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    Default Want a Baldurs Gate-like cRPG on your PSP? Check here - Ultima 7: The Black Gate.

    One of the best PC computer RPG's ever ported straight to PSP - Ultima 7: The Black Gate (and Ultima 7 pt.2: The Serpent Isle). ExultPSP is a port of the Ultima's engine. It requires the game files to run properly.



    Homepage of the port:

    http://www.thefoodsucks.com/chuckles/

    Use this version for SLIM

    http://www.thefoodsucks.com/exultpsp.v2.2.slim.cfw.zip
    (readme) - http://www.thefoodsucks.com/ExultPSP_readme.txt

    Use this version for PHAT

    http://dl.qj.net/PSPExult-v2.1.8-bug...4834/catid/195


    Game files:

    U7: Black Gate

    http://www.abandonia.com/en/games/10...lack+Gate.html

    U7 pt.2: Serpent Isle

    http://www.abandonia.com/en/games/43...pent+Isle.html


    ! READ README.TXT FOR CONTROLS AND INSTALLATION !


    The game is a legend. It's huge, immersive and amazing. It is non-linear and features a HUGE, HUGE open world. Download the game's manual from abandonia AND READ IT BEFOREHAND (it's also included in the game's archive - pdf format). The game was done in the period of lenghty manuals which contained game art and story. Just read the story of Batlin to be properly prepared.

    Ultima 7 pt.2: Serpent Isle is the game you should play AFTER you finish the Black Gate (which is going to take you a looong time).
    Unfortunately, the PSP PHAT version of ExultPSP doesn't support Serpent Isle yet. Possibly in the future, and there's no way you'd finish Black Gate in a week anyway.

    The PHAT version also features some OUT OF MEMORY crashes. If you play it for too long, it can crash giving you OUT OF MEMORY error. Don't worry, you should play over 40 mins-1 hour stretches without any worries. Just quit and reload, it takes 30 seconds at best. I recommend to save and reload every time you did some long-distance travel in the game.
    It's perfectly playable (I am playing on FAT PSP myself).

    Protip:

    Don't steal too much in the game - IOLO or other characters can leave you and never return. You also get a bad ending for doing so. Just don't do it TOO MUCH. Plus, you can't really sell anything you steal, only gold nuggets, gold bars, clothes (which you could also make), bread (which you can also bake) and gems are sellable.

    Neither version supports Sleep Mode. Don't put your PSP in Sleep or the game will crash.

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    A short introduction of the game:

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    For some of you that don't know Origin and founder Richard Garriot (who I heard still goes by the name Lord British) were responsible for the RPG series Ultima. A lot of the Ultima series was either hit or miss but you had to respect what Garriot had accomplished as a self-made programmer. His talent would come out in full force though with the creation of the 7th Ultima game.

    Ultima 7


    The story, surprisingly, was a rather deep one. You, of course, are the avatar who once again returns to Britannia to fix what has be wronged. There has been strange ritualistic murders and apparently most or all of Britannia's magic users have either lost their minds or simply can not cast magic anymore. As the Avatar, your job is to investigate these phenomena's and save Britannia once again. I would delve more into the story but there are so many little facets to it that it would take up this whole blog to go over it.

    The first thing one might notice when playing U7 is that the game looks a lot more violent. When you first step through the moongate into Britannia you are greeted to a corpse in a barn that has pretty much been mutilated. Although the graphics barrier pretty much held back on what one could consider "gore" in a video game, Ultima 7 starts the game off by greeting you to a bloodied corpse as if saying "Theres more where that came from".


    What a way to start an adventure...

    Which leads to the next startling revelation about the game: It is extremely open ended. How extreme? How about going into a farm town and killing everyone, including children, and then ransacking the town afterwards? May not seem like that big of a deal in today's gaming age but back in 1992 I would say it was pretty revolutionary. Like most open ended games, you were allowed to go about the game at your own pace and choosing. You could explore Britannia's many dungeons and forest or just go reagent hunting instead of doing the main story. Even if you chose to do the story it didn't give you a set mission rather than just an objective that you had to solve in one or many ways. Quite the change from the old Ultima and many RPGs of its time.

    (...)

    So why was this game great? Simple answer is that the game just had so much to it. You could buy horses or carriages for transportation, you could rob people or just murder everyone you saw and still be able to complete the game, and the story was long and thorough and yet not complicated enough to make you just give up on it and freelance the whole game.


    http://www.destructoid.com/blogs/Tra...te-76533.phtml
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    One of the best games you could ever have on your PSP.

    Now if you have any questions regarding the installation, just shoot right away in this thread.

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    definitely one of the best RPGs ever.

    and also, Ultima VII isn't freeware, so you probably shouldn't be linking it. -_-

    and the slim version should work on phat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xitherun View Post
    definitely one of the best RPGs ever.

    and also, Ultima VII isn't freeware, so you probably shouldn't be linking it. -_-

    and the slim version should work on phat.
    1) Ultima VII is abandonware. Sure, there's technically no such thing, but it's not like anyone's capitalizing on that title nowadays. I'm damn sure no one's complaining to Abandonia (which removes every game they receive a complain for). It's not piracy, it's just linking to a cult classic which is no longer being available for purchase.

    2) Slim version crashes on Phat after traveling a little bit. There's no proper Phat memory allocation in that version as it was build specifically for the Slim.
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    Double post.

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