Ophidian Dragon blogs his way through the entire Ultima series, from beginning to end.

Monday, March 19, 2007

Old Chats

I don't think these chats with Lord British are archived anywhere else on the Internet. They are from 1984-1994, and were acquired by me some time ago from the CompuServe network, back when they existed. They are an intriguing sinsight into the development of the games.

Most interesting is the fact that some of the more absurd conversations in Ultima IV might have been, in fact, written by fans! Read the chats now and see for yourself!

More updates when I get a little gaming in tomorrow.

5 comments:

Ultimate Carl said...

Hey, these are really cool! Thanks!

don_starlancer said...

Really interesting and insightful stuff. I've been a Ultima fan since my dad gave me his old Atari computer as a child.

Ravenholm said...

And since the source link doesn't work anymore, then these chat logs are lost forever. Or...?

Quadko said...

Internet archive to the rescue: http://web.archive.org/web/20110901192746/http://vorlon.case.edu/~zwb2/Ultima/UltimaChats.html

Anonymous said...

Each of the chats ends in the middle of a word - Ophidian, is this how your local files are, or was there an FTP error?

For example: here's the end of the 1984 chat, verbatim:

(1,LORD BRITISH) THERE IS NO THIEF TYPE CLASS...
(1,LORD BRITISH) INSTEAD THERE IS A TINKER CLA

(end of file)