View Full Version : Sid Meyer's Pirates Won't Work Anymore!
02-10-2009, 10:40 AM
Due to a crash I've reinstalled my system now with Windows X64 XP. But, the problem is that Pirates! won't start anymore, I click on the game in Steam, it says, preparing to start pirates, then the window closes and nothing else happens.
I was wondering if there is an issue with X64 and pirates and whether there is a workaround for this?
05-28-2009, 08:47 AM
I have the same problem with an XP system.
Any fix for this?
Tried re-installing etc, but no good.
06-20-2009, 10:27 PM
Just bought the game and was disappointed when it wouldn't start.
Windows 7 64-bit here.
06-22-2009, 03:45 AM
work perfectly fine in home premium vista
06-23-2009, 01:16 AM
It was the DLL issue that was sticked. At first I tried to regsrv the DLLs, which gave me errors that they were 32-bit, but sticking them in the program directory rather than system32 like the stickied thread says to worked.
06-24-2009, 01:12 AM
Wont work on a vista 64-bit system!
07-24-2009, 03:22 AM
Works fine on my windows 7 ultimate 64bit
09-17-2009, 11:37 PM
did anyone ever find a definitive answer for this issue on windows 7 64? I am having the same issue.
09-30-2009, 05:29 AM
Not working for me either after upgrading to Windows 7 64bit
10-28-2009, 11:12 AM
Guys.... look at the first post in this forum.
Its a sticky that explains which DLL's are missing.
Here is a direct link to the first post in this forum.....
I cannot believe that this has not been fixed.
2 thumbs down for Valve. Great game though once you get it fixed.
11-20-2009, 05:09 PM
Windows 7 Ultimate here, and same problem. I have never had problems with SMP ever before on steam so whats the deal?
02-07-2010, 04:32 AM
Works fine for me, Windows 7 64bit, 15GB RAM, GTX 295. Run Steam as Admin, this should work fer ya guys! ;)
07-04-2010, 07:48 PM
Win XP SP3,
same issue here.
starts, but nothing happens.
I have 40 games in my steamlist, all run smoothly.
07-11-2010, 04:02 PM
Get the missing .dll files & place them in your pirates folder. I just got them out of another game folder on my PC. Just search C: drive for MSVCP71.dll & MSVCR71.dll and copy & paste them into your pirates folder.
08-05-2014, 01:36 PM
Perfect answer sikboy, worked like a charm.
08-23-2014, 02:34 PM
Has to be an issue with Steam version because I just installed and played it on Vista 64bit 2 days ago and it is the original disk version, just applied the 1.2 patch and played with no issues.
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