There are text files of the documentation available. These are in ASCII format and can be read using any word processor or file reader. All of those individual files are contained within the html files.
The following documentation files are available from our file libraries:
HYW.DOC:The main documentation file. This is no longer up to date, only the on-line (HTML) version is kept up to date. HYWDOC.ZIP is the compressed version.
SKILLS.DOC:Describes all the character skills and the effects they have on the game. SKILLS.ZIP is the compressed version.
GLOSSARY.DOC:A glossary of terms used in the game and the medieval period. GLOSSARY.ZIP is the compressed version.
HYWHIST.DOC:A collection of historical information on the period as it applies to the game. HYWHIST.ZIP is the compressed version.
Separate documents of interest to players, and Medieval history buffs in general, are available in the HYW files library:
PLAYANAL.ASC:Analysis of the 307 available player positions. The most powerful player starts off in the game with much more wealth than the poorest player. Hey, everyone can't be king.
PEERS.ASC:List of the ranks, or titles There are 17 different ones. These are held by players. Note that most players have more than one as each fief comes with a feudal rank.
FIEFS.ASC:Characteristics of the 800 separate fiefs and Megafiefs in the game.