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X3 Reunion Announced for Linux

Postby phantom_crystal on Thu Feb 22, 2007 10:38 pm

Linux Game Publishing has announced that the Linux version of X3 is underway.

The expected release date will be around the middle of the year, and it will be released patched to the latest version, including the latest bonus package on the disc.
- From Egosoft.com

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Despite the fact that I've been playing X3: Reunion for quite some time under Windows XP, I'm still very excited about this news :) Without a doubt, it is the deepest game I have ever played -- not to mention the most demanding. It combines space flight-sim, with RPG, RTS and economic simulation gameplay. Each style is robustly implemented, but it's the economic simulation that really stands out and breathes life into the universe.

For those who have never heard of the game before, imagine Elder Scrolls in space, and then take it a step further and imagine a universe that you can not only roam freely in, but is also populated by groups, individuals and whole races pursuing their interests through trade, warfare and diplomacy in real-time, and independently of what the player is doing. You won't start off with much more than a barebones fighter and a pair of pants, but if you have the cunning and/or trigger finger, you'll be able to gradually work your way up to the position of a major inter-galactic player.

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Maybe you'll assemble a massive fleet and be the one to drive back the Khaak invasion. Or perhaps you'll helm a merchant empire that can bring about the economic downfall of an entire star system with a transaction. Or perhaps you'll exist on the fringes, as a pirate or a bounty hunter. It's all up to you ;)

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Anyway, it's lots of fun and should appeal to all you cerebral Linux folks :D
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Postby scorp123 on Tue Apr 17, 2007 6:29 am

I just bought it (the Windows XP version) ... it was sold at a special price and the version I got has the "Version 2.0" patches and some special "Bala Gi Research Missions" included ... whatever this means. Is there a way to have this working under Linux, e.g. via WINE or via Cedega??
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Postby NiksaVel on Tue Apr 17, 2007 2:57 pm

aside from the very in depth playability it is also one of the most graphically beautiful and impressive games I've ever played... looking forward to seeing this kind of quality games on linux... hope it will help push other developers in the same line of thinking :)


Scorp... no idea if it will run via wine, but knowing the graphics that it utilises, and the way that wine usually screws up graphics, I'd say it would be a sin to play it non-native....
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Postby scorp123 on Tue Apr 17, 2007 4:22 pm

NiksaVel wrote:aside from the very in depth playability it is also one of the most graphically beautiful and impressive games I've ever played...
I'm a huge fan of the "Independence War" (I-War) series. "Independence War 2 - Edge of Chaos" is a bit disappointing story- and feature-wise in its default setting but it can be vastly enhanced with a ton of mods that drastically improve everything. And you got to love Newtonian physics and the incredible and crazy maneuvers you can fly in mid-space, e.g. fly backwards and shoot enemies behind you with your front cannons, evade missiles by dodging them, and so on... :D

I hope X3 is similar in that regard ... I found some interesting mods that supposedly greatly enhance the game.
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Postby scorp123 on Thu Apr 19, 2007 7:17 pm

NiksaVel wrote:aside from the very in depth playability it is also one of the most graphically beautiful and impressive games I've ever played...
I gave it some extensive try (been playing X3 all evening ...) and I am a bit disappointed! It runs extremely slow on my P4 2.8 GHz system (Independence War 2 runs fast like hell here!) and the ships are ridiculously sloooooow :? They move so slow as if they were crawling through thick molasses and not floating through the emptiness of space.

OMFG ... take IW2 for comparison: here I can accelerate a battleship in reasonable time, turn it around it's own axis and have my front cannons destroy an enemy convoy before most of their escorts can even react. X3 feels like "EVE Online" on big amounts of valium :?

Really ... I expected a bit more :?
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Postby samuelmp on Tue May 15, 2007 4:06 pm

do you recon it will play on a 7300gs nvidia.

this is from linuxgamespubishing yes
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Postby Lowkey on Wed Oct 17, 2007 7:46 pm

i cant wait to get this for Linux. This is one of the best games Ive played. The fact that this has come to Linux was one of the reasons I left windows and got a games consul. Have a look at this...

http://www.thexuniverse.com/modules.php ... TM_Gallery

The x-extended mod looks insane!!! Heres a vid...

http://video.google.co.uk/videoplay?doc ... &plindex=0

Babylon 5...Here I come :D
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Postby scorp123 on Thu Oct 18, 2007 1:25 am

Lowkey wrote: Babylon 5...Here I come :D
Ah come on. X3 doesn't even have Newtonian physics ... The "Independence War" series has. What made Babylon 5 so special was that they tried hard to make space battles 'realistic', e.g. fighters could spin around and shoot at the enemies behind them flying "backwards", then spin around again and make strafing runs against capital ships by turning their fighter 90 degrees and have their cannons fire salvo after salvo at the enemy ship during the fly-by.

I can do all these maneuvres (and many many more!) in "Independence War 2". My last ship there was --thanks to a mod-- a Centauri Battle Cruiser :twisted: ... Hell of a lot of fun if you jump with that beast right on top of a convoy :twisted:

But X3? Come on. It's way overrated in my opinion. At least the flight model totally sucks. And a 'Babylon 5' without a Newtonian flight model can hardly be fun. :cry:
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Postby Lowkey on Thu Oct 18, 2007 7:10 am

I love Babylon 5 for the same reasons. Star Trek annoyed the crap out of me because of their "fighter plane" flying (with the notable exception of Wrath of Khan) I could forgive Star Buck being a (very sexy...I wonder if that was a coincidence?) woman because the of Newtonian physics lol :D

Have a look at this...

http://forum.egosoft.com/viewtopic.php?t=140600

Im a big I-War 1 & 2 fan and I wish x3 was like it out the box. I didnt have an internet connection when I-War 2 came out and Ive lost the disk which is just as well because I'd be the best pilot on the net! Muhahaha*cough*hahaha you wouldn't stand a chance against me...No one would!!! :P

So can I-War 2 play on Linux?
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Postby scorp123 on Thu Oct 18, 2007 10:01 am

Lowkey wrote: I love Babylon 5 for the same reasons. Star Trek annoyed the crap out of me because of their "fighter plane" flying (with the notable exception of Wrath of Khan) I could forgive Star Buck being a (very sexy...I wonder if that was a coincidence?) woman because the of Newtonian physics lol :D
Starbuck?? That's "Battlestar Galactica". But yes, there too they use Newtonian physics and do fun-stuff like flying sideways and hammering enemy ships with their frontal cannons during the fly-by (e.g. episode "Resurrection Ship" where a few human "Viper" fighters completely toast the huge Cylon "resurrection ship" with a fly-by strafing attack ...)

Lowkey wrote: I'd be the best pilot on the net! Muhahaha*cough*hahaha you wouldn't stand a chance against me...No one would!!!
Don't be too sure :twisted: ... I have some evil tricks up my sleeve. :lol:
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Postby Lowkey on Thu Oct 18, 2007 11:09 am

Oh its *wobble neck for drama* soooo on!!! :twisted:

Are you running I war 2 on Linux?

I loved the pilot of Battlestar. When Boomer stops then goes up in formation was priceless. Cant wait for the new series.

If I could program Id make a space game.
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Postby Lowkey on Mon Oct 22, 2007 9:31 am

Have you seen this Scop123?

http://vegastrike.sourceforge.net/

Looks pretty promising so far.
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