Exult Alpha 2 Released
8:50 AM | Andy Largent | Comment on this story
A new update to Exult has been released recently, adding many features to this open-source port of the classic Ultima 7. The project is intended to move the popular DOS game from the early 90's onto more modern hardware and operating systems, by recompiling the source and using the original Ultima 7 data files. Alpha 2, this newest release, adds many features and fixes many bugs with the previous version. Here's a list of some of the changes made:
Serpent Island is now partially playable! Check out the Exult web site for more information on the project. It's available for many operating systems, as well as the source code if you're of the programming persuasion. Download Exult 0.91alpha2 now to try it out.
Paperdolls in Black Gate!
Dynamic keybindings (this also fixes the 'z' vs. 'y' bug on german keyboards)
Improved BG intro (plasma screen, animations, etc)
Reworked audio subsystem
Massive code restructuring and cleanup
Tons of other fixes and improvements
SDL Web Site
In related news, the Simple DirectMedia Layer on which Exult and other cross-platform applications are based, has been updated to version 1.1.8 recently. This is great news, because it now supports many Mac-specific fixes, and finally OS X! This means you can likely expect a OS X version of Exult in the next incarnation. Check out the SDL web site if you're planning a cross-platform game of your own.
Exult Web Site
Download Exult 0.91alpha2
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