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[W][R]Minima: New Ultima-Inspired Fan Project

29th October 2018 by Dino

Feneric has recently released a new game called Minima. It's inspired by Ultima and is intended to recreate the feel of playing RPGs on 8-bit Commodore computers, but it's a completely new game and is fully playable. Some people have reportedly already been able to beat it.

From the Minima GitHub page: "Minima is an adventure RPG in the style of the older Ultima games as played on the Commodore 8-bit computers. Just like the original Ultima games, it includes a world view, enterable towns, and 3D dungeon displays. It also features graphics, sound effects, and music that should help one recollect those classics. More importantly, it is a fully playable (and winnable) game with its own backstory, plot, setting, and characters."

If you'd like to learn more, or play it, check out the following links:

[S][W]U9R Soundtrack, CRPG Book Hardcover and more

9th March 2018 by Dino

On the Ultima Dragons Facebook Chapter, Matti Paalanen shared links to the soundtrack [Spotify | YouTube] he composed for Ultima 9: Redemption in 2006-2008 under the Titans of Ether.

As a result, I've updated the WebDB2 entries for Ultima 9: Redemption and The Titans of Ether. I have also updated the U9 info page where it mentions Redemption.

Speaking of the Titans of Ether, I had missed the update where they rebranded a few months ago. They are the Titans no more, and are now called Lycantic instead.

As promised, I have updated links to Houston Dragon's Ultima Page to point to its new location.

Finally, the CRPG Book Project has entered into an agreement involving publication of a hardcover print version of the book, and has removed the download for the time being until the printed book is finished:

Felipe Pepe wrote: "[...] I now signed a deal for a limited print of the book – fully proofread and in hardcover! Of course, since this is a non-profit project, we’ll use it as a charity fundraiser! More info on this soon!

"However, as part of the hardcover book deal I agreed not to release any more files while the book is being produced & sold. So 1.0.4 will be the last version for a while and I’ll be removing the files in this blog – starting tomorrow! Grab them while you can!

"Once the contract ends, things return to normal and I’ll be able to freely share this new & improved version with all of you. I think that’s a fair trade. :)"

[W]CRPG Book Released; Houston Dragon's Ultima Page Returns

13th February 2018 by Dino

As promised, the first complete (online) publication of the CRPG Book came out last week, on 5th February 2018. Since then, Felipe Pepe, the man behind the project, has released a slightly updated version 1.0.2 of the book, the project files he used to create it, and an ePub version. He also answers a few common questions about a possible print version, proofreading, and plans for the future.

Those Dragons who have been around for a while will probably remember Houston Dragon's Ultima Page, a fantastic resource best known for its Who's Whos of Ultima 7: The Black Gate and Ultima 7: Serpent Isle. This site had disappeared from the web many years ago, but just yesterday, Houston Dragon restored it at a new location. It's great to see it back online! I've updated its entry in the WebDB2, and will update any links from Dino's Ultima Page in due course.

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