Skinny-dippin' in a sea of Lee, I'd propose on bended knee...
Ultima V: Lazarus is an exceedingly ambitious project that will greatly improve the graphics and sound in the PC version of Ultima V. However, that's not all. Rather than releasing an "upgrade patch" as happened with U4, what we're doing is a true from-the-ground-up remake of the gaming classic, Ultima V.
It will be built in the Dungeon Siege 3D RPG engine, which you can learn more about at DUNGEONSIEGE.COM and it will have brand new graphics, CD-quality orchestral music (including re-mastered versions of the original U5 music plus some new pieces), improved and expanded dialogue, and a much more "alive" design for the Underworld, amongst other improvements.
THE BEAUTIFUL DUNGEON SIEGE 3D ENGINE
ALL CD-QUALITY MUSIC, INCLUDING RE-MASTERED VERSIONS OF THE ORIGINAL ULTIMA V SONGS AND A VARIETY OF NEW PIECES.
3D-RENDERED INTRODUCTION, CUTSCENE, AND ENDGAME GRAPHICS.
NEW SIDE QUESTS.
DEEPER, RICHER PLOT.
IMPROVED AND EXPANDED TOWN AND DUNGEON MAPS.
A MUCH MORE "ALIVE" DESIGN FOR THE UNDERWORLD.
PENTIUM CLASS 300MHz
64 MB RAM SYSTEM MEMORY
175MB FREE HARD DRIVE SPACE
ULTIMA V:WARRIORS OF DESTINY*
DUNGEON SIEGE (SEPARATE GAME)
Ultima V: Lazarus is being produced completely nonprofit by a group of avid Ultima fans who call themselves "Team Lazarus." Lazarus will be available for users who own a copy of Gas-Powered Games' Dungeon Siege**, the engine we're modding.
Dungeon Siege will be required because Lazarus is a Siegelet for it and we do not own the rights to the Dungeon Siege engine.
Although we have not been prohibited from creating this project, we have thus far been unable to acquire written permission for Lazarus due to the continually changing senior staff at OSI. We are proceeding with our efforts in good faith that--because of the non-profit and non-damaging nature of our project (in addition to our positive intentions toward Origin, EA, and Ultima in general)--EA will refrain from shutting us down. The sole purpose of our project is to gain a working knowledge of game development through experience, not to turn a profit.
** Dungeon Siege is developed by Gas-Powered Games (GPG).
Ultima® & Lord British® are Registered Trademarks of Origin Systems, Inc. & Richard Garriott.
Ultima V: Warriors of Destiny © 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990 Origin Systems, Inc. All rights reserved.
Dungeon Siege © 2002 Gas-Powered Games. All Rights Reserved.
Ultima V: Lazarus is a fan-built recreation for Ultima V and is not affiliated in any way with Origin Systems, Inc. or Gas-Powered Games.