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  1. Most of those are hellhorse colors. They've been around a couple years I think. Molten for instance is the ebony black color, but on a hellhorse. I know i have been breeding molten hell horses for years, they have a minor speed boost and a very dark purpleblackish color. From the wiki: Hell horses can be found in a total of 8 colors, seen upon examining the creatures. Brown - Cinder Gold - Envious Black - Shadow White - Pestilential Grey - Ash Ebony Black - Molten Piebald Pinto - Nightshade Blood bay - Incandescent I don't know whether they ever intended to add ones for the five newest colors (skewbald, appaloosa, black-silver, chestnut, buckskin), I assume if they ever add them to WO, they will not make it over to WU. Apparently two traits were coded in with rifts: Mark of the rift = Will not be attacked by rift mobs Mark of valrei = will age and die faster (opposite of Spark?) I have not seen these myself on WU, heard reports of them on WO, , not sure if they are maybe from PvP (adventure) database code, as opposed to Creative/PvE code? Or maybe only on servers with active rift systems? Or maybe they take very high AH to see (I tend to stop raising AH at 50 and try not to let it get higher, to better raise "clean" 5 speed horses)
  2. would it be possible to code it instead as: Yes/No/Only This Session
  3. Forge has many intended disadvantages over an oven, else there really is zero point at all in making an oven. Very often you can cook these items in a campfire if you are having a hard time collecting enough clay and bricks for an oven as well as a forge. (I think for fish/meat, I usually used Wrap command on fish & meat to get Steamed edible versions -- which is actually easier for new players as if they have problems obtaining stone bricks, they probably also have problems accessing iron for a frypan. Been a while though since I did some entry level new player cooking beyond Bowl + Single Item = Breakfast...)
  4. We used to get this a lot with diseased horses, even after curing with humid drizzle they sometimes would keep the status till a relog. It's simply a caching issue, in order to not bog down gameplay, not all minor visual things are updated instantly. You can also get the same issue sometimes with aggressive/passive status, if you are Fo. Similar even with snow on the ground, between season changes, One character might see "winter" and an alt that just logged in might see "sping", grass with no snow. Also with ages -- if a horse had just aged up to Mature, it might show one age on mouseover, and a different age if you "intereacted" with it (examine, leading, riding, fighting, etc) If you relog, it will show the newly updated status. It might even update if you embark/disembark a vehicle, or enter/exit a mine, I forget now what things update the visual mouseover cache. It's been this way as long as I have been playing Wurm (close to 10 years), less of a "bug" than just a minor display issue. Supposedly "fixing" it would destroy the optimization benefit of caching, so devs likely had to choose between best performance, and minor visual ithings like this. Or -- it could also be a rounding error, if the health was "more than 0 but less than 1", such as 0.000054 health. But my guess is caching and a relog will "update" the info.
  5. This is Wurm Unlimited technical help section, it probably won't be seen by devs unless moved to the WURM ONLINE tech help:
  6. It sounds like one of the mods "breaks", possibly a very old version of some mod? Can you list the mods and version numbers of those mods I think for instance at one time a LiveMap version may have done this. Go throguh all your mods and confirm whether any of them have a "newer" version now. Some will run on an old version but others will not let you launch Wurm with the old version. Or, try adding mods one at a time till you find the troublemaker. If you have a TON of mods, try disabling half of them at a time and narrow down the mod.
  7. Also while being "undroppable" (but still tradeable) was in itself a royal pain in the arse, that was certainly better than if they were in fact droppable, meaning you could accidentally lose ownership to a full caravel or a house full of valuables such as dragon armor or enchanted weapons, if you happened to lose or misplace the writ or even just die with it on a lootable/decayable corpse that you could not recover. I've had more than a few of those over the years. I am pretty sure the GM team would be the very first to oppose an introduction to droppable (ie mailable) writs granting ownership to the possessor. The current "Permissions System" is one of the greatest achievements ever of the dev team.
