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10-24-2008, 08:04 AM

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In the far future humanity is ruled by The Ministry of Accounts, an oppressive bureaucracy that tracks, records and taxes every transaction of daily life. From the depths of red tape a new breed of marketeer arises to challenge the authority and make a profit: the Space Trader is born!

Become a Space Trader, amass a fortune beyond your wildest dreams. Travel the solar system in search of the best deals from iron ore to organs. Suit up to hunt down dangerous fugitives with the latest in combat equipment and defend your hard earned profits from The Ministry of Accounts.

Space Trader is a fast paced action trading game in full 3D. Players compete to make money by buying and selling commodities, capturing fugitives and collecting stash. Challenge yourself, your friends, and your foes in a bid to become the wealthiest Trader in space!

Buy commodities from the merchants you meet throughout the game. The merchants may deal in legal commodities or black market goods. Buy commodities before you travel to a new location.

Selling the commodities in your inventory list is the best way to increase your profits, especially if you are at a new location and products have gone up in price. Your inventory list includes, commodities purchased from merchants and stash picked up from various hidden locations or during missions.

Ready for some action? Bounty missions are available should you choose to accept. Bartenders and various shady characters give you the opportunity to bring criminals to justice. You can earn rewards and capture cash and goods from the crime bosses hideouts. This is a good way to increase your profits quickly.

Windows Vista/XP
1.0 GHz Processor
512 MB RAM
DirectX 9.0c or higher
DirectX compatible 128 MB graphics card
DirectX compatible sound card
300MB of available hard drive space

Yes, the full game manual can be found by opening Steam and selecting the My Games tab.
Locate Space Trader, right click then select View Player Manual. The manual is also available from the Space Trader game page (http://store.steampowered.com/app/11240/).

Please read the game’s ReadMe file for last minute documentation.

Space Trader supports many resolutions (fullscreen or windowed). The quantity of supported resolutions depends on your graphics card (and to some extent if its driver’s are up to date).

You can change your screen resolution, along with other option by selecting Settings then the Video button. Changing the Fullscreen option to ‘Yes’ will allow you to select screen resolutions as well as adjust brightness.

You can reconfigure the default control settings to fit your gameplay preferences. From the Main Menu, select Settings then Controls to access the keyboard and mouse configuration settings.

The Steam version of Space Trader – Merchant Marine has 40 achievements to be unlocked.

Space Trader Achievements as of October 2008
Hired Gun - Clear all bounties in Chapter 2.
Mercenary - Clear all bounties in Chapter 3.
Bounty Hunter - Clear all bounties in Chapter 5.
Wanted - Get a fugitive rating from the Ministry of Accounts in any chapter.
Par - Finish Moon Madness with a net work of $5,000,000 or more.
Birdie - Finish Free Trade with a net worth of $10,000,000 or more.
Eagle - Finish Red Eye Trader with a net worth of $50,000,000 or more.
The Magician - Rescue Reg Huxley aboard the salvaged ship.
Pleasing Taste, Some Monsterism - Help Robert Tritex with his water development project.
My Automated Buddy - Help XK-CD and the GREP with their problems.
Tollbooth - Pay to gain access to Europa.
Rescuer - Find and retrieve Lieutenant Dan.
Open Revolt - Fight the Ministry of Accounts off of Europa.
Burn Salve - Defeat the Burners on Io.
Dirty Cops - Pay off Auditor Horus to leave Ganymede.
Pete of Cake - Defeat Swashbuckler Pete.
Awful Odds - Defeat Pirate Captain Odd.
Beside Manner - Speak with each Merchant on the Luxury Ship.
Travel Agent - Help Charles Dekord find passengers for his convoy.
Snitch - Betray Gordon and Terra Yex after they ask you for help.
Waterworks - Help Terra and Gordon Yex with the plans to poison the water supply.
Nuclear Wessel - Help out Jara Lenn and the hostages in Power Station 780.
Ted! Back to Work! - Meet and speak with Ted the Irresponsible Guard.
Record Breaker - Break into the Records Depot and get what Eric Dans instructs you to get.
A Man Of Great Gravity - Help Dr. Bertram in the Deimos Gravity Research Station.
Triumvirate - Accept the starter missions from each of the three factions at the same time.
Friend of the Robots - Help XK-CD and his companions escape the inner solar system.
Lenient - Convince Boel Krugger to leave without resorting to violence.
Brutal - Eliminate Boel Krugger.
Responsible Debtor - Pay the money you owe to Sally Barris.
Oiled Up! Ready To Go! - Help Peter Mikhail with his squeaky leg problem.
Approach Monster - Get rejected by each of the merchants on Earth.
Smooth Operator - Collect 8 Hydraulic Fluids on Earth.
Fledgling Trader - Complete the tutorial.
Storage Fees Don't Apply - Max out your cargo slots in a challenge or in the campaign.
A Good Start - Complete Chapter 1 of the campaign.
Betrayed - Finish Chapter 2 of the campaign.
Escape Artist - Finish Chapter 3 of the campaign.
Heroic - Finish Chapter 4 of the campaign.
Master Trader - Finish Chapter 5 of the campaign.

