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UO Alive Getting Started Guide

Welcome to UO Alive!

Getting Started

Welcome to UO Alive! We are an ERA accurate server of the most modern OSI servers, with our own customizations to enhance gameplay and the PvE experience. The goal of our server is to create a full-bodied adventure for all players that lasts and provides endless content!

In order to connect and play, you will need to decide between the available Clients and assistant programs in order to personalize your experience, and to get started on your own adventures! Firstly, there are a few terms you should be familiar with:



The Ultima Online Logo


Launcher : A program that helps a user locate and start other computer programs. During setup, you will make use of the official launchers briefly to patch your client’s files, and then you will make use of a separate launch-assistant program to open and play the game in the future. [10]

Launch-assistant : Our term for a program that allows the user to connect to private/unofficial UO servers. These often include additional features such as macros, hotkeys, auto-looters, and more QoL features. When playing on the UOAlive server, you will open your chosen launch-assistant program when you want to play the game. [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [7] [8] [9]

Client : A program that is used to connect to a UO server. Simply put, this is how you access the game. If you were playing on the Official servers, you would simply open the Classic or Enhanced client and login from there, however to play on UOAlive, you will need an Assistant Program. [6]

Choosing Your Setup

The below tabs will allow you to view the different features each client and launch-assistant has so that you can select which ones you wish to use for your gameplay. You can click through each tab to read the description of each component, and you will be provided with installation instructions once you have chosen a viable combination. You can also have multiple installations on your system at once, but this guide should help you pick functional combinations to experiment with. Remember, you can always download a new setup, so don't feel like you are tied down to your first choice if you want to change!


The Classic Client is the original look of Ultima Online, and is often considered the simpler client to learn. If you are already familiar with UO and would like to return to the game as you remember it, this may be the client for you!

    Key Features:
  • The original "nostalgic" appearance of the game
  • Has more advanced macroing capabilities via launch-assistants
  • Potential 120 FPS (when used with the ClassicUO Launch-assistant)
  • Most popular version of the game and the most compatible with UOAlive
A screenshot of what the Classic Client looks like in-game.

Choosing Your Launch-assistant


ClassicUO (not to be confused with the Classic Client) is a launch-assistant program that utilizes the files from the Classic Client to provide a familiar visual experience, but with support for modern devices in the form of zooming, FPS controls, and custom gumps among others. (NOTE: If you are using ClassicUO, you will also need either Razor or Razor Enhanced to function properly, and to provide macro capabilities).

    Key Features:
  • Support for higher screen resolutions
  • Built-in map with party tracking capabilities
  • FPS control and higher FPS support
  • Zooming capabilities
  • Custom gumps (e.g. track item amounts, snap ability icons, etc.)


An image of the ClassicUO logo.

ClassicUO also requires some version of Razor to run properly:


Razor Enhanced is an updated version of Razor using .Net 4.5. It is faster, less likely to crash, and includes new specialized agents such as auto-loot, scavenger, and better targeting. It also makes use of a Python-based macro system, which should be much easier for the average user to use. This launch-assistant also includes a UOSteam-mimic script engine, which should increase compatibility between the two programs' macro scripts. (NOTE: This program is still in Beta, and as such should be expected to have imperfections that may impair the player's experience).

    Key Features:
  • Faster and more stable than plain Razor
  • New specialized agents to help automate repetitive tasks (e.g. auto-loot)
  • Python-based macro system
  • UOSteam-mimic script engine (increased compatibility with UOSteam macros)


An image of the Razor Enhanced logo.


Installation Instructions

Follow the steps or video below in order to set up your device to play on UO Alive:


Step 1: The Client

  • Firstly, the Classic Client will need to be downloaded from the official site here by clicking the image that looks like this:
  • An image of the download link for the Classic Client.
  • Once the Client is downloaded, open the downloaded executable to start the installation process
  • Follow the steps as presented in the installation wizard, and you may want to make note of where the client is being saved to for later steps
  • An image of the Classic Client's installation wizard.
  • Once the installation is finished, you will want to launch the client either using the shortcut created during installation, or you can look in the folder it was saved to for the client.exe file, as well
  • When the client is launched, the patcher will begin. Let the client patch fully but DO NOT click play once it is complete
  • An image of the Classic Client's patcher upon completion.

