Epic Games has great news for mod developers: Custom sounds can now be imported for Unreal Tournament 3 mods for PlayStation 3 using Epic Games' ATRAC3 mod tools, which are free of charge and available now.
Press Release: Unreal® Tournament 3 Mods for PS3 Get Custom Sound Support
CARY, N.C. (September 25, 2009) - Previously, custom sounds for Unreal Tournament 3 mods have only been supported for PC. Thanks to cooperation with Sony, Epic Games is able to offer its QA-tested and approved PS3 sound conversion tools to mod authors.
What this means is that many of our latest and greatest mods, especially total conversions using entirely original assets, can now be ported over for the entire PS3 community to enjoy.
Want to see some of these amazing mods? Head over to http://www.makesomethingunreal.com to view the dozens of levels, characters, vehicles, weapons and total conversions that are in the running to receive lots of cash and even an Unreal® Engine 3 commercial license as part of the $1 Million Intel Make Something Unreal Contest.
If you are a mod author and want to take advantage of these tools, the instructions are really simple. First, you should have Unreal Tournament 3 for PC, patched to the latest version, installed on your local machine to get started. To access the sound conversion tools, simply click through the ATRAC end-user license agreement (EULA) here, install ATRAC on top of UT3's PS3ModTools v2.1 (which enable the cooking of PC mods for use on the PS3), and begin importing files.
You can read more about creating Unreal Tournament 3 mods for PS3 at the Unreal Developer Network: http://udn.epicgames.com/Three/PS3Mods.html.
To download PS3ModTools 2.1, click here: http://udn.epicgames.com/Files/UT3/Mods/PS3ModTools2.1.exe
To view the ATRAC tools EULA, visit http://www.scedev.net/atrac_eula.php.
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