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[GAME ON]X3: Reunion

BurguBurgu Registered User
edited November 2008 in Games and Technology
OK so in my quest for space sims, i saw X3 on Steam.

G&T, tell me how this game is, it looks pretty awesome, but looks have deceived me before.

We can just turn this thread into a discussion about it as well, if it gains enough momentum I'll make a much better OP also.

edit: Also, would i need a joystick for this game?
edit: making this op with more razzle dazzle.

X3:Reunion:GAME ON

This game is fucking awesome!

Stolen shamelessly from wikipedia!
Gameplay

X3 is a first person space simulator. The game is free roaming where the player can go and do whatever they like, wherever they like, whenever they like, provided they have the in-game means to do so such as race, notoriety, rank and equipment. The player constantly remains in a ship unless they eject into space wearing a spacesuit. Ships can dock at different stations depending on their class. When within stations the player remains in their ship but is protected by the stations shields. The main driving force of the game is to acquire ‘credits’, the universal currency in the X Universe. Credits can be used to buy wares to trade, equipment to use, stations to build and ships to fly and command. The player can own an unlimited number of ships and stations. All moving ship class objects which can be acquired by the player can be flown by the player.

Wow! Awesome Burgu! How does it look?!

Like sex. OUCH MY H-Scroll!
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Ok that looks pretty cool, any mods that I can use?

You bet your sweet ass there are. Unfortunately, since I have limited experience with the game, I can only point you in the direction of a pretty kickass looking thread from a website.

http://forum.egosoft.com/viewtopic.php?t=96340

Burgu on
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  • TubeTube Working As Intended Administrator, ClubPA admin
    edited November 2007
    An argon nova is a really solid choice for first good ship. Set you back about a million. The best way of making money in the beginning is capturing ships (which is random when fighting them) and trading soja in Empire's Edge, which is five or so south of Argon Prime, in Paranid space.

    After getting a decent ship (or before if you want) save up for a Mercury trader (I forget the price) and a copy of trade software Mk 3 (about 500 000) to start your first sector trader (ST), which you can then set to trade automatically in Empire's Edge for stupid cash.

  • DoctorArchDoctorArch Curmudgeon Registered User regular
    edited November 2007
    It's like Oblivion in Space. My favorite kind of game. Tube is right, it's the Mt. Everest of learning curves. Organic Chemistry is easier.

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  • arcatharcath Registered User regular
    edited November 2007
    Its the learning curve for me.

    I got the game on release day. Buggy as hell and wouldn't run well if at all.

    Patched and tried again. Ran better, but the learning curve.....

    Came back again, patched and the learning curve just murdered me, but ran flawlessly.

    Now here I am again, looking at the install disc wondering if its worth it.

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  • MeizMeiz Registered User regular
    edited November 2007
    An argon nova is a really solid choice for first good ship. Set you back about a million. The best way of making money in the beginning is capturing ships (which is random when fighting them) and trading soja in Empire's Edge, which is five or so south of Argon Prime, in Paranid space.

    After getting a decent ship (or before if you want) save up for a Mercury trader (I forget the price) and a copy of trade software Mk 3 (about 500 000) to start your first sector trader (ST), which you can then set to trade automatically in Empire's Edge for stupid cash.

    I took on 2 novas with my little buster and was able to do fine. All you need is the mass driver and they bail like crazy.

  • krylon666krylon666 Registered User regular
    edited November 2007
    i've had these games for awhile, but haven't really spent too much time getting into it. if i want to play the more freeform game and skip the plot, do i start a standard game, or is there a mode that has no plot? i can't remember and i think i may be confusing X2 and X3.

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  • MeizMeiz Registered User regular
    edited November 2007
    krylon666 wrote: »
    i've had these games for awhile, but haven't really spent too much time getting into it. if i want to play the more freeform game and skip the plot, do i start a standard game, or is there a mode that has no plot? i can't remember and i think i may be confusing X2 and X3.

    I know there's custom games in X3. That's the one where there's no real ending I believe. I'm not so sure about X2.

