Shopping - Ultima III: Exodus

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Shopping
Composer Ken Arnold
Released 1983-08-23
Title Origin Game Location
Loops Yes
This page is for the Ultima III: Exodus song, for more titles see Shopping.

Shopping plays whenever you're buying or selling items in the various shops found in the towns of Sosaria.

Ultima 4 also features a song unofficially titled Shopping, but while the titles are the same, the music is different.

Title

The unofficial title Shopping was used for this song because it is a common Internet title for the song, and because it accurately portrays what the player is doing when this song is heard. Ken Arnold should be contacted for the official name of this song, failing that, game files should be checked for a proper title.

Games

Ultima III: Exodus (A2)

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Ultima III: Exodus (A2)
Output - AY.svg
Ultima 3 - A2 - Shopping.png
Arranger Ken Arnold
Released 1983-08-23
Length 0:15.68
Format UNK

This is the original version of the song as composed by Ken Arnold. It is rendered on the AY-3-8930 chip of the Mockingboard.

Ultima III: Exodus (A8)

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Ultima III: Exodus (A8)
Arranger Ken Arnold
Released 1983-??-??
Format SAP

The Atari 8-bit port has comparable music that is used in the same place as the original Apple II release.

Ultima III: Exodus (C64)

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Ultima III: Exodus (C64)
Output - SID.svg
Ultima 3 - C64 - Shopping.png
Arranger Ken Arnold
Released 1983-??-??
Length 0:16.07
Format SID

When the game was ported to the Commodore 64, the music was arranged for the SID chip, probably by Ken Arnold, but it may have been done by the game's porter, Chuck Bueche. The music functions in the same manner as the Apple II release, but has a "buzzy" sound compared to the original.

The song is track 6 in the SID file and plays on the 6581.

Ultima III: Exodus (AMI)

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Ultima III: Exodus (AMI)
Arranger Unknown
Released 1986-??-??
Format UNK

The Amiga port features similar music and used in the same places as the original game.

Ultima III: Exodus (AST)

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Ultima III: Exodus (AST)
Arranger Unknown
Released 1986-??-??
Format UNK

The Atari ST port features similar music and used in the same places as the original game.

Ultima III: Exodus (PC98)

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Ultima III: Exodus (PC98)
Output - OPN.svg
Ultima 3 - PC98 - Shopping.png
Arranger Unknown
Released 1989-11-21
Length 0:12.48
Format UNK

The PC-98 port plays Shopping noticeably faster than the original. The song is rendered on the YM2203 (OPN) and uses the file name M06.BIN.

Ultima III: Exodus (PC88)

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Ultima III: Exodus (PC88)
Arranger Unknown
Released 1989-11-??
Format UNK

Like the PC-98 port, the PC-88 renders the song on the YM2203, but at a lower quality.

Ultima III: Exodus (GBC)

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Ultima III: Exodus (GBC)
Arranger Sven Carlberg
Released 2001-??-??
Format GBS

A bootleg Game Boy Color part was made which includes this song rendered on the APU of the Game Boy's DMG-CPU B.

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