You're not the only one lost
I never did figure out where everything was. I was forever losing the village. I got zapped by those blue energy source things more times than I could count.
Yep, N, E, S, W would have helped greatly on those maps. It took me almost a month to get through the first world if that gives you any indication of how "lost" I was
Now I'm tromping around another place lost as all get out.
Are you playing in God mode? I am - there's no way I would have survived the first soldier on slot if I wasn't in "whimp mode"
How is Crystal Key 2? I loaded it in my XP computer but haven't played it yet and now my son is "borrowing" that computer so he can run two accounts on Dark Ages of Camelot so mom is back to using her P700 for awhile.