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Inside UO... no longer works, that’s not news... BUT...

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I’m working on a new town banner for Atlantic shard and I’m having one “heck” of a time getting the graphics needed to build the town banner “on paper” so it can be built in game.

I tried some recommended tricks to get the old program to work and for a bit... it did work! However, I think it's demanding a totally clean install and I’m not undoing hours and hours of work for this simple task. I saw a few things that are interesting... I thought I would share. Stuff not in the active game, however... you’ll have to forgive the fact I have no pictures to share. Clearly, you can understand why.

If you didn’t know, everything, no matter how big or small, has it's own graphics file. The bigger the thing, the more files it needs to be shown in game. For example, a fishing net is 1 file. A large “High Seas” ship is many files. Sometimes a slightly larger then 1 square item requires 2 files. There are endless upon endless graphic files. Each with an ID number. It takes hours just to look at everything. While searching, I found 3 newer things that I have never seen in game. Maybe I don’t get around like I used to... so thus I thought I’d share.

High Seas... cannons. There is a 3rd size! It's much larger then the large cannon and has a monster’s mouth at the open end. It looks like a beak of some kind.

Also High Seas... I swear I saw a new type ship, totally different then the known ships we’ve seen thus far. This one has large ores sticking out the sides. Every ship has every detail and in every direction... but these ores stuck out very clearly. If I’m not mistaken, it looks a lot like the Elvin ship, but again... we are talking tons of single graphics.

Third... a 3rd topiary shrub. If you’ve used clippers on the short or tall hedge, or the juniper bush... you can choose 2 shapes. One, a goblin... second a llama... and the third.... is a Velocaraptor. The monster is in game... not this shrub!

I’m sure there’s more... just like I said, Inside UO has been broken so long.
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There's also a program called Fiddler that can be helpful in parsing art files.

Another option, to do easy demasking, is open your game window wide and drag objects to the black area, screenshot that, then just crop down to smaller size with black and the object, then cut out the black area to get just the object. Learning even a little Photoshop or some other graphics tool will go far not only for making a town banner but all sorts of stuff.

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Please PM me a URL of this Fiddler program, if you would. ;-)

You need ID numbers to make this work for a banner. Just copy and save the stuff in question isnt good enough... at least that's what I was told.


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Let me google that for you

Since EA is asking ppl submit a town banner plan because some idiot made one that made it look so easy a few years ago, they should make/release a tool that lets players play with the artwork.

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I got inside UO to work by installing my UO from my LBR CDs. But I made sure not to patch the game. That way all files are kept as they should be kept and you can run InsideUO perfectly :)

And I could still play UO on my other client which I downloaded from the website separately. For everything missing I just googled it and usually find the graphics for it on uoguide

Edited by Ron/Nathaniel Hawk, 16 November 2012 - 09:19 AM.


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Ron... See? Thats what I tried! But with SE. It was working to a point and then all the art became a jumbled mess... and I had the most violent crash I had ever suffered in all of my own PC history. Didnt let it patch. Didnt play. I think its time for something else. Unless you want to help me collect a few things? hehe. I have 50% of what I need... but cant get the rest.

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Inside UO still works for me. Not sure why or how but it works. At least I can still see all images heh

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Did you try clicking on them, so the picture file pops out... with the ID#, so you can save it?

Otherwise it make an effor, a noise, and refuses. :-(

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Oh wow. It must have broken with one of the last patches because it was still working a few months back. Weird. Yup it's broken :(