Ultima VI: The False Prophet

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Ultima VI: The False Prophet
Ultima VI: The False Prophet cover
Origin Systems
Electronic Arts
Release dates
DOS 1990
Windows (DOSBox) September 8, 2011[1]
macOS (OS X) (DOSBox) October 18, 2012[2]
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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

Can be run under ScummVM.[3]
First game in the series developed specifically for PC with full support for VGA graphics and the contemporary sound cards.
Characters can be imported from Ultima IV: Quest of the Avatar or Ultima V: Warriors of Destiny (see Import characters).

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
Prompts for answers from manual, code wheel, etc.
Use DOSBox or Nuvie.
DOS version in DOSBox. Includes Ultima IV and Ultima V. Pre-packaged with DOSBox.[4]
macOS (OS X)
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Included with EA Play.
Not available in some regions. Pre-packaged with DOSBox.
The manual is needed to answer copy protection questions (see manual.pdf for the GOG.com version).

Essential improvements[edit]

Import characters[edit]

Supports importing from Ultima IV: Quest of the Avatar (PARTY.SAV) or Ultima V: Warriors of Destiny (SAVED.GAM).
Ultima IV is detected first; move/rename PARTY.SAV to use an Ultima V save if both are present.
Make Ultima folder[citation needed]
  1. Go to the Ultima VI installation folder.
  2. Make a new folder called ultima (this is not case-sensitive).
  3. Copy PARTY.SAV or SAVED.GAM here.
  4. Start the game and choose to transfer (or press T).
  5. Press C when prompted for a drive letter.
  6. Follow the steps to finish importing.


Nuvie is an engine remake that adds new features including higher-resolution support and optional interface improvements. Use the Daily Builds.

Skip intro videos[edit]

Use Nuvie (set in Gameplay Options).

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
DOS <path-to-game>\CONFIG.U6
Windows <path-to-game> (mounted in DOSBox)[Note 1]
macOS (OS X) <path-to-game> (mounted in DOSBox)[Note 1]
Nuvie settings are stored in <path-to-game>\nuvie.cfg on Windows, ~/Library/Preferences/Nuvie Preferences on OS X and ~/.nuvierc on Linux.

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
DOS <path-to-game>\SAVEGAME\
Windows <path-to-game> (mounted in DOSBox)[Note 1]
macOS (OS X) <path-to-game> (mounted in DOSBox)[Note 1]
Nuvie saves are stored in a u6_save folder in <path-to-game> on Windows.

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
ScummVM 2.1+ supports cloud saves on third-party cloud storage services. See the ScummVM documentation for details.


Nuvie video settings.
Nuvie video settings.
Graphics settings (GOG.com version)
Graphics settings (GOG.com version)

Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
320x200. Use Nuvie daily builds for higher resolutions.
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Set in Graphic Mode Setup (GOG.com) or toggle with Alt+ Enter.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
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


Nuvie input settings.
Nuvie input settings.

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


Nuvie audio settings.
Nuvie audio settings.

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Toggle with Ctrl+Z. Use Nuvie for separate volume settings.
Surround sound
Everything is text-based.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Fan translation, download.

Issues fixed[edit]

"A game is already in progress. Please run the install program to create a new character disk." error[edit]

The save can't be overwritten in-game.
Install the game again (GOG.com Windows version)[citation needed]
  1. Run the GOG.com installer again.
  2. If you have Ultima IV or Ultima V saves you want to keep uncheck those games in the installer options.
  3. Continue installation. The save will be replaced.
  1. Edit the DOSBox configuration file (dosboxULTIMA6_single.conf for the GOG.com version).
  2. Change ULTIMA6.EXE to INSTALL.EXE and save your changes.
  3. Press H when prompted for the installation location.
  4. Press C when prompted for a drive letter.
  5. Press 5 when prompted for the graphics mode.
  6. Press Y when prompted for mouse support.
  7. Press 1 when prompted for a music card.
  8. Press Enter when prompted for a port.
  9. Press Y to confirm the settings are correct.
  10. Press 1 to clear the current character and exit the installer.
  11. Edit the DOSBox configuration file again.
  12. Change INSTALL.EXE back to ULTIMA6.EXE and save your changes.

Other information[edit]


Technical specs Supported Notes
DOS video modes
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
macOS (OS X)

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 1.2 1.3 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).