Angels Fall First: Planetstorm is an objective-based assault game fought both in space and on the ground. Featuring totally original art and completely new game types, we take you from flying gigantic capital ships, piloting fighters, and manning turrets to the traditional vehicular and infantry combat, both planet-side and inside the starships themselves. At your command are more than two dozen ships and vehicles, including all original weaponry, 3 maps with full bot support, two custom characters, with more on the way. This is a <b>total</b> conversion mod in the fullest sense of the word. Welcome to Planetstorm.

Report article RSS Feed Planetstorm UDK demo released!

New planetstorm release on the UDK engine! This 2-map showcase is completely standalone and features both full offline bot support and online/lan multiplayer!

Posted by strangelet on Apr 29th, 2010


As part of Epic's ongoing promotion of the UDK engine, we've released a showcase using the content from the Unreal Tournament 3 mod and rebuilding it on the UDK engine. This showcase is a complete standalone game (no UT3 required) and is available free on the UDK website's SHOWCASE section.

The showcase features 2 familiar maps totally reworked with UDK's amazing new Lightmass lighting technology, an inbuilt IRC chat lobby and a host of rebalances and bugfixes. definately the most awesome version of planetstorm to date. The game is completely standalone and features both full offline bot support and online/lan multiplayer!

Déjà vu Thanks for the lift
Twin Sunrise Where the line begins to blur...

It has been our intention to make a UDK game ever since the announcement of epic's latest-gen development package was made public. Our original plan was to *go dark* for a year and totally rebuild the game, but Epic managed to persuade us to port our mod to the UDK for this showcase.

NOTE - this is not a demo or the next full version of planetstorm!
this is a showcase of planetstorm on the UDK engine!

you simply would not BELIEVE what we have planned for next year :) sit tight! watch this space-time!

***

Also, because Henley bless him hasn't got round to it yet, we'd like to trumpet the fact that we won

THIRD PRIZE OVERALL in the MakeSomethingUnreal contest!

This has made us VERY happy and also very rich :) Our plan now is to incorporate as a company, and release a full game next year.

RC8, and indeed any version of our UT3 mod is now no longer supported. thankyou SO MUCH for your support. The new UDK version of planetstorm will be appearing on a new MODDB page with all attendant fanfare, as and when we have stuff to show.


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tekkentool
tekkentool Apr 29 2010, 9:07pm says:

Awesome! definite purchase when the full version is available, any word on the release method? steam at all?

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Su[)az][mA Creator
Su[)az][mA Apr 30 2010, 5:43am replied:

it will be available via steam, yes

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Worldwideweb
Worldwideweb Apr 30 2010, 6:40am replied:

steam is good^^, and i think an english version is enough, but you definitely need commercials at steam (in the news), archievements and pre-ordering will be available at steam for your game??

Anyways, it's great that you're going to launch it as a full game (sadly the number of UT3-owners isn't big...), and i wish you a huge success^^

web

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Scripts18
Scripts18 Apr 30 2010, 8:06am replied:

WIll it cost something?

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Su[)az][mA Creator
Su[)az][mA Apr 30 2010, 10:02am replied:

its independent now, no UT3 needed. we aren't sure about achievements yet...

the full retail version of PS will cost money. this however is the showcase, not the full version.

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Sarlerace
Sarlerace Dec 5 2010, 4:32pm replied:

how much will the cost be?

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DOLBYdigital
DOLBYdigital Apr 29 2010, 9:54pm says:

Great news team!
Look forward to future updates :)

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Trans-Fat
Trans-Fat Apr 29 2010, 10:52pm says:

smaller download for udk standalone than the rc8 mod...
is the standalone missing something?
or am I?

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Blah64
Blah64 Apr 29 2010, 11:23pm replied:

Yes. The standalone only has 2 maps whereas RC8 had 6.

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Su[)az][mA Creator
Su[)az][mA Apr 30 2010, 5:45am replied:

also you dont need to download a whole bunch of UT3 content anymore, it was with RC8 or it wouldnt work.

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Elementalist
Elementalist Apr 30 2010, 12:47am says:

I don't s'pose there'd be a way to make the UDK version mappable, would there? If it isn't already, I mean.

Sadly I have some large downloads going right now already, but this is at the top of the list of next things to do.

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Su[)az][mA Creator
Su[)az][mA Apr 30 2010, 5:46am replied:

no sadly the packaged UDK does not come with the editor and all asset are cooked.