Step 2: The Launch-assistant(s)

  • Now that the Client is ready, you will need to download the ClassicUO launch-assistant program here using the link that corresponds to your operating system (likely Windowsx64):
  • An image of the download link for ClassicUO.
  • Once the download has finished, the files will need to be extracted using a file archiving tool such as WinRAR or 7-Zip instead of using an installation wizard
  • You may want to make note of where ClassicUO is being saved to for later steps
  • Next, make sure that you have the latest version of VC++ by going to this page and downloading the version that corresponds to your architecture (likely x64)
  • An image of the download link for VC++ needed for ClassicUO.
  • You will then need to run the downloaded executable to install the VC++ update properly
  • An image of the VC++ installation wizard.
  • Razor Enhanced is also needed for this setup, and as such needs to be downloaded from here using the link shown below:
  • An image of the download link for Razor Enhanced.
  • Once the download has finished, the files will need to be extracted using a file archiving tool such as WinRAR or 7-Zip instead of using an installation wizard
  • You may want to make note of where Razor Enhanced is being saved to for later steps
  • Once the launcher is extracted, you will want to launch ClassicUO either using the shortcut created during installation, or you can look in the folder it was saved to for the ClassicUOLauncher.exe file, as well

Step 3: Configuration

  • At this point, all you need to do is point ClassicUO to your client, Razor, and the server itself
  • Start by clicking the "Create First Profile" or "Open Profile Editor" button, click "Add", and enter your desired profile name
  • You can select the UOAlive Preset to enter some of the information for you, including the server IP (login.uoalive.com) and port (2593)
  • Make sure that the "Use Encryption" option is unclicked, and the UO Path section should be set to the folder that holds your Classic Client installation's files (you may want to use your saved pathway here if you noted it earlier), at which point your profile should look similar to the image below, although your pathways may be slightly different
  • An image of the ClassicUO launcher with the correct information in place to play on UOAlive.
  • In order to add Razor Enhanced, you will first need to copy or cut the folder containing your Razor Enhanced installation and paste it into your ClassicUO/Data/Plugins folder
  • Now, move to the Plugins tab, and click "Add" to point towards your Razor Enhanced installation (this may be another time to use a saved filepath from earlier), at which point your launcher should look similar to the image below:
  • Another image of the ClassicUO launcher with the correct information in place to play on UOAlive.
  • Finally, you can click the "Save Profile" button, then the "Play!" button to launch the game window

Step 4: Account Creation

  • Once the UO login window appears, you may enter any unused username and password (under 12 characters) combination and click the "Login" button. This will create your account, and you will use this username and password whenever you play on UO Alive, so you may want to make note of it somewhere secure.
  • An image of the ClassicUO login screen.
  • NOTE: Your forum account and game account are separate, and although you may use the same name, changing your forum password will not change the password you use to play the game. In order to change you game account's password, you may open a ticket on the UO Alive Discord.
  • An image of the ticket creation channel on the UO Alive Discord.

Razor is a great tool for beginners, given its user-friendly interface and macro system. It also has some differences when compared to UOSteam (which in many ways replaced this tool for more experienced users). In particular, it is slightly faster at some niche actions in macros (although it has a more limited macro system), and it has a simple screenshot and in-game recording functionality.

NOTE: ClassicUO tends to experience a lot of bugs when using the traditional Razor tool, and as such, UO Alive recommends the use of Razor Community Edition for this particular configuration. This tool has built on top of the source code of the original Razor that was released in 2014, and includes improved scripting functionalities alongside in-game commands using scripting syntax. Aside from these differences, though, users should have a similar experience with this launch-assistant as traditional Razor.

    Key Features:
  • User-friendly interface and configuration
  • Simple (albeit limited) macro system (with added capabilities in Community Edition)
  • Faster than UOSteam at some niche actions (e.g. changing weapons)
  • In-game screenshot and recording mechanism
  • In-game command capabilities using scripting syntax


An image of the UORazor logo.


