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Ultima The Ultima Underworld I & II Thread

Discussion in 'General RPG Discussion' started by Saxon1974, Jun 30, 2008.

  1. rusty_shackleford Arcane

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    EA is taking those bucks 'round back
     
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    Codex 2014 Make the Codex Great Again! Grab the Codex by the pussy
    Again? I thought they'd already done away with them, Ol' Yeller-style about 2003 or thereabouts.
     
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  3. rusty_shackleford Arcane

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    they're taking them out to be broken in son
     
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  4. JBro Savant

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    Maybe EA is gonna remaster them like with CnC. I'd like to see them be given to Nightdive for a Kex Engine source port like with System Shock. I brought the idea up to Stephen Kick once.
     
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    If the games have been handed off to another team outside of EA like Nightdive, then I'd like to see their plans. But if EA is doing something similar in-house, I'd rather prefer that they don't bother.
     
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    EA handled the C&C Remaster extremely well by EA standards so who knows what could happen if they're doing their own UU and Syndicate remasters.
     
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  7. Butter Arcane

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    UU with non-busted controls would be nifty.
     
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  8. rusty_shackleford Arcane

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    you mean the Unity remake?
     
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    UU’s controls are unorthodox by modern standards, but they’re fine once you get used to them. The UI on the other hand…
     
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  10. rusty_shackleford Arcane

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    the unity port has mouselook and other control changes
    https://github.com/hankmorgan/UnderworldExporter
    It has been a long time since I've played UU so I can't even remember what the controls were like tbh
     
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    [​IMG]
     
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  12. Efe Erudite

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    Can't find a reason to play the originals when you can play the modern sequel, underworld ascendant.
     
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  13. rusty_shackleford Arcane

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    UI/UX is one of the few areas modern games have improved though
     
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  16. KafkaBot Educated

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    The links do not open from my end, even with VPN. I already have the games on GOG, but I'm actually curious; have they actually been removed from Origin as well, or is region locking the only reason I can't see them?
     
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    They're gone.
     
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  18. KafkaBot Educated

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    Thanks for confirming!

    Well, I won't tell EA to get fucked just yet, since it is possible they intend to remaster the games so they no longer require dealing with DOSBox. Who knows, these remasters might even come with mouselook options pre-installed.

    Sadly, I have to admit that the odds of this turning into yet another "Enhanced Edition" fiasco are not negligible.
     
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    I can follow the link to Ultima Underworld I but not II. UUI shows up with a price tag and everything, whereas UU2 isn't found at all. Oddly, if I browse the PC games section of the Origin site, I can't find either of the games whether by search or browsing alphabetically.

    Same thing in the Origin client.
     
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    Can't wait to see what nu-Bioware does to Ultima. It will be glorious. :mhd:
     
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    All that matters is I have them in my GOG library.
     
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  22. DaveO Erudite

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    That GoG essentially has rental agreements for hosting the games should not come as a major surprise. I have not kept an eye out on GoG sales besides the winter/Christmas ones. If they truly competed against Steam there might have been better efforts on both sides. Both Steam and GoG are guilty of poor quality control where the games either won't run or need workarounds. I can't imagine this getting better with the Windows 11 announcement.
     
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    What?!?! WIN 11!!!! Oh fuck no.
     
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  24. Spukrian Scholar

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    So I finished Ultima Underworld II today. Great game, in some ways even better than the first. But sadly it has quite a few more frustrating things in the game as well. Honestly I was a bit frustrated with the game so I took a break from it for a couple of weeks. But I'll definitely replay it sometime in the future!

    What's next... I guess Terra Nova Strike Force Centauri maybe...?
     
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  25. Siveon Bot

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    Do I need to play Ultima 7 to understand UUII? U7 never interested me too much so I never had the chance to play it. And I especially don't want to play the stuff before 7 either.
     
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