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- Why is the game called U3.5: Pax Britannia?
The official Ultima titles are sometimes referred to by their number preceded by a U. U3.5 is an unofficial Ultima title set between U3 and U4. Britannia is the Latin name of Roman Britain. Pax is the Latin for peace. Pax Britannia alludes to Pax Romana and Pax Britannica, long periods of relative peace under the Roman and British empires. The game title refers to the period between the fall of Exodus and the rule of Lord Blackthorn. You take the role of a diplomat. Your task is to negotiate the unification of Britannia under the rule of Lord British.
- What interface does the game use?
The game uses a similar interface to U3 through U5. The 2D view is top down with graphics somewhere between U4 and U5. The 3D view is fully rendered and comparable with U5. The viewport is 9×9 tiles as in U6.
- What platforms will U3.5 run on?
U3.5 is written for the ZX Spectrum +2B. This is a British 8-bit computer from 1987. However, emulators of this machine are available for all modern computers, games consoles, tablets, and smart phones.
- Is U3.5 free?
The game itself is free. U3.5 is written using the proprietary ZXodus][Engine game engine, and the game code is closed source. However, almost all of the games assets are published under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0) license.
- Do you accept donations?
No. That would be a breach of the non-commercial license.