Ultima Underworld: The Stygian Abyss (DOS)

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Ultima Underworld: The Stygian Abyss
Ultima Underworld - DOS - USA.jpg
Platform: DOS
Year: 1992
Developer: Blue Sky Productions
Buy: Amazon
For other games in the series see Ultima.

Ultima Underworld: The Stygian Abyss is an early 3D RPG set in the Ultima universe. You play the Avatar wrongly imprisoned in the Stygian Abyss for kidnapping the king's daughter. In order to get out again, you must brave the depths of the dangerous failed society that fell to pieces underground, find the poor girl, and return to the surface.

The game used a powerful 3D engine for the time, which featured textured walls, slanted walls, floors, and ceilings, and dynamic lighting. All this, and it was released before Wolfenstein 3D!

Screenshots

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The title screen.

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Scrapping it up with a goblin.


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Music

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The music for Ultima Underworld was composed by the legendary "Fat Man", George Sanger and another member of Team Fat, David Govett. Together they put together a very nice soundtrack with foreboding ambiance and powerful combat music. The soundtrack was recorded using a Roland MT-32 synthesizer. The titles are unofficial and based on their game location.

Recording

# Title Composer Length Listen Download
01 Introduction George Sanger, David Govett 2:08
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02 Dark Abyss George Sanger, David Govett 1:57
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03 Descent George Sanger, David Govett 2:06
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04 Wanderer George Sanger, David Govett 2:10
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05 Battlefield George Sanger, David Govett 0:38
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06 Combat George Sanger, David Govett 0:36
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07 Injured George Sanger, David Govett 0:29
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08 Armed George Sanger, David Govett 0:47
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09 Victory George Sanger, David Govett 0:10
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10 Death George Sanger, David Govett 0:34
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11 Fleeing George Sanger, David Govett 0:08
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12 Maps & Legends George Sanger, David Govett 1:05
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Credits

(Source: 1, 2)

Game Rip

Format

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The XMI music and VOC sound effects can be found in the .\SOUNDS folder from the root install path. There are two versions of the XMI. The ones with a UW prefix on the file name are for MIDI output (Roland MT-32, LAPC-I, etc.) the ones with an AW prefix are for OPL2 output (AdLib, Sound Blaster, etc.). The rip also contains SysEx data, but it's the default MT-32 SysEx instrument patches.

Audio Devices

Music

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Sound

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(Source: Music, Speech)

Despite supporting a number of devices for music, all sound effects are sent to the PC Speaker.

Releases

  USA.svg   USA
Ultima Underworld - DOS - USA.jpg
Title: Ultima Underworld: The Stygian Abyss
Platform: DOS
Released: 1992-03-??
Publisher: Origin Systems, Inc.
  EU.svg   EU
Ultima Underworld - DOS - EU.jpg
Title: Ultima Underworld: The Stygian Abyss
Platform: DOS
Released: 1992-??-??
Publisher: Origin Systems, Inc.

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