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W E L C O M E T O W O R L D E M P I R E There you stand: alone, confident. The building whose baroque balcony rails you are gripping is a massive structure - actually the capital building of your country. You gaze up at the clear, azure sky, then downwards to the skyline of your beautiful capital city. A humbling aura of history clouds your thoughts - but not your vision - as you further lower your gaze to the city streets below. There is a noise rising from there. Rather, there is a thunder rising! Incredibly, as far as your eyes can see, the streets, boulevards, byways, and even alleyways of your city are packed with the people responsible for your rise to power as their supreme leader. Masses of loyal, idealistic faces return your gaze as they voice their approval of your mission with long, loud, appreciative cheers! Your mission? Not less than to conquer the entire planet and institute a worldwide government under the auspices of your beloved ideology. World Empire is a strategy game based on a time in the not too distant future when nationalism is on the decline. The people of the world are tired of the weakened nationalist governments that are constantly bickering with one another over trade restrictions and border disagreements. The beliefs of the world population have polarized into two to four ideologies (depending on the number of players in the game!). Each ideology has a strong, determined leader who considers himself to be militarily capable of uniting the bworld under one government. Here is a brief summary of the four major ideologies and their leaders: The Populist Movement It has been 10 years since the Populist movement swept like wildfire around the world. Growing out of the democratic movement that sprang up in Europe during the late 1980's, it was carried by enthusiastic students, artists, and intellectuals who organized rallies, protests, and marches. Their enthusiasm led to the overthrow of a number of governments. Local populations joined them and the populist flag became synonymous with youth. They have a dynamic leader who has promised that one day they will cover the whole world. He has raised a number of armies of his own and rumor has it that he plans to take over leadership of other populist countries as well as defeat the three other world parties . The Militarist Ideology Disgruntled army leaders executed rapid coups in a number of African countries during the last years of the 20th century. The subsequent success of the economies of those countries led to growing support for military leadership in other nations. A fiery young army officer in Morocco rose rapidly to the rank of general and his charismatic personality has generated a great deal of followers who regard him as a potential world leader. The Militarist ideology bears close watching in future years. The Socialist Ideology Socialists owe their beginnings to a group of Central American countries who amalgamated in 2004 and formed a coalition promoting world unity as a means for better distribution of national resources. Opposition in their home territory has, at times, tipped the balance of power and ousted them. However, their ideology has aroused a lot of support among some countries. At present the most powerful exponent of it, both militarily and philosophically is a highly educated young general noted for his military campaigns and his best selling book Share The Wealth or Lose It. Some critics feel that his world unity plans call for one leader, himself! The Realists Many people don't remember the obscure beginnings of the Realist ideology. Apparently, it started in a small village in eastern Canada, known as Pugwash Junction, by a frustrated smoker who felt that cigarette taxes were too high. He organized thousands of disgruntled smokers who overthrew the government and dropped cigarette prices from $6.46 a pack to 25 cents. Gradually, the push for realistic prices spread to other things. The present head of the Realist Party can't remember what happened next; but it must have been quite a bit since the Realists are determined to take over the world with their leader, a grandchild of the original Pugwash Junction revolter (and a non-smoker!). T H E C H A L L E N G E Can you do it? Can you defeat the other ideological bleaders and create your own empire? Or, if you haven't anyone else to conquer, can you defeat bthe evil General - 'Chip' Silicon - in Computer Play Mode? What are REVOLUTIONS? World Empire will provide the answers to these questions and give you hours of enjoyable hegemony! Enjoy! "May you always occupy fully". ============================================================================= ============================================================================= ============================================================================= ============================================================================= ============================================================================= ============================================================================= ============================================================================= ============================================================================= ============================================================================= World Empire is a game that blends strategy and luck to achieve world conquest. ============================================================================= World Empire Is ShareWare. Please, if you enjoy the game, send a contribution to us at: Viable Software Alternatives Casey Butler RT 10 Box 360 Carbondale, Illinois 62901 ============================================================================= Object of Game: --------------- To conquer the world and bring it under your ideology and leadership! For ideas see Strategies below. Program Requirements: --------------------- - An EGA or VGA Graphics card with 256k on board - An IBM or Compatible Computer with 512k Memory - MicroSoft Compatible Mouse (Optional) Mouse Users: - In general, anywhere in the instructions that the <ENTER> or <SPACEBAR> keys are mentioned, you will use the LEFT MOUSE BUTTON. - When there is a reference to the <ESC> key, use the RIGHT MOUSE BUTTON. - When there is a reference to the <F1> key, DOUBLE-CLICK the RIGHT MOUSE BUTTON. - For the movement of the Game Selection Indicators (the SWORD and the large purple ARROW), only the up and down motion of the mouse is read by the program. - Throughout the following text, special notes will appear where Mouse functions differ from keyboard functions. Starting World Empire (hard disk): Copy all files provided on the program floppy disks into an appropriately named directory on your hard drive. Your program disks should contain the following files: AFRICA CNT 2739 bytes ASIA CNT 4605 AUSTRALI CNT 393 EUROPE CNT 1721 NORTHAM CNT 3200 SOUTHAM CNT 1488 EMPIRE EXE 258034 ACOORDS VBL 284 ATTACKS VBL 1278 BIGALPH VBL 4280 BORDERS VBL 72 CONTINEN VBL 246 COUNTRY VBL 3195 PAINT VBL 968 RESOURCE VBL 184042 SMLALPH VBL 4280 VINDEX VBL 1824 Make sure you are in the directory where all of the files included with World Empire have been copied. Now type "EMPIRE" at the DOS prompt and press <ENTER>. After the title screen appears (the one with the globe!), press the <ENTER> key on your keyboard to begin. A window will pop up offering the you the choices: Start New Empire, or Load A Saved Game. If you haven't any saved games you wish to load, use the <ARROW KEYS> to move the Sword over the button beside START NEW EMPIRE and press <ENTER>. You will be asked to enter the number of players. World Empire can be played by 1 to 4 players. If a one player game is selected, game play will take place against the computer. Each player will then be asked to enter their name. Throughout the game, the program will refer to each player by their name prefaced with "General", so be sure to enter your name with this in mind! MOUSE NOTE: The Mouse Text Entry Window If you would like to use the mouse for input, press the RIGHT BUTTON when the flashing input cursor is displayed. A special window for mouse text entry will pop up. Use the arrow and the Letter Boxes just as you do your fingers and the keyboard. When your typing is complete, place the arrow over the little box to the left of the word "DONE", and press the RIGHT BUTTON. The window will disappear, and what you have typed will be displayed in its normal location on the screen. If what you typed appears acceptable, press the RIGHT BUTTON again to continue. Otherwise, pressing the LEFT BUTTON will bring back the mouse entry window so you can edit what was entered. After entering their name, each player selects an ideology that appeals to them - and the flag that corresponds to that ideology. That player will keep this ideology throughout the entire game (Or until he surrenders to an opponent!). Map Color Menu -------------- Next, a selection of map colors is offered. Use the <ARROW KEYS> to place the Arrow on your choice and press <ENTER>. Depending on the colors chosen, each player is assigned a color to which any country he conquers will change. Bon Voyage Screen ----------------- At this point, a screen will be displayed allowing each player to view their "portrait", as well as the name of their "Kicking Off" country (starting position). ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Playing The Game ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- After the Startup procedure, the GLOBAL MAP of the world is drawn. Each player's home country will be painted in his or her own color and their flag will fly high over that country. A window with the name of the player who will play first appears informing them that this is their turn. Press <ENTER> and this window is replaced by a large purple Arrow. Before beginning game play, we'll explain the Game Option Menu selections. Move the Arrow (using the <ARROW KEYS>) to the small flag displayed in the lower left-hand corner of the Global Map. This flag serves two purposes: as a constant reminder of whose turn it is; and as the button for the Game Option Menu. Press <ENTER> with the Arrow over this flag and the Game Option Menu will pop up. NOTE: You can also pull up the Game Option Menu by pressing the <ESC> key when you are viewing the Global Map. There are seven options which can be selected from the Game Option Menu. They are: 1. Exit Empire 2. Surrender 3. Sound On/Off 4. Blitzkrieg Mode On/Off 5. Save Game 6. Load Game 7. About Empire A brief explanation of each selection follows: Exit Empire Option ------------------ Choose this option to End the game. Remember to save the game