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Happy Belated Birthday to Ultima 7

Discussion in 'UHall' started by Woodsman, Apr 17, 2012.

  1. Woodsman

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  2. BeaIank

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    Ultima 7 was the best of the best of the Prime Ultima games. :)
     
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    Might just be time to pull that game back out and play it again. I'll never forget how cool it was to bake my first loaf of bread.
     
  4. Woodsman

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    Even though I have it in a couple of different formats, I bought it off of GOG recently just to have everything packaged up. Plays really well under the GOG package, or under Exult. I have it running in I think 1920x1080 on Exult.

    The first time I played Ultima 7...I think it was like 320x240 and it brought my machine almost to a crawl. The interview with one of the designers on UltimaCodex said they were using 33Mhz 386's.

    Hard to imagine that Ultima used to be another word for cutting edge.
     
  5. BeaIank

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    Oi, I still remember how thrilled I was when we found out that you could... BAKE bread in game. I spent days doing it! :p
    Not that I needed food for the party. For that I sat at taverns at night and "borrowed" food ordered by the patrons.
    Which reminds me... day-night cycles, with programmed NPC behavior for both... I need to play it again.
     
  6. SunWolf

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    Actualy was playing it yesterday, I never played it before and messed around some in it and yesterday a friend kept bugging me asking how far I have gotten in it and start playing it more. Had no clue it was it's 20th ann.
     
  7. Woodsman

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    It's still so weird to think how much unique behavior there was with the NPCs in a game that came on floppies, and the day-night cycles. They had some really good programmers. Of course the original memory management was...a pain.
     
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    Found a workable forge, is there away to smith in the game for the hell of it?
     
  9. Woodsman

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    Yes, but there is also a reason to blacksmith (from one of the walkthroughs)