UO to U7 project art, Project Britannia update, new Exult 1.4 snapshot
A brief wander around the Ultima community yielded some fruit; there have been a few updates made to some of the projects out there. As well, I’ve updated a couple things about Aiera.
Concerning the site here, I’ve updated the links on the side to include a link to Dino’s Ultima Page’s Google Group, which is intended to be a sort of centralized discussion area for the Ultima community. I’m still toying with whether I want to go the route of starting a forum on Aiera again (and thus having to cope with the spam and moderation responsibilities again), so for the time being I encourage any visitors looking to chat to visit the Group page. Feel free to use it as Aiera’s discussion area for the time being, as I check it daily.
The UO to U7 Project
Razimus’ project to implement the complete Ultima 7 saga in the Ultima Online engine has released some preliminary artwork including a boat graphic, a moongate graphic, and the various currencies used in Serpent Isle.
Project Britannia has released an updated version of one of the resource files needed for the project. This update makes a few minor changes to the Journal UI, fixes an issue with a small quantity of gold, and makes a few API changes as well. I’ve uploaded this to Project Britannia’s entry at Aiera.
Exult has released a thrice-updated snapshot of Exult 1.4 since last I checked. Among the fixes that have been done are a correction to palettes in Serpent Isle mods with custom mainship.flx files, added support for adding or changing MIDI music files, and the addition of a couple of scalers. I’ve uploaded this to the Exult entry at Aiera.
The Complete Ultima 7
This was an old remake that was attempting to do what a couple of other remakes have taken on as their goal: present the entirety of Ultima 7 — The Black Gate and Serpent Isle — as one unified game (using the Dungeon Siege engine). It stopped development around 2000, and so has been added to the Cemetery*.
* note the now-corrected spelling. Yes, I am occasionally afflicted with stupidity. If, O Reader, you had permalinked to the Cemetary on your own site, please update your links accordingly, as the old URL won’t work anymore.