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3 Classic Titles on 1 DVD-ROM

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Experience drama on the high seas with three best-selling classics brought together on one great DVD-ROM! PATRICIAN 3 - Set in the late Medieval period of Northern Europe as the Hanse begins to grow. Start as a small trader abd rise to become an influential Patrician. Will your fame help you rise to governor or leader of the Hanse? Immersive trade, economics, sea battles, diplomacy, bribery,blackmail and intrigue. PORT ROYALE - Establish your reputation and empire and construct trade routes in the Carribean of the 16th Century. Play as one of the four great nations: English, French, Spanish or Dutch with over 60 towns. Real-time full 3D sea battles with up to 20 ships. TORTUGA: PIRATES OF THE NEW WORLD - Experience the world of the Tortuga, either as a buccaneer in the service of His Majesty the King or as a feared and loathsome pirate. Plunder and loot ships and towns, including traders, pirates and even the Spanish Treasure Fleet. Complete missions ranging from shipwrecks and rescues to hunting pirates and attacking towns.


Product Titles Included

  • Patrician III
  • Port Royale
  • Tortuga - Pirates of the New World


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Patrician III

The Hanseatic League was founded in the middle of the 13th century to protect its members trading interests. Initially it was a loose organization of a few daring traders. Over time, however, it developed into a very powerful trading concern. North Sea and Baltic traders had to be a part of the Hanseatic League if they wanted to have any chance of succeeding. In its heyday, the Hanseatic League was much more than a community of merchants or towns. It held strong political sway and was something of a predecessor of the European Union. In other words, it was one of the first global players in the history of economics - even if only Europe and parts of Africa and Asia were known at that time, and America and Australia had not been discovered yet.

 Of course, not everyone could join the Hanseatic League. This was usually restricted to the patricians.  This class of wealthy and proud merchants ruled most towns in the Holy Roman Empire and even pushed the jealous nobility into the background.

Patrician III lets you join this exciting world of discovery and new beginnings. Protected by the Hanseatic League, traders travel between Luebeck and London, Cologne and Bergen, Riga and Novgorod. You are a small, but ambitious trader, bent on succeeding and shaping your own empire.  To this end you gather information, set up trading offices in other Hanseatic towns, take on various assignments for which you are not always best qualified, and indulge in as much bribery as your purse will withstand. However, it is not just base self-interest driving you in this. You also desire wealth for your home town and toil for recognition and prestige, dabble in local and national politics, ensure your competition is left standing and confront evil pirates and unreasonable princes. In a word, you are busy.

Features:

  • Patrician III is set in all twenty-four of the big towns in the Hanseatic League era. The town's surrounding countryside only plays a minor role. If the town is doing well, people will migrate from the countryside to the town. If the town is low on supplies, citizens will migrate to the countryside.

  • Set in the late Medieval period of Northern Europe, and the Hanse is beginning to grow.

  • Start as a small trader and rise to become an influential Patrician.  Will your fame help you rise to governor, or leader of the Hanse?

  • Immersive trade, economics, sea battles, diplomacy, bribery, blackmail and intrigue.




Port Royale

Port Royale lets you experience adventures in the Caribbean and the Gulf of Mexico during the 16th and 17th century. 4 nations - Spain, England, France, and Holland - are fighting for the colonization and have a total of 60 towns in the New World. How many towns each nation has is determined by the chosen start year, but Spain will always have the most towns, and Holland will always have the least.  There is a lively trade of goods between all towns. Each town must import goods it cannot produce itself from another town.  Additionally, regular transport convoys arrive from Europe in order to bring luxury goods and new settlers to the New World and to take back colonial goods.

Transport convoys only dock in Governor towns. This is why these towns have a huge supply of luxury goods and settlers that have to be distributed across the game world. Merchants prefer to call at towns of their own nations, and so colonial goods have to be brought in from other towns.  Wherever there are fully laden ships, there are also pirates lying in wait for them. Some of them are so notorious that the nations have put up a reward for their capture. Buccaneers further contribute to the insecurity of the ocean routes. They are equipped with Letters of Marque and have been charged by one nation to loot the ships of another nation. But buccaneers mostly stick closely to the territory of their own nation and hardly ever dare to loot in the vicinity of other nations' towns.

There is the legendary Spanish treasure fleet. This is a heavily armed military convoy that picks up the gold and silver extracted from the mines and takes it to Europe.

Features:

  • You can set the start year, aim, game duration, and the difficulty level of sea battles.

  • Experience the exciting atmosphere of colonial times. Once you set out on your first adventure, you can choose how to lead your life in the Caribbean.

  • Trading and transporting goods over the seas that are not always safe you also have the opportunity to buy Letters of Marque or to hunt down dangerous pirates.

  • You can establish your own production of goods or you can receive assignments and missions from the local Governor.

  • Establish your reputation and empire and construct trade routes in the Caribbean of the 16th Century.

  • Play as one of the four great nations: English, French, Spanish or Dutch, with over 60 towns.

  • Real-time full 3D sea battles with up to 20 ships.

  • Instant "Pick Up and Play" tutorial mode




Tortuga - Pirates of the New World


The aim of each scenario is to seize a certain number of towns within a given timescale. However, as you can only seize other nations. towns for your nation if a governor has instructed you to do so, you need to earn the governors. trust. You can achieve this by agreeing to complete other missions issued by the governors and maintaining good relations with their nation.  The most important missions are issued to you by the governors of your own nation. These are the scenario missions. Don't worry; you will always be given adequate warning. You won't be instructed to seize a town until you have accomplished a certain number of scenario missions. You need several of these missions before you can complete the scenario successfully.  There is also a secondary game objective: to get your hands on as much booty as you can! Seize a whole heap of booty by capturing towns, looting, completing missions and even trading. Whenever you share booty out among your crew, part of the booty is allocated to your personal assets. The more personal assets you have, the higher your score will be at the end of the game.

Features:

  • Experience the world of Tortuga, either as a buccaneer in the service of His Majesty the King, or as a feared and loathsome pirate.
  • Plunder and loot ships ad towns, including traders, pirates and even the Spanish Treasure Fleet.
  • Undertake missions ranging from shipwrecks and rescues to hunting pirates and attacking towns.







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Windows Requirements

  • Windows 98SE, Me, 2000, XP
  • Pentium II 450 MHz processor
  • 64 MB of RAM
  • 560 MB Hard Drive space
  • 4X DVD-ROM drive
  • 16 MB DirectX 8 compatible Graphics Card
  • DirectX compatible Sound Card
  • DirectX 9.0 or higher (supplied on DVD)
  • 1024 x 768 screen resolution required
  • Note: Some non-standard Notebook/Laptop chipsets may be incomplete
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