PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: NEW HORIZONS

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 7 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 127 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 4 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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Isildur
Isildur Mar 14 2014, 9:51am says:

so i started with that french chivalier and after prison (Story at beginning) i cant sail to a other island cause there is no travelmap-icon at the ship.
So i cant leave the sea of havana.

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gunner1945
gunner1945 Mar 11 2014, 6:31am says:

can you make it in torrent version pls

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Miklkit
Miklkit Mar 16 2014, 12:30am replied:

I made a torrent once and in 4 months I had one customer.

It's not worth the bother.

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Fuin2_Dev_Mitch
Fuin2_Dev_Mitch Feb 27 2014, 1:56pm says:

So does this game have controller support by any chance? I can't get used to these odd controls on this version and it's more difficult than it should to find out what does what...maybe it's just me though :p. Awesome mod btw!

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Miklkit
Miklkit Feb 28 2014, 11:24am replied:

This is a PC game and uses PC controls. But there is an Xbox init file that no one has gotten to work.

You can adjust the controls to any setting you want in:
POTC-->program-->controls-->DefaultControls.h

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manuachi
manuachi Jan 29 2014, 2:34pm says:

hello, i really like the ironman mode. For those like me who love more the trip than the destination, that mode is fantastic, and way more adrenalinic (no quick travel to save yourself in hard times). But i was wondering, is there a way to surrender to enemy ships? I tried with the white flag in the relations menu, but the pirates kept firing at me until i sank...

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Pieter_Boelen
Pieter_Boelen Jan 30 2014, 8:35am replied:

Unfortunately that feature does not exist. The white flag button was added more for completism's sake and does not serve much purpose. That was something we had hoped to add some time, but due to lack of people to do it, that probably won't happen now.

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PonkoWonko
PonkoWonko Jan 14 2014, 5:06pm replied:

Awesome thanks for your answer. Btw what should I do? Play the stock version first or start with New Horizons mod?

Thanks for your answer.

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Miklkit
Miklkit Jan 15 2014, 12:20pm replied:

Play the stock game first, then install the mod.
You will quickly realize that NH is 10 times the game that the stock one is.

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PonkoWonko
PonkoWonko Jan 15 2014, 1:27pm replied:

Woops I wanted to + your comment but my mouse was doing stupid, thanks man! Gonna play it now! :D

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