Installation Instructions

Follow the steps or video below in order to set up your device to play on UO Alive:


Step 1: The Client

  • Firstly, the Classic Client will need to be downloaded from the official site here by clicking the image that looks like this:
  • An image of the download link for the Classic Client.
  • Once the Client is downloaded, open the downloaded executable to start the installation process
  • Follow the steps as presented in the installation wizard, and you may want to make note of where the client is being saved to for later steps
  • An image of the Classic Client's installation wizard.
  • Once the installation is finished, you will want to launch the client either using the shortcut created during installation, or you can look in the folder it was saved to for the client.exe file, as well
  • When the client is launched, the patcher will begin. Let the client patch fully but DO NOT click play once it is complete
  • An image of the Classic Client's patcher upon completion.

Step 2: The Launch-assistant(s)

  • Now that the Client is ready, you will need to download the ClassicUO launch-assistant program here using the link that corresponds to your operating system (likely Windowsx64):
  • An image of the download link for ClassicUO.
  • Once the download has finished, the files will need to be extracted using a file archiving tool such as WinRAR or 7-Zip instead of using an installation wizard
  • You may want to make note of where ClassicUO is being saved to for later steps
  • Next, make sure that you have the latest version of VC++ by going to this page and downloading the version that corresponds to your architecture (likely x64)
  • An image of the download link for VC++ needed for ClassicUO.
  • You will then need to run the downloaded executable to install the VC++ update properly
  • An image of the VC++ installation wizard.
  • Razor Community Edition is also needed for this setup, and as such needs to be downloaded from here by clicking the most recent download link on the site itself, and then downloading the .zip file with the cube symbol to the left of it on the Github page as shown below:
  • An image of the download link for Razor Community Edition on the official web site.
  • An image of the download link for Razor Community Edition on the Github page.
  • Once the download has finished, the files will need to be extracted using a file archiving tool similarly to the ClassicUO files mentioned above
  • As with the ClassicUO files, you may want to make note of where Razor Community Edition is extracted to for later steps

Step 3: Configuration

  • At this point, all you need to do is point ClassicUO to your client, Razor Community Edition, and the server itself
  • Start by clicking the "Create First Profile" or "Open Profile Editor" button, click "Add", and enter your desired profile name
  • You can select the UOAlive Preset to enter some of the information for you, including the server IP (login.uoalive.com) and port (2593)
  • Make sure that the "Use Encryption" option is unclicked, and the UO Path section should be set to the folder that holds your Classic Client installation's files (you may want to use your saved pathway here if you noted it earlier), at which point your profile should look similar to the image below, although your pathways may be slightly different
  • An image of the ClassicUO launcher with the correct information in place to play on UOAlive.
  • In order to add Razor Community Edition, you will first need to copy or cut the folder containing your Razor Community Edition installation and paste it into your ClassicUO/Data/Plugins folder
  • Now, move to the Plugins tab, and click "Add" to point towards your relocated Razor Community Edition installation, at which point your launcher should look similar to the image below:
  • Another image of the ClassicUO launcher with the correct information in place to play on UOAlive.
  • Finally, you can click the "Save Profile" button, then the "Play!" button to launch the game window

Step 4: Account Creation

  • Once the UO login window appears, you may enter any unused username and password (under 12 characters) combination and click the "Login" button. This will create your account, and you will use this username and password whenever you play on UO Alive, so you may want to make note of it somewhere secure.
  • An image of the ClassicUO login screen.
  • NOTE: Your forum account and game account are separate, and although you may use the same name, changing your forum password will not change the password you use to play the game. In order to change you game account's password, you may open a ticket on the UO Alive Discord.
  • An image of the ticket creation channel on the UO Alive Discord.

There is an alternative version of ClassicUO that runs in a web browser that is currently in Beta. This is effectively the same as a normal installation of ClassicUO, however it is hosted remotely which both reduces the amount of configuration necessary on the user's behalf, as well as the storage required. This tool is, however, still in development, and as such there is currently no assistant program for macros (although one is in development that will be similar to Razor), and the global map is currently unavailable.

    Key Features:
  • Easy setup
  • Files maintained and updated by host (i.e. no need for users to manage their own files)
  • Simplified server discovery and connection
  • No assistant program for macro support (yet)
  • Global Map is currently bugged, which may hinder navigation


An image of the ClassicUO logo.


