Demo: American Conquest Demo
This real-time strategy game will use an enhanced version of the Cossacks game engine, and it will cover more than 300 years of North American history, beginning in 1492.
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- American Conquest - Demo Readme File
The demo provides one single player mission and multiplayer games with 2 out of
If you play the mission on easy or normal you will learn what to do.
Find more informations: www.americanconquest.de
Huge Battles, huge fun!
1. System Requirements
3. Tactical Tipps vs. Moral
4. Release Date & Contact
1. System Requirements
Minimum configuration: Celeron-400, 64 MB of RAM, allowing the game to run
reasonably well with a 800?600 resolution; to launch the game the monitor must
support 1024?768 mode.
Recommended configuration: Pentium III-1000, 256 MB of RAM.
The game supports Win 95, Win 98, Win 2000, Win Me, Win NT 4.0 with Service
Pack 6, Win XP.
The game requires an SVGA monitor and a video card which supports DirectDraw.
Your monitor must support a 1024x768 resolution. Make sure you have at least
DirectX 7.0 installed, or preferably DirectX 8.1 (recommended). If you do not
have DirectX installed, contact Microsoft to obtain it.
The game requires a sound card. Make sure you have at least DirectX 7.0
installed, or preferably DirectX 8.1 (recommended). If you do not have DirectX
installed, contact Microsoft to obtain it. Old ISA cards may cause improper
performance. If you have a YamahaXG card, it is strongly recommended to install
the latest drivers. Application of the earlier driver versions for this type of
sound card may cause malfunctions and freezing of the OS. Should this occur, we
recommend either replacing the card or turning the sound off.
The game is controlled with the help of a standard two-button mouse and
keyboard compatible with the Microsoft standard. Joysticks are not supported.
To install and properly run the demo you will require 400 MB of hard disk space
and a 12x CD ROM drive.
To run multiplayer games make sure you have a network card and IPX or TCP/IP
protocols installed on your computer.
Note! To restore a multiplayer game, the number of players must coincide with
that in the interrupted game, and their colors must match. All the players must
also have the correspondent Autosave file on their computer.
Note! You don't need a box id to play via the internet game server. Ignore this
You can access the game options either from the main menu by clicking on
"Options", or when in the game by pressing F12 and then selecting "Options". In
the options menu, you can adjust the resolution in a range from 800x600 to
1600x1200, change the game speed and scrolling speed and increase or decrease
the volume of music and sounds.
C - Build a town hall.
B - Build a stable.
D - Build a dwelling I.
B - Build a 17th century barracks.
K - Build an 18th century barracks.
T - Build a storehouse.
N - Build a mine.
H - Build a church.
F - Build a shipyard.
E - Build a trade post.
Y - Build a mill
Y - Create an archer, mounted archer.
S - Create a harquebusier, warrior with slingshot, shooter, mounted shooter,
17th century dragoon, shaman, priest.
D - Create an 18th century dragoon.
Z - Create a fusilier.
P - Create a pikeman, halberdier.
T - Create a warrior with tomahawk, warrior with blowpipe, spearman.
R - Create a rider.
N - Conduct a mine upgrade.
Y - Conduct a mill upgrade.
S - Issue "Stand Ground" order.
V - Cancel "Stand Ground" order.
D - Issue "Disable Attack" order.
E - Issue "Enable Attack" order.
P - Issue "Patrol" order.
G - Issue "Guard" order/cancel guard mode.
R - Order infantry to assume column formation; cavalry wedge formation.
K - Order infantry to assume square formation; cavalry column formation.
F - Reinforce formation.
G - Group/ungroup units.
C - Order infantry to assume rank formation; cavalry rank formation.
J - Dismiss formation.
Ctrl + right-click - Better alignment of units; this function provides a better
view of the location, e.g. of several unit formations.
Shift + resource amount button (100, 1,000, 10,000 or 100,000) - Multiply
amount by 100.
F 11 - Take a screenshot.
L - Zoom view
3. Tactical Battle Tips
By using your troops cleverly you can overcome a numerically superior enemy.
The weapons and morale of your troops play an important role.
You have a squad of shooters and halberdiers which are attacked by the enemy.
Place your troops in the following order: the shooters in front with the
halberdiers protecting the rear (see picture; the arrow indicates the direction
of the enemy attack).
Select your troops, issue the "Stand Ground" order and select "Disable Attack"
for your shooters. This will prevent them from unauthorized actions and secure
a maximum operational readiness. Due to the fact that your units' firing power
diminishes with distance, it is important to let the enemy come closer before
As soon as the enemy comes within the maximum range of your firing power, click
"Enable Attack" for your shooters, so that they will loose a demoralizing and
devastating volley on the enemy.
It takes time for your shooters to reload their weapons. Thus, your next step
is to have them take cover behind the halberdiers. Meanwhile, the enemy units
standing close to those you killed are demoralized and it is likely some will
flee. The rest will continue to advance.
While the shooters are reloading, the halberdiers can easily defend themselves
against the uncoordinated enemy troops, who have already been greatly
diminished by your first volley.
Thus, using a simple tactical maneuver you have prevailed over the numerically
superior enemy troops with as few losses as possible. Another important aspect
is that your troops have gained experience, and will perform even better in the
next battle. This shows how the game morale and experience system allows a
relatively small force to advance successfully through enemy ranks, all the way
up to the enemy base.
American Conquest will be released in Q4/2002 in Germany. For more informations
www.americanconquest.de oder www.cdv.de
American Conquest / (c)2000-2002 CDV SOFTWARE ENTERTAINMENT AG und GSC GAME
CDV Software Entertainment AG, Neureuter Str.37b, 76185 Karlsruhe, Germany
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