  • HarakhtiHarakhti Registered User
    edited November 2007
    You can start a custom game from the get-go to bypass the story. New Game > Custom I believe it is. You'll have a couple different starting options.

    I usually go for plain vanilla runs. You start off in a buster with shit weapons and 4k credits.

    EDIT: What he said.

    Also, if anyone is interested in hunting down the mod... You could even name you pilot Malcom Reynolds. To bad you can't hire crew and personnel.
    Spoiler:

  • TheKoolEagleTheKoolEagle Registered User regular
    edited November 2007
    i do believe its time for me to slaughter the paradins and build death outposts around their space :twisted:

  • SageinaRageSageinaRage Registered User regular
    edited November 2007
    I plan on this being the next big game I get into, once I'm done with ff12. I bought it from gogamer for like 3 bucks, and i've been hankering to give my new joystick/throttle combo a workout. I will join this thread in earnest then.

  • darleysamdarleysam Registered User regular
    edited November 2007
    I'm sure I say it every time someone mentions the game, but as soon as I get a new pc, this'll be one of the first games I get.
    Assuming Elite 4 hasn't been released by then.

  • HarakhtiHarakhti Registered User
    edited November 2007
    I plan on this being the next big game I get into, once I'm done with ff12. I bought it from gogamer for like 3 bucks, and i've been hankering to give my new joystick/throttle combo a workout. I will join this thread in earnest then.

    Make positively absolutely sure you patch to 2.0.2+ (or latest whatever that is) before running it. The latest patch removes the starforce bullcrap. You also won't need the disc in the drive to play anymore. Yaaa.

  • TubeTube Working As Intended Administrator, ClubPA admin
    edited November 2007
    Meiz wrote: »
    An argon nova is a really solid choice for first good ship. Set you back about a million. The best way of making money in the beginning is capturing ships (which is random when fighting them) and trading soja in Empire's Edge, which is five or so south of Argon Prime, in Paranid space.

    After getting a decent ship (or before if you want) save up for a Mercury trader (I forget the price) and a copy of trade software Mk 3 (about 500 000) to start your first sector trader (ST), which you can then set to trade automatically in Empire's Edge for stupid cash.

    I took on 2 novas with my little buster and was able to do fine. All you need is the mass driver and they bail like crazy.

    Mass drivers are terrible capturing weapons. The AI never bails if it still has shields. Also novas have rear turrets and will knock the shit out of a new player in a Buster.

  • BurguBurgu Registered User
    edited November 2007
    Does the steam version of this game have any problems?

    I know sometimes its just better to pick up a hard copy.

  • TubeTube Working As Intended Administrator, ClubPA admin
    edited November 2007
    Never heard of the steam version having problems.

  • FatsFats Registered User regular
    edited November 2007
    Steam version has no problems that I know of.

    I had an awesome little fleet last time I played, a couple titans and a carrier, decked out with the incredibly overpowered terran weapons in the XTended mod. That was fun.

  • MeizMeiz Registered User regular
    edited November 2007
    Meiz wrote: »
    An argon nova is a really solid choice for first good ship. Set you back about a million. The best way of making money in the beginning is capturing ships (which is random when fighting them) and trading soja in Empire's Edge, which is five or so south of Argon Prime, in Paranid space.

    After getting a decent ship (or before if you want) save up for a Mercury trader (I forget the price) and a copy of trade software Mk 3 (about 500 000) to start your first sector trader (ST), which you can then set to trade automatically in Empire's Edge for stupid cash.

    I took on 2 novas with my little buster and was able to do fine. All you need is the mass driver and they bail like crazy.

    Mass drivers are terrible capturing weapons. The AI never bails if it still has shields. Also novas have rear turrets and will knock the shit out of a new player in a Buster.

    I never had this problem to be honest with you. As for the rear weapon, yeah, you need to aproach it differently. What I do is line up for a firing run and wait until I see the first volley. Then I turn away and spin while pulling up and keep doing this until the nova's out of energy. Then I just do another run at it.

    You can even do this with the beta weapons.

    K'hak clusters are a different story though.

