Dino’s Ultima Page: Ultima 1 Guide Relaunched, Improved

It has been over two years — if you can believe that — since Dino the Dark Dragon last updated Dino’s Ultima Page, once the hub of Ultima news (back when this site — or rather, its predecessor — was almost exclusively focused on fan project developments).

However, he updated it today, with some fairly significant news. And no, he doesn’t give any indication that he’s going to be resuming tracking Ultima news on a regular basis again.

In an effort to try to improve things a little bit, I am pleased to announce the release of Dino’s Complete Guide to Ultima 1: The First Age of Darkness, which replaces the old Ultima 1 Guide, and includes a host of improvements:

  • A completely new design based on the latest web technologies.
  • Several new sections, including a brand new walkthrough.
  • Expanded existing sections.
  • Removed or updated dead links.
  • Updated technical information with the latest knowledge about the game files.

I hope you like it, and do not hesitate to send me feedback about it if you want to. 🙂

And here’s the new site:


There’s a wealth of information in the new guide. Yes, Dino includes the expected sections — stats, weapons, armour and suchlike — but he also includes some impressive technical information about the inner workings of the game itself, the interaction between its various executable files and the structure of its data files. Clearly, all the knowledge Dino gained whilst poking around with the Ultima 1 engine has been put to excellent use.