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Return to the Serpent Isle

Return to the Serpent Isle

Sergorn Dragon has just re-launched a project idea he’s had for a few years now: Return to the Serpent Isle. Using the Neverwinter Nights 2 engine, this project is not a remake, but rather...

Lord of Ultima

Lord of Ultima

Toltec Dragon alerted me to this new game from EA, which appears to be an online strategy game set in the Ultima universe. It’s being developed by EA Phenomic, who made Battleforge…so there’s some...

Ultima 6 Project Beta 2 Released

Ultima 6 Project Beta 2 Released

That’s right: hot on the heels of their Milestone 8 (Beta 1) release, the U6 Project team have released their second beta, which features: It is with much pleasure that we announce the release...

Exult Downloads work again

Exult Downloads work again

I’ll be limping through restoring the downloads for Ultima 7 this and next week, most likely. And I’ve begun where it is most critical to begin: with Exult. I’ve also gone though and grabbed...

New Iris2 build released

New Iris2 build released

That’s right: the open source 3D client for Ultima Online freeshards posted an updated build. Which I will get uploaded to Aiera shortly. Update: Downloads now available via the project entry…which I also finally...

Woohoo!

Woohoo!

When I was forced to switch hosting companies — moving away from Canaca over to MediaTemple — I thought I’d lost my most current version of Aiera’s file archives. Yes, I had backups, but...

Serpent Isle…Online?

Serpent Isle…Online?

(Some of you Dragons may already have heard of this, but I just tripped over it, so it’s news.) It looks like Razimus — who when last I heard from him was contemplating reviving...

Titans of Ether December Update

Titans of Ether December Update

The Titans are still looking for interior worldbuilders, by the way. Outside of that, the team has made some progress on Ultima IX: Redemption, though it sounds as though things were a bit slower...

Forum!

Forum!

As the link on the sidebar indicates, Aiera once again has a forum! That’s right: I’ve brought back The Sword and Shield. It still uses phpBB, but now incorporates more robust anti-spam features. News...

Testing the site-to-forum integration

Testing the site-to-forum integration

Yes, I’m contemplating bringing back a forum. For now, though, I have a couple of features to test. Please bear with me!

More Ultima blogging!

More Ultima blogging!

Dino links to a pair of articles (1, 2) by Sheri Graner Ray, a former Origin employee and now a senior game designer with Schell Games, who has been in the gaming industry for...

To-do list for the site

To-do list for the site

Bumped again for my own purposes: there’s a few things left undone here. [image:98:r:s=0:l=x] This is mostly for my benefit, O Reader, as my memory is not what it once was (not that it...

Attention, project developers

Attention, project developers

Beginning with Beautiful Britannia, I’ve begin granting FTP access to the site to project developers. This access is limited to the file repository for a single project, but it offers debs a means to...