Moria Release Highlights: 1981—2017

2017 marks 30 years of Umoria development - 35 years since Moria was first released - and to celebrate, I've spent a little time doing some Moria archeology!

Releases Timeline

This timeline consists of a list for when the different versions of Moria/Umoria were released. For those where we still have the source code you will find a link to the archive -- unfortunately in the intervening years the source code for most of the Moria releases has been lost.

Moria (VMS BASIC)

Unreleased 0.x versions of the game

Moria (VMS Pascal)

Information about VMS Moria is sparse, and what we do have is a somewhat contradictory, so the above dates may not be completely correct. Please see the history page for more information.

Umoria

Development Highlights

The original CHANGELOG contains a great deal of interesting information about the game's development, however, at over 4000 lines it can make for very dry reading. Therefore I've created this highlights section covering all the changes from over the last thirty years of Umoria development up until 2017, which covers v4.81 through v5.7

The following highlights contain what I consider to be the more interesting changes and updates to the game. It omits all bug fixes, UI tweaks, compiler information, and any other non-gameplay changes.

4.81 (1987-4-30)

4.83 (1987-5-14)

4.85 (1987-10-26)

First public release of Umoria!

4.85 (1988-2-19)

4.86 (1988-5-4)

4.87 (1988-5-26)

5.0.0 (1989-2-26)

(The following changes were made over the whole year. Order has been maintained.)

5.0.8 (1989-12-5)

5.0.9 (1990-1-1)

5.0.10 (1990-1-12)

5.0.11 (1990-1-15)

5.0.12 (1990-1-20)

5.0.13 (1990-1-24)

5.0.14 (1990-2-10)

5.0.15 (1990-2-11)

5.0.16 (1990-2-14)

5.0.17 (1990-2-26)

5.1.0 (1990-2-27)

5.1.1 (1990-3-4)

5.1.2 (1990-3-25)

5.1.3 (1990-3-28)

5.1.4 (1990-4-20)

5.1.5 (1990-5-7)

5.2.0 (1990-5-9)

5.2.1 (1990-5-31)

5.2.2 (1990-6-10)

5.2.2 (1990-10-8)

5.2.2 (1990-10-30)

5.2.2 (1991-1-4)

5.3 (1991-3-25)

5.3.1 (1991-3-30)

5.3.1 (1991-4-27)

5.4.0 (1991-10-12)

5.4.0 (1992-7-16)

(Maintenance taken over by David Grabiner)

5.4.1 (1992-8-9)

5.5.0 (1992-8-13)

5.5.0 (1994-6-7)

5.5.1 (1994-6-25)

5.5.2 (1994-7-21)

5.6.0 (2008-10-13)

5.7.0 (2016-11-27)

(Umoria Restoration Project)

You can view all the latest changes in the Umoria source code on Github.com