Originally by: Steppa
Remember when you used to enter a system in the orbit of a planet and there was a BOOM to accompany it?
I remember when certain sounds weren't in-game yet, and instead played a placeholder. That placeholder just happened
to be a cow complaining over something.
The bug you describe resurfaced in a later retail build, where exiting a station said pants-****ting "boom" would sound (how many experienced death and podding before screen updates back in the early retail? Anyone? Yeah. That sound bug was really uncomfortable). I heard from one dev that this bug got fixed quickly after an in-company e-mail was sent out threatening violence.
Originally by: Project Griffin
Old alpha/beta player that left before retail and was the one that mailed me these screenshots... a long time ago (the timestamp on the zip file says july 2002). The beta screenshot (Hiriitsu Kaneda) is mine though. And the pink interface. I still use that interface colour on my second account.
Originally by: Lorette
When i first saw the alpha pic i was like why isnt EVE as good looking as that hehe. I guess the real one is more accessable though
Now remember, this was almost FIVE YEARS AGO. I distinctly remember downloading the alpha client in june/july 2001 (I was at work while it downloaded, and snuck out two hours early to find out that the server wasn't running). This visual quality is still in-game, along with style. Just go to "options" and tick off "interlace" and "widescreen" in Graphics. Or at least widescreen, I get the feeling that they removed Interlace.