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U3 and U4, copy characters from flash to disk and viceversa
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Author:  Shawn Jefferson [ Mon Jun 27, 2005 12:20 am ]
Post subject:  U3 and U4, copy characters from flash to disk and viceversa

Recent, erhm, discussions (on Atari Age) about conversions of RPGs to run from flashcart prompted me to write a utility to transfer your character from the Ultima III flashcart to disk, and vice-versa.

Once I had that utility complete, it wasn't much work to modify it for Ultima IV as well (hopefully no problem, Steve?). So here are the two utilities for the Ultima III and Ultima IV flashcarts.


1. Insert your U3, or U4 flashcart. Mount the u3chrcpy.atr or u4chrcpy.atr in drive 1, depending on which game you have on flashcart.

2. Boot your computer whilst holding option down (which will bypass the flashcart and let a disk boot... handy feature that!)

3. Choose your poison, either flashcart to disk, or disk to flashcart.

4. Insert a COPY of your disk in D1: (U3 Player, or U4 Britannia) when prompted.

5. Enjoy!

NOTE: The program does absolutely no checking to determine if you have your flashcart inserted, or the correct disk inserted in D1:. It's up to you, amigo!

Let me know if there are any issues.

Author:  goochman [ Mon May 08, 2006 6:18 pm ]
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When I tried to flash my character to my 8mbit cart some of the existing 'monsters' were not active - If you try to load this character the skeletons and orcs right above the player wont move and are basically walls.

Any ideas? Some monsters are correct others are not.

Author:  Shawn Jefferson [ Mon May 08, 2006 8:20 pm ]
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I'll take a look at it as soon as I get a chance. It's possible that my conversion to flashcart is not complete.

Author:  Shawn Jefferson [ Tue Mar 10, 2009 8:43 pm ]
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I think I have this fixed now. There was a bug in my Ultima III flashcart. I have posted a new version.

Let me know if you have further problems (and sorry about the wait! ;) )

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