Sid Meiers Pirates



avinus
07-09-2005, 09:40 PM
Pirates starts to play for 2 mintues then shuts down saying it does not
respond.
I have directX 9.0
HEELLLLPPPP
--
Thankyou


Samir

Jimmy S.
07-09-2005, 09:40 PM
"avinus" <samirpasha46@hotmail.com> wrote in message news:FD36FEDC-9F8F-4A3F-83A3-FA7ED569BD16@microsoft.com...
| Pirates starts to play for 2 mintues then shuts down saying it does not
| respond.
| I have directX 9.0
| HEELLLLPPPP
| --
| Thankyou
|
|
| Samir

Hi Samir,

Did the game ever work properly before on your system;
If this just started happening recently, what might have
changed on your system before the problem started?

--
Cheers, Windows XP MVP Shell / User
Jimmy S. http://mvp.support.microsoft.com

Visit my MSN Zone.com and Gaming Help Site: http://mvps.org/nibblesnbits
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_________________________________________________________

avinus
07-09-2005, 09:40 PM
No, I had just brought it from the store brand new, hence never been used on
any OS, my computer meets all its specs, so really cant say if its happened
recently.I havent changed my system during the inlstallation
--
Thankyou


Samir


"Jimmy S." wrote:

>
> "avinus" <samirpasha46@hotmail.com> wrote in message news:FD36FEDC-9F8F-4A3F-83A3-FA7ED569BD16@microsoft.com...
> | Pirates starts to play for 2 mintues then shuts down saying it does not
> | respond.
> | I have directX 9.0
> | HEELLLLPPPP
> | --
> | Thankyou
> |
> |
> | Samir
>
> Hi Samir,
>
> Did the game ever work properly before on your system;
> If this just started happening recently, what might have
> changed on your system before the problem started?
>
> --
> Cheers, Windows XP MVP Shell / User
> Jimmy S. http://mvp.support.microsoft.com
>
> Visit my MSN Zone.com and Gaming Help Site: http://mvps.org/nibblesnbits
> MS Games Help and Support Center: http://support.microsoft.com/?pr=gms
> My advice is donated "AS IS" without warranty; nor do I confer any rights.
> _________________________________________________________
>
>
>

Jimmy S.
07-09-2005, 09:40 PM
Hi avinus,

I'm leaning towards two possibilities:
1) You just bought the older version of the game
2) Your hardware drivers need updating.

We'll try the first possibility in this post ...

Try installing and playing that using 95/98 Compatibility mode.

To install a program using Windows XP's Compatibility Mode, hold
down SHIFT as you insert the game CD, use My Computer to browse
to the setup program, and then skip down to step 1 in the list below:

To run an installed program using Windows XP's Compatibility Mode,
first right click the program and "Send To..." / Desktop (create shortcut).

1.. Right click on the shortcut to the program.
2.. Click on Properties.
3.. Click on the Compatibility tab.
4.. Click on Run this program in compatibility mode and select one of these:
a.. Windows 95
b.. Windows 98
c.. Windows NT 4
d.. Windows 2000
5.. Under Display settings, check mark the mode that you think that is best:
a.. Run in 256 colors.
b.. Run in 640 X 480 screen resolution.
c.. Disable visual themes.

Click on Apply.Click on Ok.Double click on the program.

Of course, let's not forget to check for any patches or updates for that game.
A good place to find them is: www.avault.com/pcrl/patches_list.asp?letter=a

If you'd like to learn more information about compatibility mode, you can click the
link in the Compatibility tab that reads "Learn more about program compatibility",
or watch this Application Compatibility Power Point Presentation:
http://support.microsoft.com/servicedesks/webcasts/wc112202/WC112202.ppt

--
Cheers, Windows XP MVP Shell / User
Jimmy S. http://mvp.support.microsoft.com

Game FAQs: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=FH;[LN];gms
Visit my Zone.com / Gaming Helpsite: http://nibblesnbits.tk or Call / Contact
MS Support at: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=sz;en-us;top
My advice is donated "AS IS" without warranty; nor do I confer any rights.
_________________________________________________________

