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  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: 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)

 Ultima VIII - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Ultima VIII: Pagan (1994) is the eighth part of the computer role-playing game series Ultima.
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 is a series of fantasy computer role-playing games from Origin Systems Inc[?].
Ultima was created by Richard Garriott[?], aka Lord British.
Ultima 1-6 were released for the Commodore 64.
www.ebroadcast.com.au /lookup/encyclopedia/ul/Ultima.html   (191 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)

 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 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.
First it was coming from a company that apologized for the pervious game (Ultima VIII: Pagan) and second it took them 5 years to bring this one to light.
It wasn't until Ultima IV that you became the Avatar and your job was to protect Britannia.
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 IX - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Ultima IX was controversial in that it deviated from most of the previous Ultimas' isometric view and party-based gameplay.
This was Ultima IX as conceived of circa 1990-1994.
At this point, the gameplay Ultima IX would have been re-located to Britannia, and a new storyline would have to be written to incorporate this change, as well as the changes resulting from a turnaround "back toward classic role-playing" and away from the direction that Ultima VIII had been headed.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Ultima_IX   (4323 words)

 Dino's Ultima Page
There is new news on the Ultima IV: The Dawn of Virtue website has been updated with an entry in the Development Diary where Shadow of Light Dragon explains the way she works with dialogue.
Ultima: The Reconstruction has announced news of Ultima 9 - Redemption that is some time old, but it's better to announce it late than never.
Ultima: The Reconstruction also have a new poll up; it asks which remake the people are most looking forward to.
www.geocities.com /mitzenos/aug02.htm   (1144 words)

 The Collectible ULTIMA
All things considered, Pagan is a worthy addition to the Ultima legacy, albeit a little different.
Ultima IX preview chest in the game, I've checked the filestamps on this CD and none are later than mid-1995.
Ultima is a trademark of Origin Systems, Inc.
www.notableultima.com /collectibles/Title_U8.html   (779 words)

 Ultima VIII: Pagan
Ultima VIII was very different from all the other Ultima games before.
Ultima VIII was a huge disappointment, you can't have party members, no companion meetings,…the list can go on.
There are a few Ultimas that can take advantage of the AWE32 family of Soundblaster cards (AWE32, SB32, AWE64, AWE64 Gold) which in general are of no more use to a gamer than a Soundblaster 16.
members.chello.at /theodor.lauppert/games/ultima8.htm   (635 words)

 Pentagram - News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Furthermore, support for the Japanese version of Ultima 8 should now be at the same level as that for the other languages.
The most obvious difference is Ultima 8 now runs at the 320x200 resolution that the original ran at.
We recently managed to decode the SFX file format used, as well as the cutscene format used in the intro and endgame movies, which means that all of the file formats used by Ultima 8 have now been decoded for the most part, although there are still some remaining details to be worked out.
pentagram.sourceforge.net   (1417 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)

 Dino's Ultima Page
Hacki's Ultima Page has changed poll, displaying the results of the previous one about the Eight Virtues, and offering a new one about which runic languages you can read without a chart.
Peroxide, who were remaking Ultima 1, have released the website of their new project Era.
The only update today from the Ultima community is on the Ultima 9 - Redemption page, announcing that they still need more people to help, including modellers, artists and Morrowind worldbuilders, as well as that they should be updating more often in future.
www.geocities.com /mitzenos/index.htm   (1762 words)

 Ultima VIII: Pagan
Ultima 8: Pagan Cheat mode: Note: This procedure involves editing a game file; create a backup copy of the file before proceeding.
Detailed solution - read at your own risk Introduction: ------------- ULTIMA 8: PAGAN is a adventure/role-playing game where you play the part of the Avatar, the character you have been playing since way back in Ultima I.
U8 is different from previous Ultimas due to real time combat, "obstacle courses", and climbing and jumping.
members.tripod.com /~ronimathew/cheats/ultima8.html   (10956 words)

