Jeff Freedman of the Exult project wrote in to let us know that Exult has reached its first Beta.
Users should now be able to play both ‘Black Gate’ and ‘Serpent Isle’to completion, provided you have the data files from the original game.
During the Beta period, we will continue to fix bugs in preparation for a1.00 release; and we will also continue development on ExultStudio, whichprovides a map-editor and script compiler that will allow users to modify U7and (eventually) create new games.
Exult is available from http://exult.sourceforge.net/download.php
As an aside, I’ve been following Exult for some time now, and consider it a really great project. I’ll be getting out my Ultima 7 disc this evening to try it out.