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                  GAME:  PIRATES GOLD
              PLATFORM:  SEGA GENESIS
                 GENRE:  STRATEGY/ADVENTURE
              TYPE FAQ:  IN DEPTH/HEX DUMP
               CREATOR:  MICROPROSE SOFTWARE INC., 1991
    AUTHOR OF THIS FAQ:  Kevin Butler AKA War Doc
                E-MAIL:  kevinb(at)technologist(dot)com
           FAQ VERSION:  1.03
    
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                                  TABLE OF CONTENTS
    
         UNIT   I:  INTRODUCTION
    
     1.  Legal Stuff
     2.  Version Information
     3.  Acknowledgements
     4.  Welcome
     5.  Overview
    
         UNIT   II:  THE DATA
    
     6.  File, Startup, Ending Operations
     7.  Game Messages
    
         7.1  City Information Messages
         7.2  Startup Messages
         7.3  General Messages
    
     8.  Game Data
    
         8.1  Cities and Towns
         8.2  Country of Loyalty
         8.3  Titles
         8.4  Your Characters Characteristics
         8.5  Your Ship and Crew
         8.6  In Town
    
         UNIT  III:  CONCLUSION
    
    9.  Afterthoughts
    
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    To find a particular chapter or subchapter do the following:
    
    1.  Highlight the chapter or subchapter name you wish to find.
    2.  Press CTRL-C
    3.  Press CTRL-F
    4.  Press CTRL-V
    5.  Press CTRL-F
    5.  You will arrive at the desired chapter or subchapter.
    
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    | 1.  LEGAL STUFF |============================================================
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    This guide may not be reproduced under any circumstances except for personal
    private use.  It may not be placed on any web site or otherwise distributed
    publicly without advanced permission from the author.  Use of this guide on
    any other web sit or as part of any public display is strictly prohibited, and
    a violation of copyright.  All content in this guide is Copyright 2003 by
    Kevin Butler.  Only the sites listed below have permission to publish this
    work or to display it:
    
    www.gamefaqs.com
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    If you wish to put this guide on your site, e-mail me and ask.  Save yourself
    the headache of putting up with lawsuits and whatnot because you failed to ask
    a simple "Can I post your guide on <insert site>?".  If you wish to use info
    in this guide, please acknowledge that you have done so.
    
    If you see this guide on any other site then the one listed above, please
    e-mail me.  If you wish to ask questions or give input to this guide, please
    e-mail me.  Just have Pirates Gold as the subject so I know it isn't
    another kooky vendor trying to sell me hair gel or another XXX site telling me
    I have new friends.
    
    +=========================+
    | 2.  VERSION INFORMATION |====================================================
    +=========================+
    
    Version 1.0   7/22/03:  A guide is born.
    
    Version 1.02  7/23/03:  Added IGN to allowed list.
    
    Version 1.03  8/15/03:  Fixed a couple of errors.
    
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    | 3.  ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS |=======================================================
    +======================+
    
    The following are a list of people or organizations that have made this FAQ
    possible:
    
    My wonderful family (who has had to put up with the tapping on the keyboard)
    Microprose for making a great strategy/adventure game
    GameFAQ's for putting up this FAQ
    
    +=============+
    | 4.  WELCOME |================================================================
    +=============+
    
    Welcome to my in-depth FAQ for Pirates Gold.  This is not, however, a FAQ or
    strategy guide for the game.  It is instead a data/hex dump of the program.
    What this means is that the data or information that was on the cartridge was
    dumped into a more useable form.  There are several purposes or reasons for a
    hex dump.  The big reason is that if you are playing a game and you don't think
    you have gotten everything, you can dump a programs contents to see all of the
    different items or objects that exist.  This is especially helpful with the
    "rumored" objects or the very rare objects that may occur in a game.  Another
    reason for a dump is if you are writing a FAQ for a game.  Granted you may have
    played the game many times over, but you want to make sure the information is
    correct; this is the way to confirm your information.
    
    I will attempt to make this guide as user friendly as possible.  I will explain
    each section and chapter as they occur for what data you are looking at.  I
    will also explain some of the more interesting things that I found after I did
    the dump.  Again, this is not a strategy guide.  It is instead to be used as a
    resource to enhance your game playing experience.  Since there are no spoilers
    in the game, most things that appear in this guide should not be a surprise as
    you go through the game.
    
    If you wish to e-mail me your thoughts on this FAQ, better ways of doing
    things, other strategies, etc., feel free.  Make sure you put Pirates Gold FAQ
    in the subject.  If you don't, I'm liable to discard the e-mail as spam.
    
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    | 5.  OVERVIEW |===============================================================
    +==============+
    
    Pirates Gold is a game that takes place during from the late 17th to late 18th
    centuries.  It was a time when the Spanish Empire was at the peak of its power
    and the other European nations wanted what Spain had.  To achieve this goal,
    those nations enlisted privateers (or pirates) to rob from the Spanish.  This
    robbery took the form of plundering towns, capturing the silver train or
    treasure fleet, or taking hostages.  In addition to sailing the high seas
    around the Spanish Main, your character also had to keep his own crew happy
    with regular doses of gold and other riches.  Dangers lurked around every
    corner since you could be captured or have a ship blown from under you
    stranding you on some remote shore for many months.  It was a hard life but
    rewarding for those who reveled in it.  There are a lot of twists and turns in
    this game and it definitely will keep you busy.  Good luck on your pirating
    career.
    
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    | 6.  FILE, STARTUP, ENDING OPERATIONS |=======================================
    +======================================+
    
    These are the operations for loading and saving a game.  You can save up to
    four games on your cartridge.  As long as the battery backup is working, you
    can spend endless hours playing.  This also includes where you start a new
    game.
    
