The purpose of this first Milestone Release is to demonstrate the world of Ultima 6 in its earliest stages. It’s an attempt to gather user feedback before we potentially go down the wrong path, while also introducing a broad testing base as early as possible into the development cycle.
This Milestone has bare-bones character creation but also introduces the player to the Gypsy’s realm, the non-interactive sequence detailing the Avatar’s capture/escape and exploration of Castle Britannia and its underlying sewers. Subsequent Milestones will include successive plot points and additional locations to travel to. The world of Ultima 6 is large and beautiful, but it’s also very different from Ultima 5. We hope you enjoy tinkering with an “in process” version of the game as Archon moves to complete the final version.
M1 represents years of technical research and implementation and could not have been possible without contributions from many individuals and groups. Thanks again for taking the time to review our work, and we hope you enjoy what we’ve wrought. And remember, as Bill and Ted once said, “Be excellent to each other.”
Download the Milestone Release
The 150Mb M1 Release is available for download here at U6P. To download it, right-click this link and save the installer to your hard drive.
To install, download the .zip file, and extract it into a temporary folder. Then, run the setup.exe program. It will set up all your shortcuts for you. Milestone 1 will take you through character generation, the opening sequence, Lord British’s castle, and the sewers below. Please leave feedback in the forums.
A few notes: If you have trouble getting it running, check the following:
- Remove all junk from your My Document\Dungeon Siege\Bits folder.
- Check to make sure there aren’t any stray .dsres or .dsmod files in
Program Files\Microsoft Games\Dungeon Siege\Resources or
Program Files\Microsoft Games\Dungeon Siege\mods.
To uninstall, use Windows Add/Remove Programs or the Uninstall shortcut in the Start Menu.