Universal Unreal Unlocker: This mod provides incredible photo modes for almost all UE4 games

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At this point, we actually expect a photo mode in certain types of games. If you are playing a beautiful open world or action game with beautifully detailed toys, you will be surprised to find that the developers have not implemented a good method to capture the lush scenery, cool poses or perfect freeze frame of the details. expression.

Even if the game does have its own photo mode, these proprietary versions will have limitations. If you have been looking for a more versatile photo mode tool, you will be happy to know that screenshot lovers have invented it: Universal Unreal Unlocker, or “UUU”.

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this UUU module Allows you to trigger the free camera mode in the lengthy list of Unreal Engine 4 games (over 300, according to the creator of UUU), disable the HUD, and recreate the in-game console. In addition, it also adds frame skipping function. The result is a high degree of freedom to capture the exact moment-even in cutscenes, which is usually prohibited.

This is also a ticket to stroll through underrated or completely missed gaming environments, such as the cyberpunk cityscapes of The Ascent or Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order’s iconic imperial base.

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I chat with the UUU community on Discord, check their work and listen to the opinions of some members. TeoTave told me in the footage above that he caught it in Jedi: Fallen Order. “I want to capture Cal’s idle posture, and at the same time give the impression that he is looking at the environment in the background, but I also want to add an’invader element’ to the picture, such as the starship in the upper left corner,” TeoTave Say.

“UUU is used here to remove some unwanted effects, a free camera, and freeze the game at the right moment (after calculating the number of seconds for the idle animation trigger and the starship to appear in the frame…and after countless attempts )) And hot sampling.”

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UUU was created by Frans Bouma (aka Otis_Inf), a software developer and game module maker, who worked on camera modules for a while, but always wanted to make something more versatile.

He and a friend started to build camera unlockers for some specific UE4 games, and then worked hard to make the code more and more universal so that it can run in multiple games made with the engine. Voila, it worked, Bouma has been able to keep up with the Unreal Engine updates, otherwise it will complicate things.

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UUU also uses so-called “hot sampling” to help you take more detailed photos without melting the GPU.

“The idea is that you make screenshots in window mode at a size that you can see on the monitor. Say 1920×1080. Then use the software to adjust the window size to 7680×4320 (8K or whatever you want) and let the game resize , Quickly grab a screenshot, and then resize it again before your GPU explodes. The complete window will not fit your screen, but most capture software will still grab the complete frame buffer. As long as you adjust to the same aspect ratio The resolution, the screenshot should be the same as the one you created, but the resolution is higher,” said Jim2point0, UUU community moderator.

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Many screenshots submitted by the UUU community have a certain degree of hot sampling and usage changes Recolor.

Use the UUU tool to shoot the most popular characters in PC games more easily. If the game supports any resolution, you can resize the lens and get a high-resolution image without awkwardly rotating the camera or cropping the distant lens.

(Image source: Frans Bouma/Otis_Inf)

Bouma is not just keeping up with UE4. He also recently added a new lighting system that can add custom lights in real time. In this shot from Kena: Bridge of Spirits, he added two custom light sources to illuminate the heroine’s cane and face.

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