• Genre: RPG
  • Platform: Amiga, Apple //e, Atari 800, Atari ST, Commodore 64, MS-DOS, MSX2, NES, Sega Master System, Windows, X68000
  • Developer: Origin Systems
  • Publisher: Electronic Arts
  • Release year: 1985

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  • DOSBox GOG version last published 1 year, 5 months ago

    This script will facilitate you install of this game on Linux OS: "Ultima IV - Quest of the Avatar" GOG edition with DOSBox runner. This script uses Ultima IV Upgrade Patch project: http://www.moongates.com/u4/upgrade/Upgrade.htm During install please let all options by default. Big thanks to people who gave their time to permit us playing this game in the best conditions on Linux platform.

    - With Ultima IV Upgrade Patch 1.3
    - Keys: "Alt+V": music on/off - "Ctrl+F9" to quit.
    - Please report issue concerning this script on my Github page:

  • Linux XU4 version last published 1 year, 5 months ago

    Runs Ultima IV natively on Linux. No emulator required, thanks to the XU4 project. While it can be made to work with the "Ultima IV - Quest of the Avatar" GOG edition, by default it just uses the version that Origin released for free in 1997 and makes installation a little easier. A scan of the cloth map provided with Ultima IV can be found at: http://www.dengler.net/xedragon/hrump/u4-100.jpg and the manual can be read at: https://archive.org/details/c64man_ultima4

    Adjust display scaling with the argument -s and a multiplier. U4 was originally 320x200.
    Requires that both libxml2-dev and libsdl-mixer1.2-dev packages be installed in order to build properly.
    In addition to the regular enhanced music provided by XU4, this installer also uses the Ultima IV Upgrade Patch project: http://www.moongates.com/u4/upgrade/Upgrade.htm

Prepare yourself for a grand adventure! Ultima™ IV, sixteen times larger than Ultima™ III, is a milestone in computer gaming. Lord British has produced a game to challenge not only your physical and mental skills, but the true fabric of your character.

The evil triad of Mondain, Minax, and the hellspawn Exodus have been vanquished and peace reigns throughout the land of Britannia.

Evil yet abounds, but in isolated pockets and in the hearts of men. A new age awaits the coming of one who can conquer evil on all frontiers through mastery of both magic and the use of force. Daemons, dragons, and long-dead wizards still plague the countryside and must be destroyed. The seeker on the path of the Avatar will face hostile groups composed of mixed enemy types and will survive such encounters only by strategic use of weapons and terrain. Earthly victories over seemingly impossible odds lead to the final conflict, where the ultimate challenge - the self - awaits.

* Arguably the title responsible for the Ultima™ series' legend and the first RPG to break the “kill the bad guy and save the world” cliché
* A revolutionary title with a story so deep and complex that that it should be taught in schools
* Many hours of truly epic adventure in the vast and diverse world of Sosaria