The Settlers box art.
|Developer(s)||Blue Byte Software|
|Publisher(s)||Blue Byte Software|
|Genre(s)||Real Time Strategy|
|Mode(s)||Single player, multiplayer|
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The Settlers (also known as Serf City, original German title Die Siedler) is a slow-paced Real Time Strategy computer game by German developer Blue Byte Software, first released in 1993 for Commodore Amiga and in 1994 for the PC. The German language (de ''Deutsch'') is a West Germanic language and one of the world's major languages. A real-time strategy ( RTS) Video game is a strategic game that is distinctly not turn-based. A personal computer Game (also known as a computer game or simply PC game) is a Video game played on a Personal computer, rather Germany, officially the Federal Republic of Germany ( ˈbʊndəsʁepuˌbliːk ˈdɔʏtʃlant is a Country in Central Europe. Blue Byte Software is a Video game developer based in Düsseldorf, Germany, founded in 1988 Events March &mdash In Sweden, the Swedish Video game Magazine Super PLAY (SP starts The Amiga is a family of Personal computers originally developed by Amiga Corporation. Events 1994 &mdash Nintendo calls this year "1994 The Year of the Cartridge" IBM PC compatible computers are those generally similar to the original IBM PC, XT, and AT.  It was the first game of its type, blending together principles which had not been seen in a single game before, and defined the line of the later Settlers games. On the hardware available at the time, the game could control a maximum of 64,000 individuals, all behaving autonomously. 
The game is played through a mouse operated point and click interface. In Computing, a mouse (plural mice, mouse devices, or mouses) Point-and-click is the action of a Computer user moving a cursor to a certain location on a screen ( point) and The player cannot directly control units, but instead places orders to build or attack buildings. Except when attacking, units are further controlled by designating the paths on which they may walk.
A new player may begin a series of predefined games against computer opponents of increasing difficulty. Alternatively, the player may select a landscape of any size (memory permitting) and play against up to three other opponents of choice. The computer will generate a random landscape, or one based on a seed number given by the player. Finally, the player may opt not to play and allow up to four computer controlled opponents to play against each other; the player may spectate freely on all of them, including their statistics. Statistics is a mathematical science pertaining to the collection analysis interpretation or explanation and presentation of Data.
Paths designated by the player enable communication and transport through the settlement, which begins at the player's castle. A castle is a defensive structure seen as one of the main symbols of the Middle Ages. The ends of paths are always denoted by flags. People and goods circulate through this path network. Goods circulate in a human chain system, in which workers take goods from one flag and drop them at the next one, and goods accumulate at flags (a maximum of eight items per flag); a priority system, which is tweakable by the player, decides which goods are to be taken first.
Priorities are there to decide which goods at flags should be transported first, which of the four mine types (iron ore, gold ore, coal or stone) receives food first, where raw materials coming from mines go, where iron goes (blacksmith or tools maker), and a variety of other prioritisations. Iron (ˈаɪɚn is a Chemical element with the symbol Fe (ferrum and Atomic number 26 An ore is a volume of rock containing components or Minerals in a mode of occurrence that renders it valuable for mining blacksmith is a person who creates objects from Iron or Steel by Forging the Metal; i Tweaking them properly is encouraged.
If placement of buildings and roads is not carefully planned out by the player, so that different paths for goods use the same waypoints (as an extreme, having only one central castle), it inevitably will lead to traffic jams. A waypoint is a reference point in physical space used for purposes of Navigation. If no counter action is taken (re-routing the goods, distributing more warehouses, better planning out where to place buildings), such single bottlenecks can spread out and jam more and more waypoints, leading to shortages because goods can not reach their destination fast enough anymore.
Despite the appearance of rolling hills, all paths and game maps are built on a grid of overlapping hexagons, with flags and buildings positionable at the vertices. Regular hexagon The internal Angles of a regular hexagon (one where all sides and all angles are equal are all 120 ° and the hexagon has 720 degrees A regular hexagon denotes perfectly flat land, while pulling in the vertices gives the impression of steepness.
