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Walkthrough - Ulysses and the Golden Fleece

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                               FAQ/Walkthrough for
                          ULYSSES AND THE GOLDEN FLEECE

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GUIDE INFORMATION
-----------------

Author:   Tom Hayes
E-mail:   thayesguides(at)gmail(dot)com
System:   Apple II
Updated:  10th June, 2008
Version:  1.1


CONTENTS
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1. Introduction
2. Walkthrough
3. Item List
4. Maps
5. Copyright Information


VERSION HISTORY
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1.1:  10th June, 2008  (Format update)
1.0:  6th March, 2008  (First version)


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1.                                Introduction

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Made in 1981 for the Apple II, Ulysses and the Golden Fleece was the fifth
Hi-Res adventure made by On-Line Systems (later known as Sierra Entertainment).
The game takes place in ancient Greece, where the king tells Ulysses to find a
legendary golden fleece. After getting a crew and boarding the king's boat,
Ulysses sets off for the Island of Storms to begin his search for the fleece.


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2.                                Walkthrough

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TOWN
----

The game starts on the road. Move SOUTH and WEST three times to the entry hall
of the castle. TALK GUARD and he will ask if you are Ulysses. Say YES to be
taken to the throne room. BOW to the king and he will tell Ulysses to find the
golden fleece. Move EAST twice, NORTH and WEST to the store. BUY FLINT, BUY
LEATHER, BUY ROPE, BUY SWORD, BUY WAX, BUY WINE and BUY WOOD. Leave the lantern
as it is not used in the game. PAY MAN. Move NORTH to the alley.

GET COIN. Move NORTH to the tavern. GET CREW. Move EAST, SOUTH, EAST, SOUTH
twice, EAST twice and NORTH to the chest. GET the CHEST. Move WEST, SOUTH,
WEST, NORTH twice, WEST and NORTH to the docks. GET BOTTLE. GIVE COIN to the
guard and say YES when he asks if you are trying to bribe him to get the map.
Move EAST to the king's private dock. Move NORTH to the SHIP. GO OCEAN.


OCEAN
-----

Move NORTH and WEST to see an albatross drop a bag. GET BAG. Move EAST, SOUTH
and EAST to see a condor drop into the boat. GET CONDOR. Move EAST to the
hurricane. Follow the directions on the map that the guard gave you by moving
NORTH twice, EAST, SOUTH, WEST, SOUTH, WEST, SOUTH, EAST, NORTH, EAST, NORTH
and EAST twice to see the island. GO ISLAND.


ISLAND OF STORMS
----------------

Move EAST and SOUTH twice to the jungle. GET BRIDLE. Move EAST and SOUTH. LOOK
HOLE in the tree and GET DUST from it. Move NORTH, WEST, NORTH five times, UP,
NORTH, EAST and NORTH to the open room. GET NOTE from the bottle. GET WATER
from the spring to fill the bottle. Move SOUTH, NORTH, DOWN, SOUTH, EAST,
SOUTH, EAST, SOUTH and EAST to the deep fjord. TIE LEATHER. When asked to what,
tie it TO LEATHER. THROW LEATHER strap to the other side of the fjord. Move
EAST, NORTH, EAST and NORTH to the dragon's cave. GIVE GEMS to the dragon and
he will leave. Move EAST, NORTH, EAST and NORTH to the canyon.

GET FEATHERS from the condor. MAKE WINGS. When asked with what, enter WITH
FEATHERS. When asked with what else, enter AND WAX. FLY across to the other
side of the canyon. GET ROCK to see the reins. GET REINS. Move DOWN, WEST twice
and SOUTH to see Pluto. THROW DUST at Pluto and he will leave. Move SOUTH and
EAST twice to see the fire. POUR WINE. When asked where, enter ON SELF. Move
SOUTH and EAST. GO HOLE. Move SOUTH and WEST to the beach. GO SHIP.