Installation Instructions

Follow the steps below in order to set up your device to play on UO Alive:

Step 1: The Web Browser

  • Firstly, this client requires the user to be using Chrome 99+ (which can be assured by updating to the most recent version of Chrome). Other browsers such as Firefox may be compatible, however the developers of this tool specifically mention Chrome as the browser to use for this client
  • Users should ensure that they also have a few GB of unused memory, as once they connect for the first time, some files will be downloaded, although they will not require user intervention

Step 2: Requesting Access

  • To gain access, users must join the ClassicUO Discord server through the link on their web site here
  • Once you have joined the server, go to the #request-access channel and ask for access to the web client
  • You should either be messaged by the developer, or you will see a reaction on your message to let you know that your account has been added to the whitelist
  • An image of the access request Discord channel and message for the ClassicUO Web Client.

Step 3: Connecting

  • Once you have been approved and have the "Web client beta tester" role on your Discord account, you may connect by logging into Discord on the Web Client's site here
  • Once you are logged in, select UOAlive from the server list, and will be connected with the server
  • An image of the server selection page of the ClassicUO Web Client.

Step 4: Account Creation

  • Once the UO login window appears, you may enter any unused username and password (under 12 characters) combination and click the "Login" button. This will create your account, and you will use this username and password whenever you play on UO Alive, so you may want to make note of it somewhere secure.
  • An image of the login window for the ClassicUO Web Client.
  • NOTE: Your forum account and game account are separate, and although you may use the same name, changing your forum password will not change the password you use to play the game. In order to change you game account's password, you may open a ticket on the UO Alive Discord.
  • An image of the ticket creation channel on the UO Alive Discord.

There are two version of Razor to choose from:


Razor is a great tool for beginners, given its user-friendly interface and macro system. It also has some differences when compared to UOSteam (which in many ways replaced this tool for more experienced users). In particular, it is slightly faster at some niche actions in macros (although it has a more limited macro system), and it has a simple screenshot and in-game recording functionality. (NOTE: Razor is more likely to crash than some other options).

    Key Features:
  • User-friendly interface and configuration
  • Simple (albeit limited) macro system
  • Faster than UOSteam at some niche actions (e.g. changing weapons)
  • In-game screenshot and recording mechanism


An image of the UORazor logo.


Installation Instructions

Follow the steps below in order to set up your device to play on UO Alive:

Step 1: The Client

  • Firstly, the Classic Client will need to be downloaded from the official site here by clicking the image that looks like this:
  • An image of the download link for the Classic Client.
  • Once the Client is downloaded, open the downloaded executable to start the installation process
  • Follow the steps as presented in the installation wizard, and you may want to make note of where the client is being saved to for later steps
  • An image of the Classic Client's installation wizard.
  • Once the installation is finished, you will want to launch the client either using the shortcut created during installation, or you can look in the folder it was saved to for the client.exe file, as well
  • When the client is launched, the patcher will begin. Let the client patch fully but DO NOT click play once it is complete
  • An image of the Classic Client's patcher upon completion.

Step 2: The Launch-assistant

  • Now that the Client is ready, you will need to download the Razor launch-assistant program here using either the Dropbox or GitHub link shown below:
  • An image of the download link for UORazor.
  • Once the download has finished, open the downloaded executable to start the installation process
  • Follow the steps as presented in the installation wizard, and you may want to make note of where Razor is being saved to for later steps
  • An image of UORazor's installation wizard.
  • Once the installation is finished, you will want to launch Razor either using the shortcut created during installation, or you can look in the folder it was saved to for the Razor.exe file, as well

Step 3: Configuration

  • At this point, all you need to do is point Razor to your client and the server itself
  • Start by editing the Load Client section, and change it to the client.exe file from your classic client installation (you may want to use your saved pathway here if you noted it earlier)
  • You will use the same pathway for the UO Data Directory section, however you will only point to the folder that holds your client.exe and other files instead of the file itself
  • At this point, you will need to enter the shard address (login.uoalive.com) and port (2593), and you will need to make sure that the "Use OSI Encryption" option is unchecked
  • Once all of this is done, your launcher should look similar to the image below, although your pathways may be slightly different
  • An image of the UORazor launcher with the correct information in place to play on UOAlive.
  • Finally, you can click the "Okay" button and launch the game window

Step 4: Account Creation

  • Once the UO login window appears, you may enter any unused username and password (under 12 characters) combination and click the "Login" button. This will create your account, and you will use this username and password whenever you play on UO Alive, so you may want to make note of it somewhere secure.
  • An image of the login screen with the UORazor assistant window.
  • NOTE: Your forum account and game account are separate, and although you may use the same name, changing your forum password will not change the password you use to play the game. In order to change you game account's password, you may open a ticket on the UO Alive Discord.
  • An image of the ticket creation channel on the UO Alive Discord.

