Well, the u7fx.zip file fixed the snow problem just great 😀 Is Ultima 7 the only game that uses the BIOS to get random numbers & such? If not, it may not be such a bad thing to fill the emulated BIOS with random numbers as an option in DOSBox. Just a thought 😀
I do, occasionally enjoy playing around with engine replacements such as Exult, Pentagram, Exu4 (not sure if that's right but its Exult for u4,) etc.... But when I play a game I prefer to do so in as close to the original environment as possable. I don't like graphics enhancement or such. I make an exception for game killing bugs and such that were never patched out. Yes, U2 & U3 are really blurry in composite CGA mode, and really ugly in regular CGA mode, but it preserves the original "vision" of the creators. U4 & U5 I also make an exception for the music patches, since I originally played them on the C64 (& C128) and really miss the music. I just wish I could get the music only patch for U4 to play at a decent speed while maintaining the PC Speaker sounds (U5 only has a music patch and plays just fine at speed.) Also, the music patch for U3 only comes with the graphics patch (though you can set it to composite cga mode,) but cannot be played at speed.
p.s. Is there something wrong with my browser? but when my typing gets past the bottom of the little window, it stops scrolling correctly. Every letter I type flashes the window to the bottom, then imedieately resets the scroll bar to the top again 🙁