Game included in the
Hard drive space
Full download: 3.5 GB
Initial download: 3.5 GB
|Kb/s||20 MB||8 MB||512 KB|
|Time||24mn||1h 01mn||15h 56mn|
- Operating System : 2000/XP,Vista
- DirectX version :
- Processor : 2000 MHz
- RAM : 512 MB
- Video RAM : 128 MB
Category : Strategy
Difficulty : Average
Language : us
Publisher : Ubisoft
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The Settlers®: Rise of an Empire Gold
When you begin a mission, you will need to choose which knight you wish to send to represent you and serve as the town's leader. Early on, you will have only 2 knights to choose from, but you will gain more as you move through the campaign. Each of your knights has a passive ability, such as cheaper building costs or more tax revenue, and an active ability that can be used occasionally, such as free food for your settlers. To move your knight, select him or her by left clicking, then use the right mouse button on the location you wish to move to. If you right click on an enemy, your knight will attack that enemy.
To build new buildings, first choose the category of building that you want from the menu on the right side of the screen, then choose the specific building you want and place it on clear ground to build. A settler will appear from your storehouse with the necessary materials and will walk to the building location and begin construction. Once the building is complete, the settlers will automatically handle the building's operation. You can also upgrade by clicking the arrow button above a new building.
When you first begin your city, you will only control a small piece of territory on the map. To expand, you will need to capture new territory. First, you will need to send a unit to a new territory to discover it. If the territory is unowned, you can take control by moving your knight to the territory, then using the Build Outpost action. Once the outpost has been built, the territory is yours and you will be able to build there and use its resources. If you wish to take control of an occupied territory, you will need to attack the existing outpost to capture it.
It's important to remember that all of your buildings can be upgraded to improve their productivity. Generally speaking, you will want to try to upgrade all of your buildings as soon as you can afford to do so to make sure your town's economy is the best it can be. It is also important to upgrade your castle, cathedral, and storehouse as necessary to open up new promotions and increase the amount of available soldiers, settlers, and resource space
In order to make your city grow and prosper, you will need resources. Most resources must be gathered from specific resource points shown on your map. Some of these resources, such as wild game and fish, will replenish over time. Others, such as stone and iron, are limited and will eventually run out. To gather a resource, you will need to build the correct building near the resource point. Other resources, such as wheat, wool, or milk, can be created in your town through farms. Once you have gathered these raw materials, you will also need to build the proper building to process the material into a form your settlers can use. For example, game can be converted into both sausages to feed your settlers or soap to satisfy their cleanliness needs.
You create troops the same as any other type of product. Iron is mined, then turned into swords or bows at a weapon shop, then converted into troops at a barracks. Once enough troops have been created at a barracks, you can then conscript a squad. Once you have a squad of troops, you will be able to select them and move them in the same way that you control your knight.
Many buildings or units may require your knight to have a certain title before they will be able to be created. Each of these titles can be granted only once your city has completed a set of prerequisites. These may include having a certain number of settlers, collecting a given number of a resource or product, or upgrading your main buildings. To see what these prerequisites are for the next title, click the promotion button at the top of the minimap at the lower right. Once these are complete, move your knight to the marketplace at the center of town, then click the promotion button.
Tip: Speed Up
If you wish to make the game go faster, you can increase the speed of time by clicking on the clock button in the lower right hand corner of the screen.