Ultima: The Reconstruction

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Tools

Various tools and utilities that may help the Ultima fans with their development projects.


44    Ascension Power Tools

Fine-tune the performance of U9 Fine-tune the performance of U9

Produced By: Meschiari Stefano
Web Site: www.geocities.com/uix_powertools/

Downloads:
    UIXTools (646.9 kB)

Meschiari Stefano has developed a wonderful configuration package for U9 that should have been released with the game itself! Power Tools consists of three programs: Game Options & Tweaks, Keymap Editor, and the UIX Starter.

The Game Options & Tweaks program replaces the harware options program that comes with the game and allows you to tweak every aspect of the game's configuration, including those options that previously had to be edited by hand in OPTIONS.INI. The UIX Keymap Editor allows you to very quickly and easily remap the game's internal keys. Lastly, the UIX Starter reboots your computer and starts U9 without starting Explorer, reducing most of the Windows overhead.


18    Ultima 2 Dungeon/Tower Mapper

Plot your course through U2's tower mazes. Plot your course through U2's tower mazes.

Produced By: Ultra-Mind Dragon
Web Site: www.ece.concordia.ca/~ac_march/U2dungeons/tower.html

Downloads:
    Version 1.0 (11.1 kB)

It's a nifty tool that produces top-down maps of U2's towers and dungeons in BMP format. This should make those long trips to getting that extra burst of Tri-Lithium much shorter.


40    Ultima 3 Map Editor

Map editing in VGA Map editing in VGA

Produced By: Newton Dragon

Downloads:
    Map Editor 0.08 (393.8 kB)

A map editor for Ultima III: Exodus in 256-color VGA graphics.


16    Ultima 7 Wizard

The U7 Wizard map-editing interface The U7 Wizard map-editing interface

Produced By: Olivier Marcoux
Web Site: wiz0u.free.fr/u7wizard/

Downloads:
    U7Wizard v1.9d (213.5 kB)

U7 Wizard is a very powerful tool that allows you to view and edit the maps, scenery, and other objects of Ultima VII. You can browse all possible items and portraits, as well as listen to the various game melodies and character speech. Works with both The Black Gate and Serpent Isle.


35    Ultima 9 Music Decoder


Produced By: Aquamarine Dragon
Web Site: jdrexler.com/home/ultima/u9decode/

Downloads:
    U9Decode (14.9 kB)

This program extracts and decompresses the Ultima IX music from the game data files. It will output each song as a WAV file. Also includes some other useful options, one of which amplifies the volume (which is relatively low to begin with).


48    Ultima Launcher

Launch your entire Ultima collection from here. Launch your entire Ultima collection from here.

Produced By: Xenerkes Dragon
Web Site: www.geocities.com/xenerkes/

Downloads:
    v1.4 Complete (Includes map scans) (4.3 MB)
    v1.4 Light (Without map scans) (946.2 kB)

Another tool produced by Xenerkes Dragon, the Ultima Launcher serves as a single menu that launches all games in the Ultima Series. It also includes the capability to start a game under MOSLO.


19    Ultima Underworld Mapper

A view of Level 6 from above. A view of Level 6 from above.

Produced By: Peroxide
Web Site: www.peroxide.dk/underworld.shtml

Downloads:
    Map Viewer (84.4 kB)

Peroxide has developed an interactive 3D mapper program that allows you to explore all the levels of the Abyss or the Guardian's Gem using your favorite hardware accelerator. This definitely boosts hopes for a remake of the Underworld Engine someday... Works with Ultima Underworlds 1 and 2.


30    Ultimatrix

Configure Ultimatrix before you generate a map. Configure Ultimatrix before you generate a map.

Produced By: Xenerkes Dragon
Web Site: www.geocities.com/xenerkes/

Downloads:
    Installer v0.29 (1.6 MB)

Ultimatrix is useful program that allows you to generate maps of Ultima's 1-6 and WOU 1-2 in high resolution modes using a variety of tilesets. The program starts you off in the overworld and you can wander your character into towns and dungeons to view them.


45    UWE (UnderWorld Editor)

Underworld building made easy Underworld building made easy

Produced By: Jonathan Rimmer
Web Site: skyscraper.fortunecity.com/memphis/670/

Downloads:
    UWE (156.2 kB)
    UWE Source (2.6 kB)

A DOS-based map editor for the Ultima Underworlds. Also comes complete with source code for the reverse engineers among us.

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