    Select save game slot:
    You can't save your game outside of a city!
    Not a valid game save record. Choose another slot or exit.
    
    $1Start a New Career?$0
    $1Continue a Saved game?$0
    $1Command a Famous Expedition?$0
    $1Fight a duel?$0
    $1View the Hall of Fame?$0
    
    $1The Silver Empire$0
    $1Merchants and Smugglers$0
    $1The New Colonists$0
    $1War for Profit$0
    $1The Buccaneer Heroes$0
    $1Pirates' Sunset
    
    $1Apprentice$0
    $1Journeyman$0
    $1Adventurer$0
    $1Swashbuckler$0
    
    $1Skill at Fencing$0
    $1Skill at Navigation$0
    $1Skill at Gunnery$0
    $1Wit and Charm$0
    $1Skill at Medicine$0
    
    $1Famous Expedition$0
    $1San Juan$0
    $1Silver Train$0
    $1Treasure Fleet$0
    $1Sack of Maracaibo$0
    $1King's Pirate$0
    $1Last Voyage
    
    $1Set off for adventure !$0
    $1Return to the main menu$0
    
    with us to the golden age of buccaneering on the Spanish Main.
    $0 Do you wish to...
    $1Select an Expedition:$0
    
    San Juan (John Hawkins, 1569)
    Silver Train (Francis Drake, 1573)
    Treasure Fleet (Piet Heyn, 1628)
    Sack of Maracaibo (L'Ollonais, 1666)
    King's Pirate (Henry Morgan, 1671)
    Last Voyage (Baron de Pointis, 1697)
    
    $1Historical Period$0
    $1Family name$0
    $1Difficulty Level$0
    $1Special Ability$0
    $1Nationality$0
    
    Silver Train
    Treasure Fleet
    
    $1Number of Players$0
    $1Game Type$0
    $1Player %d Weapon$0
    1Fight!$0
    $1Single Battle$0
    $1Best 2 of 3$0
    $1Best 3 of 5$0
    $1Single Elimination$0
    $1Fight a Duel$0
    Player %d wins
    Player 1:%d  Player 2:%d
    
    Silver Train
    Treasure Fleet
    Incognito
    
    a few many welcome to Pirates Gold!
    Animation picture %d has been removed.
    
    Ship's Log
    Map of the Caribbean
    Personal Status
    Save Game
    Continue Travels
    Crew Status
    Treasure Maps
    $1Return
    
    
    The lure of the sea is strong, and you may still have a few good years left in
    you.
    
    $1Will you...$0
    Remain in Retirement?
    Return to the Pirate Life?
    
    $1Do you wish to have your exploits recorded in the Pirate Hall of Fame?$0
    Yes
    No The Further Adventures
    of the Pirate %s... %s%s,
    
    John Hawkins
    Francis Drake
    Piet Heyn
    L'Ollonais
    Henry Morgan
    De Pointis
    
    +------------------------------+
    | CREDITS AND GAME INFORMATION |
    +------------------------------+
    
    SEGA MEGA DRIVE (C)SEGA 1991.APRMicroProse Software Inc.
    
    MicroProse Software Ltd.
    
    GM 00000000-00
    
    Original Design and Programming
    Sid Meier Additional Original Design
    Arnold Hendrick Project Oversight
    Paul Murphy Pirates! Gold Sega Design
    Paul Murphy with Joe Hellesen, Eric Repasy, Tim Trzepacz, Michael Bazzell
    Pirates! Gold Sega Programming
    
    Joe Hellesen Pirates! Gold Sega Programming
    Eric Repasy Pirates! Gold Sega Programming
    Tim Trzepacz Programming Tools
    Eric Repasy, Tim Trzepacz Programming Assistanc
    David McKibbin Computer Graphics and Animation
    Michael Bazzell Art Assistance
    Patrick Downey Manual Illustrations
    Mark Glidden Cover Painting
    John Porter Map Art
    
    Rebecca Butcher Package Design
    Moshe Milich Sound Programming
    Scott Patterson Music
    Jeffery Briggs, Roland Rizzo Quality Assurance
    Mick Uhl, Mark Reis, Mike Rea,
    David K Osborn, Andy Mazurek,
    David Ginsburg, and James Neal Manual Design and Layout
    
    Joe Morel Producer
    Tony Parks
    
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    | 7.  GAME MESSAGES |==========================================================
    +===================+
    
    These are the different game messages that you will encounter.  I've divided
    them up into city/town messages, game starting messages, and other messages
    that occur.  Anywhere you see a %s, this means some kind of data will go there
    (number or text).
    
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    / 7.1  City Information Messages /_____________________________________________
    --------------------------------
    
    Struggling
    Surviving
    Prospering
    Wealthy
    
    %s
    (%s)
    %s
    %s
    %d soldiers
    %d citizens
    %s %s
    (no info)
    %s fort%s
    
    %u,000 gold
    
    Recent events in %s have made your information obsolete.
    
    Indians attack %s.
    New gold mine at %s.
    Malaria strikes %s.
    New governor in %s.
    Pirates plunder %s.
    %s at war with %s.
    %s and %s make peace.
    %s allies with %s.
    %s captures %s.
    Treasure Fleet in %s.
    Silver Train in %s.
    
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    / 7.2  Startup Messages /______________________________________________________
    ------------------------
    
    You are a poor sailor aboard a merchantman. One day, your ship is boarded by
    pirates! You draw your sword to fight the pirate captain! Impressed by your
    courage, the swashbucklers make you captain! Your ship soon arrives in a
    friendly city.
    
    During a voyage to the Spanish Main, your ship is boarded by a Spanish galleon!
    "Foreign scum aren't wanted here!"their leader growls, drawing his sword. You
    are victorious! You put your ship into a friendly port.
    
