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Old 07-20-2019, 06:50 PM   #1
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I remember when ut2004 came out everyone played servers all servers full to the cup for years ahead. between 1999-2008 there were great games made --- bioshock ut99, ut2004, fallout3, skyrim, oblivion, etc --- and now in 2019 --- my opinion gaming industry sucks games will on average crash every 5 minutes you have to register your game every week to prove you own it (DRM) and bugs glitches dont update your game until you know it works.

But if ut2004 became extinct what games that came out that are similar to ut2004 will take over? its sad that recent ut4 i think is being delayed for years. i think gamers today will play any game that comes out and say take my money.

I wish ut2004 was still popular LOL.

(oh admins - quick thing i purchesed ut2004 on gog.com too lasy to find cd got error message on your server i have been banned? - wierd - i did contact gog.com)
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Old 07-21-2019, 10:52 AM   #2
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Gog is known to re-use keys. As you said check with the admins, but you wouldn't be the first to get bad key.
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Gog is known to re-use keys. As you said check with the admins, but you wouldn't be the first to get bad key.
Yup. Contact Gog and ask them for a unique key you paid for.
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I remember when ut2004 came out everyone played servers all servers full to the cup for years ahead. between 1999-2008 there were great games made --- bioshock ut99, ut2004, fallout3, skyrim, oblivion, etc --- and now in 2019 --- my opinion gaming industry sucks games will on average crash every 5 minutes you have to register your game every week to prove you own it (DRM) and bugs glitches dont update your game until you know it works.

But if ut2004 became extinct what games that came out that are similar to ut2004 will take over? its sad that recent ut4 i think is being delayed for years. i think gamers today will play any game that comes out and say take my money.

I wish ut2004 was still popular LOL.

(oh admins - quick thing i purchesed ut2004 on gog.com too lasy to find cd got error message on your server i have been banned? - wierd - i did contact gog.com)
If ut2k4 dies, there is really nothing else like. And there won't be anything like it again unless there is a way for a game developer to make a ton of money on it. I cant play fortnite, too much tooling around and not enough active engagement. I much prefer the fast pace of action in UT.
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If ut2k4 dies, there is really nothing else like. And there won't be anything like it again unless there is a way for a game developer to make a ton of money on it. I cant play fortnite, too much tooling around and not enough active engagement. I much prefer the fast pace of action in UT.
And the thing is if they just simply modernized 2k4 they could make a shit ton of money off it.
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I think most of the basics are already there in UT4 (and Toxxik for that matter). The engine is there, but no one to take up content and add in a few additional features (really the ONS gametype).
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And the thing is if they just simply modernized 2k4 they could make a shit ton of money off it.
Yeah, but now that Epic figured out it can earn far more from Fortnite's "seasons" structure, they would have to do something similar to UT to get younger generations playing it, and to make it worth Epic's development efforts. All my 13 year old son and his friends playing Fortnite care about is unlocking as many skins and non-functional add-on goodies as they can before a season is over. Some of his friends have spent several hundred dollars on it over the last year. They don't care as much about winning matches as they do looking cool to their friends.
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Yeah, but now that Epic figured out it can earn far more from Fortnite's "seasons" structure, they would have to do something similar to UT to get younger generations playing it, and to make it worth Epic's development efforts. All my 13 year old son and his friends playing Fortnite care about is unlocking as many skins and non-functional add-on goodies as they can before a season is over. Some of his friends have spent several hundred dollars on it over the last year. They don't care as much about winning matches as they do looking cool to their friends.
yes make ut2020 and put in micro-transations and skins etc so people can post on facebook, i saw fortnite why only 3rd person good games have both 1st and 3rd. the other popular one is "crossfire" and no MODS at all i guess people just want to shoot that it and post on FB all day. and the dumb thing is crossfire had almost same graphics as ut2004 go figure.
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I think most of the basics are already there in UT4 (and Toxxik for that matter). The engine is there, but no one to take up content and add in a few additional features (really the ONS gametype).
well there are many servers on ut2004 with tons of new MODs - money spend on servers - and only busy on weekends - but everyone love crossfire or call of duty part 52.
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Gog is known to re-use keys. As you said check with the admins, but you wouldn't be the first to get bad key.
yes i contacted them they gave me registry key thing to run and then i was able to go on onmipotence server but i lost my cds with 2 cd keys i bought in past.
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Old 07-23-2019, 04:18 PM   #11
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Gog is known to re-use keys. As you said check with the admins, but you wouldn't be the first to get bad key.
Beetchucker has this same exact problem also.
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I haven't played UT2k4 for 1-2+ years now and am starting to miss it (need something to do while at home so much).
I would need to set it up again (shortcuts, etc) but I may join again in the coming days or weeks.
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I would need to set it up again (shortcuts, etc) but I may join again in the coming days or weeks.
Welcome back QuadBlack! The user-base has shrunk somewhat. Crowds usually don't show up until 6-7 PM EDT now a days. Weekends a little earlier.

CEONSS is raging during daylight hours for us in the USA. I don't normally go there, but in the daytime it's the only game in town.

We're the last 2 active servers running with any significant particiaption that I can tell.
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Welcome back QuadBlack! The user-base has shrunk somewhat. Crowds usually don't show up until 6-7 PM EDT now a days. Weekends a little earlier.

CEONSS is raging during daylight hours for us in the USA. I don't normally go there, but in the daytime it's the only game in town.

We're the last 2 active servers running with any significant particiaption that I can tell.

Hi McLovin,
Glad to "see" a friendly "face"!

Two whole servers! That is both good and sad news.

Not sure if the full source code has bee released yet (don't think so) but maybe it will some day happen and be revived much like doom has since its source was released. At least i hope that happens. I had hopes for the new UT that was in the works but...
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Old 04-19-2020, 12:10 PM   #15
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Not sure if the full source code has bee released yet (don't think so) but maybe it will some day happen and be revived much like doom has since its source was released. At least i hope that happens. I had hopes for the new UT that was in the works but...
Sadly enough, not even Epic's official download links for the UnrealScript source code that modders need for coding are working anymore, nor do the official mirrors. I actually had to go to Wormbo's website and download them from there.
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Old 04-20-2020, 06:15 AM   #16
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Welcome back QuadBlack! The user-base has shrunk somewhat. Crowds usually don't show up until 6-7 PM EDT now a days. Weekends a little earlier.

CEONSS is raging during daylight hours for us in the USA. I don't normally go there, but in the daytime it's the only game in town.

We're the last 2 active servers running with any significant particiaption that I can tell.

Thanks for the mention, McLovin!


Welcome to the club, Quad!

Yes, there aren't many servers left. OMNI is pretty much the only Onslaught one in the US. I'm aware of another American community called Resurrection Unreal, which is running servers for various game modes, but I believe not all of their servers are whitelisted.

CEONSS is located in Europe, same as Mia, which also has a good number of players left (as far as I can tell; I don't play on Mia).



I really wish we had a successor game. In the meantime, I'm happy about every player who used to love the game and is rediscovering it now.

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OMNI is pretty much the only Onslaught one in the US.

There's two others that are up. Death Warrant Spam Vikings (DW) and Real Mass Destruction (RMD).


I, sadly, haven't seen anyone on DW in a long time, but I've played a few matches on RMD over the last month..even had a 5v5 match...but usually its 1-3 people on RMD.
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