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Dllfile
28.10.2005, 18:17
So anyways, off topic a bit, anyone here play X2 - The Threat and have pre-ordered X3 - Reunion?

I Pre-Ordered a while back, eagerly waiting its' arrival. Counting the days :P Already was released in the UK I believe, or is at least shipping now, mine will ship on the 3rd of next month Nov. 3, Origionally had pre-ordered the CD-Rom version (before DVD version was even avail). They plan on releasing it on 7 CD-Roms and then of course a DVD Version, which for a while was hard to find here in the US (almost ordered from a UK site just to get a DVD Version. But finally, ebgames.com have gotten DVD Copies, so I had to cancel my old order and get the new one :) With a "free" T-Shirt lol, I have a closet full of these free T-Shirts from games, Guild Wars, ect.. lol Kinda like shopping for clothes and games at the same time.

Will be anxious to see if I am able to backup and play X3 from a image. Anyhow, anyone seen any ingame footage of it? Besides trailers,

Well, if there are any peeps here who are awaiting the game, post here :) Anyhow, if you have not seen the game, nor heard of it, its a great game, does not have multiplayer, (at least X2 didnt) but IMHO it puts Freelancer to shame and the next one (X3) will have tons of extra goodies in store.

http://www.egosoft.com/games/x3/info_en.php

Kinlaadare
29.10.2005, 08:28
I'm waiting for X3 too... and I dunno when I'll get it.

UK version is already out now... but the French one'll be out bitween 18 of Nov (according amazon.fr) and march 06 (according clubic)... And there's no way to buy the english version in france.
I wonder why...


(on a side note it's my 100's post :D )

Dllfile
29.10.2005, 09:59
ya, US copies were delayed by Customs, who knows why, guess the nuclear items hidden in the cd's are causing problems // end sarcasm

Well, They have started importing UK DVD versions to US stores due to the customs thing, so not sure if I will be getting a US copy or UK copy, not that it matters to me, but I would like to know what protection the US version is using, already know UK is using Starforce. US and UK / other language versions where published by different companies, DeepSilver ect.., but im guessing US copies will also have StarForce, Egosoft/Enlight seem to favor it on all their games.

Kinlaadare
29.10.2005, 10:52
Aye... but they released a patch for the 1.4 version of X2 where the protection was gone... maybe they'll put it off when possible?

besides, it seems they have problems with the French version... I really dunno why there might be a so big delay...

Dllfile
29.10.2005, 12:33
no clue :(, but yeah, they probably will offer a nocd for customers later on, and from the looks of things, this game will have quite a few patches before that ever happens. Already working on 1.3, hopefully to optimize performance and fix some various bugs that have been found, 1.2 was just to fix bugs they found after it was published, who knows, just want to play already lol :P

CeeJay
29.10.2005, 14:36
I haven't actually player either X2 or X3 but I'm a fan of the genre and I've just finished playing Freelancer (a good game) and I have borrowed X2 so I can try that and figure out if I should buy X3.

But I must say that from the previews I've read and the screenshots I've seen , it's looking great ! :)

Kinlaadare
29.10.2005, 16:51
X2 is far bigger than freelancer... and much more trade oriented... In X2 you can really build an empire ;)

kingdazy
29.10.2005, 18:29
Never played X2, but liked freelancer and nexus. from the screens released looks better than both... Very Excited for it!

Dllfile
29.10.2005, 19:50
hehehe, yup, even without multiplayer X2 IMO puts Freelancer to shame :)

And the gfx of X3 are unbelievable.

Make sure you have a system with at least a FX 5xxx or higher however, and a monitor that can do 1024x768+ resolution,

Minimum resolution on X3 is 1024x768, no more 800x600 ect..

X2 will be fine below 1024x768 though.

kingdazy
29.10.2005, 19:54
Make sure you have a system with at least a FX 5xxx or higher however, and a monitor that can do 1024x768+ resolution,

Minimum resolution on X3 is 1024x768, no more 800x600 ect..


I'm pretty sure my AllInWonder x800 and AMD x64 3500+ will do the trick... ;-)

Yoshio
29.10.2005, 19:59
I'm the opposite of you guys, i played freelancer and loved it for its quick style of gameplay then heard about x2. went out and purchased it and was completely disapointed with it.. i dont remember why but from memory i think compared to freelancer its alot more indepth and just wasnt what i was after. Freelancer is more one ship against the world kinda thing loved it compared to the whole take time/build a fleet thing.

