High Seas Trader

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High Seas Trader
High Seas Trader cover
Developers
Impressions Games
Release dates
DOS 1995
High Seas Trader on MobyGames
High Seas Trader on Wikipedia
Menu
Menu
Gameplay
Gameplay

Availability

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
DRM details are not known
Use DOSBox.
DOS

Essential improvements

Sound effects + General MIDI

Make the game use Sound Blaster 16 for digital sound effects and General MIDI for music, even though SETUP.EXE allows selecting only one or the other.

Replace file[1]
  1. Delete or rename <path-to-game>\DRIVERS\SBPRO2.MDI.
  2. Make a copy of MPU401.MDI and rename it to SBPRO2.MDI
  3. Run SETUP.EXE and select Sound Blaster Pro 16.

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
DOS <path-to-game>\

Save game data location

System Location
DOS <path-to-game>\

Video

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
For DOSBox toggle with Alt+ Enter (see the glossary page for other workarounds).
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Vertical sync (Vsync)
For DOSBox use an unofficial build (see the glossary page for other workarounds).
60 FPS
120+ FPS

Input

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
For DOSBox use the DOSBox Mapper (see the glossary page for other workarounds).
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
For DOSBox set in the DOSBox configuration file.
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
For DOSBox use the DOSBox Mapper (see the glossary page for other workarounds).

Audio

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
For DOSBox change the priority background value in the DOSBox configuration file.
General MIDI audio

Issues fixed

Game runs too fast

The game runs much too fast to be playable.

Use parameter[citation needed]

Run HST.EXE with the -P parameter.

Notes

The port animations will still be extremely fast, but gameplay (i.e. sailing) will be normal.

Other information

API

Technical specs Supported Notes
DOS video modes VGA 320x200

System requirements

DOS
Minimum
Operating system (OS) 3.0
Processor (CPU) Intel 386
System memory (RAM) 4 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 10 MB
Video card (GPU) VGA

References