Recently announced, OldUnreal (known for their maintenance of the original Unreal code base for many years) have reached an agreement with Epic to take over maintenance of the UT99 code base.
This is exciting news, we can now expect patches (no ETA) which will make the game easier to run on newer systems.
Additionally there is work being completed to implement much needed security updates into the code base.
Based on the information available we can expect,
- Support for (minimum) Pentium 4 machine running either Windows XP, a Linux distribution with glibc 2.19 or greater, Mac OS X 10.7, or macOS.
- Security enhancements
- Performance improvements
- New public headers
- Backwards compatibility with original games
- Compatibility with existing mods, although some might need to be recompiled.
- Continued compatibility with custom renders, (UTGLR packaged)
- Update to UnrealEd
Interesting times ahead.