    In search of adventure, you have taken up with pirates! "Find us fat ships and
    we'll make ye Captain!" Soon you lead the men aboard the first ship. The enemy
    captain bars your way.
    
    Indentured on a plantation, you fell in with a group of buccaneers. "Help us
    escape and we'll make ye Captain!" You sneak aboard a ship in harbor. You are
    victorious! Several days later, you put into a friendly port.
    
    You defeat the enemy! You take your ship to a friendly port to recruit and
    resupply.
    
    You are a young pirate. Recent voyages have been unlucky, so you decide to duel
    the old captain for command of the ship! Victorious, you are the new leader of
    the buccaneers!
    
    A young captain, your ship is boarded by pirates! You draw your sword to face
    the buccaneer captain. You're captured by pirates. "Join us or it's the plank
    for ye!" You challenge the captain to a duel! You have defeated the old
    captain! You are the new leader!
    
    A governor provides you with a "Letter of Marque". Now it's time for adventure!
    
    You defeat the enemy!
    
    A governor provides you with a "Letter of Marque"; Now it's time for adventure!
    
    Young and poor, you hid aboard a ship heading to the Spanish Main. The ship is
    attacked by pirates, and you engage the pirate captain in battle! You are
    victorious!  The buccaneers elect you captain on the spot! You go to port to
    recruit new men.
    
    The governor speaks. "Welcome, Captain, to the Costa Garda. You must protect
    our shipping from pirates. Good hunting!" You soon board your first enemy ship!
    You are victorious! The pirates are defeated; you bring your ship into port to
    resupply.
    
    You decide to escape this life of debt slavery. You sign on with some local
    seamen. The seamen are buccaneers! You scour the Caribbean for fame and loot!
    But the voyage is unprofitable. The men nominate you for command of the ship!
    You must battle the old captain.
    
    To feed your starving mother, you steal bread from the back door of an
    aristocrat's mansion and are caught! The Judge hears the case. "You scum don't
    take the law seriously! Ten years hard labor on a plantation will teach you
    respect!"
    
    You and your sturdy band sail to a friendly port. The governor of San Juan
    pockets your gold. "It gives me great pleasure to award you this commission as
    ensign in the Costa Garda. Now you can repay those foreign pirate devils!" "Of
    course, you are obliged to protect our shipping too. Be sure you remember the
    difference...
    
    On your first voyage you spot a pirate ship! "Take that ship," your Captain
    yells, "and she's yours!" Victorious, you take the ship to port.
    
    As a Protestant sea captain in Catholic France, you and your family are
    imprisoned by order of Cardinal Richelieu. Finally, an old friend of high
    station visits. You plead with him, "Let me leave for the New World!" Although
    you were defeated, the pirates were impressed with your courage. They appoint
    you captain (since no one else wants the job anyway).
    
    Years ago your family settled in the New World. A rich nobleman used a corrupt
    judge to seize the family lands and imprison you. You escape and search for
    your lost family. Finally, you encounter buccaneers in a tavern, down to their
    last doubloons. "Mate," they call, "join us." You are a skilled merchant
    captain.
    
    An officer of the West Indies Company approaches you with a proposition to
    command a voyage to the Indies. A few months later you are in the West Indies.
    One day, you are boarded by a Spanish Ship! "Foreign scum aren't permitted
    here," says their leader, drawing his sword. You wish to seek your fortune at
    sea.
    
    The tales of privateers stir your blood. You decide to seek a life of
    adventure. You live among the buccaneers of the coast, learning to shoot and
    handle a ship. Most importantly, you learn leadership.
    
    You have inherited a ship. Alas, the new restrictive trade laws of England and
    France make voyages unprofitable... but you hear that enforcement of the
    regulations is lax in the Indies. On the eve of a great expedition, the leader
    falls ill! You volunteer to take command of the voyage.  "Land ho!" cries the
    lookout. You have made landfall in the West Indies!  Soon you are commanding a
    trim ship, westward bound.  A few days later you encounter a Spanish ship. You
    hail them, only to find yourself boarded! "Foreign heretic scum aren't
    permitted here," says their leader, drawing his sword.
    
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    / 7.3  General Messages /______________________________________________________
    ------------------------
    
    $2The World's Most Famous Pirates.$0
    
    $1   Name                    Score$0
    
    $1Which weapon will you use?$0
    Rapier
    Longsword
    Cutlass
    
    +===============+
    | 8.  GAME DATA |==============================================================
    +===============+
    
    This is the heart of the program.  The game data is what is displayed when you
    see the screen.  The game data is used for support.  This basically means that
    anywhere you see the % sign, means that the following types of data will
    probably be that variable.  This allows great flexibility in this program
    instead of "hardcoding" every little thing which would cause the program to
    grow exponentially.
    
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    / 8.1  Cities and Towns /______________________________________________________
    ------------------------
    
    As you sail around the Spanish Main, there are many cities and towns for you to
    sell goods, recruit more pirates, repair ships, and get information to name a
    few.  I have broken down the data into the time period in which you will see
    said towns.  It will be headed by the year in which you will see those cities
    or towns.
    