Razor Enhanced is an updated version of Razor using .Net 4.5. It is faster, less likely to crash, and includes new specialized agents such as auto-loot, scavenger, and better targeting. It also makes use of a Python-based macro system, which should be much easier for the average user to use. This launch-assistant also includes a UOSteam-mimic script engine, which should increase compatibility between the two programs' macro scripts. (NOTE: This program is still in Beta, and as such should be expected to have imperfections that may impair the player's experience).

    Key Features:
  • Faster and more stable than plain Razor
  • New specialized agents to help automate repetitive tasks (e.g. auto-loot)
  • Python-based macro system
  • UOSteam-mimic script engine (increased compatibility with UOSteam macros)


An image of the Razor Enhanced logo.


Installation Instructions

Follow the steps below in order to set up your device to play on UO Alive:

Step 1: The Client

  • Firstly, the Classic Client will need to be downloaded from the official site here by clicking the image that looks like this:
  • An image of the download link for the Classic Client.
  • Once the Client is downloaded, open the downloaded executable to start the installation process
  • Follow the steps as presented in the installation wizard, and you may want to make note of where the client is being saved to for later steps
  • An image of the Classic Client's installation wizard.
  • Once the installation is finished, you will want to launch the client either using the shortcut created during installation, or you can look in the folder it was saved to for the client.exe file, as well
  • When the client is launched, the patcher will begin. Let the client patch fully but DO NOT click play once it is complete
  • An image of the Classic Client's patcher upon completion.

Step 2: The Launch-assistant

  • Now that the Client is ready, you will need to download the Razor Enhanced launch-assistant program here using the link shown below:
  • An image of the download link for Razor Enhanced.
  • Once the download has finished, the files will need to be extracted using a file archiving tool such as WinRAR or 7-Zip instead of using an installation wizard
  • You may want to make note of where Razor Enhanced is being saved to for later steps
  • Once the launcher is extracted, you will want to launch Razor Enhanced either using a shortcut, or you can look in the folder itself for the extracted executable, as well

Step 3: Configuration

  • At this point, all you need to do is point Razor Enhanced to your client and the server itself
  • Start by going to Shard Selection, clicking "Add" and typing "UOAlive"
  • Then, go to the Client Location section and change it to the client.exe file from your classic client installation (you may want to use your saved pathway here if you noted it earlier)
  • You will use the same pathway for the UO Folder section, however you will only point to the folder that holds your client.exe and other files instead of the file itself (NOTE: The CUO Client section can be left blank)
  • At this point, you will need to enter the server address (login.uoalive.com) and port (2593), and you will need to make sure that the "Use OSI Encryption" option is unchecked
  • Once all of this is done, your launcher should look similar to the image below, although your pathways may be slightly different
  • An image of the Razor Enhanced launcher with the correct information in place to play on UOAlive.
  • Finally, you can click the "Launch" button and launch the game window

Step 4: Account Creation

  • Once the UO login window appears, you may enter any unused username and password (under 12 characters) combination and click the "Login" button. This will create your account, and you will use this username and password whenever you play on UO Alive, so you may want to make note of it somewhere secure.
  • An image of the login screen with the Razor Enhanced assistant window.
  • NOTE: Your forum account and game account are separate, and although you may use the same name, changing your forum password will not change the password you use to play the game. In order to change you game account's password, you may open a ticket on the UO Alive Discord.
  • An image of the ticket creation channel on the UO Alive Discord.

UOSteam is a launch-assistant program that is best known for being a more stable replacement for Razor. It has more complex scripting capabilities, as well as a more detailed map that shows guild members as well as party members.

