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Ultima: ALiR Tech Demo Released

July 16th, 2002 by Alkini

A bunch of people wrote in to let us know that a tech demo Linux version of Ultima 1 – A Legend is Reborn (screenshots) has been released. This is a 3d remake of the original Ultima 1 which was released back in the “Let me whisper my last goodbyes” 1980s.

Ultima: ALiR tech demo download: Ultima1-tech25.tar.bz2

5 Responses to “Ultima: ALiR Tech Demo Released”

  1. Anonymous Says:

    The graphics are nice, but the performance is catastrophic on my K7 600, 384MB RAM, GeForce DDR 32MB.

  2. Anonymous Says:

    ./Ultima1: error in loading shared libraries: libartsc.so.0: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

    What the heck is libartsc and why so I want it?

    The binary also wants to dynlink specifically to libstdc++-libc6.2-2.so.3 — some pretty dodgy lib versioning going on there…

  3. Ender Ryan Says:

    Very nice looking screenshots, but what kind of game is this? What’s the gameplay like?

  4. Anonymous Says:

    The title says it all. Ultima kicks ass and its cool to see
    it in 3D. It plays totally smooth on my comp at 1600×1200
    resolution, even in the city. I would love to see Ultima 4/5
    done because in my opinion those were the best of them all.

  5. Anonymous Says:

    To get the most out of linux games, don’t run them under KDE or Gnome! Use the switchdesk command to run them under TWM, the simplest, fastest window manager on most Linux boxes. I run KDE on my RH 7.2 box for most things, such as while I write this. But to get the best game play, I use switchdesk twm , restart X, and I also kill off various daemons like apmd, atd, crond, anacron, sshd, and I even unmount my scsi bus and unload the kernel scsi modules. Of course, to turn things back on, it’s simpler to restart than to manual turn everything back on. The gameplay improvement is dramatic! Everyone gaming with Linux should do this!

    -JeffM

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