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Old 29-05-2004, 02:45 PM   #1
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Feel free to comment and discuss this game here. Also, if you have any useful tips or tricks don't hesitate to share them with the others! Thanks!

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Old 29-05-2004, 03:05 PM   #2
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See?

It pays to vote in the forum! This was the first winner as the most wanted game by Abandonia members and guests.

Hope you have fun playing it.
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Old 29-05-2004, 03:07 PM   #3
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thanks!
Not really my kind of game... I'll play it after the exams.
thanks again.

You know I've got a whole lot of old games and I'd love to give them (giving something in return) but i have no idea how.
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Old 29-05-2004, 03:53 PM   #4
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hmm looks cool gonna dl it later.
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Old 30-05-2004, 07:01 PM   #5
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This game had pretty lame programmers. Good idea though. I see they are working on a new 3d version now . Some people never learn.
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Old 02-06-2004, 07:07 PM   #6
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There are a lot of remaks lately of older games. Transport Tycoon is also being redone. See abandonware has shown people just how populair these games still are and now they are taking up the challange of making them make use of the new systems out there.
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Old 02-06-2004, 08:04 PM   #7
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...and most of the time these remakes succeed admirably well in both disappointing the old fans and failing to reach the young crowd
well thats not really true, it does soemtimes manage to reach the young crowd... and usually the old fans say "its nice... but its not like the original"
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Old 17-09-2004, 11:52 PM   #8
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Ah... This game brings back such memories. My friend hated this game so much I had to threaten him with physical violence to get him to play it - I loved it! This game taught me everything I know about 3-point turns and parallel parking. After bringing a 20,000 Ton cargo ship into port without tugs, parking a 4-door never scared me.

Some hints:

Don't be tempted at the start to set your home port up somewhere exotic. San Francisco is the best port and you always tend to end up there sooner or later, so you might as well start there.

Stay away from the really discount ship. Go for at least pre-owned. They sink less often

A really profitable run is electronics out on San Francisco to Cape Town, and then hang around in South Africa until somebody needs some arms shipped somewhere (hopefully back to America), you can make buckets of money doing this. (This is not a game for people with ethical dilemmas).

Don't bother getting your ship out of harbor yourself, it doesn't increase your status and costs so little that you might as well get the tugs to do it for you.

Don't feel bad when you accidentally ram the guys in the lifeboat when you are trying to pick them up. Hey. It's just the law of the sea. They weren't meant to make it. What the heck were they doing out in the middle of the ocean anyway?!! Seriously, it is almost impossible to pick them up, you need to be going almost in the same direction as them and just a little bit faster.

Guiding your ship through a reef is easier than getting it into Rio de Janeiro habour.

Check your office once a week like clockwork. Just pop in and out. This stops your accountant trying to pull one over you.

Probably most importantly. Never sail anywhere at full speed unless you have to because you’re on a time-limited contract. Slow your boats down to at least two thirds of full speed and you will save lots of fuel.

When fuel is cheap – fill up!

If you do take on a fixed term contract, remember to allow at about 10 extra days over what it takes to actually sail from port to port. The contract includes the time it takes you to load and unload the cargo (a day or two either side) and you often get held up for a few days outside a harbor waiting to get in. This can get expensive.

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Old 12-02-2005, 11:08 PM   #9
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This game didn't sell so well. I remember getting a free copy with 3DXL that I bought for my Amiga because they couldn't get rid of them. The game was alright, though.
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Old 24-02-2005, 05:43 PM   #10
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Unfortunately this game is on the market again. Ports of Call

It's silly - the publishers say that the windows version costs them traffic and they have to modernize it, but this isn't necessary for the old version.
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