if you wish to continue at a later date. Surrender Option ---------------- Choose this option only if you find there is no hope of winning. You may surrender to any of your opponents. When a player voluntarily surrenders, all countries he owns are turned over to the player he surrenders to. Additionally, any country whose original ideology was the same as the player who surrendered - will change to the ideology of the player to whom he surrendered. Sound Option ------------ Choose this option to turn the sound on and off. If the sound is on when this option is selected, it will be turned off. If the sound is off, it will be turned on. At the beginning of the game sound is ON. Blitzkrieg Mode Option ---------------------- This option is used to speed up the attack process. Setting it to "On" will cause all Automatic Attack animation sequences to be suppressed. This can come in handy when high numbers of armies are engaged in a battle. Save Game Option ---------------- Choose this option to SAVE the current game in order to resume play at a later date. Load Game Option ---------------- Choose this option to LOAD a previously saved game. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- How To Conquer! ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- That explains the Game Option Menu, now we'll move on to game play! Player one: use the <ARROW KEYS> to place the big purple Arrow over the continent where your home country is located and press the <ENTER> key. A large map (the CONTINENTAL MAP) of that continent will be shown on the screen. Each player is given 30 armies to begin their assault. Move the Arrow to your home country (unless it's already there!). NOTE: If you wish to go directly to a country without using the arrow keys you may press the first letter of the country's name and the arrow will jump to the first country whose name begins with that letter. Continue pressing that letter until the arrow is over the country you want. After selecting your country, press <ENTER> and a menu will pop up offering you four options: 1. Distribute armies 2. Attack 3. Transfer Armies 4. Pass An explanation of each option follows: Distribute Armies Option ------------------------ This is only done at the beginning of each turn, but the armies can be distributed into any of the countries owned by the current player. All newly recruited armies must be distributed before game play continues. The Sword will not move from "Distribute Armies" until this has been accomplished, nor will it go to "Distribute Armies" if all new armies have been distributed. See the section titled "Transfer Armies" for detailed instructions on how to use the distribution buttons. NOTE: When you are viewing any of the 6 Continental Maps you may see a list of the countries bordering the country your arrow is on by pressing the <F1> key. This list shows: Bordering countries, the number of armies in each country, the country's owner (by flag and color), and the country's original ideology (by flag). Attack Option ------------- You can only attack a country that borders on your chosen country. Place the Sword on this option and press the <ENTER> key. A window will appear listing all the countries that border the country you are attacking from. You may attack any of these countries (unless you already own them!). Beside each country is a flag, a colored block, and another flag. The first flag and colored block represent the current owner of that country, the second flag represents that country's ideology before it was conquered. If there is no colored block, it indicates the country has yet to be conquered. Place the sword on the button beside the country you wish to attack and press <ENTER>. The Attack Window will pop up. During an attack the attacker is on the right side of the screen and the defender is on the left side of the screen. The winner of each battle is determined by who has more soldiers or tanks remaining after the battle. In the event of a tie the outcome is determined by each country's ideology. If you attack a country which shares your ideology, then you win the tie, but if you attack a country with a hostile ideology, they win the tie. Winners of these individual battles are determined randomly. If you are having bad luck you can break off an attack at any time by using the <ESC> key. When you conquer a country, a representative picture of the native people of that country will appear on the screen. If you conquered a country which originally shared your ideology the people will be smiling and in order to occupy that country you will need only one army of occupation. If the country you've just acquired was originally hostile to your ideology, then the people will be frowning and you will need a two to four armies to occupy your new country. If you decide to put less than the recommended number of armies in a country, you are risking REVOLUTION in that country. A Revolution can take place at any time during one of the next your next few turns. You'll have to decide whether it's worth the risk. After a revolution takes place the player of the original ideology of that country is given control of that country and is awarded 5 armies to occupy that country. Avoid Revolutions! They waste armies and can give an opponent a foothold in your territory. Transfer Armies Option ---------------------- You may transfer armies from one country to another, but after you make the transfer your turn is over and the next player's turn will begin. To accomplish the transfer, move the Sword to the button in front of the "Transfer Armies" selection, and press <ENTER>. A window with a list of countries to which you can transfer will pop up. Move the Sword to the country you wish to transfer the armies to, and press <ENTER>. Place the Sword on the button beside the (Plus +) sign and press the <SPACEBAR> to add the armies to their new country. If a mistake is made, use <ARROW KEYS> to move the sword to the button beside the (Minus -) sign and press the <SPACEBAR> to decrease the armies you added in the new country. Pass Option ----------- Choose this option to end your turn - and the next player's turn will begin. NOTE: You can also Pass when viewing the Global Map by pressing the <F1> function key. Strategies For Multi-Player Games: ---------------------------------- Your possible strategies will vary depending on where your home country is in relation to your opponent's. Here are a few suggestions: Go For The Throat: This strategy involves taking the shortest route to your opponent as soon as the game begins. You then use the armies given you for the conquests made along the way and hope they make you strong enough to engage your enemy when you arrive! Conquer And Fortify: This one is usually succesful in earning large numbers of armies. First conquer all of the countries in your present continent, then fortify the countries in your continent that border other continents. When you feel your continent is sufficiently protected, move on to the next continent you want to conquer. Look at the ideologies of a continent to decide whether to take it or not. Lots of friendly flags are a good omen. Guerilla Warfare and Subversion: Hang back while your opponent conquers his continent, but take countries to earn armies while moving closer to his countries. Then, at an opportune moment, you strike. Focusing on countries belonging to him, but that share your ideology, take away enough of his occupying armies that a revolution can take place in that country. If he cannot re-occupy the country soon enough, a revolution in that country will give you control of it - and five new armies. It is a bit risky though! Strategies For Games With 'Chip' Silicon (the computer): -------------------------------------------------------- You're on your own here! We CAN tell you that 'Chip' prefers the Conquer and Fortify Strategy, that he likes masses of armies, and that he is single-minded, lacks imagination, and dislikes suprises. Good luck! Winning The Game: ----------------- Any player who loses all his or her countries is forced to surrender to the player who defeated them. The player who defeats all of his/her opponents is declared the winner! The Emperor's Hall Of Fame: --------------------------- The player who defeats the most armies in OFFENSIVE battle is eligible for the Hall of Fame.
Quick Reference Card For World Empire (Version 1.00) When You Are On The GLOBAL MAP Screen: <Arrow Keys> - Used to move Selection Arrow around GLOBAL MAP and to move SELECTION SWORD pointer in OPTION MENU. <F1> - Pass your turn to the next player. <ESC> - Select and display game OPTION MENU <ENTER> - When on GLOBAL MAP - select and view CONTINENT MAP of continent under arrow. - When on TURN INDICATOR FLAG - displays GAME OPTION MENU. When You Are On The CONTINENTAL MAP Screen: <Arrow Keys> - Used to move Selection Arrow around CONTINENTAL MAP and to move SELECTION SWORD pointer in PLAYER OPTION MENU, ATTACK MENU, TRANSFER MUNU etc... <F1> - View Countries bordered by country under arrow. <ESC> - Return to GLOBAL MAP Screen <ENTER> - Display PLAYER OPTION MENU <SPACEBAR> - Used in conjunction with the Sword for moving armies in the TRANSFER, DISTRIBUTE, and OCCUPY Menus.
Disk No: 2980 Disk Title: Empire PC-SIG Version: S1 Program Title: Empire Author Version: 9/91 Author Registration: $15.00 Special Requirements: 512K RAM, EGA/VGA, and high density drive. A mouse is optional. Empire is a different kind of role-playing game. In it, up to four people take on roles of dictators and compete to conquer the world. Each player is given an equal number of armies, and takes turns moving them from country to country, attacking, and being attacked. An interesting twist of this game is that each dictator is assigned a political idealogy and, as you conquer countries, the occupants may be friendly or unfriendly. Friendly countries take less troops to occupy, and unfriendly countries can rebel and throw your troops out. Use the program's world and continent maps to determine your troop deployments. The maps are nicely designed, and you can use a mouse to move around. When you want to move or attack, all possible choices are displayed on pop-up menus for easy selection. When you do attack, a window opens up and you see small representations of men and tanks blowing each other up. The outcome of any battle is random, with the dictator having the most armies in the battle favored. Game design and graphics are well done. This is a solid version of the traditional military-strategy game. You can play one-on-one with the computer, but that can be a little boring. The real fun is when you have more than two human adversaries, and that's when the strategy gets interesting and challenging. Military-strategy games have been around a long time, and Empire has put a pretty face on this traditional game. It doesn't have the fast action of an arcade game, but if you're a fan of military-strategy games, Empire deserves a closer look. PC-SIG 1030D East Duane Avenue Sunnyvale Ca. 94086 (408) 730-9291 (c) Copyright 1989 PC-SIG, Inc.
