Ultima V: Warriors of Destiny

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Ultima V: Warriors of Destiny
Ultima V: Warriors of Destiny cover
Developers
Origin Systems
Publishers
Electronic Arts
Release dates
DOS October 5, 1988
Windows September 8, 2011[1]
macOS (OS X) October 18, 2012[2]
Ultima V: Warriors of Destiny guide at StrategyWiki
Ultima V: Warriors of Destiny at Wikipedia
Ultima
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
Akalabeth: World of Doom 1998
Ultima IX: Ascension 1999

Key points

Characters can be imported from Ultima IV: Quest of the Avatar.
The PC version has improved graphics and performance over the Apple II and C64 versions.
Soundtrack is missing from the PC version. The U5 Upgrade adds the original soundtrack in MIDI format, supporting various sound cards and General MIDI. It also adds a theme from the Amiga version, when importing or creating a character.

General information

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

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
DRM details are not known
DOS
GOG.com
DRM-free
DOS version in DOSBox. Includes Ultima IV and Ultima VI. Pre-packaged with DOSBox.[3]
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Origin
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Not available in some regions. Pre-packaged with DOSBox.
Windows

Essential improvements[edit]

Import characters[edit]

Characters can be transferred from Ultima IV: Quest of the Avatar using a (virtual) floppy drive.
Copy PARTY.SAV[citation needed]
  1. Copy PARTY.SAV from the Ultima IV installation folder.
  2. Paste it into the Ultima V installation folder.
  3. Run the game, choose transfer (or press T) and follow the prompts.

U5 Upgrade[edit]

The U5 Upgrade adds MIDI music. Install with Ultima Patcher or manually following the readme.

Game data[edit]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
DOS <path-to-game>\SAVED.GAM
Windows <path-to-game>\SAVED.GAM
macOS (OS X)

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Origin

Video settings[edit]

Graphics settings (GOG.com version)
Graphics settings (GOG.com version)
Graphics option Option Notes
Widescreen resolution
320x200 only.
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
Set in Graphic Mode Setup (GOG.com) or toggle with Alt+ Enter.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Vertical sync (Vsync)
For DOSBox use an unofficial build (see the glossary page for other workarounds).
60 FPS and 120+ FPS

Input settings[edit]

Keyboard and mouse Native Notes
Remapping
For DOSBox use the DOSBox Mapper (see the glossary page for other workarounds).
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support

Audio settings[edit]

Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Toggle with Ctrl+S.
Surround sound
Subtitles
Everything is text-based.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English

Issues fixed[edit]

Black screen when transferring characters[edit]

Mount Ultima IV folder[citation needed]

See Import characters.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
64-bit executable

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP, Vista
Processor (CPU) 1.8 GHz
System memory (RAM) 512 MB 1 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD)
Video card (GPU) DirectX 7 compatible DirectX 9 compatible
macOS (OS X)
Minimum
Operating system (OS) 10.6.8
Processor (CPU) Intel Core Duo 2 GHz+
System memory (RAM) 1 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD)
Video card (GPU) 64 MB of VRAM

References