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 30 comments

Use this IN COMBINATION WITH "Part 2: Contents Archive"! Click 'READ MORE +' for alternate download mirrors.

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 144 comments

This MUST BE used in combination with "Part 1: Installation Wizard"! Click 'READ MORE' for alternate download mirrors.

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 10 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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Shoelip
Shoelip Jul 14 2008, 1:42pm says:

This game was originally Sea Dogs 2 but was sold to Disney when it was mostly done and altered to have something to do with the PotC movie. The original Sea Dogs 2 had a playable female character but for some reason she was removed when they changed the game to PotC. The male character is the exact same one though.

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antonskonto
antonskonto Mar 26 2008, 2:16pm says:

I NEED THE BLACK PEARL AND FLYING DUTCHMAN PLEASE TELL ME HOW TO DO!!!!

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marbatico
marbatico Dec 16 2007, 1:26pm says:

how do you sail with the Black Pearl in Bould 13 final?

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Pieter_Boelen
Pieter_Boelen Nov 2 2007, 11:28am says:

We don't use RAR files for the Builds. We only use ZIP files and EXE files. However, Build 14 Alpha 7 is pretty unstable and all subsequent versions are worse. If you want to play a playable game, it is recommended to get Build 14 Alpha 6 at the most.

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flying_dutchman666
flying_dutchman666 May 29 2007, 10:40am says:

Hi people, first i'd like to say a big thank you for all the great POTC build mods made availiable here that actually make the game what it should be!

However i'v hit a sand bank in my uplaoding of the new Build14 Alpha 7 and the Alpha 7 fix, my PC can't open RAR files and my POTC game no longer opens! I get a programme error or something like that. Do you know if it's possible to make the fix file the same type as the other build files? 'Coz my PC seems to handle them fine.

Thanks!

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formerlyknownasMrCP
formerlyknownasMrCP May 22 2007, 8:09am says:

The build mod has been added to this profile. You'll be able to download from there :D

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formerlyknownasMrCP
formerlyknownasMrCP Mar 27 2007, 9:23am says:

Build Mod 14.6Alpha is better than Pirates!

www.piratesahoy.com

You might need to visit the forums to figure out how to get the game working because it is a pain in the arse.

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Dr.Noob
Dr.Noob Mar 26 2007, 1:18pm says:

No character Creation-just one guy
Holy crap like guards can kill u with like 2 hits

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Dinu00123
Dinu00123 Jun 25 2008, 10:43am replied:

is there a free full version download of the PC game available.

If it is , please post the the download link

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