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Fancy having the fastest Ultima Online news
around on your own website? Or even your desktop? Then you've come to
the right place :) Here you'll find a selection of links and tips on using
UO Stratics's RSS-based
Nuke or even with Trillian and other
systems. You can choose to have all news in one feed, or perhaps you would rather have a separate feed for each news category.
You have two options: a pre-formatted feed (as seen above) and an unformatted
feed that will allow you to format to match your sites design (you'll
need to use CSS - see the CSS section below for details).
To use the pre-formatted feed, simply include the following HTML snippet
on your page where you want the feed to appear:
UO News</a></noscript> </script>
And to use the un-formatted feed, include the following HTML snippet
on your page where you want the feed to appear, then set up the CSS
on your page to make it look nice:
UO News</a></noscript> </script>
PHP (or Perl/SSI). The PHP include
command can, if your install of PHP allows it, be used to read the feed.
Simply add the line:
into your page (or call http://uo.stratics.com/php-bin/rss/read.php if
you want the un-formatted feed).
If you want to use Perl instead, you can get the same effect using a
small script and the LWP module (which is usually installed on most systems
these days). Add this script to your /cgi-bin/ as, for example, simpleread.pl:
print "Content-type: text/html\n\n";
You may need to change the first line to point to your copy of Perl and,
again, you can use http://uo.stratics.com/php-bin/rss/read.php to get
the unformatted version. With that in place, add the following SSI command
to your page to read the feed:
If you are using a Nuke system, such as PostNuke
or PHP-Nuke, you are
best off including the raw RSS 1.0 feed found at http://uo.stratics.com/php-bin/rss/raw.php
The feed supplied has a number of CSS classes set up. You can set these
in your own page to control the look of the feed if you want. The classes
are as follows:
And you can see what they affect in this example:
<tr><td class="uos_head><a href="http://uo.stratics.com"
class="uos_hlink" target="_blank">Star Wars Galaxies
<tr><td class="uos_item"><a href="http://uo.stratics.com/#newsitem1045096564,4624,"
class="uos_ilink" target="_blank">PA Links of the
<tr><td class="uos_item"><a href="http://uo.stratics.com/#newsitem1045095093,90601,"
class="uos_ilink" target="_blank">The End? I Think
<tr><td class="uos_item"><a href="http://uo.stratics.com/#newsitem1045068933,46117,"
class="uos_ilink" target="_blank">Holobits, Scout's
<tr><td class="uos_item"><a href"http://uo.stratics.com/#newsitem1045062624,69595,"
class="uos_ilink" target="_blank">New Scout Diagram</a></td></tr>
<tr><td class="uos_item"><a href="http://uo.stratics.com/#newsitem1045033751,71251,"
class="uos_ilink" target="_blank">Random POIs?</a></td></tr>
Using any of the scripts mentioned on this page will give you a news feed that contains news items from all news categories on UO Stratics. If you want to receive news of one single category, then you can accomplish that by adding a category parameter to the URL you are using.
Example: If you would want to see only the Atlantic shard news items in raw format then you would use the following URL: http://uo.stratics.com/php-bin/rss/raw.php?category=Atlantic
These are the different categories you can use: GeneralNews, CommunityNews, DeveloperFeedback, QuestandEventNews, CandidCoverage, Atlantic, Baja, Catskills, Chesapeake, Drachenfels, Europa, GreatLakes, LakeAustin, LakeSuperior, LegendsAOL, NapaValley, Oceania, Origin, Pacific, SiegePerilous and Sonoma.
If you want to access the raw RSS 1.0 data, you can reach it at http://uo.stratics.com/php-bin/rss/raw.php.
Several programs can be set up to read and parse this, including WatzNew
for which we have already created a channel
you can install. Some older systems, like the RSSNews
plugin for Trillian
Pro will need the earlier RSS 0.9 format, which can be reached at
For an extensive list of RSS News Readers visit Google's
Comments, bugs and suggestions can be directed to Xena