Sid Meier's Pirates!

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.

Application Details:

Version: 1.x
Votes: 6
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 3.2

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Test Results

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What works

After installation, the game runs perfectly. I mean perfectly. I turned turned all effects to high, including advanced lighting, and it performed smoothly with no obvious hiccups.

What does not

Installer threw an error message at the end, but menu shortcuts were created and the game worked properly. In my case, the DVD drive was not detected so the game refused to run at first. Applying a no-cd patch resolved the issue.


What was not tested

I have not played the game extensively yet.

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Additional Comments

I installed a recently printed copy of the game which came on a DVD. It was version 1.02 right out of the box. If you run a widescreen monitor, I recommend opening winecfg and getting Pirates to run in a virtual desktop (window). Otherwise, it will be changing your desktop resolution which is always a bit ugly. My computer has an NVidia Geforce 8600M GT graphics card with the proprietary NVidia drivers (180.44).

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowGentoo Linux x86_64Mar 16 20183.2Yes Yes YesGoldfaminebadger 
ShowSabayon Linux XNov 08 20151.7.53Yes Yes Bronzean anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 14.04 "Trusty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Aug 03 20141.7.22Yes Yes GoldLuis Alvarado 
ShowUbuntu 13.04 "Raring" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jun 05 20131.5.31Yes Yes PlatinumLuis Alvarado 
ShowLinux Mint 14 "Nadia" x86_64Apr 27 20131.5.29Yes Yes Platinuman anonymous user 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
24466 Sid Meier's Pirates! frequent hiccups, temporary lock-ups NEW View

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