Taking you all way back now. WAY, way back to 1992 when Origin came out with Ultima Underworld: The Stygian Abyss
In game screen shot:
I first played this game when it came out and I was still in the US Navy, stationed in Charleston, SC. I had a x386 computer, 8 MB of RAM, with a SVGA
video card, and the CPU clocked at 33 Mhz! Whew! Heady times back then!
Anyways, both me and my first wife really enjoyed playing this game, so much for her that she actually got me to bring home a blank log book we used
in the military back then, and she kept very detailed notes of the game and each level.
Of course today with my quad core CPU, 16 Gb of RAM, two 500 Gb hard drives I play much more advanced RPGs like Skyrim, Fallout 3, etc. But there is
something to be said for the games of old.
Watching an old episode of The Big Bang Theory, my step son Josh asked me what "Zork" was (I had a immediate flash back to being a teenager in the
early 1980's and playing Zork on my Commadore 64...), so I explained what the game was. He asked if he could play it, so I got the game, and using
Dosbox, got it running on his computer, watching as he played it and was actually having fun (this from a kid that plays Team Fortress, Bioshock,
Doing that for him reminded me of my older games, like Ultima Underworld, and Elite Plus. So I got Ultima Underworld out (kept these games by
transfering them to CDs when I first got my first CD burner, and then copied them yet again to DVDs and keep them in storage), and sure enough, using
Dosbox, got UW to run just fine on my very modern gaming machine.
My wife Tracey (not the same as my first wife) watched me playing and was instantly hooked, so I had to put it on her machine too.
Having fun playing....but now we're stuck. We're on the first level of the abyss, and have explored everywhere, except we can not get into the
It's a massive door, so it can't be broken down. The lock pick does not seem to work on it. And none of the keys seem to work on it.
I've cruised the net looking for information on it, but I can not find anything about the door, other than it leads the the Shrine Room.
So, anyone out there play this game and remember how to heck to get into the Shrine Room on level 1? It's annoying as heck to get to as you have to
do a bunch of jumps to get there. Any help would be wonderful.
I'm going to play Elite Plus again, had a BLAST with that game back in the day.....but I need to get a game controller to fly the ship.....keyboard
and mouse just doesn't cut it with that game.