Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Ports of Entry: Origin Systems

Unknown lead platform:



First released for Apple II in August 1986

Released for Amiga, Atari 8-bit & C64 in December 1986

Ported to Atari ST and PC in 1986 by MicroMagic

Ported to PC-88 in April 1987 by SystemSoft

Ported to Macintosh in July 1987 by MicroMagic

Ported to MSX in 1987 by SystemSoft


Space Rogue

First released for PC in September 1989, but Mobygames lists this as a port by Impression Software.

Released for Apple II & C64 in October 1989

Ported to Macintosh in November 1989 by Technology Works

Ported to Amiga, Atari ST, FM Towns, PC-98, & Sharp X68000 in 1990

Select chronology: 

Apple II era:
Title Lead platform Date Contemporary ports
Exodus: Ultima III Apple II 1983 Same-year port to Atari & C64
Ultima IV: Quest of the Avatar Apple II 1985-11 Same-quarter port to C64, 1986 port to Atari
Moebius: The Orb of Celestial Harmony Apple II 1985-12 1986 port to C64
Ultima I Apple II 1986 1987 ports to C64 & PC
AutoDuel Apple II 1986-2 Same-year port to C64
1987 ports to Atari 8-bit & Atari ST
Ogre ??? 1986-8 Same-year releases on Apple II, Amiga, Atari, & C64
Same-year ports to Atari ST & PC
1987 ports to Macintosh, MSX, & PC-88
Ultima V: Warriors of Destiny Apple II 1988-3 Same-year ports to Commodore 128 & PC
1989 ports to Atari ST & Commodore 64
Times of Lore Commodore 64
1988-10 Same-year ports to Apple II & Atari ST
1989 ports to Amiga, PC, & ZX Spectrum
Ultima Trilogy Apple II 1989-5 Simultaneous ports to C64 & PC
1990 port to FM Towns
Space Rogue ??? 1989-9 Simultaneous releases on Apple II & C64
Same-quarter ports to PC & Macintosh
1990 ports to various 16-bit computers


DOS era:
Title Date Contemporary ports
Wing Commander 9/27/1990
Ultima VI: The False Prophet 1990 1991 ports to C64, FM Towns, & PC-98
Worlds of Ultima: The Savage Empire 1990
Wing Commander II: Vengeance of the Kilrathi 1991
Ultima: Worlds of Adventure 2 - Martian Dreams 1991
Ultima Underworld: The Stygian Abyss 3/27/1992 1993 ports to FM Towns & PC-98
Ultima VII: The Black Gate 4/16/1992
Ultima VII: Forge of Virtue 1992-9
Ultima Underworld II: Labyrinth of Worlds 1993-1
Ultima VII: Part Two - Serpent Isle 3/25/1993
Strike Commander 4/23/1993 1994 ports to FM Towns & PC-98
Wing Commander Academy 1993-8
Ultima VII: Part Two - The Silver Seed 1993-8
Wing Commander: Privateer 1993-9
Shadowcaster 1993 1994 port to PC-98
Pagan: Ultima VIII 3/15/1994 1995 port to PC-98
Wing Commander: Armada 1994-9 1995 ports to FM Towns & PC-98
Wing Commander III: Heart of the Tiger 1994-12 1995 ports to 3DO & Macintosh
The Complete Ultima VII 1994
BioForge 1995-7
Crusader: No Remorse 1995-9 1996 ports to Playstation & Saturn
CyberMage: Darklight Awakening 1995
Wing Commander IV: The Price of Freedom 1996-2 Same-year ports to Macintosh & Windows
1997 port to Playstation
Crusader: No Regret 1996-9
Ultima Collection 1997


Windows era:
Title Date
Ultima Online 9/30/1997
Wing Commander: Prophecy 12/11/1997
Ultima IX: Ascension 11/26/1999


  1. Times of Lore is definitely a C64 original as it was started by Chris Roberts before being brought to Origin. Plenty of interviews with Roberts in the UK mags back in the day.

  2. Wasn't Bad Blood published by Origin?


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