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Posted - 2007.12.15 19:38:00 - [31]


Admiral Annihilation
Posted - 2007.12.15 19:41:00 - [32]

I second escape velocity: Nova.
That game is like eve 2D, you can mine rocks (wee...), trade, fight 'concord'(And win if you got an uber ship, 4-5 dif story lines, mods.

Solstice Equilibrium
Posted - 2007.12.15 20:02:00 - [33]


Need dosbox though, or try the open source remake.

Myshella Drake
Omega Exploration And Reclaimation
Posted - 2007.12.15 20:10:00 - [34]

Edited by: Myshella Drake on 15/12/2007 20:10:29

Originally by: Eardianm

Need dosbox though, or try the open source remake.

Damn you beat me to it Very Happy...If you want a real space sim privateer is the coolest of them all.

"Your about to suck void buddy" YARRRR!!Laughing

Punic Corp.
Posted - 2007.12.15 20:24:00 - [35]


Snowcrash Winterheart2
Concordia Discors
Posted - 2007.12.15 20:59:00 - [36]

Privateer: The Remake... based on the Vega Strike engine... works pretty good on Win/Lin/OS X.

Willim Tell
Posted - 2007.12.15 21:15:00 - [37]

I was SO looking forward to Battlecruiser: Mellenium (spelling?). Mostly due to the fact that I bought it on the way to a weekend event and couldn't play it until three days later. That entire time, I read and reread the manual thinking, "this is going to kick ass".

Well, it didn't. As much as it WANTED to be cool, it just didn't deliver. I'm all for complicated games as it keeps the idiots away, but this one was too complicated for no reason other than the game's creator has a severe case of egocentrism.

Xenny Lee
coracao ardente
Posted - 2007.12.15 21:21:00 - [38]

Freelancer is fairly similar with open ended options.

Rawr Cristina
Posted - 2007.12.15 21:29:00 - [39]

Edited by: Rawr Cristina on 15/12/2007 21:31:02

Originally by: Willim Tell
I was SO looking forward to Battlecruiser: Mellenium
I'm all for complicated games as it keeps the idiots away, but this one was too complicated for no reason other than the game's creator has a severe case of egocentrism.

I only know one person who's managed to actually get past the learning curve on that game Confused (A game developer of all people) It's also one of the only games* I've ever truely given up on because it's too damned complex/awkward/buggy to get a feel for it. The bits I DID manage to figure out (landing on planets / launching fighters / pointing the ships solar panels at the sun for faster energy regen) were pretty nice concept-wise, but all implemented so horribly it's hard to really describe... Neutral

So much potential... Sad

*more a simulation (of what happens when you don't have a QA department or any beta testers to speak of)

Joss Sparq
Deep Core Mining Inc.
Posted - 2007.12.15 22:04:00 - [40]

Edited by: Joss Sparq on 15/12/2007 22:16:24
Originally by: Gallente Citizen2007041418
Try Space Rangers 2. You might like it.
Errr, doesn't that have Starforce copy protection, though? I used to have it, and while it was an interesting game to play, I prefer being able to use my DVD drive.

EDIT: I also purchased BCM:Gold Edition, aware of the ... past, it has. It has some simply amazing concepts realized in it, though it does have a very steep learning curve that has to be mastered for even mundane tasks to be completed. Unfortunately is it an utterly horrific piece of programming, to be avoided at all costs. The thing would crash on loading, playing, saving and if you so much as looked too hard at it, it'd crash then too. Considering the time required to develop your ship and crew in the game, it was essentially impossible to game in or be anything other than a curio.

* However, once I got (quickly) bored with it, I edited my starting goods and gave my ship some nice new weapons, once I had sold the goods. Then I sat over the moon, dropping Orbit to Surface missiles onto the rebel (?) bases to (sometimes) cue the little impact/explosion animation trailer. Although, the bird-song on the moon seemed a little ... odd.

