After 10 years of waiting, I'm happy to announce that the next major release of the
Ultima III Upgrade - version 3.0 - is now available for download.
This release includes many new features and fixes, the foremost being ability to
select between four different video modes:
- VGA 256-color mode new!
- EGA 16-color mode
- CGA Composite 16-color mode new!
- CGA 4-color mode
VGA is, of course, the new highest color mode available. But less well known
that Ultima 3 was actually intended to be played in
CGA Composite mode, where
it looks more like the Apple II version.
In addition to the above, you now can now display the actual moon phases, instead of just the numbers 0-7.
Furthermore, the Exodus Project is now fully open source!
Please check out the status page for the full scoop
and download it here.
Oh, and none of this would have been possible without a hard drive crash. Ironic right? The back story is forthcoming.