Settlement maps preview

I only have room in the engine for 16 ‘towns’ and Lord British’s Castle uses two of them, so merging the Montors was necessary. My supposition is that the two got smooshed together before being abandoned entirely by the time of U4. Scaling from 64×64 towns to 32×32 towns was bad enough. 128×64 was worse, but I’ve managed to keep the main shops.




Is there much canon information about what happened between Ultima 3 and 4?

With this question, posed to the UDIC Facebook group, U3.5: Pax Britannia was born. Initially nameless, briefly known as Ultima 3.5 before the registered trademark of Electronic Arts was dropped from the title, and subsequently sub-titled Pax Britannia, this is where it all started:

Well, except for that earlier incarnation as ZXU4 for the Chloe 280SE, but that’s a story for another day.