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  Ultima VII - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Ultima VII is the seventh of the cardinal parts of the Ultima series of computer role-playing games.
In Ultima VII: The Black Gate (1992), two centuries have passed since the Gargoyle threat was solved and the Avatar is suddenly whisked into Britannia by a red moongate.
Forge of Virtue was an expansion pack that adds a quest to Ultima VII in which the Avatar must pass a series of tests to revalidate himself in the three principles of Truth, Love, and Courage, and destroy the last remnants of Exodus.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Ultima_VII   (2838 words)

 Ultima VIII - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
It was not as well received as Ultima VII leading many, including Richard Garriott, to blame its faults on hasty development used to meet the release date and appease Origin Systems owner Electronic Arts.
Ultima VIII sets off where Ultima VII ended: The Guardian has grasped the Avatar from the Void, and now drops him into the sea of the world Pagan through a pentagram-shaped portal.
This expansion to Ultima VIII was planned from the outset, and was much anticipated, but never released; it was cancelled when the main game didn't sell as well as had been expected, despite being all but finished and ready for duplication.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Ultima_VIII   (1546 words)

 Ultima IX: Ascension review for the PC
New to Ultima IX is a toolbelt for quick weapon equipping, using potions, etc. The mouse is used for controlling the viewpoint, but whenever an item is picked up, the old mouse interface for moving objects with the little "hand" is still there.
Ultima IX draws you in with a great story, a good interface, terrific gameplay, and graphics that, under proper conditions, create the mysterious and enchanting world of Britannia with more success than perhaps any game has ever had at creating its setting.
Ultima IX is the legacy of gaming companies focusing more on the dollar than the quality of the product: an 'A' game murdered by an 'F' game's bugs.
www.gamerevolution.com /review/pc/ultima_ix_ascension   (1233 words)

Ultima Legacy has become the Britannia that UO should have always been, and continues to bring new ideas and stories to a game whose engine is severely outdated.
Ultima Iris is rewriting that engine to bring it up to date to the standards of modern games.
Here are screenshots of the IBM Ultima V tileset in action and of the 3D view of Lord British's store rooms, showing off the revamped texture mapping that now allows floors and all wall faces to be fully textured (although texture mapping is only turned on for the walls in this screenshot).
www.xmission.com /~mhansen/ultima3   (1896 words)

 Dino's Ultima Page - Ultima 5
Ultima V Section on the Ultima Online Archive has maps of Britannia and the Underworld with information, help on solving Ultima V with just an outline with what is to be done, and documentation including Lord British's Underworld Adventure and Encore Documentation.
Ultima V: Lazarus, the remake of Ultima V using the Dungeon Siege engine led by Tiberius Moongazer, had released their first alpha demo on 2nd February 2004.
Ultima 5 for NWN is a new remake by the same person who made Avatarship, the remake of Ultima 4 for Neverwinter Nights, which you can find at Lyrac.
www.shiftedphase.com /dino/ultima/u5.php   (1645 words)

 Ultima: The Guardian Saga
Built using the cutting edge technology for its time, each Ultima made you feel that you were a member of a community living inside your computer.
Each of the first three Ultima's pitted you against an evil wizard who was terrorizing the world.
Ultima V and VI followed up on the adventures of this Avatar.
www.lightreborn.com /FanSites/ultima.htm   (444 words)

 Ultima Reality - TheUltimaSociety
Some avid fans of Ultima debate whether or not certain of these games -- especially Ultima VIII, Ultima IX, and sometimes the Worlds of Ultima series -- should be considered canonical.
The Ultima Dragons were the first example of an Ultima fan culture that identified itself as such and came together outside of an in-game context.
The Wayfarers are the first and only known example of a movement of people who examine and appreciate the implications of the Way of the Avatar as a philosophy that is applicable "in real life." Few if any of these Wayfarers embrace the Way of the Avatar as their only or primary life philosophy.
www.treesong.org /ultimasociety/index.php?title=Ultima_Reality   (332 words)

 GameOver - Ultima IX: Ascension (c) EA / Origin
Since that chapter of the story of Ultima was closed to me, the release of Ultima IX: Ascension was less anticipated for it’s improved graphics over its predecessors or the new weapons, puzzles and other such superficial aspects than it was the conclusion to a saga that has spanned nearly 20 years.
Ultima IX: Ascension is the conclusion to this trilogy of trilogies and possibly the most important Ultima to date.
Ultima IX once again begins with the Avatar being summoned to the land of Britannia by Lord British.
www.game-over.net /review/dec99/ultima9/index.html   (1990 words)

