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Trafalgar Origins

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

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.

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

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.

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Great game
I just found a bug that is a little annoying, when you press spacebar to make the ship moves sometimes it doesn't move right or left, is really annoying but at least is not something that happens all the times

I really like the game man, 10/10

how to play the game


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.

Great game

Very original

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.