As far as epic space-games go, I still love Homeworld 1, Cataclysm and HW2. HW1 for the ctrl+z scatter-fire launch command on the missile destroyers, Catacylsm for the Drone frigates and HW2 for the pretty!

Larg Kellein
Agony Unleashed
Agony Empire
Posted - 2007.12.15 23:24:00 - [41]

Blatantly ignoring your request for stuff with good graphics, I direct you towards X-wing collector's series. The great singleplayer storylines of the first two games, remade in the (for the time) superior graphics engine of x-wing vs. Tie fighter (which had no single player storyline, though that was fixed with the Balance of Power expansion).

Also, no thread like this is complete without me demanding you go play all the Wing Commander games. Yes, that includes Prophecy, not sure why so many people hate that one.

Rawr Cristina
Posted - 2007.12.15 23:30:00 - [42]

Originally by: Larg Kellein
not sure why so many people hate that one.

Prophecy was amazing. Sortof like Freespace but with more focus on Storyline (enough Cutscenes it felt as if you were watching a movie) - I don't really see what there is to hate Confused

Lucia Warbler
Native Freshfood
Posted - 2007.12.15 23:48:00 - [43]

Hehe... I know one that isn't mentioned yet; Final Frontier. It's a cool mod for Civilization 4: Beyond The Sword. Cool

Jita of Final Frontier:

Dromidas Shadowmoon
54th Knights Templar
THORN Alliance
Posted - 2007.12.15 23:50:00 - [44]

Project Sylpheed.. awesome game.

Vagrants Inc
Posted - 2007.12.16 00:00:00 - [45]

EV Nova is a great game, best shareware game I've seen in a long time.
Homeworld is good too but it's more of an RTS.
Also if you're into PnP games, Traveler's characters advancement is very similar to that of Eve. Ship combat is a bit different but it's close enough you can figure it out pretty fast. I don't think any material for it is printed anymore but you can find secondhand stuff pretty easily.

Arc Anna
Pacific Starfleet Command
Posted - 2007.12.16 01:33:00 - [46]

I heartily recommend X3, prolly cuz I was a scripter/modder for it a while back, got my stuff on the community list.

It's the closest in spirit to EVE, in many aspects: missions, free-roaming, pirating, building, trading, actual factions and standing, etc. However, due to the complexity of the single-player environment, you need a beefier PC than one you'd use for EVE (even with Trinity).

It was X3 that got me into EVE tho. X3'ers who were also EVE'ers posted in the X3 forums...

Posted - 2007.12.16 01:51:00 - [47]

You guys should check this one out:Infinity: The Quest for Earth These guys have set some pretty lofty goals and it looks promising if they can get it done.

mill veters
Posted - 2007.12.16 01:58:00 - [48]

few years old, star trek birth of federation, star wars rebelion/supremacy, and the one with the two races and mothership forget name.

Del Narveux
Dukes of Hazard
Posted - 2007.12.16 02:13:00 - [49]

My list of spacey type games, plus brief review

Freelancer - Old, but probably the best and most interesting of the single player, FPS style space flightsims. Well worth your time.

X3 - Big learning curve, heavy on economic macromanagement, and heavy reliance on scripts makes the game feel really unfinished. Good for if you want to run a galactic empire.

Darkstar One - Long, fairly interesting plot, not much diversity in starsystems or stuff to put on your ship though.

Escape Velocity Nova - Very old, top-down and text based but youll be hard pressed to find any game with deeper, more immersive content.

Homeworld series - An RTS obviously, but all 3 are very good. Highly recommended; original Homeworld is probably the best scifi game ever made, period.

Mechwarrior series - Not really an Eve type game since theyre not in space, but theyre not as twitchy as normal FPS and they have the sort of persistent stats youre looking for...might be worth a look.

Dawn of Fire
Posted - 2007.12.16 02:20:00 - [50]

Edited by: yar''gdargen on 16/12/2007 02:21:56
Edited by: yar''gdargen on 16/12/2007 02:21:30
so when i was a kid i bought this game called "tie fighter" and let me just say, despite being made by lucasarts it was the most fun ive ever had. damn, its just great. It doesnt quite do module slots and stuff but the ships are a little more complex than point and shoot. There is engine power management to shields, guns and engines.

