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fleetp
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 17, 2017 2:54 am    Post subject: differences between Steam Version and CD version? Reply with quote

My son-in-law told me there was a difference between the Steam version of Pirates and the CD version, specifically that 'more things can happen' when you are on a long voyage (long trip between posts). He didn't elaborate.
Does anybody have any comments on this?
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 17, 2017 5:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I doubt many people have played both versions since owning both of them wouldn't make tons of sense. There certainly some differences in the executable but I have very serious doubts that any of those are changes would make the game any different to play. I certainly wouldn't think Firaxis would have made any changes to the game for Steamers and if Steam was allowed to make changes of that kind then they are missing a huge opportunity by not advertising their game being different from the CD version. Adammills challenge pack is supposed to work on either version and basically all it does is spit out a new executable that will work in any Windows SMP game. Doesn't sound like there could be much differences to me. Of course I have been wrong before so who knows but the fact he didn't elaborate on those changes doesn't help convince me that there could be a difference in the game. That's just my two cents worth but who knows somebody else might come on board and tell us if you by this or that version all the barmaids disappear into a smoky haze after you talk to them and poof reappear on your lap. That would be the version to buy.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 01, 2017 8:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well there is one huge difference. The CD Version is way more stable. I borrowed the discs from my friend and they work just fine. My steam version however, has problems with certain resolutions and crashes instantly when I minimize the game. Also it's not compatible with the Steam Overlay altough it's bought from Steam.

(OS: Windows 10)
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 01, 2017 9:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The only difference between the two is the Steam version doesn't have the hippy shipwright and merchant or the flower girl barmaid. That add-on is available for download on some official SMP site somewhere out there on the interweb, but can't remember where. And I have both versions, picked up a new disc at wallyworld in one of the bargain bins for 5 bucks. Smile
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AlfredoAnaltorpedo
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 01, 2017 10:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Does anyone know where one can download this "Addon"?
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 01, 2017 10:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Found it. It's called the Theme Pack, got some cool music as well. Here's a couple of links.

https://gamefront.online/files/listing/pub2/sid-meiers-pirates/Theme_Packs/


http://www.gamepressure.com/download.asp?ID=7423
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AlfredoAnaltorpedo
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 01, 2017 11:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks mate!
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 01, 2017 1:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Alfredo, you certainly have the touch of bringing out the best of the game and this board! Loki rarely posts but when he does it is absolutely golden! See what I mean about this board, it is awesome!
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 01, 2017 2:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I try my best!

Very Happy
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