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This is my Ultima Online development website. The site specializes in providing custom replacement world maps for the Ultima Online gaming community. There are currently 25 custom replacement maps available on the site. These custom replacement maps can now be purchased individually or as a complete set via the Darkshard Development DVD. I have been developing maps, enhacements, and add-ons for the Ultima Online game for almost 18 years now. For me it's a hobby and I'm very detailed when building my maps so they do take quite some time to complete as I work alone, but from the high praise I have been given by those using my maps they are well worth the time it takes me to complete them.

All my map BMP images are designed using Jasic Paintshop Pro, the MUL files are generated using Dragon 1.0362 with my IMod9+ or IMod13 add-ons. All structures, items, and decorations are added using a world editor called CentrED. The UOP files are created from the MUL files using a program called "LegacyMULConverter". The MUL files are supported up to UO Client 7.0.15.1, and the UOP files are needed for all Clients beyond that version.

My maps are 100% compatable with any of the Ultima Online Free EMU's, but if you are looking to create a shard I recommend running JustUO or RunUO for your server, and Classic Client 7.0.15.1 or higher as the client to take full advantage of the graphic details in my worlds. You can use any of the older clients they just won't take full advantage of the graphic detail I've built into most of my latest maps.



May 17, 2017
I will be switching departments at my job this coming June, which is good news as the new department won't be as busy. This will also give me more time to spend on development of the "Britannia (T2A edition) Enhanced 100% Completed World". I should be able to get back into full development of the world by the start of July so hang in the a little longer and you will see more updates as I finish more of the remaining areas.

Dec 4, 2016
I just wanted to give everyone a quick update as to what is going on right now. Continue working on the "Britannia (T2A edition) Enhanced 100% Completed World". I have a few weeks of vacation happening around Christmas, which is coming fast and hope to get a lot compelted. Shooting to have it completed early 2017. I know its been a long time coming, but as always will be worth the wait.

May 26, 2016
I'm now in the final stages of the terrain upgrades for the main Britannia portion of the map. There are only 2 tasks remaining (Bulk up forest areas, decorate all of the shrines). I'm hoping to have these 2 tasks completed by summer or sooner if possible. The (Bulk up forest areas) will take the longest as it means going through every single inch of forest area and moving the trees around, adding more trees to bluk the forest up, and fix any height issues with existing shrubs and trees. Once these 2 tasks are completed then I can move my focus into the dungeon areas, and then the T2A terrain.

September 21, 2015
Made some small changes to the look of the website, nothing huge just a slightly adjusted template and a new background image. I like the new look better, but navigation and location of information is exactly the same. Hope you enjoy the updated look.

August 01, 2015
With the release date of Windows 10 on the approach, I took a break from development and started backing up my file server pc, game development pc, and gaming laptop to ensure if there were any problems with the upcoming upgrade I could revert back to Windows 7 on all systems without loosing anything. Glad to say everything went smoothly upgrading all my systems and I am now running Windows 10 on all my PC's. Everything is 100% working and I didn't loose any of my work, files or software. So starting this coming Monday it will be back to development as usual. I figure another week or so finishing up the mountain ranges throughout the world and then I'll be able to move on to the next section of upgrade. See Projects page for more details.

January 22, 2015
The Darkshard Development DVD is now available as the Darkshard Development DVD or Darkshard Development Flash-Drive. When you make your purchase please indicate in the "Instructions to merchant" section that you want "DVD Media" or "Flash-Drive Media". If nothing is indicated then the default will be the DVD Media.

January 1, 2015
Well this is the offical kick-off date, and I've already got quite a bit of work completed on my latest project "Britannia (T2A Edition) Enhanced 100% Completed World". For complete details on this project check the Project Details section of the website.

December 30, 2014
I am thinking of offering the (100% Completed Worlds, GUI's, 2D Enhanced Graphics Upgrade and Darkshard DVD) on a USB Flash Drive as an alternative media type to CD or DVD. I have had some people comment in the past that they don't have a CD or DVD player, this would solve that problem as everyone has a USB port. At this stage I am just curious if this is something that would interest people. Please let me know if you think offering these items on USB Flash Drive is something that you would like to see. Thanks.

December 26, 2014
I have just updated the website with a new look and feel for the year to come. It contains all the same content as before, but with my new hosting company LinkSky here in the states I can advertise other websites, which I couldn't do in the past. So this new look and feel to the site allows banners for other websites to be added to my site. There are a few to start and will likely be more to come. I have also changed the main page of the site so that there is a time line showing when each project, add-on or change to the site has happened. I regret I do not have all the dates and details of everything that has happened from the launch of the website, but what I have has been listed and I will continue to maintain it going forward.

November 27, 2014
Announcing January 1 2015 my next project will be to enhance the original "Britannia (T2A edition) Map0 world" to take full advantage of my Enhanced Graphics Upgrade add-on, as well as fully decorating the entire world. When completed this will be a fully decorated and polished world ready for anyone to use for their free shard. This will be released as a FREE map.

November 25, 2014
The final release of the "Enhanced Sosaria V2.5 100% Completed World" is now available on the website. This latest version features an upgraded Ice Island, All buildings throughout the world have now been fully decorated, and any problem areas encountered or reported and been fixed.

October 5, 2014
I have finally completed the "Enhanced Sosaria V2.0 100% Completed World" project and it is now available on the website. I will likely be checking over the map over the next month or so and if needed releasing new versions of the map to fix any problem areas I might find. If anyone finds any problem areas in the map please contact me and let me know so I can ensure they are corrected with a future release.

