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#51 Hatta OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Aug 31, 2011 10:37 AM

Opening these felt like opening a time vault:


I bet it still smells like the 90s.

#52 Albert OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Aug 31, 2011 10:37 AM

Opening these felt like opening a time vault:


I bet it still smells like the 90s.

Sadly they weren't sealed that well. :D

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Posted Wed Aug 31, 2011 11:13 AM

gdement,

McDonnells and stealing food is your friend in U2 :)

You'll never go hungry again - I promise!

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Posted Wed Aug 31, 2011 11:40 AM

gdement,

McDonnells and stealing food is your friend in U2 :)

You'll never go hungry again - I promise!

I do that in U5. At the start of the game I go to the little farm towns around the castle and steal food form the fields until I get 9999 food. then I do the honesty quest and donate money to the poor and all that and get my virtue back up to normal. It's cheaper than buying food that's for sure.

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Posted Thu Sep 1, 2011 5:53 AM

There's also a Gameboy Color game that I haven't snagged just yet (but will). :)


The homebrew port of Ultima 3, you mean?

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Posted Thu Sep 1, 2011 8:24 AM

There's also a Gameboy Color game that I haven't snagged just yet (but will). :)


The homebrew port of Ultima 3, you mean?


I helped beta test that for Sven - he created a completely new game from the engine which was insanely difficult (for me anyway) - You need to be a math major to solve the new quests he put into it.

Works well with a GB emulator - couldnt get it to work on my kids GB with a memory cart, but I was prob doing something wrong.

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Posted Thu Sep 1, 2011 10:40 AM

Just remembering the cool music.

The intro music to Ultima V may be the best although the wandering music and combat music in IV may be my personal favorite :P

Still Exodus was something special:



These little tunes are forever buried in my mind.

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Posted Thu Sep 1, 2011 10:54 AM

If anyone is interested. These two websites seem to be up to date with anything Ultima related:

http://www.ultimaaiera.com/

http://gigi.nullneuron.net/ultima/

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Posted Thu Sep 1, 2011 11:05 AM

While we're on the subject of all things Ultima, in case anyone needs it... :)

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The Official Book of Ultima

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Posted Thu Sep 1, 2011 11:17 AM

If anyone is interested. These two websites seem to be up to date with anything Ultima related:

http://www.ultimaaiera.com/

http://gigi.nullneuron.net/ultima/


Its pretty recent cause they took my screenshot of the Atari 8bit U4 version! Im immortalized!

Edited by Goochman, Thu Sep 1, 2011 11:17 AM.


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Posted Thu Sep 1, 2011 11:54 AM

I have that book and another one that's purple and covers U4-U6 in a novel type fashion. It's pretty cool.

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Posted Thu Sep 1, 2011 12:37 PM

Looks like not only is U4 now up at GOG.com, but it's also free.



25 megs seems pretty big for U4 though. I don't think that even includes the manual, spellbook and other stuff in that install package either.

An install of U7 is just over 20...

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Posted Thu Sep 1, 2011 1:11 PM

Looks like not only is U4 now up at GOG.com, but it's also free.


Whoo! That's cool, I love GoG. :cool:

It's got about 18MB of DOSBox and manual in the installer. Also their manual scan is nasty, maybe they need me to give them some tips. :P

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Posted Thu Sep 1, 2011 2:41 PM

Looks like not only is U4 now up at GOG.com, but it's also free.


Whoo! That's cool, I love GoG. :cool:

It's got about 18MB of DOSBox and manual in the installer. Also their manual scan is nasty, maybe they need me to give them some tips. :P


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Posted Thu Sep 1, 2011 4:17 PM

http://www.ultimaforever.com/index.php

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Posted Thu Sep 1, 2011 6:40 PM

Ok, so now you guys have gone and done it. For the past few days the itch to play Ultima anything has become a fever, with the prescription being Ultima VII with Exult, and Ultima IV with XU4.


I know that GOG has just released Ultima IV for free, but I mean, come on, I'm sure everyone who has posted to this thread has it. It's been freely available from any of the "Ultima Dragons" for awhile. For anyone that has not played it yet, or is thinking of going back, forget the DosBox GOG build, and grab XU4 and the graphics upgrade pack. XU4 will allow you to run it on newer OS's at the correct speed, and with welcome enhancements.

http://xu4.sourceforge.net/index.php
http://www.moongates...ade/Upgrade.htm

As for Ultima VII, I'm sort of curious if GOG will do it right. GOG sort of has am ongoing problem when it comes to games with addons. The most recent example is Populous, which they just released, it does not include Promised Lands. Another example would be Sid Meiers Centauri Alliance also not including the Crossfire addon. Basically, I have a feeling that they'll release Ultima VII with Part 1 and 2, but without FoV and SS - which would be a crime.