    +------+
    | 1560 |
    +------+
    
    Borburata
    Campeche
    Cartagena
    Coro
    Cumana
    Eleuthera
    Florida Keys
    Gibraltar
    Gran Granada
    Grand Bahama
    Havana
    Isabella
    Maracaibo
    Margarita
    Nassau
    Nombre de Dios
    Panama
    Puerto Cabello
    Puerto Principe
    Rio de la Hacha
    San Juan
    Santo Domingo
    Santiago
    Santiago Vega
    Santa Marta
    St. Augustine
    Trinidad
    Vera Cruz
    Villa Hermosa
    Yaguana
    Florida Channel
    Florida Channel
    
    +------+
    | 1600 |
    +------+
    
    Campeche
    Caracas
    Cartagena
    Coro
    Cumana
    Eleuthera
    Gibraltar
    Gran Granada
    Grand Bahama
    Grenada
    Havana
    La Vega
    Maracaibo
    Margarita
    Panama
    Puerto Bello
    Puerto Cabello
    Puerto Principe
    Rio de la Hacha
    San Juan
    Santa Marta
    Santiago
    Santiago Vega
    Santo Domingo
    St. Augustine
    St. Lucia
    St. Thome
    Trinidad
    Vera Cruz
    Villa Hermosa
    Florida Channel
    Florida Channel
    
    +------+
    | 1620 |
    +------+
    
    Barbados
    Campeche
    Caracas
    Cartagena
    Coro
    Cumana
    Curacao
    Eleuthera
    Florida Keys
    Gran Granada
    Grand Bahama
    Gibraltar
    Havana
    La Vega
    Maracaibo
    Margarita
    Panama
    Petit-Goave
    Providence
    Puerto Bello
    Puerto Cabello
    Puerto Principe
    Rio de la Hacha
    San Juan
    Santo Domingo
    Santa Marta
    Santiago
    Santiago Vega
    St. Augustine
    St. Christophe
    St. Thome
    Tortuga
    Trinidad
    Vera Cruz
    Villa Hermosa
    Florida Channel
    Florida Channel
    
    +------+
    | 1640 |
    +------+
    
    Antigua
    Barbados
    Bermuda
    Campeche
    Caracas
    Cartagena
    Curacao
    Cumana
    Eleuthera
    Florida Keys
    Gran Granada
    Guadeloupe
    Gibraltar
    Havana
    La Vega
    Maracaibo
    Margarita
    Martinique
    Montserrat
    Panama
    Petit-Goave
    Puerto Bello
    Puerto Principe
    Rio de la Hacha
    San Juan
    Santa Catalina
    Santa Marta
    Santiago
    Santiago Vega
    Santo Domingo
    St. Augustine
    St. Eustatius
    St. Kitts
    St. Martin
    Tortuga
    Trinidad
    Vera Cruz
    Villa Hermosa
    Florida Channel
    Florida Channel
    
    +------+
    | 1660 |
    +------+
    
    Antigua
    Barbados
    Bermuda
    Campeche
    Caracas
    Cartagena
    Cumana
    Curacao
    Eleuthera
    Gran Granada
    Gibraltar
    Guadeloupe
    Havana
    Leogane
    Maracaibo
    Margarita
    Martinique
    Montserrat
    Nevis
    Panama
    Petit-Goave
    Port-de-Paix
    Port Royale
    Puerto Bello
    Puerto Principe
    Rio de la Hacha
    San Juan
    Santa Catalina
    Santa Marta
    Santiago
    Santo Domingo
    St. Augustine
    St. Eustatius
    St. Kitts
    St. Martin
    Tortuga
    Trinidad
    Vera Cruz
    Villa Hermosa
    Florida Channel
    Florida Channel
    
    +------+
    | 1680 |
    +------+
    
    Antigua
    Barbados
    Belize
    Bermuda
    Campeche
    Caracas
    Cartagena
    Cumana
    Curacao
    Eleuthera
    Gran Granada
    Guadeloupe
    Leogane
    Havana
    Maracaibo
    Margarita
    Martinique
    Montserrat
    Nassau
    Nevis
    Panama
    Petit-Goave
    Port-de-Paix
    Port Royale
    Puerto Bello
    Puerto Principe
    Rio de la Hacha
    San Juan
    Santa Marta
    Santiago
    Santo Domingo
    St. Augustine
    St. Eustatius
    St. Kitts
    St. Martin
    Tortuga
    Trinidad
    Vera Cruz
    Villa Hermosa
    Florida Channel
    Florida Channel
    
     __________________________
    / 8.2  Country of Loyalty /____________________________________________________
    --------------------------
    
    When you first start the game, you will be asked what country you wish to
    privateer for.  This doesn't mean, however, that you have to stick exclusively
    with that country during the game.  Also, depending on the time period, the
    name of your profession will change.
    
    English Seahawk
    French Corsair
    Dutch Privateer
    English Explorer
    French Adventurer
    Dutch Trader
    Spanish Renegade
    English Adventurer
    French Huguenot
    French Privateer
    Dutch Adventurer
    English Buccaneer
    French Buccaneer
    Dutch Adventurer
    English Pirate
    Spanish Costa Garda
    
     ______________
    / 8.3  Titles /________________________________________________________________
    --------------
    
    As you progress within the game, if you do things requested of you (and things
    not requested), you will earn rank.  The rank progression starts from lowest
    to highest for any given country.
    
    Mr.
    Ensign
    Captain
    Major
    Colonel
    Admiral
    Baron
    Count
    Marquis
    Duke
    
     ______________________________________
    / 8.4 Your Characters Characteristics /________________________________________
    --------------------------------------
    
    These are the things that make you either a feared pirate or a laughingstock of
    the pirate world.  I have subdivided these into each of their traits.
    
