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[W]The CRPG Addict Begins Ultima VII: The Black Gate

23rd March 2020 by Dino

Just yesterday, The CRPG Addict has written his first post about Ultima VII: The Black Gate as he prepares to pick up the game again after over a decade. Judging from the comments, many people have been waiting to see The CRPG Addict play through this particular game, which is a favourite of many Ultima Dragons.

With many Ultima fans being fans of computer games in general, GOG.com's recent post about how Roberta Williams changed history -- while not Ultima-related -- is probably also of interest to many of us. As it turns out, she received a Pioneer Award during the 20th Game Developers Choice Awards, and many will recognise her as co-founder of Sierra and the mind behind many cherished games like the King's Quest series (among several others).

[S][W][R]U5Redux Pre-Alpha Demo

19th March 2020 by Dino

U5 Redux's most recent update is almost a month old, and I missed reporting on it since I was travelling at the time. However, it's an exciting update, because a pre-alpha demo is now available for Windows and Mac. The post also includes a report on recent progress (lots of improvements in there) and possible plans for next things to work on.

In other news, as I am gradually making various improvements to Dino's Ultima Page, I have removed the Accessibility page. This page contained links to alternate formats in which the news here was available (i.e. RSS, WML and XML), as well as instructions on how to change stylesheets. While the RSS feed is still available via the icon in the left menu, the rest have been removed, as I understand they were not being used.

[W][R]U5 Redux Pathfinding Update

3rd February 2020 by Dino

Yesterday's update at Ultima 5 Redux covers a number of areas including NPC schedules, code refactoring, the A* algorithm, voxel caching, and a debug console.

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