Unreal Tournament 3 marks the return of the world's première first-person shooter. It unleashes the full power of Unreal Engine 3, taking graphics, gameplay, and challenge to a whole new level. Players engage in intense battles with other human players online, or against Unreal artificial intelligence that sets the industry standard. With the most powerful futuristic weapons and vehicles available, this is FPS action at its best!

Report article RSS Feed Unreal Tournament 3 Darkmatch Setup

This explains the very simple step you have to take to make your map function like DM-Darkmatch.

Posted by DazJW on Mar 17th, 2009
Basic Mapping/Technical.

To demonstrate the change you have to make I made a map that was basically a BSP box with no lid, a skydome and a playerstart (Note: Zero lighting, none at all). In a normal map your View > World Properties > World Info > Title box would probably be set to the same name as your filename or to the name of your map, this is demonstrated in the first screenshot below.

My map with no lighting.
UT3 Darkmatch Off Demo

To enable the dynamic light that is attached to the player in a darkmatch you need to make a simple change to the Title box, prefix your map's name with DARKMATCH.

My map with no lighting and the DARKMATCH prefix.
UT3 Darkmatch On Demo

You should now be able to see a glow that follows the player wherever they go (not on the actual character, that's the emissive channel of the character model's material), it's not huge but it's there.

It's really that simple.

Post a Comment
click to sign in

You are not logged in, your comment will be anonymous unless you join the community today (totally free - or sign in with your social account on the right) which we encourage all contributors to do.

2000 characters limit; HTML formatting and smileys are not supported - text only

Unreal Tournament 3
Windows, X360, PS3
Epic Games
Midway Games
Send Message
Official Page
Release Date
Released Nov 18, 2007
Game Watch
Track this game
Report Abuse
Report article
Related Games
Unreal Tournament 3
Unreal Tournament 3 Single & Multiplayer First Person Shooter
Related Engines
Unreal Engine 3
Unreal Engine 3 Commercial Released Aug 31, 2007
Related Groups
Epic Games
Epic Games Developer & Publisher
Unreal Tournament 3 Mod Developers
Unreal Tournament 3 Mod Developers Fans & Clans group with 232 members