Select New Game to start a new game from the Choose Game screen. Select Replay Mission to restart the current mission. Select Load Game to start a previously saved game. Select Players to open the Players dialog panel (only in multiplayer games). Select Save Game to save the current game. Select Delete Game to delete a previously saved game. Select Exit Game to exit the game. Options Menu
Select Display Options to set a new screen resolution on your monitor, or to place the game inside an independent window. Select Sound Options to adjust volume levels for music and sound effects. Select Speed Options to adjust the game and scroll speeds. Select Autosave to toggle on/off whether or not the game automatically saves the game during play. Select Messages to view game messages which appear as you play. Help Menu
Select Table of Contents to open the contents page for the online help. Select Tool Tips to toggle on/off tool tip messages.
Select Warnings to toggle on/off warning messages appearing as "banners" at the top of the screen.
Select About to view details about the game (version number, copyright
Cash Display: This display shows how many strings of cash your city currently has available. See p.68 for details. The typical Chinese coin was round with a square hole in it (called "cash" by English speakers). A thousand of these were put together on a loop of string, hence "string of cash."
Population Display: This display shows the current population of your city. See p.27 for details.
Chinese Zodiac/Year Display: This display shows the zodiac animal associated with the current year. For details about the Chinese Zodiac and its effects on play, see p.104. Element Display: This display shows the element associated with the current year. For details about the elements and their effects on play, see p.104.
Calendar Year Display: This display shows the actual calendar month and year in the game. The Chinese New Year starts in February.
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