Your ship has just crashed on an unknown planet. Your best friend has just been eaten by an alien. And all you’ve got is a desire to go home. This can’t be real, you tell yourself. This can’t be real. It’s not. It’s Unreal.
Unreal offers a complete world for you to roam -- a world of incredible beauty and realism with the most detailed environments ever to grace your PC screen. In one seamless flowing world, race across vast outdoor and indoor environments, enter enchanting cities, mysterious temples, glittering mines, shattered ships, and crystal clear waters. Unreal delivers this cutting-edge realism on computers using a Pentium 166 or higher. And for those of you lucky enough to have a Pentium II, MMX technology or a video accelerator, the Unreal realms will become your reality.
Not that it’ll be easy: with Unreal's array of fierce new fully polygonal enemies stalking your every move, it’ll be a struggle just to survive. You’ll have some help, of course: with an arsenal of incredible new weapons at your disposal, you should at least have a fighting chance against the Skaarj and their allies. But with over 300 frames of animation apiece, and monster AI (that's Artificial Intelligence to you) from Steve ("ReaperBot") Polge, your adversaries will be smarter, meaner, and more alive than any you’ve ever faced. Which means that just when you think you've got them beat, they'll retreat, team up, and take you out later.
They might even be tougher than your friends when you take them on in multiplayer mode. Of course, home-court advantage always helps, and with the Unreal Editor--Unreal’s easy to use object-oriented level editor--they’ll be fighting on levels of your own design in no time. Or you’ll be fighting on theirs. Either way, the Unreal realms are growing...
- 227 OldUnreal patch 227 is a community patch approved by Epic Games. It fixes many bugs and (network) security issues, features DirectX 9 and OpenAL support and fixes many incompatibilities with modern operating systems and hardware. Recommended for both clients and servers.
- Previous Windows patches
- 224v Not used by many, this is a relatively stable clientside version.
- 225f Before Unreal patch 227, This was the best serverside patch. It is still being used by many servers.
- 226f Some improvements over 224 clientside but some more bugs too, don't use on a server. This is the most used clientside patch.
- Sound/Video Patches from OldUnreal which give great audio/visual performance and quality improvements
- Nephthys If you run an Unreal server with any of the previous versions, this is an ESSENTIAL security tool for servers, you must install this on your server to protect it from crashing attacks. Do not use Nephthys with Unreal 227.
- 227 OldUnreal patch 227 also has native support for Linux now.
- OldUnreal (Home of Unreal patch 227, a very active Unreal forum and many downloads)
- BeyondUnreal (Host of the Liandri Archives and much more)
- UnrealSP (Anything about Unreal Single Player maps)
- Unreal Texture (Unreal ReTexturing project)
- Hyper.nl Unreal Services (Hyper's site, lots of information, Unreal servers and many mods available.)
- Celtic Warriors (Unreal clan)
- Zora's World (Zora's website, home of Nephthys, Zora's maps and servers.)