Pirates of the Caribbean

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Pirates of the Caribbean
Pirates of the Caribbean cover
Bethesda Softworks
Storm Engine 2
Release dates
Windows July 1, 2003[1]
Metacritic 64
Modes Singleplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives Third-person, First-person
Controls Direct control
Genres ARPG, Open world
Vehicles Naval/watercraft
Art styles Realistic
Themes Piracy, Supernatural, North America
Series Age of Pirates, Pirates of the Caribbean
Pirates of the Caribbean on HowLongToBeat
Pirates of the Caribbean on IGDB
Pirates of the Caribbean guide on StrategyWiki
Pirates of the Caribbean on MobyGames
Pirates of the Caribbean on Wikipedia
Age of Pirates
Sea Dogs 2000
Pirates of the Caribbean 2003
Age of Pirates: Caribbean Tales 2006
Age of Pirates 2: City of Abandoned Ships 2009
Sea Dogs: To Each His Own 2012
Sea Dogs: Legendary Edition 2021

Pirates of the Caribbean is a singleplayer third-person and first-person ARPG and open world game in the Age of Pirates and Pirates of the Caribbean series.

Key points

Titled Корсары II in Russia.


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)

Essential improvements[edit]

Skip intro videos[edit]

Delete, move or rename the video files[2]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\RESOURCE\VIDEOS\.
  2. Delete, move or rename the files AkellaLogo.wmv, BethesdaLogo.wmv and WaltDisneyLogo.wmv.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\engine.ini[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\SAVE\[Note 1]


External options menu (Config.exe)
External options menu (Config.exe)

Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
See Widescreen resolution.
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Always on in windowed mode.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
No frame rate cap.[2] See Frame rate related issues.

Widescreen resolution[edit]

Modify the engine.ini file[3]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>.
  2. Open the engine.ini file with Notepad or other text editor.
  3. Change the values of screen_x and screen_y to your desired resolution.
Vert- gameplay and stretched HUD.


Keyboard and mouse State Notes
F1, F2 and menu controls cannot be remapped.[4]
Mouse acceleration
Negative mouse acceleration present.
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller support
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.


In-game audio settings
In-game audio settings

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
music, effects, dialogue
Surround sound
Dialogues with the NPCs are text-based. The rest of the spoken lines are not captioned.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Alt+Tab may crash the game.[2]


Language UI Audio Sub Notes

Issues fixed[edit]

Frame rate related issues[edit]

Very high frame rates can cause various issues.

Relevant issues:

  • interface navigation problems;
  • menus buttons do not respond correctly;
  • slow movement;
  • very low mouse sensitivity.
Cap the frame rate to 300 FPS[2][5]

Other information[edit]


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 8.1
Shader Model support 1.4
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes


No middleware information; you can edit this page to add it.

System requirements[edit]

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 95
Processor (CPU) Pentium III 800 MHz
System memory (RAM) 128 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 1.5 GB
Video card (GPU) 3D compliant video dard
32 MB of VRAM
DirectX 8.1 compatible


  1. 1.0 1.1 When running this game without elevated privileges (Run as administrator option), write operations against a location below %PROGRAMFILES%, %PROGRAMDATA%, or %WINDIR% might be redirected to %LOCALAPPDATA%\VirtualStore on Windows Vista and later (more details).


  1. Pirates of the Caribbean (2003) release dates - MobyGames - last accessed on 2021-06-29
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Verified by User:Orzelek303 on 2021-06-29
  3. Pirates of the Caribbean | WSGF - last accessed on 2021-06-29
  4. Verified by User:Orzelek303 on 2021-06-29
    F1 goes to the pause menu, F2 opens player status screen; Esc, Enter, arrow keys and mouse buttons are always used to navigate the menu screens.
  5. Solved - Windows 10: Low Frame Rates Despite (BECAUSE OF!) Good Hardware | PiratesAhoy! - last accessed on 2021-06-29