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Review: Unreal Tournament: Game of the Year Edition

by Matthew Glidden,


Developer: Westlake Interactive/Epic (product page)

Price: $19.99 (MSRP)

Requirements: 200MHz 603-based Mac, 64 MB of RAM, Mac OS 7.6, 120 MB hard disk space

Recommended: G3-based Mac, 96 MB of RAM, Mac OS 8, Rage Pro or 3D card

Trial: Feature-limited (LAN play on limited set of levels), 47.3 MB

A few years back, the release of the original Unreal introduced a new echelon of first-person shooters, featuring outstanding graphics and a creepy and high-tension combination of story line and game design. Unreal Tournament (UT) takes the Unreal concept and moves it to arena combat, akin to the deathmatch games of the Quake series (which leads to things like this; can’t we all just get along?).


The purpose of UT is simple. Survive in the arena and accumulate as many opponent kills, or “frags,” as you can by taking out as many trigger-happy opponents as possible while avoiding the same fate yourself. Each arena map is littered with weapons, armor, and player enhancements, allowing you to “power up” your character along the way.


Wreaking Havoc With the Minigun

A typical match ends when a player reaches a set number of frags and/or a certain amount of time elapses, or a player reaches a predetermined goal. Some matches are free-for-all, but others feature opposing teams.

A one-player version of UT is included, which consists of a training stage and a number of arena combats against “bots” (computer-controlled opponents).


Training Mode

You can spend a while honing your skills in one-player mode, but most players will eventually join a multi-player UT game through either a local area network (LAN) or the Internet. Support for both methods is included, and the game tracks available-to-join LAN or Internet games. You can even choose to host your own game that others join.


An Internet UT Server List


Ooo! Pretty! The first thing you’ll notice about UT is the smooth, high-gloss look of the arenas and players, showing off the updated graphics engine also used by games such as Deus Ex. I used the baseline 450 Mhz Cube as my play machine, and had no hiccups or problems with up to the 800x600 setting on its ATI Rage 128 video card. Try out different video settings to find what works best for you, as CPU and video card speeds will affect your results.


Another feature of UT is the ability to use game modifications, or “mods,” which are new arenas or game items created by fellow gamers. The list of available mods is rather large. A search for “Unreal” on returned over 100 related files, most of which are new arenas or mod utilities. Mod quality varies widely, but they keep the game fresh by adding a new look and feel once you’ve seen all that the basic game has to offer.


A Mod Map of a Desert Base


At $19.99 this edition of UT is a painless way to satisfy your trigger finger for a long time. If you made the initial choice between Quake 3 and UT and went with Quake, this is a good way to see what you missed. The better Mac gaming climate means better Mac games, and this choice of first-person shooters is a good example. I prefer UT’s weapons “feel” myself, and will probably spend more time behind the UT rocket launcher over the long term.

Reader Comments (167)

Eddie Jackson · May 30, 2001 - 13:44 EST #1
I bought this game a few days ago. I like the game play, but it will only work with software rendering. I have a G4 533mp w/ a 32mb nVidia card. hmmm. Quake 3 works real well and looks even better. No patches available from MacSoft either. $20 means I'm not out much, but the game should work a lot better than it does.
Uncle Pain · May 31, 2001 - 10:09 EST #2
My co-workers and myself have been playing this game everyday since Dec of 99 and we are still not bored with it. The Macs and PCs play well together for the most part. We are able to download new maps from the web, plus player modifications that include new game play as well as weapons. I have even learned how to develop my own maps that we play on occassion (although the editor only works on PCs). We tried to play Quake for a while and found that the weapons in UT were more fun and the secondary fire of each weapon only further enhanced gameplay. In a word, this game rules. UnclePain out.
Daniel Chvatik (ATPM Staff) · May 31, 2001 - 12:40 EST #3
Eddie, I assume you are running the latest version of Unreal Tournament? Make sure you have version 436 (currently the latest). Trust me, once you get hardware rendering to work, UT will blow Quake 3 Arena out of the water.
UrbanTerorrizt · August 15, 2001 - 03:10 EST #4
This game still sucks compared to the new Urban Terror mod for Quake III. Graphics/gameplay is much better for Quake then for Urban Terror. I'm still waiting for the Urban Terror 2 release. Hopefully, they improved the game to the level of Quake III.
Smk Shocker · October 20, 2001 - 17:27 EST #5
This is the best game ever. All you people who just play Unreal Tournament and think it sucks, well then, download Tactical Ops. It will blow you away. Also download the Chaos MOD. That is an other good mod. (TO = 136Mb. Chaos = 36Mb.)
Torque · December 7, 2001 - 09:00 EST #6
Unreal Tournament is the best first-person shooter I have played. The weapons are amazing and we all know the Minigun is the best weapon! TORQUE RULES!
Ratty · January 17, 2002 - 04:26 EST #7
Yo Unreal gang, I need some help. Can anyone help me in playing Unreal on the net? Thanks.
Gene · January 21, 2002 - 03:01 EST #8
I need help. Keep getting a DirectDraw error when playing UT GOTY edition. How do we fix that. Already tried re-installing and got the patch. Tried all other 3d drivers. Re-installed DirectX 8.1. Running out of ideas here. Need all possible solutions. Thanks.
Baron Kej · February 16, 2002 - 02:46 EST #9
In case anyone hasn't caught on already, this game majorly rocks! I turn the gore down (yup, and I'm even a male teenager!) and blast away. I'd join the MacAddict clan but my phone line sucks. 28K is a fairly low speed, yes? The game doesn't glitch, except for one level, AS-HiSpeed. Anyone experiencing problems, cut down on your extensions and/or contact me. I'd love to help and point you in any UT direction you need. Best spent money of my life, besides my Mac.
Jonathan Smith · April 18, 2002 - 22:39 EST #10
I need some help getting my Unreal Editor 2.0 to work. I can get the start screen to come up, but then the program stops responding. Can some one help me? Either send me an editor that works or direct me to a site that can help me. Also, patch 436 does not help. I have already tried. Any help would be appreciated.
John · May 28, 2002 - 17:46 EST #11
Hi guys. I just bought UT GOTY and can't install it. I keep getting a critical error message. Can anyone help me, please?
anonymous · August 8, 2002 - 01:32 EST #12
You need to download a patch from somewhere. I don't know where yet. In the mean time, run it from the CD.
Ace · August 12, 2002 - 08:19 EST #13
This is one of the best cames. Me and Mats love it.
anonymous · September 28, 2002 - 19:05 EST #14
Unreal Tournament is an awesome game. The graphics are far better than Quake III, from what I've seen, and the mods for it rock!
IcE MaN · October 9, 2002 - 15:26 EST #15
Well, UT is a good game, with VERY bad Mods!
Sam · October 22, 2002 - 17:02 EST #16
I have been searching everywhere for the Unreal Tournament Game of the Year Edition demo so I can download it, but I can't find it. Each time I tried downloading Unreal Tournament 2003, I ended with the older version of the game. Could you tell me how to find the game of the year edition demo?
Ngthtprowl · November 2, 2002 - 02:49 EST #17
Okay, here's one for you gurus. My friends and I have been playing GOTY for about 2 months now. I've downloaded the patches and, you're right, it blows Quake away. The only problem that we are having is this: at my home, I have 3 computers and one is usually set up as a dedicated server. The other 2 are used for myself and another player. When I have someone from another house bump into my server, it runs fine. It's when I have 2 or more others trying to come in that we start to lag badly. I have played on the net and have noticed some servers have no lag whatsoever. What am I missing? Any help on this would be a great help.
Daniel Chvatik (ATPM Staff) · November 2, 2002 - 14:32 EST #18
Ngthtprowl, the problem is most likely with your bandwidth. To host a lag-free server for an Internet game, you need to have sufficiently large downstream and upstream bandwidth. Forget modems. Cable and DSL will likely hit their limits after only one or two players joins. Usually the best servers are being hosted on T1s, T3s, or faster. Most people cannot afford to pay for a T1 connection--they are usually reserved for universities and businesses.

