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Old 02-19-2007, 01:32 AM   #1
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Default Pirate sim + graphics?

Well I just got into SH3, just watched Dead Mans Chest so now I feel like robbing merchants and blowing them out of the water, terroizing sea lanes etc. All the pirates games look kind of arcady though, and I really want something that feels like SH3 but as pirates. I want to be able to stand on deck, look across the water to the horizon, I want to be able to use a telescope to watch my prey, I want to see crew on deck etc etc. Is there any game that gets even close to this?
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Old 02-19-2007, 07:17 AM   #2
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Yeah it would be nice, I can't think of any.
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Old 02-19-2007, 07:49 AM   #3
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Age of Pirates looks really good (looks beautiful, looks like you can walk around your ship, watch the crew etc). Average to crappy reviews, sword fighting looks boring and apparently a ton of bugs, but it appears that patches and mods really improve the game (kind of like Imperial Glory). Think I'll try it out.

SH3 for that age would be awesome.
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Old 02-19-2007, 08:16 AM   #4
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I have Age of Pirates, but got bored ( a lot of repetition ) with it pretty quick. If they would have applied SH3 stuff to it it would have been much better
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Old 02-19-2007, 09:31 AM   #5
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Came across a game called 'Pirate Simulator' That's the working title at least, it's still in development. Screenies here http://www.galaxyproductions.net/piratesimulator/

There is some discussion on a couple of 'pirate game' forums about it and the developer is saying that the focus is on realism, features etc. Gameplay is the most important part, but the graphics obviously aren't going to hurt the eye They're not under deadlines from publishers either and that they will only release when the game is finished.

They've just signed up for the beta, originally they wanted the release for summer '07, looks like they'll have beta testing during march or april so maybe mid year? The game will be downloadable so no worrying about distribution I guess.
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the Beta looks promising.

Lets see what comes with it
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Old 02-19-2007, 06:54 PM   #7
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Also check out this forthcoming title "East India Company" currently under development in Sweden, looks like this could be "the one"....
http://www.eicgame.com/
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Old 02-20-2007, 12:17 AM   #8
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That does look amazing, great graphics and the crew really makes the ship feel alive. You also get a cutaway of the ship for crew/ship management etc which is cool, and of course you can choose different careers (soldier, pirate, merchant etc). I'll keep an eye on this and Pirate Simulator (the name says it all), both look very promising. There's just something about ships of this age vs modern ships, more romantic/exotic I guess. SH3 with those damn first person bridge views
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Old 02-21-2007, 09:09 AM   #9
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WOW! The last 2 upcoming games look very promising...however, I'm still hopeful for a game covering the Napoleonic War using a similar micro-management system as SH3. But the East India Company seems to be the closest so far...although I would prefer to command a Ship of the Line.

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Old 02-21-2007, 09:32 AM   #10
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WOW! My dream come true!
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Old 02-23-2007, 11:43 AM   #11
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I've been waiting for a pirate games since I played Pirates! on the C64.

Despite all the setbacks, I'm still interested in the genre:

However I wouldnt be too enthusiastic about both of these titles.

Pirate simulator is a private effort - it might be good, but looking at the screenshots it might never be really finished. I commend these guys though, have thought myself about started my own game btw ..

EIC looks very promising but they haven't updated their site in ages. It looks like they are waiting for more funds ..

Well if UBI would just pay somebody to make a Pirate or a Jules Verne game with the Silent Hunter engine .. That would revive the genre as much as SHIII did for the U-Boat sims.
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Old 02-24-2007, 11:36 PM   #12
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Have you tried Pirates of the Carribean with Build13 Mod, Build 13 has done what GWX has done for SH3. Includes new characters,weapons,ships,Islands,interface and much more. This mod has been 3 years in the making and it rocks

Here is a link for you if your interested, Go to POTC mod section for info and grab the build from main page www.piratesahoy.net
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Old 02-25-2007, 01:33 AM   #13
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Some interesting things in the works there. I definitely would love a realistic pirate game.

Gunner, maybe I will check out POTC with that mod. How is the game stock?
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Old 02-25-2007, 07:35 AM   #14
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stock game is OK, although there are some bugs that were never fixed with a patch since there never was one released, so modders took it into their hands and did a superb job.You can buy POTC for $10.00 to $15,00.so all you need is stock game. install Build 13 over top. Choose your main character at start, play as a pirate, loot'n an plunder'n ships, Forts, smuggle, or aquire a letter of Marque and sail as an officer and work your way up to Admiral, marry one the Governor's daughters,aquire land and fame, Also one of key features is Build setting h folder which you open up and tweak your game to your preferance by turning mods on or off, many selectable choices,There is main quest and plenty of side quests, you can play them or not, its your dhoice
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Thank you sir! I'm going to check it out for sure with a price like that.
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