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 9 comments by Pieter_Boelen on Jan 19th, 2015


Build 14 Beta 3.4 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.

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Custom Player Professions

The first thing you will notice with the new update is that there are yet more storylines to choose from. Both Brave Black Flag and Nelson's First Command bring something new to the table. The first is an excellent start to a free-booting pirate career, while the latter is set up with enhanced free play for Royal Navy players in mind.


However, you are not stuck to any fixed starting scenarios. As per this release, there are a lot more character professions to choose from at game start. Each one comes with its own advantages and disadvantages, special starting items and more. And we have every intention of expanding on this concept for our next update too!

New Locations to Explore

Tired of the game's towns all looking very similar to each other? Well, that is a thing of the past now! A lot of towns have been replaced, including Tortuga and a lot of the ones on the Spanish isles.


And Aruba has received a very interesting-looking port as well!


But even existing locations have had new stuff added. If you need more information, surely the local monks would be quite happy to point you in the right direction. It may be dangerous to look into the secrets surrounding the church. But ultimately very rewarding as well since there is something very special to be found!

The Fate of Cartagena

We have showed you parts of the story before and teased you with exiting things to come. Therefore we are now proud to announce the completion of the Cartagena Quest in the Bartolomeu storyline! An ambitious project indeed, this story combines many elements and is almost a whole pirate film in and of itself.


For this story, we ended up adding the entire coastline of the Spanish Main into the game. Specifically this was to add the famous city of Cartagena in its rightful spot. With the very specific intention of blowing it up with the biggest and most exciting explosion in the game!


But before you get to that, there are infiltrations to take care of. Puzzles and prison-breaking. Secret tunnels and a governor's daughter. And what pirate film or game is complete without a sword-fight on a yardarm?

Revamped Smuggling

A lot of time and effort has been spent to make the regular game more involving. As such, the smuggling system has been tweaked to be much more interesting. While you can keep going about your business as you always did, you can make things much easier for yourself by planning your operations in advance!

The coast guard has placed scheduled patrols at all the islands, which means that you can avoid those patrols as well. Provided you figure out when they are! There are several ways to that. After all, what else are drunk soldiers in taverns good for? But you could also search a coast guard corpse after being caught and fighting your way out.


You can wait for the right time for your secret dealings by talking to your ship's crew on deck. And after the transaction, you will notice that the Colonies interface has helpfully updated to show you the regular and smuggling prices for the relevant goods.

But be careful! If you abuse your newly-found knowledge too much, the coast guard will take notice and adapt the patrol schedule. They may even restrict trade to the island further by declaring more goods to be contraband. Though of course... there is profit in that too!

Character Progression

Work has also been done on the Locked Skills introduced with the previous release. The Fetch Quests that unlock some skills have been improved and also expanded to include the Shipyards and Blacksmiths. And there are some new abilities as well. One for gamblers, two related to the new smuggling updates and the last to let you have a whole lot more fun with your pistols!


Additionally, it has now been made clear which ones of your officers contribute which abilities as only those ones are now shown for them. And if an officer has a perk that the player doesn't have, an extra tick mark will appear to clarify on this too. An additional filter button to show only those perks you currently have and can get based on your free points makes this quite a convenient change.

New and Improved Ships

Do you like pinnaces? Of course you like pinnaces! They're great for trading and therefore for smuggling too.


Therefore two new updated pinnace models are added to the game as well, looking much better than their predecessors.

Secrets and Mysteries


Aren't storms tremendously annoying? It is like the god of the sea is out to sink your ship with you on it! But what if YOU could be the one to control those storms? Let them end at your will and bring them down on your enemies instead! Everybody's favourite cursed captain, Hendrick Vanderdecken, has received some new stock that he is willing to sell to you. But as usual.... only if the price is right!


Another famous pirate can be found very close to Vanderdecken's usual hide-out. But Blackbeard is a tough opponent indeed and very hard to kill! In fact, there is only one very special way to do it. But fans of the Pirates of the Caribbean films should be able to figure it out. And looting his sword gives you an interesting advantage in sea battles!

Message in a Bottle

While an inappropriate saying in a Caribbean setting, of course the above is still merely the tip of the iceberg. A lot of work has been done to fix whatever issues with the game that we could to make this the most playable and fun release that we could possibly manage.

And behind the scenes, a lot of other work has been done on our other project, the non-commercial age of sail seafaring game Hearts of Oak: Conquest of the Seas! So be sure to check out the latest development trailer:

Now set sail for the horizon and discover what new treasures lay beyond!


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Build 14 Beta 3.4 Part 1: Installation Wizard
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Build 14 Beta 3.4 Part 1: Installation Wizard

Jan 19, 2015 Pirates of the Caribbean: New Horizons Patch 15 comments

Use this IN COMBINATION WITH "Part 2: Contents Archive"! Click 'READ MORE +' for further information.

Build 14 Beta 3.4 Part 2: Contents Archive
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Build 14 Beta 3.4 Part 2: Contents Archive

Sep 29, 2013 Pirates of the Caribbean: New Horizons Full Version 168 comments

This MUST BE used in combination with "Part 1: Installation Wizard"! Click 'READ MORE +' for further information.

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
Pirates of the Caribbean

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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GrateSailor
GrateSailor Nov 2 2009, 6:39pm says:

I think they might also be talking about the Disney multiplayer game that shares the name.

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Beaverman3000
Beaverman3000 Nov 6 2009, 11:21am replied:

the game...u migh b able to buy it on ebay... or download it through emule or something... or the way i did it for my english version, i got it through a torrent... then put it on two discs and played... i also have a legal russian copy, but that only works with a russian windows, but it is not worth installing a windows in russian for one game....

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Beaverman3000
Beaverman3000 Nov 1 2009, 1:46pm says:

one question- the genre of the game thing says its singleplayer AND MULTIPLAYER?! how's that? is it in the new mod or what?

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Pieter_Boelen
Pieter_Boelen Nov 15 2009, 5:18pm replied:

That's a mistake. THIS game is single player only.

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GrateSailor
GrateSailor Oct 18 2009, 10:05pm says:

Where do you get this game? I can't seem to find it anywhere. I normally go to gamestop, but they don't have it there. Can anyone tell me where to buy it, not including Amazon, or Ebay.

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SnipersPrayer
SnipersPrayer Dec 13 2009, 5:24pm replied:

I have it, i got mine at CEX quite cheaply i looked at the back and put it down again but my freind said bethesda softworks do good games so i bought it, i think its not sold anymore i dont know i think its because its very underrated :( Does anyone know how to mod the black pearl? or download it? i got the black pearl but its got torn sails and i would like them to be all patchy like the real one !

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freakinwat
freakinwat Nov 12 2009, 12:41pm replied:

dunno dude, i just picked mine up from the local game shop ^^

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vp21ct
vp21ct Oct 1 2009, 4:09pm says:

Damn, I loved this game. But I dobt I'll be able to find it.

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kennyboy
kennyboy Sep 26 2009, 2:29am says:

are this only patches no whole games plz info me

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plowman
plowman Sep 8 2009, 2:47pm says:

I really can't wait for "Pirates of the Caribbean: Armada of the Damned", I think it will look a lot like these mods but then with new graphics and stuff, I hope it will be as good as this game!

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