Anyone remember the magic of Ultima IV??

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  1. MightyUnclean

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    I played Ultima IV with my two best friends, over the course of a summer break, when I was 12, on a Commodore 64. It's still the most magical experience I've had in gaming! Anyone else remember this gem from the seminal days of computer RPG's?

     
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    omg yes. this was the first RPG i ever played. and i was absolutely hooked after the first few minutes.

    I remember keeping a stack of papers full of my notes. I had all the locations of things, mantras, spells, quests written down ... so many hours of fun exploring that world.

    and the time i first discovered hidden doors in the castle! good times.
     
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    Greetings MightyUnclean
    My first Ultima was Ultima III. Each time I played thru it I discovered some extra dialog with NPCs I had not talked to before or hidden things in areas of the map that I had not been to before. It was great to just wander around and discover things. After playing it I went back and played UII and then went forward from there with UIV and the rest. All of them are great. I still play UII and UIII using an emulator. And now I have SotA to play so the memories continue for me.
     
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    Played Ultima IV on the C64 as well.
    With my brother, making notes and spreadsheets etc. Great memories.
     
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    I still have an Ultima IV-V-VI box set even though I no longer have a floppy drive on my computer.
     
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    Totally do! Great Memories.
     
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    It was my first Ultima so of course I remember
     
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    This was my experience as well...though I was 17 and not 12. Damn I'm old.
     
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    Me too. Vaslor is here playing SotA with me, just like old times.
     
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    Ultima 4 got me through my parents divorce. Not saying it was the best way to cope or manage. It was what I had.

    Ultima 4 was one of the only major things I "completed" in my life without any outside assistance. That and the Bar Exam. Think about it. Unless I knew someone playing (which I didn't) with whom I could share information, there was no way to get through the game other than with a notepad and graph paper. I was too young to know about or pay for "guides" if they even existed back then.

    Thank God for "Save Game".
     
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    My favorite! Ever!!
     
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    Tried playing the PC version from the CD-ROM collection under DOSBOX on an Android tablet a year or so ago. I learned it was not a good match for tablet play, because you gotta do your own mapping manually.