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Finally. After much tweakage and sleepless nights, we're ready to release an enhanced version of the MSUC Phase 4 release of Planetstorm. Once again, we apologize for the delay, but certain bugs just had to be fixed. The good news is it's here. And we've put the time spent fixing into adding new features as well.

Posted by AStepIntoOblivion on Sep 18th, 2009

Angels Fall First: Planetstorm


Finally. After much tweakage and sleepless nights, we're ready to release an enhanced version of the MSUC Phase 4 release of Planetstorm. Once again, we apologize for the delay, but certain bugs just had to be fixed.

The good news is it's here. And we've put the time spent fixing into adding new features as well. In addition to the core gameplay improvements, here are some of the things to expect for this release:

  • Our old capital ship models have been replaced completely with gloriously detailed new versions. Named after some of our loyal Saturday Smackdown Express players, :) a big thanks to the bunch.
  • Two new space maps, AFF-Kerrat - set in orbit around a dying sun; and AFF-Ixion, which features the Halifax station, the site of the Crowning Day Massacre. As well as streamlined and reworked versions of the previous maps AFF-Meudeverre, the Sea of Ice and home of the hidden Antarean outpost Aquila 9; and AFF-Errah, a surface assault on the mining and production facilities of an Antarean-occupied desert planet.
  • Improvements to vehicle handling and weapons. All vehicles now have different camera modes for easier steering and aiming. Surface vehicles via the mousewheel, and spaceships via a new 'changecamera' keybind.
  • Improvements to infantry weapons. The sidearm is now always available, the amount of ammunition you can carry has been increased, all weapons are now visible in first person, and the amount of movement sway reduced to more realistic levels.
  • Added pregame briefing screens with objectives and a few gameplay tips
  • Two brand new character models with more to come.
  • Squad order command via the 'command menu' keybind (Default 'V'). Press to bring up marker, press a second time for context-sensitive actions. Recall your squad with the 'followme' keybind.

We are also glad to welcome aboard Xyx from the XS HarpyUT3 Mutator team, who in a span of a few days have already started to bring the surface vehicles closer to what they are meant to be in their final form. As usual, big props to the AFF team. :) A more detailed changelog can be viewed in the readme file included in the release. Anyway... enough with the talk. Let's show you guys some ingame action! :)


(click on the thumbnails to view in full resolution)

Hard Rain Clearing the LZ
This way Tag
Evasive Maneuvers Where the line begins to blur...
Déjà vu Twin Sunrise

Planetstorm Wallpaper
Courtesy of Stranj. Click on the provided links for a full resolution poster size wallpaper. :)

Wheresoever Tread...


  1. If installing to the same location as a previous version of Planetstorm, delete all the contents of the directory first or run the uninstaller.
  2. Ensure UT3 is patched to version 2.1 (Steam installs will have done this automatically unless specified otherwise)
  3. Run the AFF:Planetstorm Installer EXE
  4. You will be asked to locate your install of UT3.
  5. The installer also supports Steam installations of UT3, so if you have your UT3 on Steam, select this option - default locations are provided.
  6. You will then be asked where you would like to install the AFF:Planetstorm Mod, default is C:/Program Files/AFFPlanetstorm/. Select a location and hit Next. DO NOT install the mod in UT3's install directory. On Vista it is recommended to NOT install Planetstorm in the suggested Program Files location unless user is Administrator and has UAC disabled.
  7. The installer will now install AFF:Planetstorm and create shortcuts for the game and the editor.
  8. If you are having problems with the installation, don't hesitate to ask us in our Forums.


We also invite you to join us online in our official servers donated by CozmicShredder. We have a regular playnight every Saturday at 7 PM GMT, but you're free to join in anytime. :)

Server IP:
Server donated by CozmicShredder of CozWorld's game servers

For more info, visit our website and our forums
Angels Fall First: Planetstorm
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ShadowIllusive Sep 18 2009, 9:12am says:

gawd! so awesome! x3 see ya,ingame folks :P

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Torabi Sep 18 2009, 9:36am says:

Looks good but there are only two downloads so far so no point in getting this mod right now, or so it seems.

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Jetfire_ Sep 18 2009, 9:54am replied:

It's playable offline against bots if that's your concern. Otherwise you're not making much sense- the download has only just gone live, and all our previous versions have racked up tens of thousands of downloads combined across the various mirrors ^_^

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Torabi Sep 18 2009, 12:44pm replied:

Oh well that's good news. Just figured that since ut3 barely has any players (even with the free weekend going) I assumed that I would only be running around alone. Also I am aware of the fact that it has just gone live but for some reason I didn't think of that as a cause to the low amount of downloads.
Eitherway, I'm downloading this now.

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AeXStrider Oct 4 2009, 4:53pm replied:

let teh awesome continue

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SkyWay Sep 18 2009, 11:47am replied:

and that was two hours ago, we now have over 60 from the moddb downloads :P

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RogerRamjet Sep 18 2009, 9:41am says:


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Kamikazi[Uk] Sep 18 2009, 9:42am says:

Gonna download looks awesome.

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Bender411 Sep 18 2009, 12:38pm says:

cewl! AFF:PS is the best! Love this setting! Kick *** in space AND on planet-what can be better?!?!

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myles Sep 18 2009, 12:59pm says:

Good work guys, looks really nice.
JetFire has done a great job on the interior ships ;)

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Orion Sep 18 2009, 4:58pm says:

Holy ****, this looks absolutely amazing to say the very least! And that's just judging by the media including the video! I'm downloading for sure! :)

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neutralrainbow621 Sep 18 2009, 5:11pm says:

Absolutely amazing guys! I love the new skins for everything and gameplay has been improved the only real compaint I have are lack of a control scheme manual or something and how difficult it is to use the lance on ships. You have to put you're crosshairs way above the target. Other than that I can't wait for the next release and if it expands as much as you did from RC3 to RC5, then we'll all have the greatest futuristic mod ever on our hands!

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Jetfire_ Sep 18 2009, 6:15pm replied:

look for 'changecamera' keybind, use it in capitalships ;)

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bogyb666 Sep 18 2009, 6:46pm says:

great mod :D love it so much

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derp Sep 18 2009, 8:12pm says:

How do I uninstall this terrible mod?

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Michael_sama Sep 19 2009, 4:35am replied:

This person speaks blasphemy! Gentlemen, prepare rocks to be hurled at this evil spawn! Though seriously that was extremely rude. I would like to see you do better. If you don't like the game, you can still acknowledge the amazing modding or textures. Everyone is a critic...

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m82sniper Sep 19 2009, 10:01am replied:

******* derp.

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Jetfire_ Sep 18 2009, 8:27pm says:

Just delete the affplanetstorm folder or run the uninstaller inside that folder. Care to give some constructive feedback? :)

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AlCool Sep 18 2009, 10:07pm says:

Fricken amazing work guys!

Each update doubles the epicness of this mod!

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Crypter Sep 19 2009, 12:14am says:

Friggin' amazing. You just made my day.

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klichka Sep 19 2009, 1:11am says:

I can't configure my keys! I installed it setting it to where Steam is and the damned thing won't let me configure my keys properly. This is BS :( Also putting it in your name screws up my login. Something went wrong with the release in a big way for me.

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klichka Sep 19 2009, 1:23am replied:

I just tried putting it into a normal directory like where all the other mods go in my games/unreal tournament 3 but it still won't save my damned settings. What the hell is going on?!

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klichka Sep 19 2009, 1:27am says:

I'm rating this game a 1 because I can't configure things properly. You need to fix this because as it stands its utter trash if I can't have a working configuration and do basic things required of a mod such as saving settings.

Edit: The uninstaller doesn't work either, this current release is a total and utter failure.

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Alex_Drake Creator
Alex_Drake Sep 19 2009, 2:43am replied:

Waiting only 15 minutes for help before trashing a release is a wonderful way to resolve your issues. If you are having serious issues with the installer please post the specifics on our forums in the Medivac section.

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klichka Sep 19 2009, 4:46pm replied:

Sorry, I was a bit groggy last night trying many times to get it to install, having crashes and not having my config saved and I was just driven to the edge since I was very excited from playing RC3 and having great fun with it. I had tried several times to get it to work, doing various uninstall and reinstalls, attempting to look into the config files to find them a mess. It was heart breaking for this release to have such problems just accepting my configuration so I can play it safely and enjoy it. I only got to try it once in game and it took forever to load a level and then when I tried to select a class and do anything it crapped out, hid the deploy button when I tried to modify the config, and crashed after wrestling with it to try to just deploy.

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Jetfire_ Sep 19 2009, 6:13pm replied:

Come to our medevac forum at affuniverse and post your launch.log from /utgame/logs and we can probably sort this out :)

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AStepIntoOblivion Author
AStepIntoOblivion Sep 19 2009, 11:34pm replied:


The AFF medivac forums for bug reporting ^

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Jetfire_ Sep 19 2009, 5:31am replied:

Having made no attempt to get to know you, and assuming all the problems in the world are your fault, I'm going to rate you a 1!

Seriously now I'd like to help if I can, but bear in mind that UT3's keybinds are tied up with gamespy and various people, myself included have problems getting all of them to stick for more than one session. So it's maybe our fault but also maybe gamespy's.

If you can't even get them to stick for even one session however that is an issue we can attempt to resolve together, since that is outside the usual behaviour and implies a broken or incorrectly installed game.

btw the installer only deletes registry entries. complete the removal by simply deleting the affplanetstorm folder.

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m82sniper Sep 19 2009, 10:02am replied:

Yeah dude, you're just stupid.

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Jetfire_ Sep 19 2009, 11:58am replied:

To be fair I didnt know that about the uninstaller myself until I checked with our coder, hence it not being in the readme.

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m82sniper Sep 19 2009, 9:57am says:

Good 'ol Coz World.

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mastersrp Sep 20 2009, 3:40am says:

ModDB should have an extra BitTorrent server thing for large files like this one.

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L0K Sep 20 2009, 4:48am says:

Just stopped by to pick up my jaw. What you guys are doing is awesome and surpasses even Epic. Be very proud.

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Abe_Froman Sep 21 2009, 12:40am says:

Bricks were just shat....

Brilliant work guys pure brilliance!

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teufler Sep 25 2009, 9:39am says:

Where to are the Lightnings if i press SHIFT during i fly a Space Ship ?

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Jetfire_ Sep 25 2009, 11:03am replied:

Changes the flight model so it drifts less and turns sharper, at the expense of shield recharging. Use it for hard turns :)

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PiNwOrM45 Sep 28 2009, 2:32am says:

This mod is awesome, but I can only play singleplayer. I found NO servers online, not even empty ones. Is it just my internet..? I'd really like to play this with bots that are a bit smarter than to get in a vehicle then drive straight into a rock for the duration of the map. Lol.

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Jetfire_ Sep 28 2009, 4:25am replied:

Server IP:
Should be showing in hte server browser, but if not, press f10 for console, then type 'open' without the quotes. Best time is 7pm GMT for our scheduled play time, or watch the tracker bar in the release notes above for activity

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freekygaz Sep 28 2009, 2:26pm says:

Bloody brillient mod!

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ExESGO Sep 30 2009, 2:17am says:

This makes me wanna buy UT3

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calmflow Nov 9 2009, 3:17pm says:

you know i wouldn't be suprised to see these games picked up and turned into movies.

Looks Amazing!

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