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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Selected Test Results

What works

Gameplay in general (with native msvcp71.dll), running in virtual desktop mode
Rendering (with disabled advanced lighting) seems to be all right

What does not

Advanced lighting (see bugreport
Anti-aliasing (enabling it in Nvidia Cpanel causes vertical lines in game videos)
Setting the screen resolution higher than 1152*864


What was not tested

Every aspect of the game

Hardware tested


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Additional Comments

Steam version of the game, already patched to 1.020. Needs native msvcp71.dll (copied to the game's folder). Huge delay on getting to the initial screen (~20 sec), slight hiccups while sailing/fencing. 5-10 sec delays every time you click on various options in the port (e.g. Talk to the governor/Visit the tavern), also hangs a bit when entering the dancing mini-game. The game is playable but slower than in Windows.

selected in Test Results table below
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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