 Ultima IX: Ascention - Review
Ultima IX is the last of the Ultima games and the last in the Guardian Trilogy that started with Ultima VII: The Black Gate.
It wasn't until Ultima IV that you became the Avatar and your job was to protect Britannia.
One is because its an Ultima game and I kept thinking that it would get better and the other reason is because while I was playing it I was also writing a Walkthrough for it.
www.rpgamer.com /games/other/pc/ultima9/reviews/ultima9rdrev1.html   (1080 words)

Ultima VI on, the PC became the main and soon the only platform.
Ultima II, the first game ported to this platform, is of special interest, for similar to the Mac port it was completely integrated in GEM.
Ultima IX (Ascension) stands outside the trilogy of trilogies, it is their conclusion and synthesis.
members.chello.at /theodor.lauppert/games/ultima.htm   (1111 words)

 Ultima VII: The Black Gate - Bootstrike.Com
Get the Ultima Collection which includes the Complete Ultima VII.
It's aim is to host every Ultima VII file and document out there in Internet.
New walkthrough added to Ultima VII: The Black gate section by Andrew Simpkins.
www.bootstrike.com /Ultima7bg   (196 words)

 Ultima VII: The Black Gate   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Ultima VI: The False Prophet), and a well-planned and thought-out story, Ultima VII is a very interesting game in many respects.
The Avatar's actions from Ultima VI are mostly ignored or forgotten, relegating the Avatar to a position of figurehead as opposed to the embodiment of virtue as shown in previous games.
Though Ultima VII is considerably different, it still works, though not quite as well as the previous three games.
www.matthewmurray.net /Reviews/ComputerGames/Ultima7.html   (175 words)

 Amazon.com: Ultima Collection: Computer & Video Games   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Ultima III, if you were lucky to own the Atari 400/800/XL/XE or the Commodore 64, was the very first Ultima to introduce music, so it's a bit strange to not hear music when you play this PC collection.
Ultima II and III particularly show their age (Ultima I included here is not the original from 1980, but the 1986 remake from Origin in which the graphics were updated to Ultima IV standards).
Ultima III was the first to include a multi-player party system (up to four players), plus a maximum hit point system (where you need to go to a healer to heal), and a separate battle scene.
www.amazon.com /Electronic-Arts-11720-Ultima-Collection/dp/B000028U20   (2104 words)

 Ultima VII: The Black Gate
Like Ultima IV, this is one of the classics in the Ultima series.
Ultima VI, but instead of a small map window, maps were fullscreen.
There was a sequel to Ultima VII which bore the same number and came out a year later: Serpent Isle.
members.chello.at /theodor.lauppert/games/ultima7.htm   (347 words)

 About Origin's Ultima Series
I'm a member of UDIC (Ultima Dragons Internet Chapter) a group of people who are supposed to be crazy about the Ultimas.
I had felt that Ultimas should be similar to Wasteland (I guess I overlooked the fact that only the top-down view was being compared) where the meaning of life wasn't to kill monsters and get powerful weapons, but to interact more with the world.
In the third Ultima, there is much more interaction with the people than the previous ones, and there is still the food problem, except that you can make money by creating and deleting characters.
jjc.hydrus.net /jjc/ultima.html   (2029 words)

 Ultima VII: The Black Gate - StrategyWiki
Ultima VII: The Black Gate was a landmark title in the Ultima series.
It is widely held as one of the best in the series (along with Ultima IV and Ultima VI: The False Prophet).
The following year the pseudo-sequel Ultima VII Part Two: Serpent Isle was released.
strategywiki.net /wiki/Ultima_VII:_The_Black_Gate   (157 words)

 Ultima: What's all about it?
Ultima IV-VI The next three games are a big improvement, starting with Ultima IV: Quest of the Avatar introducing the virtue system.
In Ultima V Britannia is threatened by the Shadowlords and Blackthorne, who have kidnapped Lord British.
Ultima VI introduces a new race in Britannia, the Gargoyles and is the first game using VGA.
ancient.spiney.org /ultima.htm   (903 words)

