Ultima IV game port releasedBy Chris Williams. Published: 24th Oct 2003, 13:45:33 | Permalink | Printable
Classic hack and slashGaming As we'd like to keep fun, light hearted news to Friday afternoons, now would be a good time to write about Alan Buckley's latest port - Ultima IV for RISC OS. Alan's essentially ported xu4, which is a clone of the classic Ultima IV role playing game, and you can download a copy from the Unix Porting Project website.
If you're aware of Angband and its cousins, then you're probaly already downloading the game. In games like Ultima IV, you play the role of a character in a vast, detailed and usually fantasy game world. It's like digital Dungeons and Drgaons. You get to follow a grand plot worthy of Tolkien, complete quests, seek adventure, kill the bad guys, rescue the good guys (and inevitably the good girls), learn new skills and so on until you finish the game.
Ah the peasants, so innocent and peaceful
How about a gentle stroll in the woods?
Hey, that Orc isn't the Wallet Inspector!
Lots and lots of places to explore
The graphics do look a little dated but that's probably because the developers wanted to preserve the classic look, we guess. We're also informed that SDL wizard Alan's now set his sights on X11 based games and also the ChoX11 library.
Ultima IV port for RISC OS (also, optional in game MIDI music samples in a 10MB zipfile)
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