#exult@irc.freenode.net logs for 5 May 2003 (GMT)

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[09:11:14] <wjp> hi
[09:14:53] <DarkeZzz> Hi.
[09:25:09] <SB-X> hello
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[12:06:47] <wjp> hi
[12:07:02] <Colourless> hi
[12:07:39] <Colourless> so, anyone header the rumour.... ultima x is 'supposed' to be in development
[12:07:52] <wjp> eh?
[12:08:02] <wjp> by who?
[12:08:17] <Colourless> EA of course
[12:08:34] <wjp> any info about it anywhere?
[12:08:37] <DarkeZzz> I don't think even EA is *that* desperate. *grin*
[12:08:38] <Colourless> or what remains of origin.... supposed to be a mmorpg
[12:09:07] <wjp> an attempt to resurrect UO2's code or something?
[12:09:24] <Colourless> UO Stratics has picked up some reports from some fan sites that some info has appeared in the June issue of GMR Magazine where Jeff Green of Computer Gaming World reveals what seem like pretty firm plans for a new MMO Ultima game. Here's a bit: "For over a year now, Origin has been quietly woodshedding Ultima-X its new MMORPG. And itís going to surprise you. I can't say anything just yet except maybe three quick words: Unreal Warfare engine."
[12:10:00] <Colourless> uo2 was supposed to have been years behind schedule when it was canned
[12:10:13] <Colourless> looks like they might have decided to start over :-)
[12:10:15] <DarkeZzz> Looks like they are that desperate. *grin*
[12:10:48] <Fingolfin> what, UX ?
[12:10:56] <Fingolfin> <shudder>
[12:11:07] <DarkeZzz> IIRC, there was an advert for a 3d programmer experienced in the Unreal engine to be hired by origin/ea, floating around a couple of months back, maybe that's related.
[12:11:14] <Fingolfin> well
[12:11:23] <Fingolfin> who said surprises are always good? there are bad surprises, too
[12:11:31] <wjp> what's the Unreal Warfare engine? :-)
[12:11:31] * DarkeZzz grins.
[12:11:33] * Fingolfin wonders what a FPS ultima would be like 8-)
[12:11:47] * wjp tries to get that idea out of his head
[12:11:49] <DarkeZzz> Fingolfin: Ultima IX? *grin*
[12:12:11] <Colourless> probably will end up being an everquest knockoff
[12:12:25] <Colourless> FPS ultima = Ultima Underworld, duh :-)
[12:12:40] <DarkeZzz> Or rather by the time it comes out, an EQ2 knockoff. *grin*
[12:13:07] <Fingolfin> FPS = First Person *Shooter*, folks. not even U IX qualifies as that I think :-)
[12:13:37] <Colourless> you have a bow in uix, and you can go into first person mode
[12:13:46] <wjp> Fingolfin: well, you did have that fireball spell... :-)
[12:14:17] <DarkeZzz> Oh, you'll be wanting Might & Magic Legends then, billed as 'Counter-strike for a fantasy generation'. Got the box right here. *grin*
[12:15:55] <DarkeZzz> Doesn't play too badly, pity it seemed to flop. It's basically just a fps based around the M&M9 engine, uses the same textures, models and everything from what I saw. *grin* They probably made their money back on it anyway no matter how badly it did, doesn't look like they had to spend much development time on it. *grin*
[12:16:50] <DarkeZzz> It'd be more fun if it *didn't* play like counter-strike, IMO. One death and you're out just doesn't fit well with the fantasy rpg theme. *grin*
[12:17:33] <Colourless> Ultima 8: one death, and you're dead :-)
[12:18:13] <DarkeZzz> Colourless: One quick-load and you're alive again, having lost a few minutes of time. *grin*
[12:19:01] <DarkeZzz> Waiting around even for 5 minutes in this game is teadious, and it's a little too easy to die, given you've got to deal with enviromental hazards (aka, monsters) as well as players.
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[19:19:10] <artaxerxes> hi all !
[19:23:14] <artaxerxes> did you guys notice how fast the descriptions from text.flx now disappear in Exult ?
[19:25:59] <wjp> looks ok here
[19:26:25] <wjp> stays 1 or 2 seconds
[19:37:21] <wjp> hm, exult does seem to be a lot faster with formation following
[19:37:28] <wjp> CPU usage is at about 5% while walking
[19:50:10] <artaxerxes> yeah, it's amazing!
[19:50:35] <artaxerxes> here, on windows and linux, the text appears for 1/5 of a second
[19:56:12] <wjp> that's rather short, yes
[19:56:33] <wjp> does gametime run way too fast too?
[20:11:05] <artaxerxes> nope. Slow actually
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[21:03:40] <Dominus> hey ho
[21:07:50] <artaxerxes> hi
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[21:08:50] <artaxerxes> bye all!
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