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Last Resort Mod

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

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Beta 4 out now!

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Last beta update: December 22, 2021   

Last Resort Blog

Last Blog Entry

Activision Shuts Down COD Mod Project

This story scares the crap out of me.   A mod group called X Labs got a cease and desist letter from Activision and have deleted everything.  While I know the Swat series is old and pretty much forgotten about compared to COD this is still my biggest fear that some uncaring lawyer is out for a notch on their belt.

It's also worth noting that X Labs was not distributing complete Call of Duty games—it was just a mod pack, meaning a normally-installed version of the game was required for it to work.

Hopefully the fact that Swat 3 hasn't had online servers in over a decade saves us from the hangman.