The "New Horizons" mod for the 2003 Pirates of the Caribbean game by Akella is a continuation of the famous Build mod series. Developed as Pirates of the Caribbean Build 14, "New Horizons" continues where Build 13 left off, adding more new content than ever before.

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Pirates and Privateers, Swashbucklers and Scoundrels, it is that time again: Another "New Horizons" update is here! Read on for more details and... a bit of a little secret...

Posted by Pieter_Boelen on Jul 5th, 2012


PiratesAhoy!'s quest to bring New Horizons to the original 2003 Pirates of the Caribbean game by Akella continues and as such, Build 14 Beta 2.2 is now available as a Light version to be installed on top of the original Build 14 Beta 2.1 Full. Included are the usual bugfixes, new ships and new features that are sure to make an excellent improvement to the game experience.


One of the most special new additions is the "Empress", a Chinese junk that you may remember as Captain Sao Feng's flagship in Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End. Modeled and textured with great attention to accuracy and an incredible amount of detail, she is not a sight you generally see in the Caribbean and makes a welcome addition to our ever-expanding fleet.


Also new is the Postillionen sixth rate ship that comes in various different national colour schemes, as well as the Prince de Neufchatel for the United States navy. This is the first ship by modeler Captain Armstrong to be ready for inclusion in our modpack, but will by no means be the last!


Additional to the above, various ships, such as the War Galleons, Dutch Pinnace and Ships of the Line have been updated with a lot more detail, while many other ships have had further improvements made to their rigging, making them more visually pleasing but also more historically accurate.


New Horizons Indeed!

 
Now here's a little secret for you that will hopefully peak your interest!

Our favourite game is admittedly beginning to show its age and we need to keep our eyes on the horizon. So keep your eyes peeled for some very interesting development that will soon be shared with everybody interested here, on the PiratesAhoy! main site and our various promotional profiles.

All those people who care about pirates, the historical Age of Sail and good games need not fear as there is plenty to look forward to and we remain dedicated to bringing you the best and the latest!

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SinKing
SinKing Jul 6 2012, 7:55am says:

Holy Sheet - why this mod didn't get MOTY yet I will never understand. There is so much dedication and love in this project - it is amazing.

Okay - it is time. I'm gonna dig out my copy and install this new version. I've never been disappointed - the problem was more that the game is too addicting and good and I play it too much :)

Great job over the years. Respect!

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Octrox
Octrox Jul 6 2012, 8:36am replied:

The LOTR mod of Skyrim isen't bad either

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Captain_Iglo
Captain_Iglo Jul 6 2012, 6:10pm replied:

Yes MERP is good too but this isn't the place for it. I've been following and playing New Horizons for years, can't wait to see what they are talking about with this "little secret". Could it be something with the new engine?

Thanks for your dedication guys! You keep the pirate games alive!

~Captain~

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Pieter_Boelen
Pieter_Boelen Jul 6 2012, 7:06pm replied:

There are plenty of other good mods for certain. I don't have time to try out much of anything, to my great regret, though.

The "little secret" will be elaborated on soon. Interesting guess though.

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formerlyknownasMrCP
formerlyknownasMrCP Jul 12 2012, 9:09am says:

A new graphics overhaul would be epic.
However I'm more concerned about stability, the game crashes a lot and it can be annoying when the seamless travel feature bugs up and breaks my saves.

However I love how brilliant the game has become now under this mod, there is no greater feeling than navigating without any tools and managing to somehow find land (yep I play on hardcore mode all the time now).

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Armada_
Armada_ Jul 12 2012, 6:22pm says:

Rest assured that our priority is still to eliminate as many bugs as we can, within our capabilities, to ensure the game plays fairly smoothly.
Unfortunately there are some issues we might just have to live with, but we're gradually fixing more and more annoyances, at least.

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KuPoZzz
KuPoZzz Jul 25 2012, 11:35am says:

Is its just me or whenever i tried to smuggle, the price is always 0.
anyway.. after playing this mod for several hours.. i have to admit.. this one of the best game mods i ever played. its always fun bringing your crew member into the battle and plenty of new features which is i found lacking in the original game.

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Panda9903
Panda9903 Sep 30 2012, 5:44am says:

do you have the Santisima Trinidad? if not can you add it to the game please?

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Jack555
Jack555 Oct 20 2012, 12:23pm says:

Hello guys, i have a little problem, please help!!! I want to install for Pearl,: this type of guns: rCannon.type = CANNON_NAME_SPECIAL_CANNON_LBS32; I changed maxcaliber, but nothing!... What should I do?????

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battlefiel3
battlefiel3 Dec 30 2012, 2:42pm says:

bij mij werkt hij niet maar misschien heb ik alles wel fout gedaan tijdens het instaleren. aleen een filmpje kan nog helpen

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