Dllfile
30.10.2005, 00:33
I'm pretty sure my AllInWonder x800 and AMD x64 3500+ will do the trick... ;-)
Aye, got SLI nVidia's myself with AMD Athlon x64 x2 4200 Dual Core, looking forward to playing X3 with it, not really played any games with this system yet, well, besides F.E.A.R. bout it atm.


I'm the opposite of you guys, i played freelancer and loved it for its quick style of gameplay then heard about x2. went out and purchased it and was completely disapointed with it.. i dont remember why but from memory i think compared to freelancer its alot more indepth and just wasnt what i was after. Freelancer is more one ship against the world kinda thing loved it compared to the whole take time/build a fleet thing.
Yup, 2 different playing syles, I like Freelancer, just IMO feel X2/X3 are better, I like a in depth game, just like FL you can mod X2/X3 to your hearts content to make things better.

And X3, the AI has been revamped, the fighting is not longer "easy" like it was in X2, so it should be a much more enjoyable game since it will put you "in the game" with combat.

durik
30.10.2005, 11:02
X3 gameplay should be completly different to X2 due to its new flight physics model. X2 had no inertia in the flight model... You were always flying the way you were looking at. :) Even freelancer had no such fubar stuff.

As to the starforce - yeah it sux3... But dt4 is almost released!!! The team is just having revenge on us for crap postings delayin the release, but that's ok... I knew it would be this way anyway. :rolleyes:

As to the official no-cd... Probably not until the sales drop.
Unofficial no-cd will have some downsides like x2 did : it slowly degraded your ranks. X2 checked md5 hashes and detected you were using no-cd. So do NOT use no-cds with x3!!!!

Well. Waiting for official release in russia to get my official copy for just 3-4$ with cd-key for the website (prices are low to fight piracy here). But still I am going to play the english version since i hate localassed versions. LOL ;)

Abd yes, i played all the x2 (i own the legimate russian copy + english version i play), tried tons of custom scripts and even wrote some myself :)

Dllfile
30.10.2005, 11:37
cool :), I have a few script and such on some of the community sites, one was well known for a while, such as simple cheat script, but worked lol, X2BankRobber

Speaking of Freelancer, for that other guy, you play any of theTNG Mod?

corsair
01.11.2005, 06:19
Has anyone got the UK version of X3 ? Can't wait to get it in my hands :D. I will surely buy the game, but starforce really s*cks. Hopefully we will get Daemon v4 to ease the pain ;).

Dllfile
01.11.2005, 08:29
I think mine may be the UK version. The origional CD's going into the US were delayed, so DVD from UK were imported to get the game rolling to customers.

I cancelled my pre-order I origionally had, and re-ordered from gogamer, now I will definately have the DVD-Rom version, and will be here Nov 2 according to FedeX Tracking.

But there are 2 DVD Versions in the US of course. UK and US versions, so im really unsure yet. Will see though.

corsair
01.11.2005, 11:50
Is there a good online shop with distributes games all over the world ?? Like delivering to germany ? I would like to order X3 , but didn't find a good one...

Dllfile
01.11.2005, 13:11
You can order directly from EGOSOFT.

http://www.egosoft.com/shop/default.asp?lang=44&cat=0

They are based over in Germany/UK so shold be able to get from them directly.

NetSoerfer
01.11.2005, 13:35
For deliveries to germany, try Okay Soft (www.okaysoft.de). They have just about every game out there, but to view games rated 18+, you'll need to send them a copy of your ID (Personalausweis).

Hakira
02.11.2005, 16:06
OK, I must have been keeping my eyes shut when these games came to the market, I have never heard of them... execpt freelancer.. which I dont know if this is the one your talking about but it was done by microsoft... So if someone could be so kind as to bring me up to speed on what these games are...

Dllfile
02.11.2005, 17:37
OK, I must have been keeping my eyes shut when these games came to the market, I have never heard of them... execpt freelancer.. which I dont know if this is the one your talking about but it was done by microsoft... So if someone could be so kind as to bring me up to speed on what these games are...
X Series of games from EGOSOFT are nice games, somewhat similar to Freelancer (not quite the same however).

You can build stations, command your ships, ect.. You can view 1st or 3rd person views. Pretty much complete freedom to do what you want in space, from mining, building, taking over sectors (solar systems), blowing up stations ect.., whatever you want to do.

The storyline is short, kinda like Freelancer, X has been around longer however. X2 is still a good game, and runs fine on lower end+ systems.

The main thing about X Series is there is no multiplayer. But what it lacks in multiplayer it makes up for with the ammount of things you can do with the game, modding support is excellent and also provided is an ingame script editor to create your own mods.

You can see all the X Series games by visiting
http://www.egosoft.com/games/index_en.php
(Think they are have some probs with the site curently, should be running fine again soon)

There is a Rolling Demo available for X2 - The Threat, you may want to check it out. But X3 has seriously upgraded their graphics and use a new engine.

Here are some screenshots of X3: Reunion
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If you want to Download the demo of X2, you can get it from Enlights site.

http://www.enlight.com/x2/file.html
Scroll down and you will se Demo download links.

More screenshots are here: (Maybe Spoliers)
http://forum.egosoft.com/viewtopic.php?t=87895&highlight=

bustedi
02.11.2005, 18:31
Played X3 for couple of hours today. My first impressions were that it pretty damn good. Some minor bugs still after patch
1.2 but there's gonna be another one in two weeks.

Dllfile
02.11.2005, 21:25
aye :) Got my copy this morn, and been playing all day, very sweet graphics. The controls are alot different than X2, is going to take me some time to get used to, I keep wanting to hit controls that are for X2 lol.

Might just reconfig my controls to be the same as X2 was, the Classic Profile does not seem to work the same on my gamepad as it did in X2, so going to have to manually config it, but so far the game is great.

Started a Assassin character, since there is a bug currently for the storyline mode which makes you not able to complete the storyline, but even so, you can still venture off in storyline mode and do whatever.

Have a feeling I will be up all night playing :P

Hakira
03.11.2005, 16:17
Dllfile thanks for filling me in.

Dllfile
04.11.2005, 17:27
http://forum.egosoft.com/viewtopic.php?t=97418&highlight=
Lots of nice quality videos there, check em out!

ShyTech
02.12.2005, 18:58
You know, I pre purchased this game also, graphics are awesome gameplay is good, but I keep getting stuck on the second part of the storyline.. Bah...

What I don't understand is that I can go up against 2 Falcons and 2 Nova's in a 4 Pirate Group and kill them all off but I can't get that Turret down pat on the Goner Transport to go any further in the mission..

:rolleyes: X2 was awesome, was just dissapointed in the short Storyline. Great Re-Playability and even fun after the Storyline!

:confused: X3 IS awesome but apparently still a bit buggy.. Waiting on next patch patiently.. *thump, thump, thump*

Freelancer was fun until I finished the storyline then I found playing it rather dull.

Now.... For the good stuff....!

:D EVE-Online (Have any of you played it?)
I love EVE-Online, been playing it now for 3 years and it just keeps getting better and better! Want to talk about doing just about anything in a space game it has it all and the graphics to boot! Any of you play there currently? I have the same SN there as I do here and anywhere else I go.. ShyTech look me up sometime!

:) Though, when X3 Starts getting a move on I will probably not be playing EVE much, though I will still play it, I LOVE Storylines!

ShyTech

MindFever
07.12.2005, 15:35
Dllfile: hmm,not true... only if you play at 800x600 and even then the game jams.I have GF5600 ultra 256mb ...and i have the effect of DIAPOSITIVES :)
I dont like the interface of this game... it remembers me of Battlecruiser Millenium (eeeek,Derek Smart! eeek!!)...but ofcourse,BCM is not even near the toes of X3.
Still,i hoped for a better cockpit - maybe other spaceships have this. Besize that,its awesome in GFX...loading times hurt very much though :) (I have p4 2.667 ,512mb(burned my other 512mb) ,120gb hdd... if you dont have at least ATI RADEON 9800pro,its a waste of time :)) ).I loved X2,wich sadly lacked a bit in depth (and planet surface landing!!)

MindFever
07.12.2005, 15:38
And yeah,i played EVE online when it was BETA ... it was quite nice,but then you just get bored.The only thing you do there is Hyper jump,ore collection... fighting is not tactical ,wich means: higher level=win is guaranteed ... But in GFX terms and the vastness of the game ,its something i almost cried about when i thought how nice would it be with a SP campaign. I missed the cockpits there aswel (they could make something EARTH&BEYOND had: cool cockpits )