OCEAN
-----

Move NORTH twice, WEST and NORTH twice to see Neptune. POUR WATER from the
bottle. When asked where, enter IN OCEAN and Neptune will leave. Move NORTH,
EAST twice and NORTH to the sirens' island. HOLD WAX to soften it. PLUG EARS of
the crew using the wax. TIE SELF. When asked to what, enter TO MAST. Say YES
when asked whether you want to tie yourself to the mast. The sirens sing a
rhyme and the boat will safely pass the island. MOVE WEST, NORTH, WEST and
NORTH three times to the island. GO ISLAND.


ISLAND OF THE CYCLOPS
---------------------

Move NORTH twice, WEST twice and NORTH to the ruins. Say the word SEVENSEAS and
the harpes will leave. OPEN CAGE and GET MALLET. Move EAST twice, SOUTH, EAST
and NORTH to the cave. GIVE WINE to the cyclops. When the cyclops asks what is
needed to make the wine, answer GRAPES and he will leave. GET TRUNK. SHARPEN
TRUNK with the sword. LOOK twice and the cyclops will return. USE TRUNK. When
asked where, enter IN EYE of the cyclops and he will leave the cave. MAKE FIRE
using the flint and the wooden planks from the shop. The crew will be hungry at
this point, so with the fire started you can now KILL SHEEP, COOK SHEEP and
then EAT the SHEEP. Move SOUTH twice, EAST and NORTH to the large clearing.

Say the word ECEELF and the chest will open. LOOK CHEST and GET SWORD. USE
SWORD to kill the group of skeletons. Move EAST and NORTH twice to the cliff.
Say the word SUPPELTUEL and a door in the cliff will open. Move NORTH to the
small valley. USE MALLET to break the chain holding Pegasus. GIVE BRIDLE and
GIVE REINS to Pegasus. RIDE PEGASUS and he will jump over the thorns. GET
FLEECE from the tree. RIDE PEGASUS to return to the town.


TOWN
----

Move WEST to the entry hall. TALK GUARD. Say YES when he asks if you are
Ulysses. GIVE FLEECE to the king to complete the game.


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3.                                 Item List

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5 LBS OF WAX
  Available after the 25 lbs of wax has been used to make the wings. It is held
  to soften the wax. It is used to plug the ears of the crew at the Island of
  the Sirens.


25 LBS OF WAX
  Bought from the store. It is used with the giant feathers to make the wings.


BAG OF GEMS
  Dropped by an albatross while in the boat on the ocean. It is opened to find
  the priceless gems.


BAG OF GOLD
  Found by bowing to the king. It is used to buy items from the store.


BAG OF SILVER
  Found after bowing to the king. It is used to buy items from the store.


BOTTLE
  Found on the docks. It is filled from water in the cave on the Island of
  Storms to get the full bottle.


CHEST
  Found in the forest. The chest contains an enchanted sword after the magic
  word ECEELF has been entered.


EMPTY BAG
  Available after taking the gems from the bag of gems. It is not used.


ENCHANTED MALLET
  Found by rescuing the man from the ruins on the Island of the Cyclops. It is
  used to break the chain holding Pegasus on the Island of the Cyclops.


ENCHANTED SWORD
  Found by looking in the chest after saying the magic word ECEELF. It is used
  to kill the skeletons on the Island of the Cyclops.


EMPTY BOTTLE
  Available after the full bottle has been poured into the ocean near Neptune.
  It is not used.


EMPTY SKIN OF WINE
  Available after the wine has been poured on the main character in the game.
  It is not used.


FLINT
  Bought from the store. It is used with the wooden planks to make the fire in
  the cave on the Island of the Cyclops.


FULL BOTTLE
  Found by filling the bottle from the cave on the Island of Storms. It is
  poured into the ocean when Neptune appears.


GIANT CONDOR
  Found in the boat while on the ocean. The giant feathers are taken from it.


GIANT FEATHERS
  Found on the condor. It is used with the 25 lbs of wax to make the wings.


GOLD COIN
  Found in the alley one screen north from the store. It is given to the guard
  on the docks to bribe him for the map.


GOLDEN FLEECE
  Found at the top of the tree on the Island of the Cyclops after Pegasus has
  jumped over to the small valley. It is given to the king.


