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Ultima IX Development


Development History

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:

A different overview of the Bob White Plot can be found at The Codex of Ultima Wisdom.

Another brief summary of the Bob White Plot is available here at Wikipedia.

Actual Origin documents pertaining to the Bob White Plot have been released by The Ultima Codex in 2011/2012 and include:

Sergorn has written some observations about the Bob White Plot as well as comparisons to other Ultima 9 plots, both of which can be found at The Ultima Codex.

Ed Del Castillo Plot

A summary of the Ed Del Castillo Plot was released at The Ultima Codex.

Original Plot Remnants

Many things from the original plot have survived and made it into the final game. Read more about them:

Unused Maps

Many maps shipped with the game that are not accessible except by cheating. Read about them:

Removed Cutscenes

See Removed Ultima IX Cutscenes at The Codex of Ultima Wisdom.

Other Media

You can find a bunch of early development screenshots at Auric's Ultima Moongates.

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