Ultima II: The Revenge of the Enchantress

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Ultima II: The Revenge of the Enchantress
Ultima II: The Revenge of the Enchantress cover
Origin Systems
Electronic Arts
Mac OS Sierra Entertainment
Release dates
DOS August 24, 1982
Mac OS (Classic) 1985
Windows (DOSBox) August 30, 2011[1]
macOS (OS X) (DOSBox) October 18, 2012[2]
Series Ultima
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Ultima II: The Revenge of the Enchantress 1982
Ultima III: Exodus 1983
Ultima IV: Quest of the Avatar 1985
Ultima I: The First Age of Darkness 1987
Ultima V: Warriors of Destiny 1988
Ultima VI: The False Prophet 1990
Worlds of Ultima: The Savage Empire 1990
Ultima Worlds of Adventure 2: Martian Dreams 1991
Ultima VII: The Black Gate 1992
Ultima Underworld: The Stygian Abyss 1992
Ultima Underworld II: Labyrinth of Worlds 1993
Ultima VII Part Two: Serpent Isle 1993
Ultima VIII: Pagan 1994
Ultima Online 1997
Akalabeth: World of Doom 1998
Ultima IX: Ascension 1999

Key points

The unpatched game has issues on faster systems
The unpatched game doesn't support graphic modes beyond CGA. The CGA graphics used in the PC version were created for contemporary composite monitors in order to get 16 colors through effect known as "color artifacting". This effect doesn't work correctly on newer video cards or other display types
The fan-made Ultima 2 Upgrade fixes both of the problems mentioned above in addition to other improvements and fixes

General information

The Codex of Ultima Wisdom - A huge wiki for the series
GOG.com Community Discussions for game series
GOG.com Support Page


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
DRM details are not known
Run in DOSBox.
Mac OS
DOS version in DOSBox. Includes Ultima I and Ultima III. Pre-packaged with DOSBox.[3]
macOS (OS X)
Not available in some regions. Pre-packaged with DOSBox.

Game data[edit]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
DOS <path-to-game>\PLAYER
Windows <path-to-game> (mounted in DOSBox)[Note 1]
Mac OS (Classic)
macOS (OS X) <path-to-game> (mounted in DOSBox)[Note 1]
The PLAYER save can't be overwritten in-game; empty the file contents to start a new game.

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy


Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
320x200 only.
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
For DOSBox toggle with Alt+ Enter (see the glossary page for other workarounds).
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Vertical sync (Vsync)
For DOSBox use an unofficial build (see the glossary page for other workarounds).
60 FPS and 120+ FPS


Keyboard and mouse State Notes
For DOSBox use the DOSBox Mapper (see the glossary page for other workarounds).
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller support
For DOSBox use the DOSBox Mapper (see the glossary page for other workarounds).


Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
On/off only; toggle with Ctrl+S.
Surround sound
Everything is text-based.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
For DOSBox change the priority background value in the DOSBox configuration file.


Language UI Audio Sub Notes

Issues fixed[edit]

"Not a blank player disk" error when creating a new character[edit]

Ultima II can't overwrite the character in-game. Empty PLAYER to start a new game.
Empty file contents[citation needed]
  1. Go to the installation folder.
  2. Edit PLAYER with a text editor.
  3. Delete everything, leaving it blank.
  4. Save the file. You can now make a new character.

Other information[edit]


Technical specs Supported Notes
DOS video modes CGA, EGA Use the Ultima 2 Upgrade for EGA graphics.

System requirements[edit]

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP, Vista
Processor (CPU) 1.8 GHz
System memory (RAM) 512 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD)
Video card (GPU) DirectX 7 compatible
macOS (OS X)
Operating system (OS) 10.6.8
Processor (CPU) Intel Core Duo 2 GHz+
System memory (RAM) 1 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD)
Video card (GPU) 64 MB of VRAM


  1. 1.0 1.1 File/folder structure within the installation folder reflects the path(s) listed for DOS game data. For the GOG.com release, file changes in DOSBox are redirected to <path-to-game>/cloud_saves/ even if GOG Galaxy is not used (this folder contains all redirected files, so some files in the cloud_saves folder might be temporary files or other files that do not contain saves or settings).