Back in its day, in 1994, Ultima 8 was a much-anticipated continuation of the legendary Ultima series of role playing games by Origin Systems. This game, as well as the whole Ultima series, is slowly fading into obscurity though. Electronic Arts purchased and then skillfully killed Origin, the effects of which are already visible in this specific game. So why should you go through the effort of playing it at all?
The much-beloved brown bread bin turned 38 this year. That’s a respectable age for any home computer, but it also means that many young whippersnappers will have a tough time getting to grips with it. This post explains the bare basics you’ll need to navigate around an emulated C64 and its disk drive. I’m primarily writing this for users of the MiSTer FPGA project, but I can also heartily recommend the Vice emulator for some good old free retro fun.