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That's because they wanted to make it true to retail.  In that sense, they succeeded.

 

Offline Flipside

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IF I ever learn to write C++ it will be to write a game that can cope with two basic precepts...

1. Space is Big.
2. Space is 3 Dimensional.

SpaceForce needs a patch, and a rebalance. At the moment it's impossible to play with a wingman because any ship they attack will retaliate on you, so rather than keeping the pressure off, it actually makes things harder. Not only that, I can get used to the idea of headhunt missions where you simply kill your target and run like hell from his escort, but the fact that you can earn more money from doing two 'turn on the satellite' missions than from one 'Kill the Capital Ship with 100% accurate anti-fighter beams' is ridiculous.

 

Offline Xelion

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I finished playing Space Interceptor (the full version courtesy of http://game.giveawayoftheday.com) recently and its a great game. The atmosphere is excellent, storylines ok but short and overall the graphics are not bad. What I really loved about the game is that it felt very surreal, one particular mission comes to mind where your in close proximity to Mars, it actually feels like your there, and very few games these days actually do that. Definitely a game worth getting a hold of to play :yes:

Here are some screens but they just don't do it justice:







 

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Offline MetalDestroyer

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Space Interceptor is good but not like Freespace 2 ^^.

About Space Sim we have actually :
- Independance War 2: Edge of Chaos (a pretty great game with infinite freedom, I mean the space is pretty big)
- Tachyon the Fringe
- Freelancer
- Starlancer
- X Wing Alliance
- Freespace 2
- Babylon 5 I've Found Her
- X2 the Threat (but it's more about management than combat)
- X3 Reunion (same as X2)
- Darkstar One (a crap copy of Freelancer with better graphic and lot of races)
- TARR Chronicle (why not, but the demo seems pretty boring even the game have many good idea.)
- Space Force Rogue Universe
- EVE Online

The next Space Sim to come are :
- The Tomorrow War (it seems to be a great game)
- Black Prophecy (a MMO Action Space Opera by 10tacle the creator of GTR 2)
- Dark Matter (but we don't have any news since 2 years)

Well, I think that's all.

 
Eve online is pretty fun, if you get over the fact that you don't control your ship the same way.  But its fun to just look at some of the giant ships on that game, and sometimes jump in random systems just in time to see some big pvp battle (They look awesome, btw :))

I sure earned it, didn't I?  :P

 

Offline Xelion

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Dude! Where did you spring from? I haven't seen you around here in yonks.
Apologies for the late reply.

It has been a while but I'm always here, I'm just lurking in the shadows


 

Offline akenbosch

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one thing i have to point out...freespace seems to be the only space sim that uses moving heads instead of static images.

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Offline Jeff Vader

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one thing i have to point out...freespace seems to be the only space sim that uses moving heads instead of static images.
What do you mean by that, dear aken? If you're referring to the head anis, you are wrong. There were animated heads in communication windows in Freelancer and DarkStar One, too. If you were talking about something else, I will be quiet.
23:40 < achillion > EveningTea: ass
23:40 < achillion > wait no
23:40 < achillion > evilbagel: ass
23:40 < EveningTea > ?
23:40 < achillion > 2-letter tab complete failure

14:08 < achillion > there's too much talk of butts and dongs in here
14:08 < achillion > the level of discourse has really plummeted
14:08 < achillion > Let's talk about politics instead
14:08 <@The_E > butts and dongs are part of #hard-light's brand now
14:08 <@The_E > well
14:08 <@The_E > EvilBagel's brand, at least

01:06 < T-Rog > welp
01:07 < T-Rog > I've got to take some very strong antibiotics
01:07 < achillion > penis infection?
01:08 < T-Rog > Chlamydia
01:08 < achillion > O.o
01:09 < achillion > well
01:09 < achillion > I guess that happens
01:09 < T-Rog > at least it's curable
01:09 < achillion > yeah
01:10 < T-Rog > I take it you weren't actually expecting it to be a penis infection
01:10 < achillion > I was not

