Ultima 1 Remake – Manual Design Boards

These are some of the original boards for the Ultima 1 remake manual which dates them all the way back to 1986. They are all way too large to fit in my scanner so I’m afraid so you’ll have to make do with some photos of variable quality off my phone:-


As ever with all the design documents, these have been hand assembled from small sections which have been cut out and stuck together. Older versions of the text are tantalisingly visible where they have had a new version pasted over the top but are barely legible for the most part. All of the pictures are missing at this stage with written notes in their place of what image should be used and in what scale.

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From what I can tell everything here all looks the same as the final manual except for page 14 which has the starwalking instructions. The 8×8 grid with 64 sectors became a 7 x 7 grid in the finished manual and there is no mention here of the pilots reference manual either. This suggests either a possible late amendment to this part of the remake or that there is more than one version of the manual out there.

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