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Sid Meier's Pirates!...?

  1. #1

    Posts : 1
    Windows 8

    Sid Meier's Pirates!...?

    Hi there. I love Sid Meier's Pirates! It has to rank up there as one of the greatest games of all time. Sadly, I cannot get it to work on my computer.

    It loads the installation screen, it asks me to register (I don't), and goes through the installation process. But when I start it in regular or safe modes, all that happens is a black screen with a spinning ship's wheel in the middle. It never advances on.

    I've tried compatibility modes, but I can't seem to find one that works.

    I hope someone can help me out here... I love this game, I have since it came out in '87! A lot of high school study time burned away on it.

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  2. #2

    Posts : 2
    Win8 Pro

    PIRATES!!!!!!!!!!!! OMFG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! lol

    I even STILL have the original fold out map that came with the original game :P
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  3. #3

    San Diego, CA
    Posts : 178
    Windows 10 Tech Preview 10041 x64

    Works fine on my system. Have you tried patching it to version 1.0.2 before running it?
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