JEWELED BRIDLE
  Found in the forest on the Island of Storms. It is given to Pegasus on the
  Island of the Cyclops.


LONG LEATHER STRAPS
  Bought from the store. They are tied together and thrown over the chasm in
  the cave on the Island of Storms.


MAP
  Found by giving the gold coin to the guard on the docks and answering yes
  when he asks if you are trying to bribe him. It has directions for finding
  the Island of the Storm from the storm on the ocean.


NAKED BIRD
  Found by getting the feathers from the condor. It is not used.


NOTE
  Found in the bottle of wine. It shows the magic word ECEELF.


OPEN CHEST
  Available after opening the chest. It is not used.


PRICELESS GEMS
  Found in the bag of gems. They are given to the dragon in the cave on the
  Island of Storms.


ROCK
  Found in the underground passageway in the cave on the Island of Storms. It
  is picked up and dropped after the ruby studded reins have been taken.


RUBY STUDDED REINS
  Found under the rock in the cave on the Island of Storms. It is given to
  Pegasus on the Island of the Cyclops.


SKIN OF WINE
  Bought from the store. It is poured on the main character in the game so that
  he can walk through the wall of fire in the cave on the Island of Storms.


SKIN OF WINE
  Bought from the store. It is given to the cyclops on the Island of the
  Cyclops.


SPARKLING DUST
  Found in the hole in the tree on the Island of Storms. It is thrown at Pluto
  in the cave on the Island of Storms.


SWORD
  Bought from the store. It is used to sharpen the tree trunk. It is used to
  kill the sheep in the cave on the Island of the Cyclops.


TREE TRUNK
  Found in the gigantic cave on the Island of the Cyclops. It is sharpened with
  the sword and is then used in the cyclops' eye on the Island of the Cyclops.


WINGS
  Made by combining the 25 lbs of wax and the giant feathers. They are used to
  fly over the great canyon in the cave on the Island of Storms.


WOODEN PLANKS
  Bought from the store. It is used with the flint to start a fire in the cave
  on the Island of the Cyclops.


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4.                                   Maps

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MAP 1: TOWN
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                                             _______*3
                                            |       |
                                            | Deck  |
                                            |___ ___|
                                                |
                       _______    _______    ___|___
                      |       |  |       |  |Private|
                      |Tavern |--| Docks |--| Dock  |
                      |___ ___|  |___ ___|  |_______|
                          |          |
                       ___|___       |
                      |       |      |
                      | Alley |      |
                      |___ ___|      |
                          |          |
 _______               ___|___    ___|___
|Throne |             |       |  |       |
| Room  |------+      | Store |--| Town  |-*2
|___ ___|      |      |_______|  |___ ___|
    ^          |                     |
 ___|___*1  ___v___    _______    ___|___
| Entry |  |Outside|  |       |  |       |
| Hall  |--|Castle |--|Vinyard|--| Road  |
|_______|  |_______|  |_______|  |_______|


*1: Say YES to the guard to enter the throne room.
*2: Leads to the top-left area in the forest on map 2.
*3: GO OCEAN while on the deck to travel to the ocean (map 3).


MAP 2: FOREST
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        ___
    *1_|   |
       |_ _|
         |
        _|_    ___    ___
       |   |  |   |__|*2 |
       |_ _|  |_ _|  |_ _|
     __/ |      |      |
 __n/   _|_    _|_    _|_
|   |  |   |__|   |__|   |
|_ _|  |___|  |___|  |_ _|
  |  __/w              |
 _|e/          ___     |
|   |         |   |    |
|___|         |_ _|    |
                |      |
               _|_    _|_
              |   |__|   |
              |___|  |___|


*1: Leads to the town on map 1.
*2: Chest.


