xu4 – Ultima 4 Recreated
Produced by: Andrew Taylor, Darren Janeczek
Website: xu4- Ultima IV @ SourceForge
The Windows port of an SDL-based remake of the Ultima 4 engine.
The OS X port of an SDL-based remake of the Ultima 4 engine. Requires OS X version 10.4 or later.
Andrew Taylor’s SDL-based re-creation of the Ultima 4 game engine is intended to be cross-platform, much as Exult is for Ultima 7. The project fell dormant after 2008, but was subsequently restarted in 2011 by Darren Janeczek, who went on to improve xu4’s gameplay experience, and restructured the code to facilitate the goal of porting the game to mobile platforms. Although those ports never emerged, the xu4 engine is overall much more stable and performant now.