    +------------+
    | DIFFICULTY |
    +------------+
    
    apprentice
    journeyman
    adventurer
    swashbuckler
    apprentice
    
    an apprentice
    a journeyman
    an adventurer
    a swashbuckler
    an apprentice
    
    +------------+
    | REPUTATION |
    +------------+
    
    cowardly
    promising
    well known
    famous
    notorious
    infamous
    
    +--------+
    | HEALTH |
    +--------+
    
    fine
    good
    fair
    poor
    
    +-----------------+
    | RETIREMENT DATA |
    +-----------------+
    
    Age: %u %s
    Health: %s
    Gold: %g0
    Land: %u Acres
    
    Reputation:
    %s
    %s
    
    (single)
    (married)
    
    sister
    father
    mother
    uncle
    
    You failed to achieve a rank
    You achieved the title of  %s %s and %s %s
    an undistinguished
    a little-known
    an average
    a creditable
    a well respected
    a greatly admired
    a very important
    an extremely important
    
    You accumulated %g0 gold pieces %sduring your career, making you %s.
    and %u acres of land
    
    a penniless pauper
    a very poor
    man a man of average wealth
    a somewhat prosperous man
    a wealthy man
    a very wealthy man
    an extremely wealthy man
    
    Your exploits on the high seas give you a reputation as %s captain.
    Your share of the expedition's plunder is %g0 gold pieces.
    Your performance in this voyage gives you a reputation as %s captain.
    
    a cowardly
    a cautious
    an active
    a daring
    a bold
    a fearless
    a bold and fearless
    
    You were unable to find a bride.
    Your wife is %s.
    
    a shrewish creature
    an attractive wench
    a lovely and cheerful girl
    an exciting and beautiful woman
    
    In the course of your travels, you have become %s.
    
    a bitter man
    a lonely man
    a satisfied man
    a contented man
    a cheerful man
    a happy man
    
    King's Advisor
    Governor
    Lt. Governor
    Fleet Admiral
    Rich Banker
    Plantation Owner
    Wealthy Merchant
    General
    Sugar Planter
    Merchant
    Captain
    Council Member
    Colonel
    Shop Owner
    Major
    Tavernkeeper
    Sailing Master
    Sergeant
    Bartender
    Sailor
    Farm Hand
    Rogue
    Scoundrel
    Pauper
    Beggar
    
    Baron
    Count
    Marquis
    Duke
    Prince
    
    making you %s member of your community.
    You retired at the age of %d.
    You rescued %s member%s of your family.
    You were wounded %s.
    Pirate points: %d/100
    Rank: %s
    $1Do you wish to play another game?$0
    Yes
    
    No Goodbye.
    Your seafaring adventures have made you a %s in %s, where %s
    he king of %s makes you a trusted advisor.
    your exploits become the stuff of legend.
    he king of %s has issued to you the title of %s.
    You return to %s a hero!
    
    you issue Letters of Marque to young privateers.
    you report to the king on rival colonies.
    you represent your king in trade agreements with other colonies.
    you advise the Governor on matters of state.
    the merchants vie for your favor.
    you are a shrewd and cunning politician.
    His Majesty's navy is under your command.
    you command a flotilla of mighty warships.
    you grin as you recall the "fleet"you captained in the Caribbean.
    pirate treasure bankrolls your business.
    little is known of your days as a bloodthirsty pirate.
    you bankroll those seeking fortune in the New World
    
    you grow fat and rich on your plantation in %s.
    pubs sell goods from your plantation in %s.
    ladies wear fine garments made of cotton from your plantation in %s.
    your export business makes you rich.
    your merchant fleet plies the world's oceans.
    ladies covet invitations to your social engagements.
    
    the King makes you commander of all the armies.
    you advise the King on military affairs.
    you lead campaigns against your country's enemies.
    you grow rich selling crops to local merchants.
    the tropical sunshine and warm rain nourish your crops.
    your molasses is famous throughout the New World.
    
    the women of the town eagerly await your next landfall.
    you bring expensive gifts from Europe for the ladies.
    there's always a handsome profit to be made.
    you advise the Governor on matters of commerce.
    you discuss problems of taxation in the colonies.
    the other councilmen envy your exploits as a privateer.
    you command the soldiers protecting the town.
    your splendid uniform impresses the ladies.
    you command the Governor's honor guard.
    you sell household goods to the women of the town.
    you deal in luxuries imported from Spain.
    you trade in spices from the Far East.
    
    your former exploits have made you famous.
    you lead the local militia against foreign invaders.
    the Governor consults you about military affairs.
    captains recruit crewmen from the scalawags in your tavern.
    travelers come to learn the latest gossip.
    shady characters sell treasure maps to the gullible sea-captains who frequent
    your pub.
    
    you keep the crew and ship trim.
    your years at sea command respect from the crew.
    the captain values your knowledge of the Caribbean.
    you train the citizens to defend their town.
    your skill with the cutlass is greatly admired.
    you protect the citizens from evil pirates.
    
    you pretend to listen with interest to other adventurers' exciting exploits.
    you serve travelers from all over the West Indies.
    you listen as the townspeople cry their tales of woe.
    your meager skills put food in your gullet.
    you're taking orders instead of giving them.
    you amuse the youngsters with lies about your adventures.
    
    your strength and determination are valued.
    your strong arms serve your master's table.
    you dream of what might have been.
    
    your few skills keep you barely alive.
    you lie and cheat just to survive.
    you trudge from one menial job to the next.
    you pick pockets and get by on a pittance.
    you become a notorious "captain turned thief."
    you live a brutal and pathetic life of crime.
    
    you eke out a frugal existence selling fish.
    ever-increasing debt drags you into despair.
    you sleep on the streets of the marketplace.
    
    you pinch money from your betters.
    you dream of the riches that should have been yours.
    the townfolk sneer at you as they go about their business.
    a Spanish an English a French a Dutch a Pirate
    
     _________________________
    / 8.5 Your Ship and Crew /_____________________________________________________
    -------------------------
    
    It's hard to be a feared pirate unless you have a solid ship and a seasoned
    crew backing you.  This is the data that relates to the ship, crew, and battle
    data.
    
