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The moment has come where you don't have to wait anymore! Snowreal is released and it already comes with 2 gamemodes! Grab the tiny download of 42.5 MB and have a race against your buddies!

Posted by Squizmek on May 23rd, 2008

Snowreal

Version 1.0

The moment has come where you don't have to wait anymore! Snowreal is released and it already comes with 2 gamemodes!
Screenshot:

SR-WhiteSlope


Author: Squizmek
Maps: Squizmek, Max_Damage, marilol
Homepage: snowreal.blogspot.com
Download:
Grab the tiny download of 42.5 MB and have a race against your buddies! This mod works on PC as well as Playstation3. Visit snowreal.blogspot.com for more information.

Features:

  • 2 games modes: racing and trick competition
  • 5 different board skins, depending on your character
  • 2 massive maps for downhilling action and trick jumping, more to come
  • 14 different midair tricks
  • works with custom character

ModDB Mirrors:
Snowreal for PC
Snowreal for PS3 (Snowreal_v1.0_PS3.rar)
Official Mirror:
Snowreal for PC
Snowreal for PS3 (USERDATA.JAM)

Watch the Snowreal Trailer

Note:
Some people are having problems running the PC version. Please make sure NOT TO USE the "-useunpublished" parameter when starting UT3. This prevents Snowreal from showing you the maps in the menu. If you start UT3.exe without any paramters, your problem will hopefully be fixed.
If that doesn't help you, don't worry, contact us per email or on the epicgames forum and we will be glad to help.

Readme:

Squizmek wrote:========================== S n o w r e a l =================================
Version: v1.0
Date: May 23, 2008
Author: Michael Buettner, aka Squizmek (squizmek@gmail.com)
Maps: Squizmek, Max_Damage, Marilol
URL: snowreal.blogspot.com

Install:
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On PC: Unpack the .rar into C:\Documents and Settings\username\My Documents\My Games\Unreal Tournament 3\
and override folders if asked to.
On PS3: Copy the USERDATA.JAM on a USB stick, put it into your PS3, start UT3 and import the mod.


Play:
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Start UT3 and select Snowreal as gametype.
Select a map and you're ready to go! Disable bots as they're not supported yet.

Rules:
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To choose RACING MODE:
Set the Scorelimit to 0.
Once the Timelimit is reached, the one with the best time for the parcours wins.

To start a TRICK COMPETITION:
Set the Scorelimit to something higher than 0. The game is over as soon as a player reaches
the Scorelimit or the Timelimit is reached. You should set the Scorelimit to something high like 1000!


Tricks:
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Hold your 'Duck' key and release it to start a trick jump. While in the air, hold a direction
and press a mousebutton/shoot key(L1,R1). You can also combine this with spins. To do so,
hold 'Left' or 'Right' down while you start the trick jump.
-You can combine grabs with spins.
-You can combine forward and backward flip with a spin. Just start the flip right after takeoff!
-Press a mousebutton/shoot key without holding any direction for additional tricks.
-Do not skip a flip, or you will fall! Hold your firebutton pressed until the flip is done, then release!

Maps:
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SR-WhiteSlope - by Squizmek
SR-SnowballRun - by Max_Damage



Copyright 2008 Michael Buettner

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Terminal58
Terminal58 May 24 2008, 7:03pm says:

Downloading now =D

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NullSoldier
NullSoldier May 24 2008, 10:46pm says:

The mod itself doesn't work. They have advised that the problem is on the users side, but after several of my friends having the same effects its obviously not the users fault.

I have a few comments, as well as questionse before I even start.

Why use the Unreal 3 menu and only have Snowreal as a game mode? I feel that as developers, you can strive to go a little bit farther. You should polish it a little bit more with simple things such as a Title screen, and ATLEAST your own binary. It was kind of annoying that I had to open Unreal 3 just to play the mod. Most people who play mods have been spoiled by the Half-life 2 mods which have heightened all of our expectations.

