Sid Meier's Pirates!

Sid Meier's Pirates!

TAW| MrMango Sep 25, 2013 @ 8:16am
Xbox Controller
Is there any way to set this game to work with the Xbox controller? Can not figure it out.
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LoneWolfDon Sep 25, 2013 @ 10:05am 
You could perhaps use a utility like XPadder or Pinnacle Game Profiler.
singularity314 Apr 18, 2014 @ 12:25am 
This is an XBox live game. How can the steam version not be compatible with an XBox controller?!!
Smaloki Apr 19, 2014 @ 9:40am 
@singulatirty: This game is ten years old. Gamepads weren't really a popular PC input back then.

There's no gamepad support build into the game, but as LoneWolf said, you can use xPadder or some such.
Last edited by Smaloki; Apr 19, 2014 @ 9:41am
Ser Gregor Jun 19, 2014 @ 8:34pm 
that decides it, i'm not buying this pile of dung
SU-22 'Fukboi' Jun 21, 2014 @ 2:58pm 
A program like XPadder will let you use a controller on any game on your PC. To be honest though this game was built intended for use with the num pad.
dcderekusa Jun 24, 2014 @ 6:11pm 
this game works better with a mouse and keyboard in my opinion and i'm someone who uses a gamepad for everything
Duc de Saint-Simon Aug 30, 2015 @ 10:24am 
Originally posted by Smaloki:
@singulatirty:There's no gamepad support build into the game

Dropped
NS Dec 28, 2015 @ 7:07pm 
Wow, the amount of people willing to complain about a ten year old game not having controller support is astounding.

Edit: Missed a word. Oops
Last edited by NS; Dec 28, 2015 @ 11:15pm
MasterHigg Dec 28, 2015 @ 7:45pm 
Originally posted by Chef Boy Arr Dee:
Wow, the amount of people willing to complain about a ten year old not having controller support is astounding.
Indeed
Ser Gregor Dec 30, 2015 @ 10:29pm 
Originally posted by MasterHigg:
Originally posted by Chef Boy Arr Dee:
Wow, the amount of people willing to complain about a ten year old not having controller support is astounding.
Indeed
Because adding controller support is SOOOO DIFFICULT.
TAW| MrMango Dec 31, 2015 @ 7:31am 
Originally posted by Chef Boy Arr Dee:
Wow, the amount of people willing to complain about a ten year old game not having controller support is astounding.

Edit: Missed a word. Oops

Yeah well, the game was on the original Xbox as well soooo....
NS Dec 31, 2015 @ 1:14pm 
Originally posted by Lester:
Originally posted by MasterHigg:
Indeed
Because adding controller support is SOOOO DIFFICULT.

Sorry, I must have missed the part where you're part of Firaxis games and know the source code by heart.

Originally posted by MrMango:
Originally posted by Chef Boy Arr Dee:
Wow, the amount of people willing to complain about a ten year old game not having controller support is astounding.

Edit: Missed a word. Oops

Yeah well, the game was on the original Xbox as well soooo....

So what?

You guys must not understand what I'm saying... This game is --10 years old---
Ser Gregor Dec 31, 2015 @ 3:24pm 
Originally posted by Chef Boy Arr Dee:
Originally posted by Lester:
Because adding controller support is SOOOO DIFFICULT.

Sorry, I must have missed the part where you're part of Firaxis games and know the source code by heart.

Originally posted by MrMango:

Yeah well, the game was on the original Xbox as well soooo....

So what?

You guys must not understand what I'm saying... This game is --10 years old---
We understand what you're saying, YOU don't understand what we're saying.

10 years isn't a long time, and the source code wouldn't be very difficult for a professional programmer to figure out.

The publisher of this game is a complete ♥♥♥♥ing cheap wad who released this as a ZERO EFFORT money grab for old fans of the series. They didn't want to pay a programmer to even minially modernise it for modern retro gamers.

In short, it's release is a CON.
NS Jan 1 @ 9:37pm 
Originally posted by Lester:
Originally posted by Chef Boy Arr Dee:

Sorry, I must have missed the part where you're part of Firaxis games and know the source code by heart.



So what?

You guys must not understand what I'm saying... This game is --10 years old---
We understand what you're saying, YOU don't understand what we're saying.

10 years isn't a long time, and the source code wouldn't be very difficult for a professional programmer to figure out.

The publisher of this game is a complete ♥♥♥♥ing cheap wad who released this as a ZERO EFFORT money grab for old fans of the series. They didn't want to pay a programmer to even minially modernise it for modern retro gamers.

In short, it's release is a CON.

I guess I'm simply dumbfounded that you honestly believe it to be an easy task to...
  1. Go back to a finished 10 year old game
  2. Find the source code if it even still exists these days (or completely reverse engineer the game if it doesn't)
  3. Adapt the code to allow for modern controllers (which means working with outdated code or reworking it to work with modern usb gamepads (as well as having to completely add in XInput and possibly DirectInput since they're not in the game natively))
  4. Compile and release it as a patch on Steam

All because a couple of you are too lazy to either use the numpad, mouse, or use a ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ joy2key type program. You do realize XPadder exists for these reasons, yes?

Or you could do it, of course. No one's stopping you from doing all that for the community (minus the releasing it as a patch obviously) if it's such an issue for you. By all means.
Last edited by NS; Jan 1 @ 9:37pm
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