In any case, I've already got this covered anyway - so not my problem. I will recommend for Zombiecraig, or anybody, that if you bust out Ultima VII to forget about DosBox and grab Exult. Like XU4, it allows you to play the game on modern OS's at its intended speed with load of nice graphical enhancements. The game looks awesome at 1080 on my HDTV.

http://exult.sourceforge.net/

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Posted Thu Sep 1, 2011 7:04 PM

Ok, so now you guys have gone and done it. For the past few days the itch to play Ultima anything has become a fever, with the prescription being Ultima VII with Exult, and Ultima IV with XU4.


I know that GOG has just released Ultima IV for free, but I mean, come on, I'm sure everyone who has posted to this thread has it. It's been freely available from any of the "Ultima Dragons" for awhile. For anyone that has not played it yet, or is thinking of going back, forget the DosBox GOG build, and grab XU4 and the graphics upgrade pack. XU4 will allow you to run it on newer OS's at the correct speed, and with welcome enhancements.

http://xu4.sourceforge.net/index.php
http://www.moongates...ade/Upgrade.htm

As for Ultima VII, I'm sort of curious if GOG will do it right. GOG sort of has am ongoing problem when it comes to games with addons. The most recent example is Populous, which they just released, it does not include Promised Lands. Another example would be Sid Meiers Centauri Alliance also not including the Crossfire addon. Basically, I have a feeling that they'll release Ultima VII with Part 1 and 2, but without FoV and SS - which would be a crime.

In any case, I've already got this covered anyway - so not my problem. I will recommend for Zombiecraig, or anybody, that if you bust out Ultima VII to forget about DosBox and grab Exult. Like XU4, it allows you to play the game on modern OS's at its intended speed with load of nice graphical enhancements. The game looks awesome at 1080 on my HDTV.

http://exult.sourceforge.net/


Yes XU4 and Exult is great! I prefer to support GOG in this so I'm buying them anyway. I think they will run into problems with Ultima 7.

This guys graphic upgrades are excellent in combination with DOSBOX.

http://exodus.voyd.net/

I have been using his graphics updates for over a decade now.

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Posted Thu Sep 1, 2011 7:08 PM

Hmm, I just bought the following on eBay..

Ultima: Quest of the Avatar (NES)
Ultima Exodus (NES)
Ultima: Runes of Virtue II (SNES)
Ultima: The False Prophet (SNES)
Ultima: Runes of Virtue (GBOY)
Ultima IV: Quest of the Avatar (Famicom)
Ultima III: Exodus (Famicom)

Still looking for a few others. :D

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YOU ARE BUYING NES GAMES???? You know what we have to call you now.

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Posted Thu Sep 1, 2011 7:09 PM

YOU ARE BUYING NES GAMES???? You know what we have to call you now.

A multidisciplinary gamer?

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Posted Thu Sep 1, 2011 7:12 PM

Uhhrrr.....yes.

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I tried Martian Dreams once, that game was just bizarre, I couldn't get into it for some reason. Should I give it another try?

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Posted Thu Sep 1, 2011 7:31 PM

(NES)


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#72 Cebus Capucinis OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Sep 1, 2011 8:13 PM

Well, you know, we can't say one way or the other whether he actually owns an Atari console, because we've never seen pictures of the console balanced on his head with a joystick in his mouth.

"I'm not sayin', I'm just sayin'." :ponder:

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Posted Fri Sep 2, 2011 9:28 AM

I tried Martian Dreams once, that game was just bizarre, I couldn't get into it for some reason. Should I give it another try?


I'm planning to some day.
Back when I played it, I had never played a PC RPG any newer than Ultima 3, and after that I had been playing NES RPGs. So I had this crazy idea in my head that if I could pick something up, I obviously should.
I littered the contents of an entire Martian town in a 3 screen radius around the landing site. Other than that accomplishment I never got far into the game.

Edited by gdement, Fri Sep 2, 2011 9:28 AM.


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Posted Sat Sep 3, 2011 9:45 AM

I tried Martian Dreams once, that game was just bizarre, I couldn't get into it for some reason. Should I give it another try?

Yes, I enjoyed it and it uses the same engine as Ulitma VI (as does Savage Empire, which I have not yet played).

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Posted Sat Sep 3, 2011 11:04 AM

For more Ultima goodies (and tons of other Origin stuff) I'd recommend a look at Pix's Origin Adventures




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