    One fort guards the harbor entrance.
    %s forts guard the harbor entrance.
    
    One fort guards the approach to the town.
    %s forts guard the approach to the town.
    Reloading Guns Loaded
    
    Battle Full   Raise  Lower  No Damage
    the enemy captain
    %s winds from the %s
    
        guns     men
    
    Pirate treasure map Map to lost %s
    Map to lost Inca treasure Missing
    Somewhere near %s
    Clear Cover Swamp Water
    Men Guns Party Defenders Terrain: Morale:
    
    Panic Shaken Angry Firm Strong Wild
    Rapier Longsword Cutlass
    Spanish English French Dutch Pirate
    unknown angry unhappy pleased happy
    
    Guard
    Suitor
    Mutineer
    Enemy Captain
    Captain
    
    north south east west
    
    "January"
    "February"
    "March"
    "April"
    "May"
    "June"
    "July"
    "August"
    "September"
    "October"
    "November"
    "December"
    
    %s%s vs. %s
    Force:
    Morale:
    men
    the
    ship
    Weapon:
    
    s
    One
    Two
    Three
    Four
    Five
    
    once
    twice
    %s times
    Spain
    England
    France
    Holland
    
    South
    SSW
    SouthWest
    WSW
    West
    WNW
    NorthWest
    NNW
    North
    NNE
    NorthEast
    ENE
    East
    ESE
    SouthEast
    SSE
    
    As you approach the town, the fort opens fire! One of your ships is sunk!
    The lookout reports a sail on the horizon. %s
    
    $1Shall we...$0
      Investigate?
      Continue our Voyage?
    
    "We're in %s waters", the master reminds you.
    She looks like %s, captain.
    
    $1Shall we...$0
      Investigate?
      Sail Away?
    "Arrgh! It's the %s pirate%s, %n! He's chasing us, captain!"
     She's flying %s colors, Captain.
    
    $1Shall we...$0
      Close for Battle?
      Hail for News?
      Sail Away?
    
    We have %d men and %d cannon ready for battle.
    Winds are %s.
    Which ship will you command?
    
    %s Captain, we have only %d days food left!
    
    Your ship sinks beneath the waves.
    The enemy ship catches fire, and is destroyed.
    The sun sets, ending the battle.
    "They've struck their colors, captain!"
    the crew cheers.
    The two ships crash together.
    Through the smoke, you spot %s approaching.
    
    As you flee the battle, the undamaged enemy ship overtakes a slow sailing %s
    from your fleet and captures it!
    
    You beach your ship far from the fort; your men refuse to march, and return to
    their ships.
    
    You have fled from personal combat! It will take many brave deeds to cleanse
    this blot on your honor.
    
    Your men flee in panic as the tide of battle turns against them.
    You bravely fight on and are wounded.
    
    You are imprisoned in %s. You await your fate... Months pass. Fortunately, you
    are still young and healthy.
    
    The passing months take their toll on your spirits and vitality. Time passes
    slowly... The months pass slowly, with frequent periods of discouragement and
    illness. Perhaps it is time to quit this life and settle down. Each month seems
    an eternity.
    
    Advancing age and old battle wounds combine to sap your strength. Perhaps you
    can complete one more voyage...
    
    The crew is starving!
    A surly group deserts, taking a portion of the plunder.
    The crew is starving!
    A surly group deserts, taking a portion of the plunder.
    
    One of your ships crashes onto a shallow reef. It rapidly fills with water! You
    find %g0 gleaming pieces of gold and silver.
    
    Your %s is rescued! "I have a mysterious tale to tell," your %s exclaims. You
    have found the lost Inca treasure! 100,000 gold pieces are carried aboard your
    ship.
    
    You have captured the Spanish Treasure Fleet! A flood of gold and jewels pours
    into your ship.
    
    You have captured the Silver Train, bearing a fortune in silver from Peru!
    
    "Many years ago, the Spanish plundered the Inca capital. A portion of this
    treasure was hidden somewhere in the Caribbean. I have found part of a map to
    this incredible treasure."
    
    You spend three days digging. There is no treasure here.
    
    Your former comrades trade you for a nobleman they have captured.
    
    They agree to take you back as %s captain.
    The attack on %s has failed.
    Your men scale the walls of the fort. The fort's commander attacks you. The
    garrison flees.
    The once-proud town of %s is at your mercy.
    Your crew begins to round up gold and valuables.
    The local governor flees from your victorious mob.
    You may install a new governor.
    
    $1Shall he be...$0
    Spanish?
    English?
    French?
    Dutch?
    
    The town has had warning of your approach. %s of their gold has been hidden
    away.
    A salvo of cannon fire from the fort drives you away.
    Your ship sails out of range of the enemy.
    The enemy vessel pulls out of range.
    "I am disappointed that you have failed to complete the mission."
    "I have an urgent mission for you."
    
    $1Do you...$0
    Accept the Mission?
    Decline the Mission?
    
    "You must deliver this letter to my cousin in %s. Please hurry."
    "You must deliver these secret documents to my half-brother, a spy in %s. His
    future depends upon your haste."
    "The evil pirate %n is roaming the seas off the coast of %s.  You must capture
    him and his band of cutthroats."
    "My son is held captive in %s. You must capture the town and free my son!"
    
    The cousin of the governor of %s accepts the letter.
    
    "Our government will surely reward you for this service."
    The half-brother of the governor of %s accepts the documents.
    "The king will be pleased by your efforts."
    The governor of %s will be greatly pleased by your capture of the evil pirate
    %n and his crew.
    The son of the governor of %s is freed from his dark prison cell.
    "My father will reward you for this noble deed," he cries.
    "I am greatly pleased that you have fulfilled the mission I gave you," the
    governor says.
    "Your service will be remembered."
    