  8. They used to have paper writs for deed property. I can't recall now if it was at one time for houses, too, long ago. So many things have changed. They were actually a complete pain, and this "fiddling with permissions" system they have now instead is a huge improvement. If you want to trade a cart or a boat or a house, you can now do in through the MANAGE permissions without needed to sort through dozens of "writ" papers. You even can do this "COD" if you have one party send a "bill" through the mail (woodscraps are common for this) then the seller can change ownership in the Permissions management panels. It's a huge huge improvement over what they used to have. Nobody wants to have their inventory cluttered with "papers" any more. Or keys, or tokens. We did that once, and it sucked. edit: I double checked and yeah we used to have them for houses, as well as for deeds. Trust me, they were really no fun. You were always searching through your pack and all containers looking for the right one, and you could never "drop" a backpack or any container that had a writ in it (although you could trade them in the trading window). No one who has ever played under both systems, would ever want to go back.
  9. Nice haus that is with a spyglass?
  10. sometimes distances seem way off depending on your 'compass direction". For instance, sometimes with a wagon i cannot reach either "front" animals unless i rotate the wagon to face a different way and then suddenly I can reach them fine. Sometimes i cannot reach if i am facing something from the NW but can reach just fine to the SE etc. so now i sometimes try to circle / rotate /turn because the distance seems to fluctuate depending on your starting compass direction. So, it might be because you are lets say NE of the cart and cannot "take" but you can "drag" because the cart is not NE of you, and the game calculates those distances different even though it is the exact same distance. I know that sounds confusing, but taking FROM might involve an opposite distance calculation than dragging TO Annoying as heck but it might make it harder to correct the code than it seems. This game occasionally has really bizarre issues with distances at times, possibly because of its tile based system.
  11. They used to have a similar system for boats, where people could post a public notice to put in a "finders keepers" type claim plus pay a fee to gain ownership if the owner did not return after a somewhat long period (90 days? I forget), and till then GMs would move the boats to a special boat harbor. I can't recall now why they discontinued the practice, other than that they determined after many years it was not a good practice. Carts would certainly be an excessive headache. I am pretty sure GMs will move most carts/boats off deeded land if they interfere with a new deed owner's ability to use their land.
  12. from a GM posting: __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ If you do not remember the (password reset) answer, you should preferably do a /support in game on an alternate character, but in worst case you can send a mail to to request a password reset. Please include the following information: * The reason why you cannot use the normal password reset. * The account name * The email address associated with the account __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ (Gms do not always browse the forums, and forum mods cannot help with GM issues)
  13. Test and see whether Push-Pull-Move(ToCenter) recreates it. I often get something similar to this when I move a burning forge, and the fire / light source stays behind in the original spot. If you were terraforming in the area, perhaps you moved it very slightly at some point and later forgot.
  14. I don't recall ever seeing a setting just for "domestic" animals. What is the total max creatures, and hostile %? Do you have "Newbie Friendly" selected under Adv Server Settings? I am not sure how much that affects spawns. Did you start with a preexisting database, that may be what put them in the world to start. You can probably use a datebase editor to mass select-delete all bulls-cows-horses-sheep-pigs-chickens etc, and if you actually have "hostiles" set to 90%, it should mean the newer animals that spawn in are nearly all hostile. I think the editor I use for stuff like that is called DB Browser for SQLite or such. I use it when I get way too many sharks or bulls or just want to remove a certain type, or have a map that started with all the animals out at sea. Use caution editing the database, and make sure the server is properly closed down first, and proabably a backup made "in case".
