Ultima 7 (Exult) - Modern recreation gets an updated Amiga AGA/RTG release!

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In 1992, Origin Systems and designed by Richard Garriott released one of the best RPG's ever created, a game that even today can be enjoyed by many by downloading it from GOG website. It just had to be ' Ultima VII: The Black Gate ', the seventh instalment of the Ultima series of role-playing video games, with the designer even saying  "was the most masterfully executed of the Ultima series. his own favorite instalment overall of all time". Well if you remember this game and more especially 'Exult' ; a project to recreate Ultima 7 for modern operating systems, using the game's original plot, data, and graphics files.  You'll be pleased to know that same engine has once again been made available for the Amiga by NovaCoder, but this time with the most recent update of the Amiga AGA and RTG port build of Exult!

Old video - New one due soon!

When we first mentioned this port in 2015, we said this was a very quick and dirty SDL port to the 68k from an old Ultima VII port, and as such according to Nova, he had no idea how complete it was, or what kind of bugs it had. Fast forward to this week however, and NovaCoder updated the game with a new AGA build, which not only has NTSC/PAL display modes, but the ability to alter the thread priority of both the MIDI device and the AHI device through the exult config file, as well as supporting a new window mode.

Requirements:

1) An AGA Amiga with a fast 68060 processor
2) AHI installed (v4.18 recommended)
3) 3.1 ROMS (3.0 ROMS may cause it to run slowly)
4) A copy of the PC game data files

Features:

 * AGA SDL port
 * MIDI support
 * AHI Sound support
 * OGG compressed audio support

Links :1) Source 2) Discussion  - Thanks for the heads up Per-Ola Eriksson

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