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Urban Terror HD Faster For Older Systems

in UrT Resurgence - posted Sunday, 01 April 2012 by FrozenSand
Not everyone can afford a gaming rig. In the current economic climate, Frozen Sand has decided that the best way forward is to help cater for players who are struggling with poor frame rates in Urban Terror.

This was not an easy task. We found that older systems graphics hardware and drivers were just not good enough to display our new visuals. After much discussion within the team,
we decided to write our own renderer for older systems.

Urban Terror HD will feature a new terminal renderer. Yes, thats right, anything with terminal emulation and 16 colour support can play Urban Terror! There is much work to be done still, but it looks promising.

Our new minimum specs for Urban Terror are now:
386 DX
32Mb RAM
CGA graphics and above (16-colour support required)

This was indeed inspired by vi-oquake3, that was developed for the ioquake3 project. However, we noted this method had a drawback being framed within vi; switching between insert and command mode would not have suited Urban Terror's fast gameplay.

Now for the goodies - a video showcasing Urban Terror with the new renderer!



Please feel free to comment in our forum.

April Fools! - Hope you had a good one :D

Clanbase UrT OpenCup Spring 2012

in Leagues - posted Friday, 16 March 2012 by FrozenSand
Clanbase is organising the UrT OpenCup Spring 2012 !


Sign up with your team and compete against other teams in one or more of the Clanbase Spring 2012 Cups. There are three game types to choose from; Team Survivor, Capture The Flag, and the Bomb Cup is back !!

More information

TS CTF Bomb

Sign up here

TS CTF Bomb

Schedule

Signups open - 11th of March
Signups close - 25th of March
Groups published - 2nd of April
First matchweek OC - 9th of April
First matchweek EC - 16th of April
Cups closed - 25th of June

Please feel to comment in our forum.

An Album Just For Fun

in Misc - posted Sunday, 12 February 2012 by FrozenSand
On a journey to learning synthesis and synthesizers UnifiedTone has created some sounds that he has turned into a whole album. As a little gift for the Urban Terror community we would like to share these tunes with you.

You can listen to them on:
BreakSymmetryMusic's channel.

We hope you enjoy listening to this free album, and also as long as it is not for commercial use, we like to encourage you to use them for your Urban Terror videos !

You can download the complete album here.

* Break Symmetry is licensed under the Creative Commons "non-commercial" license.

Please feel free to tell us what you think in our forum.

Dreaming of Nevada

in UrT Resurgence - posted Friday, 03 February 2012 by FrozenSand
Some of our more alert players have noticed a new map called Nevada on our test server for Urban Terror HD. See this post in our forum.


Click the image for more screenshots


Affirmative ! Nevada is a brand new map in development for Urban Terror HD and we would like to share this video of Nevada in action with you:



Please feel free to comment in our forum.
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UrTBr International TS League

in Leagues - posted Sunday, 29 January 2012 by FrozenSand

UrTBr International League Team Survivor

br Ready for something new? After more than a decade, the Brazilian community organizes its first International Championship for Urban Terror players world wide !

Schedule:

Sign Ups are extended till the 5th of February 2012

For more information about this competition please visit the UrTBr International League Website and Forum.
On this site you can find Rules, a Ban List, Settings and News about the league. In the forum clans can post results, suggestions and have contact with other clans.

You are also welcome to comment here.

Security Update - 27th January 2012

in UrT software (io) - posted Friday, 27 January 2012 by FrozenSand
We have just released a security fix for the current exploits, you can access these downloads on our Security page on our downloads pages. These binaries are based on the 2007 ioUrbanTerror which is currently distributed with 4.x



We strongly recommend that all servers admins update their servers. This includes the recent DrDos (DDoS Exploit) fix, as well as all the work done by Rambetter. A big thanks to him !

Our man Barbatos is the maintainer for the security fixes, if you have any further additions in the context of security, please send him a PM.

You are also welcome to comment in our forum.

FTW Gaming League Season 6

in Leagues - posted Monday, 23 January 2012 by FrozenSand


The FTW Gaming League has opened Sign Ups for Season 6 and all International Clans are welcome !

Schedule:

Qualifier Signup Cut Off: January 28th
Preseason/Qualifiers Start: January 29th
Sign-ups Close: February 11th
Season Starts: February 12th

For more information visit: #ftwgl @ irc.gamesurge.net or the FTWGL Website.

Please feel free to comment in our forum.
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Urban Terror Launcher

in UrT software (io) - posted Friday, 20 January 2012 by FrozenSand


We have made a small application to add the Urban Terror Network Protocol to your system to allow you to launch Urban Terror straight from your web browser and connect to a gameserver even quicker.

Download, install and forget about it. Your computer is ready to connect to your favourite Urban Terror servers just by clicking a server link on our servers browser, for example.

Download page : UrT Launcher.

Please feel free to comment or ask questions in our forum.

Signups For Urban Zone Leagues Open

in Leagues - posted Thursday, 19 January 2012 by FrozenSand
The signups for Season 7 and 14 of the Urban Zone TS and CTF Leagues are now open!

Both leagues are team competitions intended mainly for European teams. However, Urban Zone have had separated divisions for teams from other parts of the world before.

Now is the time to show off your skills with the largest Urban Terror competition out there. Visit www.urban-zone.org and Sign Up for one or both competitions.

Sign-ups are open till January 29th and the competition will start soon after, so grab your spot now, because there isn't much time left!

Visit the Urban Zone on IRC or their Website for more information.

Feel free to comment in our forum.

The H&K G36

in UrT Resurgence - posted Tuesday, 17 January 2012 by FrozenSand
Frozen Sand is proud to present you a high resolution render of the H&K G36 primary rifle that will be available in Urban Terror HD.



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