Announcement Ultima Shards Installer / Patcher Released

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  1. Punkte

    Punkte Administrator Community Manager Developer

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    Hey guys!
    We feel the patcher is ready enough to release to the public.
    Keep in mind, there will be somewhat frequent updates to the patcher as we add in new artwork, files, UI changes, etc.
    We are not 100% finished with the look and functionality of it, but feel its good enough to release.

    Ultima Shards Patcher

    If you come across ANY issues with the patcher, please, double click the error message above the progress bar, copy the error, and create a post in THIS SUB-FORUM.

    Thank you!
     
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    Installer, Patcher, Launcher (IPL) Notes

    The IPL app requires Administrator privileges for un/installing Ultima Online and modifying the Windows Registry to create keys that track the installation paths, as well as some other user options that the IPL app uses.

    The IPL app will automatically update itself whenever you run it, if any updates are available.
    When the IPL app updates itself, it will automatically restart.

    If you wish to do a full install verification, delete the 'manifest.lst' file that the IPL app creates.

    When the IPL app has finished installing/patching Ultima Online, you will be able to launch the game using one of the icons on the bottom-right tool-bar.

    Ultima Online is not required to run the IPL app as a full version of the game will be downloaded and installed in the location you choose.

    You can run the IPL app from any location, if you have an existing install, any updates will be applied to it.
    In the case that the IPL app's name is the same as one found in the existing install directory, the existing version of the IPL app will be launched.
     
  3. Dave Hullah

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    Hi Guys,

    When i attempt to download the launcher it is saying it either has malware or is a threat to my computer. Any ideas how to bypass this?

    Thanks,

    Dave
     
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    Avast but when i disable it windows also says its a threat.. I will have a play around with it and see what i can do :)
     
  6. Dave Hullah

    Dave Hullah Alpha Tester

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    sorry i just needed to right click and run as administrator :oops: #imanoob
     
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    On Windows Vista, &, * and 10, it will automatically pop-up the User Account Control dialog and request Administrator priviledges.

    If you have UAC disabled, that is likely why you see the warnings :)

    The reason this is detected by virus scanners is because it makes a lot of modifications to files, which can be picked up as erratic behaviour.
    It triggered my AVG once while I was testing, but hasn't done it since.
     
  8. Dave Hullah

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    Ah i see. Cool thanks :)
     
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    Thanks for getting this up ahead of time guys. Looks great!
     
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    The Good:
    Launcher runs and installs without issue
    Launcher downloads and unpacks quickly
    Launcher works great with Razor

    The Bad:
    Launcher is giving me errors with UOSteam
    At first I'd get a white box titled 'Read Error' that says "Invalid config file"
    Replaced the UOSteam with my own on my PC, it actually starts now but says "Invalid profile file 'Default.xml'" I assume this is because it is all read only for some reason and UOSteam cannot create its own files.
    The embedded video is unnecessary, intrusive, and annoying. I'd rather links to videos or announcements or the patch notes displayed there and able to be changed via the buttons on the right. This alone would cause me to only use the launcher to update and stick to basic uosteam as my launcher otherwise. A mute button isn't enough. You can't even read the text in the video about the new guild system.
     
  11. Punkte

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    Thanks for your input. The UI of the launcher is a work in progress, and we just wanted to get something out to players and begin troubleshooting.
    The UOSteam errors are known and we are working on a fix for it.
    Links, video, etc all will be looked at extensively after release. As long as it functions now, the UI side of it can wait.

    As far as the compliments, thanks! Vor's been working hard on this the last few weeks and it'll only get better.
     
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    The issue with the download has been resolved, thank you :)
     
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    OK So I have it downloading. Thanks for fixing that. I love being honest.. So far the download time in Washington State is fairly slow actually compared to other downloads I've ever made but still she is coming along. At one point my screen flickered black which is weird because I cant recall the last time that had happened. I have now heard the video three times and cannot stop it, Expecting a fourth round of that. For an initial UI it is quite impressive its size is good and simply appears very visually appealing and advanced for ultima. Thanks again!
     
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    I'll add some controls for the video to play/pause/stop, click the Mute button on the top right if you want, for now :)
     
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    I did as well sir thank you and also like I said I'm impressed the size of the UI itself caught my attention not to big not too small. The graphics on it are damn good. Ok so here is what I just experienced. I went through the process the first time. Top bar was full said something like complete. The bottom bar was not all the way full and I hit the razor button (50/50 on accident and anticipation). Now razor couldn't find the client file and the download has started all the way over. Not sure what could be done to prevent this maybe a no click on razor or steam gump that says wait for download to complete in the future.

    *Update after the second download it did work and flawlessly. I am not sure as to how I messed that first one up.
     
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    i downloaded it and patched fully
    I get stuck at connecting when I select the aos shard
     
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    i have that problem too. stuck on connecting =(
     
  19. Dave Hullah

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    your both having that problem because the server is not due to go live for another hour yet
     
  20. Dave Hullah

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    hmm im having trouble also now - Admin is it live now?
     

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