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 41 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 154 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 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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MikuCore
MikuCore Jun 15 2014, 7:52am says:

Hey folks, i found an exploit involving the repaint feature.
Not sure if you know that already.

If your officer has a ship and you select it, then go to appearence, you can repaint this ship to the ship style and class of your first ship.
You could easily get a first rate ship armada, by only investing in tartanes.
Or you can sell an infinte amount of high price ships...

Like i said, i dont know if this is known already and if it is fixable.
I just wanted to let you know. Its not a game breaking bug or a major flaw, just weird... Otherwise, the repianting feature is awesome!

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Pieter_Boelen
Pieter_Boelen Jun 15 2014, 1:37pm replied:

You have the choice from ALL ships? That should only happen if the DEBUG mode is on. Which is never is by default.

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Miklkit
Miklkit Jun 15 2014, 10:59am replied:

Yes this is a known problem, but no way to fix it has been found yet. For now just learn to pick which ship to repaint more carefully.

Or just use the exploit, get bored with the game like that and start over.

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Guest
Guest Jun 8 2014, 10:20am says:

Lol

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InsanityDeath
InsanityDeath May 23 2014, 1:52am says:

What am I ment to do to unlock the abilities? I swear I've bought pretty much every book in the game, clicked the examine button, and nothings happened.

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Miklkit
Miklkit May 23 2014, 10:18am replied:

That is a deep dark secret that you are supposed to figure out on your own.

So you need to be creative! At the lower difficulty levels hints are given on how to unlock the perks. Go into "options" on the main menu and reset your difficulty to arcade or journeyman, then go into the game and read the description of those perks and it will tell you what you need to do.
Even those descriptions can be inadequate so the best thing to do is just level up. The more you build yourself up the less you need those perks.

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InsanityDeath
InsanityDeath May 23 2014, 6:19pm replied:

Ok thanks

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Pieter_Boelen
Pieter_Boelen May 27 2014, 11:49am replied:

Are there any specific ones you would like to know about?

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poptartpandazz
poptartpandazz May 21 2014, 7:30pm says:

So my game is under program files and not games so what do i do to install it?

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Miklkit
Miklkit May 22 2014, 10:21am replied:

Why did you install it into program files? Windows security will prevent it from running there.

Move your POTC folder anywhere else. It is self contained and can be moved from one hard drive to another and will still work just fine.

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