This is so awesome, I downloaded it and it has all the recent updates that licensees get. Amazing!!
Wow guys, im so stoked ^^
For small indie teams this is a huge amount of pure win!
Im downloading it now to give this beauty a test run and will report back after i try a few things
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This is awesome.
Ok guys. I've been talking to Riki to break the news but figured we should share. Yes this is a FULLY FUNCTIONAL version of the Unreal Editor!!! This is the same as what the licensees work with right now. We plan on updating regularly too, so please keep an eye out for any bugs, or wonky problems you come across and let me know. There are a TON of new features which are explained on the website. One of the biggest new features is our Lightmass GI system. Light your whole scene with ONE dominant directional light!! Its truly amazing. The UDK as well comes with SpeedTree 5.0. This is a brand new version that has just been released and has some AMAZING features as well!!! Check out youtube for some videos of it. Now anyone can create mods without the hassle of having to have Unreal Tournament 3 installed on your computer. UDK is a completely standalone program. There are also 2 example games on www.udk.com The Ball and Whizzle. These are just a couple of examples of what you can do with UDK. Possibilities are endless as you know, and if you and a group want to release a full fledge game for people to buy there are ways of doing that as well. Just check the licensing page on the website. Hopefully everyone will enjoy this truly groundbreaking release!!!!
Wow! When I read that there was a free version I jumped in my seat and litterally broke my knee from hitting it on the bottom of the desk I am downloading now and can't wait to give it a test run!!
Great Post Riki!!
Thanks for letting everyone know
Thanks for posting Josh!!
I cant wait to play around with Lightmass, it looks way better than Beast and Ive heard great things about it from some of my friends who are currently using it.
This isn't just a free version, but an almost NEW version from what people are using from the UT3 editor. There are literally dozens and dozens of MAJOR upgrades to the engine since then! ;) Just wait till you start playing around with all of the new features!! We have put a lot of work into this baby, hehe...
I am downloading the UDK Beta. Is this the correct file? I am downloading it from epic games link located at the bottom.
(My knee still hurts lol.)
Man...what can i say...
Its fast guys...i mean super fast and seems mega scalable too.
In UE3 i used to have some lag when i moved objects around or cloned lights but that is all gone.
Its super smooth navigation wise and the new interface is really intuitive and moving around the world is like sliding on butter
I saved a package with 4x 2k textures, 1 Mat and a mesh in 30 seconds...whats cooler is that they all had defer compression on when i imported them into the editor.
It even opens UT3 saved packages.
I cant stress how impressed i am guys... you all really need to check this out...super serious ^^
;) Glad to hear metalliandy
All of the new upgrades since UT3 editor!
this is so beyond awesome that there are no words for it really. I just had a quick look here at work and damn. The potential of this, man...
That list is ridiculous, its like a new version of the editor completely
Any news on a 64 bit version?
Lets just focus on one thing at a time!
Heh, I was just curious. This pretty kick ass as it is.
This is amazing! A new interface with a clean layout, amazing speed and smoothness. Like metalliandy said, I was still expecting the lag in some of the areas when cloning or moving certain objects through the scene, but its all gone!! It is super fast when importing meshes and textures. I will continue to use it and try out all of the tools and options.
Its like getting a free Saleen for Christmas and finding out it comes with free gas for life!! :SDLKFJDKLFJ!!!!!! I am seriously stoked!
yeah, I noticed it said 32-bit at the top of the screen. So I wont be surprised later if a 64-bit one comes out
WOW, UT3 just got a bit more complicated.
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Big props to Tim Sweeney and the dev crew at Epic.
But if you think about it... make an outrageous game engine, make it usable, give it to everyone for free... It becomes and industry STANDARD... I think someone has a very good business plan!!
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Yea, no doubt that there's money involved ofcourse (but isn't there always?). Looking at all the mods that currently run on Valve's Source engine, it's hardly a surprise that other companies take the same route and open up their resources for the industry/community. And they also had a very similar thing for UE2 (Unreal Runtime Environment). It was allot more restricted though, but still gave you lots of the unreal 2.0 features... I'm guessing it was only a matter of time before they came with this, regardless of anything.
Really like their license agreements to btw, not a bad deal if you're a hobbyist that wants to make cool projects...
Installed it at work today works great! I love the new content browser, so speedy finding files. Installed it at home, works in Windows 7 64bit just fine :) Fracture tool is amusing to make destructible objects. Have to see how it handles importing destructible meshes too.
Cascade has been changed around a bit, feels like Xmas in November!
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Yeah its really nice! I was just talking to Bryan Erck about doing a bonus section for an addon to the Cascade release,well see if he has time
I'll pester him at work to make that happen
Oh cool, I didnt realize you worked together! Small world
Just to let you guys know, 3DBUZZ is doing a video series, like they did with UT3 release, that goes over most of the new features available in UDK. They are having to redo them, so they should be released in the next couple of weeks. I will keep you guys posted!
Thanks buddy! I can't wait to see the vids
Just a heads up guys, we've released a Beta 2 of the UDK. Mainly some hotfixes for anyone who had any kind of install types of issues, but please grab nonetheless!
Thanks for the info mate!
Should I uninstall Beta 1 or do both versions work together?
It installs into a different folder so you should be ok to uninstall the old version
Great to know, cant wait to check it out!
Does anyone know if I can get the script source for UDK or if its any different than the previous UT3 releases?
UDK December beta is out guys! http://udk.com/udkdownload.html Go grab and have fun. Here is a list of updates.
Wow! Im continually amazing here.
Thanks for the heads up
it looks great
The January UDK beta has been released!
Here are the notes..
and as always, you can download at UDK.com
Cheers for the regular updates mate
Its awesome that you keep us informed like this
;) Of course!
Be careful which one you downlaod though as a lot of the mirrors still point to the 2009 december one, just keep clicking through them till you get a 2010 in the filename, GamersHell definately has the latest one though
I got mine from the UDK site
http://udk.com/download.html (top right, in blue)
Always guaranteed to be the newest release!
February UDK has been released. Of course you can grab it at UDK.com Build notes are at
New realtime color picker has been added. you guys should enjoy that one!
awesome, but the eat3d link is broke cause its not HTTPS: Could you tell someone about that?
Just informed someone about that. Should be fixed shortly.
just a quick question where should we submit a supposed bug?
The best way is on the UDK.com forums, but you can PM it to me and I'll take a look for you.
Thanks again for the head up mate