I assume your connection is cable or DSL. Most of these connections have good download speeds (in excess of 1 Mbit/s), but the upload speed is not so great (around 200-400 kbit/s). Unreal is a complex game; to be lag-free, a lot of data needs to go back and forth between the computers. The problem is that your connection cannot send the data fast enough to the other computers on the Internet. That creates the lag.

Do not confuse the bandwidth problem with the latency problem (usually referred to by the "ping"). The ping is the time it takes for a signal to travel from one computer to the other and back. High latency will also cause the game to lag.

To make a long story short, if you want to play with less lag, you need to get a better Internet connection. What are you connecting with right now?
Nghtprowl · November 2, 2002 - 23:57 EST #19
We are using a cable modem.
Lee Bennett (ATPM Staff) · November 3, 2002 - 00:14 EST #20
Nghtprowl - precisely. I'll echo what Daniel said. Essentially any residential cable modem service is going to give you great download speeds which is why you can play the game on other servers with no problem, but you only have so-so upload speeds that is only going to be able to handle 1-2 incoming players if you set up a server.

If you ask around, you'll find that many gaming servers are run on computers sitting at places of employment using their bandwidth. People's ability to do this generally is because they are either running the IT department, have an arrangement with the IT department to run the server in the evening when the office doesn't need the bandwidth, or they're doing it regardless whether IT staff care.
Kevin · January 2, 2003 - 13:17 EST #21
I love GOTY. I was very unimpressed with the Tactical Ops mod. The user interface on it was dysfunctional.

I get the same glitch someone else mentioned with the High Speed map. The game hangs up using that map on two different machines running OS 8.6 and 9.2, respectively. Does anyone know if there's a fix out there?
Alex · January 10, 2003 - 04:57 EST #22
I only know a German home page with a fix for it. Go to the site and look for the download part where a file is written and described in English. You'll find it.
Pat · January 19, 2003 - 14:28 EST #23
Does anyone know how to play the game on a two-computer network?
anonymous · May 1, 2003 - 16:24 EST #24
If I don't have a graphics card, will Unreal still work?
Lee Bennett (ATPM Staff) · May 1, 2003 - 16:33 EST #25
Chris - it should, but the image quality will suck and probably be a bit choppy.
Majestros · May 10, 2003 - 21:29 EST #26
I've bought UT recently, but have a big problem with it. When I succeed in the first arena, the game crashes, closes itself, and sends a "critical error" message saying "Bad name index 94484128/8"

Does anyone know how to fix it?
Lewis Bowman · May 13, 2003 - 13:34 EST #27
Can you tell me a good web site to download maps and mods?
Daniel Chvatik (ATPM Staff) · May 13, 2003 - 13:57 EST #28
Try PlanetUnreal.
Zak · June 10, 2003 - 10:09 EST #29
The second CD of my UTGOTY won't work. Can I download it, or do I have to buy it again?
Lee Bennett (ATPM Staff) · June 10, 2003 - 23:10 EST #30
Zak - I highly doubt you'll find a legal download site for it, and does not permit discussions of commercial software swapping, even under this type of circumstance.

