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    Naval warfare games?

    Could someone recommend some Naval Warfare games? Preferably Set in the past with wooden ships, but I don't mind to try out anything else.

    I remember playing some of these, one was a game called Pirates of the Burning Sea, which was an MMO that I think later shut down, but there was also some kind of single player game that had combat very similar to it and the name of it eludes me.

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    I've not played it but it's something I've been considering for a while called Leviathan: Warships and it's by Paradox. It's not wooden ships I'm afraid (can't think of a game like PotBS) but if you're willing for something a little more modern, you could give it a whirl.

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    My longtime personal favourite is a mod for the old Bethesda Pirates of the Caribbean game (the one that was originally going to be Seadogs 2). It's called the 'Build Mod' and i'm not sure what version they are on now (i have Build Mod 14 currently, been using it since version 12).

    The forums where you can find it are here: http://www.piratesahoy.net/forums/potc-build-mod.37/

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    PotBS is still kicking around http://portalusgames.com/home/

    Assflag is good arcade boating fun.

    Age of Sail games are a bit long in the tooth now, but its hard to tell since every game in that series seemed to have a different name.

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    Empire: Total War and Total War: Shogun 2

    You can even set custom matches with just naval battles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZakG View Post
    My longtime personal favourite is a mod for the old Bethesda Pirates of the Caribbean game (the one that was originally going to be Seadogs 2). It's called the 'Build Mod' and i'm not sure what version they are on now (i have Build Mod 14 currently, been using it since version 12).

    The forums where you can find it are here: http://www.piratesahoy.net/forums/potc-build-mod.37/
    That's interesting ! I can't find a feature list for the mod !
    I remember the game as being really fun but with all the same problems as Sea Dogs : awkward controls, bad swordfighting and terrible bugs.

    I'm going to try it out either way !

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    Sid Meier's Pirates! Deserves a name check, it needs a keyboard+joy to key configuration to not induce numpad claw but cartography, crew management, logistics, politics, ballistics, swashbuckling and the slow decline of old age.

    It might not be what you were asking for, but it's what you need.
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    +1 for Pirates!

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    Being a game from 1987, is it still playable today? Or are all the high recommendations for it come from nostalgia-filled memories?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mibeshu View Post
    I've not played it but it's something I've been considering for a while called Leviathan: Warships and it's by Paradox. It's not wooden ships I'm afraid (can't think of a game like PotBS) but if you're willing for something a little more modern, you could give it a whirl.
    Leviathan: Warships was a complete let down. I expected big fleet battles across stretches of open ocean. Instead you never command more than four or five ships and the few maps you get are tiny and cramped. Such a waste.

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    Quote Originally Posted by guitarxe View Post
    Being a game from 1987, is it still playable today? Or are all the high recommendations for it come from nostalgia-filled memories?
    I assume he's talking about the more recent remake of Pirates.
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    What remakes would those be? I only know of the Pirates! game on GOG

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    Quote Originally Posted by guitarxe View Post
    What remakes would those be? I only know of the Pirates! game on GOG
    This one. Though it's not as if there's anything wrong with the gog.com version. It's as brilliant as it always was, although there's no dancing in that one! At least as far as I recall.
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    This one. Though it's not as if there's anything wrong with the gog.com version. It's as brilliant as it always was, although there's no dancing in that one! At least as far as I recall.
    It was basically a PC release of the iOS game but 90% of the gameplay is the same as the PC original, just spiffier graphics.

    Also, I own them but never got around to playing some of the Ironclads games, which are more tactical fleet management. eg:

    http://store.steampowered.com/app/46710/

    I THINK all but the first in the series are real time with pause but DYOR, particularly as they may have troulbe running on modern OSs.

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    Assassin's Creed: Black Flag is the latest Pirates! remake. Lacks a dancing mini game though. But seriously, AC:BF is grand naval fun.
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    I did mean the newer pirates, a pirate game where you consider how you are going to retire. An odd one that. Your crew except a handful of specialists are disposable fodder and you can get married for political gain and have affairs on the side.
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    What about Silent Hunter? UBI screwed it up with stupid always-on DRM. But put it aside, how this series looks?

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    Port Royale 2. Not only focused on warfare though, there's tradingm piracy, building, politics etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AshEnke View Post
    That's interesting ! I can't find a feature list for the mod ! I remember the game as being really fun but with all the same problems as Sea Dogs : awkward controls, bad swordfighting and terrible bugs.

    I'm going to try it out either way !
    There are some youtube let's plays of various versions of the Build Mod, to give you a better idea of what it plays like. There is some more info on features here, but the forum has the most upto date info:

    http://www.moddb.com/mods/new-horizons

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    Quote Originally Posted by squirrel View Post
    What about Silent Hunter? UBI screwed it up with stupid always-on DRM. But put it aside, how this series looks?
    I'd class the Silent Hunter series in a more niche sub sim genre than the sailing genre OP seems to want. I thoroughly enjoyed Silent Hunter 3 with the Grey Wolves mod though.

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