A few days ago GOG.com announced that they were adding a new publisher to their stable, thanks to @Red Back Dude for pointing it out to me, but they didn't reveal who that publisher was going to be. There have been rumors floating around for the past couple of days on some forum posts that it would be Disney/Lucas Arts, and that peaked my interest of course! Well today that has been confirmed! Gog will carry old games from Lucas Arts! Since Lucas Arts is now owned by Disney, that means that Disney games may be available as well!
Needless to say, this is potentially huge news for our community! They also mentioned that Bethesda/Zenimax were a possibility as well. This means that there is a very good possibility that one day we will indeed see POTC on GOG!! The game has not been available commercially for over a decade now. The only way to get it was by buying used copies, or by downloading it through torrents. Most of those torrented Warez copies had been altered...
Most of you know that we have been around for a long time, over a decade now. For many years, there has been no way to legally purchase any of the games we originally created mods for, with the exception of running across an occasional used copy on Ebay. This is pretty typical for most software as computer technology is always changing. Computer games though are not typical software, and gamers certainly are not just average computer users. Our mods have extended the life cycle for all 3 games far beyond what was originally intended.
It is a risky measure people have to take now to even get a copy of a game to install our mods on. It is not safe to download these games from torrent sites, and can lead to opening up a gamers system to all kinds of viruses and back-door trojans. Even with up to date virus and adware protection, the hackers are always one step ahead. Copies of the games can also be altered from what the original sock game was, and that causes issues with our mods.
A BRAND NEW modpack for Age of Pirates: Caribbean Tales is nearing its release date. Slightly based on the old Supermod, the "Age of Pirates: Caribbean Tales - Historical Immersion Supermod" by Modder01 features much more attention to detail and historical immersion!