There will be no more updates to UO Auto-Map.
I should have posted this months ago but I suppose that I
find it a little difficult. It has been years since I have
logged in to UO to do anything other than update UOAM. In
fact, it's been over a year since I've done
even that. It's time to face the truth: I have neither the
time nor the desire
to continue to maintain UO Auto-Map. I have long since
moved on to other things (for just one example, click on the ad
banner above) and there just isn't time in my life any longer
for this wonderful, creaky old utility.
I wish to sincerely thank all of the many UO players who have
made UOAM such a rewarding experience for me. When UO was
brand new it captured my imagination like no other game before
it had. UOAM sprang from that. What began as a
simple, personal tool for helping me render the UO maps grew
into something much larger and more wonderful than I could ever
have imagined. It was a wonderful experience that I will
always look back upon with great fondness. To see
something I created turn into such an integral part of the game,
to have it even shipped on one of the UO disks! these were
things that I never imagined would come to pass. Through
this tool I have made friends, and been touched by thousands of
players like yourself. It's humbling and immensely
I will keep this web site running for as long as my host
chooses to allow it to be here. For as long as UOAM
continues to work with the UO client, it will be remain here for
download. UOAM has always been free and it will remain so.
But I will not be releasing any new versions of the program.
The UO client has already changed enough for some of UOAM's
features (such as auto-calibration) to stop working. The
day is probably fast approaching when UOAM will stop working
I'm sure I will get email asking about the source code.
I'm afraid that for many reasons (some legal, some not) I will
not be able to release the source code. Furthermore, for
those same reasons, I will not be turning the source code over
to anyone else to maintain. I'm sorry. Please do not ask.
Thank you all very much for giving me the chance to share
UOAM with all of you.
For one last time let me say:
Fare thee well,
Belxan of Moonglow
(Steve Blanding, July 9, 2007)
---------- Old News Follows ----------
Help test beta version 8.3!
This has been a long time coming and I apologize for the
delay. Life got incredibly busy on me and unfortunately,
this was low on the priority list. All excuses aside, I
believe we're ready to go public but rather than force this
change on everyone at once, I'd like to get some test coverage
If you would like to help, please go to
and download the BETA.ZIP file. Extract those files into
your UOAM directory and you should be all set to go.
After using the beta files for a day or two, please send an
email to me at
email@example.com and let me know if all is well or not.
Changes in this version include:
- Support for the new, expanded map (new dungeons etc.)
- Better use of memory.
- Various bug fixes (hopefully the black map problems will
Introducing UO Auto-Map version 8.2
UOAM has been updated to support the new Samurai Empire
As usual, you can read about the new features in the
If you don't already have UOAM installed then you can get
UOAM version 8.2 today from the
Welcome to UOAM.net!
UOAM has a new home. This site is no longer hosted by
Various factors have led me to finally register a domain name
for UOAM and relocate to my own server. The most important being
that it will enable me to provide more consistent service and it
will also enable me to once again have complete control over the
look of my site (be that for better or for worse).
I would like to once again extend my thanks to Xena Dragon
and the good folks at
UO Stratics for having hosted this site for so long. Without
their generosity, UOAM would not still be around after all this
And while I'm at it, let me also thank the many registered
UOAM users. It is your donations which have allowed this site to
You can read more about this on my
Problems with UOAM?
Consult the FAQ!
|WARNING! There are impostors
about. Do you think you've spoken to me in Britannia? Don't
you believe it! Let me repeat: BELXAN IS DEAD.
If I ever decide to return to Britannia, you will be able to
read about it here.
What's that you say? Belxan is dead?
Alas! `Tis true! Belxan is dead.
Belxan lived and died in the shard of Baja.
You can read about the life and death of Belxan in the story
section available via the menu on the left.
You can read about my reasons for leaving the game and my
subsequent return in the comments
section. But fear not, although I have left the realm of
Britannia, Belxan's spirit continues to commune with mine and
thou wilt continue to find his musings here although (for now)
he remains dead in Sosaria.