14:04 < achillion > Sometimes the way to simplify is to just have a habit and not think about it too much
14:05 < achillion > until stuff explodes
14:05 < achillion > then you start thinking about it

22:16 < T-Rog > I don't know how my gf would feel about Jewish conspiracy porn

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15:51 < Achillion> yes
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18:53 < Achillion> Dicks are fun

21:41 < MatthTheGeek> you can't spell assassin without two asses

20:05 < sigtau> i'm mining titcoins from now on

00:31 < oldlaptop> Drunken antisocial educated freezing hicks with good Internet == Finland stereotype

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Offline akenbosch

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current space sims=recent

recent=space interceptor/rouge universe

atleast in my mind.

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Offline Jeff Vader

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Well, wouldn't Freelancer and DSO be recent/current since they were published in 2003 and 2006, respectively. At least they're more recent than FS. Or, if you start to compare the community activity, Lancer's Reactor was quite up and running the last time I checked.

If you want to be really nitpicking about the subject, we should take into concideration that none of these 3 titles is a space sim as such, due to lack of laws of physics. But let's not get into that, right?
23:40 < achillion > EveningTea: ass
23:40 < achillion > wait no
23:40 < achillion > evilbagel: ass
23:40 < EveningTea > ?
23:40 < achillion > 2-letter tab complete failure

14:08 < achillion > there's too much talk of butts and dongs in here
14:08 < achillion > the level of discourse has really plummeted
14:08 < achillion > Let's talk about politics instead
14:08 <@The_E > butts and dongs are part of #hard-light's brand now
14:08 <@The_E > well
14:08 <@The_E > EvilBagel's brand, at least

01:06 < T-Rog > welp
01:07 < T-Rog > I've got to take some very strong antibiotics
01:07 < achillion > penis infection?
01:08 < T-Rog > Chlamydia
01:08 < achillion > O.o
01:09 < achillion > well
01:09 < achillion > I guess that happens
01:09 < T-Rog > at least it's curable
01:09 < achillion > yeah
01:10 < T-Rog > I take it you weren't actually expecting it to be a penis infection
01:10 < achillion > I was not

14:04 < achillion > Sometimes the way to simplify is to just have a habit and not think about it too much
14:05 < achillion > until stuff explodes
14:05 < achillion > then you start thinking about it

22:16 < T-Rog > I don't know how my gf would feel about Jewish conspiracy porn

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15:47 < EvilBagel> butt
15:51 < Achillion> yes
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18:53 < Achillion> Dicks are fun

21:41 < MatthTheGeek> you can't spell assassin without two asses

20:05 < sigtau> i'm mining titcoins from now on

00:31 < oldlaptop> Drunken antisocial educated freezing hicks with good Internet == Finland stereotype

11:46 <-INFO > Kobrar [[email protected]] has joined #hard-light
11:50 < achtung> Surely you've heard of DVDA
11:50 < achtung> Double Vaginal Double ANal
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Offline Flipside

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X3 also has animated heads and that was a 2006 release iirc.

 

Offline Hades

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I might buy X3.From what I have seen it is very good.
[22:29] <sigtau> Hello, #hard-light?  I'm trying to tell a girl she looks really good for someone who doesn't exercise.  How do I word that non-offensively?
[22:29] <RangerKarl|AtWork> "you look like a big tasty muffin"
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<batwota> wouldn’t that mean that it’s prepared to kiss your ass if you flank it :p
<batwota> wow
<batwota> KILL

 

Offline Flipside

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X3 is good, but it's not really a combat simulator. You can do combat in it, but it hasn't got the 'feel' of FS2 or anything like that. In truth, the game is sort of like a massive Supply/Demand sandbox set in space.

It looks good, and, if you have a fast enough machine, it plays well, but be prepared to spend a long time working at it, it's not something you can play for 15 minutes if you're bored, you need to apply a fair bit of time to the game.

The real strength of X3 is the ability to buy and control an entire fleet of as many ships as you want that can trade or fight depending on the orders you give them, the AI is quite smart, but some degree of micro-management IS required.

