Ultima 2 Upgrade v2.1

I’m pleased announce the next release of the Ultima 2 Upgrade, version 2.1. You may find it in the download section. This release contains several new features, which I’ve blogged about over the past two weeks:

And two bugfixes concerning stat boosts:

I’ve also decided on how to to handle upgrades from floppy releases: the patch will apply only to the Program Master. The patch will also add any missing data files from the Player Master or Galactic disks. I’ve therefore included the ability to apply the upgrade to the 1989 floppy release of the Ultima Trilogy 1-2-3. I unfortunately don’t have any of the earlier Sierra On-Line releases, so those will have to wait for now.

With that, I need to slow down the pace of updates for the next month while I prepare for some other things going on right now. I still have a lot more work planned for Ultima 2, and I hope to finish those out this year.

6 thoughts on “Ultima 2 Upgrade v2.1

  1. It’s been a while since you’ve poster here. Hope everything is ok on your end. Thanks for breathing new life into these classics.

  2. Hi,
    One thing that always made Exodus feel crusty (even compared to QotA) was how key presses were buffered (not sure if that’s the correct term). How arduous a task would it be to change it to be more like 4 and 5?

    Thanks again showing these old games some love.

  3. Rekindling my teen love – the uber adventure! Ultima

    Thank you very much for your support and work. Now i can enjoy it on pc (and portable) vs my c64.

    Im sure many others that love this series really appreciate your dedicated and hard work.

    Thanks again,

  4. Hi, I have a suggestion. The FM Towns versions of U1 and U2 actually had music. Could you make upgrades for the PC versions of these games that adds the FM Towns tracks?

  5. Hello there! First, thank you for doing this.

    I do have an issue. I am running gog version under 86box with dos 6.22. Works as expected.

    When applying 2.0 or 2.1 patch (no matter the combination of video / theme / autosave / frame limiter), execution of ultima2.com ends with “Error Launching Ultima II”.

    I found 1.2 patch, that applied with errors, but the game launched.

    How can this be troubleshooted?

  6. I have the same issue as makaisson when running v2.1 in AO486 on MiSTer FPGA and my Pentium 1 MMX computer: “Error Launching Ultima II”.

    Works great in DOSBox of course though. Very nice work. Thank you!

    Is it possible to backport the themes to 1.2 or fix 2.1 so it works on real hardware?

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