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My own PotC-NH evaluation

Discussion in 'POTC: New Horizons Mod' started by Ambrois LeGaillard, Oct 9, 2017.

  1. Ambrois LeGaillard

    Ambrois LeGaillard Sailor

    May 14, 2016
    Sea Captain and Troubleseeker
    Somewhere in the Caribbean
    Hello me harties,

    after a few time spent in the Caribbean I want write something about PotC-NH, what is good, what I find bad or to better, and so on.

    The mod itself:

    Of course I'm not seen every single aspect of the mod, but I think that is the more complete game on pirates era never seen, and the most colorful and beautiful.

    It's easy to play, and at the same time not easy to master, one must take his time, and see the favoured way.

    Strenght points:

    - a lot of characters to choice the favoured one:
    - a BIG world to explore;
    - battles, into sea or land;
    - big variety from the start;
    - A LOT OF BOOKS TO READ! (Since Morrowind I was fascinated to have a lot of books to read and collect);
    - As before, but for objects! Marvelous, nice and useful also!
    - Quests, tons of quests, everywhere quests!
    - Historical and not quest lines to follow! If you want stay on the shirt of Woodes Rogers or De la Croix, you can do, and if you want be free, you can do the same;
    - A big variety of starting ways (professions).

    As one can see, any gamer can do what he want and start as he like and prefer: from the first minutes, a world will appear and take a lot of time to be discovered: one can become hat he want, and choose his life on the seas as he want.

    Mistakes....uhm...not much, and really not a problem to anyone:

    - miss the incredible leaps and performances in Errol Flynn way seen in Sid Meyer Pirates! (but I suppose that was a script);
    -sometimes in long sea battles my video became partially white/gray (But I don't know if is a my PC mistake, or a game mistake)
    - NOT for the XXI century fat boys that want only "win the game with his ultra-pumped Mr.SuperHero": PotC-NH need a great dose of patience, and time to spend.

    More or less, PotC-NH is like read a nice book about....pirates! Hahah! For the XXI century fat boys filled of money there are their nice new-superbeautiful-ultraeasy-games. Not this. Fat boys never read a real book, only messages from their cells.

    Final advice:

    If you lie movies and pirates books,
    if you like Stevenson Treasure Isle,
    if you fall in love for Captain Red or Frog,

    well....play this game, and enter in the history and legend of a beautiful, dangerous world.
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  2. Pieter Boelen

    Pieter Boelen (Not So) Old Seadog Staff Member Administrator Storm Modder Hearts of Oak Donator

    Nov 11, 2004
    Maritime Research: Project Engineer (Analysis)
    Wageningen, The Netherlands
    I'd quite like to see that in there myself! :cheeky
  3. Hylie Pistof

    Hylie Pistof Curmudgeon Staff Member QA Tester Storm Modder

    Jan 15, 2010

    It is a big world with lots of replayability. Is that a word?

    The white/gray stuff is a glitch that was introduced with Beta 14. It is part of the falling masts mod. :shrug

    The original game was about the right length for most people, but if you want more..............
  4. Grey Roger

    Grey Roger Sea Dog Staff Member Storm Modder

    Feb 12, 2007
    Edit "PROGRAM\InternalSettings.h", go to the bottom, and change SIDESTEP_ENABLED to 1. The snag with sidestepping is that it doesn't check for collision so you can go through walls. But the good thing is that you can use it to get round your officers if you're in a tight area, e.g. just outside the gunsmith shop in Sao Jorge, and you can't move normally because your officers are in the way.

    The really good thing is if you've just started a boarding action and it's one of the deck models which show two ships next to each other. Not the one you get when you board a frigate, because that one starts with you facing an enemy right away. But if you have a reasonably large ship such as a fast galleon, you sometimes get one of the deck models with you starting on a large ship, a smaller ship is alongside, and all the enemies are on the small ship deck. And that's when you sidestep like crazy to get onto the stern area of the enemy deck. Pretend you've grabbed a rope and are swinging across. Errol Flynn, eat your heart out! :rpirate
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