  • TubeTube Working As Intended Administrator, ClubPA admin
    edited November 2007
    While I'm sure you're the king of best at X3, the fact is that the starter buster has buttfuck nothing for shields, and a single shot from an AHEPT will knock it for six. My advice to anyone in less than an M3 is, if you see a Nova, run the fuck the other way.

    Also in the event you capture a pirate nova, sell it and get a real one. Pirate Novas blow ass compared to the real thing.

  • arcatharcath Registered User regular
    edited November 2007
    Can we get the OP updated with a list of mods and such?

    I am taking the plunge again and installing now, but I am wondering what to get in terms of mods available.

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  • arcatharcath Registered User regular
    edited November 2007
    sorry to double post, but this is the reason i want to play this again.

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    edit:

    and this....

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    and this....

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    and this too!

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  • xzzyxzzy Registered User regular
    edited November 2007
    Don't get the CD version of the game.. it uses StarForce. I think later patches removed the dependency, but it will still be installed on your system.

    The Steam version doesn't use StarForce.

  • MeizMeiz Registered User regular
    edited November 2007
    arcath wrote: »
    sorry to double post, but this is the reason i want to play this again.

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    edit:

    and this....


    and this....

    and this too!

    Wait, HOW?

  • arcatharcath Registered User regular
    edited November 2007
    Here is a map of the universe.
    Spoiler:

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  • arcatharcath Registered User regular
    edited November 2007
    Meiz wrote: »
    arcath wrote: »
    sorry to double post, but this is the reason i want to play this again.

    SDock_INGAME_012.jpg?t=1196192397

    edit:

    and this....


    and this....

    and this too!

    Wait, HOW?

    Here....

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  • DoctorArchDoctorArch Curmudgeon Registered User regular
    edited November 2007
    xzzy wrote: »
    Don't get the CD version of the game.. it uses StarForce. I think later patches removed the dependency, but it will still be installed on your system.

    The Steam version doesn't use StarForce.

    The 2.0 version that already contains the free expansion pack does not have starforce.

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  • SquintyMcSquintSquintyMcSquint Registered User regular
    edited November 2007
    I dread to think how many hours I've lost to this game.. I recently started it up again with all the latest patches and a few mods - accidently switched on some script that allows the xenon to "migrate" across the universe.. before I realised what was going on most of the eastern side of the universe no longer has any stations.. good times...

    To anyone starting out I wish you the best of luck - and stay away from those LX ships.. they kick the shit out of everything in sight...

  • vhzodvhzod Registered User regular
    edited November 2007
    Is the economy in X3 similar to X2 with reguards to energy cells? In X2 you made the most money selling the most basic of resources, the energy cell. Thats not supposed to be how it happens with a real economy.

    Edit: and are there the purple triangle ships from X2?

  • TubeTube Working As Intended Administrator, ClubPA admin
    edited November 2007
    There isn't one "best" resource, but energy cells are reliable. I mainly manufacture weapons and shields. It's a little extra work but the payoff is great, and it saves a lot of hassle outfitting ships.

  • arcatharcath Registered User regular
    edited November 2007
    Yay confused in the tutorial mission.....

    Ok, so its a patrol from Home of Light -> Red Light -> Cloudbase SW. I am supposed to patrol and look for Cock activity but i haven't found any and the game wont progress.

    what am i missing?

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  • CullenCullen Registered User regular
    edited November 2007
    vhzod wrote: »
    Is the economy in X3 similar to X2 with reguards to energy cells? In X2 you made the most money selling the most basic of resources, the energy cell. Thats not supposed to be how it happens with a real economy.

    Edit: and are there the purple triangle ships from X2?

    Yeah I'd like to know this too. The upside down ecomony was one of the main things I wanted fixed, but I didn't get far enough into X3 to find out how the new economy works. Setting up stations and loops and traders was my favourite bit of X2.

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  • MeizMeiz Registered User regular
    edited November 2007
  • TubeTube Working As Intended Administrator, ClubPA admin
    edited November 2007
    arcath wrote: »
    Yay confused in the tutorial mission.....

