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Want to create your own shard?

Dan(Tasanar)

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To get started check out:

In my experience most people who start tinkering with creating their own shard have no prior C# experience. In fact most use ServUO/RunUO emulation as a bridge into programming.

Joining a community focused around what you are trying to accomplish will provide you with the tools you need to get started.

ServUO Source Code

Visual Studios 2019 Community Edition (free)
 

JaxxVain

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So, someone like me with no coding ability could get in and create a shard with a custom map and custom ruleset?

Did I mention I don’t know how to code?
 

DreadLord Lestat

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You could create your own shard with very little problems. As far as custom map, you can buy them premade and use them but then you would need to place all of the spawners by hand, and add all of the doors and stuff by hand as well but it is doable by someone with no coding abilities. Custom rulesets would probably be out of your league though. But, you could have an OSI clone of your own in a matter of minutes to hours depending on how easily you understand the start up instructions.
 

Cork

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So, someone like me with no coding ability could get in and create a shard with a custom map and custom ruleset?

Did I mention I don’t know how to code?
Honestly anyone with half a brain can learn to code with C#. It's not like the old days learning Assembly and C. They have made modern programming languages so easy to use. It can be a lot of fun learning.
 

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So, someone like me with no coding ability could get in and create a shard with a custom map and custom ruleset?

Did I mention I don’t know how to code?
Learning C# isn't bad, they are teaching it to middle school kids these days, not to mention having access to the source code for everything already helps a great deal, you can look at what and how different things "work" and use them to help you learn yourself. Custom maps would be more difficult than learning C#.
 

Xuri

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Just to add on to this: If C# (which ServUO uses) is not your cup of tea, there are other options available. Here are a few:
UOX3 (C++ source, embedded JS scripting engine)
POL (C++ source, custom eScript scripting engine)
Sphere (C++ source, custom scripting engine)
 

AdamPD

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ServUO is brilliant, really easy to modify, even with little to no programming knowledge.

You can literally download ServUO, run the compiler, login, run the populate shard command and you have your own offline (or online) copy of UO to play with.

Combine that with the ClassicUO client and it's a great combination.
 
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