About This DWanual

This Technical Supplement and Tutorial booklet is designed to show you how to install, load, and begin to play High Seas Trader so that you can start enjoying your new game as quickly as possible. We suggest that you begin by working through the Quick Start Tutorial section. After you have gone through the tutorial, you can use the main Game Manual to learn about the more advanced aspects of game play. Be sure to read the Rules Changes and Additions section of this booklet, and to check your...

Battle Tutorial

As you ply the ocean trade routes, you will inevitably run into hostile vessels. If an approaching ship comes into view or opens its gunports to attack, your First Mate will let you know. When you see another ship on the horizon, click on it with your tclcscopc lens to see its nationality and ship type. When an enemy ship attacks you. your helm controls will automatically shift to Combat If you wish to initiate an attack, select the Cannon button on your helm to switch to Combat Mode. To fire...

Setting Sail

To board your ship, placc your mouse pointer on the ship in the port screen so that the Leave Port panel appears, and click. Select Leave Port on the panel that appears. You will now be aboard your ship, with a view of the ocean at the top of the screen and your helm controls at the bottom see Navigation Mode on your Quick Reference Card . To get underway, first click on the mast to raise the sail. Your overview map on the right side of your helm will show your your location marked by a yellow...

The Market

Next to the word Gold beneath the chart is the number of gold picccs you have at your disposal to use in the market. Next to 'Tonnage Used are two numbers. The first indicates the space already occupied in your cargo hold and the second indicates the total space available in the cargo hold. The number 74 300, for example, tells you that 74 tons arc currently occupied aboard your ship out of a total 300 tons of capacity. Note Tonnage used includes items other than cargo, such as supplies and...

Installation and Jloaintj

This game cannot be run from a floppy drive or entirely from a CD-ROM drive. If you have purchased High Seas Trader on 3.5 disks, you must first install the game to your computer's hard drive. The entire game will occupy about 13 megabytes of space when fully installed. Each game you save will take up an additional 50K of space. If you have purchased the game on CD-ROM, you must first install a portion of the game to your hard drive. The installed portion will occupy about 3.5 megabytes of...