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#3018004 - 05/24/10 08:43 PM Re: the all things x3:tc thread [Re: Wedge]  
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nice link!!!


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#3018455 - 05/25/10 02:31 PM Re: the all things x3:tc thread [Re: No Name]  
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I have searched all over and I cannot find any main plot missions (blue book icon). frown

#3018519 - 05/25/10 04:15 PM Re: the all things x3:tc thread [Re: Wedge]  
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didya post on egosoft? best community forums for a game i've ever encountered. lemme know what answers you get there.


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#3018557 - 05/25/10 04:58 PM Re: the all things x3:tc thread [Re: No Name]  
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woot! just downloaded the apricotslice handbook and x3tc manual to my kindle


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#3018559 - 05/25/10 04:59 PM Re: the all things x3:tc thread [Re: No Name]  
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I found out how the plots work.

For example I want to start the Terran Plot:
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Terran plot (Terran Conflict)
Omicron Lyrae (or your starting sector if you're Terran)
Argon rank 1 (Federation Member)
Terran rank 0 (Citizen)
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I start as the Humble Merchant. I build up my rep in Argon and then head to Omicron Lyrae to start the 1st mission for the Terran Plot.

Here are the rest of the plots:
http://www.egosoft.com/support/faq/faq_a...79edaf1012bc89a

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#3018706 - 05/25/10 07:24 PM Re: the all things x3:tc thread [Re: Wedge]  
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There is a known bug introduced in patch 2.6 that reduces FPS over time. I have experienced this in Argon Prime when building complexes. I tried to resolve the issue by lowering the graphics settings which have helped.

After reading through the official forums the devs are working on the issue and there is currently a beta test in progress. The drop in FPS will be fixed in patch 2.7. I cannot wait until I get my graphic settings back up for all the detail!

Again, I first started noticing the major drop in FPS when I started building complexes in Argon Prime and as well as when I started acquiring more merchant ships. So if you want to avoid these issues before the next patch I would suggest working on one of the main plots or just stick to sector trading and individual factories without building complexes.

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#3018738 - 05/25/10 08:14 PM Re: the all things x3:tc thread [Re: Wedge]  
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no worries for me there. i'm still in my starting ship in the argon patriot plot, and have just started a new game.


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#3018928 - 05/26/10 03:36 AM Re: the all things x3:tc thread [Re: No Name]  
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Wow - I spent the last couple night before bed reading the little paper manual that came with X3...it seems unbelievable to me that this game/trading sim can be so complex!! Wow..if they really have pulled it off I can't wait to get involved with this game. The manual makes it seem really overwhelming though. I never played any of the previous versions..so maybe I'm a bit fuzzy on the whole back-story.

The end of the paper manual said something about there is a fan book out that builds the story and maybe can fill in the gaps. Is that true and is it worth it?

Is it called Farnham's Legend? Anyone have a copy they would loan me.. biggrin



#3018947 - 05/26/10 04:22 AM Re: the all things x3:tc thread [Re: BeachAV8R]  
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i've played x2, x3, and x3tc but have never attained empire status. it's pretty deep, and, to be fair, (at least until x3tc) not very streamlined or easy to play. my goals are pretty humble- to blow #%&*$# up, cap ships, explore and uncover derelict ships, shipwrecks and debris, and do a bit of trading.


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#3019175 - 05/26/10 02:59 PM Re: the all things x3:tc thread [Re: kramer]  
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Beach,

I have never played anything like this game either. I just picked it up from the reviews I was looking for a space sim. I jumped right into it started doing basic trade runs that were listed in the manual and learning as I go.

#3019268 - 05/26/10 04:50 PM Re: the all things x3:tc thread [Re: Wedge]  
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this post will give you an idea of how robust and detailed the commands are that you can give your ship(s):

http://forum.egosoft.com/viewtopic.php?p=2647826


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#3019818 - 05/27/10 02:27 PM Re: X3: Terran Conflict info thread... [Re: No Name]  
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what personal ship do you guys use? i'm early in the game after having used the argon patriot game start, and so am still in the argon eclipse.

my play style leans toward capping, combat missions, and exploring, and less on the trade and empire building. so, a decent speed (175 or preferably faster) and handling, good laser energy, and good shields are more important to me than lots of cargo space (i do need enough cargo space though for a varied suite of missiles). and i will have a few transport ships for automated trading and picking up cargo after battles.

what do folks like for a ship that excels in the above? are there any m6 craft that might be well suited? i read in the manual that some m6 craft are as fast or faster than some m3+ ships, i think. this ship is ideally, tough, quick, handles well, and packs a punch.

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#3019996 - 05/27/10 07:30 PM Re: X3: Terran Conflict info thread... [Re: No Name]  
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I am currently using the Nova Vanguard. I am about to purchase a Colossus and stock it with Adv. Drones. I concentrated on building my finances rather than combat.

I read where if you increase your combat rating too much then when you attempt the plot missions that they will be too difficult to complete. The higher the combat rating the more enemies you will face. So if you have a high combat rating and all you have is a Nova or your eclipse then you will be toast. Instead you will need a whole fleet in order to complete your plot missions.

#3021889 - 05/30/10 10:10 PM Re: the all things x3:tc thread [Re: BeachAV8R]  
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Originally Posted By: BeachAV8R
Is it called Farnham's Legend? Anyone have a copy they would loan me.. biggrin



Actually, there are 5 novels from the X universe published so far, all written by Helge Kautz. I have the first two, "Farnham's Legend" and "Nopileus", both of which came with the game versions I bought. Pretty good SciFi and quite enjoyable, especially if you're a fan of the games. Don't know how many have actually been translated to english, though.


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#3024299 - 06/03/10 06:53 PM Re: the all things x3:tc thread [Re: Para_Bellum]  
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#3034312 - 06/18/10 01:39 PM Re: the all things x3:tc thread [Re: No Name]  
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#3057071 - 07/21/10 05:18 PM Re: the all things x3:tc thread [Re: Shelldrake]  
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So I've had this game sitting around in my game box for... uhh... since it first came out. If I was looking to install it today, is there a set of instructions on how to get it up to date, a tutorial for first time players, or a list of essential mods to install?

#3057132 - 07/21/10 06:25 PM Re: the all things x3:tc thread [Re: Aladar]  
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there's an auto update function in the settings splash screen that will take you to the patch page on egosoft. not so much with the tutorial, though x3:tc is much much friendlier about easing new players into the game.

re: essential mods, read the SimHQ threads about the game, and check out the egosoft modding forum for x3:tc


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#3075290 - 08/17/10 07:22 PM Re: X3: Terran Conflict info thread... [Re: No Name]  
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If you haven't purchased X3 yet, check this out- the entire X series and a lot of bonus material in one package:

http://forum.egosoft.com/viewtopic.php?t=284820
http://www.egosoft.com/shop/default.asp?lang=44


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#3084700 - 09/01/10 04:01 PM Re: X3: Terran Conflict info thread... [Re: No Name]  
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I've only played X2 before getting X3TC.

So I've just installed this and now I'm looking at the list of mods, CMOD, Naval Shuffle, cockpit mod, trader mod etc.

So much info and no idea where to start. Sigh.

What mods are must haves? There really seems to be no general consensus on the egosoft forums.


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