Gamespot goes as far as to say "TIE Fighter is the best space combat game ever made."

i forgot to mention graphics, but it doesnt even matter, i can still have a great time with it. you just need to get a joystic.

Valor Inc.
Valor Empire
Posted - 2007.12.16 02:25:00 - [51]

What about the game eve offline?

Sorry i couldnt resistLaughing

Sebiestor Tribe
Posted - 2007.12.16 02:33:00 - [52]

freespace 1 and 2, 100% epic games if you can manage to find a copy

Tharri and Co.
Posted - 2007.12.16 02:41:00 - [53]

I-War 2.
Easily the best space-sim ever. Contains piracy and realistic 0g flight model, what else can you ask?

Isk Sink Inc.
Posted - 2007.12.16 02:59:00 - [54]

I always thought it would be cool if CCP would let people download mission content so they could be run off line. It would be great for the client as there would be no lag and great for the server as tens of thousands of people wouldnt be hogging resources. They could connect as often as needed to "upload" the mission results and obtain the next.


Rawr Cristina
Posted - 2007.12.16 03:21:00 - [55]

They used to make awesome space-sims every other month, what the hell happened? Now it's nothing but WoW clones and FPS with shinier graphics Neutral

I'm trying that EV Nova thing. It's amusing at best, but I'm currently disabled in what appears to be a pirate haven. Every damned one is passing by, boarding, stealing something and buggering off again... Confused

Freelance Economics Astrological resources
Tactical Narcotics Team
Posted - 2007.12.16 03:35:00 - [56]



Lance Fighter
Posted - 2007.12.16 03:36:00 - [57]

Well, there is always Real Life...

Aside from that, get yourself a joystick and your keyboard, and a copy of x3. Ill give you a hint - try not to use the autopilot too much. No, really... the autopilot of x3 is almost as good as pathfinding as eve's is at getting around jita. play through the plot for the training... on extremly easy. Make sure to read some of the guides on the egosoft forums. ( The only modules you can change are pretty much just your weapons - different weapons are better at different things. There is one that ignores shields altogether.

Homeworld 2
good gameplay, good modding community going on still. Pirates mod is good, PDS, some other stuff. I personally like what the Complex mod has done with the game, changing the game to be territory based instead of resource area based. Most ships are pretty much the same. However, on carriers, motherships, shipyards and battlecruisers (battlecruisers are roughly the same size as a carrier) you can change the modules onboard to a point.

Nexus, the Jupiter Incident
mmmm good game, but tbh i have not been able to play online. The gameplay vs the ai in the plot is pretty good, although there is always the one stealth level that everyone hates, yet is still added. It has full module loadouts - you can switch out the engines, shields(better defense, better stealth, etc) guns (anti-shield, anti-hull, anti-module, area effect, etc). as well, there are different types of drone craft(fighters, bombers, boarding craft) and then other types of stuff.

Dred'Pirate Jesus
Ministry of War
Posted - 2007.12.16 04:03:00 - [58]

Originally by: Mordrake


This plus X3 will satisfy your need for epic single player space thingy action.. YARRRR!!

Posted - 2007.12.16 04:05:00 - [59]

Montague Zooma
Imperial Dreams
Curatores Veritatis Alliance
Posted - 2007.12.16 05:27:00 - [60]

Originally by: Joss Sparq
Edited by: Joss Sparq on 15/12/2007 22:16:24
Originally by: Gallente Citizen2007041418
Try Space Rangers 2. You might like it.
Errr, doesn't that have Starforce copy protection, though? I used to have it, and while it was an interesting game to play, I prefer being able to use my DVD drive.

I've been tempted to buy this game out of the bargain bins, but have been put off by the StarForce "protection". However, if you buy it as a digital download, it comes without StarForce. Sounds like a good game for $20.

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