"avinus" <samirpasha46@hotmail.com> wrote in message news:F462316D-11C1-4A7D-BB12-80FD018A2AB0@microsoft.com...
| No, I had just brought it from the store brand new, hence never been used on
| any OS, my computer meets all its specs, so really cant say if its happened
| recently.I havent changed my system during the inlstallation
| --
| Thankyou
|
|
| Samir
|
|
| "Jimmy S." wrote:
|
| >
| > "avinus" <samirpasha46@hotmail.com> wrote in message news:FD36FEDC-9F8F-4A3F-83A3-FA7ED569BD16@microsoft.com...
| > | Pirates starts to play for 2 mintues then shuts down saying it does not
| > | respond.
| > | I have directX 9.0
| > | HEELLLLPPPP
| > | --
| > | Thankyou
| > |
| > |
| > | Samir
| >
| > Hi Samir,
| >
| > Did the game ever work properly before on your system;
| > If this just started happening recently, what might have
| > changed on your system before the problem started?
| >
| > --
| > Cheers, Windows XP MVP Shell / User
| > Jimmy S. http://mvp.support.microsoft.com
| >
| > Visit my MSN Zone.com and Gaming Help Site: http://mvps.org/nibblesnbits
| > MS Games Help and Support Center: http://support.microsoft.com/?pr=gms
| > My advice is donated "AS IS" without warranty; nor do I confer any rights.
| > _________________________________________________________
| >
| >
| >

Yves Leclerc
07-09-2005, 09:40 PM
Pirates is a brand new release and should be XP compatible directly.


"Jimmy S." <nosp@m.pls> wrote in message
news:eLpbNXiaFHA.2212@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
> Hi avinus,
>
> I'm leaning towards two possibilities:
> 1) You just bought the older version of the game
> 2) Your hardware drivers need updating.
>
> We'll try the first possibility in this post ...
>
> Try installing and playing that using 95/98 Compatibility mode.
>
> To install a program using Windows XP's Compatibility Mode, hold
> down SHIFT as you insert the game CD, use My Computer to browse
> to the setup program, and then skip down to step 1 in the list below:
>
> To run an installed program using Windows XP's Compatibility Mode,
> first right click the program and "Send To..." / Desktop (create
> shortcut).
>
> 1.. Right click on the shortcut to the program.
> 2.. Click on Properties.
> 3.. Click on the Compatibility tab.
> 4.. Click on Run this program in compatibility mode and select one of
> these:
> a.. Windows 95
> b.. Windows 98
> c.. Windows NT 4
> d.. Windows 2000
> 5.. Under Display settings, check mark the mode that you think that is
> best:
> a.. Run in 256 colors.
> b.. Run in 640 X 480 screen resolution.
> c.. Disable visual themes.
>
> Click on Apply.Click on Ok.Double click on the program.
>
> Of course, let's not forget to check for any patches or updates for that
> game.
> A good place to find them is:
> www.avault.com/pcrl/patches_list.asp?letter=a
>
> If you'd like to learn more information about compatibility mode, you can
> click the
> link in the Compatibility tab that reads "Learn more about program
> compatibility",
> or watch this Application Compatibility Power Point Presentation:
> http://support.microsoft.com/servicedesks/webcasts/wc112202/WC112202.ppt
>
> --
> Cheers, Windows XP MVP Shell / User
> Jimmy S. http://mvp.support.microsoft.com
>
> Game FAQs: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=FH;[LN];gms
> Visit my Zone.com / Gaming Helpsite: http://nibblesnbits.tk or Call /
> Contact
> MS Support at: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=sz;en-us;top
> My advice is donated "AS IS" without warranty; nor do I confer any
> rights.
> _________________________________________________________
>
> "avinus" <samirpasha46@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:F462316D-11C1-4A7D-BB12-80FD018A2AB0@microsoft.com...
> | No, I had just brought it from the store brand new, hence never been
> used on
> | any OS, my computer meets all its specs, so really cant say if its
> happened
> | recently.I havent changed my system during the inlstallation
> | --
> | Thankyou
> |
> |
> | Samir
> |
> |
> | "Jimmy S." wrote:
> |
> | >
> | > "avinus" <samirpasha46@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:FD36FEDC-9F8F-4A3F-83A3-FA7ED569BD16@microsoft.com...
> | > | Pirates starts to play for 2 mintues then shuts down saying it does
> not
> | > | respond.
> | > | I have directX 9.0
> | > | HEELLLLPPPP
> | > | --
> | > | Thankyou
> | > |
> | > |
> | > | Samir
> | >
> | > Hi Samir,
> | >
> | > Did the game ever work properly before on your system;
> | > If this just started happening recently, what might have
> | > changed on your system before the problem started?
> | >
> | > --
> | > Cheers, Windows XP MVP Shell / User
> | > Jimmy S.
> http://mvp.support.microsoft.com
> | >
> | > Visit my MSN Zone.com and Gaming Help Site:
> http://mvps.org/nibblesnbits
> | > MS Games Help and Support Center: http://support.microsoft.com/?pr=gms
> | > My advice is donated "AS IS" without warranty; nor do I confer any
> rights.
> | > _________________________________________________________
> | >
> | >
> | >
>
>

LarryB48
07-09-2005, 09:40 PM
I had somewhat the same problem. The fix I found was I had to go to the
website for my computer and get an update for my BIOS.

