Walkthroughs & FAQs

Type Name File Size
General FAQs FAQ/Strategy Guide by Sashanan 344K
In-Depth FAQs Ship Chart by Rossmacdaddy 3K
Maps and Charts 1600 - Merchants and Smugglers Map by Rossmacdaddy 101K
Maps and Charts 1620 - The New Colonists Map by Rossmacdaddy 101K
Maps and Charts 1640 - War for Profit Map by Rossmacdaddy 101K
Maps and Charts 1660 - Buccaneer Heroes Map by Rossmacdaddy 101K
Maps and Charts 1680 - Pirate's Sunset Map by Rossmacdaddy 101K

Sid Meier's Pirates! Cheats For PC

  1. Mysterious Sid

    In rare and random occasions, the Mysterious Traveler at the back of the tavern will instead be Sid Meier, the executive producer of the game. He will be most distinct, as he lacks the trademark beard of the other mysterious travelers. He otherwise acts just like a normal Mysterious Traveler.

    Contributed by: Agent Edmonds 

  2. Brother Jeff

    Randomly and rarely, the monk that greets you at a Jesuit monestary will be replaced with a likeness of Jeff Briggs, the CEO of Firaxis Games. He lacks the distinct shaved skullcap and pudgy cheeks of the normal monk, and instead sports a goatee and a completely shaved head. He otherwise acts like a normal Jesuit monk.

    Contributed by: Agent Edmonds 

  3. Talk Like a Pirate Day in Sid Meier's Pirates!

    When the data of the computer is set to September 19th (International Talk Like a Pirate Day), everyone will talk differently in the game. You will become ye. Avast, Shiver me timbers, and Arr will punctuate every other sentence. Nothing like a beautiful daughter of a governer talkin in pirate!
    The dialogue is noticably different from the standard fare. Even in the menus and the narrator.

    Contributed by: machismo 

  4. No easter eggs here, matey

    Open up the Piratopedia and look up the entry for St. Eustatius. Early in the entry the word 'Eastern' is used and only the 'Easter' part of it is a hyperlink. Click it to access a hidden page that firmly denies the existence of any easter eggs in Sid Meier's Pirates.

    Contributed by: Sashanan 

  5. Pirate-O-Pedia Easter Eggs

    There are a number of hidden pages in the Pirate-O-Pedia. They are: Dread Pirate Chris - Navigating to the Campeche page and click the last full stop after the word 'here'. Frank the Green Monkey - Navigate to the Florida Keys page and click on the last full stop after the word 'sell'. Dead Money - Navigate to the Maracaibo page and click on the last full stop after the word 'you'. The Sprinkler - Navigate to the San Juan page and click on the last full stop after the word 'enforced'.

    Contributed by: ScrewballMcGee 

  6. Top of The Line Ships

    There are four classes that make ideal pirating ships: The tiny, darty Pinnace class, the swift, deft Sloop class, the balanced, steadfast Brig class, and the formidable Frigate class. Each one has three tiers in it. These are the ways in which to acquire the best ships of each class.

    Unlockable Unlockable
    Often seen as Military Payroll carriers, or Troop Transports, attack as normal, beware of large amounts of enemy crew Brig of War (Brig class)
    Offer to escort a war declaration or peace offering from a colony, and then attack the courier once out of port Mail Runner (Pinnace class)
    Often seen as a Pirate Hunter out of Spanish ports, attack shipping around a Spanish port and one may come out to attack you Royal Sloop (Sloop class)
    Relentlessly attack shipping of the English, French, or Dutch, keep watch for a "New Warship" Ship of The Line sailing about Ship of The Line (Frigate class)

    Contributed by: Agent Edmonds 

Walkthroughs & FAQs

Type Name File Size
General FAQs FAQ/Strategy Guide by Sashanan 344K
In-Depth FAQs Character Fame FAQ by Lord deArnise 9K
In-Depth FAQs Hints and Tips by honestgamer 31K
In-Depth FAQs Ship Chart by Rossmacdaddy 3K
In-Depth FAQs Ship of the Line FAQ by Headrock 88K
Maps and Charts 1600 - Merchants and Smugglers Map by Rossmacdaddy 101K
Maps and Charts 1620 - The New Colonists Map by Rossmacdaddy 101K
Maps and Charts 1640 - War for Profit Map by Rossmacdaddy 101K
Maps and Charts 1660 - Buccaneer Heroes Map by Rossmacdaddy 101K
Maps and Charts 1680 - Pirate's Sunset Map by Rossmacdaddy 101K

Sid Meier's Pirates! Cheats For Xbox

  1. Talk Like a Pirate Day

    If your system date is correct (or if you set it so), on 19th September is International Talk Like A Pirate Day. On this day, the in game text dialogue is all in 'pirate' talk i.e. lots of 'ye' 'avast' 'yargh' 'arrr' and 'shiver me timbers'.

