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Type of Game:
Third Person Isometric
Adventure/Role Playing Game
386/20 MHz or higher, MS-DOS, 2 megs RAM,
25 megs hard drive space for The Black Gate
and Forge of Virtue, 30 Megs for Serpent Isle
and The Silver Seed, VGA Graphics, 256-colors,
Microsoft or 100% compatible mouse; 66+
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
sound board (Hear THE Guardian Speak!)
Up to 587,000 KB of conventional memory
would be required for full music and sound
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 uses a 2D graphics engine, but you can interact
with virtually every item in the game.
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.
However, it is far better than Ultima VII in terms
of graphics, storyline and gameplay.
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 and
Read a review of Ultima VII: Serpent
Isle or Ultima VII: The
Silver Seed add-on. Make sure you know Richard
Garriot (also known as Lord British), the developer
of most of the Ultima Games :
Richard Garriot in a Lord British
Serpent Isle has a built-in frame limiter that
makes it possible for fast computers to run this
game in the normal speed. However, under modern
OS's, and especially PCI sound cards, getting
this game to run can be a headache if you don't
use the new utility
a fan developed to run the game under Win9x..