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Patch Notes from 2003-08-28: Patch Message Upgrade

Patch Notes from 2003-08-28: Patch Message Upgrade


In an effort to improve the layout and functionality of the UO patch message, a few changes will be made that we hope will make it a little easier to find and keep track of the latest game news and support issues.

The new patch message will be a larger, more visually appealing version of the current one with clickable HTML links and an easier to read interface. A good portion of the patch message will be taken up by a section that effectively functions like a mini-browser and contains the latest news and support issues. Clicking a link in this section will open a separate window in your default web browser that will take you to a page with further details. You'll no longer have to scroll down a column of plain text to find the issues that are most relevant to your gameplay, as links to the most recent and important games changes will be listed in a very clear and concise manner.


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Below the main window will be the area that displays the technical information about the patch, including the version number and files being patched, as well as a progress bar.

It's important to note that both 2D and 3D game clients will be receiving this update. For Internet Explorer users, if you're not using a new enough version, you'll get the following message when trying to use the new patcher:

"You apparently have an outdated copy of Internet Explorer running on your computer. Please visit www.microsoft.com and upgrade to a version greater then Internet Explorer 3.1 ."

In the case of a patch-updating error, there will be a failsafe non-HTML version of the patch message available.


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