Nuvie - An Engine for Ultima6, Martian Dreams and Savage Empire.
http://nuvie.sourceforge.net/ Version 0.5
What is Nuvie
Nuvie (Pronounced New-Vee) is an open source engine for Origin's games Ultima 6, Martian Dreams and The Savage Empire. It uses the original data files from the games. Nuvie currently runs on Linux, Mac OS X and Windows. It should be able to run on any platform that is supported by the SDL library.
Ultima 6 is completable and we are currently adding support for Martian Dreams and Savage Empire.
Nuvie requires LibSDL to compile. http://www.libsdl.org/
Compiling should (hopefully) be as simple as
Nuvie can be compiled for win32 using MinGW
Nuvie can be configured by editing the configuration file.
The config file will be automatically created the first time you launch Nuvie on Windows and Mac OS X environments.
On Windows Vista/7/8 the config file (nuvie.cfg) is located at
On Windows 2000/XP the config file (nuvie.cfg) is located at
\Documents and Settings\username\Application Data\Nuvie\
On Windows NT4 the config file (nuvie.cfg) is located at
On Windows 95/98/ME the config file (nuvie.cfg) lives alongside the nuvie.exe file.
On Mac OS X the configuration file is called "Nuvie Preferences" and lives in
the following directory.
Linux users will need to manually create a config file in either
A sample config file has been included nuvie.cfg.sample
All the keyboard commands from the original game should be available in Nuvie.
It is possible to drag and drop items from your inventory.
Nuvie supports the english language speech and sfx from the FM-Towns version of Ultima VI. You can enable FM-Towns support with the following options in the config file.
config/ultima6/townsdir to the location of your FM-Towns U6 data files.
Nuvie currently supports the following scalers.
Note! These scaler names are case-sensitive in the config file.
We are always looking for people to help out with the project. If you feel you can help out in any way please contact us.
efry <AT> users.sourceforge.net
IRC: #nuvie on freenode.net
Message board: http://nuvie.sourceforge.net/phorum
Credits and Thanks
See the "AUTHORS" file for info on the Nuvie team.
Nuvie would not have been possible without help from the following people.
The exult team. http://exult.sourceforge.net/
Everyone on freenode #nuvie
And of course Lord British along with all the talented people at Origin.