a mod for Pirates of the Caribbean

"Pirates of the Caribbean: New Horizons", also known as PiratesAhoy! Community Build 14, has been in development ever since the release of Build 13 in early 2007. We have come a long way since then, adding much new content and many new features, some of which were thought to be impossible to achieve even by the original game developers themselves.

The intention is to provide as full an historical Age of Sail game experience as possible, both more realistic, but also more fun. New features include more storylines, historical detail, abilities for free play, variety and more customization than ever before. Not to mention that the graphics have also been improved upon, mainly with new models and textures, but also the sea itself and anywhere else that we could manage.

Although the game is called "Pirates of the Caribbean" and a lot of movie-specific content has been added, that is not all that's been done. Better still, there is a lot to enjoy even for those people who don't much care for the movies and it is entirely possible to play the game as a fully realistic period naval simulation, rather than a movie tie-in.


    Before posting queries or requests for help, please take a look at our NEW FAQ page, which is now easier to navigate and contains many helpful answers and tips.
    New Horizons FAQ

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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

Build 14 Beta 3.2 Part 1: Installation Wizard

May 16, 2014 Patch 29 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

Build 14 Beta 3.2 Part 2: Contents Archive

Sep 29, 2013 Full Version 144 comments

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

Intel Graphics Fix

Intel Graphics Fix

Sep 4, 2013 Effects GFX 5 comments

This fix allows the game to run on computers with an Intel Graphics Card. Improved version with better sea quality, though still not as good as with a...

Archipelago Map

Archipelago Map

Nov 14, 2012 Singleplayer Map 7 comments

A high-detail reference map of the Pirates of the Caribbean: New Horizons archipelago, including all islands, towns and shores.

PotC Movie Music Pack!

PotC Movie Music Pack!

Aug 27, 2011 Audio Pack 10 comments

This features music from all 4 movies and is compatible with Build 14 Beta 3.

New Horizons Beta Manual

New Horizons Beta Manual

Jan 19, 2010 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.

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[HMS]LordOfWar Aug 13 2014, 3:37pm says:

Ok ... I have another problem .. I`m at the "Hoist the Colours" storyline and I can`t find the last part of the "Aztec Treasure Map" and the compass that does not point North ... I have 3 parts of the map but the last one ... I have searched her for 2 weeks ... And I don`t know what to do .. In my quest book says that I should go to Tortuga ... but there ... nothing happends ... I really need your help .. I don`t know what to do and I really want to finish that story :((

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Pieter_Boelen Aug 18 2014, 1:59am replied:

What modpack version are you running? Anything in the FAQ that might help?

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Miklkit Aug 14 2014, 10:27am replied:

You really need to go to Tortuga and explore every nook and cranny of the place. You obviously did not go anywhere because you could not even find the drunken bosun.

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Pieter_Boelen Aug 18 2014, 2:00am replied:

@Miklkit, he is following the Jack Sparrow storyline and the drunken bosun route doesn't apply there.

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Novanatur Aug 6 2014, 5:01am says:

The game crashs every time when im getting to port royal it shows the video and then closes what can i do?

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Miklkit Aug 7 2014, 10:04am replied:

The video crashes your computer? Wow! Go here and maybe someone can help you.

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Guest Aug 2 2014, 10:31am says:

I just downloaded the original pirates of the Caribbean from 2003, used to love it and still do. Unfortunately I have to re install it because I messed with the files to much and now I'm unable to finish some quests. In order to use this mod do I have to download a completely different game or is it just a matter of adding it to the old one like a cheat in one of the game folders. Also is it easier to change characters (from the menu for example) than the original where you had to change the characters_init file and never actually see who your playing unless you start a new game over for each character. Also are the bugs fixed this was the worst problem with the original, I had to have two back up saves during gameplay due to the game always having bad saves and having to start all the way over. Last question, are the cheats from the original the same or are there different cheats for the new horizons mod.

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Pieter_Boelen Aug 18 2014, 2:02am replied:

You can choose whatever character you want in the menu itself. Cheats are still there and we added some more. A lot of bugs have indeed been fixed.

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Miklkit Aug 3 2014, 5:26pm replied:

This is a MOD to the original POTC so you need a working POTC install before you install this mod. Just be sure and follow all of the directions carefully and it will install and play fine. Then all of your questions will be answered.

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Pieter_Boelen Jul 29 2014, 3:28pm replied: +1 vote     reply to comment
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