    Key Features:
  • Fast and stable (does not crash often)
  • More complex scripting capabilities to automate detailed tasks (e.g. crafting, combat, and gathering)
  • Spell and loot grids to organize abilities


An image of the UOSteam logo.


Installation Instructions

Follow the steps below in order to set up your device to play on UO Alive:

Step 1: The Client

  • Firstly, the Classic Client will need to be downloaded from the official site here by clicking the image that looks like this:
  • An image of the download link for the Classic Client.
  • Once the Client is downloaded, open the downloaded executable to start the installation process
  • Follow the steps as presented in the installation wizard, and you may want to make note of where the client is being saved to for later steps
  • An image of the Classic Client's installation wizard.
  • Once the installation is finished, you will want to launch the client either using the shortcut created during installation, or you can look in the folder it was saved to for the client.exe file, as well
  • When the client is launched, the patcher will begin. Let the client patch fully but DO NOT click play once it is complete
  • An image of the Classic Client's patcher upon completion.

Step 2: The Launch-assistant

  • Now that the Client is ready, you will need to download the UOSteam launch-assistant program here using either the Dropbox or GitHub link shown below:
  • An image of the download link for UOSteam.
  • Once the download has finished, open the downloaded executable to start the installation process
  • Follow the steps as presented in the installation wizard, and you may want to make note of where UOSteam is being saved to for later steps
  • An image of UOSteam's installation wizard.
  • Once the installation is finished, you will want to launch UOSteam either using the shortcut created during installation, or you can look in the folder it was saved to for the UOS.exe file, as well

Step 3: Configuration

  • At this point, all you need to do is point UOSteam to your client and the server itself
  • Start by editing the Client Options section, and change it to the client.exe file from your classic client installation (you may want to use your saved pathway here if you noted it earlier)
  • You will use the same pathway for the Ultima Online section, however you will only point to the folder that holds your client.exe and other files instead of the file itself
  • At this point, you will need to enter the shard address (login.uoalive.com) and port (2593), and you will need to make sure that remove encryption is checked
  • Once all of this is done, your launcher should look similar to the image below, although your pathways may be slightly different
  • An image of the UOSteam launcher with the correct information in place to play on UOAlive.
  • Finally, you can click the "Start" button, make sure the "Negotiate features with server" option is checked, and launch the game window

Step 4: Account Creation

  • Once the UO login window appears, you may enter any unused username and password (under 12 characters) combination and click the "Login" button. This will create your account, and you will use this username and password whenever you play on UO Alive, so you may want to make note of it somewhere secure.
  • An image of the login screen with the UOSteam assistant window.
  • NOTE: Your forum account and game account are separate, and although you may use the same name, changing your forum password will not change the password you use to play the game. In order to change you game account's password, you may open a ticket on the UO Alive Discord.
  • An image of the ticket creation channel on the UO Alive Discord.

OrionUO is a launch-assistant program that is similar to ClassicUO in many ways, but it does not work with Razor, Razor Enhanced, or UOSteam. One potential advantage of this option is its JavaScript macro system, which may be more familiar (or else easier to find references for) than some of the other tools' more unique scripting languages.

    Key Features:
  • Higher FPS support
  • Flexible display settings
  • Scripting using JavaScript




Installation Instructions

Follow the steps below in order to set up your device to play on UO Alive:

Step 1: The Client

  • Firstly, the Classic Client will need to be downloaded from the official site here by clicking the image that looks like this:
  • An image of the download link for the Classic Client.
  • Once the Client is downloaded, open the downloaded executable to start the installation process
  • Follow the steps as presented in the installation wizard, and you may want to make note of where the client is being saved to for later steps
  • An image of the Classic Client's installation wizard.
  • Once the installation is finished, you will want to launch the client either using the shortcut created during installation, or you can look in the folder it was saved to for the client.exe file, as well
  • When the client is launched, the patcher will begin. Let the client patch fully but DO NOT click play once it is complete
  • An image of the Classic Client's patcher upon completion.

