I wasn’t expecting to do another release so soon but GOG recently split all their bundled games into individual downloads which broke MT-32 emulation support. Version 1.61 fixes this + will look for the games in the new default installation locations. It can be downloaded here.
This new version isn’t entirely backwards compatible so I’ve left 1.60 on the downloads page for anyone who wants it.
I’ve done another small update to the Ultima Patcher and added in the Ultima 4 Party Fix to the Ultima 5 menu of the patcher. This is a small DOS utility used to fix errors when transferring your Ultima 4 party over to Ultima 5. If Ultima 5 reports data errors when transferring, click the “Run Transfer Fix” button on the Ultima 5 screen, select A when asked for a drive letter and your party should then import correctly. This shouldn’t be required in most cases as far as I know but this error does still occur for some people.
The new version can be downloaded here.
This is another bugfix release to solve an issue when installing the Forgotten World patch for Ultima 9. All the previous versions would potentially set the movie file location in options.ini incorrectly and stop the movies playing. If this affects you and you don’t want to poke around in options.ini, then uninstalling and reinstalling Forgotten World (or vice versa) with this new version will fix it.
The new patcher can be downloaded from here.
There is a new version of the Ultima Patcher incorporating Voyager Dragon’s latest Ultima 3 Upgrade. This latest release includes the option to play with tweaks to monster generation and food use in response to some common gameplay issues seen on the GOG forums. If you already have the previous patch (3.0) installed then you should be able to uninstall and reinstall from the patcher to update to 3.1.
The patch is in the downloads or available directly from here.
This version fixes a couple of bugs with the Ultima 9 patches which I recently became aware of:-
- Should cure “Unable to cast COM object of type ‘System.__ComObject’ to interface type ‘Shell32.Shell'” errors on certain versions of Windows. I’ve not been able to confirm that this is fixed as I can’t recreate it myself and the person who reported it hasn’t got back to me yet. It occurred when renaming your avatar or clicking the links to Forgotten World/Beautiful Britannia. If anyone still gets these errors let me know and I will try again but I’m 99% sure it will work now.
- Fixes download link for Beautiful Britannia + Forgotten World links to point to current location.
The new version is available from here.