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Information Sections on Dino's Ultima Page
Ultima 9 information sections on Dino's Ultima Page, complete with relevant external links, include:
- Walkthrough for the Earth section, with links to other walkthroughs
- Gallery with Ultima 9 pictures and links to other galleries and fun pages
- Opinions, having links to reviews and a place for people to post their own
Bugs and Mistakes
Hacki's Ultima Page [English | German] started primarily to show what ridiculous things were done or left out in Ultima IX. It's got at least 15 pages nitpicking Ultima IX, accessed either from the links on the right or from the Ascension [English | German] page.
Characters and Dialogue
Quill Dragon has extracted the Ultima 9 dialogues, which you can download from Quill Dragon's Lair.
There's an area in Serpent's Spine where you can find a beautifully made memorial to Phyllis Jones (screenshot above). An explanation for this was given when Gallara Dragon originally posted about this on the UDIC Facebook Group:
Sergorn Drakael wrote: "It was made by U9 Lead Artist (and now SotA Artsit) Scott Jones for his mother Phyllis Jones who had just passed away. As I recall she was the reason he became an artist, so he wanted to pay tribute to her this way in the game."
Scott Jones himself confirmed this in the same thread:
Hello folks... Yes indeed, I created that art and that in-game area shortly after my mom passed away during the later years of U-9's production cycle... My mom practically raised me on fairytales and fantasy of all kinds, and was the source of my interest in art, an inspiration toward my creative side in general, and certainly the source of my particular sense of humor... I'm so glad you fine folks appreciate the little shrine I made for her... Seeing this thread, and reading your wonderful comments, brought a pleasing tear to my eye... Thanks!
In the same thread, Sergorn also wrote about a similar reference found in Britain:
Sergorn Drakael wrote: "There's also a different memorial near the Britain Cimetary devoted to Lord Brinne, fellow Ultima fan and a prominent member of Ultima IX Horizons who passed away a few month before the game came out. :("
In Yew, beside the circle of stones, there's a large rock shaped like a rabbit.
A list of Ultima 9 Easter Eggs can be found:
As with most Ultimas, you can kill Lord British. This is done by preparing poisoned bread back in Earth, carrying it with you to Britannia, and putting it on Lord British's plate instead of his regular bread.
Check out Whacked-out Ultima 9 at IT-HE Software for some fun in the typical style of DOUG the Eagle Dragon.
Wolf Dreamer's website (WebDB2 link) was dedicated to doing all sorts of strange stuff in Ultima 9. Most of the original content is being hosted here at Dino's Ultima Page.
The video showing the destruction of Britannia (an altered version of the original Armageddon video) is used at least four times:
- When using the magic mirror in Lord British's bedroom.
- When using the mirror in the Guardian's throne room.
- When looking through the blackrock crystal ball in Minoc.
- If you give Blackthorn the Codex lenses.
In-game World Map
In-game Town Maps
In-game Treasure Maps
Denis Loubet's World Map
In December 2015, Denis Loubet released a high-resolution image of the Ultima 9 cloth map:
"Here is the image used for the cloth map in Ultima IX:Ascension at 50% resolution. Even reduced by half, the attached full map is big enough for screen-saver purposes. It's all there, the docks of Buccaneer's Den, the glowing force-field around the Lycaeum, even the virtue symbols in the border.
"This was done way back in 1999, in an old version of Photoshop, using a lot of paths, bitmaps, and layers. Countless hours went into this on a tight deadline, and now it's here for you to download and enjoy! :-)"
This world map can be downloaded:
- The Other Codex has some good maps (Internet Archive).
- The cloth map and paper map can be found at the Ultima IX Map of Britannia page at The Codex of Ultima Wisdom.
- Another world map can be found here [JPG] at the Ultima IX: Ascension Prima Fast Track Guide.
The development of Ultima 9 was long and rough. Read about it:
Bob White Plot
Bob White's own summary of the original plot - that is now known as the Bob White Plot - can be found:
- Here at the Hansonian Institute
- Here at The Wayward Avatar (thanks to the Internet Archive)
- Here at Prescient Dragon's Complete Guide to Ultima 9: Ascension
- Here at Hacki's Ultima Page [English | German]
Actual Origin documents pertaining to the Bob White Plot have been released by The Ultima Codex in 2011/2012 and include:
- The Bob White Plot itself (final revision)
- Dungeons from the Bob White Plot
- The original Armageddon video
Ed Del Castillo Plot
Original Plot Remnants
Many things from the original plot have survived and made it into the final game. Read more about them:
Many maps shipped with the game that are not accessible except by cheating. Read about them:
Ultima 9: Redemption was a remake that had been in progress for well over a decade. After the departure of Avatus, the original project leader, it was taken over by Corv's Titans of Ether, only to be cancelled after 12 years in the making. Read more about it in its WebDB2 entry, or check out the surviving soundtrack [Spotify | YouTube], composed in 2006-2008 by Matti Paalanen.
Infinity Eternal was run by a former Redemption member. It seems to have disappeared.
Eriadain is another Ultima 9 remake project by Moa Dragon that was cancelled a long time ago. Read more about its history at its WebDB2 entry. Its Ultima Codex entry suggests some kind of recent revival of activity.© by Daniel D'Agostino 2002-2019