  15. Are these bred by players, or spawning in the wild?
  16. So, after seeing Steveleeb's post above, I decided to tune the game settings a bit, and disabling GLSL and lowering various graphics bumped me up to a fairly consistent 30-45 fps on the Intel HD 4600. This was NOT in a "people crowded area" like Steveleeb was testing, which is going to be the real test -- although crowded areas might be more CPU dependent, I dunno. So yeah, it's possible with newer Intel graphics (which have their own historic issues playing Wurm or other games). I'd never "recommend" intel graphics but if you have little choice, I'd say it's really critical to make sure you have the most modern graphical drivers possible, direct from Intel's download center, and not from the laptop maker or from windows update. A lot of the troubleshooting threads in Wurm tech forum, are people struggling to get intel graphics working decently without glitching, especially with the older intel chipsets. I still would never recommend 4GB with Win10, especially with onboard (shared memory) graphics but Steve shows what is at least possible if you put your mind to it. I still don't enjoy playing on laptops, personally May not be an issue, but take note of the fact both Steve and I are playing on WU rather than WO. May be different, may not be. Intel seems to have improved both its graphic chipsets and its drivers in recent years, but it is still at a marked disadvantage compared with NVidia and ATI. edit: actually I lowered resolution to windows resizeable 640x480, removed FPS cap, then maximized the resizeable window, and FPS was suddenly 50-110 but very erratic and i consider less pleasant than running at the lower-but-steady 30-45. Personally I find with games like Wurm, I am content running at a rather plebian 20-25fps or so, so I would prefer it running steady but at a lower framerate and even capped framerate, then bouncing up and down every 5-10 seconds. Also capped framerate helps keep laptops from overheating, which is not only very uncomfortable if you are holding it on a lap, but also will affect game performance plus the hardware lifespan. not to mention chewing through any battery life (I almost always have mine plugged into the wall). I tend to run my windows very "clean" with very minimal background programs/services, though probably not tweaked as hardcore as Steve. You are probably going to have serious issues trying to run additional programs (chat, discord, google, etc) alongside Wurm, if you run on bare minimum specs, especially 4G ram which I still recommend you up to 8G. Dell however makes a lot of its profits charging minimal for a barebones setup, then padding the costs for upgrades. So that extra 4G might cost a lot more than it should.
  17. I don't think 4 gigs of ram on Win 10 is going to be that workable, in my opinion. I mean, it would probably work, but I would think it would be very frustrating and would crash a lot. I also would recommend a dedicated Radeon or NVidia graphics card if you can afford it. For whatever it is worth, I have a $100 secondhand laptop I had picked up for travel, I don't really like playing Wurm on it because it is MUCH less comfortable than my desktop, but it does seem to run the game with what are pretty low specs: Lenovo E440 Intel Core i3-4000M Intel HD 4600 graphics 8 GB ram Win 7 It seems to run WU at about 14-20 FPS. I don't know how much different WO would be, compared to Wurm Unlimited. That's with a LOT of horses and tons of trees but very few people. I expect anyplace with lots of people is going to get worse, and that general PVP, an impalong or a dragon hunt would be impossible. I would probably need to relog a lot if I did any serious travelling. I guess if it were my only choice, it would be better than nothing, but not a system I would recommend. I just personally find laptops-on-your-lap very awkward for playing Wurm, plus it has a pretty small screen. But ... hey, it runs the game. I have not tried it in WO, just WU. I have no idea how different the WO/WU clients are, these days
