u. In the Version 222 prototype and some pre-release videos, these icons are used to designate who is holding the flag on the scoreboard in CTF.

Unused HUD mugshots

A collection of various HUD mugshots with transparency instead of a black background can be found in Faces.utx. The package only has mugshots for Xan, the necris, the Blood Reavers, and the Dark Phalanx, suggesting it was made before the final roser was completed.

Default HUD mugshot

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If the player is using a skin that does not have a mugshot defined, the game will use a black and white picture of CliffyB, one of the game's designers, as a placeholder. This picture is also used in an easter egg in DM-Codex.

Unused Weapon details

Enforcer reload animation

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A reload animation for the Enforcer can be found in its model file. In the Version 222 prototype, the Enforcer has to be reloaded after 20 shots are fired.

Ripper blade

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An early razor blade fired by the Ripper can be found on one of the Ripper's textures. This blade looks a lot like a giant CD. It doesn't look very cool, which is likely why it was removed and replaced with the blade seen in the final game.

An early video shows the Ripper with the old razor blade.

Unused Ripper disk texture Early Ripper
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Unused level parts

DOM-Bullet

Past DOM-Bullet's boundaries are a small piece of the map that isn't connected to the rest of the map. It consists of two very small rooms with light fixtures on the wall that have a metal shaped-beam bridging the gap between the two rooms. What this was supposed to be for is unknown.

DOM-Olden

Past the Middle control point is a strange 3D shape that looks vaguely like a tornado. It doesn't use any of the textures seen in DOM-Olden and doesn't appear to have any purpose. Even stranger is that the mystery shape does not appear in the DOM-Olden found in the Version 222 prototype, so it was added between March and November, when the game was officially released.

Unused Music

A few music tracks that aren't used in any official map for the PC release exist in the game's files.

Room of Champions [Credits.umx]

Organic [Organic.umx]

Save Me [Savemeg.umx]

Only major difference from [SameMe.umx] is the percussion theme in the 0:06.5-0:19.5 segment.

Unused Music tracks

Several unused patterns also exist within the songs. Below are the most interesting of these.

Colossus (Michiel) [Colossus.umx]

Unused intro patterns.

Mission Landing [Mission.umx]

Unused ending patterns.

Skyward Fire [Skyward.umx]

Unused patterns. Sound very different from the used patterns.

BOTPACK #9(By Michiel) [Botmca9.umx]

Unused Used

Unused patterns that create a significantly extended version of the song.

Unreal Tournament Title [Uttitle.umx]

Unused Used

Unused patterns from an early version of the intro theme.

Unused Sounds

Unused Assault mission briefs

Inside botpack.u are voiceovers explaining the goal of the map for the attackers in AS-HiSpeed, AS-Oceanfloor, and AS-Overlord.

Some of these voiceovers are used in Version 222.

AS-Hispeed

Alright people, our goal is to take control of this train. 
Proceed as fast as possible to the front cabin, where you must toggle the operational switch on the main control. 
Good luck!

Alternate AS-Hispeed voiceover

The files contain another version of the AS-Hispeed voiceover called "motiveTrain". This one has a slightly softer voice tone from the same voice actor and is worded differently.

Unused voiceover Used voiceover
Unused voiceover Used voiceover
Alright people, our goal is to stop this train.

Proceed as fast as possible to the front cabin where you must knock out the main control.

Good luck!
Alright people, our goal is to take control of this train.

Proceed as fast as possible to the front cabin, where you must toggle the operational switch on the main control.

Good luck!

AS-Oceanfloor

Good evening, people! 
Your mission tonight is to assault the underwater base located just below our sub. 
To take control of the base, you must first find and disable its four computer terminals. 
Good luck!

AS-Overlord

All right men, the D-Day troops will be arriving shortly and our task is to take out the long-range cannon guarding this beach.
We'll proceed past the enemy defenses to a large cavern deep inside the cliff walls which houses the cannon and its control room.
Destroy the equipment and the control room to render the cannon useless.

One thing to note is that the briefing mentions destroying unspecified equipment and the control room. In AS-Overlord, the attacking team just needs to shoot the control room's panels to win.


Callsigns

At one point, characters were supposed to be assigned callsigns based on the Joint Army/Navy Phonetic Alphabet used by the US military until 1955. These would be used to mention someone by voice when a command was given. For example, if the player tells Archon the bot, whose callsign is "Baker", to defend the base, the human player would automatically say "Baker, defend the base" after selecting the command. These were scrapped before the final game was released, but the sound effects are still in each character's voice package. In the final game, no name is mentioned when a player issues a command.

Callsigns are used in the Version 222 prototype.

Female1

File Name Track Transcript
F1abel
Able
F1baker
Baker
F1charlie
Charlie
F1dog
Dog
F1easy
Easy
F1fox
Fox
F1romeo
Romeo
F1tango
Tango
F1victor
Victor
F1zulu
Zulu

Female2

File Name Track Transcript
F2abel
Able
F2baker
Baker
F2charlie
Charlie
F2dog
Dog
F2easy
Easy
F2fox
Fox
F2romeo
Romeo
F2tango
Tango
F2victor
Victor
F2zulu
Zulu

Male1

File Name Track Transcript
M1abel
Able
M1baker
Baker
M1charlie
Charlie
M1dog
Dog
M1easy
Easy
M1fox
Fox
M1romeo
Romeo
M1tango
Tango
M1victor
Victor
M1zulu
Zulu

Male2

File Name Track Transcript
M2abel
Able
M2baker
Baker
M2charlie
Charlie
M2dog
Dog
M2easy
Easy
M2fox
Fox
M2romeo
Romeo
M2tango
Tango
M2victor
Victor
M2zulu
Zulu

Xan Kriegor

File Name Track Transcript
Babel
Able
Bbaker
Baker
Bcharlie
Charlie
Bdog
Dog
Beasy
Easy
Bfox
Fox
Bromeo
Romeo
Btango
Tango
Bvictor
Victor
Bzulu
Zulu

Unused taunts

Three unused taunts can be found in the game's files; two from the Male1 soundpack, and one from Xan Kriegor's soundpack. There doesn't seem to be any specific reason why the Male1 sounds were cut, but Xan's might've been cut because it doesn't fit his character.


