Essence UCS

Essence UCS

StaticZ

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Aug 12, 2013
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Russia, Moscow
dev.uoquint.com
Shard Name
Quintessence
It's depends on what you call "ready". And it's not client, this is shell, so it's working, sure some features can become reason of bugs (especialy for clients that I don't use, so don't have any information about problems with them), but as most of them are configurates via configs, most of them can be disabled (except some hardcoded, like using emp packs, thow even this can be disabled in developer mod). So with disabled all options this client is playable not more or less then original one. UCS concept is make client as much customisable as possible, and its configuration becomes with each version more complex task as number of options increased. UCS is focused on shard admins and developers, it not like razor, where you need just to run it and select client, here you first need to rebuild your client, configure and only after all if all is done correct it can be lunched... On practice at first time it can take up to several days just to make it work, as you will need to sort hundred files from your client to make them ready for converting to *.emp. After this you get distro which is rather friendly to yours players.

As for ready state, it never will be ready, as allways is smth that can be added or need to be fixed... And one more - razor and all other tools wont be work with UCS.
 
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m309

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As someone who is currently testing/using the alpha release, its completely amazing. It is 100% geared for RP shards, and it shows.
 

StaticZ

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Aug 12, 2013
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dev.uoquint.com
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Quintessence
Domonstration for few features - experimental drawing range change, adding new resolutions and customizable 2x upscaler. My english is far from perfect so comments are in in subtitles, so don't forget to enable them.

PS Sorry for bad quality, originaly video has dimension 2560x1440 and I had to downscale it to 1920x1080 to be able to upload it.

 
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Gargouille

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Hi,

I will take a look, sounds very interresting, but I got many systems that need UltimaLive... What about UltimaLive compatibility ?
 

StaticZ

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Aug 12, 2013
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Quintessence
Officialy any other third party tools not supported, thow it doesnt mean that they can't run. But it means that even if they will work no guarantees that it will continue work in future releases. On other hand i will add smth like this in future, thow it's concept will be differ...
 

Hank

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Great work Staticz. One step closer to the Ultima Online of my dreams!
This shows excellent promise and I can not thank you enough for sharing this with all of us!
You have my up most respect and admiration.
 

StaticZ

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Aug 12, 2013
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Russia, Moscow
dev.uoquint.com
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Quintessence
Version 0.6.05 available!! New features overiew will be little later in video. In new version was improved code injection, it now becomes much more stable and in 95-99% runs with first attempt. In theory this possibly can also solve problems with win8. It will be greate if someone will check this.
Core features review:
[media]

Technicaly it's most difficult hack. About 10 hooks, 20-30 assembler injections, about 40 code patches and 50 code offsets for all this (other are founding dinamicly)
 

Feeh

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I'd love to put my hands on the source hhahahah...I know it is not open :p
Thats awesome what you did to the paperdoll and the ease to customize

And i'm trying to increase the game fps hahah
Anyway, great work man!
 

StaticZ

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Aug 12, 2013
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Quintessence
Version 0.7.91 available!! There are no any new client hacks, thats why at this time no any video preview. But this don't mean that there are no much changes. Most of change focused on improving ucs logic itself and security issues. Also since this version all updates are destributing in special packages that can be installed by "UCS DevKit Managaer" (this will make installing and updating more easy):

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Now UCS ready for self updating, full working patching will be implemeted in next version...
 

StaticZ

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Aug 12, 2013
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Quintessence
Little more good news - version 0.8.96 released!

Changelog:
  • new chrome window style for UCS with switching beetween normal window border and minimalism
  • fixed deployment bug that cause error without depricated xessence.bin file
  • ability to disable warning "You must have three\four unique skills chosen!" at proffesion selection scene while character creation
  • ability to remove advanced button from selecting profession while character creation
  • ability to customise hair\beard styles for character selection scene
  • add "Character Creation" scene for gumpapi hack
  • add support for new controls for gumpapi (listbox, picture, colorbox, palette)
  • add logging for undefined controls in known scenes, so now creating UI hacks become much easy
  • fixed many errors in gumpapi that cause sometimes crashing client while loading or incorect work of gumpapi (for example in some cases setting unchanging values don't work)
  • now ucs avoid from patching client with unused code for gumapi, fixed disabling gumpapi scenes
  • improved and fixed documentation for gumpapi
  • editing allowed letters in character name (for example it required for supporting non english names)
  • add RP character name validation while creating character (allowing only capital letters only at rhe bigining of words)
  • Switched to Microsoft .Net Framework 4.5
Please take attention for installing new patching you have to update UCS DevKit Manager up to version 1.1 as old one contain several errors that cause incorect work of patcher.

Here some screenshots from our shard as demonstration of abilities for customising character selection screen:
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PS Special thanks Valorian for equpment gumps, some of them you can see on thees screens
 
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Nylar

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Wow very impressive, I will have to look into this a little further when I get a free minute. Just had to say how impressed I was though. Good Job!
 

Vitor Lima

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I'm trying to contact StaticZ in the last week, no success.. =[
Does anyone have a better way to contact him ? (I tried by Email and message box). If anyone have an account in his uoquint forum, please can call for him there? Or if someone have the Essence UCS and can share with me [email protected], I will be glad.

Ty!
 

StaticZ

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Aug 12, 2013
134
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Russia, Moscow
dev.uoquint.com
Shard Name
Quintessence
Im alive )) Best way to contact with me is email or xmpp, simply I dont feel good last time and don't check anything. As for UCS its free of charge, but not freeware and cannot be simply share, besides it's the single thing I'm ask from users - don't distribute UCS devkit (thow sure you are free for distributing configured for your server UCS client for players)
 

StaticZ

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Aug 12, 2013
134
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Russia, Moscow
dev.uoquint.com
Shard Name
Quintessence
StaticZ updated Essence UCS with a new update entry:

Version 0.09.0111 released

Version 0.09.0111 released!!

Meanwhile, Ultima Client Shell was updated. Here is the list of updates:
  •  Error #313: UO Intro video caused client crash;[/*]
  •  Error #314: Bad compatibility with Windows 8, 8.1, and Windows 10;[/*]
  •  Improvement #232: Added self-patching option and the client data patch feature;[/*]
  •  Improvement #233: Changing the contents of .emp files by client patch;[/*]
  •  Improvement #312: Added support to UTF with BOM...
Read the rest of this update entry...
 
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Joshua

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I tried making an account with facebook/google/twitter and manually using an email address with IE Edge, Google Chrome and firefox, on two separate machines. I keep getting this response no matter what.

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