Designed as a thrilling blend of role-playing and action Pirates of the Caribbean takes place in a large group of Caribbean islands during the golden age of piracy and high seas adventure. You will take command of a ship and its crew, swordfight with other captains, accept and complete daring quests, chase rumors of dangers and riches, and change allegiances amongst the colonial powers in the game. Through skill and daring, you will have the ability to obtain more power than the toughest captains in history ever dreamed possible.

You will be able to customize your captain, crew, skills, and attributes to their individual liking. During shore leave on the many fanciful islands, players can interact with townspeople and shopkeepers to replenish stores of ammo and crew, and explore the wilderness in search of adventure and treasure!

A party-based system on land and at sea allows you to hire friendly captains to form small fleets of ships for trade or battle, and your own band of adventurers when on land. Ultimately, you will be able to control your destiny by following the game story or sailing off in a search of pirate loot.

Pirates of the Caribbean features advanced AI, incredibly detailed characters and vessels, breath taking views at sea, and lush, exotic environments. Enhancing the game's realism, wind and water conditions will affect how ships sail and fight. Day and night lighting and jaw-dropping water effects make the game come alive.

KEY FEATURES

- An epic role-playing game on land and at sea
- Gorgeous graphics and realistic weather effects
- Open-ended gameplay set in exotic locales
- Exciting high seas battles and thrilling duels
- Inspired by the feature film coming July 9th

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About Pirates of the Caribbean: New Horizons with 7 comments by Pieter_Boelen on May 16th, 2014

Build 14 Beta 3.2 is now available from our Downloads Section. If you are upgrading from a previous Beta 3 version, you only need the "Part 1: Installation Wizard". If you are doing a brand new install, use the "Part 2: Contents Archive" as well. NEW GAME REQUIRED!

Improved Role-Playing

Besides historical accuracy, we want this to remain an RPG too. So we have some new features included to specifically enhance this elements of the game.

When you start on your adventure you won't be able to get all the abilities right from the start. Some of them are now locked and each one has a separate way of unlocking. For example by buying and reading a relevant book or doing other relevant things. There will be hints regarding these actions on the lower difficulty levels.

The whole Caribbean itself is also made more dynamic. Events you read about in the Town News now have an noticeable impact. If a island is poor, less merchants will be sailing around this island on the worldmap. If an island has a large military, you will find more battles around.

The goods which an island import and export can change as well. Again, this will be noted in the Town News. And towns may need your help sometimes. If an island exhausts all of its resources on a certain project, you can go there to make a tidy profit!

Moon Phases

Yes, it is no longer "always full moon"! While not providing a major impact on the gameplay (yet!), it does vastly improve the realistic feeling while sailing at sea. The dates at which the moon phases occur are even historically correct!

New and Improved Ships

A curious ship indeed, the Polacca is not a regular sight in the Caribbean. But she has made the crossing from Southern Europe and can now be used for pirating or trading. A good all-round ship that should prove a lot of fun in the early game.

A lot of ships have been improved again, with redone rigging and new textures. But none more so than the Fast Galleons, which have had their models thoroughly improved. A great sight indeed!

Extended Storyline: Bartolomeu o Portugues

Our first-ever unique storyline gets extended once again! This time as a collaborative effort between two of our senior quest writers. With more content still in progress.

After stealing the golden throne at Havana, Bartolomeu's crew mutinies and leaves you marooned on a tiny islet. One lucky escape later and you find yourself once more in the employ of the Portuguese governor of Grenada. In fact, the famous Dutch mercenary, Johan Elting, will be helping you on this one. Good thing too, as infiltrating the city of Cartagena is not going to be easy.

Using a false identity of Spanish royal envoy to accomplish your task, you decide that the warship "San Martin" must be captured! But not before falling in love with the governor's daughter and getting into a tangle with her suitor and his men. Hidden tunnels, secret caves and a daring rescue await!

Future Quest: The Gold-Bug

While not yet finished, we want to give you a tease of what to expect in an upcoming update!

Based on the short story "The Gold-Bug" by Edgar Allen Poe, this brand new storyline contains many clever puzzles and interesting locations. Made by the same writer who created the Woodes Rogers story and with the same incredible attention to detail.

