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What is Enilno?
Enilno is a project with
the goal of recreating Ultima 2 with a reviewed and enlarged plot.
Why Ultima 2?
There are several
reasons for that, first because Ultima 2 doesn't have a remake; because we like
Ultima and also because Ultima 2 deserves a better treatment, some people
actually don't consider it a true Ultima.
Earlier you mentioned
that Enilno will have a "reviewed and enlarged plot". What exactly does that
It means that this
project departs a bit from the original concept of Ultima 2. Ultima 2 took place
on Earth. More specifically in several time zones of Earth and in outer space.
Enilno however is based on two major guidelines:
- recreating Sosaria during the time of Minax; this is a great challenge. People
know how Sosaria looked like in Ultima 1. People know how Sosaria looks like in
Ultima 3. But there is no information on how Sosaria looked like bettween Ultima
1 and Ultima 3. Enilno will attempt to create a believable layout that bridges
Ultima 1 and Ultima 3.
- political background; Enilno will focus on what happened after Mondain's death,
what kind of people ruled Sosaria at the time.
In short, the team will attempt to give a picture of what Sosaria might have
been like during the Second Age of Darkness.
Since we are focussing in Sosaria alone this automatically puts out most of the
original plot. That means NO EARTH and NO SPACE section.
But isn’t there a way to
recreate the original story?
In theory there is.
Problem is that Ultima 2 was supposed to take place in the whole area of planet
Earth and in alien planets as well. The team would have a major problem in it's
hands. For instance: What size would Earth have? This was not a problem in 1982
but now the team would risk creating a useless big world or a very minor world.
Another problem is that the original Ultima 2 was combat oriented. You HAD to
fight creatures to capture all the needed artefacts. Finally the team would have
to build a space ship simulator and integrate it on a RPG game. There are
currently games that support vehicles but they still don’t offer the same kind
of freedom the player had in Ultima 2.
This game is not intended to be a replacement for Ultima 2. Ultima 2 is a
classic and we believe it's best enjoyed the way it was originally made. Enilno
is a fan attempt to show an alternative Ultima 2 that fits the Ultima Lore as it
was established later by Richard Garriot.
We took the original plot in great consideration and we tried to make use of all
the bits and pieces possible. In fact, Earth IS in the plot but it's not present
in the way it was in the original.
Does the team have a
Currently Enilno is on
hold. According to Corv Enilno will be made only after Ultima X : The New King.
In either case Enilno will not be done before Redemption is released. Keep
checking the Titans of Ether page for further updates on Enilno.
Which engine will Enilno
Enilno will most likely
be a mod for The Elder Scrolls IV - Oblivionis like Ultima X - The New King.
What are the system specs
for the engine?
System specs should be
similar to the specs of Oblivion. But given the nature of mods it is a good
policy to always consider those specs below minimum.
How can I get in touch
with the team or ask questions about Enilno?
You can post in the New
King/Enilno forum on the board.
The team will try to answer your questions as best as they can.
Will the plot be changed
now that there is a new team?
No one is working on
Enilno at the moment. Sage is busy writting for Redemption and the main plot has
been closed since 2004. Sage feels the plot is good enough to be accepted by the
new team and believes it will not be changed. The details of side quests still
have to be done tough.
Will there be Moongates?
No. Somewhere around the
end of plot development, the team realised that Moongates posed a very dangerous
threat. Moongates were therefore removed.
What happened to the
The former Enilno Team
was disbanded. The reasons of the disband will not be made public.
For how long had the
project been abandoned?
Maybe 1 month if that
What will happend to the
The engine project will
continue. Keep checking Dr-Code for further updates.
Why did Sage bring Enilno
into The Titans of Ether?
First of all Sage
commited himself to deliver Enilno. Since the former team had disbanded he asked
The Titans of Ether if they could take Enilno in their lineup.
Looking more in detail Enilno fits very well since it aims at creating an
alternative view for an Ultima game very much in the same way Redemption does.
Is "Enilno" "Online"
Yes, the word "Enilno"
is "Online" spelled backwards,
But the word was used in the original Ultima 2. It was a special weapon required
to beat the game. It was due to the significance of this weapon that "Enilno"
was picked for the title.
The team strongly believes that "Enilno" refers to the original publisher of
Ultima 2. Ultima 2 was published by Sierra Online in 1982 (the game was later
re-published by another company). The fact that Origin used backward spelling or
look alike names in later Ultimas and the large amount of "weird" messages in
the game lead us to the conclusion that "Enilno" is probably some inside joke.
How will the game be
Enilno will be freeware
and downloadable from this webpage when done.
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