Seven Towers: Links

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Exult LogoExtern link

Exult is an open-source reimplementation (with loads and loads of improvements!) of the Ultima VII game engine that allows Ultima fans to play the game using modern hardware and operating systems.

The Feudal Lands LogoExtern link

The 4th big Exult mod to release anything, the Feudal Lands is a big, big mod which will add a whole new world based on the Lands of the Feudal Lords from Ultima I as well as integrating the storyline from both Ultima VII games.

Lazarus Extern link

A full remake of Ultima V: Warriors of Destiny using the Dungeon Siege engine. Highly reccomended if you have Dungeon Siege!

The Ultima 6 Project Extern link

An in-progress remake of Ultima VI: The False Prophet using the Dungeon Siege engine.

HRUMP Extern link

A website dedicated to making high-resolution versions ot the cloth maps that came with Ultima games.

Ultima: The Reconstruction Extern link

Hub linking to several Ultima-related patches and mods.

Ultima: Aiera Extern link

Another hub linking to all things Ultima.

IT-HE Software Extern link

Home of the anti-walkthroughs.

Dino's Ultima Page Extern link

Great source of news for all things Ultima.

Ultima VII Babylon Extern link

Full italian translations of Ultima VII: Forge of Virtue, of the Black Gate Keyring mod and of Alun Bestor's Quests and Iterations mod and the Sourceforge Island add-on.

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Steve Jackson Games LogoExtern link

The creators of GURPS and of many other great games.

GURPS LogoExtern link

The Generic Universal RolePlaying System, my favorite Roleplaying system.

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Programming LogoExtern link

A veritable trove of quality Open Source software.

C++ Annotations Extern link

Comprehensive C++ documentation and a "tutorial" of sorts.

Standard Template Library Programmer's Guide Extern link

Comprehensive documentation of the Standard Template Library

MinGW Extern link

The Minimalist GNU for Windows is a Windows port of the great GNU Compiler Collection.

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Software LogoExtern link

A veritable trove of quality Open Source software.

Firefox 2 LogoExtern link

The great open-source browser from the Mozilla Foundation. Get it now and forget about the others!

GNU Image Manipulation Program LogoExtern link

The GNU Image Manipulation Program, GIMP is a great piece of open source software. The GIMP is a great multi-platform image editor; it has been ported to many OS'es, including Windows and Linux, and has been translated into many languages. The link given in this site is to the official GIMP website; from there, you can find a link for a port to your OS.

Topologilinux LogoExtern link

A Slackware-based Linux distribution that includes Colinux - a Linux kernel that runs inside Windows.

ConTEXT LogoExtern link

A freeware text editor for programmers. It features downloadable syntax highlighters for many different programming languages, and even for many scripts.

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Science and Phylosophy

Reflections on Relativity Extern link

An exceedingly good mathematical/phylosophical netbook about Relativity theory. There are also some other good math/physics articles in his homepage.

Bad Astronomy Extern link

Phil Plait, aka the Bad Astronomer, runs a website dedicated to fighting nonsense and pseudoscience in astronomy. I must confess that I find the line between nonsense and pseudoscience to be very thin, almost invisible...

Talk.Origins Extern link

The web archive for the Talk.Origins newsgroup, it is dedicated to provide mainstream scientific responses about Evolution and the Evolution/creation "controversy".

Intuitor's Insultingly Stupid Movie Physics Extern link

An attempt by Intuitor to educate the public about how bad movie Physics actually is.

International System of Units Extern link

Learn about the International System of Units in NIST's page. Extern link

With their own words: "STATS monitors the media to expose the abuse of science and statistics before people are misled and public policy is distorted."

Butterflies and Wheels Extern link

A great site dedicated to fighting "pseudoscience that is ideologically and politically motivated", as well as "Epistemic relativism in the humanities" and "Those disciplines or schools of thought whose truth claims are prompted by the political, ideological and moral commitments of their adherents, and the general tendency to judge the veracity of claims about the world in terms of such commitments." The quotes above come directly from their About page Extern link.

Skeptic's Dictionary Extern link

A great resource explaining "Strange Beliefs, Amusing Deceptions, and Dangerous Delusions (and how to think critically about them)". The site has several translations, and very good articles.

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Miscellaneous links

A Miracle of Science Extern link

A Science Fantasy webcomic with a very interesting storyline.

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