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CaptSaltyJack
Jul 28, 2011, 11:50 AM
I'm looking for Mac-friendly (and Linux-friendly, optionally) space sim games, the kind where it's open-ended, and you can upgrade your ship, mine from planets, engage in dogfights. Doesn't necessarily need to be an online game, vs. AI is fine. Any suggestions?



tellif
Jul 28, 2011, 12:04 PM
Escape Velocity: Nova is a pretty good game with quite a few nice mods available. vs AI.

CaptSaltyJack
Jul 28, 2011, 12:38 PM
Cool! Not free though. But I'll check it out.

PS, actually I was looking for something more like Privateer, FreeSpace, that sort of thing. But open-ended.

Sargiel
Jul 28, 2011, 01:50 PM
I know you've ask for free but I have to recommend X3: Terran Conflict. It's available at a great price - 11.95 http://www.vpltd.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=249 and is about as open as you can get. The game is huge and offers you everything you could want provided you can put in the time :)

CaptSaltyJack
Jul 28, 2011, 01:54 PM
Cool, I dig the X3 games.. didn't know this was out. Thanks!

CaptSaltyJack
Jul 28, 2011, 02:04 PM
BTW, can you confirm that it runs smoothly on Mac? I've got a Mac Pro octo-core (2.66GHz), 16GB RAM, NVidia GeForce GT120.

cerote
Jul 28, 2011, 05:43 PM
Runs fine on my 27in i5 iMac, 2010 model.