Classic Client Options Menu

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The Options button on your paper doll allows you to customize your client to suit your tastes and make any adjustments that may be needed for your computer. The various pages of the gump are accessed through the tabs left and right, be sure to scroll to the bottom of each page, some pages appear to have ended, but in actual fact have further choices lower down.

The opening page is ‘Sound and Music’, top left tab, in addition to basic on/off settings you will find filters for some sounds.

The first tab on the right is the “Interface” page, you will need to scroll down to see all the options on this page. This is the page on which you will find the option to remove the menubar and select the different options for the item properties display button, or hide the button completely by unchecking the option to display it. This page can be confusing as it appears to end with the ‘disable new targeting system’ option but further settings will appear if you scroll down.

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Second on the left is the “Popup Help” tab, this allows you to customize the various colours and fonts used in the tooltips, or to turn the tips off.

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Examples of tool tips shown in two of the font choices:

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Second on the right is the “Display” tab, again some scrolling is needed to see the whole page. Unless you have the technical knowledge to understand fully the options on this page, it is probably wise to leave most settings except Game Play Window Size at default values. When adjusting that you will need to take into account the display settings of your monitor.

Third on the left is the “Chat” tab, this allows you to customize the various colours and fonts used in the chat system. Scroll down to see the full range of options

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The Third, right, tab allows for customization of the various colours used to denote reputation, also the option to block war.

Below that is the tab which allows various miscellaneous options to be set, this is a longer page and will need to be scrolled. The second setting on this page related to a time some years ago when it was possible to play from a cd disc and not fully install the client. It is now redundant and should be ignored. As with the display settings tab, any option not fully understood should probably be left at default.

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Below is a picture of the ‘large bank’ gump, together with the normal gump for comparison.

 

The final tab on the right allows you to filter out text from players, either in the game window or in chat.

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The final tab, on the left, is the “Macros” page, probably the most frequently accessed page of all. A considerable number of macros may be set and tied to ‘hot keys’. You may set up to 5 lines to each macro, though it is often wise to make each alternate line a ‘delay’ or ‘wait for target’ command to ensure smooth application of your chosen action. There are a few pre-set default macros, these can be examined as examples to help understand how to make further macros customised for your personal play.

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The Actions box on the right drops down to give a large variety of commands, some of which give context-sensitive drop downs on the right hand side and some which allow text or other values to be set. As an example here is the drop down menu for the ‘open’ command.

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The drop down on the left of the gump gives the following list:

 

Say
Emote
Whisper
Yell
Walk
War/peace
Paste
Open
Close
Minimise
Maximise
Opendoor
Use skill

last Skill
Cast Spell
Last Spell
Last Object
Bow
Salute
QuitGame
Allnames
LastTarget
TargetSelf
Arm/Disarm
WaitForTarget
TargetNext
AttackLast
Delay
CircleTrans
CloseGumps
AlwaysRun
SaveDesktop
KillGumpOpen
PrimaryAbility
SecondaryAbility
EquipLastWeapon
SetUpdateRange
ModifyUpdateRange
IncreaseUpdateRange
DecreaseUpdateRange
MaximumUpdateRange
MinimumUpdateRange
DefaultUpdateRange
UpdateRangeInfo
EnableRangeColor
DisableRangeColor
ToggleRangeColor
InvokeVirtue
SelectNext
SelectPrevious
SelectNearest
AttackSelectedTarget
UseSelectedTarget
CurrentTarget
TargetSystemOn/Off
ToggleBuffIconWindow
BandageSelf
BandageTarget
ToggleGargoyleFlying
RecordDress
Dress
Undress
RecordArm
Disarm
Arm
UseObject
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