Ken Hill originally put together some art from various sources to make an alternative set of character portraits for Ultima III. This was released as a patcher application (Classic) that required a specific version of Ultima III in order to work.
I've extracted the actual portraits, did a little bit of despeckling of the more glaring pixel patterning, and put them up for Ultima III 2.0:
How to install:
Save the above image to disk.
Ctrl-click on Ultima III and select "Show Package Contents".
Go to Contents->Resources.
Locate the existing Portraits.png, and rename to something else (e.g. Portraits-Old.png).
Drop in the new image file here, renaming it to Portraits.png.
Voila! It should be noted that if anyone desires to make a new, higher resolution collection of portraits, knock yourself out -- and post them here! Ultima III 2.0 will take advantage of whatever quality you use, just ensure that your individual portraits stick to the same 2:3 aspect ratio (e.g. the originals are 32x48 pixels). The actual resolution is unimportant, though it does need to be a PNG. The portrait icons are successively subdivided in this order: Class (Fighter, Cleric, Wizard, Thief), Sex (Male, Female), then Race (Human, Elf, Dwarf, Bobbit, Fuzzy).
Ultima III has thousands of fans around the world, and here's the home for the Mac users among them.
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