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#4486011 - 08/13/19 08:02 AM X4 Split Vendetta  
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#4486027 - 08/13/19 11:54 AM Re: X4 Split Vendetta [Re: RedOneAlpha]  
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Visually, very like ED...

#4486038 - 08/13/19 01:05 PM Re: X4 Split Vendetta [Re: RedOneAlpha]  
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It comes close! Elite still has the visual edge though IMO. X4 has better style and variety IMO.
For gameplay, they begin similar, but then diverge in major ways. Elite is a very detailed cockpit experience, but lacks depth (or breadth?) in gameplay. X4 lacks in the cockpit but has immense depth. It can play more as a strategy game instead of a cockpit game after a while if you so choose.


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#4486040 - 08/13/19 01:18 PM Re: X4 Split Vendetta [Re: RedOneAlpha]  
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I wish ED would have a different office layout for each ship. Having the same panels for all ships breaks the "simulator" feel for me, other wise both are neat games. Waiting for X4F to go on sale someday, XRebirth left a sour taste on me so unless X4F goes on sale, no space dust from me. I have all the rest of the saga smile2


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I heard the Star Wars mod maker is working on it for X4. That will be the time to hit it really hard. No idea how long that takes though.


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#4490416 - 09/24/19 11:37 AM Re: X4 Split Vendetta [Re: Raw Kryptonite]  
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Originally Posted by Raw Kryptonite
I heard the Star Wars mod maker is working on it for X4. That will be the time to hit it really hard. No idea how long that takes though.


Yeap, there on it...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XWSpol3rkSg&t=153s

I finally decided to buy X4-Foundations today at GOG. It´s on version 2.5 and plenty of gameplay so yeah, though it´s worth the price now, and "Split Vendetta" should be out soon so might as well start getting the feel for X4-F.

BTW, Starpoint Gemini 3 is at GOG now, it´s in EA but if you buy it before Oct. 5th. you get Starpoint Gemini 2 for free...
Startpoint Gemini 3 GOG store

With SPG 3, your now on a fighter and have a first person cockpit view. So far I havent found any mayor bugs. Game looks real nice and it´s sort of like X-3 AP but easier to get into. Starpoint Gemini series games are fun games and with this bundle you get SPG 2 which is well worth the price just for that alone.


A better explanation of what we will get with the Vendetta DLC...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nevfq157Jts

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#4490435 - 09/24/19 03:33 PM Re: X4 Split Vendetta [Re: RedOneAlpha]  
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I'm not crazy about the one ship and mod it thing in SPG3, seems too X Rebirth to me. However, I really enjoyed Starpoint Gemini Warlords. I think I have around 100 hours in it and should probably go back to it for a while.
I saw that on XPG's channel, it's a good one. I can't wait for that SW mod. Great game to begin with and it will be 10x even better with that. I haven't checked in a while since I'm not playing it at the moment, but I hope there will be a mod that populates the stations. They always seemed so devoid of life it was creepy. LOL More happening outside than inside.


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#4490439 - 09/24/19 04:15 PM Re: X4 Split Vendetta [Re: RedOneAlpha]  
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Not to hijack a thread, but what I really want is Rebel Galaxy Outlaw. If only it weren't Epic exclusive...

#4490444 - 09/24/19 05:04 PM Re: X4 Split Vendetta [Re: RedOneAlpha]  
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@Mr_Blastman

Same reason I don´t have Rebel Galaxy Outlaw, that is the Epic store issue. Although they are good at giving away games, like there giving the "Batman Arkham Collection" for free till the 26th now. Also, Iam not to sure how good Epic works off-line. Personally, Iam trying to stay away from all the DRM that stores like Steam and Epic, among others (Ubisoft / Origins etc.) have. Iam not for needing a internet connection in order to play/use something that I bought, regardless of what some say and/or think on the subject.

So basically Iam buying from GOG as of lately.

