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@Mesana, @Kyronix, Devs how about an IOS client?

Discussion in 'UHall' started by celticus, Dec 31, 2018.

  1. celticus

    celticus Babbling Loonie

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    We need more subscribers, so why not open the market for IOS devices, like the Macs, MacBook air, iPad, and iPhone of all things?
    They could keep the servers the same, just make clients for IOS devices that could work with the present severs. Other systems can have this type of thing, why not UO? Would take a tiny bit of programming the IOS client perhaps, maybe not a horrific investment for the future?
    The present day shells of Wine emulation, etc on IOS devices takes a lot of MPU processing, requires a little geekiness that lots of us don't like, and then after all is done, the IOS device overheats or becomes choppy graphics etc. I also doubt if Wine or other PC emulator is there for iPad, or iPhone..
    Happy new year to all.
    What you guys think?
    :hug:
     
  2. AirFluff

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    UO on mobile, not sure about that. I played Albion Online on mobile and it was so hard to play because of the size of the screen.

    Anyway, the mobile thing shouldn't be in plan until they fix the windows client imo lol
     
  3. celticus

    celticus Babbling Loonie

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    Agree on iPhone, but there are many millions of dedicated MacBook and iPad people. It may not be such a horrible idea to hire some1 to program a client and then pay on consignment to upkeep an IOS client. About time..
     
  4. Xris

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    I brought this up here a few months back. I think the consensus was that it'd be botched, create more bugs, and enable more afk scripters. I still kind of like the idea though if it is done correctly.

    Sent from my moto g(6) play using Tapatalk
     
  5. Dot_Warner

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    A third client isn't going to happen.

    We'd be lucky to get a kludged general/global chat app.
     
  6. Riyana

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    UO has extremely limited resources as it is. Dividing them further would be a huge risk with no guarantee of reward.
     
  7. celticus

    celticus Babbling Loonie

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    Agree..But they could try hiring out a decent small contract, with one of the fledgling companies to see if they can put together an IOS client, and then tap into a massive IOS market. There is obvious risk in this, but who knows?
    Also for the scripting risk, isn't that controlled from server side?
    Just an idea for the new year.
     
  8. grimiz

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    Mac users don't play video games. They're too busy drinking expensive coffee, adjusting their scarves, and being all around snobby. :)
     
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  9. celticus

    celticus Babbling Loonie

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    You may be surprised...Opening a new door for uo ay hold some surprises, not all of them upleasant..Not much to lose if we are on a downward slow spiral..But we have been on this piral for 20 years and walah! Still here..as shocking as this is.. lol..:)
     
  10. Finley Grant

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    @celticus downward spiral is one thing. but adding another client will simply increase it as it will divide the tiny resources we have.

    also if you really need to play UO on a mac you have choices. multiple.

    for example.

    run it boxed
    install windows as secondary OS via bootloader
    simply sell the mac and buy a proper pc.

    there are more important things to do.
     
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  11. GarthGrey

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    How would you run on an iPad ?
     
  12. Spartan

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    Very, very carefully? <shrug> I'm with the apparent concensus ... we already have 2 clients with issues ... why add another?
     
  13. Stinky Pete

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    Use a VNC client to connect to a windows PC.

    There are 2 types of Mac users:
    Those that use a VM or bootcamp (or a similar program) to run windows programs. And those that @grimiz already mentioned.
     
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  14. Shiranui Renn

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    For the hand full of Mac users out there? Even thinking about that would make you loose money before you even lifted a single finger.

    If you want to get access to lots of games don't buy a mac. simple as that.
     
  15. petemage

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    There is tons of ways to make things possible..

    .. with a good team, time and money!

    We already lack the first. They can't make a publish without major breaks these days, let alone a modern client.

    RuneScape did android and iOS ports..
    STO went on consoles..

    There would be ways for UO too.
     
  16. GarthGrey

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    Now if UO reached consoles, I'm totally down with that. I would stop sitting at this desk and relax in a recliner on the xbox or ps4.
     
  17. celticus

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    Agree..If it would cause more damage, then forget it..
     
  18. Lord Frodo

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    So why don't you post this on a forum where you might get a response to your question?
     
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  19. celticus

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    Don't have or wish access there. Plus it is better to present the ideas here, discuss with a more seasoned and wise audience, and possibly present ideas there. Like this one IOS for . instance. It turns out that it is not a good idea, and that the profit margin for UO would be negative.:)
     
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  20. petemage

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    Wish such a forum existed :lol:
     
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  21. Lord Frodo

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    So you do not have an active account, understood.
     
  22. Lord Frodo

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    Like you know you will not get an answer here but you still try to throw your ****.
     
  23. celticus

    celticus Babbling Loonie

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    Wrong..I have a single active account for some time, but I do not like the idea of logging in the uo board with the game credentials etc, for reasons posted elsewhere here, security being one.
     
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    LOL, this! Damn hipsters!
     
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