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    New Maps - Can you access them?

    When I play online, as expected new maps are downloaded to my PC.

    How can I access these maps on my LAN or in "instant action" so that I can practice and get used to the maps?

    Is this even possible? When I try to Host a LAN game or do an Instant Action game, these maps don't display.

    Thanks!
    KT

    #2
    UT game files (maps, mods, muts, etc) are downloaded to a cache.

    You can download a program called UTCacheExtractor to move these files from the cache to your UT2004 subfolders.

    If you can unzip rar files, you can find it here:

    http://files.filefront.com/UTCacheEx.../fileinfo.html

    Otherwise, use google to find another version to download.

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      #3
      Excellent, thanks!

      Yes, I have WinRAR so I'll try this out.

      I assume UTCacheExtractor comes wth instructions on how to use it and where to put the extracted files in all the UT2004 subfolders?

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        #4
        Its fairly straight forward, but...

        If you have any specific questions, just post them here.

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          #5
          Okay, I was able to get BR maps by selecting them in the Cache tab and clicking Extract. They then displayed in the UT2004 game as a map option.

          However, I have two ONS maps that I tried to move over using the same steps and they won't display in the game.

          I even highlighted them on the MAPS tab and selected compress just to see if I needed to do that - no good.

          How can I successfully snag ONS maps? Also, is the UT2 file the only file I need extract? There were some other files near the map file that when I tried to extract them, I got a warning about some errors that some servers may display so I selectd "NO" to extract those.

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            #6
            The file extension determines what directory the file should be moved to under the UT2004 folder.

            Here is a list:

            *.DEMO4 = C:\UT2004\Demos
            *.ka = C:\UT2004\KarmaData
            *.ogg = C:\UT2004\Music
            *.txt = C:\UT2004\Help
            *.uax = C:\UT2004\Sounds
            *.ukx = C:\UT2004\Animations
            *.usx = C:\UT2004\StaticMeshs
            *.ut2 = C:\UT2004\Maps
            *.utx = C:\UT2004\Textures

            Place all other files in the C:\UT2004\System folder.

            Game Mods are usually installed in their own separate folder with a couple of files placed in the system folder.

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              #7
              Thanks! I am able to get ONS maps to move over correctly!

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