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Posted By: No Name

good space sim & site links - 09/24/07 06:24 AM

please admins, make this a sticky so that others can add their links?

thanks

http://www.stargamer.net/
Posted By: Jedi Master

Re: requesting a sticky for good space sim & site links - 09/24/07 12:39 PM

Good idea, although I don't know of any myself.



The Jedi Master
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: requesting a sticky for good space sim & site links - 09/24/07 01:18 PM

Here's an oldie but a goodie:

http://klingonacademy.3dactionplanet.gamespy.com/
Posted By: Tails

Re: requesting a sticky for good space sim & site links - 09/25/07 03:35 AM

http://www.orbitersim.com

Orbiter. 'Nuff said.
Posted By: tn_prvteye

Re: requesting a sticky for good space sim & site links - 09/25/07 04:55 PM

And for those of you still playing this one...just in case you haven't seen it:

http://www.xwaupgrade.com/
Posted By: speedbump

Re: requesting a sticky for good space sim & site links - 09/25/07 06:39 PM

Beyond The Red Line, FS2/BSG mod.

http://www.game-warden.com/bsg/
Posted By: speedbump

Re: requesting a sticky for good space sim & site links - 09/25/07 06:40 PM

Babylon 5: I've Found Her

http://ifh.firstones.com/
Posted By: speedbump

Re: requesting a sticky for good space sim & site links - 09/25/07 06:40 PM

Hard Light Productions

http://www.hard-light.net/
Posted By: speedbump

Re: requesting a sticky for good space sim & site links - 09/25/07 06:42 PM

Freespace Sourcecode Project

http://scp.indiegames.us/download.php?view.125
Posted By: speedbump

Re: requesting a sticky for good space sim & site links - 09/25/07 06:44 PM

Starshatter

http://www.starshatter.com/
Posted By: speedbump

Re: requesting a sticky for good space sim & site links - 09/25/07 06:46 PM

StarGamer.net

http://www.stargamer.net/
Posted By: No Name

Re: requesting a sticky for good space sim & site links - 09/26/07 06:31 PM

thank you, oh kind and prompt simhq gods...
Posted By: No Name

Re: requesting a sticky for good space sim & site links - 10/06/07 10:10 PM

http://www.quazar-studio.com/forum/eng/index.php

tarr chronicles forums- best place to get info on the game
Posted By: speedbump

Re: requesting a sticky for good space sim & site links - 01/01/09 02:23 AM

Apparently, the developers of BTRL got into a snit, so they split up. Diaspora is the result.

http://www.hard-light.net/forums/index.php/board,175.0.html
Posted By: Anonymous

Re: requesting a sticky for good space sim & site links - 01/12/09 03:59 PM

i would like to recommend Freelancer's Discovery Mod :-
http://www.discoverygc.com/

There's quite an explosion of really good space sims now.. flowing on after Homeworld. I'm hoping these are what you guys mean by space sims :-

Sins of a Solar Empire
X3 The Threat (and its successors)
Nexus Jupiter Incident
Sword of the Stars
Allegiance
Haegomonia Legions of Iron (mmorpg)
Vendetta (mmorpg)
Yeah -- EVE Online
Jumpgate
Starport
Battlecruiser Online
(a numebr of others also exist)

oh and a very big Navy ship battle sim: Navy Field
Posted By: U-96

Re: requesting a sticky for good space sim & site links - 02/03/09 10:12 AM

I've just re-discovered Star Trek:Bridge Commander.

For a game that's seven years old, it holds up pretty well, thanks to a very strong and talented modding community.

Much of the stuff can be found here: http://bridgecommander.filefront.com/

Be sure to pay special attention to version numbers and readmes - not all mods are cross-compatible.

The two biggest ones (which do work together!) are probably the Kobayashi Maru mod and the DS9FX mod. Careful with the latter, it has some other mandatory and optional pre-requisite mods.

