Ultima Underworld Walkthrough - General Hints



This walkthrough contains a lot of screenshots in the original size of 320x200 pixels. The screenshots' apparent small size is caused by the modern screen resolution of 1024x768 and beyond. However - for your convenience the maps are converted to 800x500 pixels ;-)

General Hints

Quench your light source (torch, candle, lamp) and save the game before you go to sleep. This prevents the light source from beeing used up. Sometimes Garamon will appear in your dreams. He brings some important information and you should able to reread his words via a saved game.

Save the game before chanting a mantra. If you don't like how the shrine has increased your skills restore the game and try it again.

Dont forget to left click the compass from time to time. You will get information about your status (if you are hungry or drowsy), the day of your imprisonment and the current time of day.

Most of the plants in the Stygian Abyss are edible. Right click on them and drag it over your mouth.

If a door is locked and you don't own the fitting key you can try to smash the door with your fist. Simply remove your current weapon (this prevents it from damage) and attack the door. Check the door's current status (right click) sometimes during your attack. If the status doesn't change after several hits you are apparently not able to smash the lock with your fist. By the way - you cannot smash massive doors. You can also try to open the door with a lockpick.

You can't open a locked portcullis by your fists. Look for a person behind the portcullis and start a conversation. There could be a lever also. In this case remember what Bragit told you about his escape from the goblin prison.

Some walls hide secret doors. If you detect a strange pattern on the wall right click to check the status. Maybe you have just detected a secret door. You can open some of these doors (Level 5 and Level 7) only from one direction.

You can't carry all the stuff you picked up for ever. So erect stores in every level where you can accumulate you treasures. It's a good idea to keep books about the various items.

Some items could be more valuable than it seems. Maybe an object has magic properties but your lore isn't high enough to detect this. So don't forget to increase your lore skill.

The first three levels accommodate very useful healing fountains.

During levitation use [E] to climb or [Q] to descent. It's hard to move forward during levitation. Use the [W] key instead of the mouse.

You are able to create screenshots by pressing [Alt][Q].

Level 1
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