Tagged: Origin Systems

Ultima Underworld Bugs Have Never Been So Funny

Ultima Underworld Bugs Have Never Been So Funny

Former Looking Glass Productions programmer Dan Schmidt discusses some of the hilarious bugs, and “bugs”, encountered when developing Ultima Underworld.

Nuvie updated…Now With FM-Towns Support!

Nuvie updated…Now With FM-Towns Support!

The cross-platform Ultima 6 engine has been updated recently, with support for a rare version of the game.

New Gallery: OSI Rejection Letter

New Gallery: OSI Rejection Letter

Courtesy of Kevin Fishburne (the developer behind Sanctimonia), Ultima Aiera is pleased to present this letter — on Origin Systems letterhead — signed by Richard “Lord British” Garriott himself. It is a rejection letter,...

In which we are thankful that Ultima is an EA property

In which we are thankful that Ultima is an EA property

Because if Origin Systems had been purchased instead by Ubisoft, this entire site and every fan project and patch on it would have been stopped dead in their collective tracks a long time ago....

In a previous decade, Origin would have dominated this sort of list

In a previous decade, Origin would have dominated this sort of list

By which, of course, I mean a list of the top ten games of the previous decade. Were it a list about the period between…say…1990 and 2000, you’d basically have every main-series Ultima title...

New Gallery: Origin Systems iPhone Wallpapers

New Gallery: Origin Systems iPhone Wallpapers

Ultima fan and Aiera Browncoat Jayson reader has created over thirty iPhone/iPod Touch wallpaper images based on Origin Systems and their games. Most of the images are drawn from various Ultima titles, but there...

Boxer for Mac now ships with the Ultima Underworld demo

Boxer for Mac now ships with the Ultima Underworld demo

Boxer, for those who don’t know the name, is a Mac port of DOSBox that claims to vastly simplify the process of playing DOS games using that software. Having used it, I’d say that...

New Gallery: Ultima Online 2 Screenshots

New Gallery: Ultima Online 2 Screenshots

Courtesy of Joe Garrity of the Origin Museum, and thanks to the hard work of both him and the team at the Wing Commander CIC, Ultima Aiera is pleased to present a number of...

Ultima X: Odyssey Gameworld Video

Ultima X: Odyssey Gameworld Video

Some (most?) of you may have already seen this, but I’ve only just stumbled across it. It’s a flythrough-style video of the gameworld from the canceled Ultima X: Odyssey that I just happened to...

New Gallery: Wild Basin Expedition images

New Gallery: Wild Basin Expedition images

Oh, those wily OSI employees! Courtesy of Joe Garrity of the Origin Museum, Ultima Aiera is pleased to present these eight (8) photographs of the “Wild Basin Expedition” Team (a.k.a. the development and production...

Madden developer Jason French's IGDA talk about Origin Systems

Madden developer Jason French's IGDA talk about Origin Systems

Some brief background: Jason French works as a development director and programmer for EA Tiburon, the studio that makes the Madden NFL series of football games. He goes into how he got his start...

And speaking of Richard Garriott…

And speaking of Richard Garriott…

Now this is just cool. David Ribeiro sent me an email a few days ago with a link to the listing of what are called The Richard Garriott Papers at the University of Texas...

Good Old Games has a crazy-good Christmas sale going on

Good Old Games has a crazy-good Christmas sale going on

As in: pretty much their entire catalogue has seen some kind of discount: over 290 games are on sale for up to 50% off. Pace Dr. Raj Koothrappali, Steam “can suck it.” Some highlights...

Another week, another Forgotten World update

Another week, another Forgotten World update

I really quite like the regular news-posting tempo that Team Forgotten World have gotten into…and not just because it means I have at least one thing in a week that is for-sure project related....