Ultima VIII: Pagan

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Ultima VIII: Pagan
Ultima VIII: Pagan cover
Developers
Origin Systems
Publishers
Electronic Arts
Release dates
DOS March 15, 1994
Windows April 19, 2012[1]
macOS (OS X) April 23, 2013[2]
Ultima VIII: Pagan 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

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
Floppies or CD-ROM.
DOS
GOG.com
DRM-free
Gold Edition. Includes the Speech Pack add-on. Pre-packaged with DOSBox.[3]
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Origin
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Not available in some regions. Pre-packaged with DOSBox.
Windows

Version differences[edit]

The Gold Edition is a complete edition which includes the Speech Pack add-on.

Downloadable content (DLC) and expansions

Name Notes
Speech Pack Included in all Gold Edition releases (both retail and digital).
DOS

Essential improvements[edit]

Patches[edit]

The v2.12 Patch fixes various issues with the English, German and French floppy versions of the game. CD-ROM and digital versions are already patched.

Pentagram[edit]

Pentagram allows running the game at higher resolutions and has other enhancements.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
DOS <path-to-game>\U8.INI
Windows <path-to-game>\U8.INI
macOS (OS X)
U8.INI contains installation settings; in-game settings are stored in each save rather than shared.
Pentagram settings are in pentagram.ini, located in %APPDATA%\Pentagram\ on Windows, ~/Library/Application Support/Pentagram/ on OS X or ~/.pentagram/ on Linux.

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
DOS <path-to-game>\SAVEGAME\
Windows <path-to-game>\SAVEGAME\
macOS (OS X)
SGHEADER.DAT contains save game names.
Pentagram saves are in %APPDATA%\Pentagram\u8-save\ on Windows, ~/Library/Application Support/Pentagram/u8-save/ on OS X or ~/.pentagram/u8-save/ on Linux.

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Origin

Video settings[edit]

In-game options menu.
In-game options menu.
Graphics settings (GOG.com version)
Graphics settings (GOG.com version)

Widescreen resolution[edit]

Set Pentagram resolution[4]
  1. Install Pentagram.
  2. Run Pentagram once to generate the necessary files.
  3. Go to the Pentagram game data folder.
  4. Open pentagram.ini.
  5. Set width and height to your actual output resolution.
  6. Set scalex and scaley to the resolution to scale from (e.g. half of the output resolution).
  7. Save your changes.

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
For DOSBox set in the DOSBox configuration file.
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
For DOSBox use the DOSBox Mapper (see the glossary page for other workarounds).

Audio settings[edit]

Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
On/off only.
Surround sound
Subtitles
Most dialogue is text-only.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

The Italian, Chinese, Korean and Polish retail versions only have the manuals translated, not the game itself.[5][6][7][8]
Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
German
French
Spanish
Spanish retail only. Not available digitally.
Japanese
Japanese retail only. Speech is in English.[9]

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
64-bit executable

System requirements[edit]

DOS
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 5 6.2
Processor (CPU) Intel 486 33 MHz Intel Pentium
System memory (RAM) 4 MB 8 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 35 MB
Video card (GPU) VGA graphics card
Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP, Vista
Processor (CPU) 1.8 GHz
System memory (RAM) 512 MB 1 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 45 MB
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