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.


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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 51 comments

Use this IN COMBINATION WITH "Part 2: Contents Archive"! Click 'READ MORE +' for alternate download mirrors. 1. Install the stock POTC and make sure it...

Build 14 Beta 3.2 Part 2: Contents Archive

Build 14 Beta 3.2 Part 2: Contents Archive

Sep 29, 2013 Full Version 162 comments

This MUST BE used in combination with "Part 1: Installation Wizard"! Click 'READ MORE' for alternate download mirrors. 1. Install the stock POTC and make...

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 11 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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InsanityDeath Dec 7 2014, 12:47am says:

every time I try and install it, it comes up with an error saying that I couldn't fine the build info.txt and that I need to install the beta 3 main files first

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Miklkit Creator
Miklkit Dec 7 2014, 12:46pm replied:

Does the stock game run ok?

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InsanityDeath Dec 7 2014, 2:14pm replied:

Yeah, it runs fine when I have the computability set for Windows 7 (I have an 8.1 laptop).

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InsanityDeath Dec 7 2014, 2:35pm replied:

Ok scratch that. It freezes when I try and start a new game.

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Miklkit Creator
Miklkit Dec 8 2014, 10:31am replied:

It freezes with a new vanilla game? That sounds like either a bad install or a hardware problem.

The problem with the mod sounds like either a bad download or you did not follow directions when running the installer.

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InsanityDeath Dec 8 2014, 6:12pm replied:

Ok, thank you, I got it to work. It was just a bad download.

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yishifu Nov 18 2014, 10:07am says:

Hey Guys!
About 3.3 stuff: If I try to occupy La Tortue, when I'm finished with the fort, and start the ambush, it's always gonna be blacked out the picture for me. Can you tell Am I doing something wrong with it?
I' also like to tell you I'm really happy because of the new items, and swords. But how can i use in the water with a ship the Triton blade?
Now I just equipped it, because it's (except Jack Sparrow's blade) it's seem to the best. And can you make to be useful somehow the crystal skulls? You know to gain special powers or something, maybe in Cozumel. And one more thing it is possible in the future to make a Henry Morgan story line? I'm just you asking you guys because I see you can do many things, just don't know that you'r wanted to. Sorry for the long phrase!

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Pieter_Boelen Creator
Pieter_Boelen Nov 27 2014, 5:22pm replied:

Ahoy there!

Indeed it does seem there is a problem with some of the newly added town. It is on my to-do list to check those as soon as I can.

The Sword of Triton gives you an ability in the on-sea 'Enter' menu for a short wind-independent speed burst. Perhaps it should be made a bit stronger though.

I think Bartolomeu had the idea of including the crystal skulls in a new Mayincatec part to his storyline. We are already experimenting with some new features for that one.

As for a new storyline, we have only two storyline writers and they write what they want. Henry Morgan does feature briefly in a few of them though. Other than that, the best way to ensure it happens is to write it yourself. We're always happy to support you in that. Or alternatively, just role-play the correct story in free play mode.

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yishifu Dec 19 2014, 7:19am replied:

Thx Pieter!
I thought, the reason of my question is that, I may did something wrong.
I'm glad for the Tritonsword, and if is there something new.
I'm really counting on you to do something, with your skulls, I'm gladly help you to write storyline about Morgan. Is it solvable for you team, if gonna mention in the storyline, about Porto Bello, Panama. Like New Forts. And is it capable to a attack fort from dry land in future? One more thing, I'm really interested about Van Der Decken's story, I would like to write that to, if someone still not working on it. Oh, thanks for the pleasure for hours. I owe you guys

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Pieter_Boelen Creator
Pieter_Boelen Dec 20 2014, 11:26am replied:

You would be very welcome to get involved at Piratesahoy.net

I'll be improving a bit on the Sword of Triton functionality tomorrow.

There are some forts that you can capture by sneaking in from ashore already. And either the Bartolomeu or Assassin storyline contains a proper fort assault.

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JuanDela_Cruz Nov 10 2014, 9:29am says:

tell me if my installation is correct,

i have deleted the previous "b14_beta3_installer.exe" and replaced it with the latest installer(200mb+) and install Simplified Build 14 Beta 3.3 WIP Code and the part 2(2gb+)

sorry im just confused. xD

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JuanDela_Cruz Nov 10 2014, 10:38pm replied:

glad you fixed it,i can now continue the Bartolomeu storyline.

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Miklkit Creator
Miklkit Nov 10 2014, 12:15pm replied:

You already have a working POTC install so when it ahows the options you can uncheck the main files as you already have them installed.

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JuanDela_Cruz Nov 10 2014, 9:18am says:

the 3.3 won't destroy my saves right?

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Miklkit Creator
Miklkit Nov 10 2014, 12:15pm replied:

New game required.

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