MAP 3: OCEAN
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                             ___
                            |*8 |
                            |_ _|
                              |
                             _|_
                            |   |
                            |_ _|
                              |
                             _|_
                            |   |
                            |_ _|
                              |
                             _|_    ___
                            |   |__|   |
                            |___|  |_ _|
                                     |
                                    _|_    ___    ___
                                   |   |__|   |__|*7 |
                                   |___|  |___|  |_ _|
                                                   |
                                    ___    ___    _|_
                                   |   |__|   |__|   |
                                   |_ _|  |___|  |___|
                                     |
                      ___    ___    _|_
                     |   |__|   |  |*6 |
                     |_ _|  |___|  |_ _|
                       ^      |      |
 ___    ___           _|_     |     _|_
|*2 |__|   |         |   |    |    |   |
|___|  |_ _|         |_ _|    |    |___|
         |             ^      |      |
        _|_    ___    _|_     |     _|_    ___
       |*1 |__|*3 |__|*4 |    |    |   |__|   |
       |___|  |___|  |___|    |    |___|  |_ _|
                              |             |
                      ___    _v_           _|_
                     |   |<-|   |         |   |
                     |___|  |___|         |_ _|
                       |                    |
               ___    _|_    ___    ___    _|_
              |   |__|   |  |   |__|   |__|*5 |
              |___|  |___|  |_ _|  |___|  |___|
                |             |
                |     ___    _|_
                |    |   |__|   |
                |    |_ _|  |___|
                |      |
               _|_    _|_
              |   |__|   |
              |___|  |___|


*1: Start point.
*2: Albatross.
*3: Condor.
*4: Hurricane.
*5: GO ISLAND to travel to the Island of Storms (map 4). You can only go north
    from this point after defeating Pluto on the Island of Storms.
*6: Neptune.
*7: Sirens' Island. You can only move west after the sirens sing the rhyme.
*8: GO ISLAND to travel to the Island of the Cyclops (map 6).


MAP 4: ISLAND OF STORMS (SURFACE)
---------------------------------


    +---------+
 ___|___     _v_____
|       |<--|       |d
| Cave  |   |  Pit  |-*4
|_______|-+ |___ ___|
          |     |
          |  ___|___    _______
          | |       |  |       |
          | | Cave  |  |Spring |
          | |___ _ _|  |_ ___ _|
          |     | ^      |   ^
          |     | +------+   |
          |  ___|___    _____|_
          | |       |  |       |
          +>| Cave  |--| Cave  |
            |___ ___|  |_______|
                |
             ___|___
            |Mountn |
            |  Top  |
            |___ ___|
                |d
             __u|___
            |Mountn |
            | Base  |-*3
            |___ ___|
                |
             ___|___
            |       |
     +------|Jungle |
     |      |___ ___|
     |          |
  ___v___    ___|___
 |       |  |       |
 | Beach |--|Jungle |
 |___ ___|  |___ ___|
     |          |
  ___|___*1  ___|___
 |       |  |       |
 | Beach |--|Jungle |
 |___ ___|  |___ ___|
     |          |
     |       ___|___
     |      |       |
     |      |Jungle |
     |      |___ ___|
     |          |
  ___|___    ___|___    _______
 |       |  |       |  |       |
 | Beach |--|Bridle |--|Jungle |
 |___ ___|  |___ ___|  |___ ___|
     |          ^          |
  ___|___       |       ___|___*2
 |       |      |      |       |
 | Beach |------+      |Jungle |
 |_______|             |_______|


*1: GO BOAT to return to the boat.
*2: Look in the hole of the tree to see the dust.
*3: Leads to the bottom-right corner of the jungle on the island.
*4: Leads to the underground passage on map 5.


