Frequently Asked Questions/External Tools

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Firefox

If you use the firefox connection, is the game any diffrent? On Wikipedia I saw a pic of urban dead with alot more detail and it said it was using the fire fox connection. Nequa 22:30, 10 September 2008 (BST)

I haven't noticed any change between Firefox, Explorer, Chrome, or Opera. You likely saw the screenshot with the Udtoolbar or one of those other add-ons that have been player-produced.--Janine 22:33, 10 September 2008 (BST)
Check here.--xoxo 08:13, 11 September 2008 (BST)

Forums

Any forums that Urban dead uses? The Wiki great, but it would be cool to have a place where you could talk about Urban dead, by which I mean a place that you can talk about in game stuff. If ther is, is it here on the wiki, or on some other site?Nequa 19:58, 30 August 2008 (BST)

Unofficial_UD_Forums. -- To know the face of God is to know madness....Praise knowledge! Mischief! Mayhem! The Rogues Gallery!. <== DDR Approved Editor 20:17, 30 August 2008 (BST)

How do you find a profile by username?

How do you look up a profile by username if the person doesn't happen to be standing right next to you and isn't on your contacts?--SA-TA-EK-Rumisiel 21:09, 16 Oct 2005 (BST)

There's currently no easy way to do this other than asking around or manually entering each 100,000+ profile. --dayfat 03:48, 17 Oct 2005 (BST)
along the same line of questioning, how does one look up your OWN profile?--Spellbinder 15:39, 4 Nov 2005 (GMT)
Just click on your character's name when you're logged in. --Papal Bull 15:43, 4 Nov 2005 (GMT)
Googling for "urban dead profile {name}" sometimes works. --Spiro 04:31, 2 Feb 2006 (GMT)


Alright, a lot has happened since this was asked. There is now a complete database of Urban Dead character profiles. It's not currently accessible to the public, but if you ask Mia Kristos she might give you access or the profile you are after. –Xoid STFU! 09:48, 14 October 2006 (BST)

The Urban Dead profile database is here.--Scott Timewell 23:22, 16 June 2008 (BST)

No, it's here, actually. Pyxzer 23:56, 16 June 2009 (BST)

What are "Home Bases"?

Can anyone tell me what the home base feature is? I've noticed it in screenshots of several users where it indicates the distance to their home base. Is this enabled by a new skill or item? Thanks in advance. ( Example:http://tinyurl.com/aqsfm ) -- FindBosco 04:12, 20 Nov 2005 (GMT)

I think I've found my own answer. It appears to be an extension that only works for Firefox. Go here for more info on it: http://www.pete.nu/software/udhoming/ -- FindBosco 16:17, 20 Nov 2005 (GMT)

I tried doing that but it didn't work for me? Can someone help me I have firefox I installed the plug in I right clicked and there was nothing there? —The preceding unsigned comment was added by systemerror1 (talkcontribs) at an unknown time.

Hard to do tech support without the full details. –Xoid STFU! 06:19, 7 September 2006 (BST)

Are the Firefox extensions broken?

Has anyone noticed that Greasemonkey scripts for Firefox that reorganize the buttons in UD have stopped working? I have used the UD Item Organizer for quite some time and it worked well, but since earlier today neither it or the Urban Dead HUD work at all. I have tried reinstalling them and Greasemonkey. Other scripts, like the Show navigation on map one, work fine. I apologize if this isn't the correct place to ask this - please direct me if it is not. - FindBosco 01:38, 22 Dec 2005 (GMT)

Some time ago the UD Item Organizer stopped working for me also. Now I have been spending time in the same crowded location and I noticed that normally it doesn't work, but when I click the [list names]-link it starts to work again. So it might be that the functioning of the script is dependent on whether the names are listed or not. I have been in the same location so I haven't yet tested my theory. - Wilhelm Von Strand 20:32, 11 Jan 2006 (GMT)
Ok. Now the script worked before I clicked the list of names to be visible. So it seems to be more random than I thought. - Wilhelm Von Strand 00:10, 12 Jan 2006 (GMT)

i have a related question: in the main article there is an image of urban dead, but in the screenshot the buildings are shown in great detail. how do i go about aquiring this extension? i use IE normally, but also firefox, and cant find a way to aquire these new aestetics... whiskey tango foxtrot?

Those detailed buildings come from a firefox extension, the Urban Dead Toolbar. It's available to download from http://udtoolbar.mozdev.org/. --Toejam 23:43, 10 April 2007 (BST)

you are my gawd! thnx--Gass mask 23:54, 19 October 2007 (BST)

Are there any dedicated roleplaying areas/forums?

