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Ocean Trader

DOS - 1995

Also available on: Amiga

Alt name Der Reeder
Year 1995
Platform DOS
Released in Germany (1995)
United States (1996)
Germany (1998)
Genre Simulation
Theme Managerial, Stock Exchange, Trade
Publisher Pointsoft GmbH, Software 2000
Developer Software 2000
Dosbox support Supported on 0.61
4.69 / 5 - 36 votes

Description of Ocean Trader

Ocean Trader is an excellent, unassuming shipping simulation from the makers of Pizza Tycoon that is virtually unknown outside Europe.

As manager of a global shipping business, your responsibilities run the gamut from choosing which type of ships to buy, to striking a profit-maximizing balance between speed and fuel costs. Your banker stands ready to give you loans at exorbitant rates, and profit opportunities abound, thanks to different goods prices in various cities.

The game's graphics is the static but pleasing SVGA, and the interface is excellent (the map screen in particular clearly shows the desired exports and imports for each country). Although Ocean Trader doesn't come close to the level of realism found in Capitalism Plus, it is a very enjoyable, "light" business game that does have a solid (albeit simple) economic model underneath. In a nod to the real world of shipping industry, you can also enter into forward contracts (that lock delivery prices for an agreed amount of goods), and take advantage of special freight contracts as they show up.

A great game overall, and a good alternative for those looking for a shipping sim with more "meat" than the simpler Ports of Call.

Review By HOTUD

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How to play Ocean Trader

To run the game in its most complete form, use the English version ISO, run install.exe and selecting the "Maximum Installation (41 Mb)" option to display videos in the game.
Then run setup.exe in the installed game folder and select "CD Audio" as the device for playing music. Afterwards, it will be possible to launch the game itself (using trader.exe). You can play the German version with the better audio tracks of the English version too, by mounting the German disk image after the English disc installation (keep the English disc mounted).

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Comments and reviews

dan 2020-12-08 0 point

cant go back on browser mode

Mravac Kid 2014-12-19 4 points DOS version

I just love this game, it's one of the best trading games ever made.

Paulo José 2014-11-25 -15 points DOS version

this game is now the new version (remake )in 2014 new graphics and song , but is copy the olg game .. .

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DownloadEnglish version 9 MB DownloadISO Version English version 589 MB DownloadISO Version German version 603 MB

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