(Play) Retro throwback – Cross Country Canada (MS-DOS, 1991)

  • (Play) Retro throwback – Cross Country Canada (MS-DOS, 1991)

    (Play) Retro throwback – Cross Country Canada (MS-DOS, 1991)

    In 1991, classrooms around the country hosted a gold mine of simple, but entertaining PC games. Usually a group of friends would crowd around a single machine in the classroom or library to help play these engaging games.
    Many professional truck drivers got bit with the trucking bug in this educational, entertaining, interactive computer game.

    Now, play right here for free! Cross Country Canada (1991)

    Once you’re done playing, why not drive for real?!

     

    Did you know Grace Transport not only seeks out experienced drivers, but we also have a AZ Driver Certification Program?

     

    How to Play Cross Country Canada

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    1. Command List
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    AND - Links commands together
    C (continue) - Moves the truck in the same direction it was going.
    D (down) - Driver steps out of the truck
    DA - View dashboard
    DAY - Shows how many days you've been on the road
    EAT - Eat at a restaurant. Costs $10 a shot.
    EX - Shows expenses.
    FILL UP - Fills up your gas tank.
    GET [commodity name here] - Gets the commodity if you are in a city 
    that has it.
    H (Health) - Lets you know if your trucker needs to eat or sleep
    I (inventory) - Shows the date, all commodities you picked up, your 
    final destination, and the next commodity you need (if applicable)
    L (look)- Gives a description of the surroundings
    LM - Local Map. Shows the current Prov/Territory.
    N, S, E, W (and all combos) - moves the truck in that direction.
    PICK UP HITCHHIKER - If you see a hitchhiker on the side of the road 
    and want to pick him up, then stop the truck (press enter) and type 
    this.
    PM - Political Map. Shows the whole map of Canada.
    PUT ON SEATBELT -  What you should do when you get into any vehicle, 
    imaginary or not. 
    QUIT - Quits the game.
    RADIO FOR HELP - Use when you get into an accident or run out of gas.
    RESTORE - loads a previous game.
    SAVE - Saves a game.
    SCRIPT - Prints a transcript of the game
    SLEEP - Sleep in your truck for 8 hours.
    SLEEP IN HOTEL - Sleep in a hotel for 8 hours. Costs $30.
    SPEED - If you want to be a speed demon and make the truck go faster. 
    Causes accidents and the cops may come after you.
    T - Turns the truck on/off
    T ON LIGHTS - Turns on headlights. Use T OFF LIGHTS to turn off.
    T ON WIPERS - Turns on wipers. Use T OFF WIPERS to turn off.
    U - Gets the trucker back in the truck.
    UNSCRIPT - Stops printing your game.
    WAIT - Makes an hour go by.
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    2. Commodity List
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    Aircraft Parts
    ---------------
    Toronto, ON
    
    Aluminum
    -----------
    Chicoutimi, PQ
    Prince Rupert, BC
    
    Apples
    --------
    Digby, NS
    Kelowna, BC
    Niagara Falls, ON
    
    Asbestos
    ----------
    Cassiar, BC
    Drummondville, PQ
    
    Barley
    -------
    Edmonton, AB
    Winnipeg, MB
    
    Beef
    -------
    Kitchener, ON
    Calgary, AB
    
    Books
    -------
    Toronto, ON
    
    Cars
    ------
    Windsor, ON
    
    Cement
    ---------
    Calgary, AB
    Kingston, ON
    
    Chemicals
    ----------
    Edmonton, AB
    Sarnia, ON
    
    Clothing
    ---------
    Montreal, PQ
    
    Coal
    ------
    Cranbrook, BC
    Dawson Creek, BC
    Sydney, NS
    
    Cod
    ------
    St John's NF
    
    Computers
    ----------
    Ottawa, ON
    
    Copper
    --------
    Kamloops, BC
    Thompson, MB
    Timmins, ON
    
    Eskimo Art
    ------------
    Churchill, MB
    
    Furs
    -------
    Churchill, MB
    Inuvik, NT
    
    Gold
    ------
    Kenora, ON
    Rouyn, PQ
    Yellowknife, NT
    
    Hogs
    -----
    Kitchener, ON
    Winnipeg, MB
    
    Honey
    -------
    Fort St. John, BC
    
    Iron
    -----
    Sault Ste. Marie, ON
    Sept Isles, PQ
    Thunder Bay, ON
    
    Lead
    ------
    Bathurst, NB
    Cranbrook, BC
    Hay River, NT
    
    Lobster
    ---------
    Summerside, PEI
    
    Lumber
    --------
    Chibougamau,PQ
    Thunder Bay, ON
    Victoria, BC 
    
    Maple Syrup
    -------------
    Sherbrooke, PQ
    
    Milk 
    -------
    London, ON
    Sherbrooke, PQ
    
    Molybdenum
    ------------
    Kamloops, BC
    Prince George, BC
    
    Natural Gas
    -------------
    Fort Nelson, BC
    Medicine Hat, AB
    
    Nickel
    --------
    Sudbury, ON
    Thompson, MB
    
    Oil
    ------
    Fort McMurray, AB
    
    Paper
    -------
    Chicoutimi, PQ
    Trois Rivieres, PQ
    Vancouver, BC
    
    Potash
    --------
    Prince Albert, SK
    Regina, SK
    
    Potatoes
    ---------
    Charlottetown, PEI
    Edmundston, NB
    
    Pulp
    -------
    Nanaimo, BC
    Prince Rupert, BC
    Saint John, NB
    
    Rapeseed
    -----------
    Grand Prairie, AB
    Saskatoon, SK
    
    Salmon
    --------
    Campbell River, BC
    
    Ship Parts
    ------------
    Quebec, PQ
    Saint John, NB
    Vancouver, BC
    
    Silver
    ---------
    Dawson, YT
    Prince George, BC
    Timmins, ON
    
    Snowmobiles
    --------------
    Montreal, PQ
    
    Steel
    -------
    Hamilton, ON
    Sault Ste. Marie, ON
    Sydney, NS
    
    Sugar
    -------
    Lethbridge, AB
    
    Sulphur
    -----------
    Grand Prairie, AB
    Lethbridge, AB
    
    Telephones
    ------------
    Ottawa, ON 
    
    Tires
    -------
    Halifax, NS
    
    Tobacco
    ----------
    London, ON
    
    Uranium
    ----------
    Prince Albert, SK
    Sudbury, ON
    
    Vegetables
    --------------
    Drummondville, PQ
    Fredricton, NB
    Windsor, ON
    
    Wheat
    --------
    Brandon, MB
    Regina, SK
    
    Wine
    ------
    Kelowna, BC
    Niagara Falls, ON
    
    Zinc
    --------
    Bathurst, NB
    Hay River, NT
    Yellowknife, NT
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    3. The FAQs
    --------------
    
    1. Do I have a certain time/money limit? 
    
    Nope. You can spend all you want and go wherever you please. You may 
    get a bonus commodity that may give you $300 off your gas bill, or 
    something similar. 
    
    2. HEY! THAT HITCHHIKER STOLE MY COMMODITY!
    
    Yeah, when you pick up a hitchhiker, there are three outcomes:
    
    1.	He waves as you drop him off (common)
    2.	He waves and gives you a $100 tip (rare)
    3.	He steals your commodity at knifepoint. (semi-common)
    
    Outcome #3 is all the more amusing if you have customized your 
    commodity names to illegal substances.
    
    3. You can customize commodities?
    
    Yes, but you can only name 4 of them (the rest are still default), and 
    you have to use the file called "AUTHOR.EXE" to do it. Then you can 
    pick which cities to put them in. For example, I used commodity table 0 
    as a base, named the four custom commodities, and then added the custom 
    commodities to cities that don't normally have commodities. (I had 
    Crack in Moncton...lmao. It's funny to type "get crack" and see a box 
    loading into the back of the truck. But don't take my word for it...) 
    
    4. Why do I get into so many accidents?
    
    Well, is your guy hungry? Tired? Speeding? All three? Try and keep your 
    guy's health up and the truck speed down, and you shouldn't have any 
    problems with accidents.

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