There are a lot of player profiles that I've seen in which the character descriptions look really interesting and thought-out by the player, as much as one can be with the 256 text limit. Given that it's a bit clunky to try and role-play with others in the game, is there a discussion forum or somesuch where RP takes place between all these colorful characters? Thanks! --Madelena 13:57, 3 June 2006 (BST)

http://z14.invisionfree.com/Brainstock/ has a place for that. There are probably others. –Xoid STFU! 14:04, 3 June 2006 (BST)
-gasp- Xoid! Resensitized has a place as well. http://zombies.dementiastudios.org/boards/index.php?topic=88.0--The Godfather of Яesensitized, Anime Sucks Talk | CC CPFOAS DOЯIS Judge LOE ZHU 05:38, 26 September 2006 (BST)

The people from Malton Tours Inc. are active roleplayers in UD, not on their board. If you should hook up with them on a Tour you're bound to roleplay. My Gingerbread Men char hooked up with them for a while. I spend a lot of AP's just talking and roleplaying. It was very fun. Try to get into contact with them if you want some roleplaying. Though I have encountered a fair ammount of boards with a roleplaying section.--Vykos 15:51, 3 June 2006 (BST)

How Do You Get a Screenshot?

In many forums you need proof to show that an incident actually occured. How do you screenshot so that you'll have undeniable proof? Humuhumuhumu...Ted 01:01, 23 October 2006 (BST)

There should be a button called "Print Screen" on your computer keyboard. It should be above the arrow keys, at the very top. When you are looking the the screen, click that. Open a program such as Paint and then paste the copied screenshot in. Trim it to whatever size you want, and then save.--Gage 01:03, 23 October 2006 (BST)

Thanks. It took me a while to figure out what you were telling me to do exactly, but I got it. Humuhumuhumu...Ted 18:00, 23 October 2006 (BST)

Another way: Irfanview (http://irfanview.com) is a free image viewer & editor tool that is quick and useful for many things. Scrrencaps being one of them. You just open it up, press 'C' or go into the options dropdown and choose 'Capture', then you cna define your own hotkey for screencaps. From there you can crop, edit, and save in a multitude of formats. I love this free software, I can't praise it enough.--Tser 20:27, 22 February 2007 (UTC)

the gimp is a fully featured image editing suite. It is open source. Kinda hard to get the hang of, but to just get a screenie, it is quite simple. --Ev933n / Talk PPGC 13:47, 9 March 2007 (UTC)

I seem to enjoy using the traditional Shift+Sys Rq/Print Scr. Then I pop open my MS Paint and press CTRL+V. Simple fast, easy, save it as a PNG, the smallest reliable image I have found.

OmegaLord 16:58, 7 July 2007 (BST)

Hi, I'm new here, but I'd just like to mention that for Mac users, this works a little differently. They press command (the apple key) + shift + 4. This turns the cursor into a crosshairs. Then just drag the cursor across the area of the screen you want to capture, (in this case, all of it.) and your screenshot will appear as a file named "Picture 1" on the desktop.--Munkel 17:42, 31 August 2007 (BST)
Also, if you're using OS X, then you use a program called Grab. It's in the Utilities folder of your Applications folder. Select Capture Window from the menu, and then click on the window you want to grab, or select Capture Screen to get the whole screen.--Haflinger 18:45, 31 August 2007 (BST)

Where did these graphics come from?

On a whim, I looked up Urban Dead on wikipedia and came across the following screen shot: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Urbandead.jpg Who made those graphics, and are they available to the public? If so, how may I go about acquiring them? --Pyrranha 04:28, 10 April 2007 (BST)

That's a screenshot of a firefox extension, the Urban Dead Toolbar. It's available to download from http://udtoolbar.mozdev.org/, where you'll also find contact information for the extension's creator. --Toejam 23:43, 10 April 2007 (BST)
Thanks, I appreciate the fast response. --Pyrranha 03:39, 11 April 2007 (BST)

NOTE!!: I tried the toolbar for FireFox 2, and it doesn't work. Is there a fix? ShinobiSlider 02:50, 6 May 2007 (BST)

I currently use some of the features of the UDToolbar but not all of them work due to recent updates. I am using Firefox version 2.0.0.4 and i stopped using the name colorizer feature because using the contact list colorization feature is much simpler. I have recently thought of switching back to using the colorizer due to potential implementation of suggestions that would make having all these people I don't trust(IC) on my contact list a liability. In summary it still works you just might need to close and open firefox to get the toolbar to update. --Sephikus 11:23, 7 June 2007 (BST)

-Is there any way to get these graphics for Google Chrome and/or Internet Explorer? --HAVERSHA

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