"In the darkest of hours, I often find myself wondering if the path I have taken has been the right course of action. I often wonder if all the friends I have lost would still be laughing and smiling. It is in these moments that most would find themselves failing, that i find myself driven even more."

From the Codex of Wisegren the Hero of Obelisk.

In order to Connect and Play on The Dark Tides Server, you will need to download a few files. Simply follow the below instructions to get connected.

Step 1: You need to Download and Install the Ultima Online Client 7.0.15.1 from the link below.

UOClassicSetup_7_0_15_1.exe

Once this is done. You will want to find the newly installed program file folder in your program files. It will probably be in an Eletronic Arts folder. Once you find the Ultima Online Classic folder, copy it and then paste it into a different location. We recommend your user folder. Remember this location.

Step 2: You need to Download the dtpatch1.3a.zip from the link below. This is very important as it contains all of our files that allow you to actually see and play using the Ultima Client.

dtpatch1.3a.zip

Once this is done, you will need to extract the patch files into the copy of the Ultima Online Classic Folder you made in step 1. You will need to overwrite all files when it asks you to.

Step 3:You will need to download and install Razor.exe from the link below. Razor is used to point the UOClient to our server as well as provide additional in game options.

Razor

Once this is done you will need to launch Razor and do some basic set up.

Once the Razor Window opens, You will need to Set what client you wish to load in the "load client field". To do this click on browse and direct it again to copy of the Ultima Online Classic Folder you made.

Next you will need to direct Razor's UO Data Directory exactaly like you did the Load Client. To the copy of the Ultima Online Classic Folder you made.

Lastly you will need to Set the Server and Port Info which is as follows.

darktides.mynetgear.com
Port: 2593

Once all of that is done, click Make these settings default(only if you are going to exclusively play at the Dark Tides) and then click okay.

Step 4:Now that you are all Set Up and Ready to play, Razor Will bring you to the login screen. Here you will need to decide what your account name and password will be. For new players, what you put into these fields will be your account name and password. Once you picked these, click the green arrow in the lower right hand corner. This will bring you to the character creation screen or the character select screen. If you get a message about your account name and password not being correct and you are a new player this means the account name is already taken so try a different one.

Thank you from the staff at The Dark Tides, we hope you enjoy your stay. If you have any questions we suggest you visit and register on our forum. You can post your questions there.

For those of you who have already downloaded the above patch but need the current updates, here is a patch that only includes the newest stuff.

dtpatch1.3b.zip