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Also see these popular titles on the PC-SIG Retail Rack 7106 4DOS - Command.Com interpreter that enhances and adds commands. 7108 ALMANAC - Calendar/scheduler/information utility for MS Windows. 7104 ALT - Editor that does a little of everything. 7054 AMPLE NOTICE - Calendar and alarm clock program. 7045 AMY'S FIRST PRIMER - Teaches pre-reading child basic skills thru games. 7130 ANIMATED MATH - Fun tutorial for kids with variety of games and rewards. 7055 ARE YOU READY FOR CALCULUS, TUTOR 7069 ASEASYAS - Enhanced and refined spreadsheet program. 7048 AUTOMENU - Customized access system for programs, batchfiles, commands. 7131 BACK & FORTH - Task switching between programs, for intermediate+. 7082 BIBLE MEN - Quiz game. 7132 BOXER - Powerful, flexible, completely configurable text editing program. 7056 BRADFORD - Over forty font printing program for dot-matrix printer. 7057 BRIDGEPAL - Computer version of card game BRIDGE. 7085 CHARTS UNLIMITED - For engineers, architects, programmers, teachers, etc. 7114 COMMANDER KEEN - Superb arcade quality jump & dodge EGA/VGA game. 7119 CONTACT PLUS - Client tracking program rich with features. 7099 CRAZY SHUFFLE - Game for all that tests memory & concentration skills. 7058 CROSSWORD CREATOR 7120 DARK AGES - It takes at 286 with EGA to run this state of the art game. 7051 DANCAD 3D 7113 DESKTOP PAINT - Bit mapped paint program for .PCX .GIF .WPG files. 7059 DISK NAVIGATOR - DOS utility program. 7134 DUKE NUKUM - Superb, showstopping, best seller arcade/adventure game! 7060 EDRAW - Draws schematics, etc., even a layout for a printed circuit board. 7052 EQUATOR/PC-TOUCH - Excellent program for teaching math, science, finance. 7061 EXPRESSCHECK - Helps you manage your checking accounts. 7062 EZ-FORMS - Customizes forms. 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Journey into an Aztec pyramid and survive! 7036 PC-CALC+ - Number-crunching power, graphing, flexible report options for an ideal spreadsheet. 7047 PC-CHESS - Play in color against the computer or a human opponent. 7040 PC-DESKTEAM - An all-in-one utility/accessory program. 7049 PC-FILE 5.0 - All-purpose power database. 7090 PC-JIGSAW PUZZLE - 7044 PC-KEY-DRAW - CAD, paint, slideshow, and desktop publishing program. 7072 PC-MAIL - Simple mailing program that prints labels. 7071 PC-FOTO - Creates labels for slides, prints, or other collections. 7074 PC-PROMPT - Provides syntax prompting for DOS commands as you type. 7050 PC-WRITE - Powerful word processor for pro and novice alike. 7138 PERSONAL CALENDAR - Optional TSR, displays 3-months, clock, events, notes, and more. 7042 PIANOMAN - An exceptional music composition tool. 7133 PILOT - Good, fully-functioning, communications program. 7106 PKZIP, PKUNZIP, PKSFX - THE file compression, decompression program. 7075 POINT & SHOOT BACKUP/RESTORE - A highly recommended backup program. 7046 PRINTER UTILITIES - Banner, sideways, spooler, graphic screen dump, etc. 7139 PRINTPARTNER - An excellent clone of Print Shop; dot matrix or laser. 7121 PSEARCH - Search program for files, text, disks, even compressed files. 7076 QMODEM SST - A fantastic telecommunications program. 7112 QUIKMENU - Great menu program with beautiful graphics, passwords, and more. 7077 QUBECALC - A 3D spreadsheet with many advanced features. 7093 RACE! - A game of miniature car racing. 7098 RESUME SHOP - Puts together a credible, attractive, and persuasive resume. 7140 ROBOMAZE II - Become a Freedom Fighter; first of a three-series arcade game. 7111 RSE UTILITIES - Eight useful utilities, plus one captivating game. 7121 SAVE THE PLANET - Environmental database on global warming and the ozone. 7117 SCHOOL-MOM - Complete education tool, multi level Math, Music, English, Spelling, Art, and Time. 7115 SCRAMBLE - Crossword board game with stunning EGA graphics and optional mouse support. 7083 SIMPLY LABELS - Lets you design your own labels in any size you choose. 7118 SKYGLOBE - Fun astronomy program to view up to 15,000 stars. 7041 SPACEWAR - An excellent asteroid-type arcade game. 7110 SR-INFO - Database that handles simple to complex applications. 7078 STOCK - A specialized database for maintaining inventory control. 7091 SUPER PINBALL - A collection of five great pinball games. 7123 THE BETTER DIET ANALYZER - Helps you track calories, fat, and cholesterol. 7141 THE LAST HALF OF DARKNESS (VGA) - Dangers and treasures, a spine-shivering adventure game. 7102 TYPESETTER PC - Desktop publishing for dot matrix printers, can mix text and graphics. 7097 VEGAS JOHNNY'S DRAW POKER - A detailed graphics simulation of a draw poker game. 7095 VIRUSCAN - Superb program for guarding, finding, and cleaning viruses. 7094 WEAKLINK - Transfers files between different PCs via RS232 serial ports. 7079 WAMPUM - dBase III clone application development tool and enduser database management system. 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