Please make sure you have DirectX 9.0c or later installed. Also make sure you have the latest graphics card drivers and that your system meets the minimum system requirements.

For an optimal gaming experience, be sure to update your computer with the latest drivers and system updates. Some of the most popular hardware and system software companies are listed below. Be sure to check your PC manufacturer’s Web site for additional updates and drivers.
• ATI Technologies (www.ati.com)®
• Creative (www.creative.com)
• nVIDIA (www.nvidia.com)®
• Microsoft® DirectX (www.microsoft.com/windows/directx)®
• Windows® Update (http://www.update.microsoft.com/)

Should you have any questions concerning the operation of this product, first check our Support page on our web site listed below to see if your issue has already been resolved. If you still need to contact us, please send an email to our technical support staff at: support@meridian4.com. Please attach your dxdiag file to the email. You can get to your dxdiag by following these steps:
1. Click on Start
2. Select Run
3. Type "dxdiag" (without quotes)
4. Select Enter
5. Save and email the file

If you are having a problem with your order or your Steam account from which you purchased the game, please contact Steam Support (http://support.steampowered.com/cgi-bin/steampowered.cfg/php/enduser/home.php).

Hermitworks Entertainment and Meridian4 would like to thank you for your interest in Space Trader – Merchant Marine. We hope you enjoy the game!

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Space Trader (http://www.playspacetrader.com/)

01-06-2010, 08:09 AM
How about you actually provide me tech support instead of just telling me to update my drivers then leaving it at that. Then you do not even respond and actually even do anything. Saying I was out of line being skeptical of getting support.

Seems I was correct in thinking that since you did nothing. I know you are the guy I spoke with. That is the best issue c=you could come up with is a outdated video driver.

I did update it and just as I knew would happen the game wont display it in a format my monitor can show. Which makes no sense my screen resolution works at the highest setting there is.

Telling me to simply update drivers is not tech support and I make no apologies for saying that since it's true.

06-29-2010, 11:32 AM
About "Beside Manners" achievement:
Chapter 3 - I spoke with all merchants of the Luxury ship but the achievements hasn't unlocked.:confused:

PS: Eight merchants met.

For anyone who had the same problem: I just clicked repeatedly the mouse one (action/talk to) speaking many times with each merchant, this has done AFTER I grabbed the stuff from the guy downstairs. Then I spoke also with all the guards and the dude of the bounties. :)

08-20-2011, 08:34 AM
The PDF manual isn't in the menu of the game in steam. Looks like the website has nothing to do with the game either.

Anyone have the PDF they would care to share?

11-10-2012, 04:14 PM
The PDF manual isn't in the menu of the game in steam. Looks like the website has nothing to do with the game either.

Anyone have the PDF they would care to share?

Store page, as always: