The Oregon Trail: Adventures along the Oregon Trail, 5th Edition
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- Make the wise choices as you avoid hazards and face the many challenges of frontier life
- Go hunting, buy the right supplies, talk to Indians and fellow travelers and much more
- Along the way you'll discover useful wilderness knowledge like avoiding poison and crossing rivers
- Kids will also get to learn the complete story of the Donner Party
- Ages 9 and up
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1) OT5.exe error FIX ----- [just google search the patch for this error since I can't post the direct link] ...sorry :(
2) To close guidebook ------ Press Alt and F4 simultaneously
I ordered this particular version of the game specifically to see if I could get it to run on my Windows 10 machine. Since it's an older game, I was prepared to have to use workarounds, but it worked almost perfectly on installation. I don't even have to use compatibility settings. Hunting and fishing work well, and it doesn't crash when you save a game. The only issue I've run across is that the videos that make up the Montgomery children's story are jittery; there's a black "flash" every few seconds as they play. But those are easily skipped.
New way to fish, and the gathering option (as in gathering wild edibles) has helped me teach a new aspect of the oregon trail: the need to have knowledge about edibles and poisons. That option was great when tying in walkabouts to discuss whats in our area naturally. we have family in the Northwest so it was fun connecting our kids here with the family there- gave them something to talk about.
Other than that its the same old game as it always was- glad they didn try to fix what wasnt broke.
One of the game's biggest advantages is just how familiar many of us "old" folks are with the game, since that can be the basis for good conversations and interactions. I'd particularly recommend this as a good game for less computer saavy adults with computer saavy kids.
This edition did seem to use a moderately high level of system resources, and worked best on our more up-to-date PC. While the "system requirements" do not seem particularly high in the program's technical details, I'd recommend avoiding this version if you have an older, slower computer system.
This version is very much based on points you recieve for things; you choose your level (greenhorn, adventurer, trail guide) based on the types of decisions you want to make, you choose your profession based on the points multiplier you want (and amount of money you want to start with), and you make all decisions based on the points you recieve in the end. There is less of a show, also, when you reach oregon city (it actually seems like this version is a bit dumbed down, or something).
However, it probably would entertain younger kids because this version is a little simpler, and offers more personalization for the intensity of game you are looking for.
Overall, still a fun game, but if your computer will run the 3rd editions, i would get that one instead.