 
What do you mean by that, dear aken? If you're referring to the head anis, you are wrong. There were animated heads in communication windows in Freelancer and DarkStar One, too. If you were talking about something else, I will be quiet.

He's talking about how the pilots and Command always do this hip-hop head-bangin' thing when they talk. Most other game's "head anis" are rather simple and lifeless. FS ANIs have what seems like exaggerated head movements, which is slightly unnatural, but can be better than in StarLancer where only the mouth is moving.

 

Offline Jeff Vader

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K. But there was some degree of nodding in the two games that I've mentioned, if I recall correctly. I do admit that they're not nearly as exaggerated as in FS, but I've seen worse.

Speaking of Freelancer, I'd want to play it again, but I'm a bit sceptical, since the last time I installed it on my laptop, the system went somewhat unstable, with for example Firefox not starting at all. Then when I booted the computer, I think it ran Chkdsk, for some reason. Oh well. Life is.
23:40 < achillion > EveningTea: ass
23:40 < achillion > wait no
23:40 < achillion > evilbagel: ass
23:40 < EveningTea > ?
23:40 < achillion > 2-letter tab complete failure

14:08 < achillion > there's too much talk of butts and dongs in here
14:08 < achillion > the level of discourse has really plummeted
14:08 < achillion > Let's talk about politics instead
14:08 <@The_E > butts and dongs are part of #hard-light's brand now
14:08 <@The_E > well
14:08 <@The_E > EvilBagel's brand, at least

01:06 < T-Rog > welp
01:07 < T-Rog > I've got to take some very strong antibiotics
01:07 < achillion > penis infection?
01:08 < T-Rog > Chlamydia
01:08 < achillion > O.o
01:09 < achillion > well
01:09 < achillion > I guess that happens
01:09 < T-Rog > at least it's curable
01:09 < achillion > yeah
01:10 < T-Rog > I take it you weren't actually expecting it to be a penis infection
01:10 < achillion > I was not

14:04 < achillion > Sometimes the way to simplify is to just have a habit and not think about it too much
14:05 < achillion > until stuff explodes
14:05 < achillion > then you start thinking about it

22:16 < T-Rog > I don't know how my gf would feel about Jewish conspiracy porn

15:41 <-INFO > EveningTea [[email protected]] has joined #hard-light
15:47 < EvilBagel> butt
15:51 < Achillion> yes
15:53 <-INFO > EveningTea [[email protected]] has quit [Quit: http://www.mibbit.com ajax IRC Client]

18:53 < Achillion> Dicks are fun

21:41 < MatthTheGeek> you can't spell assassin without two asses

20:05 < sigtau> i'm mining titcoins from now on

00:31 < oldlaptop> Drunken antisocial educated freezing hicks with good Internet == Finland stereotype

11:46 <-INFO > Kobrar [[email protected]] has joined #hard-light
11:50 < achtung> Surely you've heard of DVDA
11:50 < achtung> Double Vaginal Double ANal
11:51 < Kobrar> ...
11:51 <-INFO > Kobrar [[email protected]] has left #hard-light []

 

Offline Wobble73

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You guys have reminded me that I have bought the X2 The Threat and installed it, yet I have not yet really played it. Probably because I know it's gonna take up a lot of my time and effort. I did play X Beyond the Frontier, took me hours and hours to reach the final stages of that game, and as I was building up my fleet for the final sortie into enemy territory, I had a problem with my PC and had to re-format  :hopping: :mad:. Tried to play since but lost all heart. :sigh:
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Offline diceman111

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Offline Hades

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[sarcasm]Hahahaha so funny.[/sarcasm]
[22:29] <sigtau> Hello, #hard-light?  I'm trying to tell a girl she looks really good for someone who doesn't exercise.  How do I word that non-offensively?
[22:29] <RangerKarl|AtWork> "you look like a big tasty muffin"
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<batwota> wouldn’t that mean that it’s prepared to kiss your ass if you flank it :p
<batwota> wow
<batwota> KILL