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==System requirements==
==System requirements==
{{ii}}These requirements are for the version.
{{System requirements
{{System requirements
|OSfamily = Windows
|OSfamily = Windows
|minOS    = XP
|minOS    = 95
|minCPU  = 1 GHz
|minCPU  = Intel Pentium/MMX 200 MHz
|minRAM  = 256 MB
|minRAM  = 16 MB
|minHD    = 100 MB
|minHD    = 100 MB
|minDX    = 7
|minVRAM  = 2 MB
|minDX    = 5
|recOS    = Vista, 7, 8, 10
|recOS    = 98, ME, 2000, XP
|recCPU  = 1.4 GHz
|recCPU  = Intel Pentium II 400 MHz
|recRAM  = 512 MB
|recRAM  = 128 MB
|recHD    = 630 MB
|recHD    = 630 MB
|recDX    = 9
|recVRAM  = 12 MB
|recDX    = 7

Revision as of 06:20, 29 August 2015

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Epic Games
Digital Extremes
GT Interactive
Mac OS MacSoft
Unreal Engine 1
Release dates
Windows May 22, 1998
Mac OS (Classic) 1999
Unreal on Wikipedia


The Mac OS X version of this game does not work on Mac OS X Lion (version 10.7) or later due to the removal of support for PowerPC apps.
GameSpy online services have been shut down (see Network for solutions).
Unreal 1998
Unreal Tournament 1999
Unreal Tournament 2003 2002
Unreal II: The Awakening 2003
Unreal Tournament 2004 2004
Unreal Tournament 3 2007
Unreal Tournament 4 Cancelled

General information

Official game site (Archived) - A site for all classic Unreal games
Liandri Archives - A dedicated Unreal wiki site that collects information about all the games in the series.
Unreal Wiki - A wiki on how to use Unreal Editor, UnrealScript and other technical aspects of Unreal Engine.
Unreal Admin Wiki - A wiki on how to manage Unreal multiplayer servers. Community Discussions for game series Support Page
Steam Community Discussions
Steam Users' Forums for game series


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
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Error: OS parameter cannot be empty
DRM-free after installation (requires an internet connection during installation)
Unreal Gold.
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Unreal Gold.
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Unreal Gold.
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Unreal Gold includes the Return to Na Pali expansion.

DLC and expansion packs

Name Notes
Unreal Mission Pack 1: Return to Na Pali Included with Unreal Gold.
Unreal Fusion Map Pack Available for free.
Mac OS

Essential improvements

In-game general settings.
In-game general settings.
In-game HUD settings.
In-game HUD settings.



A list of all official patches can be found here.


OldUnreal 227 Patch

A huge patch, it adds support for modern Windows, extra renders, multiple bug fixes, and many other additions. It also includes a patch to allow Unreal to run natively on Linux.

It can be found here.

Bonus Content

Fusion Map Pack - Adds 6 multiplayer maps to the game and is the only official bonus content for Unreal.

Graphical Tweaks

The vast majority of graphical tweaks are accomplished by editing the game's .ini configuration files.

D3D10/High Res/Widescreen Fix

Installing the Direct3D 10 renderer allows you to play the game in high-resolution, widescreen, and Direct3D 10. There's also a Direct3D 11 renderer, but currently no significant changes from D3D10 renderer.

High Resolution Textures

Replace the original textures with S3TC Textures and get amazing detail. Do not use these server-side.


Various modifications, custom content such as characters, maps, plugins, and total-conversion mods can be downloaded and installed for Unreal. Like every game in the Unreal franchise, there's a ton of mods floating around the web on fansites like Oldunreal.


Maps are custom levels that are created using mod tools or editors.

  • Unreal User Maps is a website hosted by Oldunreal. They host not only maps but the tools you'll need to make them.

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

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System Location
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/13250/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location

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System Location
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/13250/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

Video settings

In-game video settings.
In-game video settings.

Template:Video settings

Input settings

In-game key map settings.
In-game key map settings.
In-game general control settings.
In-game general control settings.

Template:Input settings

Audio settings

In-game audio settings.
In-game audio settings.

Template:Audio settings


Language UI Audio Sub Notes


Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
LAN play
Online play
16 GameSpy services have been shut down;[1] see GameSpy for workarounds.
All official maps are designed for at most 16 players. However, dedicated servers can be set externally to have the max player limit at 32

Connection types


Protocol Port(s) and/or port range(s)
TCP 7777
UDP 7777
Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) support status is unknown.
This is the default port used. It can be changed externally by the user

Other information


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 Not included with original release. 6 was added in via Patch v216. 7 was added via Patch v226 and replaced Direct3D 6 support. To add in Direct3D 8 and 9 support, the OldUnreal 227 Patch is required. For Direct3D 10 and 11 support, see D3D10/High Res/Widescreen Fix.
OpenGL 1.2 Since patch v216. OldUnreal 227 Patch adds OpenGL 2.0 support.
Glide 2.4
Software renderer
ExecutablePPC16-bit 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Mac OS (Classic)


Middleware Notes
Audio FMOD, OpenAL The OldUnreal 227 Patch is required.

System requirements

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 95
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium/MMX 200 MHz
System memory (RAM) 16 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 100 MB
Video card (GPU) 2 MB of VRAM
DirectX 5 compatible


  1. 1.0 1.1 File/folder structure within this directory reflects the path(s) listed for Windows and/or Steam game data (use Wine regedit to access Windows registry paths). Games with Steam Cloud support may store data in ~/.steam/steam/userdata/<user-id>/13250/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (13250) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.