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Does anyone remember the game (which I could have sworn was called) Discover the World for the Apple II? You started off as an explorer for Portugal, Spain, France, England, and maybe one of a few other countries. You determined what supplies to take with you and went out sailing and exploring the world. It had, for the time, decent graphics. You started out with a map of the known coast of Europe and as more coastlines were discovered they were added to your map. One of the most common things to do was to "map coast" around Africa or South America giving you the whole layout on your map as well as simply navigating you around those continents. Eventually if you brought back enough riches and established enough ports elsewhere you were promoted and could start assaulting the ports of other countries.

Does ANYONE remember what the hell this was called and where I can find it?

 

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post #2 of 11
Vertual Apple has a good list of Apple II games. I don't recall the game you are looking for. The two I spent way to much time on were Wiradry ( the whole series ) and Three Mile Island. Virtual Apple has an emulator so you can play it right from their site.

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Virtual Apple has tons of classics, but...

"requires Internet Explorer and Windows"

"uses ActiveX"

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post #4 of 11
Danni Berry's "Seven Cities of Gold"

http://www.the-underdogs.org/game.php?id=958
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post #5 of 11
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I wish that was it but unfortunately no. Seems like that game only lets you play starting out in Spain and is too focused on the New World. Thanks for trying NUM though.

 

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post #6 of 11
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Originally posted by BR
I wish that was it but unfortunately no. Seems like that game only lets you play starting out in Spain and is too focused on the New World. Thanks for trying NUM though.

Knights of Legend
http://www.mobygames.com/game/apple2/knights-of-legend
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post #7 of 11
OR

"New World" (also for the IIe)

"A hi res adventure for 1-3 players. A player
represents the monarch of either Spain, France, or England.
The new world is divided into 13 colonies. Your job is to
purchase colonies, soldiers, ships and conduct naval
maneuvers and launch expeditions to one of the 13 colonies.
Once there you search for gold. All commands are entered
from a menu, making it highly appropriate for youngsters."
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post #8 of 11
I found discover the world II on the Free Info Society. A quick google search brings it up. Its clearly for windows.

The company that makes it is called "Entrex Software" which has since gone out of business after being bought out by scholastic and etc. etc.

Hopefully that will help you find the original Apple IIe version. The windows version is fun, but i fondly remember the apple IIe version myself
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Virtual Apple has tons of classics, but...

"requires Internet Explorer and Windows"

"uses ActiveX"


Try this one for Mac (Intel only though).....

http://www.virtualapple.org/
post #10 of 11
i played the game your talking about, as a kid i played it for hours and hours, i believe the name was in fact "discover the world" but have not been able to find it anywhere, my mother trashed my old gs and all my software when i was in college 1frown.gif i recently bought a new iigs and am in the process of collecting the rest of the "gear" please message Me back if you find the disk image.
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Keeping this posting alive.. I do recall the game you're referring to. It was called, "Discover the World" and I remember playing it on the Apple IIe in elementary school. I remember some details of the game, like navigating the map, deciding what to do when you sailed into a storm, stopping to trade with other countries, etc. Every now and then I search for it to see if anyone has posted a disk image somewhere. Someone has it!

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