Sid Meier's Pirates!

Sid Meier's Pirates!

Ace Sep 28, 2013 @ 10:04am
Super slow!! How do I make it work?
I've checked most of the internet for solutions but I can't make it run properly.. I have a strong desktop windows 7, and I've tried compatibility mode (windows xp sp3) and it didn't work.
Then I tried copying the steam.dll file to gamefolder which didn't work either.. How can I make it work? It's really terrible that steam don't fix it and they keep selling it..
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Raydell Sep 28, 2013 @ 7:31pm 
If your issue is with Pirates running too slow (low fps), then my comment from an earlier thread might help:

"If you have an ATI video card, then it's a driver issue. You need to update your video card driver (the Catalyst Control Center package).

Also, if you have something called "ASUS Gamer OSD" (look for it in your Control Panel under Programs and Features), you need to uninstall it because it prevents the loading of the video card drivers after a reboot, meaning that even your newly updated drivers will only work until you reboot your machine.

This issue actually affects graphical performance in all your games, it's just most noticable in SM Pirates where fps drops to unplayable slideshow levels because of it.

I can't comment on Nvidia cards, but updating drivers and removing the Gamer OSD if it's present are steps worth trying nonetheless."
Ace Sep 29, 2013 @ 11:46am 
Thanks a lot! It works perfectly now! It seams I had the ASUS Gamer OSD application installed.
ArChON Dec 7, 2013 @ 11:55pm 
Raydell, can I just say OMG thank you, I had no idea that ASUS Gamer OSD caused this problem. I've spent thousands of dollars upgrading my computer to get GTA IV working and this was the cause of that problem also! THANK YOU!!!! I also had this problem for pirates but I played it on my mac anyway...
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Date Posted: Sep 28, 2013 @ 10:04am
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