Sid Meier's Pirates!

Sid Meier's Pirates!

just kidding Sep 29, 2013 @ 4:59am
Is there any way to make this game run in the full HD?
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Vurt Sep 29, 2013 @ 8:50am 
i have not found a way to make widescreen, would be cool
Dragonator Oct 1, 2013 @ 12:23am 
I don't think there is. I've been looking for a way too, but unless the devs return to the game and add this to the rendering engine (not very likely), or a really big fan makes a mod (which is not that easy), I don't really see this happening.
MrSpock78 Oct 1, 2013 @ 6:03am 
Baseline (Widescreen) Solution & Issues

There is no native support for widescreen in game settings, but you can edit config.ini file (located in My Documents/My Games/Sid Meier's Pirates!/ in Windows Vista) and set the game to any desired resollution.
Changing the resolution in config.ini file (i.e. 1680x1050):

[User Settings]
Gamma = 1.000000
KeypadStatus = 1
DisplayShadows = 1
TrilinearFiltering = 1
DisableShaders = 0
AdvancedLighting = 1
WindowWidth = 1024 -> 1680 (instead of 1024)
WindowHeight = 768 -> 1050 (instead of 768)
WaterDetail = 3
WorldDetail = 5
ObjectDetail = 2
MasterVolume = 1.000000
MusicVolume = 1.000000
SFXVolume = 1.000000
DanceVolume = 1.000000
IsSlowMachine = 0
MyName = Misa
3DAudioDriver = Creative Labs EAX (TM)
CustomSail =
CustomFlag =
Savatage79 Oct 30, 2013 @ 9:44pm 
Will it look ok if you change the resolution like that?
weezard Oct 31, 2013 @ 2:01am 
I've changed resolution to 1680x1050 (my monitor's native resolution) and while the game starts and the 3d graphics is nicely scaled, the 2d user interface is not. User interface elements go off the screen, so you can't click them and there is an offset when clicking GUI elements, for example you have to click lower than the position of an element on screen.

I don't recommend changing aspect ration from the default one.
Found a solution that works better than editing the .ini. It's specified also in

"Using Racer_S's universal resolution changer (version 2) and keeping the configuration .ini file at a 4:3 aspect ratio resolution, the HUD will stay onscreen. Changing the configuration .ini file to the aspect ratio of the desired resolution will cut off the HUD. "

Use the link from that page to download it. It's just extracting it where the Pirates!.exe is and editing the resolution.ini. Works almost perfectly, except some buttons look "displaced" (the "back" knife for example, you see it in one place, but to click it you have to click about 50 pixels to the left). But at least the HUD and texts are shown complete.

Tested only on the old boxed version at 1280x768, but should work in the Steam version too.
MaximilianPs Nov 26, 2014 @ 1:55pm 
if you have a 1920x1080 monitor you could use 1440x1080 to keep 4:3 (but it will be stretched in any case I guess)
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Date Posted: Sep 29, 2013 @ 4:59am
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