elvismolotov Oct 4, 2013 @ 8:24am
will this game run on win7 64 bit?
will this game run on win7 64 bit?
anyont tried yet?
i still have the orginal game but cant get it running on win7 .....
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EternalMagus Oct 4, 2013 @ 3:33pm 
Back when I investigated this games compatibility- the only version I could find that had no problems was the GOG.com version- which I purchased during a sale. It includes Includes the 1987 original Sid Meier's Pirates! and 1993's Pirates! Gold. It is called "Pirates! Gold Plus"...It is superior to the steam version: with no compatibility issues on any windows platform from XP and newer-GOG.com has and will work to upgrade to any newer version of windows et al. as well as Mac: they have vastly superior customer service to any other seller/developer in all of gaming; they have and will and did even upgrade/give gamers/customers for free a more elaborate version if it didn't include every permutation of expansions/DLC et al..They did this with Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri when they later included the crossfire expansion that was not available on their initial release (I did not purchase it for this reason-even when it went on sale-as I am used to Steam et al. and how they ream you for every dlc when later offered even when it was not available on your initial purchase) You are authorized to burn it to disk and install it without an internet connection (albiet after your initial download)- like all GOG.com games: or redownload it at will... Revision of above post.... Two gamers pointed out to me that this version on steam is the newest of three versions- the gog.com version is not the same as this steam version. I have "Sid Meier's Pirates! live the life" on disk- which I now believe to be the same as steams version- thus my critique of this game's compatibility et al. is invalid: it is not the same game. Sorry if I steered anybody wrong. Thank You.
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Raydell Oct 4, 2013 @ 4:44pm 
For what it's worth, I own the Gamersgate version and it runs flawlessly on Win7 64-bit.
EternalMagus Oct 4, 2013 @ 4:57pm 
Does it include both the 1987 and 1993 Pirates! releases? If it is also DRM free that would be something to consider as well- it would also be nice if it stated that it was windows xp/7/8 compatible like the GOG.com version which would give the gamer more assurance of its innate compatibility and/or the support of the seller/developer.
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Pirate Monkee Oct 4, 2013 @ 7:50pm 
I have had several issue free hours out of it so far. So many memories with this game, glad I found it again...
elvismolotov Oct 5, 2013 @ 9:56am 
thanks for all the infos
Raydell Oct 5, 2013 @ 7:45pm 
Originally posted by EternalMagus:
Does it include both the 1987 and 1993 Pirates! releases? If it is also DRM free that would be something to consider as well- it would also be nice if it stated that it was windows xp/7/8 compatible like the GOG.com version which would give the gamer more assurance of its innate compatibility and/or the support of the seller/developer.

I'm either not reading the GOG description right or you're confusing the remakes. :)

The game sold on Steam as "Sid Meier's Pirates!" is the 2004 remake. GOG's Pirates! Gold Plus contains the 1987 original and the 1993 remake but not this 2004 one.

I assumed the OP was asking about the 2004 remake since that's the game this forum is tied to.

For the record though, I do love GOG and prefer it over any other distributor when it comes to old games. :)

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Mountain Man Oct 7, 2013 @ 5:34pm 
I found my old disks and it runs fine on Windows 7 64 bit.
Fr_kill_MCM Oct 13, 2013 @ 11:26am 
It runs fine on everything I tested so far which goes from windows 2000 to win7 64-bit, maybe not on 8, but that's to be verified.
kaled1973 Oct 21, 2013 @ 6:02am 
No issues running it on win 7 64 bit.
Vetr Oct 23, 2013 @ 9:04am 
The Steam version certainly does *not* run on my Win7 64 machine: I get a message reporting that Windows is dropping down to a more basic graphics mode, and then all I get's a black screen with a ship's wheel cursor spinning in it... FOREVER. (Well, until I give up and force-close the process, anyway.)

There again, it doesn't say it *does* run on Windows 7, so I guess it's my fault for not reading the description properly.
Nibbs Oct 24, 2013 @ 1:33pm 
works fine for me on win7 home premium 64-bit
elvismolotov Oct 25, 2013 @ 12:24am 
tx again for all the feedback
i revived an older pc for the old games now
i like steam alot but for old games (15+years) ists not the way to go :-)
illuminutti Oct 29, 2013 @ 10:23pm 
Not working for me on Win7 64
Evil Unk Oct 30, 2013 @ 1:58am 
Win 7 Home 64 bit, runs fine, no issues
Seranth Oct 30, 2013 @ 7:52am 
Win7 Pro 64-bit. Just started playing today; the intro cutscene gets cut off for me (without pressing anything). Also, for whatever reason, Num Lock is supressed while I'm in game. I tried setting the .exe to WinXP compatability but then it wouldn't run at all (Steam not found error). but otherwise, it seems to run fine.

Edit: All the cutscenes end early so far.
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