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Ruins & Riches

Ruins & Riches Final

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Ruins & Riches is a single or multi-player adventure game that was liberally assembled and organized by Djeryv for almost a decade. The world consists of elements from various sources of ideas, graphics, maps, and animations, as well as some created by Djeryv. The overall scripting is based on RunUO, but heavily modified by Djeryv to create a new and unique experience. Although built off the Ultima Online Age of Shadows era, the mechanics have been altered to provide new ways of doing things. Some skills that were previously useless now have a purpose. Some unused spells were brought back to life or made to work in a single-player environment. Character class archetypes have been enhanced, providing new ways to play and enjoy the game. The landscape has been changed to provide players a huge area to explore.

This version is Djeryv’s final and complete version of the game. It was branded as “Ruins & Riches” to pay homage to games like classic TSR Dungeons & Dragons, from which much of the methodology originates. The game takes place in an alternate Ultima universe, shortly after the events of Ultima III: Exodus. You can create a character that tries to make their way through many lands. You will have to find a way to feed yourself, and acquire equipment to explore your way around. Everything you need to know can be learned within the virtual environment. Knowledge can be acquired by talking to the citizens of the land, or you may find a book or scroll with clues and other information. There are also some commands you can use to bring up additional information.

I got permission from him to upload this here as he was done working on it and I wanted to bring a RunUO project back to the site from where the source came from. Djeryv was a member here for many years and before that created worlds for Wolfpack and Lonewolf servers. I have played this particular game for years and it is the most complete and detailed UO game ever released to the public. If you want to have a server up and running in a few minutes, this is it. The world is all brand new and there is a ton of stuff to do and places to go. It is fun to play on your own or with friends, and the towns feel alive when you visit them. Very much worth checking out.

The main download contains both the custom client and server. You can click on the More Information to read the user manual ahead of time but it comes in the main download. This is just an archival post so anyone can still get this game. There is no readily available support if you decide to change the game. It is a very good example of what one could do with RunUO!

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Probably one of the greatest Ultima Online experiences that will ever be created. Sad the development won't continue but this is a must play for everyone.
This is an impressive effort and a really fun rpg that captures the excitement and nostalgia of playing classic UO