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UPDATED v.1.4.3 (8th July 2010)
Copyright notice added

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UPDATED v.1.4.1 (24th June 2010)
Instances of the game crashing in multi-player mode have been identified and fixed. Various other minor bugs identified and fixed.

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UPDATED v.1.3.0 (25th May 2010)
The following changes have been made in response to player feedback:

The game has been re-optimised to reduce RAM requirements which should now prevent problems during mission load that some users on lower spec machines have been experiencing. Please note that the recommended level of RAM required for this game is 2GB.

Right click to remove auto-zoom. To completely prevent zooming you also need to turn auto-quality off

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Trafalgar Origins is an educational online game set against a backdrop of British, French and Spanish tensions during the Napoleonic wars. In the game you take command of a Royal Navy ship and her crew, to go to battle in historical recreations of Napoleonic naval battles.

There are two modes of gameplay - Single Player and Multi-player.

There are 18 single player missions in total, split into 3 main groupings of Training, Arcade and Historic.

Training missions help you learn how to sail their ship as well as build up and manage your crew.

Arcade missions build on skills acquired during training, enabling you to take part in real nautical exercises, defeating foes, sinking ships and collecting loot.

Historic missions recreate actual skirmishes experienced by Nelson and the allied navy where you pit your skills against enemy ships.

The multi-player option allows you to play together in real time against up to four other users.

Have fun!

Recommended Spec:
Windows XP / Mac OX 10.4 or later
2.5Ghz Single Core CPU / 1.8Ghz Dual Core
2GB System RAM
10GB free hard drive space.

Reviews


BonsaiArcherBonsaiArcher

Rated 5 / 5 stars January 31, 2012

Incredible!

Couldn't imagine that there was such a game for free! I love the look, and the little facts, and the gameplay itself - really gives you a feel of how it was back then. This is a dream come true.
Only complaint, as others have mentioned, are the avatars. They look a bit... strange.
And maybe a little thing - could there be a function to re-assign keys? I'm using a keyboard with a German layout, and Z and X are pretty far apart, which makes firing a bit difficult.


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astrodamastrodam

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars February 15, 2011

Great game

Very original


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tahthingtahthing

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars February 12, 2011

Cannons are fine

I don't know what everyone is moaning about, i find the cannons really easy to use. Though the addition of bow splinters would make my day I'm happy with my broad sides.
Another thing i would like to see is "Crossing the T" Which is firing down the length of ship to cause massive damage, it's real and it worked so give us some extra damage points for our trouble of lining our selves up.


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Nevarine1Nevarine1

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars February 9, 2011

Good game!

Nobody listen to the other reviews, they're just by people who can't handle a challenge. The firing on this game is fine, apparently no one knows what ballistics are, lol! The game is very realistic, and I like that, the only complaint I have for it is how the "avatars" look, whoever drew the faces needs to learn some human anatomy, lol!


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candalascandalas

Rated 5 / 5 stars February 6, 2011

really good

this is a nice game for good players, it requires some dinamic-physics knowledge to play, people who like easy games should play this, and is a good way to lear about history, sadly i didnt read anything of it. heh...


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