Kobra Kai Dragon's Guide to PAGAN - ULTIMA 8

 

 

Secrets and Gameplay Guide Ė For Advanced Players Only!

Copyright (c) 2003 Elton Kheid Takara

Ultima, Avatar and Pagan are trademarks of Origin Systems and Eletronic Arts

 

 

SUMMARY

 

DISCLAIMER! (Read First!)

NEWS

WHERE TO FIND THIS GUIDE

I. ABOUT THE AUTHOR OF THIS GUIDE:

II. INTRODUCTION:

III. PART ONE: HINTS & TIPS

1. SPECIAL SPELLS:

2. RARITIES HIDDEN FROM PAGANSí SIGHT:

3. INFINITE RARITIES, WARDROBES/DRAWERS/DESKS BUG

4. DIFFICULT TO HIT THE TARGET?

5. RELOADING SCENARIOS OR MAPS

6. EASILY DODGE CHEST TRAPS

7. DAGGERS AND UNLIMITED REAGENTS

8. MISSILE WEAPON OF SHORT RANGE

9. THEREíS A HOLE IN YOUR FIRE SHIELD!

10. PAGANíS OPEN DOOR

11. THE FORGOTTEN RICHES OF KNARL

12. I DONíT NEED THE CEREMONIAL DAGGER AND THE REAGENTS

13. THE AVATAR TAKES PLACE AS TORWIN, BUT MANAGES TO SUCCEED!

14. IF I CANíT ĎSEEí YOUR VOICE, I CANíT HELP YOU

15. HOW TO KILL ANYONE USING JUST YOUR IMAGINATION

16. SAFE LANDING

17. ME, A TEMPEST?

18. ME, A DAEMON?

19. THE SKY IS THE LIMIT!

20. ANGER MALCHIR OR PYROS

21. DONíT WALK NEAR WATER WHEN THE GROUND IS SHAKING!

22. LOOTING CHESTS

23. ULTIMA 8 CAN BE A NON-LINEAR GAME!

IV. PART TWO: ADVANCED GUIDE

1. UNFREEZING THE AVATAR (the most important section of the Guide!)

2. THE AVATAR MUST BE THE CENTER OF UNIVERSE! (The second most important)

3. OUCH! RAISE YOUR HAND WHOEVER HIT ME! (Disarming Mages)

4. THE POWERLESS TEMPEST, NECROMANCER, THEURGISTS AND SORCERERS

5. DISORGANIZING SCENARIOS

6. PYROSí STATUE AND THE SHAMELESS PRETENDERS (Infinite Staves)

7. THE INVASION OF THE UNDEAD!

8. MASTERING DEVASTATION

9. A DEAD MAN FEARS NO ONE BUT HIS DIARY

10. HALT! YOU ARE NOT ALLOWED TO PASS!

11. INFINITE HEALING TOUCH FOCI, HEALING MUSHROOMS AND TORWINíS RINGS

12. GOTTA PISS OFF TORWIN!

13. THE IMPOTENT BEREN

14. BEREN IS A GONER

15. CALM DOWN, DAMNED SORCERERS!

16. EVERLASTING INVISIBILITY (and Total Invisibility)

17. THE LAST THEURGIST

18. THE BLACKROCK FRAGMENTS CAN DRAIN MORE POWERS FROM THE TITANS

19. BEYOND BOUNDARIES

20. CLONES LAB Ė A RESEARCH ON RESURRECTION

V. -EXTRAS-

1. MODIFYING FLAGS

2. CREATING OBJECTS

3. ULTIMA 8 TROUBLESHOOTING MENU

4. MYSTERIES

5. WHAT SHOULD BE DIFFERENT?

VI. SPECIAL THANKS TO

VII. CONTACT ME

 

 

 

DISCLAIMER! (Read First!)

 

 

 

NEWS

 

Version 1.0 (July 15, 2003)

 

 

WHERE TO FIND THIS GUIDE

 

(SOON) HTML version: Dinoís Ultima Page - http://www.shiftedphase.com/~dino/ultima

(SOON) TXT version: GameFAQs - http://www.gamefaqs.com

 

 

 

I. ABOUT THE AUTHOR OF THIS GUIDE:

 

My name is Elton Kheid Takara (also known as Kobra Kai Dragon), I was born in 1981 and I live in São Paulo, Brazil. Since I have not the money, nor the hardware nor the time to buy and play new games (...but one day I shall!), I became addicted to classic games such as Pagan-Ultima8. For 8 years I have been playing (now and then) this great game, and now I'm willing to share everything I know of the world of Pagan. From now on, every one here will know of -The- Avatar.

 

 

II. INTRODUCTION:

 

What is ULTIMA 8?