However, if one of your discs is defective, you should be able to take it back to where you bought it (or send it back, if mail order) for a replacement. Although, if the damage is due to your own neglect and not because of a defect from the manufacturer, then yes, you'd probably have to buy it again.
Julia · June 22, 2003 - 19:08 EST #31
Help! I need a patch to play Unreal Tournament GOTY on the internet and I can't find it anywhere. If anyone could give me a link to where I can download this patch, it would be appreciated. Thanks!
Andy · July 31, 2003 - 14:01 EST #32
I recently signed up for cable and I split the cable speed between my brother and myself. When only one of us plays online, the game is lag-free. However, when both of us play online at the same time, the game start to lag. Does anyone know the solution to my problem?
Lee Bennett (ATPM Staff) · August 1, 2003 - 00:32 EST #33
Andy - it's difficult to provide an answer without knowing how you are sharing your cable connection. I'll take a guess here that perhaps you're just using a simple hub. If you upgrade it to a switched hub (also known simply as a switch), you'll probably see improved results. Even better would be to use a broadband router with built-in switched hub to manage your cable modem connection. It seems as though you're using one of the dwindling number of cable modem services that will deliver more than on IP address to devices attached to the same modem.

Another staff member had this to say:

"Another problem might be that he simply doesn't have enough bandwidth left with two people using the line. Most broadband connections have limited upload such as 368k or less. If you share that between two machines, you don't have enough upload bandwidth to prevent lag. You can tell I spend too much time on FPSs. :)"
Ronney · August 12, 2003 - 02:37 EST #34
Can anyone help me? I have GOTY Edition without the CD. Now, it's wanting the patch which I downloaded, but then it asked for the CD which I don't have any more, so I was wondering if there is a way I can work around it or if there's a no-CD patch.
Lee Bennett (ATPM Staff) · August 13, 2003 - 00:11 EST #35
Ronney - why do people do things like this? People who don't bother keeping installation discs or serial numbers in a safe place should realize this practice is essentially the same as buying a car and not keeping the keys. If you get rid of the keys, it's a pain in the butt to be able to use the car again.

I don't have GOTY, so someone more experienced may have a workaround for you. However, what I am able to tell you is that if having the CD turns out to be the only way you can apply the patch, and since does not condone or permit comments discussing sharing copyrighted software (meaning, don't ask for someone here to send you a copy), you're liable to have to either try convincing the software author that you own a copy and see about acquiring a replacement disc, or simply go buy the game again and hang on to the CD this time.
J.U. · August 30, 2003 - 16:01 EST #36
Does anyone know where can I download the GOTY demo?
Lee Bennett (ATPM Staff) · August 31, 2003 - 01:13 EST #37
J.U. - of course. The developer web link is in the header section of this page (just below the blue-bar title) just as it is for all our reviews.
DeathScythe · November 12, 2003 - 15:47 EST #38
Can anyone help me please? I downloaded some mods for UT and they said they wanted v436. I had no problem finding and downloading it, but it won't install. It says it wants v400 and that I've got v1! I've had no joy finding this patch, so any help or info would be great. Cheers!
Eric Blair (ATPM Staff) · November 24, 2003 - 23:02 EST #39
UT 2003 Updater 436 can be downloaded here.
SKRiLaX · November 29, 2003 - 01:15 EST #40
I keep getting a critical error message. What do I do and where do I get the patch?
Steven Storm · December 21, 2003 - 01:26 EST #41
I dont no how to play multiplayer on Unreal Tournament G.O.T.Y Edition would someone tell me how?
Lee Smith · February 13, 2004 - 10:24 EST #42
on the goty version i am trying to set up a server. on the deathmatch arena, When i fill in the details it accepts them but it cannot be located for some reason, could anybody help me with this.
Reak · April 1, 2004 - 09:01 EST #43
I'm playing UT GOTY for about 4 years now. Its a great game on of the best games ever made, but when 2004 is coming out i'm gonna play UT2004 :)

Chris · April 1, 2004 - 15:23 EST #44
I need to know if anyone can help me out on getting a link to newer versions of Unreal GOTY patch, at least 438 or 440 or higher.


