Summary: I purchased this download, then spent hours trying to get it to work. Fugget about it! All I could get after downloading it was "failed to connet to server" when I clicked on Play. Same thing the next day. I have a relatively new HP computer with Windows 7 and an i7 processor, and I've never had trouble with other games. Don't waste your money on this download.
Summary: Game is endlessly boring. After having to sit through 20 - 30 turns waiting on a ship to be built a pirate ship materializes and destroys it so I have to start over. This does not happen once but multiple times and on any difficulty setting. I do not know if the AI cheats but sure feels like it does. On newbie setting I have been wiped out within 5 minutes of starting by a neighbor who I was at peace with who seemed to have an awfully lot of warships.