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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ Caroline WIP

Lovely boat!

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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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ Build 14 Beta 4 Trailer

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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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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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Pieter_Boelen @ Pirates of the Caribbean: New Horizons

There are several mirrors available when you press "read more +" on the "Build 14 Beta 3.4 Part 2: Contents Archive".

You can also get our internal WIP version here:
Piratesahoy.net

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Pieter_Boelen @ Hearts of Oak: Conquest of the Seas

Short answer: Decidedly not! New game altogether. ;-)

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Pieter_Boelen @ 2015-11-15_0-5-27.png

If I'm not mistaken, cannon balls do leave pretty round holes behind. The shattering happens around the holes, but doesn't normally make a hole of its own. The decal looks to do the same thing.

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Pieter_Boelen @ Pirates of the Caribbean: New Horizons

Also answered in private, but just in case this may help somebody else, all tools we have can be found through this link:
Piratesahoy.net

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Pieter_Boelen @ Pirates of the Caribbean: New Horizons

I can validate your account for you. What username do you have there?

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Pieter_Boelen @ Pirates of the Caribbean: New Horizons

Why do you fast travel back to your ship? I haven't played that part in forever, so can't remember how it is supposed to go.
We do have this walkthrough, which suggests there is a special trick to leaving: Piratesahoy.net

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Pieter_Boelen @ Build 14 Beta 3.4 Part 1: Installation Wizard

Do you still have those Cursed Coins? You have to put them in the Weaponslocker in your Captain's Cabin. Otherwise you as captain will be the only one cursed.

With the upcoming WIP version (internal one already available here Piratesahoy.net ), you can start the game immediately with you and your crew cursed if you like.

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Pieter_Boelen @ Build 14 Beta 3.4 Part 1: Installation Wizard

You can get old versions of the mod here: Moddb.com
Both Build 12 and Build 13 do not include the island name changes.
It is theoretically possible to add all the new ships, but you'd have to do that for yourself.

I do have to wonder why you'd want to though. We're moving forward and not looking back! Build 14 Beta 4 is coming and it is going to be EPIC. By far the best version we've ever released.
The internal version is already available here: Piratesahoy.net

It contains, of course, many new changes and is almost like a new game. You CAN choose your starting ship though, so if you want the stock game one, you can still get that.

The changed island names are there to stay though. That's what they're named in the real Caribbean, after all. ;-)

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Pieter_Boelen @ Pirates of the Caribbean: New Horizons

That tip refers to the "personal lair" that you can use on Cozumel (Khael Roa in the original game).

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Pieter_Boelen @ Pirates of the Caribbean: New Horizons

If you would like to speed up the process, you can join the testing at our forum: Piratesahoy.net
Our latest version is always publicly available there, but we're still working on finishing it and ensuring the public release here on ModDB will be as playable as possible.

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