Lord British's Castle - Ultima III: Exodus
- This page is for the Ultima III: Exodus song, for more titles see Lord British's Castle.
As the name suggests, Lord British's Castle is the song that plays when you are inside Lord British's Castle.
Subsequent Ultima games also feature songs unofficially titled Lord British's Castle, but while the titles are the same, the music is different each time.
The unofficial title Lord British's Castle was used for this song because it is played when you are exploring Lord British's Castle. Another common Internet title is Castles, which is a minor misnomer, as the tune only ever plays in a single castle. Ken Arnold should be contacted for the official name of this song, failing that, game files should be checked for a proper title.
Ultima III: Exodus (A2)
This is the original version of the song as composed by Ken Arnold. In addition to playing in Lord British's castle, it also plays during the musical credits if you select the Mockingboard as your sound source. The song is rendered on the AY-3-8930 chip of the Mockingboard.
Ultima III: Exodus (A8)
The Atari 8-bit port has comparable music that is used in the same place as the original Apple II release.
Ultima III: Exodus (C64)
When the game was ported to the Commodore 64, the music was arranged for the SID chip, probably by Ken Arnold, but it may have been done by the game's porter, Chuck Bueche. The music functions in the same manner as the Apple II release, but has a "buzzy" sound compared to the original.
The song is track 3 in the SID file and plays on the 6581.
Ultima III: Exodus (AMI)
The Amiga port features similar music and used in the same places as the original game.
Ultima III: Exodus (AST)
The Atari ST port features similar music and used in the same places as the original game.
Ultima III: Exodus (PC98)
In addition to the normal Lord British's Castle theme, the PC-98 port includes a remixed version of the song that plays during the game's ending credits. This version emulates a brass trumpet, but is played at a quieter volume than the original. It's also a little longer because it includes additional notes played in the style of the original song.
The songs are rendered on the YM2203 (OPN). Lord British's Castle uses the file name M03.BIN and the Credits theme uses the file name M11.BIN.
Ultima III: Exodus (PC88)
Like the PC-98 port, the PC-88 renders the song on the YM2203, but at a lower quality.
Ultima III: Exodus (GBC)
A bootleg Game Boy Color part was made which includes this song rendered on the APU of the Game Boy's DMG-CPU B.