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September 8, 2009 - Enhanced client with new GUI and graphics (legacy client included), new Gargoyle race, dungeon and two skills

Application Details:

Version: Stygian Abyss
License: Retail
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Platinum
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.7.12

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What works

UOClassicSetup_7_0_24_0.exe.  Just put it in your Program Files folder and run it.  CHECKING for updates.  client.exe (which authenticates the account, connects to the world servers, and runs the game) seems to work flawlessly.  Actual gameplay, once the game is installed by uo.exe (see What does not work) all appears to work, but I have not exhaustively tested it.

What does not

That first update, which actually installs most of the game files.  The updater, uo.exe, shows up Program Files\Electronic Arts\Ultima Online Classic.  It never finishes before crashing.  My workaround was to run that part of the installation using Wine 1.4.1 in my Debian Wheezy install.  This is workable because I have a separate partition for Windows software, that gets mounted to ~/.wine/drive_c/Programs during boot, either by fstab or by a mount -U statement in /etc/rc.local


What was not tested

Most gameplay.  I did all of that in Debian Wheezy.  Any third-party software.  There have been no new updates to install since installing the game.

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Additional Comments

Installation: Put the Classic Client Installer in the directory where you want UO, and run it.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowPinguy OS 11.04Feb 10 20141.7.12Yes Yes Platinuman anonymous user 
CurrentUbuntu 12.04 "Precise" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Feb 02 20131.5.22No, but has workaround Yes Goldan anonymous user 
ShowDebian GNU/Linux 7.x "Wheezy"Feb 01 20131.4.1Yes Yes Platinuman anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 11.04 "Natty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jun 07 20111.3.21Yes Yes Goldan anonymous user 
ShowFedora 13Jun 23 20101.2-rc4Yes Yes GoldMichael Pogue 

Known Bugs

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HowTo / Notes

Problems with mouse
This can be solved for some clients by setting "MouseThread=off" in every uo.cfg (there are many for each character and one global).
Problems running uo.exe
You can safely use client.exe for the game and run uopatch.exe from time to time manually.
Connecting to free shards
You have to disable encryption for your client:
  1. Either you can find already patched client for your shard (browse the shard forums). And you can run it like the normal one (tested by Plague).
  2. Or you can patch the client yourself using UO Rice (some say this can be only done on Windows and before any patching) and then run the patched client. (suggested by sk8dork, not tested by Plague).

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Mad for this game
by Joanne Johnson on Sunday December 1st 2013, 23:44
but I don't have a clue as to how to make it work for me.
how to install on current versions
by Nicholas Anton on Monday August 30th 2010, 18:24
Just a fyi...i thought it was completely broken and followed the instructions via bug 21650. What was extracted in my version of the installer was the mythic patching program and NOT the entire program ready to run (no client.exe). However, and upon running the patcher it seemed to just exit without error.

I gave up and worked on my computer for a bit, then went to get something to eat.

When i got back...the client was installed. It's not broken..just really...really slow.