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 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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PonkoWonko Jan 13 2014, 6:31am says:

I've got a question. Does this mod change a lot of the gameplay of the original game? I really would like to just play vanilla as possible but with the bugs fixed.

Thanks in advance for your answer.

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Miklkit Jan 13 2014, 11:45am replied:

The original storyline is still there. There are some side quests added but you do not have to play them.

To play vanilla POTC play the Sea Hawk storyline in Arcade mode.

It is not possible to fix all of the old bugs, but most of them are gone.

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manuachi Jan 9 2014, 3:10pm says:

This mod is one of the best mod i ever played for every game! but I have 3 questions:
1) how is it that often, if i have an encounter in the map mode and decide to enter battle, i enter the sea zone but there is no ship. this makes attacking a bit frustrating because of ships just disappearing.
2) if i attack a convoy, when the first ship surrenders, the others become neutral and i can't board them. I mean, it's just like the others became my friend after one surrenders. i want to plunder'em all!! xD
3) is there a way to command a ship in the fleet to board, not destroy, an enemy ship?

thank you for the answers :)

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Miklkit Jan 10 2014, 2:14pm replied:

1) That is a problem that was introduced in the last update for POTC. It was done in a rush and not fully tested. We can not fix it just now because the main coder is away at sea and the other coder had an operation and has disappeared.

2) That was supposed to have been fixed. Do you have the very latest version of the mod? You want the Part 1 dated 12-6-2013.

3) No. This version of the Storm engine does not support that.

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manuachi Jan 11 2014, 3:47pm replied:

yes i've that version! no problem anyway, the game is so much fun with this mod, and it's free, that i don't care of this little bugs :D

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danytd Jan 7 2014, 8:29am says:

hola me llamo Dani y estoy maravillado con este juego, cuando vii la expansión creada me sorprendí, ahora bien tengo problemas con la instalación... me bajado las 2 partes, cuando lo instalo me sale errores de no encontrar archivos.. pero se instala... entro y el menú distinto todo distinto pero voy a empezar y pantalla en negro y se me bloquea.. no sale al escritorio pero.. se queda hay. pegunta hay que esperar a cargar después?¿? nose que podrá ser mi PC es i5 4 ram ati 5800hd
gracias por la ayuda y feliz año!!

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Miklkit Jan 7 2014, 11:42am replied:

Partes 1 & 2 = Uno folder


Partes1.EXE = click! ---> C:POTC


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danytd Jan 7 2014, 4:49pm replied:

gracias por la respuesta pero perdón no entendí me podridas decir el paso de la instalación me pone cuando ejecuto el exe que no hay archivo b14_beta3_full.7z pero sigue instalando... y cuando juego aparece todo en negro pero las pantallas de sub menus van bien de le oye disparar también es raro

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Miklkit Jan 6 2014, 12:18pm replied:

Yes it is normal to die if your skills are low. And yes you take damage even when parrying, but as you progress and get stronger and more skilled fighting will get better.

Also you need to seek out the best weapons. The town guards often have the best swords. The Dutch town guards have the best swords but killing them takes special weapons like the cobblestone or poisoned throwing knife.

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manuachi Jan 6 2014, 12:49pm replied:

thanks for the quick answers! i really love this mod and the way it's kept active!

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