    Contributed by: FPDuck 

  2. Player Name Cheats

    Use one of these names, for your character's name, to enable the cheat.

    Effect Effect
    D.Gackey begin game with the ship of the line (the best ship in the game) and a full crew.
    B.Caudizzle crew is always at highest possible morale
    Dragon Ma dueling invincibility
    Sweet Tooth Food Never Dwindles
    Bloody Bones Baz Invincible in Ship Battles
    Firaxis Jeff Briggs as Abbott
    Scooter No matter how badly you do at dancing, the Governor's daughters always love you!
    Max Remington Sid Meier as Mysterious Stranger
    Bonus Frag Snappy Dresser
    Sprinkler Your fleet sails twice as fast as everyone else's

    Contributed by: Amarth, DGackey 

  3. Unlockable Stuff In The Gallery

    In Pirates!, when you do certain things, or "bonus" tasks, you get bonus doubloons. You use these doubloons in the main menu gallery option. Most sections of the gallery are locked though. You unlock them by buying certain objects in the 2nd and so on sections of the gallery. I will tell you which ones exactly. This has been tested on 3 different boxes and we haven't encountered any abnormalities or randomness yet.

    Unlockable Unlockable
    In the 1st row of Rogue III, pick the 4th option Behind The Scenes
    In the 3rd row of Behind The Scenes, pick the 4th option Pirates! Museum
    In the 3rd row of Rogue II, pick the 2nd option. Promotional
    On the 2nd Row of Crew, pick the 1st option Rogue I Gallery
    In the 1st row of Ships, pick the 5th option. Rogue II
    In the 2nd row of Promotional, pick the 5th option. Rogue III
    In the 4th row of Rogue I, pick the 2nd option. Ships
    In the 2nd row of Rogue I, pick the 2nd option. Townspeople

    Contributed by: NemesisLaw 

Walkthroughs & FAQs

Type Name File Size
General FAQs FAQ/Strategy Guide by Sashanan 344K
In-Depth FAQs Character Fame FAQ by Lord deArnise 9K
In-Depth FAQs Hints and Tips by honestgamer 31K
In-Depth FAQs Ship Chart by Rossmacdaddy 3K
In-Depth FAQs Ship of the Line FAQ by Headrock 88K
Maps and Charts 1600 - Merchants and Smugglers Map by Rossmacdaddy 101K
Maps and Charts 1620 - The New Colonists Map by Rossmacdaddy 101K
Maps and Charts 1640 - War for Profit Map by Rossmacdaddy 101K
Maps and Charts 1660 - Buccaneer Heroes Map by Rossmacdaddy 101K
Maps and Charts 1680 - Pirate's Sunset Map by Rossmacdaddy 101K

Walkthroughs & FAQs

Type Name File Size
In-Depth FAQs Ship Chart by Rossmacdaddy 3K
Maps and Charts 1600 - Merchants and Smugglers Map by Rossmacdaddy 101K
Maps and Charts 1620 - The New Colonists Map by Rossmacdaddy 101K
Maps and Charts 1640 - War for Profit Map by Rossmacdaddy 101K
Maps and Charts 1660 - Buccaneer Heroes Map by Rossmacdaddy 101K
Maps and Charts 1680 - Pirate's Sunset Map by Rossmacdaddy 101K

Walkthroughs & FAQs

Type Name File Size
In-Depth FAQs Ship Chart by Rossmacdaddy 3K
Maps and Charts 1600 - Merchants and Smugglers Map by Rossmacdaddy 101K
Maps and Charts 1620 - The New Colonists Map by Rossmacdaddy 101K
Maps and Charts 1640 - War for Profit Map by Rossmacdaddy 101K
Maps and Charts 1660 - Buccaneer Heroes Map by Rossmacdaddy 101K
Maps and Charts 1680 - Pirate's Sunset Map by Rossmacdaddy 101K