Glad you decided to join us; we are very happy to have you here!
Getting started on Uthgard is pretty simple: Just follow the steps in this guide, and you should be ready in no time. Click Next on the right hand side to continue, or pick a specific section from the left menu. If you should ever get stuck during any point, feel free to contact us via the chat (top menu bar), or via our forum. We're happy to help you.
We have answered frequently asked questions about Uthgard in the "General FAQs" section. If you want to learn something specific about Uthgard, or you are curious about how we are different from other shards, that is the first place you should go look at.
Time to get started: Download the client, install our launcher, and pick your realm. The journey awaits!
To install the client, follow these steps:
Note: We recommend having a dedicated client for Uthgard and not using this client to connect to any other server as you might get an inconsistent experience.
You can read about OpenID here: OpenID Explained
We use OpenID to save you from entering a password each time you use your account. Instead of having to remember a set of account names and passwords, all you have to know is your primary email address (which you hopefully already do).
Uthgard requires a special launcher that is different from what most other DAoC freeshards use. Don't worry though, we tried keeping it as simple as possible:
You need to install the Visual C++ Redistributable for Visual Studio 2015 for x86 to play on Uthgard.
You need to install Microsoft .NET Framework 4.6. You may be able to download it with your Windows Updater, or you can otherwise find it here: Microsoft .NET Framework 4.6
You will also need to install the Visual C++ Redistributable for Visual Studio 2015 for x86.
If you still keep seeing this issue, try disabling your anti-virus temporarily
No. Windows XP has been deprecated, and should no longer be used since it represents a security risk. Please update your OS if you want to play on Uthgard. You need to be able to run Microsoft .NET 4.6, and your operating system must support TLS 1.2.
According to the Steam Software Survey, only about 2% of remaining gamers use Windows XP, which is a marginal group we can no longer support.
Try re-installing the Uthgard Launcher using a freshly downloaded setup first.
In order to be able to use the play button on the main page, you need to start uthgard.exe once manually to perform the necessary setup.
Some browsers will ask you if you want to launch an external application when clicking the button. For the launcher to work, you will have to select "yes" if asked.
If issues persist, try following more in-depth steps listed at the bottom here.
You probably need to install Microsoft .NET Framework 4.6. You may be able to download it with your Windows Updater, or you can otherwise find it here: Microsoft .NET Framework 4.6
If you are still receiving errors, try installing the Visual C++ Redistributable for Visual Studio 2015 for x86.
For any questions regarding the entire install and account process, please look in those sections. Here you can find FAQs related to Uthgard specifically:
Yes, but only if you can offer substantial evidence: Memory counts for nothing because we have all had times where what we remember has been blurred by previous Uthgard, other free shards, misconceptions and time.
If you're serious about this the types of evidence you should look for are videos, patch notes, grab bags, live testing, TL reports and old forum posts. Keep in mind that in testing we've found that ANY of these sources have been wrong at times so the more collaborating evidence the better.
The /level command was partially introduced to help lower population servers. Since Uthgard is a single server, we do not ever want to potentially exclude a portion of the game content, and as such the /level command will never be implemented.
The staff may introduce incentive bonuses to specific realms if a huge population disparity ever exists.
Yes, there are a lot out there but not all of them may be compatible with live or Uthgard. Bob’s UI, v6.0 (for 1.110 DAoC) gives you a lot of options and has been used by many players successfully on Uthgard.
You can find that here: http://bobsui.koamon.com/downloads.html
You are probably using a custom UI. That's fine, you can fix this:
1. Find the skl_1600 bitmap file in your DAoC folder that Uthgard uses, for example: C:\Program Files (x86)\Electronic Arts\Dark Age of Camelot\icons\skl_1600
2. Copy that file and replace the a file with the same name that lives somewhere within your: C:\Program Files (x86)\Electronic Arts\Dark Age of Camelot\ui\custom
This way your custom UI will use the old icons that Uthgard provides and not an incomplete set.
This could be caused by several issues.1. Do you use a custom UI? If so, try disabling it and logging into that character again. If this fixes the problem the UI may be incompatible with Uthgard.
2. Are you playing on a device with a touch screen, drawing board, or digital drawing pen? If so, please check for driver updates and check if you can log in your character on another computer. Often touchpad drivers or touchpad services (such as "WTouch Service" or "tablet PC input service") cause the client to crash, sometimes even only for characters level 25 or higher. Also "TipTap.exe" is known to cause this problem. This is a known issue that will be fixed in the future.
3. If you are using Symantec Endpoint Protection, disable the service and try again.
4. Have you used this installation of DAoC on another Freeshard? If so you should install and use a separate instance of DAoC for Uthgard. Please follow the instructions starting at 2. Download the Client in the top left of the page.
Usually this issue is caused if your client cannot correctly receive UDP packets from the game server. As a first step, try enabling UDP traffic to remote port 10400 in your firewall and router. Having a correct UDP setup is preferable, since it decreases your lag, and allows you to have a smoother RvR experience when a lot of players are around.
If you cannot get UDP to work and you keep seeing this issue, you can go to the Launcher preferences by clicking on "Edit" > "Preferences".
In the preferences dialog, you will notice a white textbox labelled Other. If you enter
+noUdpForMe in this box, we will
never try sending you UDP packets. Note that this might increase lag and make your RvR experience slightly worse.
The /lfg channel did not exist in 1.65. However there is a LFG tool and you can find a tutorial to it here: here
The lack of global channels will help drive people to form meaningful groups and alliances to help facilitate communication.
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