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    Tribes Vengeance is an unreal engine title...

    and their developers abandoned it, and with how kickass the content of that game was, I'm really surprised people haven't converted any of it over to UT2k4, at least the weapons and sounds or any kind of mod/mutator for the works of the Jetpack and frictionless Skiis.

    the community is small mainly because a, its a very hard game to play, and b the devs stopped releasing updates and patches for the game before abandoning it, so in multiplayer its riddled with bugs, some weapons are off aim, the cache system was screwed up and having any downloaded content prevented you from joining a clean server, and considering many of the multiplayer maps of the game were straight up awful, it needed downloadable content... thus why i myself don't play it. the few online communities i believe have made community patches etc, I've just recently become aware that the T:V community isn't entirely dead.

    the gameplay itself is kinda like low-grav utxmp, but much faster. jetpacks combined with frictionless movement over bumpy terrain, the main gametype is ctf with vehicles. the maps are huge; up to a physical comparison of 3-5 miles in legnth, but a skilled player can utilize the terrain to their advantage along with the skiis and jetpack, to scale the maps in seconds by merely building up kinetic energy over hills and valleys. all the weapons are projectile based, including the sniper rifle of the game. combining that with the concept of how fast players move on the map, make for a very challenging experience, but to make up for it, the projectiles generally fly fast and make some pretty big kabooms.

    the single player campaign is pretty cheesy, but its very fun in my opinion. the player models are pretty, the weapons although mostly remakes from the previous starsiege: tribes games, they are fun to use and have some awesome models as well.

    if you've never played it, you can check it out in the following:

    http://tribesvdl.com/

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eUg09_uvHGQ
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PwdTqQwlskA
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2O7Lqu1QnsA

    not the best videos, but it gives an example of the movement I'm talking about.


    the reason why i posted this is because I would love to see at least either a weapon mod or a jetpack&skiing mod for onslaught/vctf/utxmp kind of games with maybe some skii friendly maps. team colored player models would be pretty cool, I'd just port them myself if i knew how

    what i think would be really cool is to basically have a tribes-like gametype/mod, with frictionless skiing, jetpacks and modified stock weapons, mainly with faster projectiles and larger blast radii, some maps, maybe change up the vehicles... wouldn't want dodging and double jumping removed, that would make it a little more interesting. bot support would probably be a ***** though. but i imagine if it were done it would be very fun to play, so i imagine more players would want to try it.

    anyone else find this interesting?

    #2
    I too like Tribes:Vengeance. If I did not play UT2004, it will probably be the multi-player FPS that I would be playing.

    I highly advise people to at least try the demo in which you fight in an arena as Daniel and his team. There is even a weapon very similar to the Flak Cannon primary! This should give you a good idea of how the game can work in a UT2004 environment (although in the demo the arena is quite small compared to most of the multi-player maps).
    http://tribesvengeance.filefront.com...yer_Demo;33283



    I had similar thoughts a few months ago and had a look around. I found several threads/posts about people suggesting development of Tribes-ian content for UT2004 (use the search function here and you should find some).


    As far as I know, nothing similar to skiing has been made. However, I remember I found two jetpack mods (different from the jetpack in Tribes however).

    There is this one:
    http://www.filefront.com/3789231/jetpack_v2.1.zip

    There is another one, but I probably archived it somewhere so I can't find the reference back right now. I'll try to take a look one day or another but anyway IIRC it was less advanced than the one I linked to.


    Anyway, I join you in thinking it would be great to have a mod bringing Tribes gameplay elements to UT2004.


    I don't have Tribes installed at the moment so I can't have a look myself, but perhaps you could give a try to Unreal Tournament Package Tool
    http://www.acordero.org/prog_proj_UTPT.html
    to extract some content.

    I think the guys working here on porting UC/UT3 elements to UT2004 use it so that could probably give you hints on this if needed.

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      #3
      i got that jetpack mod, i thought it was awful cause of all the visual garbage

      I dl'd that program, I'll see if tv will let me look through everything.

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        #4
        Originally posted by DarkBarrage99 View Post
        aI'm really surprised people haven't converted any of it over to UT2k4
        *ahem*

        Tribes: Vengeance models for UT2004.

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          #5
          -giant hug-

          now we just need tv voicepacks...

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            #6
            Originally posted by DarkBarrage99 View Post
            now we just need tv voicepacks...
            Probably stored as .uax.
            You could use Dragon Unpacker to extract the .wav
            Then you have these tutorials to guide you in reassembling things for UT2004:
            http://forums.epicgames.com/showthread.php?t=490764 (incomplete)
            http://www.fragforce13.nl/html/voicepacktut.html (for UT but should be helpful)
            Edit: ah, found back in my bookmarks that there is a voice packager for UT2004 should be more helpful
            http://www.filefront.com/9652549/UT2...ager-1.0.4.6/#

            PS: no helmet-less Julia in the Tribes models Let's hope someone with the skills needed give it a try

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              #7
              Ohhh, I loved tribes, this is very cool to see!

              Check this out too guys: http://www.instantaction.com/ Click on "Fallen Empire: Legions" and have some fun.

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                #8
                Originally posted by lilalurl View Post
                Probably stored as .uax.
                You could use Dragon Unpacker to extract the .wav
                Then you have these tutorials to guide you in reassembling things for UT2004:
                http://forums.epicgames.com/showthread.php?t=490764 (incomplete)
                http://www.fragforce13.nl/html/voicepacktut.html (for UT but should be helpful)
                Edit: ah, found back in my bookmarks that there is a voice packager for UT2004 should be more helpful
                http://www.filefront.com/9652549/UT2...ager-1.0.4.6/#

                PS: no helmet-less Julia in the Tribes models Let's hope someone with the skills needed give it a try
                i haven't tried the modelpack, do they have the same animations, or just default anims?

                edit: oh yeah, and thank you ;] I'll be trying those out

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by Flak View Post
                  Ohhh, I loved tribes, this is very cool to see!

                  Check this out too guys: http://www.instantaction.com/ Click on "Fallen Empire: Legions" and have some fun.
                  that. is. addicting as **** O.O

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                    #10
                    I know... I know..

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                      #11
                      Well I'd say start with trying to aquire the weapon models somehow. Then it can be taken from there. Always heard great stuff about the game, and know someone who did a few custom maps for it.

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by Flak View Post
                        Ohhh, I loved tribes, this is very cool to see!

                        Check this out too guys: http://www.instantaction.com/ Click on "Fallen Empire: Legions" and have some fun.
                        Be that the case, you might be interested to know that GarageGames purchased the entire Earthsiege/Starsiege/Tribes IP from Vivendi and has worked on converting Starsiege: Tribes into an InstantAction game.

                        PlayTribes.com

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