    Ok, so its a patrol from Home of Light -> Red Light -> Cloudbase SW. I am supposed to patrol and look for Cock activity but i haven't found any and the game wont progress.

    what am i missing?

    If you follow the other ships you should find cock activity

  • TheKoolEagleTheKoolEagle Registered User regular
    edited November 2007
    While I'm sure you're the king of best at X3, the fact is that the starter buster has buttfuck nothing for shields, and a single shot from an AHEPT will knock it for six. My advice to anyone in less than an M3 is, if you see a Nova, run the fuck the other way.

    Also in the event you capture a pirate nova, sell it and get a real one. Pirate Novas blow ass compared to the real thing.

    i've fought novas in a buster as well, i mean every once in awhile shit goes wrong and you'll get nailed by the HEPT and it will sting like a bitch but its not too hard to avoid...

    also the pirate novas are the same thing as ones you buy except they arent outfitted, just take it to place to upgrade it and it will be the same thing

    (although i normally sell all my pirate ships so i can buy lots of trader ships D: )

  • arcatharcath Registered User regular
    edited November 2007
    Nice. Dying in the tutorial.

    At least I found the cock though.

    meh.

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  • SageinaRageSageinaRage Registered User regular
    edited November 2007
    xzzy wrote: »
    Don't get the CD version of the game.. it uses StarForce. I think later patches removed the dependency, but it will still be installed on your system.

    The Steam version doesn't use StarForce.

    Hmm, is there not a way to remove it completely? I already have the cd version, but might be willing to spring for the steam version if it's the only way to not install starforce.

  • CherrnCherrn Registered User regular
    edited November 2007
    Oy, I'm finding it harder to capture ships now than the last time I played it. I tried taking on a bunch of harriers, but none of them would surrender, and although I won, I lost like 36k for 4% repairs. I also downed a Nova, but I didn't really get anything out of it. Poo poo.

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  • JasconiusJasconius sword criminal Flo-ridaRegistered User regular
    edited November 2007
    I have this game, my computer runs it quite well but I got lost in the campaign missions. There comes a point where you need to make a "Jump" or something, but you don't actually have the resources on board to power the jump... nor are there any available nearby.

    Unfortunately I have not the time required to bask in it's glory.

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  • fogeymanfogeyman Registered User
    edited November 2007
    xzzy wrote: »
    Don't get the CD version of the game.. it uses StarForce. I think later patches removed the dependency, but it will still be installed on your system.

    The Steam version doesn't use StarForce.

    Hmm, is there not a way to remove it completely? I already have the cd version, but might be willing to spring for the steam version if it's the only way to not install starforce.
    When you install the game, it doesn't install with Starforce. Starforce is only installed once you fire up the game for the first time. If you patch it before you do that, you shouldn't have to worry about Starforce.

    I might have to get into this game again. Seeing those screenshots makes me want to play again...

  • TubeTube Working As Intended Administrator, ClubPA admin
    edited November 2007
    also the pirate novas are the same thing as ones you buy except they arent outfitted, just take it to place to upgrade it and it will be the same thing

    No, they aren't. A pirate Nova's top speed (fully outfitted) is much lower, either 93 or 97 compared to 120 for an Argon Nova

  • SageinaRageSageinaRage Registered User regular
    edited November 2007
    fogeyman wrote: »
    xzzy wrote: »
    Don't get the CD version of the game.. it uses StarForce. I think later patches removed the dependency, but it will still be installed on your system.

    The Steam version doesn't use StarForce.

    Hmm, is there not a way to remove it completely? I already have the cd version, but might be willing to spring for the steam version if it's the only way to not install starforce.
    When you install the game, it doesn't install with Starforce. Starforce is only installed once you fire up the game for the first time. If you patch it before you do that, you shouldn't have to worry about Starforce.

    I might have to get into this game again. Seeing those screenshots makes me want to play again...

    :^: Good deal. Let me blow through ff12 (yeah right, in like 20 more hours) and I will join you gentlemen.

    EDIT:: Actually, fuck that. I'm installing it tonight.

  • BurguBurgu Registered User
    edited November 2007
    I was trying to finish The Witcher before downloading it, but I caved in too.

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