@Raw Kryptonite

Well, considering SPG3´s price, that it´s on EA for now and many things can change, and that Little Green Men (devs) do listen to there community and deliver, and the fact that you get SPG2 for free was enough for me to buy it. SPG2 is about $30 on it´s own and it has some DLC´s for future buys, so it all add´s up to a good deal for €16 IMHO. Considering it´s DRM free is a plus too. All this is in the case that one does not have SPG2 and/or has never played any of the Starpoint Gemini games.

I had the feeling you would mention Starpoint Gemini Warlords LOL. Because that game is the one I really wanted, but it´s $30 at GOG so it was that, or spend a bit more and go for X4-F, which I did. Either way I´ll buy it someday!

With regards to stations on X4, yes I agree with you, big as hell but with just a few NPC´s walking around. Oh well, X-Rebirth had more NPC´s but dumb as hell too, so I guess we are better off this way. Other then that Iam having a great time with just the tutorials on X4-F, aside from that I spent the first hour just flying around the starter station and drooling over how cool everything looks/feels. Yeah, Iam a happy "rocket man" now smile2

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#4490445 - 09/24/19 05:49 PM Re: X4 Split Vendetta [Re: RedOneAlpha]  
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I'm sure I got it on sale, but it was worth it. I doubt it's much different than SPG2 though, so I wouldn't worry about it.
X4 is a lot of fun, but I need to start over. I made the mistake of building too many stations and it became an RTS. I think I had 30 fleets running around, 20+ stations and spent all of my time issuing orders on the map screen. LOL
Fun, but not quite what I want to do. Next time, I'll build up about 3-4 stations and make them really large with a lot of factories. I want it to be with the SW mod though.

Get that nvidium while you can, it's the early game big bucks. Then the market drops off completely!


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#4490451 - 09/24/19 07:06 PM Re: X4 Split Vendetta [Re: RedOneAlpha]  
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Thanks for the tip Raw Kryptonite, will try that for sure.

Yeah, for now I´ll stick with SPG2 and X4-F thumbsup

Well, maybe a bit of Infinity Battlescape too winkngrin See thread for details.

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I wish that one was going to be SP.


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Is there a mod anywhere that lets you play X4 /like/ an RTS, with overhead map control where you bandbox select groups, then add them to a hotkey, then using the mouse still, point and click where they shall go and then use the mouse further to direct their attacks and movements in battle, all with the fluidity of a true RTS without sub menu hell that was X3?

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You can add them to fleets in the “map screen” and issue orders, default behaviors etc. On the left side of the screen you have a listing of fleets, stations, individual ships to issue orders to. No way to assign to “group 1” using 1 as a shortcut. Too many fleets to do that, but it plays pretty well as an rts. You can set routes, areas to explore and chain a good number of specific orders.


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GOG has the "Interstelar Sale" going on with good prices on the X series among other good space games. It´s also giving away free copies of "Freelspace 2". You also have in the "midweek sale", Starpoint Gemini Warlords and Between the Stars among others on sale too!

I picked up, Starpoint Gemini Warlords and Between the Stars, and of course Freespace 2.

I guess they must have seen us talk/post about these games yesterday winkngrin

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Clearly! FS2 is really good with the FSopen mod pack. Haven't messed with it in a while, but it holds up well. Recently saw a youtube channel that's currently running FS2 all month, various mods I think. Looks really good with all of the work people have put into it. The FS Open Solaris mod looks amazing, I may have to give that a go.


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This is what I saw, but today's installment.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m1_Lv9Zidqc


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#4490817 - 09/29/19 03:05 PM Re: X4 Split Vendetta [Re: RedOneAlpha]  
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I installed FS2 and the Knossos app today, then installed Solaris from the Knossos app, and yes it sure looks awesome!

Knossos:
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The above has a bunch of mods, some already install by default, like FSO (Freespace Open - engine), just choose Solaris and launch it from Knossos.

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The Gog free giveaway for FS 2 wasn't long enough. I missed it by two hours. frown

I own FS 2 already, but I'm having trouble finding my #%&*$# CDs.

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That´s a bummer! Hope you can find those CD´s. The freebe was only for 48hrs. so yeah it went under the radar for some.


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