Harry · April 20, 2004 - 01:22 EST #45
I just bought UT GOTY and I love it!! I finished the first 2 stages but when I play the third I am moving super slow, but the computer opponent is moving normal is that part of the game or is something wrong?
CHRIS · April 24, 2004 - 18:12 EST #46
This is the best game ive played so far. i play it everyday at school. my whole class loves the game to. we play from 5 to 15 ppl at a time. i think unreal should come up wit a new one that has all new guns and is still like the ut goty.
billybob · April 30, 2004 - 06:59 EST #47
i've had Unreal GOTY for about 2 years now and i'm still findin' hidden places and devising new strategies, it rox
filipo · May 1, 2004 - 16:34 EST #48
Unreal GOTY rox but ist old, I just bought ut 2004, it really rox dude!!! But ithink the vehicles are a bit stupid :-s
generalp.toonen · May 7, 2004 - 16:40 EST #49
I have unreal tournament but if i am start the game the i have a black screen and then i must reset my computer i have a new mod please help me. I have the problem only by unreal tournament game of the your 2003 and 2004 they can i play but unreal tournament game of the year if i start that game then i have black screen and i need to reset my computer.
Deon Andre Lloyed Rose · May 18, 2004 - 06:46 EST #50
I love this game. It far out does quake on variety, graphics, gameplay, etc. Even in 2004, this game kicks butt!!! I recently brought it for the knock down price of £10.00. That was money well spent!! There's just one question. It says I can play online with no internet access required. What does that mean?
Lee Bennett (ATPM Staff) · May 18, 2004 - 09:11 EST #51
Deon - playing online without internet access probably means that you can network two or more computers together locally and play against each other.
Steve · August 1, 2004 - 21:36 EST #52
I need some help with my unreal i have all the latest patch but when i play the game textures start appearing where they arent supposed to be like the shock rifel shot appears instead of water and when i zoom in with my sniper rifel and look at someone i can see the texture pack of the perosn im looking at if u can help me email me at
Snoopy · August 2, 2004 - 08:19 EST #53
When i try 2 play unreal tournament goty on the internet it comes up with no servers or rooms i can play in. HELP ME SOMEBODY!!!!
blau · August 15, 2004 - 01:38 EST #54
do any of u no how to rotate stuff in unreal ed? any help would be great. thanks
NewBlood · August 21, 2004 - 12:56 EST #55
Snoopy,Have u try waiting, for the master server to download all the servers?
{cb}guardian · August 25, 2004 - 05:04 EST #56
i've played UT for 1year now on the net and not i want to make a level or 2, the UnrealED confuseses me as i can't see it with colour ,or even find spawn points so i can't play it....anyone got a link to a different UT GOTYE editer?
Kirsty · September 15, 2004 - 09:09 EST #57
HELP!!!! i have got an old version of UT (v400) and i have a cable connection to the internet, however everytime i try to join a server, it says connection failed!! is there a patch i need to download, and if so where can i find it? please help, its soo annoying
DeathShang · September 22, 2004 - 16:11 EST #58
Im having the same problem as Kirsty.Ive got UT(v400) but im on a dial-up connection.Im newbie scum so i aint got a clue.Any help would be much appreciated.
Robbie2431 · December 7, 2004 - 19:53 EST #59
I be playing UT G.O.T.Y for ages and i finished the game but when i started playing it again the game lags alot when i start a new map *weird* and i dont know what wrong with it i tried alot like i got the newest patch for it and i got the eavybrower and its still lagging at the start of every map so could someone tell me what wrong with it.
Flanders · December 22, 2004 - 08:54 EST #60
Hey, if you have v400 you need to go to file planet or some other gaming league server and download the patch v436 or higher
N8w4k3r · January 18, 2005 - 13:33 EST #61
I have the same problem like snoopy and the master server doesn't come:-(

Please help me!!!!!!!!!
Commader Hikins · January 21, 2005 - 06:00 EST #62
The UT is the best of the year, better than Halo and quake. over 50 areners and 10 gun. what a great game for any body to play.
MattMan · March 12, 2005 - 17:28 EST #63
UT still going strong!!!!!!!!!!
Ole · March 26, 2005 - 10:09 EST #64
I got Unreal Tournament GOTY with 2 cd's...but I cant install it off the CD :( I downloaded the 436 patch but I keep getting an error message when I try to install it. Basically I need to know how to install UT GOTY on MacOS X. PLEASE help.

MhApTi · March 28, 2005 - 12:18 EST #65
even tho they have released all two new Unreal Tournaments i think this one still rocks
sean raftery · April 5, 2005 - 17:42 EST #66
On unreal tournament 1 how do you use the direct modem connection for 2 players.
DreaMMover · April 6, 2005 - 23:58 EST #67
I have played UT GOTY since 1997, and it's still better than any other UT game made so far.
But I still think there good games though.

ut player · April 23, 2005 - 16:34 EST #68
does any know how to add servers to the favorites list in goty? I can't seem to find the add to button. thanks
bg · April 25, 2005 - 22:17 EST #69
when you are in your favorites list, with mouse over a server, right click. several choices will come up. one of them is new favorite :)
jj · May 17, 2005 - 21:40 EST #70
what happenes when it says connection failed
filpe · May 18, 2005 - 05:14 EST #71
hello this game is very good but i think that there are some way to play better because the people who play in internet against me are too strong to kill why?
egypt2fla · June 8, 2005 - 03:36 EST #72
i installed ut goty to my pc and it prompts me to place cd in drive every time i open ut.How can i play without the cd??????????
ATPM Staff · June 8, 2005 - 11:55 EST #73
Egypt2fla - many games require the CD to be inserted during play. The way to circumvent that is to make an image of the disc and mount it prior to launching the game. This is _not_ the same thing as simply copying the CD's contents to a folder on your hard drive. Use Disk Utility or Roxio Toast (preferred) to clone the disc to a new image. Then, when you double click the image file, it should be able to be mounted and appear to the computer as if a disc is available, even though it's not.
RollingStoned · June 14, 2005 - 07:34 EST #74
Whats the diference between GOTY and the other one. How I see if my UT is GOTY? (sorry my english, I'm Brazilian).
zach boyle · June 25, 2005 - 08:41 EST #75
Ureal Tournament is awesome but i cant find a place on line where i can play other people im realy good but i cant play any one online so if you guys could give me some places to go and play that would be cool.

