Tagged: The Black Gate

Spoony reviews Ultima 7 (finally!)

Spoony reviews Ultima 7 (finally!)

And wow…it’s a long one: He even throws a mention in the direction of Martian Dreams and Savage Empire. Still no love for the engine, though. You’ll also appreciate the mention of Origin Systems’…er…tendency...

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...

Added: Britannia Map for The Moon Project

Added: Britannia Map for The Moon Project

What is it? It’s a recreation, by Ryan “Zerker” Armstrong, of the entire world from Ultima 7 for The Moon Project, a science fiction RTS released in 2000 as a sequel to the excellent...

Exult Updated

Exult Updated

After almost two years of no news (and infrequent snapshot updates), the Exult team have announced the release of Exult 1.4.9 RC1 for Windows and Mac, their latest build and the precursor to Exult...

Bill Armintrout on the original Serpent Isle

Bill Armintrout on the original Serpent Isle

Sergorn Dragon wasn’t just continuing his adventure in Serpent Isle last week; he was also digging up more information about the original design of the game, above and beyond the recently-released design documents. As...

Restored: the Complete U7/SI Upgrade

Restored: the Complete U7/SI Upgrade

This one is a fan-made combination patch that actually incorporates a couple of different Dragons’ works into one update for The Black Gate and Serpent Isle. Included among the patches is Windows 9x compatibility,...

SI BG Merge Updated

SI BG Merge Updated

This interesting project that imports shapes from The Black Gate into Serpent Isle has been updated and patched since last I looked in on it. Specifically, it has been updated to version 6.8.7, which...

Exult 1.4 Updated (Tools and Studio as well)

Exult 1.4 Updated (Tools and Studio as well)

There’s still no new news posted on the project’s main website, but Exult — the engine that enables Ultima 7 (both parts: The Black Gate and Serpent Isle) to run on virtually every OS...

Ultima Songbook; U6 Project dev tools released; Iris and Exult updated

Ultima Songbook; U6 Project dev tools released; Iris and Exult updated

I see that Dino’s Ultima Page has posted some news concerning a couple of new file releases from different projects. Notably, Ranman’s Ultima V for TI Calculators has released a beta version of that...

Ultima Underworld for Dungeon Keeper; U6P Milestone 5 available here

Ultima Underworld for Dungeon Keeper; U6P Milestone 5 available here

I was contacted a while back (an inexcusably long while back, as it happens — my apologies!) by Zen, who passed along a bit of an addon module for Dungeon Keeper based on the...

Project Britannia web host change; EUO 3D v0.14; Seven Towers back online

Project Britannia web host change; EUO 3D v0.14; Seven Towers back online

It has been another busy week for Ultima-related news, O Reader, and on the site as well. Full implementation of the download manager is progressing apace, and I think I’m going to add a...

Redemption looking for new members; EUO goes 3D; Realms of Ultima releases new content

Redemption looking for new members; EUO goes 3D; Realms of Ultima releases new content

It hasn’t been a tremendously busy couple of weeks, but several projects have posted significant updates. Ultima IX: Redemption There is a lot of news from this promising, Morrowind-based remake of Ultima 9 this...