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(OT) Ultima games on sale again

Discussion in 'UO Siege Perilous' started by Wulf2k, Dec 24, 2014.

  1. Wulf2k

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    http://www.gog.com/promo/special_promo_ultima_series_241214

    I think Ultima 7 Part 2 had the best balance between user interface and "Ultima-ness". U7P1 had a good story but some interface issues. U8 had an arguably better interface but I could never get into the story.

    I've heard good things about Exult ( http://exult.sourceforge.net/ ) but haven't gotten around to trying it out. Bringing U7 into this century with a UI update is tempting though.

    What were your favorite Ultimas?
     
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    I still have my Ultima 7 disc somewhere, used it years ago with Exult to replay the game. Awesome. With the flying carpet and demon sword I was a happy camper. I wish U7 series could be redone using the Skyrim engine.
     
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    Were you able to make it all the way through with Exult? Any bugs of note or was it pretty seamless?
     
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    I think once I got rich with the gambling exploit and had the carpet / sword combo, I stayed from main story and just flew around terrorizing the kingdom. But up to that point it worked fine.
     
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    Nifty.

    My vice in U7 was always enabling debug mode and screwing around with god-like powers.

    As I recall, nobody 'died' in U7, they were just replaced with a corpse and teleported to a hidden island. Or was that P2? Either way, was interesting.
     
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    The magic carpet was so awesome. They need that as a vet reward in UO.
     
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    The l33ty efreeti get em, why not us?
     
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    Started to replay U9 - awesome now that the bugs are mainly fixed!
     
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    I really wanted to like U9 back in the day but it was so buggy that I never made it very far.

    They actually mailed me out updated CDs months later. I assume the backlash must have been pretty huge for them to mail out physical media without individual requests.

    Never gave it another chance though.
     
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    Try it again - you will like it!