Sid Meier's Pirates! is a 2004 strategy/action/adventure computer game developed by Firaxis Games and published by Atari.

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Spain's comeback

In Sid Meier's Pirates when you capture all of the cities away from Spain there is a problem. Spain no longer exists. I can't attack my fellow men. How can Spain once again have a foothold in the ...
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Is there any way to check the Governor's daughters' beauty level?

I know this game allows three levels of beauty for the girls but I can I be sure what's the level of the daughter my character is currently dating? Or in other words: how can I be sure to marry a ...
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Good ships for flag ship

What ships make a good flag ship in Sid Meier's Pirates? Is there an advantage to keeping a smaller ship or should I try to use the largest ship I can find?
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Swordfighting extra hits

In Sid Meier's Pirates! while fencing you can sometimes get an extra hit when you complete the jump defense move. The move has you on a rope that swings you to hit your opponent. What is the ...
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Pirate-o-Pedia updates

In Sid Meier's Pirates! there are several mods available to the public. However when you put the mod into the game folder everything shuts down when you open up the Pirate-o-Pedia. Is there anyway to ...
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Raiders and their Gold

In Sid Meier's Pirates the Top ten Pirates will roam about the Caribbean slowly gaining wealth. Based on when you take them you gain more gold. This got me thinking about raiders and how they can ...
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Spanish Brigs aren't fake?

While looking at some screenshots from Sid Meier's Pirates! I came across this one: I claim that Guilo did a good job of Photoshoping Spanish flags on a Brig. However a friend of mine said that ...
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How can you tell which ammo an enemy ship will use?

In Sid Meier's Pirates! I was fighting a Ship-of-the-Line with a Large Frigate. Both ships were fully modified. The fight was going well both of us started with a round shot broadside and then I went ...
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Invasion Forces

In Sid Meier's Pirates! Invasion Forces are usually strong enough to take enemy cities. However my circumstance was different. A Dutch Frigate left for a Spanish city (Coro). Coro had 500 soldiers so ...
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Treasure Fleets vs. Treasure Ships

In the newest Sid Meier's Pirate! Treasure Ships come in the form of galleons, or indianmen. Now Some ships have the words TREASURE SHIP above the actual classification of ship. Unfortunately I ...
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Is there a formula to calculate the amount of gold that a top ten pirate will give you?

In Pirates! is there a formula to calculate the amount of gold that a top ten pirate will give you? The more time that a pirate stays plundering they give more money. Is it a time ratio?
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How do I play Sid Meier's Pirates! in a windowed mode?

Is it possible to play Sid Meier's Pirates in a windowed mode? I know I need to edit config.ini but otherwise I'm clueless. I bought the game from the GameStop website if that helps. When I open my ...
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How to beat Baron Raymondo on the ipad version

How to beat Baron Raymondo, I got a sloop of war, I can board him within the first year but it is really hard to avoid the attacks with a long sword. Also when I avoid the middle attack by going ...
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How many rewards do you get from each person / good during ship battles?

In Sid Meier's Pirates during the ship battles you will occasionally see people and goods falling off the ships. If you pick them up what will they give you as "rewards"? I know crew will give you ...
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What are the effects of aging and health?

My captain's been slowing down in combat lately, I assume this has got something to do that he is now 39 years old and in poor health. What effects do age and health have? Can I improve my health or ...
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Understanding fleet composition

After I board a ship or force one to surrender, I'm given an option of adding that ship to my fleet. What are the effects of various fleet configurations? WIll my ship move at the speed of the slowest ...
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Governors' daughters and what to do with them

Upon sailing into the first port, I was told by a bartender that a certain city governor's daughter is very beautiful and was introduced by the governor to his plain daughter, who wanted to dance with ...
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Do Major Pirates attack each other?

In Sid Meier's Pirates can 2 major pirates fight each other? If they did do they now carry the other pirate's golds with them? The Reason I'm asking is because Instead of finding all ten maybe I could ...
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Why can't I move my pirates?

I am playing Sid Meier's Pirates on the PSP again, since playing it for 20 years on the PC was not enough. But when I try to move my Pirates! in strategic mode when attacking a Town, X does only ...
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Are upgrade ports randomized in different times?

In Sid Meier's Pirates I was looking for a place to upgrade my double hammocks to triple hammocks to increase crew space. When I docked into Port-a-Prince I noticed that the bronze cannon upgrade ...
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How to get a Ships-of-the-Line?

In Sid Meier's Pirates the best ship to have is a Ship-of-the-Line. I would like one to protect my other 6 galleons I use for local raiding. Is there a certain country that will offer SOTL of ...
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Where is Blackbeard's Port?

I Sid Meier's Pirates you can defeat the top 10 pirates of the day. I have killed all of them except Blackbeard. I looked up to find that the pirates usually go to only one port. So the question is ...
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How do I recruit Indian and Cavalry units to command during land combat?

The game says that I can control cavalry and Indian units when raiding a city. I have tried attacking a city but I only see musketeers and captains. I have tried recruiting defeated Indians from ship ...
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How can you control cities in Sid Meier's Pirates?

On the PC version of the game the box says that you could take control of cities and rule them yourself. How can you do that and can you get settlements too?
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What does the number next to the skull and crossbones mean?

In Sid Meier's Pirates (on the Wii in my case), when sailing there is a minimap with various symbols and numbers next to it. The manual that comes with the game makes no mention of what these ...
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How would you classify a game like Pirates!

One of my favorite games of all time is Sid Meiers Pirates! I'd like to find a game similar to it, but I don't even know how to describe what kind of game Pirates! is. Is it an adventure game with ...
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How can I land for a treasure hunt in Sid Meier's Pirates for the Wii?

I got a complete treasure map and I know where to land to find it. But I cannot, my ship keep bouncing on the beach. I played that game long ago on my computer and I'm trying the Wii version. I don't ...