ATPM Staff · June 27, 2005 - 00:48 EST #76 makes this distinction between the original and GOTY versions:

"For those who have owned Unreal Tournament since its initial release, and have probably re-installed the game once or twice, they understandably are all too knowledgeable with the process that the installation involves. Not only do you wait several minutes for several hundred megabytes of data to copy to your hard drive, but that is followed by updating to the latest version (sometimes requiring multiple updates), adding some of those favorite mods and the hundreds of third-party maps that they've accumulated over time. With Unreal Tournament: Game of the Year Edition, the latest version of the game is installed from the CD, saving valuable download time and hassles. This is key for players using ISDN internet connection or slower. Further saving time, two mods (Rocket Arena and ChaosUT) are installed by default in addition to the three official map packs that were previously released by Epic Games and Digital Extremes."

Thus, if you're installing the full game from the CD without needing huge update versions and have the extra mods, you've got the GOTY edition.
RollingStoned · June 28, 2005 - 08:54 EST #77
Thanks ATPM, So I have the GOTY version.
Rusty · July 1, 2005 - 16:41 EST #78
Ive been playin Unreal GOTY for ages now, and i still think that its the best i mean ok they have brought out 2003 and 2004 with all of the better graphics and different weapons but i still think that GOTY is the best version, its just class

UT.Sniper. · July 7, 2005 - 06:11 EST #79
This is one of the very best games I have played. You meet some wonderful people out there as well. Long live UT99.

sanya · August 12, 2005 - 16:31 EST #80
unreal tournament is the best game,she is so funny
maddmaxx · August 13, 2005 - 04:32 EST #81
i have the mac demo of unreal tournament v348m4 i am running it on a mac G3 mac os 9.2.2 i can only play on servers that dont require to download files but when i try to get on a server that requires to dl files it dl them just fine but when there all done it gives me a connection failure cant find files is there any way to fix this i downloaded the demo for the pc and it connects just fine to them but my mac cant ???
Jeff Queen · August 27, 2005 - 14:09 EST #82
I have UT 2004 and I need a replacement for disk2. How would I go about aguiring this disk. The disk has two nasty scrathes and a redundency error happens when installing the game. Thank you for any help you can offer.
ATPM Staff · August 27, 2005 - 15:35 EST #83
Jeff - other than buying a new copy, you'll need to contact the current owner of the game at UT was transferred to Atari some time ago, but you may possibly be out of luck since Atari's web site makes no mention of Mac products and they might simply not have Mac discs available any more.
CannibalCorpu$$y · August 28, 2005 - 05:40 EST #84
Ive been playin the 436 patch of ut for about a week now, i love the game, but im having only one problem..ive found many skins and sound packs etc. the best site i found for these downloads are at too many to list!! but only certain ones work on certain servers, i dont know why..on some servers i use the skin i want and i can see it when i die, but people tell me that theyre seeing different such as normal skins..whats the problem here..
UT Gamemaster · September 18, 2005 - 06:24 EST #85
Hi, I have recently bought UT GOTY and i am unable to play over the internet with it as it says 'Master Server failed'. Can Ne1 help?
-=FriGo=- · September 19, 2005 - 16:13 EST #86
i have UT v400 how can make it v436 or where can i donwload it safly
gnomehunter · October 4, 2005 - 20:36 EST #87
I'e just recently got into playing online because we now have dsl. UT GOTY rocks. What is v451 and how come the official ut site doesn't offer it?
Bradyn Boyd · October 6, 2005 - 00:35 EST #88
Does any1 no how to play multiplayer if so please tell me
Gomball · October 11, 2005 - 13:29 EST #89
Ehm.. v436 and v451 don't work what do I do wrong? :(

need help :(
XoR · October 16, 2005 - 09:18 EST #90
Unreal Tournament GOTY is still the best game that i know, even though i have ut2004 installed. DM-Fractal is the best map i have played on ut99.Quake III arena is nothing compared to ut99.
Ginus · October 27, 2005 - 06:49 EST #91
Can ANYONE tell me where you can BUY the GOTY version? Even now it's not available anymore in the normal stores. I had it once and my CD is wrecked. I now only have an old demo.
ATPM Staff · October 27, 2005 - 09:38 EST #92
Maybe another reader can provider a pointer. Keeping watch on eBay is probably your most likely source.
COBRA · October 31, 2005 - 10:39 EST #93
Ginus,try GAMESTATION in kidderminster town. here is the TEL:01562861449. it is where i got my game ut from that is if you live in the u.k..UT-G.O.T.Y.......
cobra · October 31, 2005 - 11:05 EST #94
just like to say sorry if i have mislead anyone i did not know this is for Macintosh community.
oxyclean · October 31, 2005 - 20:44 EST #95
yea i found my ut goty cd for mac...but i now have a g5 and i cant play on the pretty sure i need a patch but i cant find it at all
{BK}Night_Stalker · December 23, 2005 - 12:00 EST #96
hi guys, i have UT GOTY EDITION and im using ENREAL ED 2.0....when i make maps there are points on the maps that make it crash, it has done it on all the maps that i make and cant figure it out...i have sent it to numeous people and it crashes for them to...

the critical error that comes up is this:

