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In March 2002 ElBundee came up with the idea to create a mappack for Jailbreak III and because of this, we are able to release not one but two Custom Map Packs to the public today. Each map pack contains 9 Jailbreak maps—some brand-new, some almost new and others 'old' but enhanced. So while you are waiting for UT2003 to hit the shelves, make sure to grab those packs and keep on fraggin'.

Custom Map Pack #1 (15 MB) UMod Version and Zip Version (Epic Bonus Pack 4 required)

Custom Map Pack #2 (18 MB) UMod Version and Zip Version (Epic Bonus Packs 1 and 4 required)Check out this thread, if you like to know the names of the included maps or if you are looking for a server to play them online.

Various News Bytes

  • IGN reviewed Jailbreak III Gold – You can find a Jailbreak III Gold review over at IGN ModWatch. Here's a small part of it: "Small download, easy installation, fun as hell. There is no reason not to pick this one up right now, so please do. It's easily one of the best UT mods around, and one of the better multiplayer experiences out there."
  • HomeLAN interviewed Mychaeel – John Callaham from HomeLAN interviewed Mychaeel about Jailbreak III, the Unreal-engine modding community and what Epic does for it. The interview is very detailed and interesting to read, so don't miss it.
  • Jailbreak goes Tactical Ops – eagleAR has released UTMod4TO Beta 1.10, a mod that allows people to play Jailbreak with Tactical Ops weapons and models. The mod sounds extremely promising and requires both Jailbreak and Tactical Ops to be installed. Give it a try!
  • modDB now includes Jailbreak – The aim of modDB is to list every mod regardless of game. Furthermore once a mod is listed an abundant amount of features is opened, allowing much promotion and invaluable interaction with fellow members. And Jailbreak III Gold is now a part of this nice idea.
  • BlueYonder supports Jailbreak III Gold – RevBillyG spread the news about BlueYonder (a UK-based GSP) and their brandnew support of Jailbreak III Gold through their bookable servers. So get logged in and start playing!
  • Updated JB-Hydro32 available – If you are tired being hunted down by pupaes out on bail or morons escaping jail via the arena you should download the latest version of SpoonDog's JB-Hydro32 immediately. This one is a must-download for all server admins too!
  • MotherShip gone Gold – Once again larrystorch did a tremendous job updating the MotherShip. He has added Jailbreak III Gold lately and so there are more than fourty shining maps in rotation waiting for all of us to join. Don't miss our weekly Sunday Lockdown and feel free to make use of the MotherShip any time you like.

Jailbreak III Gold is out!

Arriving precisely on schedule, Jailbreak III Gold is available for download. Head over to our download page and get it now! The full package comes at 40.1 MB.

  • After you have installed Jailbreak, do set your Jailbreak Stats password in the Jailbreak preferences dialog. With that, you'll be listed in the official Jailbreak World Stats ranking.
  • Use the Jailbreak tab in Unreal Tournament's built-in server browser to find public servers running Jailbreak. Before you join a game though, it's a great idea to play the interactive Jailbreak tutorial to get acquainted to Jailbreak's features and gameplay.
  • Don't forget to log on to #utjb on irc.enterthegame.com, and join us in playing our weekly Sunday Lockdown at 7 PM UTC! (That's 0:02:00 on the release counter above.)

While you're downloading, have a look at our Press Center and the Gold screenshots there.

Jailbreak III Gold is coming!

Image - Jailbreak III Gold is coming!

Five months after the release of Jailbreak III, we're about to release Jailbreak III Gold, featuring a shining new set of nine maps created by high-profile community mappers like DavidM, Hourences, Hyperion, Lehmi, MClane, SnowDog and SpoonDog (have a look at the screenshots!). Also included is a new interactive Jailbreak tutorial to introduce new players to Jailbreak's features and gameplay.

The release is due on September 1st, 2002, at 5 PM UTC (that is, not surprisingly, 0:00:00 on our release counter above). Download locations for Jailbreak III Gold will be available at that time on our download page.

Everybody is invited to join the Jailbreak team and other Jailbreak addicts in celebrating the release: Log on in #utjb on irc.enterthegame.com around that time and take part in the Jailbreak community's Sunday Lockdown starting at 7 PM UTC (that's 0:02:00 on our release counter after the release) on the public servers that are around.

Jailbreak III Gold includes Service Pack 2 (SP2) which will be also available as a separate download. SP2 provides players and server admins with the latest in compatibility, new features and bug fixes, including client-side performance optimizations, better protection for released players, a set of additional interface skins and a mutator that awards imprisoned players weapons as prizes for fighting (and surviving) in jail.

SP2 is a network-compatible accumulative update for Jailbreak III; players having Jailbreak III Gold or SP2 installed will be able to play on servers running any previous revision of Jailbreak III and vice-versa.

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