Ultima is a Role-playing-game created by Richard Garriott (also known as Lord British) in the early 80's. It's innovative and intelligent style of game soon attracted several players throughout the world fascinated by this enigmatic world of many possibilities. Thus, Ultima's success was so high

that it formed its own fan community that survives even after years of few releases of the game.

The official saga is composed of 10 mainstream games plus some less significant episodes; and Pagan - Ultima 8 is the ninth part of the saga. The embodiement of evil, Guardian, caught the Avatar taking a trip through the Void and finally managed to throw him into one of the main worlds he conquered. In Pagan, no one knows who or what you are, you have no companions by your side, you are completely lost wherever you go and, to worsen things out, the Guardian takes his place as the Hero now, while the Avatar is losing his virtuosity!

The gameplay is very different from Ultima 7. Graphic and sound quality were improved, more frames of animation were included, realtime fights and conversations were developed and, hence, the game became more dynamic; while, on the other hand, several animation of motion activities such as sleeping or sitting were eliminated, traveling companions are no longer beside you, NPCs schedule are horribly designed and a lot of plot holes were left in the game (see section WHAT SHOULD BE DIFFERENT?).

 

When I first played ULTIMA 8?

It's all began in 1995, when I bought my first PC, a 486 DX100. Until then, what I thought of a RPG was something like "The Legend of Zelda", or "Final Fantasy", or other similar games that, although they may be true classics and good games, lacked interactivity between the player and the landscape, items and NPCs.

Ultima 8 came along with my Creative Multimedia Kit, that included a Sound Card, two speakers, some other junk CDs and the blessed Origin CD. This CD had some highly recommended games: Ultima 8 (huh?), Strike Commander CD (Strike Commander and Tatical Operations), Syndicate Plus (Syndicate and American Revolt) and Wing Commander 2.

 

Why am I writing a guide about ULTIMA 8?

Because it was the first game for PC that I played and also the one I most liked. I didn't complain because I didn't have the patched version, because I liked the original version. In my opinion, the version I owned was more of a challenge and some features of the patched version looked like they were bugs (e.g. Avatar remains imobile even after he takes a heavy blow!). Itís been 4 years now since I downloaded the patch and the Cheat program and I never played the game to the end since then.

Nonetheless, I was able to do some funny tricks and to take advantage of the game bugs in order to do things the Avatar wasn't able or wasn't supposed to perform normally in the game without cheating. Eventually, when I learned about the Patch and the Cheat program, I could expand awesomely the possibilities of doing inimaginable stuff that neither the Origin programmers could have thought about.

Almost every non-cheating tricks were developed by myself from 1995 to 1998 and cheating tricks were from 1999 to 2001. And you may ask me why I didn't release any FAQs, Walkthroughs or Hints&Tips files throughout the web.

  1. I only had access to the Internet after mid 1999.
  2. I don't have (and don't intend to have) a web page and I'm not good at HTML.
  3. It can be very laborious to write a Guide as you can see by it's extension.
  4. I was too busy to discriminate all the stuff I have been doing in the game until now.
  5. Repeat 3 replacing 'busy' for 'lazy'.
  6. People didn't seem to care about this game (and nor did I to write a FAQ for nobody)
  7. No inspiration and no encouragement to do anything at all...

..........up until now!

What made me change my mind? Well the answer is simple. Recently, I was browsing through the web when, by accident, came into Ultima-Exile homepage. This is a project that envolves the remake of Ultima 8 using modern 3D technology and possibly fixing major plot and gameplay flaws of the original game. Ultima-Exile really proved me that many people -do- care about Ultima 8. Hence, the first thing I did the next day was to re-install U8 from my dusty old CD and begin to play it.

At first, I almost gave up. I couldn't play this game normally anymore. So I searched through the web and downloaded a few Ultima8 stuff, including the Patch, the Cheat file and the Windows version (U8win9x). I was disappointed to see that there weren't enough resources and FAQs that contained enough information to make the reader enjoy Ultima 8 gameplay at full extent, and the few that I have seen doesn't show much else than the trivial and obvious things you must do in order to finish the game.

Since there seems to be few people in the net that has shown as much knowledge on Ultima 8 gameplaywise as me (I'm sure you won't find anything like this on the web), and I'm on the way to playing U8 again, I realize that this could be a good opportunity for me to write down a FAQ (it's now or never).

!!!!!!!READ THIS!!!!!!!

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This file may contain not only PLOTLINE SPOILERS but also several GAMEPLAY SPOILERS! If you haven't played this game to the end yet, I encourage you to do so before you read this whole file! Again, even I can't play this game normally anymore. I played U8 at least 15 times and thereís no point for me to play it again without using these tricks or cheating. I donít want you to feel the same way before completing your quest. You will not blame me for spoiling your game.

Thou hast been warned!!!!!!!!!!!

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This Guide is Copyrighted (©) 2003 to Elton Kheid Takara

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