Hey guys, I randomly came across this thread while googling for something UT related. Thought I'd register an account and let you know that UT99 is still alive and well, just not so much with public servers.
Most players are on IRC (Internet Relay Chat), we have several "Pickup Game" channels for CTF, TDM, Instagib CTF, Sniper Arena CTF, Domination, pretty much all the favorites. There's an irc bot you use commands such as !join and !leave and then once enough players join, captains are selected, they pick teams/server and you go play (teamspeak 3 required in most chans)
Our main website is www.ProUnreal.org and the IRC is irc.globalgamers.net (or irc.utchat.com), if you aren't familiar with mIRC, you can use the webchat to get started: http://webchat.globa.../?channels=mlut
Alternatively you could also join it through the Chat section in the game itself, it'll connect to our IRC by default.
The channels: #MLUT (Normal Weapons CTF) #TDMPickups (Normal Weapons TDM), #iPug (All InstaGib/Sniper Arena Dom/Others)
Now is a very good time to get back into it because a very talented Coder TimTim has taken the idea of "NewNet" from UT2k4 and gone way beyond it for Ut99. You've probably heard of ZeroPing...the buggy crappy client-side hitscan mod...well this is that, but 1000x better. It fixes ALL guns to be based on 15 ping, lag free movement/dodging, translocator, EVERYTHING. You can have 200 ping and play basically like it's a LAN server. It's still in beta but it's getting better and better each release. You can read about the changes and planned changes here: http://www.prounreal...pic.php?t=81016
Feel free to message me on IRC (I'll be chicken-) if you have any questions, we also have a download available for those who need the game all setup with the newest fixes/renderers so no need to go googling and finding patches and fixes for everything.