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Official Patches

Official patches are those packages released by Origin or a related corporate entity, the purpose of which is usually to repair bugs in an Ultima game.


1    Ultima 6 Adlib Patch


Produced By: Origin Systems, Inc
Web Site: www.origin.ea.com

Downloads:
    Adlib Patch (1.9 kB)

This patch for Ultima VI fixes problems with the music for Adlib-compatible sound cards on processors faster than the midi driver was designed for (eg 286/386 systems).

According to the readme file:

The Sound Blaster and AdLib require a 23microsecond delay after accessing the ports... In slower machines this was not a problem. But sine machines like 486 and 586 are so quick, they do not delay the proper ammount of time need by the AdLib/SB. Is what I did is inserted a delay which is hooked to the 8253 Timer chip, which runs at 18.2Hz. This way it will delay the proper time, even on a 586.


6    Ultima 8 AWE32 Patch


Produced By: Creative Labs
Web Site: www.soundblaster.com

Downloads:
    AWE32 Patch (40.8 kB)

This patch provides native support for the Sound Blaster AWE32 card via the EMU8000 chip, thus providing soundfont support. Read the included U8.TXT for installation instructions.


4    Ultima 8 English Patch


Produced By: Origin Systems, Inc
Web Site: www.origin.ea.com

Downloads:
    English v2.12 (547.3 kB)

This patch upgrades the English translation of Ultima VIII: Pagan to version 2.12 and makes several bug fixes and enhancements to the game. Among other things, this patch adds the elusive Birthplace of Moriens, allows for targeted jumping, halts all floating platforms, and introduces a number of shortcut keys. For more details, read the included U8PATCH.TXT file. You should not need to download this patch for the re-released editions, such as the version included with the Ultima Collection.

This patch was created as a result of [negative] user feedback on U8. Read the included FANS.TXT for Lord British's response to this feedback, and some hints as to what Ultima IX might have been, had it been released in the mid-90's.


5    Ultima 9 Patch 1.18f


Produced By: Origin Systems, Inc
Web Site: www.ultima-ascension.com

Downloads:
    Patch v1.18f (6.2 MB)

This is the final official patch (1.18f) for Ultima IX: Ascension. It fixes a number of bugs, plot-stoppers, and crashes in the game, and will also improve your Direct 3D graphics performance. See the included PATCH.TXT for more detailed information on bugs repaired.


2    Ultima Underworld I Patch


Produced By: Origin Systems, Inc
Web Site: www.origin.ea.com

Downloads:
    Official Patch (201.4 kB)

This is a patch for Ultima Underworld that fixes some known bugs in the disk-based version of the game, including the "Inventory Bug". This should not be needed for the re-released CD-based versions. (built 2/9/1993)


3    Ultima Underworld II Patch


Produced By: Origin Systems, Inc
Web Site: www.origin.ea.com

Downloads:
    Official Patch (618.4 kB)

This is a patch for Ultima Underworld II that fixes some known bugs in the disk-based version of the game, including several plot-stoppers. This should not be needed for the re-released CD-based versions. (built 2/11/1993)

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