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Sid Meier's Pirates!


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Cheats, Codes & FAQs

Easy money

Attain the rank of Count with any or all nations. Then, start ship battles with any desired ship. Damage it a lot, but not to the point where it explodes. Keep the ship and go to a port where you are at the rank of Count or higher. Talk to the shipwright. You will get free repairs. You can repair a damaged ship for free and sell it for a lot more.

Easy Specialists

Attacking and boarding a smuggler's vessel usually yields a specialist (for example, Carpenter, Sailmaker, etc.).

Hint Easy sea battles

When battling other ships, get in front of them. Have them chase you, and when your guns are fully loaded, turn, fire, and straighten again. Repeat this until you wish to board or their sail falls and they surrender. It is best done when you use grape shot or chain shot.


Large and poor with strong defenses.


Large and poor with weak defenses.

Trading Posts

Small and wealthy with strong defenses.


Small and poor with strong defenses.


Small and wealthy with poor defenses.


Small and poor with poor defenses.

City characteristics

The different types of cities and their characteristics are listed below. REMEMBER: Poor defenses and weak defenses are different. Poor defenses are worse than weak defenses.

Capital Cities

Large and wealthy with strong defenses.

Port Cities

Large and wealthy city with weak defenses.