    "We've been sailin' for many a month, cap'n. The men are anxious to be dividin'
    up the plunder."
    As you enter the town, you encounter a band of citizens. The leader steps
    forward.
    
    "He's overtaking us, Captain!  We'll have to fight!"
    
    You do not have enough crewmen to man your last ship, so regretfully you
    abandon it.
    
    "We don't have enough room in our main holds now," says the sailing master.
    "You'll have to leave more cargo behind."
    
    You do not have enough lieutenants to command all of your ships! Which one will
    you abandon?
    
    
    With your last ship gone, you are washed ashore on an uncharted island. Months
    pass... One day, a small ship appears. You recognize some of your former crew
    members! They agree to take you back as %s captain.
    
    Captain, we've captured %sa %d gun %s of %d tons.
    We have space for %d tons in the hold.
    
    $1Shall we keep her?$0
    Yes, Send a Prize Crew
    No, Plunder and Sink Her
    
    "I have information which may be of value to you," %n says.
    
    $1Do you...$0
    Ask about the Treasure Fleet?
    Ask about the Silver Train?
    Hold Him for Ransom?
    
    $1Captain, %d sailors wish to join our crew.$0
    Take Them
    Leave Them
    
    Price Gold Food Goods Cannon Space in hold:
    Gold pieces plundered!
    Pcs Tons Days Men
    a pinnace
    a sloop
    a barque
    a cargo fluyt
    a merchantman
    a frigate
    a war galleon
    a galleon
    a fast galleon
    
    light medium strong
    
    S SSW SW WSW W WNW NW NNW N NNE NE ENE E ESE SE SSE
    
    Sail Damage  Lost a Mast  Hull Leaking
    Little Some Most
    citizens patrons travellers crewmen
    Merchant Overboard Leave behind Town Main party
    
    Ship's News:
    (no entries)
    
    Search   Save Game   Divide Party   Join Party   %%s %2d: %s
    Visited %s.
    Titled as %s %s.
    Plundered %s.
    Captured %s %s.
    Sank %s %s.
    Engaged %s %s.
    
    Found the lost Inca treasure!
    Found buried treasure!
    %s in %s.
    
    Captured %s for %s.
    Failed to capture %s.
    Captured the Treasure Fleet!
    Captured the Silver Train!
    Rescued my %s.
    Accepted letter for %s.
    Accepted papers for %s.Pirate %n off %s. Accepted rescue mission to %s.
    Delivered letter to %s.
    Delivered papers to %s.
    Captured the pirate %n.
    Rescued prisoner from %s.
    Governor displeased by failure.
    
    Letter of Marque
    No Title
    Wary
    Hostile
    
    Prisoners
    %n (Hunter)
    %n (Pirate)
    
    Ships:
    
    Ships:
    %s %d Not enough gold!
    divide the plunder end the game
    advance to %s level?
    
    %s in %s (%u)
    %s; %g0 gold pieces.
    %n and  Latitude:
    %uN Longitude: %uW
    -hunter $1%s %u, %u$0
    Continue Travels
    Party Status
    Personal Status
    Ship's Log
    
    %s  Cities
    Map Position
    %s Gold: %g0
    Crew: %s
    Crew: %u %s
    
    Jan
    Feb
    Mar
    Apr
    May
    Jun
    Jul
    Aug
    Sep
    Oct
    Nov
    Dec
    
    January
    February
    March
    April
    May
    June
    July
    August
    September
    October
    November
    December
    
    Pinnace
    Sloop
    Barque
    Cargo Fluyt
    Merchantman
    Frigate
    War Galleon
    Galleon
    Fast Galleon
    
    Fort  (damaged)
    
    %s offers pirate amnesty!
    
     _______________
    / 8.6  In Town /_______________________________________________________________
    ---------------
    
    You go into towns to buy and sell goods, recruit pirates, fix ships, divide up
    the plunder, and visit the govenor.
    
    You spot the Evil Spaniard %n sneaking out a back entrance. He draws his sword!
    
    "You are a skilled swordsman. I will tell you what I know. Your %s is held
    captive on a remote plantation. This map may help you on your quest."
    
    "So you have brought me that despicable Pirate, %n. The King will be very
    pleased at this news."
    
    "In recognition of your service to the %s crown, I confer upon you the title
    of %s!" "I also grant you %u acres of land," the governor adds.
    
    "%n's family will pay a ransom of %g0 gold pieces for his safe return," the
    governor tells you.
    
    $1Will you...$0
    Take the gold
    Wait for a better offer
    
    "I have news of your long-lost %s," the governor says.
    
    "The Evil Spaniard %n knows your %s's whereabouts!" "He was last seen in the
    city of %s."
    
    Your lieutenant confronts you. "Captain, ye're a skulker and a coward. I am
    taking this ship! You draw your sword.
    
    The sailing master warns you, "The men be growin' restless. If ye don't find
    us plunder soon, they'll mutiny!"
    
    The governor introduces you to his daughter. She is being courted by %n, but
    she seems interested in you!
    
    $1Do you...$0
    Make Pleasant Conversation?
    Propose Marriage?
    
    "Well! What cheek! Just what kind of a lady do you take me for? I am a lady
    of beauty and refinement," she exclaims.
    
    "Oh! That's so very nice," she replies, "but my suitor is a very distinguished
    man. Perhaps when you also have distinguished yourself, we can speak of this
    again."
    
    "You have captured my heart, %s %s. But my suitor is a very jealous man. He
    will challenge you to a duel!"
    
    $1Will you...$0
    Fight the Duel
    Retract your Proposal
    
    Amid merriment and celebration you are married.
    
