The virus alert on the no DVD crack is an old issue. The PA forums talk about it in several topics. Do not let your AV quarantine the DVM files. They are harmless. The AV software is the issue here and not only overprotective but also stupid.
So you should go to Tortuga to store any ships you need. Tortuga can be entered with a pirate flag even if you are hostile toward France. We made Tortuga neutral to all pirates as it was historically. It was the center port of the Brethren of the Coast for decades and could have been considered more pirate than French at times. Part of the treaty concessions to end two of the wars from our time-frame here was that France get full control of Tortuga and stop openly accepting pirates and the trade from their ill gotten goods in Tortuga.
good to hear. Abt. super-stealthy pirates, could they be subject to detection and execution There should be a risk factor for them when stealthing, IMO. Yes, I believe that the game would benefit from such a mechanism. 153554b96e