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Type of Game:
Third Person Isometric Adventure/Role
IBM or 100% compatible 386SX, 386, 486
PC System. 2 megs RAM, 21+ MB hard disk;
256-color VGA graphics; MS-DOS V3.3 or higher
Microsoft or 100% compatible mouse; 20+
MHz; sound board
MUSIC/SOUND EFFECTS (optional):
Roland MT-32, Sound Blaster, Ad Lib, Sound
Blaster Pro or 100% compatible sound board.
DIGITISED SPEECH (optional):
Sound Blaster or 100% compatible digitised
If you haven't played Ultima VII until now, then DON'T buy it unless you have tried Ultima I-VI.
This is because present players like to play 3D
style games like Revenant, Planescape: Torment or Diablo.
You'll be disappointed with Ultima VII because
it has a 2D graphics engine, but you can interact
with virtually every item in the game.
Things such as move, take and eat are possible
for anything that can be carried. Origin sells
the Ultima VII: Complete Edition which includes
Ultima VII: Black Gate with Forge of Virtue and
Serpent Isle with Silver Seed add-on. In case
you don't know, Ultima VII was released before
1996, so think how the game would be. To get a
better idea, view the screen shots for Black Gate or Serpent Isle.
Read a review of Ultima VII: The Black Gate and Ultima VII: Forge of Virtue. Here are the pics of Richard
Garriot (also known as Lord British), the producer
of most of the Ultima Games:
Richard Garriot in a Lord British
Basically, the game requires a slow system. If
you try running it on a modest Pentium 4 3000
MHz system, the game will run mighty fast. This
website has utilities you need to slow down the game, spoilers and a
couple of other files.