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Old 13 December 2012, 23:07   #1
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pirates! capturing the treasure fleet on high sea

has anyone ever achieved this? it is possible. I remember one time plundering a galleon that carried 30.000 gold. short while later another galleon with 25.000 gold. I didn't know what to think of it until much later I read in a forum that someone plundered 4 gallons worth over 100.000 between 2 towns the treasure fleet was traveling.

don't know if there are any real pirates! fans, but to me this must be the rarest thing to achieve in the game and I know no other place to talk about it
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Old 14 December 2012, 13:43   #2
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has anyone ever achieved this? it is possible. I remember one time plundering a galleon that carried 30.000 gold. short while later another galleon with 25.000 gold. I didn't know what to think of it until much later I read in a forum that someone plundered 4 gallons worth over 100.000 between 2 towns the treasure fleet was traveling.

don't know if there are any real pirates! fans, but to me this must be the rarest thing to achieve in the game and I know no other place to talk about it
If you hit the treasure fleet - and you could do it over and over once you knew the somewhat random schedule - you could pull down as much as 250k gold per hit. Or at least that was my experience.
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Old 14 December 2012, 16:03   #3
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You can find them times and places when and where the Treasure fleets appear here:
http://hol.abime.net/1073/miscshot

btw. my personal record in Pirates! for points is 151/100

EDIT: Treasure fleets & Silver trains schedule here: http://www.textfiles.com/apple/DOCUMENTATION/pirates
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If you hit the treasure fleet - and you could do it over and over once you knew the somewhat random schedule - you could pull down as much as 250k gold per hit. Or at least that was my experience.
I don't remember how much I got from either the Treasure Fleet or Silver Train, but I remember one of them being much more than the other.




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Old 15 December 2012, 08:52   #5
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btw. my personal record in Pirates! for points is 151/100
How did you manage to do that well? (That should be the title of Marquis.)

I think I only managed to get 72/100 and that includes saving all my family and get the Inca treasure.

The best title is Prince and you'll need 180/100. The max is 260/100.
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Old 15 December 2012, 09:16   #6
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The title was king's advisor IIRC. I got there with much plundering, marrying "best" wife in the game and finding the pirate treasures with only one piece of a map. And also by selecting speciality "medicine". That way (and avoiding sword hits) you can continue your pirate career as long as possible.
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You get the title of King's Advisor on the list, but the text says something like, "The king of England has issued you the title of <rank> and all the rights..." when points is at least 95/100.

The rank could be Baron, Count, Marquis, Duke, or Prince.

How many family members did you save?
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The title came when I ended the game. I can't remember the amount of family members...
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You can find them times and places when and where the Treasure fleets appear here:
http://hol.abime.net/1073/miscshot

btw. my personal record in Pirates! for points is 151/100

EDIT: Treasure fleets & Silver trains schedule here: http://www.textfiles.com/apple/DOCUMENTATION/pirates
http://www.lemonamiga.com/games/docs.php?id=1224

here is the actual manual. but what an insane score!

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The title was king's advisor IIRC. I got there with much plundering, marrying "best" wife in the game and finding the pirate treasures with only one piece of a map. And also by selecting speciality "medicine". That way (and avoiding sword hits) you can continue your pirate career as long as possible.
how old did you have to retire?

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The title came when I ended the game. I can't remember the amount of family members...
I guess all four. I think there are totally four lost family members and the treasures

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I guess all four. I think there are totally four lost family members and the treasures
No, I got all 4 and I didn't get King's Advisor. I am pretty sure I studied medicine and got the best wife.

Bamiga2002, what difficulty did you pick?
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Old 18 December 2012, 10:51   #11
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My greatest achievement was attacking Panama right after a plauge struck down the local population. I scored over 600,000 gold. Ah, what a great game. I'm glad Sid Meier remade this game a few years back.
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No, I got all 4 and I didn't get King's Advisor. I am pretty sure I studied medicine and got the best wife.

Bamiga2002, what difficulty did you pick?
always pick the highest difficulty. that way you get 20% of all the loot everytime you divide the plunder. while on easiest it is only 5%. money is very important for score.

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My greatest achievement was attacking Panama right after a plauge struck down the local population. I scored over 600,000 gold. Ah, what a great game. I'm glad Sid Meier remade this game a few years back.

do you, or anyone else know how to prevent the citiy from receiving warning of your approach? with me they always hide all their gold.

panama is the wealthiest city all the time. I always try to take it more towards the end of the game when they are literally bathing in money.
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Old 27 December 2012, 11:17   #13
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Oh boy.. this made me fire up Amiga Forever and pop in the pirates disk again. Have not played it in years.

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Old 27 December 2012, 11:26   #14
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No, I got all 4 and I didn't get King's Advisor. I am pretty sure I studied medicine and got the best wife.

Bamiga2002, what difficulty did you pick?
I think I started with journeyman but after each plunder share I advanced all the way to swashbuckler.
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always pick the highest difficulty. that way you get 20% of all the loot everytime you divide the plunder. while on easiest it is only 5%. money is very important for score.
Ah, I see. I stopped playing the hardest difficulty as the winds kept blowing me all over the place. I figured I needed control to save family members and find treasures.

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do you, or anyone else know how to prevent the citiy from receiving warning of your approach? with me they always hide all their gold.
I don't know the answer to this, but maybe not attack any ships before attacking the port?
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I don't know about not attacking ships before a port. I often don't encounter ships before a port.
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Old 07 March 2013, 20:34   #17
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Also maybe try leaving most of your fleet behind when attacking a port to reduce warning?
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Old 08 March 2013, 14:06   #18
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how can you leave your fleet behind?
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Old 09 March 2013, 04:39   #19
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It's been a while since I last played this game, but I think you can separate part of your fleet by anchoring them on an island or maybe even in the sea. I don't have the USB controller handy, otherwise I would test it out for you.
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Old 22 March 2013, 12:05   #20
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I lost my original Pirates! package including the disk and the crucial map to a wife-induced clearout years ago.
Rebought it recently for the PC but sadly no map or instructions included in the remake, which had fancier GFX but the gameplay wasn't as good. It also struggled on WIn7 so now I am on Win8 I suspect I have no chance
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