With these you can set up a Federation assualt on a Borg Cube, play a Romulan vs Cardassian "What If?" - loads of possibilities.
Posted By: KSC_Guy

Re: requesting a sticky for good space sim & site links - 05/17/09 08:19 PM

Space Shuttle Mission 2007

www.space-shuttle-mission.com
Posted By: Patrocles

Re: requesting a sticky for good space sim & site links - 06/03/09 05:44 PM

dang....this sticky has been here for >2 weeks and I just now spotted it! lol
(sorry for any duplicate links)

ETP - A new website "two long years in development" (? site only has nine or ten images?) as a project to "realize views from around our solar system through the eyes of artists."
(8-14-09)
http://experiencetheplanets.com/

cpu@space a new website for "PROFESSIONAL EDUCATIONAL SIMULATION ASTRONOMY & FUN SOFTWARES RELATED TO SPACE"
definitely check out bulletin 2 article on the history of british computer spacesims/games!
http://www.multiverseweb.com/


SOASE game - don't have it yet, but it well rated by critics and fans
http://www.sinsofasolarempire.com/

Japanese blog site full of scifi and some fantasy modeling - the work on these pages is simply amazing!
http://dorobou.blog.so-net.ne.jp/

NitCentral - nitpicking (critical comments mostly born out of love) scifi, fantasy, and other genres. Also covers some games. Fun site worth reading.
http://nitcentral.philfarrand.com/cgi-bin/discus/discus.cgi

Strange site listing crossovers and shared realities of characters in various movie and TV series...
http://poobala.com/crossoverlist.html

den of geek (fair site, but quick with main industry news (smaller stuff is ignored - if it was true geek they would have a forum! hehe at least I dont' see one?)
http://www.denofgeek.com/

Conceptship blog - mostly scifi art - great stuff!
http://conceptships.blogspot.com/

Space:1999 Eagle transporter forum
http://www.eagletransporter.com/forum/index.php

Orbital Defense Engineering site - very obscure site focusing on the modeling of spacecraft from 2001: A Space Odyssey
http://odec.proboards.com/index.cgi?

Spacesim central (not too much traffic here)
http://www.spacesimcentral.com/

Peter Elson - artist (iirc, he influenced the design of homeworld pc game ships?)
http://www.peterelson.co.uk/

Chris Foss - artist
http://www.chrisfossart.com/Default.asp?Redirected=Y

Syd Mead (extremely influential visual futurist)
http://www.sydmead.com/v/10/splash/

Starship comparison website - i posted this here about 3 or 4 years ago, updates are a bit more frequent these days! smile Look for the volkswagen - Starship trooper joke!
http://www.merzo.net/

The Trek Nation - Welcome to the Trek Nation, the most extensive internet network dedicated to Star Trek! Check out what we have to offer for Star Trek fans below
http://www.treknation.com/
Posted By: Master

Re: requesting a sticky for good space sim & site links - 06/03/09 06:24 PM

Guess I will put this here too so it doesnt disappear.

http://www.projectrho.com/rocket/index.html

He is a scifi writer who discusses the relevance of science in science fiction and how that compares to reality.

Very good stuff IMHO.
Posted By: DarkOne

Re: requesting a sticky for good space sim & site links - 06/06/09 09:31 PM

Originally Posted By: Patrocles

Spacesim central (not too much traffic here)
http://www.spacesimcentral.com/



Doing my best the site is only a few months old and getting the word out is rough without spamming everyone. I try to find most of the goings on in the space gaming scene and I have a few developers of various games frequent the site and answer questions. Link page is growing and wiki too. Give it time... traffic is coming I think I had 30k people visit last month I just need more to sign up and actually talk in the forums smile

Thanks to everyone stopping by and if your a mod owner do upload your mods or demos.


-D1-
Posted By: Patrocles

Re: requesting a sticky for good space sim & site links - 06/12/09 07:43 PM

Originally Posted By: DarkOne
Originally Posted By: Patrocles

Spacesim central (not too much traffic here)
http://www.spacesimcentral.com/



Doing my best the site is only a few months old and getting the word out is rough without spamming everyone. I try to find most of the goings on in the space gaming scene and I have a few developers of various games frequent the site and answer questions. Link page is growing and wiki too. Give it time... traffic is coming I think I had 30k people visit last month I just need more to sign up and actually talk in the forums smile

Thanks to everyone stopping by and if your a mod owner do upload your mods or demos.


-D1-


excellent! I did not know your site is new - it does take a little time to gather momentum! spread the word, folks!
smile
Posted By: gallycadet

Re: requesting a sticky for good space sim & site links - 06/12/09 11:39 PM

Has there ever been a space game made, or a mod made for BSG?
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: STICKY: good space sim & site links - 06/13/09 03:46 PM

Great site here for fans of Babylon 5 and the music,

http://www.musicofbabylon5.com/
Posted By: Arthonon

Re: requesting a sticky for good space sim & site links - 06/13/09 04:35 PM

Originally Posted By: gallycadet
Has there ever been a space game made, or a mod made for BSG?


http://www.beyondtheredline.net/

These guys were working on one, and have a demo, but I heard there were disagreements within the development group, and they split. I think the other group is also working on their mod as well, so there might be another one floating around. I'll post if I find it.