 Ultima - Home   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Ultima, game of games, is by far the most in depth and exciting RPG game series ever.
I've never seen a game that could rival the sheer power of the glorious Ultima VII engine, and it was released in 1993.
Sadly, the dynasty of Ultima was ended with Ultima IX (a bad ending I might add).
www.thealmightyguru.com /Reviews/Ultima/index.html   (211 words)

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This was also the first Ultima to fail to live up to the series' standards, getting panned by critics and fans alike.
Ultima Underworld map of the 1st level of the Abyss.
Ultima I map containing all four continents on one sheet.
www.idsa.net /ultima   (715 words)

 The Ultima VII Saga
A strange group called The Fellowship tries to persuade the inhabitants of Britannia to stray from the path of Virtue, in favor of the Triad of Inner Strength, and a mysterious being, The Guardian, is somehow responsible for it all.
The Guardians of Ultima VII Homepage maintained by Brendo Dragon.
Ultima 7 Part 2 General MIDI & Sound Upgrade by Newton Dragon.
members.aol.com /UltimaWrld/ultima07.html   (622 words)

It enables to play Ultima VII: The Black Gate and Ultima VII Part 2: Serpent Isle, and their corresponding expansion disks Forge of Virtue and Silver Seed, on modern machines.
Exult originally started as Ultima VII map viewer for the X Window System, but later, as the reverse engineering efforts became more fruitful in finding explanation on the Ultima VII scripting files, the project expanded to become a complete reimplementation of Ultima VII runtime engine.
Original Ultima VII executables started to show their age: they were rather difficult to get working on the systems of even their own era due to their memory management configuration, and nowadays, the MS-DOS support in general is getting less and less viable.
www.xasa.com /wiki/en/wikipedia/e/ex/exult.html   (457 words)

 The Collectible ULTIMA
All of the Ultima VII products were released for the PC only, except for the Nintendo adaptation of Black Gate.
It has everything included with all four parts of Ultima VII, with the possible exception of the Fellowship trinket.
They include perfunctory help for running the games under Windows 95, but since none of the Ultima VII series has any hope of running under Windows 95 anyway, this CD is of almost no additional value.
www.notableultima.com /collectibles/Title_U7.html   (848 words)

 uksearch.com : Games: Video Games: Roleplaying: U: Ultima Series: Ultima VII - The Black Gate
Ultima Comics - Fan-drawn comic based on the Black Gate, in English and French.
Ultima VII Part II: Serpent Isle - Maps, music, and walkthroughs.
Ultima VII: The Black Gate - Map, equipment, walkthrough, and cordinates.
www.uksearch.com /scripts/dir.aspx?cat=Top%2fGames%2fVideo_Games%2fRoleplaying%2fU%2fUltima_Series%2fUltima_VII_-_The_Black_Gate   (223 words)

 The Complete Ultima VII - from CD-ROM Access
Ultima VII (without the add-ons) is included in the EA Compilation
Because of this and the large conventional memory requirements Ultima 7 can be quite difficult to get running even on a pure DOS machine.
Because of this we classify Ultima 7 as only a DOS game, not a Windows 95 game.
www.cdaccess.com /html/pc/ultima7.htm   (469 words)

 Ultima - Guru Dragon
Ultima is a love of mine and it has been ever since I rented a Nintendo game called Ultima: Exodus at the local Blockbuster Video many years ago.
When he got a new computer, we were forced to go back to Ultima VI because his new computer couldn't run the Black Gate.
Oh well, we played Ultima VI for a long time, and then a computer friend helped us install the Black Gate on the dreaded Windows 95 platform.
www.thealmightyguru.com /Reviews/Ultima/Ultima-AboutGuru.html   (301 words)

 Ultima V:Lazarus :: View topic - [OT] Ultima VII: The Feudal Lands (Help wanted!)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Ultima VII: The Feudal Lands is looking for people to help us get together this ambitious remake and addition to Ultima VII.
We are retooling a lot of the aspects of the original Ultima engine, such as the spell system, much of the dialogue, and implementing a karma system, and thus we will need a handful of programmers to help.
VII was the virtues coming under attack by selfish individualism and delusional "self-help" masking it.
www.u5lazarus.org /forum/viewtopic.php?t=4026   (2334 words)

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