Over the Horizon

Is there anything after "New Horizons"? Well yes, of course there is! More "New Horizons", to be exact. Another update is always around the corner.

But do not forget about our completely free and independent Age of Sail game project:


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Build 14 Beta 3.2 Part 1: Installation Wizard
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Build 14 Beta 3.2 Part 1: Installation Wizard

May 16, 2014 Pirates of the Caribbean: New Horizons Patch 47 comments

Use this IN COMBINATION WITH "Part 2: Contents Archive"! Click 'READ MORE +' for alternate download mirrors. 1. Install the stock POTC and make sure it...

Build 14 Beta 3.2 Part 2: Contents Archive
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Build 14 Beta 3.2 Part 2: Contents Archive

Sep 29, 2013 Pirates of the Caribbean: New Horizons Full Version 160 comments

This MUST BE used in combination with "Part 1: Installation Wizard"! Click 'READ MORE' for alternate download mirrors. 1. Install the stock POTC and make...

PotC Build 13 Update 4
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PotC Build 13 Update 4

Nov 14, 2012 Pirates of the Caribbean: Build Mod 13 Patch 0 comments

Contains the Midnight Full Cargo Hold CTD fix, DirectSail Mod and a Fight Fix. Refer to to the "buildinfo" subfolder for additional details.

New Horizons Beta Manual
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New Horizons Beta Manual

Jan 19, 2010 Pirates of the Caribbean: New Horizons Guides 11 comments

Gameplay guide/pictorial walkthrough. This is a work in progress manual but should get you well on your way to privateering in the virtual Caribbean.

New Horizons Beta Ship Recognition/Strategy Guide
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New Horizons Beta Ship Recognition/Strategy Guide

Jan 19, 2010 Pirates of the Caribbean: New Horizons Guides 0 comments

Formerly the "Willemstad Builders' Trials" realistic ship handling mod, numerous improvements have been made to gameplay on the high seas in the New Horizons...

Officers and Marines Skins
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Officers and Marines Skins

Sep 28, 2007 Pirates of the Caribbean: Build Mod 13 Other 2 comments

This mod will add several great-looking English, French and Spanish officer and marine skins to the tailor shops. You can buy them if you have a high...

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NiekHV
NiekHV Jul 19 2012, 10:59am says:

How you can take a ship of the enemy?

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ThisIsBLACKBEARD
ThisIsBLACKBEARD Jun 27 2012, 6:58pm says:

How to get black pearl, some can tell me?

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rac23
rac23 Dec 5 2011, 4:44pm says:

Please someone make a video on how to fix engine has stops working on windows 7

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acer19
acer19 Apr 2 2013, 12:03pm replied:

hey have you figured out how to fix thee engine abnormal close error ?

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Galahad77
Galahad77 Nov 27 2011, 9:27am says:

I know it's a really common question on the forum but no one seems to know how to fix it so i'll ask anyway! :P

trying to run the game on Windows 7,(i've tried every other suggestion already before anyone says) does anyone know of a patch or fix for the "Engine has stopped working" problem that most non XP users seem to suffer from?? Any help would be appreciated!

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STOKK-E
STOKK-E Jun 9 2011, 1:36pm says:

looks the same as pirates 2

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craiggbrown
craiggbrown Jun 2 2011, 7:45pm says:

Nice game but getting past her prime I think.

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adam33
adam33 May 30 2011, 1:23pm says:

Hi there
I used to play pirates of the caribbean once before and it was great.
My system back then was windows xp and i recently remembered this game again... i downloaded installed the game on my laptop (windows 7) and then your build. it installed correctly except that several files were missing from bethesda softworks/PROGRAM and then i run it but whenever i click new game it just goes to the loading screen and after several seconds it exits to desktop with the message "game engine has stopped working" or something similar. i thought it was the build at the beginning and so i unistalled it and then reinstall without the build but the same thing happens. can you help me? i already tried running it with other compatibility but it doesn't work still
Thanks a lot

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Captain_Maggee
Captain_Maggee Jun 8 2011, 10:44pm replied:

did you install the games in Program Files?
If so move it to a place outside (eg. C:/My Games/Pirates of the Caribbean) ;)

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