Sailing Tips and Strategy Hints

Here are a few sailing tips to keep in mind * Avoid pirate areis, storms, rocks, and sandbars. If you run -into a storm, your ship, especially your sails, may be damaged, or you may be swept off course. * Rocks and sandbars can cause hull damage. * Some shallow water is passable, but will slow you down. * Watch your crew's morale as your voyages progress. It will change periodically. Your First Mate will warn you if morale drops

Buying a Ship

If you are successful at sea, you will eventually outgrow your ship. When this happens, you can trade in your vessel for a larger and faster one that can carry a larger crew, more cargo, and heavier artillery. Select Buy Ship from the Enter Dock option to see a list of ships available for purchase at any pof along with the overall damage rating negligible, light, moderate, heavy and cost for each. Select ViewAo take a closer look at a vessel. Click its components to see where the damage is. if...

The Charthouse

In order to sail from port to port, you'll need to build a collection of charts, or maps, of different geographical regions. You may travel through an area for which you do not have a chart, but if do, your crew will be unhappy and you'll run the risk of mutiny. In addition to buying charts for new regions, you may want to update your current charts periodically. New navigational hazards and new areas of pirate activity will be discovered and added to the charts. You will begin the game with a...

Purchasing an Estate

Estate dealers will appear when you visit your home port as soon as you have enough money to purchase an estate. Likewise, when you own an estate, dealers will appear as soon as you have saved enough to buy a larger one. An estate boosts your nobility ranking and provides a place for you to store your treasures. If you buy treasures before you own an estate, or if you collect more treasures than your estate can hold, you will have to keep them aboard

Keyboard Commands

To exit the game at any time, hold down the lt Alt gt key, and at the same time hit the lt XN key on your keyboard. See your Technical Supplement and Tutorial booklet for a list of other keyboard commands, which you may find more convenient than using the mouse. When you first start up High Seas Trader, you will see several title screens and an animated introduction. If you wish to skip these, just hit the lt Entcr gt key on your keyboard until you see the panel that says What arc your orders,...

Cjame jWanual

When the attacking side's color pushes the defender's color over the line, the attacker has won the fight. .fc _ The board screen includes three buttons Retreat If you initiated the attack, you have the option to retreat at any point during the course of the battle. But if you click the Retreat button, your enemy will have the opportunity to board your ship. If your opponent is attempting to board you, the Retreat button will become a Surrender button. Pause...