What is Redirection?
Redirection basically sends people who connect to your server to a website to download any custom files which the player does not have. Once this is done the player is sent back to your server who can now enter the game, this is all done without the player noticing i.e. it looks like a normal download from the server.

Why Should I Use Redirection?
You only need to use redirection if your server runs custom files i.e. maps, mods or mutators which do not come with the standard game. If you are running a 12 man CTF server with no extra maps, mutators or mods then you will not need to setup redirection. If however like 85% of the servers out there you have a custom map or mutator then it would be very wise to see if you can setup redirection. As when a player does not have the required file he will download it off your server which uses additional CPU and Bandwidth, redirection solves this problem.

How Do I Set My Server Up To Use Redirection?
You will need to alter 2 sections of your server ini file. Please refer to the examples below for your specific game server.
(note if you do not have these sections then you can add them to the end of your server ini file)

Unreal Tournament:

Unreal Tournament 2003:

Unreal Tournament 2004:

Unreal Tournament 3:

Add compressed files!

You can upload your compressed files (.uz, .uz2 and .uz3) to our public redirect servers only through ftp. The public redirects will be updated with the newly uploaded files every 15 minutes.

Please fill out this form to get the login. Contact
Here you can download a ftp client to upload your files: http://filezilla.sourceforge.net

What tools can I use to compress files?

UT CompreZ
UT CompreZ is a tool to speed up and eaze up the compression of custom maps and other custom Unreal Tournament files. Download.

Private Redirects
If you would like a private redirect, ut-files.com will host one for you. The charge is only $3 per month for 15Gb of storage. Please contact the ut-files.com staff for details on how to setup your account on the forums. Send Skillz a Private Message inquery.