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.
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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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JuanDela_Cruz Oct 25 2014, 2:15am says:

is there any larger ship than the "dauntless" of EIC?

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Pieter_Boelen Creator
Pieter_Boelen Oct 25 2014, 6:53am replied:

The original game "manowars" are pretty huge. But they don't look so good.

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JuanDela_Cruz Oct 26 2014, 2:32am replied:

you could always remake that.

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Pieter_Boelen Creator
Pieter_Boelen Oct 26 2014, 5:24am replied:

Nobody has time for that. All our modelers are busy with Hearts of Oak: Indiedb.com

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JuanDela_Cruz Oct 28 2014, 12:10am replied:

well, that's a pretty good game you're making there(maybe better than potc)..good luck to you. Can't wait for the first release.

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Guest Oct 9 2014, 5:49pm says:

By the way, everyone, somehow this mod rewrites your disk, I reverted back to the old version after the mod not living up to my standards. I uninstalled everything, I removed everything from the directory. I reinstalled it, and for some reason, there is a seemingly small issue, but an issue so big, that I can't even play the game anymore; The menu where you can spend ability points, check your crew and ship, inventory and so on, is inaccessible. I press F2, there's the menu, but none of the buttons work.

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Pieter_Boelen Creator
Pieter_Boelen Oct 11 2014, 5:25am replied:

If you delete your modded game folder from your HD, it cannot possibly influence a reinstalled stock game version.

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Miklkit Creator
Miklkit Oct 10 2014, 8:43am replied:

That is a very rare glitch that no one has been able to trace down.
Go to a store or shipyard and go through your inventory. Check the prices in the store and that should get your buttons working again.
It has worked two times for me.

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Jules551997 Oct 6 2014, 5:05pm says:

Hey guys,
Must say: I love the work you've done, been playing your mods since build mod 13. However, I was wondering: did you take out the ability to take over a colony after you've destroyed it's fort? Because when I've done that and I go talking to the gouverner, and pick "I think this town needs a new government" I can only chose different nations but I remember the ability to say "I'll control this town" and than your personal flag would be hoisted over it's fort and you could kindda manage it.

Please let me know because I really loved this feature

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Pieter_Boelen Creator
Pieter_Boelen Oct 11 2014, 5:24am replied:

That feature is still there. Are you sure you have enough officers to assign as governor and fort commander? If not, the option will not be available.

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Miklkit Creator
Miklkit Oct 7 2014, 8:44am replied:

That should still be there. The Capture Colonies mod is still not finished but it should work well enough.

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Jules551997 Oct 6 2014, 11:09am says:

Hi there,

Maybe you'll find me pathetic now but how do I enable the cheats? ;)
please let me know

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Miklkit Creator
Miklkit Oct 6 2014, 11:48am replied:

Open your POTC folder --->program--->scroll down to internalsettings.h, and at the bottom enable cheatmode.

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Jules551997 Oct 6 2014, 1:14pm replied:

Thank you!

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Really awesome!

Oct 15 2013, 1:52pm by TheGrouch

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