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Need Help Encountering the spanish gold fleet

Discussion in 'POTC Gameplay & Tips' started by Edvinas681, Apr 21, 2017.

  1. Edvinas681

    Edvinas681 Sailor Apprentice

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    Ahoy there! I would like to know how can I encounter a Spanish gold fleet, since I heard it is possible though I couldn't find out how to do so yet. :/ Thank you in advance!
     
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    They're random worldmap/DirectSail encounters.
    You'll know because it is a large Spanish fleet and all ships are loaded with gold and silver.
     
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    Absolutely all of them? Or do they have any military ships with them? And what kind of ships are there? Mostly galleons and pinnaces?
     
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    If I recall, they should indeed all have gold and silver. But I can't remember for sure.

    For the types of ships, open PROGRAM\Encounters\encounters_init.c; it is defined somewhere in there.
    They're just specified by Tier (and possibly war/merchant), but their actual types depends on the period you're playing in.
    It is all handled by the random encounter system; the only "extra" stuff we added fairly recently is to load up the cargo holds with silver and gold as well.
     
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    Thanks Pieter! I already know what I will do for my next Caribbean adventure! :dance
     
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    I do have some vague memory that certain "special" encounters only show up in certain time periods.
    If I recal, the Spanish Gold Fleets are NOT limited by thay, but I don't know that for sure.
    If they are limited, then you may never encounter them in the Napoleonic time period, for example.
    It's more fun in Golden Age of Piracy anyway; when they should get proper galleons and such. :cheeky
     
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    Spanish Main and Golden Age of Piracy and maybe Colonial Powers are my favorite time periods in the game! The periods when the piracy itself was alive and well!

    :ship
     
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    You should be good to go then! :onya

    Just keep an eye out for large fleets of Spanish ships.
    (Actually: One trick is to use windowed mode, then check compile.log after an encounter;
    I think it should say "rare chance wilver/gold shipment" in there to indicate that a treasure ship was triggered.)
     
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