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Public Mod Author Support for Unreal Tournament (UT2003, UT2004)

Document Summary: Public mod community portal and resource page for Unreal Tournament (UT2003, UT2004) mod development, including links to tutorials, files, etc.

Document Changelog: Last updated by Richard Nalezynski?; previous updates by by Ron Prestenback? (link to .ucl tutorial) and Michiel Hendriks.


Welcome to the Unreal Developer Network public mod community portal. In this section, you will find a collection of tutorials; files and links that will help you get started on creating custom content for Unreal Tournament 2003 and 2004. We will be updating this section as new content becomes available so please check back often. For publically available UDN documentation for Unreal Engine 2, check the UnrealEngine2 website. If you have a tutorial or utility that you would like hosted on the Mod Author Portal, please submit it to Tutorial <nop>Submissions.

Check Yourself

Before you get started, you should check the game's hardware and software requirements and make sure your drivers and other software and hardware are up to snuff. It's rather annoying to get all geared up to play with the latest Unreal technologies, only to find you need to spend an hour downloading and upgrading half the drivers on your system.

Getting the Resources

In addtition to the game, itself, you will need the following essential files. It may be helpful to download some of the other useful files, as well.

Essential files

Other useful files


There are various ways to get help during your mod development, most of them are community-run.


When making use of the following support channels please follow the netiquette (specially for the mailing lists). It is not much to ask and it will make everybody's time more pleasant.



If you are new to the Unreal Engine you first want to check out these documents to learn the basics.

Some tutorials on more specific elements of UT2004:

Via WebHome and the search you will much more tutorials.

Mailing Lists

These mailing lists are run by Epic, and are regulary read by the Epic staff. However most help is given by other members. To sign up for the mailing lists send an email to majordomo@udn.epicgames.com with the following text in the body (a subject isn't required):

subscribe <listname>

Where is one of the following:

For Unreal Tournament 2004:

  • ut2004mods: A mailing list for UT2004 mod developers ([http://udn.epicgames.com/lists/thread.php?list=ut2004mods][archives]])
  • ut2004servers: A Mailing list for UT2004 server admins ([http://udn.epicgames.com/lists/thread.php?list=ut2004servers][archives]])

For Unreal Tournament 2003:

  • ut2003mods: A mailing list for UT2003 mod developers ([http://udn.epicgames.com/lists/thread.php?list=ut2003mods][archives]])
  • ut2003servers: A Mailing list for UT2003 server admins ([http://udn.epicgames.com/lists/thread.php?list=ut2003servers][archives]])

For Unreal Tournament:

  • utmods: A mailing list for UT mod developers ([http://udn.epicgames.com/lists/thread.php?list=utmods][archives]])
  • utservers: A Mailing list for UT server admins ([http://udn.epicgames.com/lists/thread.php?list=utservers][archives]])


Epic does not provide an IRC channel for mod development or server admins. See the Community section for community-run IRC channels.




Various community run IRC channels:

Additional Resources