  18. Life Pro Tip: never hide in a suitcase if there are any cats in the house. They don't like it.
  19. If you have "deactivated" the card, but not switched the monitor cables (or no 'motherboard' onboard video outlet exists as in picture), you are still using the GTX760 but in VGA mode and likely few games will work, probably also the monitor resolution may seem messed up. Just wait for the new card, then. You should still be able to browser the internet, watch youtube, and chat in forums, unless the card continues to deteriorate. It's not completely fried or you would have no video at all. Rollbacks and driver updates don;t always confirm 'the card is fried" -- if it gives any picture at all, it may be damaged but it is not "dead". Also, make sure you are not currently running in SAFEMODE (you probably have no sound either if you were in safemode) Some desktops simply have no onboard video, this most often happens in highend custom built gaming computers, and less often in chainbrand systems (dell, HP, etc). if that is the issue, there is no "motherboard" outlet on the back of the computer, your only option is to wait for the new card. If there -is- onboard, you MUST switch the monitor cables in the back or you are still using the 'deactivated" GTX760, simply in VGA mode (which won't run the game). You may still need to futz with drivers for the onboard, as nvidia drivers won't work for this. Sometimes you ALSO need to go into BIOS at bootup and tell it to use the integrated video and not the dedicated card. Again, knowing the exact motherboard model will help as i can maybe give pictures, every motherboard BIOS does this a little differently. DXDIAG report will sometimes give this information on the motherboard, or a free utility such as CPU-Z (look for a model number on MAINBOARD tab). _______________________________________________________________________ Do you have someone to help you install the new videocard when it arrives after christmas? While a new videocard is not THAT hard to install, and is one of the easier upgrade options to do yourself, its not always as easy as some hardware enthusiasts suggest. Especially if this is an OLDER motherboard, it may require a BIOS UPDATE before it will even recognize a newer model card (another GTX760 should not be a problem). I ran into this recently trying to upgrade videocards in my daughters' older gaming machines -- they were just old enough that they would not recognize any "modern" card at all (modern being anything newer than a Geforce 700 series) , which sometimes a BIOS flash will fix, but sometimes there are no recent bios flashes for older motherboards. In which case, you get the new videocard, install it, and BINGO no graphics at all. In which case your ONLY option may be an older card, or a newer motherboard -- and a new motherboard opens up an entire host of potential issues (do you have the right cpu slot? The right DDR memory types?) BIOS upgrades on their own are not that hard BUT they are 'dangerous' in that if you interrupt the procedure for any reason during the update, or select the "wrong" bios, you can brick the entire motherboard. Not meant to scare you Often a new videocard is a super easy procedure, almost as easy as adding more ram. If you have a somewhat geeky friend/neighbor/relative to assist if needed, they should be able to help. Just be aware it is not always as simple as some claim, especially if you are "mixing" different generations of hardware, ie older computer with a newer graphics card. _________________ ps: sometimes also a more highend card such as the GTX760 has an additonal power connection to the card, inside the case. Not on the outside. If this additional power connection worked loose somehow, it could also explain why the card seems to 'work' (you can get into windows/browser/youtube) yet be unable to play most games (bluescreen). You might want a friend to help with this, you are looking for a connection like below, and want to unplug then replug in the cables to make sure they are properly "seated" It really helps to know the exact model/brand of the videocard (usually something a little more complicated than 'gtx760') to understand what specific power connections are needed (6 pin? 8 pin?) If you are curious to learn more, read here. This is especially an issue if the computer was recently moved around a lot, as that can jiggle cables a little loose from their fittings. Again, something a geeky friend/neighbor/relative can assist with. Another possibility also could be that the card is not getting enough power from a failing PSU, and is BSOD'ing any time the graphics card tries to make a higher power draw. This can also happen if you added the GTX760 later, and your original PSU could just barely handle the power demands of the card -- over time the PSU starts to wear out. But eventually even the best PSU can wear out. A cheap or underpowered one simply wears out faster, especially if paired with a high powered card. If the GTX760 is disabled in device manager, but the monitor still plugs into it in the back end of the computer, it is not really "deactivated" -- it is simply running in a less demanding VGA mode which uses very little power. If the monitor cables in the back have never changed at all, chances are the GTX760 is not completely 'dead'/fried' as there are a few other issues that can cause a BSOD, such as power issues (loose cable, loose card, failing PSU). Or it could indeed be a problem in the card (failing video VRAM memory, failing fans, other)
