How to get, install, and play Ultima VII on a modern computer

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    or you buy it on good old games gog.com
    buy it, install it, start it, enjoy it.
     
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    Yes, that's the general idea. I simply gave a more detailed instruction, including downloading Exult, which improves the graphical quality of U7 significantly.
     
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    Step one: Lots of booze :p

    I can only look back fondly at fighting the Voodoo Memory Management system at the time, because it was seriously a PITA trying to get it to run sometimes :D
     
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    More people should play this masterpiece so that they understand why we Ultima/SP fans want SotA to be more like Ultima 7.
     
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    The gog.com download runs perfectly on Windows 10, no tweaking necessary.
     
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    When I once bought U7 from gog.com I had problems with the screen resolution - more exact with the aspect ratio. But I was able to fix it via editing the dosboxULTIMA7.conf.

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    If the map looks like a square the aspect ratio is okay - otherwise you have a minor problem ;)
     
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    Alt-Enter also works a lot for making games fullscreen. Not sure why they tend to try and window stuff a lot :p
     
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    In general I prefer fullscreen - no distraction, just the game. Otherwise I have a 4K-monitor and I write a journal during playing. In this case window mode is very handy. I'm using a window resolution of 2240x1400 and I have enough room for my journal. And aehm... for a dictionary :D

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    Dang... ok, I need to get off my butt and get my website back up, so I can have my U7 and SI Who's Who available again :D
     
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    i must say that i could not stand the controls and the angel in which the game is presented. I tried 14 times to play it after 2-3 minuts i get bored and frustrated over it ^^ so i think for me i never will play a ultima game
     
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    You have - or have had - a website? This sounds interesting. I really would appreciate a republish :)
     
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    Did you download Exult for free and use it? The control and the playability of U7 improves, too.
     
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    I never needed to buy it past the Ultima Collection CD, dosbox works great, if you want dosbox alternative try exult. Exult isn't exactly like the original, but it's pretty close. W/dosbox might need moslo to slow it down to emulate the slow speed of computers of the early 90s.