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UO Opening Chest?

Discussion in 'UHall' started by Aboo, Oct 14, 2008.

  1. Aboo

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    A different thread got me to thinking about this. Does anyone remember the old Chest Opening when you started UO a LONG time ago? Does anyone know where I could find it? I used to have it saved but I've gone through too many computers since then and lost it. I would really love to have it again!
     
  2. Why yes I do remember that lovely chest as well as the old version of Stones playing in the background. Oh how I miss it. I'm not sure where you can find the animation itself, or how to incorporate it within the game, but I do recall looking at it while using InsideUO.
     
  3. o2bavr6

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    Without trying to sound like a smart ass.

    Do you have a copy of the original CD for UO or even the T2A upgrade, because it should be on those CD's.
     
  4. when you use an addon, like SE or KR or ML or any else... you dont see it anymore.

    i have a CD from 1999 installed it.. and *blinky eyes* GOT IT!
     
  5. funkymonkey

    funkymonkey Lore Keeper
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    someone made a flash thing that reduplicated the old login screen, for the life of me i cant find it... maybe someone else does?
     
  6. Azazel of LA

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    I don't know why they ever did away with that log in screen , that was awesome and I sure do miss that (brings back memories of the UO glory days).
     
  7. Black Sun

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    Anyone try Youtube?
     
  8. Azazel of LA

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    I just checked a few sites and cant find it anywhere , if anyone finds it please post a link.
     
  9. WarUltima

    WarUltima Babbling Loonie
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    I tried youtube and nada.
    I still have the retail box of my UO CD. It comes with a cloth britannia maps and a UO symbol chestpin. I installed it on my other PC and see the opening chest but as soon as I run the update its gone.....

    It will be super if DEV gives up an option for the opening animation for each expansion and the opening chest as one of the selections.
     
  10. Aboo

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    I do not believe you sound like a smart ass at all, I hadn't thought about that!

    Yes I do have the original CD, but, and now I will sound rather ignorant, how do I get it off the CD?
     
  11. Aboo

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    I still have my cloth map and pin too! I even kept the original box and normally I toss the boxes. But I REALLY want that chest opening animation! I've done several searches and can't find it either!:sad3:
     
  12. Aboo

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    Wait, wait, wait, do you really have it? Truly have it? You are not pulling our legs? How?
     
  13. WarUltima

    WarUltima Babbling Loonie
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    Yes he has it but you cant play UO with that client. I had the opening chest just now but it will be gone the second you run the client update.
     
  14. Aboo

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    Is there anyway to find the animation and isolate/save it?
     
  15. I don't have my T2A CD any more ... and would love to have that animation as the leadin to UO! Damn ... I hate it when I purge my s'ware collection! Invariably I need/want something I tossed a week ago!
     
  16. deadite

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    They got rid of it for localization if I remember correctly...
     
  17. Norrar

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    i miss the chest to...


    still use the cloth map to get around tho...:D
     
  18. Lyconis

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    My memories not that good, but the current gump mul has..

    [​IMG]
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    at
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    if you use inside uo.
     
  19. Pawain

    Pawain Crazed Zealot
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    You could install the original disk in a different directory. Then use a movie program to make a movie your screen. As soon as you update, it will be gone.

    If there is a free trial of camtasia, it is easy to set up and make a movie of a screen, But, it wont have the sound.
     
  20. Mishra_

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    here you go......


    [​IMG]
     
  21. Harlequin

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    That reminds me! I remember someone made a UO theme for Sony Ericsson phones, does anyone of you kind souls out there have a copy or link to it?

    Thanks!
     
  22. Tomas_Bryce

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    I remember wanting to chop the top of the chest every time I had to relogin due to being kicked off the server while in middle of a dungeon. Sometime in 1998. Fun times.
     
  23. The old Client!! :love:

    it is from Montag(Monday), 8. September 1997, 10:36:06

    11 Years! 1 Month! 8 Days! WEHHHHHHHHHHHH

    Hosted it for you, so if you extract it with win.rar just doubleclick it and enjoy.

    you cant play with it but all buttons work!
     
  24. Masuri

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    Funny, I was thinking the same thing... you'd think that we'd not have fond memories of that splash screen, given that most of the time we saw it, it was after a crash. :D
     
  25. Aboo

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    Thank you! That sure brought back memories! Is there anyway to save it as an animation file?
     
  26. Surgeries

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    Yes...I still have the cloth map, chest pin, and my Beta CD.

    I loved when UO first came out, too, just like everyone else.

    I don't miss some of the things, but I did love the opening chest...the newness of it all.

    I've always loved computer games (and Board Games before that).

    But UO is still the best, in all of it's iterations, good and bad...and mainly because of the depth, and the people.

    And that dang Chest Opening animation!!
     
  27. Andsteel

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    Me too! Fun times :D
     

  28. Dont know how to extract it, but with a capture tool, like "Fraps" you migth be able, to record the screen.
     
  29. Aboo

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    Again thanks for all the info. I will check into trying to save it as an animation file.

    If anyone from EA knows how to get the chest opening in an animation, it looks like there are quite a few of us who would love to have it!
     
  30. Riply

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    Those were fun times, I believe there were just 3 American shards when the game first came out. Still have my original 2 or 3 discs for the game plus the clothes and pins. I'm not sure if I still have the original boxs stored away anymore. The opening chest animation was always alot of fun, kinda gotch ya going to play the game. I seem to remember though that if the game was laggy or the shard was pretty full that you kinda looked at that chest for awhile, before you could get into the game. I could be wronge on that, but kinda brought back one of the memories I had during that time. Perhaps this thread will get noticed and they will give players an option on how they would like to have the intro for the game when they play it.
     
  31. AesSedai

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    - I always enjoyed the stock sound effect of the chest opening; it brought me the feeling that I was truly opening a chest filled with treasures, each time I logged in to play UO. I can still hear that creaking in my head, heh.
     
  32. Aboo

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    I put this together VERY quickly so please don't criticize it too much. I will work on it tonight to try and get it smoother.
    Chest Opening
     
  33. funkymonkey

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    Add the stones music as well!
     
  34. Doomsday Dragon

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    I used the chest opening animation in one of my flash movies a while back. Unfortunately I am not allowed to post a link to the movie because of it's contents but it is really easy to accurately rebuild the opening animation in flash.