• Front slider 1
  • Front slider 2
  • Front slider 3
  • Front slider 4

Welcome to the home of the Last Resort mod for Swat 3.

This website is set up to help organize the construction of a mod to upgrade Swat 3 as much as possible considering we don't have the source code to the game.   We achieve this by a combination of hacked game executables, replacement textures, and by the use of a custom launcher for Swat 3.

 SVGA graphics was the standard for video games when Swat 3 was released back in 1999 but advances in technology have left Swat 3 looking very dated.   16-bit colour and a screen resolution of only 800x600 were normal back when the game first hit the market.

The Core Mod Goals:

  • Make the 2D menus run in several other resolutions instead of just 800x600
  • Make Swat 3 run the actual 3D part of the game at any chosen resolution
  • Double the draw distance of the game
  • Make the game use textures of a maximum size of 1024x1024 (instead of 256x256 pixels)
  • Make new menu and chat lobby graphics for larger screen resolutions
  • Upgrade low resolution textures in Swat 3 on all maps

Future Wish List:

  • Upgrade low polygon 3D weapon models and character skins
  • 32 bit colour rendering instead of the default 16 bit colour

Last Blog Entry

Another year - January 10, 2023

What, another year has passed?   Impossible!  The next version of the Last Resort mod still isn't done yet?  I can't believe it either!

Happy new year everyone!   I worked a little on the mod over the Christmas holiday but didn't get as much done as I would have liked.  Specifically I was concentrating on making new textures for Mission B (Getts house).   Not all textures are good enough to use AI software to upgrade and need to be rebuilt from scratch.   This process is very time consuming because frequently I also need to tweak the mission's .SCN file with Furrycat's brilliant SCN editor.

As previously mentioned in older blog entries I am currently really busy working full time on a Canadian television show.   This season we shoot for 10 months of the year (very grueling run) but by mid-February we will finally be wrapped.  After a week of recovery I hope to get back to working on the mod.

 

Random thoughts:

 

It looks like the NeuWon network is dead for good.   The website hasn't been up in a while and the creator of NeuWon doesn't seem to respond to emails.   Such a shame since it would have been really nice to have a way to play Swat 3 online like the old days.

 

I got a notification from the company that I buy the domain name for this website that all .info website domains will have a price increase of over 15% next year.  Don't be surprised if I move this website to new domain in the future to save money.   Luckily I have already renewed for a year before the price increases.

 

At some point this year I also must build a new template for the website.  I have avoided upgrading the CMS that the website runs on but eventually they will stop releasing security patches for this existing version.

2023  Swat 3 Last Resort - Swat 3 Game Modification
© 2001 Activision Publishing, Inc. Activision and SWAT are registered trademarks of
Activision Publishing, Inc. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners.