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

Although it appears to be a little bit funny (s. below)... everything. The game is very slow and the keyboard commands sometimes don't work. Bug 15460 is still present in 1.3.19... nevermind!

What does not

Installing the game...


What was not tested

Everything was tested...

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Additional Comments

I tried to install the game in a new wineprefix but it didn't work. The installation was aborted with error 1603 (is it bug 11537?). So what did I do? I copied the content of both CDs to my harddisk, started the installation via command line from harddisk ("WINEPREFIX=~/path/to/my/.prefix wine /path/to/setup/Setup.exe") and figured out that it worked somehow. After that I installed the patch which - I think - disables the copy protection. Then I mounted the original CD and started the game using "winefile" - and yes, it runs.Isn't that odd...? So I think rating "silver" would be okay...

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
53165 Sid Meiers: Pirates! error during install, failed to ready media for L"lang0.FPK" UNCONFIRMED View

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