Step 2: The Launch-assistant

  • Now that the Client is ready, you will need to download the OrionUO launch-assistant program here using the link that corresponds to your operating system (likely Windowsx64):
  • An image of the download link for OrionUO.
  • Once the download has finished, open the downloaded executable to start the installation process
  • Follow the steps as presented in the installation wizard, and you may want to make note of where OrionUO is being saved to for later steps
  • An image of OrionUO's installation wizard.
  • Once the installation is finished, you will want to launch OrionUO either using the shortcut created during installation, or you can look in the folder it was saved to for the OrionLauncher[YourVersionHere].exe file (Likely OrionLauncher64.exe), as well

Step 3: Configuration

  • At this point, all you need to do is point OrionUO to your client and the server itself
  • Start by pointing towards the client.exe file from your classic client installation (you may want to use your saved pathway here if you noted it earlier) in order to determine the client version using the "FROM CLIENT.EXE FILE" option during setup
  • You will then click "Create" to save this version in your launcher before closing the client version configuration windows
  • In the UO Files Path section, target the folder that contains your classic client installation
  • Next, you will edit the Orion Path section so that it targets the folder that you installed OrionUO to
  • You will need to move to the Updates tab if not already there, and you will want to Check Updates and Apply Updates before continuing
  • Next, you will return to the Profile tab, and you can rename the server to UOAlive. Then, click the "Default Profile" and click "Edit Profile"
  • At this point, you will need to enter a profile name (which can be your character, account, or server name depending on your preferences), as well as the shard address (login.uoalive.com) and port (2593) (Which for this launch-assistant need to be formatted as "login.uoalive.com,2593")
  • Once all of this is done, your launcher should look similar to the image below, although your pathways may be slightly different
  • An image of the OrionUO launcher with the correct information in place to play on UOAlive.
  • Finally, you can click the "Launch" button and launch the game window

Step 4: Account Creation

  • Once the UO login window appears, you may enter any unused username and password (under 12 characters) combination and click the "Login" button. This will create your account, and you will use this username and password whenever you play on UO Alive, so you may want to make note of it somewhere secure.
  • An image of the login screen with the OrionUO assistant window.
  • NOTE: Your forum account and game account are separate, and although you may use the same name, changing your forum password will not change the password you use to play the game. In order to change you game account's password, you may open a ticket on the UO Alive Discord.
  • An image of the ticket creation channel on the UO Alive Discord.

CrossUO (abbr. X:UO) is an open-source, cross-platform tool that supports users on a wide variety of operating systems. This program is a fork of OrionUO with a somewhat less complex configuration process, as well as a Razor-esque script functionality. Due to its use of OpenGL and SDL2, users may experience slight performance improvements over other launch-assistants, as long as their device is compatible.

    Key Features:
  • Support for a wide range of operating systems (Windows 7/8/10, MacOS, and many Linux distributions)
  • Simple but limited Razor-esque scripting tool
  • Potential performance improvements due to low-level implementation


An image of the CrossUO logo.


Installation Instructions

Follow the steps below in order to set up your device to play on UO Alive:

Step 1: The Client

  • Firstly, the Classic Client will need to be downloaded from the official site here by clicking the image that looks like this:
  • An image of the download link for the Classic Client.
  • Once the Client is downloaded, open the downloaded executable to start the installation process
  • Follow the steps as presented in the installation wizard, and you may want to make note of where the client is being saved to for later steps
  • An image of the Classic Client's installation wizard.
  • Once the installation is finished, you will want to launch the client either using the shortcut created during installation, or you can look in the folder it was saved to for the client.exe file, as well
  • When the client is launched, the patcher will begin. Let the client patch fully but DO NOT click play once it is complete
  • An image of the Classic Client's patcher upon completion.

Step 2: The Launch-assistant

  • Now that the Client is ready, you will need to download the CrossUO launch-assistant program here using the link for the appropriate operating system shown below:
  • An image of the download link for CrossUO.
  • Once the download has finished, the files will need to be extracted using a file archiving tool such as WinRAR or 7-Zip instead of using an installation wizard
  • You may want to make note of where CrossUO is being saved to for later steps
  • Once the files have been extracted, you will want to launch CrossUO by opening the crossuo.exe file, which will patch the launch-assistant and prompt you for server information