    The governor's daughter is overwhelmed by your charm. She agrees to gather
    information for you at the governor's house.
    
    The governor offers you %s Letter of Marque for %g0 pieces of gold.
    $1Will you pay?$0
    Yes
    No
    
    "Though you have offended the %s crown, we may forgive your offenses for %g0
    pieces of gold."
    
    $1Will you pay?$0
    Yes
    No
    
    You converse with the governor about various issues.
    Nothing happens at the tavern.
    
    "Look! It's that %s sea-dog: %s %s!" A rowdy group of %d men asks to join your
    crew.
    
    $1Do you...$0
    Sign them Up?
    Turn them Away?
    
    A traveller from %s offers to sell you information for %g0 gold pieces.
    
    $1Do you agree?$0
    Yes
    No
    
    A scruffy pirate offers to sell you part of an old treasure map for 500 gold
    pieces.
    
    $1What do you do?$0
    Buy the Map
    No, Thanks
    
    The %s are quite familiar with recent comings and goings of prominent persons
    of %s.
    
    $1Do you wish to inquire about...$0
    %s  No one?
    
    The plunder is counted and divided. Each crew member's share comes to %g0 gold
    pieces.
    
    The crew feels %s with their portion.
    
    As %s captain of the party, you receive %d officer's portions, totaling %g0
    gold pieces.
    
    The crew swaggers off to squander their hard-won gold.
    
    $1Do you...$0
    Plan another Expedition?
    Retire from Privateering?
    
    News of your expedition spreads among the islands. Small groups of hardy men
    return to join your band.
    
    Your adventure on the Spanish Main is complete. Your ship's officers and crew
    sign on with a younger, more active captain. You sadly decide it is time to
    retire.
    
    %s You beat a hasty retreat and manage to escape the battle.
    %n left for %s a few months ago.
    %n is now in %s.
    
    Roll call reveals that %d crew members have deserted.
    %n jumps overboard and escapes!
    "We do not trade with pirates!"
    Your crew is too small to man all your ships! Which one will you abandon?
    You must throw some cargo out!
    
    You have arrived at the lovely %s of %s.
    %s The %s flag flies over the town.
    $1What will you do?$0
      %s
      Attack the Town
      Sneak into Town
      Leave Town
    
    The tavernkeeper listens with interest as you describe %s.
    
    As you sneak into town, you are recognized by one of the governor's guards.
    "Halt, you cowardly pirate scum!" he cries.
    
    Computer
    Maps
    Visit the governor
    Divide up the plunder
    
    Montalban
    Delgado
    Vasquez
    La Mancha
    Fielding
    Moodyford
    Holcroft
    Thatcher
    Raynale
    de Coligny
    le Crozat
    Galoise
    vaan Ryhn
    Ruyters
    Tromper
    de Vranck
    de Silva
    Almagro
    Delgado
    Orgonez
    Culliford
    Parks
    Alexander
    Gilford
    Carriere
    Ribault
    le Grand
    Olonais
    de Graff
    Brugmans
    van Hudde
    Haakles
    de Loyola
    de Nieva
    Alvarado
    Bazzell
    Repasy
    Howards
    Randolph
    Murphy
    Desmaret
    de Lavale
    du Clarion
    la Salle
    der Wee
    van Neck
    Trzepacz
    de Vries
    de Toledo
    Valdez
    Mendoza
    Enriquez
    Clinton
    Wilsons
    O'Teasley
    Thornbill
    Fenelon
    du Tertre
    de Ville
    Roberval
    Hellesen
    de Witt
    Bruegel
    van Rapp
    
    City Information Select a City: Continue
    "My dear %s %s , we are allied with the  , %s
    we are at war with the  %s %s and the %s %s,
    the %s, and the %s .
    I charge you to seek out and destroy our enemy's ships and towns!"
    and."
    
    After dinner, you visit your %s.
    "I've made note of the latest news and gossip at the governor's house" she
    says. "Look..."
    informant wife
    
    The %s is in %s.
    Spain Peru
    
    $1Would you care to sell any ships?$0
    $1Would you like any ships repaired?$0
    No, Thanks
    %s%s: %g0 gold
    %s (no damage)
    Ship sold
    Ship repaired
    
    Bring ye ships into port first!
    Ye not be needin' my services today!
    Would you like to sell any cannon?
    Space  %d tons Pirate %s Shipwright
    
    
    The Treasure Fleet is in the harbor!
    The Silver Train is in town!
    
    Sail into Town
    March into Town
    
    inland village
    seaside town
    
    
    your promising plans
    your recent visit to %s
    your promotion to %s %s
    your gleeful men as they plundered %s
    your bold capture of %s %s
    your masterful sinking of %s %s
    your heroic engagement of %s %s
    your discovery of the lost Inca treasure
    your discovery of buried treasure
    your capture of %s for the %s crown
    your failed attack on %s
    your daring capture of the Treasure Fleet
    your daring capture of the Silver Train
    the thrilling rescue of your %s
    
    
    $1Are you sure you want to %s?$0
    Yes
    No Hides Tobacco Sugar %s:
    %s
    
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    +====================+
    | 9. AFTTERTHOUGHTS |==========================================================
    +====================+
    
    I first played this game on an Atari 520ST.  It was a very addictive game and
    I would spend hours on end playing.  I am glad to see that it was ported to the
    Genesis largely intact.  The game still plays like a charm and it's just as
    addictive.  I didn't realize, before I did this dump, there were so many
    messages and depth to this game.  It was fun doing this data dump and I may do
    it to a few other games I have since there are things in these games that are
    truly interesting and fun.
    
    To see other FAQ's I have written please go to:
    
               http://www.gamefaqs.com/features/recognition/32691.html
    
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