need help with Sid Meier's Pirates! (how to: window mode?)

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#1 Posted by Andrewz24 (79 posts) -

does anyone know how can i run this game in a window mode?

#2 Posted by BLKR4330 (1698 posts) -

"The game doesn't have a default windowed mode so you have to edit the config file to make this possible. You can find this config file by going to your home directory and navigating to Library/Preferences/Firaxis Games/Sid Meier's Pirates/My Games/Game. Open the "Config.ini" file with TextEdit and add the line "fullscreen = 0" to the bottom of the list. Then save the change you just made to this file, quit text edit, and you're ready to go. Obviously you'll want to make sure the game's resolution is set lower than that of your monitor's resolution or else the window won't fit." source

this is a site for Mac gaming by the looks of it, but i see no reason why it wouldn't work on a pc. it can be a good idea to back up config files before you edit them.

#3 Posted by wigginender (644 posts) -
If that doesn't work, google for DXWnd, I just tested it for COD2 and it works (nothing else I tried would work), so it may allow you to run other stubborn games in a windowed mode...
#4 Posted by spy2828 (678 posts) -

Why you want to run this awesome game (which also doesn't need hufe system requirements) in window mode.

#5 Posted by Andrewz24 (79 posts) -

Why you want to run this awesome game (which also doesn't need hufe system requirements) in window mode.

spy2828

I got a 22 inch wide screen, the game doesnt support such high resolutions so it looks blured
anyways it works :)

I also have a question, where do I find treasure maps?

#6 Posted by spy2828 (678 posts) -

where do u find treasure maps?

Just everywhere. After a successful dance, in the tavern...

Everytime you take 1-2 pieces of the treasure map (the whole map is 4 pieces)