Of course, my biggest fear is that you design the game around the Ps3 version, and what I mean by that is that you nerf the overall experience for the mod players for the ps3 players.

My suggestions:

- Ditch the Unreal 3 binary or at minimum use your own shortcut that points to the Unreal 3 binary with custom parameters to open Snowreal itself.

- Don't use Unreal 3 itself as the base, use what you have and strip all of the UT content. What I mean is take out all the other stuff and have it as stand alone. (from the first suggestions)

- Create a game installer. There are so many free installers out there, especially ones with support to automatically whether the steam copy is installed or they have a non-steam version installed. I think it was unnecessary that I had to unzip the files myself. Reminded me of the Half-life and Counter-strike 1.6 days when mods were unrefined.

Continue to have fun developing the software but remember to have the users experience in mind when developing. Good luck. I have pretty high expectations for this mod, thats why I have critiqued it so much. I really hope you guys take this project farther and continue development.

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SAHChandler
SAHChandler May 25 2008, 4:01am replied:

Just so you know, UT3 does not support True Total conversions yet.

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leilei
leilei May 25 2008, 2:05pm replied:

does a first mod really need to be a entire total conversion with new media and such
i don't really see that written in OMG THE GOLDEN RULES OF MODDING

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Lucífer
Lucífer May 28 2008, 5:49pm replied:

people should appreciate that there is a mod out for UT3.
C'mon!..when HL2 mods came out mods were still in progress dammit, be happy with what you get for now.

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Nemesisurvivorleon
Nemesisurvivorleon May 27 2008, 11:22pm replied:

that's not how it works in ut3... usually when you develop it, the way ut3 is built you HAVE to start it from ut3. I think it's because epic is focusing on consoles more or something. Anyway, even Total Conversions have to be run through ut3 itself now and notice how hl2 mods take much longer to make than ut3 ones? UT3 is very flexible, but that one sad fact that you have to run mods as gametypes is still there. Someday someone will circumvent this somehow I'm sure...

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Squizmek Author
Squizmek May 25 2008, 5:34am says:

Just so you know, I am doing this mod ALONE, and I started it in March 2008. The only aspect that I'm getting help in is mapping. As for the menus, you can't change them for the PS3 version. Like Chandler said, true total conversions aren't supported yet. I'm sorry the mod doesn't run on your PC. I can still only GUESS what the problem is because I cannot reproduce your error. You mentioned steam - it might just be that the mod doesn't run on the steam version of UT.
Thanks for your high expectations.

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trippinhobbit
trippinhobbit May 25 2008, 11:35pm replied:

it has nothing to do with steam, i run the non-steam version and it doesn't work either, but then again they might be different problems.

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leilei
leilei May 25 2008, 2:04pm says:

congrats squirt!

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Squizmek Author
Squizmek May 25 2008, 2:08pm replied:

leilei! :D

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raxiv
raxiv May 25 2008, 2:54pm replied:

Squizmek!

+1 vote     reply to comment
Squizmek Author
Squizmek May 26 2008, 7:08am replied:

raxiv! ...uhm.. who are you? =)

+1 vote   reply to comment
Lucífer
Lucífer May 28 2008, 5:50pm replied:

Spindle Fish!

+1 vote     reply to comment
shadow342
shadow342 May 25 2008, 7:17pm says:

I love this mod, it has great gameplay and flow, (although there are only two maps). But I found a bug here: Xfire.com

+1 vote     reply to comment
Squizmek Author
Squizmek May 26 2008, 6:55am replied:

thank you =)
that bug also happens in a few other cases, it's because the boarding model is actually like a ragdoll with some springs on it to make it stand upright. Current fix to the bug is: don't rapidly click alt-fire!!! ;)

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Torico
Torico May 26 2008, 5:30am says:

I'm using the steam version, it works fine for me, except the bots just stand there.

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