Now it's time for Sid Meier and Firaxis Games to bring this exquisitely rich, action-adventure game into the 21st century. An entirely new game engine will deliver updated gameplay, stunning new features, spectacular 3D graphics and enhanced surround sound, so players can fully experience the intrigue, adventure and danger of life as a pirate on the Spanish Main.
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- Installs with no special changes
- Plays with no special changes
- Everything works (it's just slow and ugly)
What does not
- Installation from two CDs. I had to copy everything to a folder on the hard drive because it never gave me the option to change CDs (it just failed when it couldn't find something on the second CD).
- Models render badly. They are blocky and have ghosting like you get on a bad TV. I sort of feel like I'm looking at one of those "3D" movies while I play (they ones where you need the blue and red glasses).
- Extremely laggy during any events (talking to governor, recruiting people, beginning of fencing, end of fencing, etc.). It seems to lock up but it's actually just really slow.
What was not tested
Nothing I can think of.
I had trouble choosing between Gold and Platinum. Technically everything works, it's just not rendering very well and kind of slow. I'm going with Gold because the lagginess makes it hard to play.
Admin note: rating changed to conform to the rating definitions.
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Pirates! doesn't start in wine 1.5.14
by ML on Monday October 8th 2012, 16:30
I'm just reporting weird behaviour of Pirates! in wine 1.5.14 (kubuntu12.04). If you run the game without virtual desktop enabled, it will crash with an error message that tells you that the app is "unable to initialize DirectX" (not quite sure if this translation (from German) fits the original English message). So make sure that the virtual desktop is turned on in your winecfg...
Btw: If the resolution of your virtual desktop matches your 'real' desktop resolution the error will occur as well...