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Administrative Emails December 2006

slohand

Yserbian
Staff member
#1
Since there is a automated notification on this forum lets just use threads to handle all ysdev emails. Start a new thread each month that way if we need to research something we can go back and handle it.

So instead of reply directly to a email come here to the Admin section and reply to the last thread. Just an idea i would like to see work.


As for the TownCrier he has Townhall rights now. and is Admin i just tried him and he works. let me know if something is not right. Slo
 

slohand

Yserbian
Staff member
#3
I will have to look and see if i can define some language files here so that new registrants find out about our policy through a private message or something or perhaps through the email verification form they have to click on.

will look into this afternoon after i get these bids done. Slohand
 

slohand

Yserbian
Staff member
#4
I updated the site Disclaimer (you read it by logging out, navigating to main page of forum and selecting register like you are going to register as a newb)

I mention folks can register and download but will be held in a queue befire they are allowed to post on the board. I mention also them needing to send a PM to myself and Tiger to possibly speed up the process.

We will see how this works.

have a good weekend all.

Slo
 

Siddhartha

Active Members
#5
Ysuo

I'm going to create an account using Beramar for YSUO posting. Please activate it so I can post when you get a chance. You can delete the Lord British account, that was/is me. I used it for a YSUO event. I'll see if I can change the name on that account first but I don't think that will work. Thanks Sidd
 

slohand

Yserbian
Staff member
#7
Ok Sidd what are you saying? you updated your UO client and can no longer log in YSUO? what version did you upgrade too? i am at 5.06e right now and i am able to log in. let me know thanks Slo
 

Siddhartha

Active Members
#9
I'm goint to post the fix/workaround as Beramar...here is the shorter story...

I read that the latest patch, 5.0.65 and 5.0.7.0 (note the 4 digit version numbers now vs. the 5.0.6e version number) didn't work thru uogateway. OSI/EA changed the location of the encription key in the last two versions, which is the reason that you can't log on thru uogateway. Razor and ConnectUO (similar to uogateway) have been updated to take care of the changes but the person who made uogateway hasn't been around in a while so it may not be updated. I'm going to test the latestest versions of razor and uoconnect just to make sure they work, as they should, then I will post as Beramar. The version we want people to have is 5.0.6e, which will allow them to see the new housing tiles and stuff from the 9th anniversary collection. It is possible for you to have uogateway's patch process send the correct version of client.exe (2d) and uotd.exe (3d) files to people when they use uogateway. That is your call if you want to switch. the things I have figured out should work just as easily as doing that, I think. J
 

Siddhartha

Active Members
#10
That is what I'm testing right now. Last night I was posting with Jeff because connectuo didn't allow multiple clients, Jeff said he fixed that but I just tried it and it only allows one client running at a time, I'll get back on those boards with Jeff and see what he says.
 

slohand

Yserbian
Staff member
#12
As far ShillienKnight, i see he had a Asian IP address, Tiger if you will check out a new group i created called NEWUSER it should be a group that allows you to post but keeps each post for moderation, so, if so we can move the ones we have slight doubts about into that group after a week or so sitting in in the coppa group so that way do not clog up the group with folks who dont send PM's to get out of it. Slo
 

Tiger

Active Members
#13
Uhm... Ya lost me... If he's got an asian IP, I see no reason to move him into NewUser.. Ban the sucka... ;-)

I did see him on earlier this morning, he was browsing Yserbius Show... So I didn't bother looking him up... But if you say he as an Asian IP, unless he's PM'ed you, I say ban him...

So, I think, you're saying... When we get a request to have somone moved, so they can post, you want me to put them in NewUser? So we have to approve their posts... Right?

