I am trying to play
Hello Mat W Shapla!
Recently i was trying to play this game in Windows 7, and i had
the same problem with it. However, in my case i finally managed
to solve it! I guess, the main problem was, that the game couldn't
communicate with my Intel on board graphic card, what is more, it didn't
see my AMD Radeon video card. Finally i found 2 soultion:
swich off Intel on board graphic card. This can be done in BIOS. By
swiching it off, the game used my AMD Radeon video card without any
Second: Use a software, called SwiftShader2.0, which can make the game use the Intel on board graphic card without any problems.
You can download the demo of SwiftShader2.0 from here: http://www.moddb.com/mods/new-horizons/downloads/swiftshader-v20-demo
Although it is only a demo, it is working without any problems -i'm not sure, fi it has any limitation, for example a trial period, or something.
downloaded, sipmply install it to the root folder of the game (in my
case it is C:\Program files\Bethesda Softworks\Pirates of the Caribbean)
that, there is a "Config" file in this root folder, and using that you
can make the graphical settings of the game (resolution, set it to full
screen mode, etc.). For some reasons this didn't want to work in my
case, but there is an other way of doing these settings: in this root
folder you can also find an "engine.ini" file, which can be opened as a
.txt file. If opened as .txt, than you can rewrite the data in it, in
order to make the desired changes (for examlpe you should rewrite
"full_screen = 0" to "full_screen = 1", to activate full screen mode.
You cn also chage the graphical resolution of the game this way.)
necessary you can easily reinstall SwiftShader2.0, using its reinstall
icon, that can be found in the same folder, in which it was installed.
link i have given to download SwiftShader2.0 is originally a created
for "New Horison", which
is a promising mode for Pirates of the Caribbean. You can also download
the full mode, and install it containing SwiftShader2.0. This may also
solve your problems, because as far as i know the developpers of this
mode made it work on modern systems. What is more, this mode
contains much more adventure -for example you can choose from about 7
very different charachters to play with! But personally i decided to
play without whis mode, because in my system it wasn't performing well,
and anyway, i wanted to play with the original game.
Some other info:
I have read, that somtimes Vista preforming well, only when you use it as an administrator. So before trying to do these things, chage you status to administrator.
You could give it a try, and run the game in compatibiy modes (althuogh in my Windows 7 system, it didn't get any better by doing that).
would like to share you an other link. You would have a great use of it,
after you managed to solve the problem, and play the game. This is a
walkthrough of the game, helping to get the quests done. Can be
extremely useful, because the game prone to contain bugs, and without
this help you can't be sure, that you will be able to get throught the
tasks. The link:
I hope, this will solve your problems. /Sorry for spelling mistakes/
on Jul 17, 2011