D3D Driver: Lock failed while loading system surface(DDER_INVALIDPARAMS)

and then a load of infomation underthat, i really cant figure it out and i love ut editor so want to be able to suss this out.... it crashes in DIRCT 3D but not OPEN GL can u please tell me how to work this out as soon as possable thanks
abc123 · January 29, 2006 - 05:07 EST #97
Unreal engine graphics is a bit laggy when it comes to utdemo
Al · February 11, 2006 - 16:59 EST #98
I love this game, may sound strange but I prefer it to 2003. I've kept it nice and safe for however many years since I got it and as soon as I lend it to my mate he's broken the discs. grrr
Perzy · February 27, 2006 - 05:25 EST #99
Hello all. UT99 is alive and well, because the sniper servers exist! Try a sniper server, there on deathmatch or team deathmatch.
Bauglir · March 10, 2006 - 14:17 EST #100
Hello! Does someone know where I can find a COMPLETE list of the commands for UT99? I would exploit all the possibilities of Key Bindings, but I don't know where to find the commands!!!
Peter · March 11, 2006 - 07:46 EST #101
Does anybody know where to buy a new copy of Unreal Tournament 1999 Goty Edition? Mine is broke and I want it original again!!!! Best game ever, still play it on a daily basis. Plzz if anyone can help?
Oded Lobel · March 17, 2006 - 12:19 EST #102
Hello guys, I was wondering if there is a way to use the v436 patch without the CD. I realy want to play in the internet but the patch requires the CD. Please help me and thanks.
ATPM Staff · March 17, 2006 - 14:31 EST #103
Oded - you can use a utility such as Roxio Toast Titanium (normally used for burning CDs and DVDs) to create a disc image of your CD which can be mounted virtually, fooling your computer into thinking the CD is in the drive.
gorge · April 10, 2006 - 00:26 EST #104
I don;t have UT-GOTY, but i do have UT-2003.
I say it RULES! And was just $24.98! I have it on the CD version. Oh yeah, what happens if you download the Version 2225 patch? (Unrealtournament 2003) Please help me.
Manslayer · April 11, 2006 - 21:36 EST #105
I downloaded the 1999 orignal demo but i can't play on the net it keeps saying failed to resolve master adress or can't find host
tyler mclaughlin · July 9, 2006 - 19:38 EST #106
i just got ut and tried to install but stops when it gets to installing the map lava giant what do i do??
FTB BuzzKill · July 12, 2006 - 21:09 EST #107
I still run a UT '99 clan. We have played international for several years now and are still going strong. If anyone wants to come see what a fast pace, hard hitting Binslayer clan is all about. Please join us at You will find our server address as well. I am sure you will find that UT'99 still rocks.
Minigun · July 16, 2006 - 19:17 EST #108
I have UT GOTY on Gamesmania. But when i try to log in it says "invalid username or password." can some1 pleeze help me?!!
FTB BuzzKill · July 17, 2006 - 09:33 EST #109
not sure what Gamesmania is. but if you have a username and pw. you must have a comfirmation reply in your email box from when u registered yourself. go back and find that email and grab your info. If not use the "lost screenname and pw" button and they will send u another. Or just re-register and get a new name.

Does anyone play online UT? if so join us in the mutiplayer section our address is cya there
Redeemer guy · July 18, 2006 - 18:26 EST #110
This is the best game in the world!!

Everyone knows that the redeemer is the best!!
FTB BuzzKill · July 18, 2006 - 20:13 EST #111

i would delete it from your system folder and try re-downloading it.
Fatal Claws · August 15, 2006 - 17:44 EST #112
Although the OS X port of UT99 was never completed, that does not matter now. With an Intel powered Mac you can install Windows XP and play the game.

Finding a Windows copy of UT GOTY is proving to be more and more difficult though. I guess all the Mac people with new Intel machines are buying up the last remaining copies!
Onur · August 18, 2006 - 05:33 EST #113
Hey This Game Im Still playing the game
is amazing. And I want this game type , real person weapons everytime.
Ut.Sniper · August 18, 2006 - 10:04 EST #114
Hey Buzzkill; What is the name of your game server? Let me know and I will join you.

FTB BuzzKill · August 18, 2006 - 10:53 EST #115
BuzzKillz AssKickin' Server and House of Hard Hitters i have two. both binslayer servers. fast and hard. run and gun. find my forum at we recently got hacked by some punks known as the goons so we are uploading a new forum and moving. but drop by and say hello as well. would love to see you join me on the server. buzzy girl is one of the hardest hitting chicks out here in this ut world. would love to show off for you! See you there buddy!
FTB BuzzKill · August 18, 2006 - 10:59 EST #116
sorry here is an update: incase you go to my forum. this link will get you there. our home page is still under construction.

and if anyone wants to help out the ut world and all gaming communities . we are trying to shut down a hacking clan that just won't stop. go sign this petition to help us out.
Jess · October 17, 2006 - 06:25 EST #117
Hey guys i need some help with my unreal GOTY. i install the game and it works fine. I set up my player and internet connection but when i go to find internet games i click on the deathmatch tab waiting for games to come up but instead i get an error message saying Master Server Failed: Connecting to the master server timed out: I wondered if you could tell me how i might be able to fix this problem i have tried turning my firewall off and adding UT to the exceptions but still it doesnt work. please help me!
buckeyebandit · November 5, 2006 - 08:23 EST #118
I have been playing this game for seven years. In my opinion this is the very best game every written.
Should be the game of the century!
Julz no last name · November 14, 2006 - 18:36 EST #119
Nah Honk the donkey is WAY better. Even though i can beat Xan 15- -8 on Godlike nd i play it nearly every day.
{FOCR}StRYCH9 · November 21, 2006 - 07:30 EST #120
Jess, sounds like you need the 436 patch. You can find it in the downloads section of our website, as well as custom maps, etc.
Just Google "FOCR clan" and you'll find us.
{VVV}|(3b0yZz2 · November 23, 2006 - 15:42 EST #121
I have UT v4.51 and it operates fine...but, when i try to start my own server it all works perfectly until this error occures:

ScriptLog: UdpServerUplink: Master Server is
ScriptLog: UdpServerUplink: Port 7779 succesfully bound.
Log:AInternetLink Resolve Failed: Can't find host (WSANO_DATA)
ScriptLog: UdpServerUplink: Failed to resolve
master server address, aborting.