Hope this helps,
LarryB

"Yves Leclerc" wrote:

> Pirates is a brand new release and should be XP compatible directly.
>
>
> "Jimmy S." <nosp@m.pls> wrote in message
> news:eLpbNXiaFHA.2212@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
> > Hi avinus,
> >
> > I'm leaning towards two possibilities:
> > 1) You just bought the older version of the game
> > 2) Your hardware drivers need updating.
> >
> > We'll try the first possibility in this post ...
> >
> > Try installing and playing that using 95/98 Compatibility mode.
> >
> > To install a program using Windows XP's Compatibility Mode, hold
> > down SHIFT as you insert the game CD, use My Computer to browse
> > to the setup program, and then skip down to step 1 in the list below:
> >
> > To run an installed program using Windows XP's Compatibility Mode,
> > first right click the program and "Send To..." / Desktop (create
> > shortcut).
> >
> > 1.. Right click on the shortcut to the program.
> > 2.. Click on Properties.
> > 3.. Click on the Compatibility tab.
> > 4.. Click on Run this program in compatibility mode and select one of
> > these:
> > a.. Windows 95
> > b.. Windows 98
> > c.. Windows NT 4
> > d.. Windows 2000
> > 5.. Under Display settings, check mark the mode that you think that is
> > best:
> > a.. Run in 256 colors.
> > b.. Run in 640 X 480 screen resolution.
> > c.. Disable visual themes.
> >
> > Click on Apply.Click on Ok.Double click on the program.
> >
> > Of course, let's not forget to check for any patches or updates for that
> > game.
> > A good place to find them is:
> > www.avault.com/pcrl/patches_list.asp?letter=a
> >
> > If you'd like to learn more information about compatibility mode, you can
> > click the
> > link in the Compatibility tab that reads "Learn more about program
> > compatibility",
> > or watch this Application Compatibility Power Point Presentation:
> > http://support.microsoft.com/servicedesks/webcasts/wc112202/WC112202.ppt
> >
> > --
> > Cheers, Windows XP MVP Shell / User
> > Jimmy S. http://mvp.support.microsoft.com
> >
> > Game FAQs: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=FH;[LN];gms
> > Visit my Zone.com / Gaming Helpsite: http://nibblesnbits.tk or Call /
> > Contact
> > MS Support at: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=sz;en-us;top
> > My advice is donated "AS IS" without warranty; nor do I confer any
> > rights.
> > _________________________________________________________
> >
> > "avinus" <samirpasha46@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> > news:F462316D-11C1-4A7D-BB12-80FD018A2AB0@microsoft.com...
> > | No, I had just brought it from the store brand new, hence never been
> > used on
> > | any OS, my computer meets all its specs, so really cant say if its
> > happened
> > | recently.I havent changed my system during the inlstallation
> > | --
> > | Thankyou
> > |
> > |
> > | Samir
> > |
> > |
> > | "Jimmy S." wrote:
> > |
> > | >
> > | > "avinus" <samirpasha46@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> > news:FD36FEDC-9F8F-4A3F-83A3-FA7ED569BD16@microsoft.com...
> > | > | Pirates starts to play for 2 mintues then shuts down saying it does
> > not
> > | > | respond.
> > | > | I have directX 9.0
> > | > | HEELLLLPPPP
> > | > | --
> > | > | Thankyou
> > | > |
> > | > |
> > | > | Samir
> > | >
> > | > Hi Samir,
> > | >
> > | > Did the game ever work properly before on your system;
> > | > If this just started happening recently, what might have
> > | > changed on your system before the problem started?
> > | >
> > | > --
> > | > Cheers, Windows XP MVP Shell / User
> > | > Jimmy S.
> > http://mvp.support.microsoft.com
> > | >
> > | > Visit my MSN Zone.com and Gaming Help Site:
> > http://mvps.org/nibblesnbits
> > | > MS Games Help and Support Center: http://support.microsoft.com/?pr=gms
> > | > My advice is donated "AS IS" without warranty; nor do I confer any
> > rights.
> > | > _________________________________________________________
> > | >
> > | >
> > | >
> >
> >
>
>
>


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