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February 23rd, 2014

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Written by: Archon
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What is UOSteam? Is it a new project?

No, UOSteam is an updated assistant similar to the original UORazor project and essentially the same as AssistUO, it is not a new project. The reasons we quit AssistUO remains valid, we cannot afford the time and we do not have the will to continue developing an assistant.

Why not continuing on RunUO?

After I quit I thought Kraz would stay, but he said he was going to quit too, later I realized that the project was not going to continue being developed and there would be no support for our users because the RunUO team already have a lot on their plate. I preferred to be honest with you guys, that’s why I said AssistUO wouldn’t receives any further updates: no one was going to update it, despite we said they would.

What we didn’t expected was this overwhelming repercussion, we – mostly Kraz, he always had been the head of our vibrant community – received TONS of emails, private messages, skype messages and stuff asking us to not halt development or, at least, give it support to client 7.0.33.1. We talked about it a few times and we decided to continue maintaining at least client compatibility. We also judged that would be better to disassociate from RunUO and make it a truly independent project for a few reasons, the main reason is that we may put someone to develop UOSteam, inside RunUO the process would be difficult because there is an entire community that could be affected in case something goes wrong or not the way the RunUO administration expects. Not to mention the update server access.

During the last months a lot happened inside the RunUO community, we have no personal issues or hard feelings with anyone, for real, and we hope you guys believe it because it is the truth. We also expect the Ultima Online community to remain supportive to our product, because it is not a big deal, we just changed names.

Why a new name?

We created UOSteam in order to have control over our product. As we decided to dettach from RunUO, a new name became necessary because Ryan owns the name “AssistUO” and it’s respective website domain.

Conclusion

Again, it is not about an active development/new community all we said before still stands, we are just going to release a stable version and we may (or not) release trivial/minor updates from time to time.

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3 Comments


  1. ***Press Release from the UO Steam Project***

    We are sorry to announce that this project has been discontinued!
    Unfortunatelly we don’t have the time and will to continue maintaining

    that hobby, reason why both developers agreed that the best thing to do

    is to terminate this project.
    Our latest version 1.0.5 is considered stable (and includes the

    documentation pdf file) but there will be no further updates


  2. Here is another group that I found that looks like they are trying to keep the project alive

    http://uosteam.thefoamingsquirrels.com/




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