Although small, the workers in the game are extremely detailed and cleverly animated. Each individual worker may be followed around by the player, and always acts in character. In several of the buildings, workers may be seen working inside. Only when completely cut off from their road network (e. g. by enemy invasion) do workers wander aimlessly around.
The atmosphere is enhanced by background music. If this is turned off, digital sound effects of the various workers are played, alongside other ambient noises such as the tweeting of birds, the grunting of pigs, the yells of the knights in battle, or the sound of wind in the mountains.
Compared to modern games, The Settlers is quite a slow-paced game- and unlike its sequels, it has no way to accelerate the time. Some time-dependent features of the game can therefore take a long time, such as upgrading a freshly recruited knight up to the fifth and highest level. Knight is the English term for a social position originating in the Middle Ages. But knights also get stronger with the amount of gold you have, so you can mine more gold to get a stronger military. Gold (ˈɡoʊld is a Chemical element with the symbol Au (from its Latin name aurum) and Atomic number 79 And while the statistics dialog of The Settlers features a 50-hour scale, and on a big map you may play a game lasting even longer, a typical campaign is won in far less time.
Consequently there can occur seemingly curious aspects of time dilation. For example, a farmer can sow and reap a full field of crops in half an hour, the same time it may take a fisherman to catch a fish, or the player to carry out an invasion against an enemy stronghold.
Lots of different jobs and resources exist. Jobless people convert (forever; they cannot be converted back, with the exception of knights killed in battle) into dedicated people when there are new buildings finished which require them; and in order to do so, they need tools, which are specific to each job. There exists a building type which makes tools, but it makes more or less of each kind according to tweakable priorities.
As well as ensuring military supremacy, the entire economy of the kingdom is under the player's control. An economy is the realized social system of production exchange distribution and consumption of goods and services of a country or other area There are three sources of food:
All types of food are necessary to feed miners, who dig for four materials: coal (for smelting ore), iron ore, gold ore and stones (for building with).
Two types of smelter will take one unit each of coal and gold or iron ore and produce (respectively) a pure ingot of gold or a bar of iron. Gold is required to "pay" the knights (and makes the knights stronger at attacking enemy guard huts/watchtowers/castles).
Many other classes of worker exist in the game. Stone cutters cut from piles of stones which lie on the surface; once these are exhausted, stone must be mined. Woodsmen plant trees as a renewable resource. Woodcutters chop down the trees into logs. Logs are taken to the sawmill to be cut into planks. Planks and iron can be used to make tools by the toolmaker. Iron and coal are required by the smith to make weapons (without which the knights cannot be armed). Geologists may be sent out into the hills to prospect for ore. A geologist is a contributor to the Science of Geology, studying the physical structure and processes of the Earth and planets of the solar system Boatbuilders take planks and make boats for transport across water. Finally, builders take planks and stone and construct new buildings to order. Simple huts require only one plank and one stone; complex buildings (such as a new stock house) may require several units of both planks and stone, and a long time, to complete.
The player may divert resources according to need; for example, once a good stock of boats is built up, it is no longer necessary to waste planks by giving them to the boatbuilder. The player must also choose how much wheat goes to the miller and how much to the pig farmer.
A series of intuitive graphs and flowcharts allows the player to supervise the economic life of the kingdom and make small adjustments to optimise production.
Once the kingdom has achieved a certain size, it takes on a life of its own, and a flourishing economy will almost run itself, which is one of the many satisfying aspects of the game. While some resources (trees, wheat, etc. ) are available in infinite supply, others (notably ores) eventually become exhausted. Strategic players attempt to cut off enemies from these resources, and invade their territory to capture them. On a more minor level, the woodcutter and fisherman will each happily wander onto enemy territory and cut down their trees or catch their fish.
Up to four players may compete for a single landscape, up to two of which may be player-controlled (using a vertical split screen). The computer characters vary from being peaceable and placid to being aggressive and warlike. Workers wear coloured shirts to identify their allegiance.
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