Step 1. Download and Install an Ultima Online Client
Renaissance supports the Ultima Online client version 188.8.131.52. Due to some minor changes needed for the Renaissance server you will want to download and use the client provided in the downloads section of the website.
Optional. Download and install the latest version of razor
While the full client download includes razor you can download it to use with other client versions or to install it in a new location. You can download razor here.
Step 2. Open Razor and configure it to connect to Renaissance
Before opening razor for the first time, we want to make sure we run it as an administrator. Right click on your razor icon and choose "run as administrator". You can also change the properties of your razor shortcut on the compatability tab. This will ensure razor operates optimally.
Once razor is open you will want to check these three settings. - UO Data Directory: C:\Ultima Online - Server: login.uorenaissance.com - Port: 2593
Example Razor Connection Screen:
Step 3. Creating your account and selecting the server
Once connected enter in an account name and password of your choosing. Your account will be automatically created if the username you select is not already in use. Make sure to choose a complex password and write down your account information somewhere. Passwords are case sensetive. You are allowed to create two accounts on Renaissance. If you have trouble making additional accounts it could be because your internet address is already linked to three accounts.
Note: If you receive a message indicating there is a problem communicating with Origin you are most likely over the IP limit. You can contact a staff member for assistance to have this resolved.
Important!: Write down your account name and password. The staff are available to assist you with lost accounts however this can take time.
Once you log into the game server you will be given the option to register your account using the [register command. This is critical if you ever forget your password or account name sometime in the future.
If you enjoy your time here make sure to look into supporting the Renaissance server. As a volunteer non-profit project we are supported by the benevolence of our players who appreciate being able to experience a classic Ultima Online server. To learn more click here.
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