Earlier in the year, I started building a launcher that could be used here on UO:Renaissance to not only manage client updates such as updated art or map files, but would fully install UOR with all the required data files and configurations to make easy to manage with one click. I also tried to make it look unique compared to other shards while respecting the style this shard represents. This project went dormant for a while but I finally got around to putting the finishing touches over the last few days and I believe it's now in a state that is ready for testing. TL;DR: I created a UOR Launcher, it's in beta and I need people to help me test. How does it work? As mentioned above, the launcher is designed to simplify not only the installation process, but allow updates to the client files to be provided without requiring a full package download each time. It attempts to maintain a replica of a remote "gold copy" of all the files/folders that are known to be in a good state and run with no issues. When you click Install or Update, the launcher makes a request to the UOR server to get information on the latest client version, including all files, checksums and some other settings. The launcher will scan your whole UOR folder, check if the file exists, perform a checksum on file if it does. If it detects that you are running an outdated or corrupt version of the client files or the file is just missing all together, it will queue those up and download. It will also ensure that all settings/config files are always accurate each time you launch the game by reading the config files and making any corrections before launching the game. What's different than the official package on http://www.uorenaissance.com? The launcher will download the full UO Renaissance package with the following changes compared to the package today: Default install path is C:\UORenaissance The official package uses C:\Ultima Online, wwhich means you can test this out without touching your existing UOR install) Includes both the standard OSI client and the open source ClassicUO client Supports both the beta version and the developer preview version of ClassicUO Includes both versions of Razor Razor UO:R Community Edition 188.8.131.52 for OSI client -- also comes configured to run as admin with WinXP SP2 as required and checks each time before launching Razor UO:R Community Edition 184.108.40.206 for ClassicUO client Updated UO music files based on the original composers intended The way we were supposed to hear the music. See this thread for information - http://uorforum.com/threads/definitive-guide-to-the-original-uo-music.23086/ Updated map file that corrects all the bad spots on the coastlines or in the water If you see or know of any others, please record the X/Y and let me know Updated art file with over 740 new items NOTE: None of these items are available in game without a patch. These are simply potential items to include in some future updates and were just ones I picked while going through thousands of art files pulled from various sources that I felt may work in this era. Some will probably never be used. 116 plants 29 unique runes 91 paintings 81 snow themed deco items 32 gems 395 misc items/deco The banner dynamically updates with news items without requiring an update. Plays one of the best musical compositions ever created for a game while open How to install/update? NOTE: Using this launcher will not touch or alter your existing version of UO:R. This install is completely separate. Download the latest build here: http://uorenaissance.com/downloads/launcher/UORLauncherSetup.exe Run the installation, if you are missing .NET 4.7 or VC++ Runtimes, you will be prompted to download them. Click Install or Enter Britannia it get going If you use Razor and/or ClassicUO today, you will need to copy over your profiles and macros. You can do this by copying over the "Data" folder from your ClassicUO folder into C:\UORenaissance\ClassicUO and C:\UORenaissance\ClassicUO\Preview and by copying your "Profiles" and "Macros" folder to C:\UORenaissance\Razor\CUO Assuming all went well, you should be staring at something that looks like this: What to test? I'm really just looking for your general experience, any issues you may have ran into or any other feedback you may have. Here are some things I'm interesting in finding out about. Which version of Windows are you on? Really interested in the experience of Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 people How was the install experience? Was it quick and did the app start running? If you didn't have .NET Framework 4.7 installed, what was your experience? Did the installer download and install it for you? Did you have to reboot? When you installed, how long did it take? After install, were you able to launch either the standard OSI client or ClassicUO and connect without issue? Places that you remember seeing black tiles, are they cleared up? Could you connect to Test and Live using the OSI client and Razor and ClassicUO? And other ways you can think a user might break their install. After a few of you have it installed, I'll change a few files and see if you have any issues picking it u p. What's left? Beyond any bugs or feedback received, I'd still like to do the following: Streamline the installation package into a single .exe file Work with the UO:R staff to get updated news images in rotation that fit correctly The ability for the launcher itself to auto-update. It can detect when an update is available, but no auto-update mechanism at the moment. Allow for the ability to backup your macros, profiles across all the clients Include a standard set of Razor macros for many of the common new character actions to help newer players get started Long term, convert the application to .NET Core 3.0 so that it could support and run on Mac and Linux. ..you tell me Thanks for the help, please leave your feedback here or for a quicker response, use Discord.