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Sid Meier's Pirates! '87 PC DOS-Box Gameplay

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Uploaded on Feb 27, 2009

Dad used to play it on 80286 with 1meg of ram))
There was no HDD, only 5.25'' floppy drive.


Sid Meier's Pirates! was created by Sid Meier and MicroProse in 1987. It was the first game to include the name "Sid Meier" in its title as an effort by MicroProse to attract fans of Meier's earlier games, most of which were flight simulators. The game is a simulation of the life of a pirate in the Spanish Main in the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries.

The game was widely ported from the original Commodore 64 version. It was ported to the Apple II (1987), as a PC booter (1987), Apple IIGS (1988), Macintosh (1988), Amstrad CPC (1988), Atari ST (1989), Amiga (1990), and the NES (1991).

The Atari ST version featured a copy protection scheme requiring the player to identify the first privateer ship they encountered by their flag. The Commodore 64, Amstrad, Apple IIGS, PC and Amiga versions also used copy protection, in which the player had to confirm the timing of the different Treasure Fleets or Silver Trains by referring to the game manual. The Amiga version featured the best graphics and audio of any of the original versions.

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