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Old Jun 29, 2010, 05:08 AM   #1
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Freelancer game-alike?

Hey all.

A LOOOONG while back I had an undying addiction for the Microsoft (yes, Microsoft) game Freelancer (the space sim where you can roam the universe) is there a game that is like this nowadays? EVE online doesn't seem to do it...

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Old Jul 1, 2010, 08:12 PM   #2
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Hey all.

A LOOOONG while back I had an undying addiction for the Microsoft (yes, Microsoft) game Freelancer (the space sim where you can roam the universe) is there a game that is like this nowadays? EVE online doesn't seem to do it...

thanks
Me too ;-)

Therefore, I tried eve online for a short time and opted out, as it really needs more time, than the more easy going freelancer.

I loved Freelancer - a really great game, even for casual gaming, which is more my thing nowadays.
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Old Jul 3, 2010, 08:52 PM   #3
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Oh well. I'll go back to Freelancer then
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Old Jan 19, 2012, 11:28 AM   #4
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I wonder. Does anyone know of any such games, preferrably for the Mac, nowadays?
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Old Jan 19, 2012, 06:04 PM   #5
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I'm not sure if there's anything exactly like Freelancer, X3: Terran Assault might be your best bet. You could also try Darkstar One, I've never played it myself but it's slim pickings when it comes to space sims these days so...
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Old Jan 19, 2012, 06:53 PM   #6
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Any of the X3 titles. They just released one in December. You can buy them in the Mac Appstore.

This is the newest one. Warning it gives you hardly any instructions other than flying.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/X3:_Albion_Prelude

(Sorry for the lame wiki link but work does not allow me to link to actual site.)
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Old Jan 21, 2012, 03:11 PM   #7
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there is a wineskin wrapped version of Freelancer floating around.
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Old Jun 1, 2012, 12:04 AM   #9
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Sigh. If only we had one that worked just like Freelancer again. I guess we'll never see another space trading/combat/exploration sim again... I loved that you could choose your specific career path - become a mercenary, or just mine for things through dust clouds and asteroids to then sell, while at the same time having a storyline to back it up
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Old Jun 1, 2012, 01:54 AM   #10
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Freespace 2. Here's a topic about how to get it running in OS X.

There are several space sim projects on Kickstarter to keep an eye on: Kinetic Void (it just ended), Starlight Inception (no Mac version sadly, and also ended) and Skyjacker.
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Old Jun 1, 2012, 09:43 AM   #11
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Not sure Freespace 2 is abandonware anymore as that link above suggests, since you can buy it again at www.gog.com. (Although, still very true that it is possible to get it to run on OS X! ).

Also, if you want some retro goodness, Wing Commander Privateer is available at GOG.com (on sale 50% off this weekend too) and it is easy to run on OS X using Boxer. There is also a free fan-made remake you can try.

Just to add another kickstarter that looks promising, there is Drifter. Release first aimed at iOS but the developer wants to bring it to Mac & PC too, apparently.

I would avoid Darkstar One. I was totally addicted to Privateer & love this genre of games, so I was very excited when I saw Darkstar One... but in the end it was rather lame.

Oh, and the X3 games are complex but still fun. And available on the mac app store too now I think.
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Old Jun 4, 2012, 09:08 PM   #12
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Albion Prelude looks fantastic. Having said that I somewhat hate massive downloads, and I would much prefer it if it was able to ship a DVD to me. The internet connection in my region of the world is... lackluster. (if you can even call 512kbps THAT)
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