......and yes it does abort can somebody help me and plz fast i don't have much time becouse i need to host the servers for our clan (VVV-Clan).

Cyaz, {VVV}|(3b0yZz2

Francesco · December 5, 2006 - 18:26 EST #122
I've got also the same problem as Jess, but my version is the v4.51 and I've tried it with the v4.36. I've been using a Wireless Router, disabling the Firewall, but no avail. Now I'm connected directly to the modem and still nothing. Hope there will be a solution....

Liam Bishop · December 13, 2006 - 15:29 EST #123
hey i want to link to computers together to play unreal how would i do this ??? and what do i need to get ??????????????? all help will be appricated.
kenzi stier · January 9, 2007 - 03:44 EST #124
does anyone no were i can find the goty demo or even mods and patchs for 2004 demo
ATPM Staff · January 9, 2007 - 11:23 EST #125
Kenzi - try
Minigun · January 22, 2007 - 18:53 EST #126
Phew, i've finally bought Unreal GOTY.
It rox. I hear ya billybob! But does anyone
know where to download the Quake4 demo?
ATPM Staff · January 22, 2007 - 19:41 EST #127
Minigun -
DeathDealer666 · February 6, 2007 - 20:10 EST #128
ut goty is the best game ive been playin it for years and i still love it this and counter strike are da best fps gamez ever and da modz for this blow quake III out of the water lol ut goty is da best fps ever mamde
Minigun · February 13, 2007 - 12:56 EST #129
Buzzkill, what does "FTB" mean?
papasfritas · February 16, 2007 - 11:48 EST #130
UT99 is the best,(FRAGBALL!!!), but AS-Hispeed crashes my mac(g3,9.2). Alex, January 10, 2003 -mentions a German site with a fix- but it doesn't seem to be there anymore. Does anyone know a current fix for AS-Hispeed??
anonymous · April 24, 2007 - 09:17 EST #131
the best multi-player game ever
Tostitos^n^Salsa · May 4, 2007 - 16:38 EST #132
This game will still be strong 50 years from now!

Long Live UT99!

Long Live Sniper Arena!
andre · May 12, 2007 - 22:40 EST #133
this is a good game i playe it it great a friend toldme aboutit cool game
Sonicle · May 23, 2007 - 10:38 EST #134
Unreal tournament is still the best game ive played.

Let the Sniper Wars Begin!
Minigun · May 30, 2007 - 19:32 EST #135
Majestros - You need to re-install it.
derrick · June 2, 2007 - 09:23 EST #136
I like this game is cool
Alan · July 1, 2007 - 18:08 EST #137
I,ve had UT Game of the year 1999 since 2001
and it's one of the if not the best forst person shooter games that i have played and it still rock's almost 4 year's later.And i am still playing it now,and just recently i have acquired Doom 3 witch is excellent but i still go back to UT 99.Can't keep off it,so UT keep up the good work,ps i also have UT 2004 but am after UT 2003 is there any where i can find the demo for it or purchase it although i am in the uk lol
Ingo · July 14, 2007 - 10:04 EST #138
HELP! HELP! HELP! I lost my CDs with all mods, skins, etc etc i downloaded for UT99! In the net i cant find the old downloads, only for Ut2004. If someone know a site, where i can find the downloads for the best ego-shooter ever send the linkt to:

jimbo jake · November 9, 2007 - 23:46 EST #139
I Love Goty Edition if you can tell me how to get mods so the game will be faster than thank you :)
Bob Grey · November 12, 2007 - 21:15 EST #140
When i click on the find internet games on my G.O.T.Y. edition it says i need to update. When i click on the update link it says that this site is no longer being update and redirects me. I cant find the updates on the page it redirected me too. I NEED HELP PLEASE!!! anyone know how i can get the updates for G.O.T.Y. edition so i can play online??
Brian · November 13, 2007 - 06:53 EST #141
You can google ut patch 436 or I do have it. my email address is
I will help any way I can.

Miningun · January 23, 2008 - 23:15 EST #142
UT3 is not as good as the original but graphics are WAAAAAAAAAAAY better, and the
quality is very in depth.
The N.I.L.8.R · January 31, 2008 - 19:25 EST #143
i have been playing this game for a long time. but i recently bought a new computer and it does not load any servers. i still connect to master server and i can still play online by pasting ip address in the open location...why arent the servers loading??? help!!!i want to play at other servers!!
Le Femme · March 28, 2008 - 18:07 EST #144
Hi....I have an issue that has just arisen and was hoping that someone really well-versed in the online gaming community could help. Up until about a month ago, two of us could play UT99 from the same location on the same server without any lag. We can go to two different servers and play without lag or red box issues, but as soon as we try to go to the same server....lag and red box. We are sharing the same cable connection through a Linksys Wireless G Broadband Router. We are not using the wireless, as we are both directly connected to the router. Noteworthy: it used to work...until recently. We have reinstalled the game and still have the same issue. Thanks for any input that you may have.
BuzzKill · May 5, 2008 - 00:00 EST #145
update on our Binslayer clan. come check us out. we are very much alive! Unreal tournament will never die for us.
Joe Thomas · May 23, 2008 - 01:18 EST #146
I recently busted out my old Unreal Tournament: Game of the Year Edition on my computer.

I remember about 7 or 8 years ago, I was able to play a version of the game where you could set up turrets or something, little machines that would just sit there and shoot at anything that moved.

I can't quite remember what mutators or whatever, or what buttons or commands allowed for this for turrets to be used.

Any help?
MasterMind · November 30, 2008 - 13:18 EST #147
Hey Joe, that was in the ChaosUT mod. It is included in the second disk of your GOTY pack. If you own an 1CD version, then you'll have to download the mod...
-{DG}-`ProofyBoy · February 23, 2009 - 03:27 EST #148
AInternetLink Resolve failed: Can't find host (WSANO_DATA)
UdpServerUplink: Failed to resolve master server address, aborting.
Resolved ( UdpServerUplink: Master Server is
UdpServerUplink: Port 7779 successfully bound.

Can anyone help me resolve this problem so I can open a server?

I have router but on modem not on wirelles, I have port forwarded my router allready and this is last problem :S
Hook · June 16, 2009 - 15:54 EST #149
-{DG}-`ProofyBoy - Go to (click on Forums Button)
We have fixes for MOST UT99 / GOTY problems!
Servers also!
my email -
We are the last bastion for UT99/goty!
Madmax_2069 · June 17, 2009 - 12:32 EST #150

Are those fixes for the Mac version of UT99, cause this article just happens to be about the PPC Mac version for Mac OS 9 and not the windows PC version.

there was a Patch to Make the Mac OS 8/9 version to be played in OS X (not classic mode) but it has allot of bugs and makes the game play no good.

so far i have not seen anything about the Mac version on your forums but i am still looking.
Hook · June 17, 2009 - 12:54 EST #151
What ProofyBoy was asking doesn't matter which version it is!
There are many settings that are for BOTH versions (Mac and PC) like the ini files etc.
His "master server" that he mentioned above is outdated and gone.
You can add New master servers that are up and running that the game does not come with.
We have been dealing with UT since 1999 and IF we can't help, we surely will try to find someone who will. :)
madmax_2069 · June 21, 2009 - 18:21 EST #152
I was more along the lines talking about anti cheat software and patches on the server side and client side and so forth. The Mac version is really lacking in this department.
Boris · September 1, 2009 - 14:27 EST #153
I Installed the original Unreal disc 1, works well. But disk 2, Unreal Tournament (GOTY?)won't install. I get the message that Unreal Tournament should be installed in the same directory first.

Any help?

madmax_2069 · September 1, 2009 - 16:07 EST #154

That is because you have to point the GOTY install to the directory you installed unreal Tournament to. if you have the orignal unreal that will not work, you have to have Unreal Tournament installed before you can install GOTY.
Hook · September 1, 2009 - 16:16 EST #155
Hi MadMax - we miss you at Hook's UT Place! :)

The Second Disc is only for a long gone PC graphics card.
I wouldn't even load the 2nd disc.
It is NOT recommended!
Disc ONE is ALL you need!
Boris · September 6, 2009 - 18:25 EST #156
It's the original sofware in a box: unreal + unreal tournament goty. As fas as I can remember, I played the tournament 10 years ago when I bought it.

I'm getting older, slower and less smart. Games shoudn't be to complicated so I prefer the old games like Wolfenstein, DukeNukem and Unreal.
Dew · October 1, 2009 - 18:42 EST #157
anyone know why in GOTY online play I can't move on some maps but can on most others?
Hook · October 1, 2009 - 21:17 EST #158
Boris, I am 54 and UT is one of the easiest games ever to play!
If you can move a mouse and click to shoot - you can easily play UT99 (aka GOTY)

Dew, I have seen your dilemma before but I do not know why it happens!?!? :(
At least without know specifics!
Ut.Sniper · October 2, 2009 - 12:07 EST #159
It is the server. They need to update on drivers and they need to reload the map. It is a common problem. The best way to correct it is for you to download the map from one of the ut. map sites which you can google.
Dew · October 2, 2009 - 12:25 EST #160
thanks Sniper!
Frits · December 1, 2009 - 11:46 EST #161
i want to order this game for the mac, does somebody know where i still can buy it?
greetings Frits
Ut.Sniper · December 1, 2009 - 11:51 EST #162
Hello Frits. You can buy it on Ebay. It should be at a very low price right now. Check it out. Then come and find me and we can play.
Happy holidays.
Ut.Sniper · December 1, 2009 - 12:14 EST #163
Ok frits here it is on ebay just follow the link. you may have to type it in.

wow for a buck cant beat it.
michael · December 2, 2009 - 11:51 EST #164
i want to see more stages
Jack Back · December 19, 2009 - 13:39 EST #165
You say DISK 2 is for an old graphics card? Where is the 70 levels at?
anonymous · January 19, 2010 - 21:25 EST #166
I have the latest model of the mac desktop, and i purchased the classic Unreal Tournament for mac, however when i popped in the cd it doesnt let me install it at all. IT says i cant use the installer because the environment is no longer supported??? what can i do?
ATPM Staff · January 20, 2010 - 12:20 EST #167
Anonymous - The version you have was designed to run on Mac OS 9 and earlier. Machines that have run Mac OS X initially could emulate the OS 9 environment and, therefore, you could play the game. But OS 9 was EOL'd (end of life) almost 10 years ago. In order to innovate for future hardware, support finally needed to be dropped for the ability to run Classic OS 9. As such, the latest Macs running OS X are, by themselves, incapable of emulating OS 9, so you can't run any software that does not run under OS X.

If you're adventuresome, we published an article a few years ago about ways to restore the ability to run OS 9 on an Intel Macintosh:

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