I started modifying games many years ago, when I first made reskins of existing ships and eventually made new ship models myself for the sailing simulator Virtual Sailor. After doing this for a couple of years, I joined the PiratesAhoy! forums and ended up taking over modpack compiling for the Pirates of the Caribbean Build Mod from the notorious Nathan Kell. As such I have contributed to the release of Build 13 Final and am still active in the development for Build 14: New Horizons.

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Pieter_Boelen
Pieter_Boelen @ Pirates of the Caribbean: New Horizons

You mean where IS CharlestoWn on Nevis? There should be a bay with a fort; that is where you enter.

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Pieter_Boelen
Pieter_Boelen @ Pirates of the Caribbean: New Horizons

It could be that your issue is already listed on our FAQ:
Piratesahoy.net

If not, I recommend you post here for better support:
Piratesahoy.net

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Pieter_Boelen
Pieter_Boelen @ Pirates of the Caribbean: New Horizons

Oh wait, are you playing as a Naval Officer?
If so, that is an intentional part of the gameplay:
Piratesahoy.net
Instead, you get bigger ships for free upon promotion.

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Pieter_Boelen
Pieter_Boelen @ Build 14 Beta 4.0 Part 1: Installation Wizard

Please post here for support and we'll see if we can figure out what is going on for you:
Piratesahoy.net

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Pieter_Boelen
Pieter_Boelen @ Pirates of the Caribbean: New Horizons

If you want a challenging start, try selecting the Castaway player type on the Free Play storyline!

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Pieter_Boelen @ Pirates of the Caribbean: New Horizons

What is preventing you from buying them?

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Pieter_Boelen
Pieter_Boelen @ Pirates of the Caribbean: New Horizons

I passed on your message on the forum: Piratesahoy.net

For proper support, I do recommend you post there instead.

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Pieter_Boelen
Pieter_Boelen @ Build 14 Beta 4.0 Part 1: Installation Wizard

Just press "read more..." above and follow the instructions. Previous versions are not necessary.

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Pieter_Boelen @ Pirates of the Caribbean: New Horizons

Why are you looking for that? There are none in the game.

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

Just to make sure, you might want to try this: Moddb.com
If it does work with that, for some reason the game is not running from your NVidia GFX card.

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Pieter_Boelen
Pieter_Boelen @ Build 14 Beta 4.0 Part 1: Installation Wizard

You can try some of the suggestions posted here: Piratesahoy.net
If that doesn't help, post here and we'll see what we can do: Piratesahoy.net

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Pieter_Boelen
Pieter_Boelen @ Build 14 Beta 4.0 Part 1: Installation Wizard

The Installer EXE actually tells you what to do:
"Place 'b14_beta4_final.tar' in this folder to continue."

If you do that immediately when it tells you, the installation would continue without you having to restart the installer. If you don't, then it'll fail that part and skip.

It does still try to install the Update Files afterwards, since you may accidentally have selected the "Main Files" when you intended to only install the Update.

So that explains why you get three messages in a row. They're there to help you. ;-)

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Pieter_Boelen
Pieter_Boelen @ Pirates of the Caribbean: New Horizons

Does not sound like an issue I've heard before. If installed correctly, that should work.
You're welcome to post here, where we can give better support: Piratesahoy.net

You might also consider updating to the latest internal version that we're working on:
Piratesahoy.net

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Pieter_Boelen
Pieter_Boelen @ Build 14 Beta 4.0 Part 1: Installation Wizard

I've had that issue with the game showing in the lower right corner myself. Setting the game's ENGINE.exe to use the "Windows Vista (Service Pack 2)" Compatibility Mode solved it for me.

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Pieter_Boelen @ Build 14 Beta 4.0 Part 2: Contents Archive

The colour of the sea can be changed through code if you like. It is even possible to make it green. In Build 14, for example, it turns light Caribbean Blue when you approach shores.

If you use the Intel Fix on Build 14, there is some code in place to tweak the sea colour to look as good as we could get it with that fix. Still not brilliant, but you're probably not going to get better. Best is of course to not require that fix.

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Pieter_Boelen
Pieter_Boelen @ Build 14 Beta 4.0 Part 1: Installation Wizard

For the Intel Fix, you can also try the archive attached here: Piratesahoy.net

As for the "20 HP curse", that is an unintentional bug. You can find a fix for it here: Piratesahoy.net

That and many more fixes/improvements can be found in here as well:
Piratesahoy.net

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Pieter_Boelen
Pieter_Boelen @ Build 14 Beta 4.0 Part 1: Installation Wizard

Better to use this fix:
Moddb.com
That is also included in the modpack installer itself.

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Pieter_Boelen
Pieter_Boelen @ Build 14 Beta 4.0 Part 1: Installation Wizard

What ENGINE.exe problem are you having? There are several known things you can try here:
Piratesahoy.net

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Pieter_Boelen
Pieter_Boelen @ Pirates of the Caribbean: New Horizons

The installer tries to find ENGINE.exe and readme.txt in the destination folder. If both those files aren't there, it will refuse to install.

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Pieter_Boelen
Pieter_Boelen @ Pirates of the Caribbean: New Horizons

What do you mean with "tried to download the CDs on Windows 7"? For proper support, I'd recommend you post here: Piratesahoy.net

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Pieter_Boelen
Pieter_Boelen @ Caroline WIP

Lovely boat!

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Pieter_Boelen
Pieter_Boelen @ Build 14 Beta 4.0 Part 1: Installation Wizard

You don't. Redownload is required, because both files are brand new.

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Pieter_Boelen
Pieter_Boelen @ ENB Improved Graphics

HEX edit d3d8.dll to replace the "ENBSeries v0.005 beta: Storm Engine
boris-vorontsov.narod.ru" text with spaces.
Not sure if that would work, but it's the only thing that might.

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Pieter_Boelen
Pieter_Boelen @ Pirates of the Caribbean: New Horizons

Ebay usually has some available.
There are some other options mentioned in our FAQ: Piratesahoy.net

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Pieter_Boelen
Pieter_Boelen @ Build 14 Beta 4 Trailer

We do indeed have improved performance in 3D Sailing Mode now. Makes for much smoother gameplay.

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Pieter_Boelen
Pieter_Boelen @ Build 14 Beta 4 Trailer

PiratesAhoy! Official Website: Piratesahoy.net
Like us on Facebook: Facebook.com
Follow us on Twitter: Twitter.com
Subscribe to us on YouTube: Youtube.com

Video created by: Robert Nutter
Music composed by: Creative Commons artist Kevin Macleod
Content shown made by: PiratesAhoy! Community

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

Try the mirrors under "read more +" above.

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Pieter_Boelen @ Pirates of the Caribbean: New Horizons

Looks like your account has already been validated now.

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Pieter_Boelen
Pieter_Boelen @ Pirates of the Caribbean: New Horizons

DO NOT MANUALLY EXTRACT ANYTHING!!!

These are the real steps you need:
1. Install the stock PotC and make sure it runs OK
2. Create a folder anywhere, such as in "Downloads"
3. Download Part 1 and Part 2 and put them in that folder
4. In that folder, click on the EXE
5. Browse to your PotC install. Point the installer there
6. Choose the options you want when asked
7. Play!

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Pieter_Boelen
Pieter_Boelen @ Pirates of the Caribbean: New Horizons

Please provide details from the .log files in your main game folder. Ideally, post them here as it would be easier to help you there:
Piratesahoy.net

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