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[01:03:28] <SB-X> Hi.
[01:04:38] <Coren_> Hullo.
[03:50:50] <Coren_> Of Nuvie fame, yes?
[03:51:44] <SB-X> Is Nuvie famous yet?
[03:52:46] <Coren_> It is for me. :-)
[03:53:24] <SB-X> then maybe yes
[03:53:55] <SB-X> In fact I'd like to get UW2 to try it, but I need to get MD&SE first for Nuvie.
[03:54:21] <SB-X> to try LoW*
[03:54:41] <Coren_> I had guessed. :-)
[03:55:11] <SB-X> i've posted a few times on our new forum with this name
[03:55:18] <SB-X> http://nuvie.sf.net/phorum
[03:56:10] * Coren_ passingly mentions rumors of abandonware sites holding archives of older ultimas including UW2. Not that I recommend frequenting sites of dubious legality or going against laws of your wherever you are. :-)
[03:56:33] <Coren_> Yeah, I had seen the forum, that's how I associated your name with Nuvie. :-)
[03:56:43] <SB-X> it might just fall off the truck someday!
[03:56:56] <SB-X> i'll probably play UW2 on its own first before trying low
[03:57:43] <Coren_> I hope you still have a DOS partition handy. It doesn't like Win32 >= 2K /or/ dosbox /or/ dosemu /or/ bochs.
[03:58:30] <Coren_> But if you haven't played UW2 then yes, you should. IMHO it's the best storyline of the saga.
[03:58:38] <SB-X> I still use MSDOS for old games.
[03:58:53] <SB-X> of the Ultima saga or of the UW saga?
[03:59:38] <Coren_> Ultima saga. UW1 is not quite /in/ the saga even though it was retconned as canon, but UW2 lies between VIIa and VIIb
[04:00:19] <SB-X> my favorite is U6
[04:00:29] <SB-X> oh, i think i told you that already
[04:00:45] <SB-X> what happened in UW1?
[04:03:31] <Coren_> The Avatar makes an involuntary sidetrip in a strangely independent Stygian Abyss; with no interaction with the rest of Britania. Save-the-princess scenario that is very much generic. What happened is that TTLG didn't know while they were making it wether they would be using the Ultima world at all until the very last minute, so they had an easy way out by simply stripping all Britannian references.
[04:04:49] <Coren_> The primary merits of UW1 was its technical prowess. References to the Ultima world are superficial.
[04:05:19] <Coren_> BRB
[04:07:49] <SB-X> ah k
[04:12:52] <Coren_> UW2, on the other hand, meshes perfectly between 7a and 7b, and gives a great deal of background on the Guardian.
[04:13:02] <Coren_> (Incidentally invalidating much of U9 in the process)
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