Knights and Merchants recreates the era of the Middle Ages. The player takes on the role of an ordinary captain in the king´s Palace guard who finds himself responsible for the defense of the last loyal province. You, the player, must win back all those provinces which once belonged to your king. You have to manufacture different products, making use of numerous buildings and producer goods of the Middle Ages period. One result of your productive labor is the manufacturing of weapons and armor. But your success or failure depends mainly on the structure and organization of your economy. An efficient organization increases production, while a badly organized structure will cause non-stop delays.
After unpacking the archive simply drag and drop the two Knights&Merchants files into your Knights&Merchants drawer on your harddrive and replace the old files.
* Some people experienced freezes when playing the game under MacOS 9.2.1, this should now be solved.
* The Quick Exit function has been changed. If you want to quickly exit Knights & Merchants you will now have to press CTRL+Escape.
* To pause a game simply press F12.
* The SFX Volume control now works properly. The
volume level is saved in the config file so don't be too surprized
if some people have accidently set the volume to '0' and saved
the settings with the original version. When they use this new
version there will be no sound! So anyone who discovered sound
is not working should check the "SFX Volume" first.