DescriptionAs a 19th century merchant newcomer, the player needs to buy a ship, find a crew, load a few goods on the ship, and sail into the horizon, until the player reaches a port with a demand for said goods. The next step is to expand by buying more ships, creating regular trade routes, and becoming the head of a regular trading company.
1869 focuses on management and economy, rather than action. Actual sailing is done by plotting a route and then watching the days go by, interrupted only by the occasional random event. Basically the main activities are planning routes, watching out for special assignments (that pay well if completed on time) and generally trying to steer clear of the shores of bankruptcy.
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- "1869: History Experience Part I" -- Ingame English-language title
- "1869: Hart am Wind!" -- German title
- "1869: Erlebte Geschichte Teil I" -- Alternate German title (on back cover)
Part of the Following Groups
|No frills, no surprises, no explosions - just plain business||Isak (624)|
|Play Time||Oct, 1992||85 out of 100||85|
|PC Joker||Aug, 1992||85 out of 100||85|
|Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft||1993||84 out of 100||84|
|ASM (Aktueller Software Markt)||Jul, 1992||10 out of 12||83|
|PC Games (Germany)||Sep, 1992||74 out of 100||74|
|Power Play||Aug, 1992||72 out of 100||72|
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Music routinesChicken / Electronic Rats ripped the music replay routines from 1869, creating one of the most widely used FM music players and formats ever: the HSC format. It was used in many BBS intros, and the replay routines had interfaces in C, Pascal, and ASM.
Title translation1869 was originally released in Germany with the sub-title "Hart am Wind" - meaning Hard against the wind.
- Amiga Joker
- Issue 02/1993 – #2 Best Simulation of 1992 (Readers' Vote)
- PC Games (Germany)
- Issue 01/1993– #2 Best Economical Simulation in 1992
Additional information contributed by Mickey Gabel.
Related Web Sites
- 1869 Database (Small page with a database of traded goods and cities.)