Akalabeth: World of Doom

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Akalabeth: World of Doom
Akalabeth: World of Doom cover
Richard Garriott
Release dates
Mac OS January 1, 1980
DOS February 28, 1998
Windows December 24, 2014[1]
macOS (OS X) December 24, 2014[1]
Linux December 24, 2014[1]
Akalabeth: World of Doom at Wikipedia
Akalabeth: World of Doom 1980
Ultima II: The Revenge of the Enchantress 1982
Ultima III: Exodus 1983
Ultima IV: Quest of the Avatar 1985
Ultima I: The First Age of Darkness 1987
Ultima V: Warriors of Destiny 1988
Ultima VI: The False Prophet 1990
Worlds of Ultima: The Savage Empire 1990
Ultima Worlds of Adventure 2: Martian Dreams 1991
Ultima VII: The Black Gate 1992
Ultima Underworld: The Stygian Abyss 1992
Ultima Underworld II: Labyrinth of Worlds 1993
Ultima VII Part Two: Serpent Isle 1993
Ultima VIII: Pagan 1994
Ultima Online 1997
Ultima IX: Ascension 1999

Key points

Also titled Ultima 0 - Akalabeth.
Available for free

General information

The Codex of Ultima Wisdom - A huge wiki for the series
GOG.com Community Discussions for game series
GOG.com Support Page


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
DRM details are not known
Use DOSBox for DOS version.
Mac OS
Includes both the unofficial DOS port and the official 1998 DOS port/remake. Both versions are pre-packaged with DOSBox.[2]
macOS (OS X)

Version differences[edit]

The DOS port of the game (first released in 1998 as part of the Ultima Collection) adds CGA colours and MIDI music.

Game data[edit]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
DOS <path-to-game>\PLAYER.U0
Windows <path-to-game>\PLAYER.U0
Mac OS
macOS (OS X)
This game does not save any settings.
It's unknown whether this game follows the XDG Base Directory Specification on Linux. Please fill in this information.

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy

Video settings[edit]

Graphics settings (GOG.com version)
Graphics settings (GOG.com version)

Input settings[edit]

Audio settings[edit]

Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
All speech is text-based.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost


Language UI Audio Sub Notes

Other information[edit]


Technical specs Supported Notes
DOS video modes CGA 1998 DOS port/remake only.
64-bit executable

System requirements[edit]

Operating system (OS) XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1
Processor (CPU)
System memory (RAM)
Hard disk drive (HDD)
macOS (OS X)
Operating system (OS) 10.6.8
Processor (CPU)
System memory (RAM)
Hard disk drive (HDD)
Operating system (OS) Ubuntu 14.04, Mint 17
Processor (CPU)
System memory (RAM)
Hard disk drive (HDD)


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Free release: Akalabeth: World of Doom + Ultima Series holiday special stream ● GOG.com
  2. List of GOG games using DOSBox, page 1 - Forum - GOG.com