orion98

Offer: How to increase the popularity of games NOLF-series online

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The online projects of the NOLF series (NOLF, NOLF2, Contract IACK) have lost their popularity for several reasons:
- bad advertising
- poor accessibility (games need to be bought in the store, there is no official online download)
- low reliability: server crash from a simple online exploit (Contract JACK server)
- closing of official master servers

What is the alternative for online players today?

For example, there is an online project "Urban Terror".

There is an official website, the game can be downloaded for free, use Google
The game exists and develops over 20 years, this is a modification of Quake 3.
Official Master servers work, the game can be downloaded for free from the official site. There is an official registration of players, but you can play without registration.
There are 280 servers running on Windows and Linux platforms.
Over 2,000 maps have been issued to play online. Automatic download of maps during the game from any of the 10 file servers.
A game with bots is supported, there are 16 modifications of bots.

Disadvantages of the game "Urban Terror"
In the last 3-5 years, Developers have ceased to take into account the opinions of players, so version 4.3.4 has become much less popular than earlier versions, for example, 4.2 and 4.1.

Alternative Versions
There is a modification of the dedicated server version 4.3.4, which combines the advantages of version 4.2 and the progress of version 4.3.4
This is a dedicated server "MinModUrT_4.3.4."
The main difference of this dedicated server from the official version: the lack of damage to the player’s health when falling from a height (for example, in the official version, a jump from a height of 4-5 meters ends in death).
MinModUrT_4.3.4. released on Windows and Linux, several servers use this mod.
You can download it from here:
https://github.com/pedrxd/MinModUrT

https://github.com/pedrxd/MinModUrT/releases


For the game Urban Terror 4.3.4 also released an unofficial dedicated server "TitanMOD ver 3.7", but unfortunately it is not available for download.


Specific offer:
Create an “Urban Terror” section on the UNYTI HQ site and launch a dedicated server based on MinModUrT_4.3.4.
Think up a name for the server, for example, "Nolf-UNYTI HQ [MOD]" This name will attract former Nolf-players to it.
Players can use their old nolf-nickname.
The name of the server should contain the word [MOD] - this is a requirement of the Urban Terror Administration.
MinModUrT_4.3.4 should be installed only on the server.
Players should not download MinModUrT_4.3.4
On the server, install 8-10 beautiful sniper maps:
ut4_intermodal_beta.pk3; ut4_druglord.pk3; ut4_aardtimes_www.pk3; ut4_alinosperch_a3.pk3; ut4_dealey_b2.pk3; ut4_superman2_beta.pk3;
ut4_laneway4_beta.pk3; ut4_gad_dom.pk3; ut4_toys_release.pk3; ut4_rip_release.pk3
Maps are only needed on the server, players will download maps from one of 10 free file servers, the download link is specified in the server settings.
The most famous free file servers:
https://sebsauvage.net/q3ut4/                        // 2223 maps
https://maps.pro-gameservers.net/q3ut4/      // 1762 maps
Small clans usually link to free file servers
Large clans, of course, place maps on their file server.

Interesting offer 1:
The main mistake of the developers of the latest version of Urban Terror 4.3.4 was the removal of 200 Mb textures from the game file (1800Mb). This is a very dumb savings.
As a result, many beautiful old maps have become terribly ugly.
For example, beautiful maps ut4_violentos_b3.pk3 or ut4_rivendel_b4.pk3 look very bad on the new version of Urban Terror 4.3.4

... You can start the UNYTI HQ "NOSTALGIA" server with old maps, and during the game give a link to the 200 Mb package from the UNYTI HQ website.
Those players who download this package will play with beautiful textures, the rest will play with ugly textures.

Interesting offer 2:
The game Urban Terror has a small number of skins.
It would be very interesting to add Nolf-skins to this game.
But this is fantastic ...?  :)

 

Edited by orion98

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Would need to see our monthly goals being met consistently before we would be able to ever consider such an endeavour.

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"No one lives forever." 

That is why Cate Archer is dead.

Monolith and other copyright owners have killed her. They also won't let other developers remaster it.

Only way to play NOLF multiplayer is server of the nolfgirl.net afaik.

Donate some pennies, play NOLF multiplayer at here. And recommend to your friends & recommend on social media etc.

If you can reach more people and get donations, maybe your project come true in the future. (Not in the "near" future i guess.)

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some pennies?  :)

Dear lady, 10 years ago I uploaded Nolf2 and Contract JACK to 4 free torrent trackers.
For 10 years, these games have downloaded more than 50,000 people.
But players are not visible on-line  :)

 

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21 minutes ago, orion98 said:

some pennies?  :)

Dear lady, 10 years ago I uploaded Nolf2 and Contract JACK to 4 free torrent trackers.
For 10 years, these games have downloaded more than 50,000 people.
But players are not visible on-line  :)

 

Because they have played single player and deleted the game from their HARD drive lol.

Edited by NanoTech

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4-5 years ago I uploaded patches for playing online NOLF2 and Contract JACK on playground.ru, moddb.com, community.pcgamingwiki.com
There, these patches downloaded over 2,000 people.

But players are not visible on-line. :)

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We do what we can and do not expect gratitude.
New time - new games,  C'est la vie

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