Just thought I'd change the news and point out how AWESOME our new team of developers is doing... cough... where ever they are... cough...
Yay for Sphere!!!
Members including Extreme, Feeh, Avatar, Xantier, and Kons. There are a few more pending addition at this point.
As I stated on the Facebook Page: This is not only for Sphere, but for the longevity of UO. Kons and several others are also working on the Unity Client and other client options in case EA is to drop UO. There is a huge movement going on right now and we are hoping the dedication to this movement for UO and Sphere's future persists.
Thank you all for being a part of this.
It is also hard for us to document all the changes done to each individual scripts. Some users have asked if it was possible to have a list of changes done to each script to make it easier to do the changes to your own scripts without needing to download the whole pack again. Well, here it is
In here you will be able to check ALL the changes done to each scripts on every revisions done.
Note: the sphere.ini is not in there right now so it has no previous records of changes, but I will add it in this repository shortly.
A permanent link will be added to the forum at some point.
The 2013 56b pre-release is perfectly fine to use if you don't want to, or like to use a "nightly" build, though you should ideally not be running anything older than this version.
If you are wanting to use the "cutting edge" server with the latest bug fixes and new features then you should try the 56c "nightly" build.
Now the important part...
Just because this build is called a "nightly" does not mean that you have to download a new version every single day.
It is perfectly fine to use for a shard, though this is the version that is now in development. It is just as stable as the 56b pre-release though it has more bug fixes & new features (e.g. sqlite support)
You only really need to update your server when using 56c if a feature you want is added, or if an important bug fix is implemented.
Though personally I would suggest updating your nightly version about once a month to keep abreast of the latest changes. This can be something as minimal as switching out the .exe in your sphere folder, though you should read the revisions.txt and check the .ini settings for any changes.