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#3496284 - 01/17/12 02:42 AM Evochron Mecenary available on Steam  
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Came out on Steam today for about $19 USD (about $5 cheaper than the publishers website) if anyone is looking for a new space sim other than X3 Albion. Seems quite good from what I've played through so far and I quite like the functional cockpit and TIR support and the way inertia is handled in the "flight" model but it's only been a couple of hours so it'll be interesting to see if it continues ok. Multiplayer is available too.

Cheers,
Stonehouse

an fyi - game site review http://www.gamearena.com.au/pc/games/title/evochron-mercenary/reviews.php?id=5088861

Last edited by Stonehouse; 01/17/12 03:49 AM.
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#3496347 - 01/17/12 05:02 AM Re: Evochron Mecenary available on Steam [Re: Stonehouse]  
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Heh, I just came her to post the same thing.

I've heard great reviews from some here, waiting for some to chime in.

Checking web link now...

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#3496355 - 01/17/12 05:21 AM Re: Evochron Mercenary available on Steam [Re: Stonehouse]  
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I have bought Evocron Mercenaries and Evocron Legends. It is a great game (get legends if you can it is newer). It is kind of lonely out there though. I would not mind some space pals to fly with. Here is a tip buy the collectors as soon as you can (I forget what they are called because it has been a while but you will know them when you see them). I parked at a planetary station and just collected tons of oxygen and sold it to the station for profit (no cost after the initial purchase). Good way to get bank going. It can also be used to refill your fuel near a star (you can even sell fuel but not too much!). Don't get too close to the star though or it will suck you in (gravity). It is a GREAT game and the programmer for it is very friendly and helpful.

As a side note you REALLY need to check out Infinity The Quest For Earth

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fp8WOCuR_pQ

Millions of star systems
Billions of Planets
Planets Rotate
Planets revolve around their suns
Moons revolve around their planets
Everything is effected by gravity
Graphics on par with FSX

#3496363 - 01/17/12 05:42 AM Re: Evochron Mercenary available on Steam [Re: Stonehouse]  
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Evochron is an excellent game! I've been playin' it as much as I can, which is ~3 hours every other day. My only problem w/ the game is the lack of included documentation. The information is out there, but the included documentation only really covers the basics, while online guides and forum FAQ's fill in the rest. I would still highly recommend it to anyone interested in space travel and/or combat.


"You know what the chain of command is? It's the chain I go get and beat you with 'til ya understand who's in ruttin' command here."

- Jayne Cobb, "Firefly"
#3496384 - 01/17/12 06:37 AM Re: Evochron Mecenary available on Steam [Re: Stonehouse]  
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Ok Quicksilver, you've confused me. Yeah I know it's easily done wink

I went looking for info about Legends and looking at http://www.starwraith.com/ it looks like Mercs post dates Legends. Did mean your post to read the other way around and just made a typo or is Legends really newer than Mercs? They sound almost the same.

Anyway, found some mod activity that looks interesting
http://www.starwraith.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?fid=21

Now just have to get all the controls sorted out with my X52.

One question though, I'm docked at a station with the inventory screen up and in the stations comms I see that I've been sent a trade offer and it says to bring up the trade screen. I don't seem to be able to do that without undocking (ie closing the inventory screen) is there a trick to it? or do you just leave it until you've finished at the station and undock?

Cheers,
Stonehouse

#3496413 - 01/17/12 08:10 AM Re: Evochron Mecenary available on Steam [Re: Stonehouse]  
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Mercenary is the latest game in the series and an expansion is already under development that plans to add a crap load of improvements, including land walkers and improved planet details.

As for the trade request, it's normally ship to ship, but you should still be able to access the trade screen w/ the default "F4" while at a station, but you may need to close the inventory screen first.


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#3496509 - 01/17/12 02:38 PM Re: Evochron Mecenary available on Steam [Re: Stonehouse]  
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Does it give you capital ships yet or do you only get small fighters still?


And we as its creators don't feel ready to hear your annoyed jabber about it.
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#3496539 - 01/17/12 03:32 PM Re: Evochron Mecenary available on Steam [Re: Stonehouse]  
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Hi master. you still fly fighter type ships and capital ships are not playable


Fighterops...

