The material on this page is derived from Codemaster's Realm. It has been altered and added to by TheOracle to improve clarity, and to expand the information offered.
Before entering the game for the first time, it is strongly advised that you read the Character Creation page.
The Realm Screen
There are 5 areas on The Realm screen: Main, Tabs, Dialogue Box, Controls, and Text Input.
Main - This is where most of the action in the game takes place. Here you see your character, the surrounding environment, and any other beings that may be around you.
Dialogue Box - There are four of these areas you will encounter under different tabs; Room, Gossip, Group and Tells. Here you will see what other players are saying as well as your own speech once you have entered it.
Controls - This area provides access to the game functions.
Text Input - Here is where you type what you want to say to people, including emotes. You may also type some game commands here for the server to take action upon. Commands are always preceded by a forward slash: /.
When a space is placed before the forward slash, the emote appears as plain text. Otherwise, it will always show in the Room Tab.
Tabs - These will take you to other sections of your screen, i.e. Room, Gossip, Group, Friends, Mail and Tell.
Health - This indicator tells how many health points you have remaining.
Mana - This indicator tells how many mana crystals you have remaining.
Inventory - Displays items in your inventory. Click on any item for related choices such as look in, look at, eat, drink, take off, wear and make item.
Quests - Displays a list of Quests you are currently pursuing.
Chat - Displays Friends List, Player's Online, Channels, Enemies.
Options - Displays general game options such as quit, chat text selector, logoff, and general options.
Spells - Displays spells you have learned. You have the option of adding or removing frequently used spells to a Favorites List.
- Quit - Allows you to leave to the character selection menu.
- Chat Options - Includes profanity filter, busy On/Off and room text selector.
- Logoff - Allows you to exit The Realm completely.
- General Options - Includes combat speed selector, auto accept, full screen or tabbed window selector, lag display toggle, sound effects and midi music controls, and the ability to change your login password.
Group - Displays group options such as group, open/close group, follow/no follow, leave, kick (leader only) and a list of members in your group. details
Mail - Provides access to the Realm mail system.
Help - Displays help and informational options such as the Game Moderator list, online guide, customer service, technical support, What's New, emotes and credits.
- GM List -
Shows game moderators and guides on duty.
- Online Guide -
When selected, will take you to the Player's Online Guide section of the Realmserver site.
- Customer Service -
When selected, will take you to the Customer Support section on the Realmserver site.
- Technical Support -
When selected, will take you to the Technical Support section of the Realmserver site.
- What's New - Displays news and information from the Realm programmers. Check this frequently to keep apprised of changes in the game. The contents of this list are shown on the Game Info page of this site.
- Emotes -
Displays a list of emote strings. The contents of this list are also included on the Emotes page of this site.
- Credits -
Displays game credits. Read this at least once, everyone ought see the names of the fine people who have worked so long and hard to create The Realm.
The Chat Areas
There are four basic areas of communication. All messages are sent and received under the appropriate Tab. The tab will light up and blink indicating new activity in that screen. It will blink until acknowledged.
Room Tab - Only players in the same room (screen) as you see the message.
(/g message from another tab places your text in the room dialogue area.)
Gossip Tab - Only players on your gossip channel see the message. Messages from any player in the Realm who is on the same channel as you appear in the Chat area.
New players automatically start The Realm on the Game Help channel (channel 4). Once you reach level 3 you enter the Realm with the default gossip channel (channel 1) active. The next time you log into Realm, you will be on the same channel you logged from.
You are always free to change which gossip channel you are on at any time by either typing /join 1-999 or using the Channels option within the Chat tab. You may also turn gossip off completely by typing /nogossip.
(/g message from another tab places your text in the gossip dialogue area.
Group Tab - Only players in your group, when you are in a group, see the message. They do not need to be in the same room to see the message. These are preceded by the word Groupand appear in light blue text.
(/gt message from another tab places your text in the group dialogue area.)
Tells Tab - Only the player selected will see the message. Realmers refer to this as a /t.
(/t username message from another tab places your text in the tell dialogue area.)
Dealing with Shopkeepers
There are four main interactions you may perform with shopkeepers. Repair, talk, shop and sell. Using your cursor, click on the shopkeeper to open a dialog box. details
Look at - Enables you to look at the details of the Shopkeeper.
Repair - When selected, all of your armor and/or weapons will be repaired.
Talk - When selected, some of the shopkeepers give you information, some of them offer quests, and some of them just like to talk. They will spread rumors, too, and since rumors are often a mix of fact, falsehood, misinformation and personal opinion, bear that in mind. When the talk screen appears, click the red type for answers to the banner questions.
Walk To - Enables you to walk to the Shopkeeper.
Shop - Scroll to an area of interest, highlight it and continue until you make your choice. Look at the item to bring up more detailed information. You can purchase one of these items, or many. Select 'Purchase' to complete the transaction. Your gold coins are automatically reduced and the item(s) is automatically placed in your Inventory. details
Sell - Click and drag an item from your inventory onto the shopkeeper to get a quote. Later when you have many items to sell, put them all in a container and offer the entire lot instead of dragging one by one (you will get the container back after the sale).
Using Dye - Purchase one bottle of dye for each item you whose color you wish to change. Most items in your inventory can be dyed, including weapons, amulets, rings, and armor. One of the items which cannot be dyed are baldrics.
To use the dye, in your inventory window drag the dye bottle onto the item to be dyed. For hair dye, just click on the bottle and select 'dye'.
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