The last of the cardinal Ultima series, finishing the storyline of the Avatar. By default the game includes SafeDisc protection, but a fan-made patch (1.19) removes the SafeDisc protection without needing an actual No CD crack. The game is playable under Wine, but suffers from black/silent movie playback (either move the movie directory or wait for their allotted duration to elapse).
Basic controls, movement, looking around, combatSubtitles, audio playback (including music)
What does not
Mouse pointer missing when reading books - it is there but it is drawn under inventory - it is possible to guess where it is but it is annoying. - Wine bug 13683.
What was not tested
Play thru from beginning to end.....only played for - for a few hours.
I am just adding this information since there has been no recent reports since Wine 1.2. The game is possible to play through. The following keys can be used to get around the book problems / shop problems. The following keys can be used. ctrl+m = open_world_map ctrl+s = journal_save ctrl+l = journal_load ctrl+o = journal_options ctrl+j = journal_diary_last_page ctrl+k = journal_diary_first_page ctrl+b = journal_bestiary ctrl+t = journal_history ctrl+z = journal_stats You can use the "left number-keys" to answer the questions or turn the pages. "Right mouse" button to left bookmode. Also "page-up/down" and "esc" are useable in bookmode. With button "j" you can save. At restart the last savegame will be loaded. You still need to do this as well: HOWTO get text, menus and toolbelt to render properly Install the game as normal Open the "Options.ini" file inside the program directory Scroll to the Subsection marked [Game] Locate the paramter "MultiPassChromakey" Change the value to 0 (The default is 2) This should make all the in-game text/speech, item descriptions, inventory, tool belt/HUD and Spellbook/Books/Journal render properly.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Ubuntu 18.04 "Bionic" amd64 (+variants like Kubuntu)||Sep 30 2018||3.16-staging||Yes||Yes||Yes||Gold||Friedrich Delgado Friedrichs|
|Current||Mac OS X 10.6 "Snow Leopard"||Feb 01 2011||1.3.12||Yes||Yes||Bronze||an anonymous user|
|Show||Debian GNU/Linux 5.x "Lenny" x86_64||Mar 07 2010||1.1.40||Yes||Yes||Bronze||an anonymous user|
|Show||Gentoo Linux x86_64||Oct 18 2008||1.1.6||Yes||Yes||Bronze||an anonymous user|
Install the game as normal
Open the "Options.ini" file inside the program directory
Scroll to the Subsection marked [Game]
Locate the paramter "MultiPassChromakey"
Change the value to 0 (The default is 2)
This should make all the in-game text/speech, item descriptions, inventory, tool belt/HUD and Spellbook/Books/Journal render properly.
The game occasionally will corrupt the default savegame (Which is always the last game you saved). This symptoms of this are the game crashing immediately upon launch once you have already saved once in the game.
The best way to avoid this is to constantly save as new files. If the game begins crashing at launch, delete the last savegame you created from inside the Save directory. It can result in the game behaving like you have launched it for the first time, at which point you can retrieve the Journal and reload from a previous save.