Reply 40 of 70, by NewRisingSun
I would suggest that the version that adds pcjr. compatibility probably fixed the strength bug.
Impossible; as I mentioned before, the later version is identical to the earlier version, byte-for-byte, until the offset at which the protection code starts, and the protection is the last thing in the file. Therefore, any bugs present in one version will be in the other.
I will go ahead and look for the strength bug in the Sierra and Origin versions.
edit: just checked my Sierra On-Line version. Started game by creating a character normally, then hex-editing "PLAYER" offset 0x13=3 (time period 1990), offset 0x24=0x0e 0x1a (New San Antonio). offer 400 gold to hotel clerk, strength is increased from 40 to 54.
Checking Origin version...
edit: same thing with Origin version.
None of my Ultima II versions fail to raise Strength. So what does that mean?