It seems that you're using an outdated browser. Some things may not work as they should (or don't work at all).
We suggest you upgrade newer and better browser like: Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer or Opera

×
high rated
Hey guys, I just uploaded a video demonstrating some patches I've written for Ultima Underworld II, most notably adding mouse-look + WASD controls to the game.

As shown in the video, the patches work in DOSBox (with Roland music), and they should work on 386 or 486 PC hardware. I don't have an old PC to test this with, but I would be delighted to hear from anyone who would like to try playing the game with my patches on old hardware.

I'm not allowed to post links here, but you'll find the video if you search "mouse look in Ultima Underworld II" on YouTube.

Cheers.

EDIT (as I am now able to post links):

The patches can be downloaded here:
https://github.com/JohnGlassmyer/UltimaHacks

Please report problems with the patches, or request any additional features, at the Github site, rather than on the GOG forums:
https://github.com/JohnGlassmyer/UltimaHacks/issues
Attachments:
Post edited November 14, 2018 by pocococo
Nice! Looks pretty awesome.

Here's the link:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IgVaLrpsApM
Any chance you’ll post a link to the patch?
avatar
shadowknight2814: Any chance you’ll post a link to the patch?
Hi. As linked to in the video description, my Github site has instructions and a little webpage that will apply the patch to your UW2.EXE.

https://github.com/JohnGlassmyer/UltimaHacks

Also, I have since ported the patches to Underworld I (The Stygian Abyss). Also available at my Github site.

(Also, I don't seem to receive email notifications of replies here.)
Post edited August 27, 2018 by pocococo
Tried and tried to get this to work with "game.gog" file. Added the patches, replacing the old .exes and rebuilt the ISO. Just does not start the game. Really would love to get this working.
any chance to fix some of the remaining bugs in UU1 and 2? like the inventory bug and some progession issues in UU2?
avatar
Nilok7: Tried and tried to get this to work with "game.gog" file. Added the patches, replacing the old .exes and rebuilt the ISO. Just does not start the game. Really would love to get this working.
avatar
Lord_Kane: any chance to fix some of the remaining bugs in UU1 and 2? like the inventory bug and some progession issues in UU2?
Unfortunately, GOG gives me no way to be notified when people post on this thread, so if you have issues running the games with my patches applied or if you'd like me to consider patching other parts of the games, please file Issues on my Github:

https://github.com/JohnGlassmyer/UltimaHacks/issues
Hmm, can you add a key to invert the mouse y-axis? I like to play with the mouse y-axis inverted.

EDIT: Thank you for making this patch. :) It works so far in UW1.

EDIT 2: Just a bug report. When i quit UW1 it hangs with a blinking cursor. I have to close Dosbox then.
Post edited November 14, 2018 by sk2k
avatar
pocococo: Hey guys, I just uploaded a video demonstrating some patches I've written for Ultima Underworld II, most notably adding mouse-look + WASD controls to the game.
Thanks. This patch really helped me enjoy Ultima Underworld again. I had gotten so used to mouse look and WASD controls that Underworld felt extremely awkward.

To provide a bit of feedback: Your patch worked flawlessly through a complete play through of Ultima Underworld 2 on macOS.
First off, I want to thank the OP/programmer for doing this impressive bit of hacking. While I've never had a problem with how Underworld handles input, this is an interesting quality of life enhancement.

Now, I will add that I had quite a bit of trouble actually applying the patches. I had to go through 3 web browsers across 2 OSes before I found one that would work with the patcher correctly (which turned out to be Firefox 63). I also had issues with what particular exe the UW patcher would accept. It would NOT accept the one from GOG, but strangely would accept the one from the dual-game CD release which I own. UW seems to sometimes lock up in DOSBox on exit, requiring it to be closed to finish the exit. I'm not sure if this is from the patch (I would assume) or if it's due to the specific version I used. The patch seems to work fine otherwise.

Patches like these should really be released as already patched files or using a win32 console application, that way you don't contend with the often massive differences in functionality from one browser to the next (often worse than dealing with multiple OSes).

To that end, for posterity, I'm releasing the files prepatched, so no one else has to trouble themselves with any of these issues :

UW : http://www.mediafire.com/file/22zwnjx8r51a22s/UWm.EXE/file
UW 2 : http://www.mediafire.com/file/3gn4xn3441clhey/UW2m.EXE/file
avatar
pocococo: Please report problems with the patches, or request any additional features, at the Github site, rather than on the GOG forums:
https://github.com/JohnGlassmyer/UltimaHacks/issues
I don't know how many people are going to be making accounts on Github just to post error reports outside the few who already have one (there aren't tons of programmers here). Realistically, I think you're probably going to need to check here to followup on errors and add them to your buglist yourself.

Additionally, I'd post the original message to the subforum on TTLG forums where you'll likely get your target audience; that being UW players.
Post edited August 31, 2019 by ColJohnMatrix
This is amazing! You sir, are doing the Lord's work. You've somehow made Underworld even more immersive than it already was. The movement fixes eg. the player's view not "bouncing" off walls, and actually walking where aiming, are especially nice touches.