  20. Not all computers have both onboard/integrated, and gaming/dedicated. Is this a desktop or a laptop? IF IT IS A DESKTOP: 1) the GTX760 videocard ideally should be physically removed from the computer. If you are not sure you can do this, don't worry just just go to step 2 and switch the cable input and that may be good enough 2) have you switched the monitor cable from dedicated card to onboard? Looks like this for cable connections. the 'motherboard connection is the onboard graphics. Usually GTX760 suggests a desktop so I am going to assume this to start. If this is a desktop, and you can get into windows after the above are done, then yes you do have onboard video. If this is a desktop, then your issue likely is ancient video drivers. You probably either have AMD graphics baked into the CPU (aka AMD-APU, such as an A-8 series), or Intel graphics (some are in the cpu, some are on the motherboard). DO NOT USE WINDOWS UPDATE FOR THE DRIVERS Instead go to the appropriate link here: INTEL: ATI/AMD: If you are not sure of the specific graphics you have, there should be an option to let it autoidentify and autoinstall the correct driver. ________________________________________________________ IF YOU HAVE A LAPTOP things get a little trickier. It is actually a GTX760M card, I think. You do NOT want to physically open the laptop case or touch the defunct card. It will help a lot if we know the specific laptop model as each one does this a little different. Sometimes it is listed on the outside of the computer. Depending on your operating system, it my be listed under Computer>Properties. Sometimes you can get it from doing a DXDIAG report. There should be an option in either the bootup BIOS (sometimes ESC/F2 at bootup, every model is different) or in the graphics Control Panel to use only the onboard (integrated) graphics. Ideally, if the GTX760M is dead, I would suggest finding a way in BIOS to always use the onboard integrated. Knowing the exact laptop model, we can better help tell you how to do this. You can also go to Control Panel > Device manager > Display Adapters Does it list two cards? If so, simply right click and DISABLE the GTX760M. Do not do this if it does NOT show a SECONDARY integrated graphics, usually an ATI/AMD baked into the CPU, or an intel chipset. If there are two chipsets listed, integrated AND dedicated (gtx760M), you probably also need updated graphics drivers for it, see the links above and do not let windows update/device manager 'choose the best driver for you' as they will likely pick one that does not work for OpenGL games such as Wurm. Under 3D settings on the graphics control panel, you might also be able to tell it to ONLY use the integrated (onboard) card and never use the dedicated (GTX760), either GLOBALLY or for a specific PROGRAM (Wurm / Java). You can also try switching the computer in power options from High Performance to Battery Saving Mode although that is less reliable. usually High Performance tells it to use the more powerful dedicated gaming card, and Power Saving mode tells it to use the weaker integrated. This may not work, but it is worth a try if nothing else seems to work. You might also be able to go to WURM directory, rename the folder CONFIGS (maybe to configsXXXX) , and it will rebuold the folder and reset all settings to a generic default. This will also mess up keybindings etc. I would probably do this in conjunction to disabling the GTX760M in device manager presuming it DOES list a secondary graphics controller (usually intel or AMD/ATI) __________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Again, not all computers have BOTH integrated plus dedicated graphics.Since you say "potential" onboard, I gather you really have no idea whether one exists. Laptops will usually have an onboard for low power mode, and are a little fussier to switch from one to the other. Usually easiest way to be sure that you have both, is going to Device Manager and checking DISPLAY ADAPTERS. Sometimes-but-not-always, right click and DISABLE on the GTX760M will force it to use any present integrated graphics, but if no alternate graphics are listed, and if on desktop computer there is no secondary monitor connection like this image, you might not even have an integrated graphics. desktop only:
  21. ESO is clearly trying to rally, but we are solidly keeping the lead!! Wurm Online (31%, 258 Votes) Make sure everyone votes as we are clearly getting some renewed attention : Wiseman0: "These votes sure have me interested in Wurm Online now as well. Oleg Chebeneev: "All those Wurm fans who came here to vote made me want to try housing there.
  22. Horizons / Istaria was an older MMO that had some really outstanding player housing, but I don't think it was isometric view. Could it have been Maple Story? I never played it, but It kind of looks like maybe a grid-based isometric design with few limits on player housing size, and a lot of room for creativity in housing design: