AirBuccaneers (UT2004 total conversion) contains a new multiplayer game type with hot air balloons and cannons. The game is a compelling combination of graceful air ballet, fierce pirate-like action and 3D tactical manoeuvring. AirBuccaneers is targeted for team players who want to experience something unique.

Key features:
- New multiplayer type containing intense and strategic hot air balloon fights
- Heavy emphasis on teamplay and cooperation
- New player models, weapons, graphics and sounds to complete the unique atmosphere
- Different maps for diverse scenarios and objectives
- Unique game concept and original content
- Genre mix (airwar, tactical vehicle ops and "sea" battles)
- Simple control interface (action button, jump, walk, strafe, turn, throw "weapon", F1 for stats)

The game consists of highly original concept and content. The new type of multiplayer game involving intense and strategic hot air balloon fights is crafted by mixing the game genres of airwar and seat battles with FPS aspects.

AirBuccaneers offers simple enough control interface which enables low learning threshold. The players interact and experience their surroundings by using their player characters in the atmospherically engaging virtual world. Thematic player models, weapons, graphics and sounds complete the unique atmosphere.

The high concept of the game is the graceful control scheme of hot air balloons. Slow movement speeds and large-sized targets reduce the amount of hand-eye-coordination and leave more room for strategic and tactical thinking. The adrenalin rush provided by the intense smoke-filled battle of airborne hot air balloons is one of the most important gameplay aspects.

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4 comments by TMa on Jun 9th, 2004

Major technology upgrade - AirBuccaneers mod ported to UT2004! It is time to heat up your balloons and load your cannons. The graceful air ballet and fierce pirate-like action is back with a vengeance. Immensely original, slightly weird and definitely loads of fun!

The latest version of AirBuccaneers (Beta 4) UT2004 mod is available for download:

Some of the new features for Beta 4 include:

- Game runs on UT2004 (some of the code rewritten and optimized)
- 8 maps with different game types (redone all old maps and added 3 new maps)
- Balloons use the new vehicle code, more reliable with better collisions
- Full bot support added, bots now fly balloons and fire cannons just like human players
- Rocket cannon shot (load cannon with airmines) in addition to flamethrower shot (load cannon with gunpowder pouches)
- Rope added (press jump while in mid-air and below a balloon to activate)
- New character models: "Jarka Juntta" (male) and "Pikkulukki" (female)
- Gametypes include Moving Domination Target, Treasure Hunt, Domination and Team Deathmatch
- Graphical improvements, more effects, new sounds and effect improvements
- Gameplay has been balanced by modifying attributes of balloons, items, objectives, scores, etc.

Check our forum on AirBuccaneers web site or meet us on #airbuccaneers on QuakeNet IRC. Comments and feedback welcome!

Happy Buccaneering!

Tony [LudoCraft]

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airbuccaneers1.6 zipinstall

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This is the manual install for UT 2004

AirBuccaneers 1.6 - UMOD Installer

AirBuccaneers 1.6 - UMOD Installer

Aug 7, 2006 Full Version 0 comments

AirBuccaneers is a modification for UnrealTournament 2004. It contains a new multiplayer game type with airships, cannons, airmines and various other...

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karlou95 May 24 2013, 5:46pm says:

super genial

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DaveW Dec 10 2012, 3:49pm says:

A remake is now available on Steam.

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kijib May 12 2012, 7:13pm says:

i wanna play this but no servers!

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NCC-1701 Apr 1 2011, 11:37pm says:

WOW, I used to play this with my brother a LOT. I had no idea it still had a following of any kind.

This has got to be one of the most original, well though out, and well executed mods I have ever played. Its great to see that people still play it.

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Garyn Dakari Feb 17 2011, 12:35pm says:

This is THE best multiplayer mod, I have ever played.

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heheman3000 Jun 9 2010, 5:40pm says:

I recently put up a permanent ABu server: ut2004://

We recently had a 20+ player game on it, organized by RockPaperShotgun. Amazing!

If you guys read this, I would love to get a regular playerbase on the server and not just sporadically organized matches.

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xlucidx Jul 23 2010, 11:44am replied:

Count me in!
I hope you guys still have the server up because I'm redownloading!

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robinnub Jun 20 2010, 8:40am replied:

heheman - Is it okay for a nub to come play on your server? I'm a fan of another infrequently played UT2K4 mod - Carball, which seems to have finally met its demise, so I guess it's time for me to find another mod to suck at :)

Any pointers at playing AirBucs would be greatly appreciated.

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Mogon May 13 2010, 1:33am says:

This was an epic mod. Does anyone know if it is still being played today? I havnt heard anything since its release 4 years ago.

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Chaos_Marine1204 May 12 2010, 4:51pm says:

This kinda reminds me of Morrowind its a good mod

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