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Security Level (System Shock)

Posted on June 14th, 2001 @ 2:25 pm by Zerker

Looking Up Rooms Looking Down Computer Room

Easily the tallest game level of its day, and definitely the most vertigo-inducing.  The Security level is a massive vertical shaft leading from the main part of Citadel Station to the Bridge.  Snipers were a real problem in the original, and knowing some people, could be here too.  Watch yourself on some of those high areas, System Shock had no fall damage, but UT certainly does :).

This map can also be great fun with the Matrix Moves mutator.

Update: June 14, 2001
The map has been repackage with a mod conversion of the original music!  If anyone feels like doing an even better conversion, please do!

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Ice Caverns (Ultima Underworld 2: Labyrinth of Worlds)

Posted on June 14th, 2001 @ 12:30 pm by Zerker

Ice Caverns Map

Lost City Mud Flats Ice River Ice Plains

Floor 2 of the Ice Caverns world in Ultima Underworld 2.  Floor 2 is the more interesting of the two floors of the ice caverns, and features Mokpo the Mad, Filanium Mud Flats, and the Lost City of Anodunos.  This map was made at the request of Daniel Todd, aka Digital Nightfall.  This map also includes a mod conversion of the original midi music from Ultima Underworld 2, as well as snow/ice texture set from Rune.

This map is also playable in Domination, with the control points being in the city of Anodunos, in the Southeast Cavern, and outside of Mokpo’s Cave.

Also, the redeemer IS present, but only the experienced Underworld 2 players will ever find it :).  One hint: obtaining it DOES require use of the translocator (so turn it on if you want to be able to get the redeemer).

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Hospital Level (System Shock)

Posted on June 14th, 2001 @ 4:58 am by Zerker

Torn-up Area Main Hallway Maintenance Ladder Elevator Bulkhead Healing Suite

The Classic first level of System Shock, remade for Unreal Tournament.  Now you can explore the claustrophobic halls of Citadel Station and blast your friends!  The map stays pretty true to the original, except for one minor thing: The grating in the room beside the regeneration bay room has been removed for greater connectivity.  As this is the first release, it is entirely possible that some bug has slipped past me.  Let me know if you discover any issues.

This map includes a mod conversion of the original System Shock level 1 midi.  If someone wants to do a better job of it, please do!

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Maintenance Level (System Shock)

Posted on September 16th, 2000 @ 4:49 am by Zerker

Elevator Maintenance Office Side Area Energy Station

A remake of the much feared third deck of Citadel station, from System Shock.  In the original there were “invisible mutants” roaming the corridors, looking for a hacker to feed on.  They weren’t completely invisible, but they were hard enough to see that they often caught you by surprise.  Not to mention they hurt a lot and were difficult to kill.  Thankfully, no mutants here, just some bots or friends to go kill.

This is a direct port of the Unreal map, with a Domination version added.

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Ultima Underworld: The Stygian Abyss

Posted on August 30th, 2000 @ 12:17 pm by Zerker

A remake of the entire game of Ultima Underworld for Unreal Tournament. Each map is generally enhanced over the original version, so you can expect your favourite areas from the classic game to have a great new feel to them. A few of the maps, in addition to Deathmatch, also support other game modes. This will be listed under each level.

These maps were created though the support of Emperor Dracula from Epic Class productions. I would recommend you check out his site for many large RTS maps. The map can be downloaded there as well.

If you have never played Ultima Underworld, let me give you a bit of background. Ultima Underworld was and is a great 3D action/rpg/adventure made by Looking Glass Studios. Like the other Ultima games, you played the role of the Avatar, and you must rescue the Baron’s daughter, Arial, from the Great Stygian Abyss, a dungeon inside a volcano. Once you find out why she was kidnapped, though, things become more interesting.

Ultima Underworld was released in 1992, one week before Wolfenstein. It sported a superior engine, capable of many things most did not see until Duke Nukem 3D. Unfortunately it was overlooked by all the hordes craving the mindless shooting of Wolfenstein. If you like these levels, I would HIGHLY recommend you give Ultima Underworld a shot, it’s still a GREAT game. Just go to TTLG’s Underworld Page and have a look around. I would recommend buying the game, but you will be hard pressed to find somewhere that still carries it. There hasn’t been another game quite like it ever since (aside from Ultima Underworld 2).

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Aquilus Residence

Posted on August 10th, 2000 @ 10:22 pm by Zerker

The Structure The Aquaducts The Library On the Roof

A small manor set in a rock face, with a canyon running alongside it, and aqueducts in behind. Most fun with 2 on 2 teamplay, in my opinion.

Comes with Custom music from Crusader, No Remorse. Some might say it’s a bit slow for Deathmatch, but I think it adds atmosphere to the map. If you really don’t like it, just turn off music.

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Bafford’s Manor (Thief: The Dark Project)

Posted on July 19th, 2000 @ 3:38 pm by Zerker

Main Entrance Second-Floor Gardens The Pool Storage Area

Bafford’s Manor, the first level of Thief: The Dark Project, recreated for Unreal Tournament. This was originally a level for Unreal, but converted to Unreal Tournament. Aside from the direct conversion, there are a few improvements over the original.

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The Pits of Carnage (Ultima Underworld 2: Labyrinth of Worlds)

Posted on May 27th, 2000 @ 11:40 am by Zerker

Arena of Air Arena of Earth Arena of Fire Arena of Water

A loving recreation of the four arenas in the Pits of Carnage from Ultima Underworld 2. The arenas (for those of you unfamiliar with UW2) are Fire, Water, Air and Earth. In the Pits of Carnage, there was no hope of escape, and the common pastime was personal combat. If you disliked a person, you would challenge them to a duel their choice of the four arenas. Now, you can duel your friends in UT!

These maps were originally imported from Unreal, then retextured and otherwise enhanced. Unlike in Unreal, the bots work in all maps.

Also available is a combined version, where all four arenas are linked together into one map. Great for larger games.

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Dead Simple (Doom 2: Hell on Earth)

Posted on January 4th, 2000 @ 12:12 pm by Zerker

Centre Side Hall The Redeemer

A recreation of the much favoured Doom 2 map 07, Dead Simple.  If you enjoyed playing the original, you will love this.  Unlike some remakes of this map, the layout is exactly the same as the Doom 2 level, even with the Redeemer replacing the BFG.  If the redeemer is a bit excessive for you (the BFG was pretty excessive in Doom 2), just turn it off with the No Redeemer mutator.

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Beta Grove (System Shock)

Posted on January 2nd, 2000 @ 5:00 pm by Zerker

Maintenance Access Central Bridge Side Area Hillside

A recreation of Beta Grove, from System Shock. The groves were simulated earth-like environments so that the inhabitants of Citadel Station could relax in a comfortable setting after a stressful day at work. Shodan, however, had other uses for this particular Grove…

This is a direct port of the Unreal level, with the addition of a Domination version.

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