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Anyone know what 'UO Screenmates' is? or was?

Discussion in 'UHall' started by Mandrake of DF, Oct 6, 2013.

  1. Mandrake of DF

    Mandrake of DF Lore Keeper
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    I stumbled over some old links i had in cute ftp, and there was EA as one site. Browsing the site, I came over this:

    ftp://ftp.ea.com/pub/origin/uo/lbr/

    and a file called UOScreenMates.exe there.

    Anyone know what that program ever was???

    ~~Just curious~~
     
  2. Felonious Monk

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    Guessing it was a screen shot program.
    I am unfamiliar with it beyond a guess.
     
  3. Zosimus

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    ZOMG! This is quite annoying.

    It has these stupid motion 3D avatars that come up on your screen. They move around then like die and repeat.

    For others who want to try this ( i recommend not to lol) here is the read me file.


     
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  4. Crysta

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    Should be a screensaver, iirc.
     
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  5. Zosimus

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    Oh you can move them around but as I said quite annoying and they do have sound btw.
     
  6. Zosimus

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    Not from I am seeing. It is avatars only. No screenies at all and has mp3's of some of the city music but for what reason I have no idea
     
  7. Mandrake of DF

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    Rofl.....sounds funny....seems you got.......... 'Screenmates'...:gee:
     
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  8. Speranza

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    The UO version of Bonzai Buddy? or whatver that purple gorilla was?
     
  9. Winter

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    I believe it comes from here initially... http://www.desktopanimation.net/home.html

    They seem innocent, screensavers, animations, etc. But it is way too easy to hide something sinister in a simple download and unless you absolutely trust your source, I wouldn't recommend installing.
     
  10. Aurelius

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    When they first appeared, RPGdot.com described them as :

    "Over at the Ultima Online - Lord Blackthorn's Revenge site, you can download a nifty program called UO screenmates. What is it, exactly? You get Lord Blackthorn and a female avatar on your desktop, and you can make them do different things like running, walking, dying, yawning and such. It's a 4.76MB download"

    As the original poster says, originally hosted on the EA website, I may have a copy somewhere..... I seem to remember it being fairly unimpressive though.
     
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