Do you get headsets with the dvd or cd edition in the shops or do i have to buy the game online to recieve the headset? Does it only come with the dvd edition?
ALSO ANOTHER QUESTION!!!! do u need headsets to talk??? or can i just press my ,,microfone button,, wihc is f and say something?? i cant seem to figure it out...so i gues si cant talk at all if i dont have a headset.. in some servers they hear me, and in some they dont..its weird..
The headset only comes in the Special Edition, which *is not the same thing as the DVD edition*. The game comes in three editions: the CD and DVD editions of the regular version (CD version has 6 discs, which is why they also distribute UT2004 in DVD format- only one disc) which has *only* the game, manual and rebate. The third is the Special Edition, which comes in a metal box, is *very* hard to find (outside the US anyway), and contains a fairly decent headset and 2 DVDs, one of which contains the game, the other contains around 100 hours of mapping and modding tutorials. The special edition is only really worth buying if you plan on getting into the modding scene, otherwise you're better off getting the DVD/CD edition and a seperate headset. You need a microphone to be able to talk, not necessarily a headset although this is a lot better. Hold down F while you're speaking, then let go when you're done. Personally I have the key bound to numpad 1.
oh because i was screaming ,,GET IN THE FUCKING CAR!!!!!,, to some guy while holding down f and got pissed because he wudnt get in.... the reason he didnt is beause i have no headphones....im so stupid..
The headset is nothing but a standard pair of headphones with a standard mic with standard connectors. You could plug any mic and headphones in and they should work.
VertigoThe special edition is only really worth buying if you plan on getting into the modding scene, otherwise you're better off getting the DVD/CD edition and a seperate headset.
Or for those people who do not have a headset to start with and don't want to spend $20 (or more) for a separate headset. Last I checked, the SE cost the same as the regular version (retail, that is...not eBay).
And finally, I thought that the DVD edition (non-SE) was only available in Europe. In the US we only have the CD version or the SE.
I'm sure a couple of spiderweb-logged corners of your vast empire have somehow got a hold of the DVD edition. As for the SE, I think you're missing the point: there are a TINY number of SE copies available worldwide, so if you're not planning on using the mapping DVDs then frankly it's selfish: each one of those DVDs has the potential to produce new mappers/modders who can add something new to the Unreal scene. Of course, each also has the potential to spawn yet another Face remake too :P. Oh, and before I forget, what makes you think linkinpark is from the US in the first place?
I managed to get the SE, the DVD tutorials and they are SUCH a valuable reasource. If you don't plan to mod, let someone else have the SE copy. I've started learning mapping from them and it's pretty cool... although I can't figure out how to unlock vehicles so you can get in them while playing. Right now they just sit there or get blown up.
VertigoI'm sure a couple of spiderweb-logged corners of your vast empire have somehow got a hold of the DVD edition.[/QUOTE]
Straight from the planet unreal website (http://www.planetunreal.com/ut2004/) is a little segment that I find is appropriate:
Are there multiple editions of UT2004?
Yup! Here's the breakdown:
Currently there are going to be 3 versions of the game available (more or less), please let me explain.
1) 6CD version (main version for North America, rest of the world, Asia, and some parts of Europe) 2) DVD (Main version for Europe, Germany will be DVD only, not North America) 3) DVD Special Edition (w/bonus DVD and a headset), this should be available pretty much everywhere but in LIMITED QUANTITIES.
So, unless I want to pay for a European import (and the S&H fees that come associated with it) if I wanted to get the DVD edition, I am forced to get the SE. And the fact that I get a DVD tutorial on how to mod/map the game gives me even more incentive to do just that. So, as it stands, our "vast empire" has not quite gotten to the point in our entertainment industry of embracing DVD as a format to put PC games on. In any case, I got the SE version primarily because you got more (the DVDs, tutorials, headset, fancy-schmansy metal box) than just the game, for the same price as just the game.
[QUOTE=Vertigo]Oh, and before I forget, what makes you think linkinpark is from the US in the first place?
I never made the claim that he/she was or was not in the US. All I said was "In the US we only have the CD or the SE versions." I made no claim as to where lp was from. That being said, if lp were from the US he/she would not be led to believe that the DVD (non-SE) version was readily available. If lp were not from the US, fine, now he/she has the knowledge that the US only has ready access to the CD or SE versions (I've been reading posts stating that CompUSA has an abundant supply of SE versions...sometimes out-numbering their CD versions).
So, anything else you find objectionable to my 4-sentence post? ;)