July 10, 2014
I am now able to create the UOP files from my MUL files myself, but I would like to thank a friend Lord Velius who was kind enough to do the initial conversion of my world MUL files over to the UOP format so that I could make them available as well.

January 1, 2014
I have completed the "DarkShard Gothic GUI" and the add-on is now available on the website. This latest GUI has a Gothic look and gives the game a completely unique look and feel. Over 800 remastered graphics and a completely redesigned interface. These new graphics and interface give the game a much sharper and cleaner look. This is by far the best GUI I have created for the game to date.

June 14, 2013
Lord Velius who is the admin of a Free Shard called Unique Lands UO has been nice enough to create the UOP files for each of my world maps. This means going forward you will not only get the MUL files for the completed maps but also the UOP files as well. I recommend everyone to check it out, as stated it is quite a unique shard full of life and adventure.

March 31, 2013
I have completed the "2D Client Enhanced GUI & Graphics Update". As part of its release I have also updated the website with a new look and feel to promote the new add-ons release. I offer these new add-ons seperately for those who wish to only use one of them, as well as a package for those who wish to use both. Check the Client GUI's or Enhanced Graphics sections of the website for more details on these add-ons.

February 7, 2012
I have completed my first custom GUI "DarkShard Custom GUI" and it is now available on the website. is based off of the WoW interface and gives Ultima Online players a fresh new look to the game.

November 18, 2010
I have completed the "Inconnu Map2 Replacement World" and it's now available on the website. This map contains a large single landmass which has 2 large cities and a few small towns and farming villages. This would be a perfect map for any shard looking to offer factions allowing these 2 large cities to oppose each other.

February 5, 2010
I have completed the "Dragonlance Map0 Replacement World" and it's now available on the website. This map has been developed using the land of Ansalon from the fantasy world of Dragonlance as a basis.

March 18, 2008
I have released the third 100% completed Map0 world, the "Shattered Lands Map0 100% Completed World" and it's now available on the website. This is another extremely detailed world with some very unique towns and structures.

January 13, 2007
I have completed the "Agearis Map3 Replacement World" and it's now available on the website. This world features 5 landmasses featuring all the different types of terrain available in the game. The landmasses are quite far apart which will support a good deal of ship travel between them if desired.

August 9, 2006
I have completed the "Tanis Map0 Replacement World" and it's now available on the website. This is quite a large and very detailed world consisting of 1 large landmass with 12 islands surrounding it which will definately promote ship travel.

March 11, 2006
I have completed a second collection of dungeons and caves Dungeon Development Set 2. This BMP image file contains 77 ready to go Dungeons, Caves, and Areas. You just need to cut and paste the dungeons or caves you want into your own BMP Map and your ready to generate your map and static files using Dragon 1.0362.

December 8, 2005
I have completed the "Greyworld Map0 Replacement World" and it's now available on the website. This map has been developed using the land of Flanaess from the fantasy world of Greyhawk as a basis.

May 27, 2005
I have completed my first collection of dungeons and caves Dungeon Development Set 1. This BMP image file contains 110 ready to go Dungeons and Caves. You just need to cut and paste the dungeons or caves you want into your own BMP Map and your ready to generate your map and static files using Dragon 1.0362.

May 7, 2005
I have completed the "Ultima 9 Map0 Replacement World" and it's now available on the website. It is an extremely detailed recreation of the Ultima 9 world that you can now experience in UO.

January 17, 2005
I have released the second 100% completed Map0 world, the "Thanimur Map0 100% Completed World"is now available on the website. For this world only some of the town buildings have been decorated, but all of the Dungeons are fully decorated. This has been done to allow shard developers to have some unique aspects to their world by completing the buildings that have been left undecorated as they see fit.

August 12, 2004
I have completed the "Dalantra Map0 Replacement World" and it's now available on the website. This is a great replacement world for any shard developer looking to have a shard that offers both summer and winter areas for players to explore.

June 11, 2004
I have released the first 100% completed Map0 world, the "Sosaria Map0 100% Completed World" is now available on the website. This map has been a few years in development by myself and a friend. We intended to use this map for a public free shard we were going to develop and run, however that fell through and I felt all our time and hard work shouldn't go to waste. As this map was to be used for a shard it comes with signs.cfg file containing the location and names for all signs, GenTeleporter.cs file containing all the teleporter locations for the map, trammel.xml and felucca.xml files which makes the new map locations available to admin and gm characters via the in-game [go command, Regions.xml containing all of the area information for the map including music and light settings, PublicMoongate.cs file containing all of the proper moongate locations for this map, finally the multimap.rle file for this new map allowing for treasure hunting to work properly. All these extra files have been written for RunUO v1.0.

October 20, 2001
This is the launch of my Ultima Online development website. The site specializes in providing custom replacement world maps for the Ultima Online gaming community. I have been developing maps for the Ultima Online game for 3 years now. For me it's a hobby and I'm very detailed when building my maps so they do take quite some time to complete as I work alone.


DELIVERY METHOD OF PURCHASED ITEMS

Basic Maps 15MB, and IMod13 Addon 1MB will be emailed.
Completed Maps 35MB, GUI's 75MB, and Enhanced Hires Upgrade 180MB will be mailed (CD-ROM).
Darkshard Development DVD 3.25GB, will be mailed (DVD+R) or (Flash-Drive).

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