Why not revamp the classic client?

Make a higher frame rate, the ability to increase screen size, zoom, a polished look of pixel art.  Im not saying make it mandatory, but different options added to the classic client. 

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  • TimTim Posts: 307
    On a guess it would be simpler and cheeper to just start from scratch. 
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  • MariahMariah Posts: 509Moderator
    The ability to increase screen size already exists

  • King_GregKing_Greg Posts: 69
    Increased frame rate shouldn't be that tough to do, the artwork is just someone going through all the Uop files running a program to increase resolution/edge smoothing and then touching them up some by hand. Someone made some examples over on stratics of a high res dragon, and gave the breakdown of the time it would take per creature in the game. 
  • crunchnastycrunchnasty Posts: 178
    ^^^^ Yes Please! ^^^^ @Bleak @Kyronix @Mesanna
  • Acid_RainAcid_Rain Posts: 137
    edited March 15
    https://stratics.com/threads/the-recreation-of-ultima-online-as-a-3d-experience-continues.396260/#post-2909471

    Here’s the link to that thread. If I’m not allowed to post links, I’m sorry & please delete it. I don’t know the link policy & not trying to break rules.

    Saphireena’s work is awesome but I believe she says it would be a pretty big undertaking. It would take a huge amount of time & effort to polish the art the way ur suggesting. Not impossible but it would mean months of work where nothing else would get done so not practical in application, sadly. 
  • crunchnastycrunchnasty Posts: 178
    if this was done for UO i bet it would be a huge attraction for people to get into UO tho.... like huge huge. although im sure they would have done it already if EA would allow it

  • jaytinjaytin Posts: 337
    It would be less trouble to make a new one, start with a better engine, but we just don't have the people for that kind of undertaking. 
  • DJAdDJAd Posts: 221
    King_Greg said:
    the artwork is just someone going through all the Uop files running a program to increase resolution/edge smoothing and then touching them up some by hand. 
    They were working on high res art but I think it got dropped.
  • BilboBilbo Posts: 1,265
    edited March 15
    3D---FAIL
    KR---Sadly FAIL
    EC---Dumped down version of KR Did not live up to expectations FAIL

    ECUI with option of CC/EC/if possible FR Graphics but UOAM/UOC would still be needed
  • crunchnastycrunchnasty Posts: 178
    Not talking about 3-D or any Kingdom reborn art, im talking about the pixel polished version of the original UO artowork
  • crunchnastycrunchnasty Posts: 178
    edited March 15
    @Mariah but what id like to see is a window size that can be customized to the entire screen if id like.
  • MrNiceMrNice Posts: 10
    There are 2 actively developed Classic Clients out there (open source) on sites that shall not be named. Increased FPS and screen sizing, by dragging a corner and pull to the length you want, screen zooming (in and out) all added. Plenty of YouTube videos out there. The ability is there but don't expect this team to dig that deep into it. While the new content is great unless the client gets an overhaul it is still the ship that will not sink, but is sinking none the less.
  • crunchnastycrunchnasty Posts: 178
    This is what im talking about for the art improvement ^^^^^^^
  • crunchnastycrunchnasty Posts: 178
    MrNice said:
    There are 2 actively developed Classic Clients out there (open source) on sites that shall not be named. Increased FPS and screen sizing, by dragging a corner and pull to the length you want, screen zooming (in and out) all added. Plenty of YouTube videos out there. The ability is there but don't expect this team to dig that deep into it. While the new content is great unless the client gets an overhaul it is still the ship that will not sink, but is sinking none the less.
    Yes exactly.... why would you focus on creating new content, rather than making the client useful for the long term? Slow death is not what we want here. 
  • MrNiceMrNice Posts: 10
    Improved art work is in all them too. It's like night and day with those that shall not be named in the lead at this point. I will rest on that now as the UO cult is blind.
  • Captain_LuckyCaptain_Lucky Posts: 405
    I think the CC is just fine. I would think it's the EC that needs attention in the art department.
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  • Captain_LuckyCaptain_Lucky Posts: 405
    Mariah said:
    The ability to increase screen size already exists


    I've run into a few people that think you can only play UO with that tiny little screen lol
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