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Disguise Kit troubles

Discussion in 'UO Crime' started by Yukio, Sep 13, 2008.

  1. Yukio

    Yukio Guest

    Good day,

    We all know how the disguise kits can give you problems after you log out as far as macros go. What I'm wondering is, can you just create a file for each name and add the macros into each disguise name and have it work just like it would as your main character? Also, it's been a long time since I used one, does it also affect UO Assist at all? I really like disguising myself but always found the disguise kits troublesome unless you used them for two hours straight.

    Thanks for the help,

  2. ShadowJack

    ShadowJack Guest

    I would be interested in knowing the answer to this too. The macro thing was always an aggrivation to me.

    It actually keeps me from using the kit sometimes, because I don't feel like dealing with it.
  3. TheScoundrelRico

    TheScoundrelRico Stratics Legend
    Stratics Veteran Alumni Stratics Legend Secret Society

    Aug 12, 2001
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    You can tranfer your macros from UOA to other folders. It's just an other step to take when using the disguise kit. Take your real name macros and drop them in the folder with your disguise kit name. I haven't used the disguise kit for years. I'd rather people know who I am as opposed to hiding my identity...la
  4. Yukio

    Yukio Guest

    Thanks for the tips! I prefer the anonymous approach myself.
  5. Chad Sexington

    Chad Sexington Lore Master
    Stratics Veteran Barter Town

    Jul 3, 2008
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    You can just copy the entire folder with the new name if you use the disguise kit a lot. Just keep adding folders. That way, if you get the same name a second time, you don't have to do it again.

  6. Yukio

    Yukio Guest

    Yeah, that's what I was planning on doing. Sounds like it'd be a lot of files though!
  7. Viper09

    Viper09 Grand Poobah
    Stratics Veteran

    May 16, 2008
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    I always wish that the oil rags could have been used to take off the disguise :p
  8. Zip

    Zip Guest

    I apologize in advance for the convoluted nature of this method, but it is what I used years ago when I played, and coming back I haven't had time to script up anything even remotely elegant.

    You will need a little basic computer knowledge to do this. If it looks greek to you, just ask the next thief over and it'll all be second-hand for him/her.

    I have a batch file in the root of my user directory:
    XP: C:\Documents and Settings\<my username>

    I created a text file named disguise.bat with the following.
    Be sure to replace the <bracketed> entries with your information. Your UO Username, the shard, and your undisguised name.

    cd "C:\Program Files\EA Games\Ultima Online 2D Client\Desktop\<uousername>\<shardname>\<character>"
    copy desktop.uos ..\%1 /y
    copy macros2d.txt ..\%1 /y
    copy uo.cfg ..\%1 /y
    cd "C:\Program Files\UOAssist\UOA-Settings\<uousername>\<shardname>\<character>"
    copy "UOA*.*" ..\%1 /y
    Note: you have to log in once after using the kit first. (use kit, log out, log in, log out, then run bat (yes it's convoluted, and you'll likely find it easier to just to copy the files over manually, but it's my way)

    to run it I do "Start" "Run" then type "cmd" and enter
    disguise <disguised name>

    for speed I type di and hit the "tab" key for tab-completion, a space, then the new thief name

    Summary of steps:
    Create the batch file...
    • use the code above to create the batch file substituting your data where needed.
    • save the file in C:\Documents and Settings\xxx (where xxx is your XP username)

    Running the batch file:
    You MUST have logged out and back in after using the disguise kit for UO to create the directories. So use kit, Log out, Log in, Log out, run batch file...
    • "start"
    • "run"
    • cmd [enter]
    • di
      xxx (where xxx is the disguised name) [enter]

    Enjoy... or, feel free to ignore this post at your earliest inconvenience.
  9. Orvago

    Orvago Stratics' Finest
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    Feb 26, 2004
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    Yep, back in my Thieving hay-days, I'd always keep a copy of my thief's UOA folder. When I use a disguise kit, I would use it until I found a name I liked and then log out, close UO down and then remove the files in the "new character" named folder and copy/paste in the files from my backup. Then log back in and ta-da, all is well in Thief World.

    It helped that my macros rarely ever changed on my Thief Character. So if you make changes, be sure to make a new back-up.

    *Orvago smiles*
  10. Zip

    Zip Guest

    I'm always playing with some new key-combo or desktop arrangement, so I needed the latest and greatest, thus the hideous batch file began.

    BTW, on Vista it's a little more obscure. I hope that's not what the poster needed, but if so, I use it there too, but it's a little more kludgy, believe it or not. If someone wants that procedure, I'll post it, but I cringe at the thought.