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Ultima Online

a.k.a. Ultima Online: Shattered Legacy / UO

published by Electronic Arts in 1997-09-01, developed by Origin, running on Windows
type: role-play
genre: Fantasy, Sandbox
series: Ultima
perspective: bird's-eye
player options: Internet
languages: eng

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Personal review
The Mother of all MMORPGs.
(cjlee001) - # 2007-01-04 09:22:23
Description
A 60960 square kilometer (virtual scale) persistent world with thousands of simultaneous players. Craft your own sword, tame animals, build a house, run a shop, escort merchants from city to city, delve deep into perilous dungeons, or just chat with friends. Any player actions can have a perment effect on the persistant world. Client software requires a Pentium 200-233MHz, 32MB, Windows9x, 2-4MB PCI video with DiretX 16-bit color, Sound Card with DiretX 16-bit support, 383-650MB of disk space, 4-8x CD-ROM, 100% Win9x microsoft compatable mouse, Slip/PPP or direct connection at 28.8kbps or faster (56k recommended), 32-bit TCP/IP stack, Windows swap file at 50MB. In addition to the cost of the software there is a monthly fee.
# 2007-01-04 09:22:23
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Editor note
Servers originally used Oracle Enterprise Database running on a cluster of SPARC severs running Solaris. There was a panicked port to UNIX early on due to 100,000 users signing up in the first month. The database system was change to another one at this time also. By 2003 a planned port to Red Hat was completed. The servers today remain mostly Red Hat with other Linux distros seeing periodic use on individuals servers.
# 2014-02-26 12:15:53
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Bryan Pritchard (lead character artist)
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