History VideoGame / TheOregonTrail

12th Dec '15 6:04:56 PM tropette
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** Can ''also'' be a problem if you forget to buy enough food in the early stages of the trail and find yourself running low in arid Western territory with few settlements and scarce wildlife. This is, of course, TruthInTelevision.
5th Nov '15 2:01:50 PM Usagi1992
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* NoPartyLikeADonnerParty: In OTII, choose Salt Lake City as your destination and then choose to continue when you get there (as most people would)--which basically means trying to make it through the freaking enormous Great Salt Lake Desert, and then crossing the Sierra Nevada. If you chose the exact same year (1846) as the Donner Party, you indeed get the exact same snowstorm they got stranded in. [[TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything The dev team thought of everything.]]
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* NoPartyLikeADonnerParty: In OTII, choose Salt Lake City as your destination and then choose to continue when you get there (as most people would)--which basically means trying to make it through the freaking enormous Great Salt Lake Desert, and then crossing the Sierra Nevada. If you chose the exact same year (1846) (1847) as the Donner Party, you indeed get the exact same snowstorm they got stranded in. [[TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything The dev team thought of everything.]]
8th Jul '15 10:31:49 AM Anorgil
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* PublicDomainSoundtrack: The soundtrack, such as it is, consists of 8-bit renditions of songs from the public domain when you reach the landmarks, such as "Yankee Doodle" in Independence, Missouri; "Billy Boy" when you reach Fort Laramie; "Charlie is My Darling" when you reach the Soda Springs...
7th Jun '15 9:18:06 PM GoldenSeals
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** In Taxman's LP of Oregon Trail II, the Goons told him to (predictably) bring tons and tons of laudanum. Sick with absolutely anything whatsoever? Have some laudanum! Got to love 19th century medicine. For those of you who don't know, laudanum is whiskey diluted with grains of opium, and prior to opium becoming a controlled substance, people actually would take laudanum for their headaches and such. As you might guess, taking what amounts to a whisky/heroin cocktail might fix your headache, but causes some very real other problems.
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** In Taxman's LP of Oregon Trail II, the Goons told him to (predictably) bring tons and tons of laudanum. Sick with absolutely anything whatsoever? Have some laudanum! Got to love 19th century medicine. For those of you who don't know, laudanum Laudanum is whiskey diluted with grains of opium, and prior to opium becoming a controlled substance, people actually would take laudanum for their headaches and such. As you might guess, taking what amounts to a whisky/heroin cocktail might fix your headache, but causes some very real other problems.
30th May '15 1:17:07 PM Kalaong
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** And a fan-made [[EverythingsDeaderWithZombies zombie version]], [[http://hatsproductions.com/organtrail.html Organ Trail]].
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** And a fan-made [[EverythingsDeaderWithZombies zombie version]], [[http://hatsproductions.com/organtrail.html Organ Trail]].VideoGame/OrganTrail.
5th May '15 8:02:43 PM KoopaKid17
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*** Trail Guide, the hardest, played like Adventurer with one caveat; poor performance meant [[NonStandardGameOver getting kicked off the train and left behind]]. You do get paid $500 shortly into the game as a trail guide, which can be very helpful if you pick a lower paying occupation.
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*** Trail Guide, the hardest, played like Adventurer with one caveat; poor performance meant [[NonStandardGameOver [[TheMutiny getting kicked off the train train]] [[NonStandardGameOver and left behind]]. You do get paid $500 shortly into the game as a trail guide, which can be very helpful if you pick a lower paying occupation.
12th Feb '15 6:28:22 PM DoubleU
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* AnyoneCanDie: The game. Anyone can be killed by random chance. Whether they are crushed by a wagon, drowned in a river, catch some horrible disease (Cholera being the main offender, despite dysentery' memetic status, sometimes causing instant death), gored by an animal, frostbite, or shot. Hope you brought that medical book and wrote down the treatments!
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* AnyoneCanDie: The game. Anyone can be killed by random chance. Whether they are crushed by a wagon, drowned in a river, catch some horrible disease (Cholera being the main offender, despite dysentery' dysentery's memetic status, sometimes causing instant death), gored by an animal, frostbite, or shot. Hope you brought that medical book and wrote down the treatments!treatments! ** The second version is a better example of this. In the first, the player/wagon leader is always saved for last.
11th Feb '15 3:45:07 AM MorganWick
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* AdamSmithHatesYourGuts: Prices go up the farther along the trail you go.
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* AdamSmithHatesYourGuts: Prices go up the farther along the trail you go. One of the people you talk to in the first game lampshades this.

* AnyoneCanDie: The game. Anyone can be killed by random chance. Whether they are crushed by a wagon, drowned in a river, catch some horrible disease (Cholera being the main offender, sometimes causing instant death), gored by an animal, frostbite, or shot. Hope you brought that medical book and wrote down the treatments!
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* AnyoneCanDie: The game. Anyone can be killed by random chance. Whether they are crushed by a wagon, drowned in a river, catch some horrible disease (Cholera being the main offender, despite dysentery' memetic status, sometimes causing instant death), gored by an animal, frostbite, or shot. Hope you brought that medical book and wrote down the treatments!

* AnyoneCanDie: The game. Anyone can be killed by random chance. Whether they are crushed by a wagon, drowned in a river, catch some horrible disease (Cholera being **Perhaps recognizing the main offender, sometimes causing instant death), gored by an animal, frostbite, or shot. Hope problem with this, when you brought that medical book and wrote down finish hunting in the treatments!PC/Mac port of the first game you're told "if you continue hunting in this area, game will become scarce."

** The Donner Party is actually discussed in the 5th version, talking about everything that happened to them ''except'' what they're most infamous for. When it gets to that part the narrator simply says "They did things to survive that I don't want to talk about." One of the kids says "I heard that they-" before they told him to quiet down.
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** The Donner Party is actually discussed in the 5th version, talking about everything that happened to them ''except'' what they're most infamous for.for, which is clearly intentional to avoid upsetting kids. When it gets to that part the narrator simply says "They did things to survive that I don't want to talk about." One of the kids says "I heard that they-" before they told him to quiet down.
7th Feb '15 2:50:04 PM nitpickeryandsuch
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If you went to an American public school during the late [[TheEighties 1980s]] or most of the [[TheNineties 1990s]], and your classroom was fortunate enough to have a monolithic, clicking heap of machinery called an [=AppleII=], you probably remember a little floppy-disc based game called ''The Oregon Trail''.
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If you went to an American public school during the late [[TheEighties 1980s]] or most of the [[TheNineties 1990s]], and your classroom was fortunate enough to have a monolithic, clicking heap of machinery called an [=AppleII=], Apple II, you probably remember a little floppy-disc based game called ''The Oregon Trail''.
19th Jan '15 9:28:04 PM SirVancelot131
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*** Trail Guide, the hardest, played like Adventurer with one caveat; poor performance meant [[NonStandardGameOver getting kicked off the train and left behind]].
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*** Trail Guide, the hardest, played like Adventurer with one caveat; poor performance meant [[NonStandardGameOver getting kicked off the train and left behind]]. You do get paid $500 shortly into the game as a trail guide, which can be very helpful if you pick a lower paying occupation.
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