The only TRUE Stealth crowd funded game.

Devs said there was stuff there, but you just couldn't see it.
#3496551 - 01/17/12 03:47 PM Re: Evochron Mecenary available on Steam [Re: Stonehouse]  
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That is sad I have bought just about every one of the evochron games right up until mercenary. I think I'll pass for now until he add capitol ships as playable.


And we as its creators don't feel ready to hear your annoyed jabber about it.
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#3496655 - 01/17/12 06:24 PM Re: Evochron Mecenary available on Steam [Re: Stonehouse]  
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I made a mistake it was Evochron Renegades I was thinking of. It has been a while since I played either one and my memory just got a bit fuzzy. Sorry about that.

#3496873 - 01/17/12 10:40 PM Re: Evochron Mecenary available on Steam [Re: Stonehouse]  
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Not to worry m8. I wouldn't have found the mod thread in the starwraith forum if not for your typo. So it helped me in the end wink

Cheers,
Stonehouse

#3515128 - 02/09/12 06:26 PM Re: Evochron Mecenary available on Steam [Re: Stonehouse]  
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For all those interested, there is a "Quick Look" video on Giant Bomb for this game. The video is over 1 hour long.

Giant Bomb: Evochron Mercenary

#3515846 - 02/10/12 06:38 PM Re: Evochron Mecenary available on Steam [Re: Stonehouse]  
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is this game any good?????

#3562729 - 04/25/12 10:21 PM Re: Evochron Mecenary available on Steam [Re: Stonehouse]  
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50% off now on Steam.

Might try it myself.

#3562761 - 04/26/12 12:04 AM Re: Evochron Mecenary available on Steam [Re: Stonehouse]  
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He has an expansion coming out soon which is probably why it is on sale.


And we as its creators don't feel ready to hear your annoyed jabber about it.
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#3562785 - 04/26/12 12:54 AM Re: Evochron Mecenary available on Steam [Re: Stonehouse]  
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The universe is beyond extreme (I hate using that word but it's absolutely relevant to the subject.). If anyone wants help getting started I would be more than happy to give you some starter tips. I've also collected, what I believe to be, the "best of" community contributions, and I've even done a few mods myself. You can look at 'em here if your interested:

| (No) Sound in Space v2.0 (EM/AA) | Music in Space (EM) |


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#3562827 - 04/26/12 03:37 AM Re: Evochron Mecenary available on Steam [Re: Stonehouse]  
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Anyone have a cougar profile for this game?

#3563029 - 04/26/12 02:55 PM Re: Evochron Mecenary available on Steam [Re: Stonehouse]  
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Nearly bought this last night, saw a couple of gameplay videos and it looks quite good. I like that it supports Freetrack as well.
I havent played any space games since Wing Commander which I really enjoyed, but the lack of proper inertia got on my nerves! Turn off the thrusters and you slow to a halt as if you're flying through sludge. Will buy this tonight if its still on sale.

Wow that was the quickest Steam download ever, less than 4 mins, firing her up now.

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#3563080 - 04/26/12 04:59 PM Re: Evochron Mecenary available on Steam [Re: Brennus]  
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Originally Posted By: Brennus
The universe is beyond extreme (I hate using that word but it's absolutely relevant to the subject.). If anyone wants help getting started I would be more than happy to give you some starter tips. I've also collected, what I believe to be, the "best of" community contributions, and I've even done a few mods myself. You can look at 'em here if your interested:

| (No) Sound in Space v2.0 (EM/AA) | Music in Space (EM) |


Thanks for the URLs Brennus.

Just started to go through the tutorials last night. I didn't know it supported TrackIR...DUH!

Any help and pointers appreciated. And I wonder if you could post a list of those great mods you got...

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#3563125 - 04/26/12 06:11 PM Re: Evochron Mecenary available on Steam [Re: Stonehouse]  
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Here's my personal collection of mods, excluding NSiS and MiS. It includes an upgraded Cockpit/HUD, improved 3d models for capital ships, and collection of various other improvements. And if you crash on load you'll need to unlock your executable to use more memory.

Here's the linkage:

| Evochron Mercenary | Large Address Aware |


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