Explorers Of The New World (PC and Mac, CD-ROM) Future Vision Multimedia - 1995 USA, Canada Release

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Explorers Of The New World
Product ID 37798-88150
Product UPC 737798881503
Platform(s) PC and Mac
Media CD-ROM
Copyright date 1995
Publisher(s) Future Vision Multimedia
Category(s) Education, History
Country of Origin United States of America

Description from the packaging.

As the foundations of knowledge increased in 15th century Europe, there arose a breed of men who were far from content to stay within the confines of their known world. Whether motivated by the desire for lasting fame and fortune, or perhaps to understand what lay beyond the western rim of the Atlantic, they pursued careers in the most exciting and dangerous profession of their day. They became Explorers. Now you can follow in the footsteps of three of history's most acclaimed travelers--Columbus, Magellan and Cortes--as they seek their destinies in the New World. Experience firsthand each of the triumphs and setbacks that they faced in their long and perilous journeys. See how they arise from the dusty history books (through accurate video recreations), to become real people, with all the characteristics and quirks brought to life in this dazzling multimedia experience for the entire family. Try your hand at piloting Columbus' ship using the tools of his time. Solve intricate puzzles in your attempt to assist Cortes in escaping Montezuma's castle. Undercover the tragic fate awaiting Magellan in the Philippines as you become one of the only 18 survivors of his expedition. Allthis, plus detailed maps, photo-realistic backgrounds, and 3-D environments from the ships of their era await your discovery. Your journey into the age of exploration does not end with Columbus, Magellan and Cortes, for there is a complete multimedia database of 60 additional explorers who roamed the ancient seas between 1450-1600. Each entry includes a complete biography, an historical portrait and an outline of their famous explorations. Explorers of the New World exposes you to the thrills, challenges and rewards of mapping out uncharted waters and lands by introducing you to the real people behind the legends. Character actors bring to life the historic journeys of the Explorers. Learn about their explorations through fully interactive, realistic 3-D environments. All details based on historic facts, enriching your knowledge of the age of the explorers while entertaining you with lively, engaging narrations! An excellent companion piece to traditional text and video-based presentations of similar material! User friendly point-and-click interfaced!

System Requirements

PC Windows 3.1
Required CPU 486-25
Required RAM 8MB
Requires Mouse Yes
Required CD Speed 2X
Required Audio Yes
Supported Video SVGA 256 Color
PC Windows 95
Required CPU 486-25
Required RAM 8MB
Requires Mouse Yes
Required CD Speed 2X
Required Audio Yes
Supported Video SVGA 256 Color
Mac System 7.1
Required CPU Mac LC 575
Required RAM 8MB
Requires Mouse Yes
Required CD Speed 2X
Supported Video 13" 256 Color

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