Speaker Track Transcript
Male1
It's clobberin' time! (used in Version 222 prototype)
Male1
Suck it down!
Xan Kriegor
You jack off!

Unused Announcer clips

Several unused announcer sound effects are buried in the announcer's voice pack. The unused clips appear to be a mix of announcing regular events in a match (like reaching first place in a match), single-player specific sounds, and an unused killing spree announcement. The most interesting sound clips are ones hinting at mechanics that were do not exist in the final game, like an assist system.

Transcript Track Notes
Assist!
There isn't an assist system in the final game.
Capture!
Probably played when a flag was captured in CTF, but if it was meant to play for everyone, a certain team, or the person that captured the flag is unknown.
You have failed to proceed.
Might've been used if a single player ladder match was lost.
Last Place!
N/A
Lost the lead!
N/A
Nice catch!
There isn't any sort of catching system in the final game, unless grabbing a falling flag is considered catching.
Prepare for battle!
Likely played before a match.
You may proceed.
Probably played when the player won a single player ladder match.
Taken the lead!
N/A
Triple kill!
Likely replaced with "Multi kill!".

Unused flag capture sound

CaptureSound.wav is an unused sound meant to play when the flag was captured in CTF. It is a brief guitar riff. This sound file can be found in Botpack220 and is used in the Version 222 prototype.

Unused Domination sounds

Two unused sounds can be found in the Domination section botpack.u. The sounds appear in Version 222 and are unused

File name Track Notes
ControlSound
Might've been used as a sound for a nearby control point.
WarningSound
N/A

Unused male death sound

Deathc52.wav is an unused death sound for the male player models. This sound is used in the Version 322 demo, but is not played in the latest demo and the final game.

Level preview differences

Some of the level preview screenshots show earlier versions of a level. Most of these earlier versions can be seen in the Version 222 prototype.

CTF-Face

The Blue base uses darker textures. V222 reveals that these are from the Crypt2 texture package.

Preview screenshot In-game screenshot
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CTF-Lavagiant

The Blue base has different textures and the ground texture is darker and rockier-looking.

Preview screenshot In-game screenshot
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DM-Grinder

The red lights are less vivid than they are in the final version of the map.

Preview screenshot In-game screenshot
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DM-Oblivion

The left path in the crate room has two metal slopes on its sides. A small bit of the skybox can be seen on the far left, which shows the sky as a blue-wavey pattern instead of outer space.

Preview screenshot In-game screenshot
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DOM-Cryptic

The Gargoyle control point is in front of the door that leads to the teleport exit, not to its left.

Preview screenshot In-game screenshot
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DOM-Gearbolt

The preview screenshot doesn't have the upper path to the Bridge control point in the acid room and doesn't have the cubby hole with items in it.

Preview screenshot In-game screenshot
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DOM-Ghardhen

The right doorway does not have a walkway that connects it to the upper part of the engine room and the door uses a door texture from Unreal's mine texture set.

Preview screenshot In-game screenshot
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DOM-Leadworks

The room leading to the Storage control point has tan bricks instead of grey bricks.

Preview screenshot In-game screenshot
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Early Xan Kriegor name

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The package "faces.utx" contains an unused mugshot of Xan that calls him "Bane" instead of Xan.

Unused Minigun Arena mutator

Code for an unused Minigun Arena mutator exists in botpack.u.

Armor texture hidden text

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The Armor's texture sheet has "Unreal Tournament" written in the margins.

DM-Codex easter egg

There is an easter egg in DM-Codex featuring CliffyB, one of the designers behind UT99. In order to access it, go into the room with the four paths meeting at one point . Look for the stairway that has a rocket pack to its right. Go up the stairs and look for the small glass shapes on each side of the wall. Shoot them, then go into the center room with lava at the bottom. Go to the path that has an elevator on the right. Past the elevator is an opening that leads to a small room with CliffyB's face and “Pretty fly...” underneath him. Staying in the room will constantly damage the player. Shooting the “Pretty fly...” will turn it into “(for a white guy!)”. Shooting the text again will revert it back to “Pretty fly...”.

Of note is that CliffyB designed DM-Codex.

PowerVR Support

Experience the alpha-blended madness UnrealEngine1 has never had!

Unreal Tournament, like most Unreal Engine 1 games, uses a plugin system for its renderer, so as to allow more flexible support for multiple video card types. Interestingly enough, the PowerVR SGL plugin, while dummied out, is present, compiled for Unreal Tournament, and works fine with minor bugs on versions of the game before the v428 patch (the skeletal animation support breaks it). Of course, you actually need to HAVE a PowerVR card to use it, and you'll need to have Kernelex 4.5.1 installed and the game set to Windows 98SE compatibility mode.