Written by Zago
Published on 2020-11-07 09:42:31
Last edited on 2021-03-04 15:53:46
The Retro Web now has a UT99 DeathMatch server
Adding "Gaming" to the retro with a UT'99, Quake III Arena and Doom server
Quick PSA: we now have a UT '99/Quake III Arena/Doom server. Feel free to frag at game01.theretroweb.com

Not much to say: we're all gamers deep inside. That's why I decided to make sure everyone could have some nostalgic fun with a dedicated instance of Unreal Tournament 99 DeathMatch, along with Quake III Arena and Doom
No mods applied, just vanilla UT99 for y'all. The server is patched to version 451, but I suggest using 436 for clients. For the moment, I don't expect a huge mass of players, so the game is set for the "Small Maps" list.
PS: Connecting to the UT99 server might be problematic: it might throw a Package 'de' version mismatch error. First, make sure your UT99 install is patched to version 436. Head to /System and delete de.u and de.int, then open UnrealTournament.ini in a text editor, search for the line which contains ServerPackages=de and delete it. Launch the game and join the server, it will download the updated files.
Doom is playable using the Zandronum source port.

Server address: game01.theretroweb.com
Feel free to contact me if you want to suggest anything or if you need help setting up your client.



Zago wrote this article

Born in 2000, the Millenium Bug affected me by making me believe to be in 1998 and that Windows 98 is still cutting-edge technology. Modern and retro tech enthusiast, I'm studying Computer Engineering while maintaining, developing and writing for this website.