Step 3: Configuration

  • At this point, all you need to do is point CrossUO to your client and the server itself
  • If it is not still open, open the crossuo.exe file once again and enter a profile name (e.g. "UOAlive"), set the shard section to "custom shard", and click the folder icon next to the UO Data Path section and point it to the folder that holds your Classic Client installation
  • Once this basic information is entered, click on the Advanced dropdown arrow and enter the shard address (login.uoalive.com) in the Login Server section, and click the "Save" button
  • An image of the CrossUO launcher with the correct information in place to play on UOAlive.
  • Once you have a game account, you may add a character name, username, and password to the profile in order to connect more quickly, however this is not required
  • Finally, you can click the "Launch" button, make sure the "Use Cryptography" option is unchecked, and launch the game window

Step 4: Account Creation

  • Once the UO login window appears, you may enter any unused username and password (under 12 characters) combination and click the "Login" button. This will create your account, and you will use this username and password whenever you play on UO Alive, so you may want to make note of it somewhere secure.
  • An image of the login screen with the CrossUO assistant window.
  • NOTE: Your forum account and game account are separate, and although you may use the same name, changing your forum password will not change the password you use to play the game. In order to change you game account's password, you may open a ticket on the UO Alive Discord.
  • An image of the ticket creation channel on the UO Alive Discord.

The Enhanced Client is a more recent version of the UO client that more closely resembles other modern MMOs. This client is notable for its enhanced graphics, more robust radar, visible macro bar, and more customizable interfaces. If you want to play UO in a way that is more familiar to modern MMO fans, this may be the choice for you!

    Key Features:
  • More similar to modern MMOs
  • Enhanced graphics and radar
  • Macro bar and customizable interfaces
  • Better new player experience if you have never played UO
A screenshot of what the Enhanced Client looks like in-game.

This Client requires the use of a specialized launch-assistant program due to the differences between it and the Classic Client.

Installation Instructions

Follow the steps or video below in order to set up your device to play on UO Alive:


Step 1: The Client

  • Firstly, the Enhanced Client will need to be downloaded from the official site here by clicking the image that looks like this:
  • An image of the download link for the Enhanced Client.
  • Once the Client is downloaded, open the downloaded executable to start the installation process
  • Follow the steps as presented in the installation wizard, and you may want to make note of where the client is being saved to for later steps
  • An image of the Enhanced Client's installation wizard.
  • Once the installation is finished, you will want to launch the client either using the shortcut created during installation, or you can look in the folder it was saved to for the uopatch.exe file, as well
  • When the client is launched, the patcher will begin. Let the client patch fully but DO NOT click play once it is complete
  • An image of the Enhanced Client's patcher upon completion.

Step 2: The Launch-assistant

  • Now that the Client is ready, you will need to download the Enhanced Launcher launch-assistant program by right-clicking save as on this link
  • Once the download has finished, open the downloaded executable to start the installation process
  • Follow the steps as presented in the installation wizard, and you may want to make note of where the Enhanced Launcher is being saved to for later steps
  • An image of Enhanced Client Launcher's installation wizard.
  • Once the installation is finished, you will want to launch the Enhanced Launcher either using the shortcut created during installation, or you can look in the folder it was saved to for the UOECLauncher.exe file, as well

Step 3: Configuration

  • At this point, all you need to do is point the Enhanced Launcher to your client and the server itself
  • Start by editing the UO:SA Client Path section, and change it to the folder that holds your enhanced client installation's files (you may want to use your saved pathway here if you noted it earlier)
  • At this point, you will need to enter the server address (login.uoalive.com) and port (2593)
  • Once all of this is done, your launcher should look similar to the image below, although your pathways may be slightly different
  • An image of the Enhanced Client Launcher with the correct information in place to play on UOAlive.
  • Finally, you can click the "Play" button and launch the game window

Step 4: Account Creation

  • Once the UO login window appears, you may enter any unused username and password (under 12 characters) combination and click the "Login" button. This will create your account, and you will use this username and password whenever you play on UO Alive, so you may want to make note of it somewhere secure.
  • An image of the Enhanced Client Launcher's login screen.
  • NOTE: Your forum account and game account are separate, and although you may use the same name, changing your forum password will not change the password you use to play the game. In order to change you game account's password, you may open a ticket on the UO Alive Discord.
  • An image of the ticket creation channel on the UO Alive Discord.
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