MAP 5: ISLAND OF STORMS (UNDERGROUND PASSAGE)
---------------------------------------------

                                           ___
                                          |   |
                                          |_ _|
                                            |
 ___                                       _|_    ___
|   |_____________________________________|   |__|   |
|_ _|                                     |___|  |_ _|
  |                                                |
 _|_                                               |
|*7 |                                              |
|_ _|                                              |
  |                                                |
 _|_    ___    ___                                d|_
|   |__|   |__|*2 |                              |*6 |
|___|  |___|  |_ _|                              |_ _|
                |                                  |
                |                                 _|_
                |                                |*5 |
                |                                |_ _|
                |                                  |
 ___           _|_    ___           ___    ___    _|_*
|*1 |         |*2 |__|*8 |         |   |__|   |__|   |
|_ _|         |_ _|  |___|         |_ _|  |_ _|  |_ _|
  |             |                    |      |      |
 _|_    ___    _|_                  _|_    _|_    _|_    ___    ___
|   |__|   |  |   |                |*4 |__|   |  |   |__|   |__|   |
|_ _|  |_ _|  |_ _|                |_ _|  |___|  |___|  |_ _|  |_ _|
  |      |      |                    |                    |      |
 _|_    _|_    _|_    ___    ___    _|_                  _|_    _|_
|   |__|   |__|   |  |   |__|   |__|   |                |   |<_|   |
|___|  |___|  |_ _|  |___|  |_ _|  |_ _|                |___|  |___|
                |             |      |
        ___    _|_    ___    _|_    _|_    ___
       |   |__|   |__|*3 |_>|   |  |   |__|   |
       |___|  |___|  |___|  |___|  |___|  |___|


*1: Start point.
*2: The fire can only be passed after the wine has been poured on self.
*3: Throw the tied leather straps to cross the fjord.
*4: Give the gems to the dragon to pass.
*5: Fly across the canyon after making the wings.
*6: Reins.
*7: Pluto.
*8: Go into the hole to return to the forest (map 4).


MAP 6: ISLAND OF THE CYCLOPS
----------------------------

                                                        _______*4  _______*3
                                                       |       |  |       |
                                                       | Tree  |--|Valley |
                                                       |_______|  |___ ___|
                                                                      ^
                                                                   ___|___*2
                                                                  |       |
                                                                  | Cliff |
                                                                  |___ ___|
                                                                      |
 _______               _______    _______    _______    _______    ___|___
|       |             |       |  |       |  |       |  |       |  |       |
| Ruins |-------------|Jungle |--|Jungle |  | Cave  |  |Jungle |  |Jungle |
|___ ___|             |___ ___|  |___ ___|  |___ ___|  |___ ___|  |___ ___|
    |                     |          |          |          |          |
    |                     |       ___|___    ___|___    ___|___    ___|___
    |                     |      |       |  | Cave  |  |       |  |       |
    |                     |      |Jungle |--|Entrnce|  |Clearng|--|Jungle |
    |                     |      |_______|  |___ ___|  |___ ___|  |_______|
    |                     |                     |          |
 ___|___    _______    ___|___    _______    ___v___    ___|___
|       |  |       |  |       |  |       |  |       |  |       |
|Jungle |--|Jungle |--|Jungle |--|Jungle |  |Jungle |--|Jungle |
|_______|  |_______|  |___ ___|  |___ ___|  |___ ___|  |_______|
                          |          |          |
 _______    _______    ___|___    ___|___    ___|___
|       |  |       |  |       |  |       |  |       |
| Tree  |--|Jungle |  |Jungle |--|Jungle |  |Jungle |
|___ ___|  |___ ___|  |___ ___|  |_______|  |_______|
    |          |          |
 ___|___    ___|___    ___|___*1
|       |  |       |  |       |
| Beach |--| Beach |--| Beach |
|_______|  |_______|  |_______|


*1: GO BOAT to return to the boat.
*2: Say the word SUPPELTUEL to open the door in the cliff.
*3: Ride Pegasus to jump over the thorns.
*4: Ride Pegasus to return to Outside Castle (map 1).


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5.                          Copyright Information

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This file is Copyright 2008 Tom Hayes. As it can be difficult to keep track of
websites that haven't posted the latest version of this file. please do not
distribute it without my permission. Send an e-mail to me if you would like to
post this file on your website and you will likely receive a positive response.
If you do post the file. please keep it in its original form with all of the
sections intact and credit the author (Tom Hayes) as the writer of the file.
GAME INFO Ulysses and the Golden Fleece is an adventure game by On-Line Systems released in 1981 for Apple II, Atari ST and Commodore 64. It has a style, presented in Illustrated text and is played in a Third-Person perspective.

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