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strangelet Author
strangelet Apr 30 2010, 6:10am replied:

however - you could always apply to join the team! are you any good? we're looking for advanced to intermediate mappers over summer...

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Elementalist
Elementalist May 1 2010, 2:27am replied:

Sadly not anywhere near Intermediate, was just curious though. :P Thanks for letting me know.

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AlCool
AlCool Apr 30 2010, 5:34am says:

Awesome! With all the content you've loaded into the mod and now the UDK, you've already got my purchase!

Congratz in the contest! An incredible mod, soon-to-be game.

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Omar007
Omar007 Apr 30 2010, 6:30am says:

Downloading now :)

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Pouk
Pouk Apr 30 2010, 9:10am says:

Great news.

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Gearson
Gearson Apr 30 2010, 10:23am says:

Just for clarification: You said that Epic convinced you to port your stuff to make this showcase. Are you still going to completely rebuild? Or will everything just be a port?

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AStepIntoOblivion
AStepIntoOblivion Apr 30 2010, 10:50am replied:

Rebuild. :)

The MSUC version and the showcase is deeply flawed with numerous concessions affecting gameplay due to time constraints and haphazard and harried planning. The original envisioned game is a bit different from the current UT3 mod/UDK showcase version. Now that we can finally relax and take our time, we will try to achieve the original game design (with some necessary hard thinking and changes of course) using what we have learned from our participation in the MSU contest.

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CommanderDG
CommanderDG Apr 30 2010, 10:55am says:

congrats! I I tried it onUT3 and it was awesome! Hope that you will be releasing some new stuff soon.

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Bluedrake42
Bluedrake42 Apr 30 2010, 12:26pm says:

I love you guys! can't wait to see the final product =) congrats on the prize you deserved it!!! =D

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NightSage
NightSage Apr 30 2010, 2:58pm says:

looking great so far!

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Jow3st
Jow3st Apr 30 2010, 6:19pm says:

Thank God for this update. Now I have hope for this mod/game.

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Shoelip
Shoelip Apr 30 2010, 9:44pm says:

Looks awesome, and congratulations, but... only two of the six maps? :( Hm... Seems like if you're going to totally rebuild the game it wouldn't hurt to showcase the other 4 as well. Personally I think the harbor one is a lot more graphically impressive than the desert colony. It seems like it would go a long way towards keeping up interest in the game. Maybe you can release the other four maps for the showcase over time to keep the hype up until you release the retail version... Course maybe I have no idea what I'm talking about. :p

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Su[)az][mA Creator
Su[)az][mA May 1 2010, 8:03am replied:

we only had time to convert two maps to UDK, this is just a showcase not another full release.

the retail full release will have more maps than RC8.

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SnakeTheFox
SnakeTheFox May 1 2010, 1:48am says:

You should put all the maps from the latest build into the demo. Currently there isn't any point to playing the demo if you have UT3. There's never any more than 10 or so real people in the UDK-version server.

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Su[)az][mA Creator
Su[)az][mA May 1 2010, 8:07am replied:

we still have smackdown night every saturday and sunday on our server starting at 19:00GMT.

i remember you ;)

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SnakeTheFox
SnakeTheFox May 1 2010, 7:35pm replied:

Yeah I remember shooting you in the head a few times :3

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TychusFindlayIT
TychusFindlayIT May 1 2010, 8:51am says:

is possible reduce the graphic settings?

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Abe_Froman
Abe_Froman May 2 2010, 5:15am says:

I've been following this mod for about 2 years now and you have no idea how happy I am for you guys!

You defiantly have a purchase from me! Maybe two or three for a few close friends of mine! LOL

Good times! :D

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TheSuperNova
TheSuperNova May 2 2010, 9:07am says:

Hi guys, i downloaded the showcase, but for some reason, ( was the same with RC8) i can never see muzzle flash, is there anything i can do> the rest of the game works fine.

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Su[)az][mA Creator
Su[)az][mA May 2 2010, 11:17am says:

if you want the minimal settings you can type in console (opened by pressing the ` key):
scale lowend
and than
scale set skeletalmeshlodbias 0

alternatively you can modify all settings through the .ini files. Make sure the game is not running, and go to \AFFPplanetstorm25a\UTGame\Config

open UTEngine.ini in notepad. And look for the section [SystemSettings] (it is pretty far down)

DynamicShadows=False
AmbientOcclusion=False (major impact - try to turn this off first)
LensFlares=False
FogVolumes=False
DetailMode=0

Changing them to this will give you the better performance.