 Ultima - Home   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Ultima, game of games, is by far the most in depth and exciting RPG game series ever.
Even Ultima VIII, which took a beating from the fans, is (after the patch) a great game in my opinion.
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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ULTIMA VI SITE Mostly devoted to Ultima VI, has a walkthrough, downloads, including one that lets you add a new city to the game.
ULTIMA VI ON THE C64 A Page about playing Ultima VI on the C64, the main page has a C64 emulator for pc.
ULTIMA COLLECTORS GUIDE Deals with the games only, gives info on all the platforms each Ultima was released on, and what items you got with them etc. Another site with really lovely graphics.
members.lycos.co.uk /SilvaDragon/ultimalinks.html   (1251 words)

 PAGAN: ULTIMA VIII from Origin Systems
I loved Ultima II, and was peeved for years when Ultima III thru VI placed all the action in a small window on a screen.
Ultima VII restored action to the whole screen and brought the graphics to a whole new level of detail, and Ultima VIII carries on with the tradition.
Ultima VI and VII used detailed facial portraits of whoever you were talking to.
www.ibiblio.org /GameBytes/issue18/greviews/pagan/pagan1.html   (4417 words)

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Pagan is very very different from previous Ultimas, the initial release was almost like an arcade game in certain respects.
To me many tradional Ultima and RPG elements are missing from Pagan.
His quest on Serpent Isle complete, the Avatar is dragged through time and space by the Guardian, and flung onto Pagan.
members.lycos.co.uk /SilvaDragon/ultima8.html   (339 words)

The "Ultima VIII Viewer" is a small utility used to browse all of the graphics used in Ultima 8.
If the Ultima VIII Viewer window is covered up, and then uncovered before the export is done, the window will not redraw properly.
I also have a half finished Ultima VII viewer, and again, if there is enough interest it's possible I will put some time aside to finish it.
members.shaw.ca /mike.angus/ultimaviiiviewer.html   (287 words)

 The Literal ULTIMA
I originally extracted Ultima IV's conversations just to see if I could do it, and realized in the process that there were several "hidden" items I'd never found in the game.
For example, if you want to know who in Ultima V tells you about the grappling hook, simply view the Ultima V transcript and perform a text search for that term.
Ultima Documentation Project has beautiful copies of all the docs from the first six games, with color graphics and everything, and links to where you can find exact copies of the originals in Acrobat format.
www.notableultima.com /literal   (297 words)

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Ultima VIII is an interesting game, and I'm pretty sure Richard Garriott caught some flak from right-wing fundamentalist groups about it, but I think that's what he was shooting for when he designed this game.
In this Ultima, the player reprises his role as the Avatar, but on the world of Pagan; one of the dimensions the Guardian has conquered in his quest for whatever it is he's looking for.
(I hope to find out what that is in Ultima IX: Ascension.) Ultima VIII caught criticism about it's not only it's controversial title, but pretty much everything about the game.
www.angelfire.com /ak3/avatar/ultima8.html   (281 words)

 Open Directory - Games: Video Games: Roleplaying: U: Ultima Series   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Ultima II - The Revenge of the Enchantress...
Trigon Dragon's Ultima Dox - A project to scan and transcribe original Ultima documentation and Ultima maps to aid those who bought the Ultima I-VI CDROM or the Ultima Collection CDROM.
Ultima Classics Revisited - Project to remake the engines for Ultima 0 through Ultima 3 and loaders for UW* and U4+ with downloads, forum and screenshots.
dmoz.org /Games/Video_Games/Roleplaying/U/Ultima_Series   (483 words)

 Ultima VIII: Pagan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Ultima 8 v2.12 Patch from Origin Systems, Inc.
Ultima is a registered trademark of Origin Systems, Inc.
Ultima and all related characters, things, places and events are creations of
members.aol.com /UltimaWrld/ultima08.html   (195 words)

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