Summary: You can not play online this game any more. GameSpy CLOSED the MasterServer. [...] Hey GameSpy Fans! We are sad to say that it's time to say good-bye to GameSpy Arcade and GameSpy Arena. We will no longer be providing any support to these products or services. While they are still open to use if you wish, they are offered "AS-IS" and will not be supported. We can't thank you enough for your years of loyalty to these GameSpy products! P.S.
Summary: THIS GAME IS COMPLETELY INCOMPATIBLE WITH THE MICROSOFT VISTA OPERATING SYSTEM. Some games work, or you can use Vista's "Compatibility Mode." Don't bother buying this unless you have Windows XP exclusively. I had to return this to Amazon after spending 30 minutes on line with Vivendi customer service trying to resolve the issue. Save yourself the grief!
Summary: After a silence of well over a year and a half, a moderator on the official forums announced "It has been officially confirmed - SWAT 4 (which is slated to use the Unreal2 engine; it is also official that Urban Justice, as was, has been cancelled) has been postponed, indefinitely." It's too bad- if they'd made this game anything like SWAT3 it would have been great. Don't get your hopes up for a sequel to SWAT3- if there ever is one it'll be a long time before it emerges.
Don't expect high quality, company tends to save on support.
4 February 2002
Summary: Hi all. Support for SWAT3 was just dropped leaving it in almost unusable state. Net game is extreamly unstable (game crashes just from attempt to ping :) ) and players are often just dropped from a game. Poor install causes DX misconfigurations, etc. All those tiny bits will certainly migrate to SWAT4 because of the same development team, same administration and same internet gaming support.