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TheSuperNova
TheSuperNova May 2 2010, 12:14pm replied:

ah thank you :) i will try this, what are the specs for this then, i thought my pc would be pretty able, i have a AMD 64 3700+ overclocked to 2.6 ghz, geforce 9800 gt and 2 gigs ram. plays ut3 full settings perfectly, ah well.

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Su[)az][mA Creator
Su[)az][mA May 3 2010, 9:00am replied:

that should be good enough i think, but certainly not less.

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ponyus
ponyus May 3 2010, 1:36pm says:

how many maps are you planning to have in the final product??

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Jetfire_
Jetfire_ May 3 2010, 6:18pm replied:

Not sure yet. More than two :D

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TheSuperNova
TheSuperNova May 3 2010, 4:47pm says:

is there anyway to just get the muzzle flash working, it only works sometimes for me, is quite annoying coz the game is amazing.

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Jetfire_
Jetfire_ May 3 2010, 6:15pm says:

You mean the dynamic light? I suspect one or both things, maybe we forgot to add it to some guns (or broke it), or the engine is automatically dropping them when too much is going on as a performance thing. Can't do much about either for the moment I'm afraid. We will look into it however, as we intend to do at least one night-ops level...

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TheSuperNova
TheSuperNova May 4 2010, 12:54pm replied:

hmm, i think the latter sounds right :/ it happens when a lot is going on.

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Paddy84
Paddy84 May 23 2010, 7:13pm says:

I have low Graphic (it looks like half life 1)and cant find any graphic option in the udk planetstorm settings.

i have no sound !

i will post this in your forum but the aktivation key for make an full account make an error.......

my specs are:
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SB 64-BIT D 1er OEM DVD
ATX Midi NZXT HU-001WH Special Edition - Pearl white
Netzteil ATX be quiet! Straight Power E7 450W
GIGABYTE GA-MA785GT-UD3H 785G AM3 ATX
AMD Phenom II X4 955 3.20GHz (C3) AM3 6MB 125W Black...
Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus S775,1156,1366,939,AM2,AM3
1024MB Sapphire Radeon HD5770 Vapor-X GDDR5 Lite Retail PCIe
2x2048MB Exceleram CB8 DDR3-2000 CL8 Kit "Blue Culvert"
500GB Samsung HD502HJ F3 16MB 7200 U/min SATA
LG GH22NS50 SATA
Creative SoundBlaster X-FI xtreme Audio 7.1

Mic:
Sennheiser PC 165 Over The Head Monaural PC Headset [PC] Sennheiser

All driver up to date
no virus,spy or maleware

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Su[)az][mA Creator
Su[)az][mA May 24 2010, 6:14am says:

to get the highest settings open up the console with the ~ key, than type:
scale highend

as for the sound problem; UDK doesnt work well with 7.1 and 5.1 setups, 'normal' speakers should work.

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Paddy84
Paddy84 May 24 2010, 6:21am says:

how to use normal speakers ?

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Su[)az][mA Creator
Su[)az][mA May 24 2010, 7:48am replied:

answered you on our forums: Affuniverse.com

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Matthemus
Matthemus Jul 1 2010, 10:19am says:

I saw that you plan to release this via Steam, but will it be available via disk as well? I use steam, but I prefer hard copies of my games, and this deserves the extra little bit anyway.

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Jetfire_
Jetfire_ Jul 3 2010, 7:00pm replied:

Depends whether we secure a publisher deal, and how large a cut in profits we are willing to give away to third parties on top of what Epic will already take. I would love to own a disk copy of course, but at this time we do not know.

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Dimished5th
Dimished5th Jul 2 2010, 4:44am says:

Any chance we'll be seeing a Mac/Linux port of the game?

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Su[)az][mA Creator
Su[)az][mA Jul 3 2010, 5:32pm replied:

mac: Very unlikely
linux: unlikely as well
probably not, sry. UDK is for PC....

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Jetfire_
Jetfire_ Jul 3 2010, 6:58pm replied:

Entirely in the hands of Epic as to whether they make the UDK framework compatible. Currently, it isn't.

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