Out to the Movies

We have some new updates from around the Urban Terror Community. If you missed Urban Radio last week, then you missed an interview with |NV|S, the talented level designer from our community. He checked in with an update on how progress was coming with the new version of ut_streets. If you missed the show, just go download it from the RADIO link above. He was also kind enough to give us a few more shots from the upcoming level

The “nuevo” thing to do these days instead of posting screen shots, is to create “teaser videos.” Today we are pleased to bring you two videos from levels that will make their into the mainstream very soon. The first was posted by eXKalibuR from UT Designs on the Urban Terror Forums (click link for thread). This is a 2:32 video of the work he has done on his level ut_paradise, the NEXT version. Highly recommend you download it! You can grab it from that link or here, at FilePlanet (15mb).

The next video is an exclusive here, on The 6th Floor courtesy of MasHeeN. This is an all new video of a level he is currently working on called ut_crossing. This is a level that has been under development for some time, as MasHeeN, like others await the implementation of the bomb game mode from the development team. Check this teaser out and get ready to “storm the crossing!” Download courtesy of Fileplanet (5mb). The level is still in beta mode, at least from what I was told when I viewed this teaser yesterday. Enjoy the flicks!

That is not all, MightyJoeYoung, aka Vivian is back with another rant, this time focusing on the evolution of the mod and some of the maps. for Urban Terror. So see what she has to say, click here to read Mod Evolution.

Ho! Ho! Ho!

Why is it the end of the year is so damn hectic? Yeah, so you have Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years…oh yeah and my birthday (November 9). I mean aside from those days, what makes you average gamer into a raving lunatic? Colleges and schools are usually on break for much of December and part of November, gamers are plentiful and packing servers, yet the time flies by and before you know it, you are starring down the barrel of a SPAS12 being held by a fat, jolly chap yelling, “MERRY CHRISTMAS, BITCH!”

So it has been 30 days since my last update…either I am getting old or slipping. Actually it is neither. Real world commitments, like that thing we call a j-o-b are really putting undo stress into my life at the moment. Since my company just filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, there has been no holiday cheer or festive mood around The 6th Floor. A bit unfortunate too, especially waiting 11 months for the holiday season to arrive. On the verge of either being furloughed (kids, that means I loose my job) or taking a big pay cut, I have really been in a shitty mood. If you hang in #urbanterror on ETG or on the forums, then you might have noticed.

This is something that is definitely NOT needed, especially this time of year. The weekly, Urban Radio program has missed that last two weeks, one due to a meeting, which I dubbed the “axe meeting” at work and this past Friday for the start of the Intelmasters in London, England on TsN. Hopefully sometime this week, I can kick out a holiday show for the Urban Terror Community. Watch #urbanterror for more information.

As for updates, I am sorry to say, but I don’t have much of anything. I do want to say thanks to [PIT]thnom for sending me a link to more free textures from Noctua Graphics. Also want to apologize to Vivian for not getting her story up, I am sure she is going to say hello with a fat sniper round up my ass very soon. Also want to say thanks to the guys who help cover the Urban Terror action at TsN, JeffT, Whizperz and Vansilli, been some excellent coverage the past few weeks. And of course a big group hug to those I work with on SID. Amazing, we have become such good friends working on this project. Lastly, happy holidays to those in the Urban Terror Community. Thanks for the tremendous show of support for the team and the project. You guys and girls are the best around.

If you want to get nostalgic, then check out The original 6th Floor started back in 1999 during Action Quake 2. A few people wanted to see it in #urbanterror, so I have put it up for a limited time.

Happy holidays!