I did notice the new UserGroup, when Sidd wanted me to activate his new Char.
 

slohand

Yserbian
Staff member
#14
No i am saying if we have folks register and we not sure of their intentions and they never ask to be moved we need someplace to move them so NEWUSER is a place to send them so that if they post we will know about it and be able to see what they are up too before we turn them loose


this will help for those joining to just download after awhile we would have COPPA full of people who never ask to get out of it and because they have good IP's we dont want to ban them
 

Tiger

Active Members
#15
Ok... I can do that... But, I have two questions... ;-)

First. Arn't they supposed to automaticly be moved to this Libo usergroup when they first register? Or am I making it more complicated then it really is...
(Which is quite possible, I do that... LOL)

Second. Where's the Forum Logo? ;-p LOL
 

slohand

Yserbian
Staff member
#16
answers

When they register they go into a COPPA Group automatically now we then have to make decisions ban them or move them to registered users or NEWUSERS, this depends on your confidence level in them... Registered has full access,,, NEWUSERS has limited access which means their post are held for moderation until such time we decide their intentions, banned group needs no explanation, we cant ban everyone who doesnt ask to be let out because they may be downloaders and we cant just let them sit in COPPA because the list will get to long make sense?

logo is at work in my email sorry,, send me a copy here at home and i will drop it in right now sorry bro.
 

Siddhartha

Active Members
#17
YSUO posting

Here is the post I'll do as Ber please review. I'm going to reboot and be right back on. J



Hail and well met ~/ .

If you have updated to the most recent version of UO, you may experience some problems logging in to YSUO using UOGateway. Read on for the fixes :)

OSI/EA used a new version number on it's latest 2 patches. This new version number creates some issues with the encription key and UO Gateway - UO Gateway cannot get past it so the UO client will not get past the verifying account screen or you will get an error. This happens with versions 5.0.6.5 and 5.0.7.0. I started making a backup copy of client.exe (2d) and uotd.exe (3d) before I patch, then you can revert back to them if something like this happens again. The version that you want is 5.0.6e.

The downside to not updating to at least version 5.0.6e is that you cannot take advantage of the new housing tiles and some other goodies.

Here are some possible fixes so you can still get the goodies -

redownload or reinstall the UOML install program and stop the patching process when you get to version 5.0.6e (just watch the messages i.e. "downolading patch uoml_win32_5-0-1a.rtp" and hit cancel when it starts downloading 5-0-6-5). Make sure you stop it during the download, once it starts to apply the patch, you are stuck. This is easier than it may sound. :)



Next option - ConnectUO is very similar to UO Gateway. Following is the Connect UO link. There is a possiblity that you need the .net framework from microsoft for ConnectUO to work also. It can be downloaded from microsoft. ConnectUO allows for multiple instances (multiple accounts) running at the same time in 2d. I was not able to log on with 2 accounts using the 3d client.

http://www.connectuo.com/release/ConnectUO_Latest.rar


The next option is to download razor, another front end loader for UO from the following link:
http://www.runuo.com/forums/downloads.php?do=cat&id=2 or http://razor.runuo.com/

Razor requires the .net framework 1.1, which can be downloaded from Microsoft. I was only able to get 1 UO client started with Razor, I imagine they will update that in the near future so you can have multiple instances running.

UOGateway may be updated in the future but the person that program has not been around in a while and so it may not be updated for quite some time.

You will need the YSUO IP address if you chose to use razor. The YSUO server can be found in the connectUO public servers list. Just click the public server link, then sort by name.

Please post here with any problems and we will help you get them figured out :)

Hope to see you all stop in and enjoy the Realm ~/ Beramar
 

slohand

Yserbian
Staff member
#19
that works Sidd, i will put a mass email out about this when it is posted with a link to that post

Tiger I am moving Shillienknight to registered for now keep a eye on him i got this PM from him

hi hi. Actually i just registered about 1-2 hours ago. i think it it's great to develop and maintain such a site for this game! i was yserbius player (offline) back in 93, and have come here because i need some serious urgent help on some advanced analysis (i recently dug out the game again cos it was always 1 of my favourite single player dungeon romps).

in fact i have read some of your responses on this site, Slohand, and i think maybe you can help me more regarding this issue, as it may bore other members of the site. my problem concerns the max progression per character and some random number seed problem which seems to "square off" certain stats from achieving its full range.


i have tried to search for threads concerning my issue but that search yielded no results.

would you be able to help?

thx for your quick response. at the moment i can't access many places in this site yet, and i have tried to post a thread but i can't do that yet.
 
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