Nitpicker Patch for Ultima 7 – The Black Gate

With the active support of Tribun Dragon, various inaccuracies and inconsistencies in the content of the German version of Ultima 7 have been corrected lately. So it’s only natural to make one available for the original English version of Ultima VII as well (following the pattern of the “Ultima VI Nitpicker’s Delight Patch” obviously).

For me, it is a welcome change from the translation work on Serpent Isle, for you, who prefer to continue playing the English original, it hopefully will proof to be useful. Besides the content adjustments, the bugs around Tseramed, Rankin, Iskander and Fishing will be fixed as well (as in the German version).

As a “sneak-preview”, here’s the first paragraph of Astelleron’s logbook. Since the island on which this logbook was written was under water at that time, the previous text in this part made no sense.

old text:

I have grown lonely here on the island. Despite my golems, I have no one with whom I can converse, no one with any personality. Even the animals spend less time here than on the main island.

Each day I look upon the horizon for a sign of someone. I have no fear of strangers, for either I will meet the Avatar, or the golems I created to protect the Shrines will fend off hostile visitors…

new text:

I have grown lonely here on the island. Despite my golems, I have no one with whom I can converse, no one with any personality. Even the animals, that I brought here with me spend less time here than on the main island.

Each day I stare at the wall of water in front of me and lose myself in the dark beauty of the sea around me. I have no fear of strangers in my dome of air herein: either I will meet the Avatar, or the golems I created to protect the Shrines will fend off hostile visitors…

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