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Ultima Underworld II: Labyrinth of Worlds

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Ultima Underworld II: Labyrinth of Worlds
Ultima Underworld II: Labyrinth of Worlds cover
Developers
Looking Glass Technologies
Publishers
Origin Systems
Engines
Underworld engine
Release dates
DOS January 1993
Windows June 2, 2011[1]
macOS (OS X) October 18, 2012[2]
Ultima Underworld II: Labyrinth of Worlds 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

GOG.com Community Discussions for game series
GOG.com Support Page

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
DRM-free
Floppies or CD-ROM; see run in DOSBox (retail).
DOS
GOG.com
DRM-free
Pre-packaged with DOSBox.[3] Includes Ultima Underworld: The Stygian Abyss.
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Origin
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Not available in some regions.
Windows

Essential improvements[edit]

Patches[edit]

The Ultima Underworld 2 Patch is needed for floppy disk versions. The CD-ROM and GOG.com versions are already fully patched. An unofficial General MIDI patch is available here.

Run in DOSBox (retail)[edit]

To run correctly in DOSBox change cycles=auto to cycles=max.

Game data[edit]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
DOS <path-to-game>\SAVE*\
Windows <path-to-game>\SAVE*\
macOS (OS X) ~/Library/Application Support/Boxer/Gamebox States/com.gog.ultima-underworld-1+2/Current.boxerstate/C Ultima Underworld 1 and 2.harddisk/UNDEROM2
The SAVE1, SAVE2, SAVE3 and SAVE4 folders are save slots I-IV. SAVE0 is temporary storage, not a save.
In-game settings are stored in each save rather than shared.

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Origin

Video settings[edit]

General settings.
General settings.
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
120+ FPS
An alternate shades.dat is available here which will increase the overall brightness of the game without destroying it's atmosphere. Use it if you feel the game is too dark.

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
To avoid mouse lag, set "sensitivity=200"
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
Everything is text-only after the opening cutscene.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

French, German, Korean and Polish retail versions only have the manuals translated; the game itself is still in English.
Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English

Issues fixed[edit]

Piano footstep sounds (GOG.com)[edit]

The GOG.com version's sound is incorrectly configured by default, resulting in misplaced effects such as piano sounds for footsteps.[4]

Fix piano footsteps (Windows)[4]
  1. Go to DATA in the installation folder.
  2. Edit UW.CFG
  3. Replace 5 -1 -1 -1 sound with 2 7 220 1 sound
  4. Save your changes.
Fix piano footsteps (OS X)[citation needed]
  1. Go to Finder, Applications, Ultima Underworld 1+2.
  2. Right click Ultima Underworld 2 and choose Show Package Contents.
  3. Open Contents
  4. Open Resources
  5. Right click Ultima Underworld 2.boxer and choose Show Package Contents.
  6. Open C Ultima Underworld 1 and 2.harddisk
  7. Open UNDEROM2
  8. Open DATA
  9. Edit UW.CFG with TextEdit (right click, Open With)
  10. Replace 5 -1 -1 -1 sound with 2 7 220 1 sound
  11. Save your changes.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
64-bit executable

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Audio Audio Interface Library

System requirements[edit]

DOS
Minimum
Operating system (OS) DOS 3.3 or higher
Processor (CPU) IBM or 100% compatible 386SX, 386 or 486
System memory (RAM) 2 MB with Expanded Memory (EMS)
Hard disk drive (HDD) 11 MB
Video card (GPU) 256-color VGA graphics
Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP, Vista
Processor (CPU) 1.8 GHz
System memory (RAM) 512 MB 1 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 48 MB
Video card (GPU) DirectX 7 compatible DirectX 9 compatible
macOS (OS X)
Minimum
Operating system (OS) 10.6.8 (Snow Leopard) or later
Processor (CPU) Intel Core Duo 2 GHz+
System memory (RAM) 1 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 45 MB
Video card (GPU) 64 MB of VRAM

References