Pirates! Gold

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Pirates! Gold

DOS - 1993

Also released on: Windows 3.x - Mac - Genesis

Year 1993
Platform DOS
Released in France, Germany, United Kingdom, United States (1993)
France, Germany, United Kingdom, United States (1994)
France, Germany, United Kingdom (1996)
Germany (1998)
Genre Action, Strategy
Theme Naval, Real-Time, Sea Pirates / Caribbean, Trade, Vehicular Combat Simulator
Publisher MicroProse Ltd., MicroProse Software, Inc.
Developer MPS Labs
Perspective Top-Down
Dosbox support Fully supported on current version
4.43 / 5 - 141 votes

Description of Pirates! Gold

Pirates! Gold is a video game published in 1993 on DOS by MicroProse Software, Inc., MicroProse Ltd.. It's an action and strategy game, set in a naval, real-time, trade, vehicular combat simulator and sea pirates / caribbean themes, and was also released on Windows 3.x, Mac and Genesis.

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Comments and reviews

Jimmy 2020-08-22 0 point DOS version

As an owner of the C64 Sid Meier's Pirates! Pirates! Gold and the 2008 Atari / Firaxis release of Sid Meier's Pirates! I must say this is the best non-3D version; however, as Sid Meier continues to release this game on multiple platforms this is why it's not abandomware. It's well worth it if you can find it for a reasonable price (I think I paid $20 for the Firaxis version, but walmart lists it for $95). Arguably one of the best games ever made. This version is a little better because they didn't remove some of the town siege mechanics as they did w/ Firaxis' version. If you can find the original manual, you can know where the Spanish gold fleet is at any given time (was the C64 copyright protection). With enough ships, you can take them.

Adam B. 2020-01-19 0 point DOS version

I bought this title with a fond sense of nostalgia, but buyers beware.
For whatever reason, (DOSBox issues?) the controls are almost COMPLETELY broken in combat, and you'll invariably find your opponent outmaneuvering you and sinking you with ease.

This was DEFINITELY not the case in the original release, and a good sailor with a nimble ship could often take very large prizes.

It's so frustrating being unable to enjoy this game.

KC 2019-02-16 -2 points

I agree with Confused above, why are they advertising here games you have to buy? You can go to thousands of sites and find games for purchase. I think GOG and these guys are one in the same. Just a rip-off.

Newb 2017-09-09 0 point

i don't know how to make it work!

lwcasss 2017-06-21 -4 points

Why is the controls so fucking clunky? In sea movement or ship to ship battle I need to push the button so many times to it to turn to the right or left.

Twelwan 2016-09-08 2 points

to run in xp or higher go to compatibility mode and run in 256 colors mode

KOBE 2016-06-14 0 point

THANK YOU SOOO MUCH For allowing this game to be provided to gamers who are blocked from gaming by people who don't like games!

Confused 2015-09-29 -10 points

Why is this even on here exactly? It isn't abandonware they are still trying to sell this! at " http://store.steampowered.com/app/327380/ "

Ears14U 2015-04-07 0 point DOS version

A link for the pirates music.


acewithaface 2015-02-25 0 point DOS version

What is the name of the song in the beginning when you start the game! It is killing me that I can't figure it out!

Saul 2015-02-19 -5 points DOS version

I have just installed, but i can't make it run.
what am i supposed to do?

nick 2014-04-10 0 point DOS version

still remember so well bout this game

anon 2014-03-03 0 point DOS version

Use Dosbox to run the install file and do the install process

admirial fred 2013-09-23 0 point DOS version


Malicide 2013-09-14 2 points DOS version

Downloaded and unzipped to my dos games folder. When I run the several of the .exe files using DOSBox I get the error message:

"File Not Found Error!
SVGA#: 0 (nosvga) w/0Kb"

Can anyone tell me what I'm doing wrong? I don't see anything like a "setup" .exe anywhere

Your Mom 2013-03-28 0 point DOS version

Ahh, beautiful old days :)

pirateJoe 2012-07-19 0 point DOS version

awesome game, need to be free for human race sake!

Johnny Depp 2012-06-26 0 point DOS version

Downloading it, loving it.

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Buy Pirates! Gold

Pirates! Gold is available for a small price on the following websites, and is no longer abandonware. GOG.com provides the best release and does not include DRM, please buy from them! You can read our online store guide .

Other Releases

Pirates! Gold was also released on the following systems:

Windows 3.x



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