They are based on Freespace 2, and I checked out the demo and it's pretty good. You have full 3D thrust control, and the models are well done.

Edit: Here's a link to their forums - some good info on the game, and BSG discussions in general - http://www.game-warden.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=36
Posted By: DarkOne

Re: requesting a sticky for good space sim & site links - 06/15/09 01:49 AM

Originally Posted By: Patrocles
Originally Posted By: DarkOne
Originally Posted By: Patrocles

Spacesim central (not too much traffic here)
http://www.spacesimcentral.com/



Doing my best the site is only a few months old and getting the word out is rough without spamming everyone. I try to find most of the goings on in the space gaming scene and I have a few developers of various games frequent the site and answer questions. Link page is growing and wiki too. Give it time... traffic is coming I think I had 30k people visit last month I just need more to sign up and actually talk in the forums smile

Thanks to everyone stopping by and if your a mod owner do upload your mods or demos.


-D1-


excellent! I did not know your site is new - it does take a little time to gather momentum! spread the word, folks!
smile



Thanks. any help getting the word out is appreciated plus at some point I won't be talking to myself any more smile

Just recovered from something the site had for the past 4 days I couldn't login to my site administration and was locked out so had to rebuild the site... that is always fun stuff to do on your weekend.

There is quite the amount of BSG games and mods out there. Besides BTRL you can checkout the many BSG mods for Freespace open, freelancer, diaspora and they even made a good one from the FPS Mount & Blade.


-D1-
Posted By: Horseman

Re: requesting a sticky for good space sim & site links - 10/30/09 04:50 PM

http://starwraith3dgames.home.att.net/evochronlegends/index.htm


Evochron Legends

Excellent, in my opinion. Seamless universe, trackir supported, joystick supported. Rather difficult learning curve. Single and multiplayer.

From the website:
"You control your destiny in true freeform gameplay with a variety of activities and objectives to complete.

Customize the look, functionality, and performance of your ship with the component-based shipyard. Design your ship for the role you want to play.

Explore a 'seamless' universe without required jump gates or trade lanes to limit your movement, use optional gates to save time and fuel.
Master devastating new weapons and technology. Pilot Alliance military ships into battle to defend Evochron.

Keep the ship, upgrades, equipment, money, weapons, crew, and commodities you acquire in the game for use in both single player and multiplayer.

Join forces with other players in multiplayer to complete more challenging cooperative objectives that can offer much better pay.

EXPLORE TRADE BUILD RACE HIDE CUSTOMIZE FIGHT HIRE
MINE TRANSPORT HUNT PROTECT NEGOTIATE SPY CONQUER "
Posted By: KJakker

Re: good space sim & site links - 01/17/10 06:53 PM

On seeing this thread I figured I should post a link to Wing Commander CIC as they keep aware of most of the WC mod projects.

http://www.wcnews.com/
Posted By: melerski

Re: good space sim & site links - 03/08/10 06:56 PM

http://www.mechlivinglegends.net/

cuss2yeah
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ljZVLw1qHqk
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: good space sim & site links - 04/22/10 02:50 PM

Here's a pretty good website where you can get the latest news on sci-fi tv shows and movies,

http://airlockalpha.com/
Posted By: Patrocles

Re: good space sim & site links - 11/19/10 06:12 PM

added a couple more artists to my entry above!
enjoy!
smile
Posted By: Point Blank

Re: good space sim & site links - 10/15/11 11:34 AM

Freespace 2, I think supports TrackIR now.
Posted By: Mr_Blastman

Re: good space sim & site links - 10/15/11 12:40 PM

Yes, yes it does! And cockpits too! Pretty cockpits. Oh it is fun, yes yes it is.
Posted By: Paul Rix

Re: good space sim & site links - 10/15/11 12:47 PM

Kerbal Space Program - build your own rocket and blast off into orbit biggrin .
Posted By: VFRHawk

Re: good space sim & site links - 01/21/12 11:00 PM

Lunar Flight

Kind of like Lunar Lander, very addictive and still in development. The dev's great about communicating with everyone.

...and another shout for Kerbal Space Program!
Posted By: WingWart

Re: good space sim & site links - 04/16/12 03:11 AM

If you want a realistic space sim, try out this puppy!


http://orbit.medphys.ucl.ac.uk/
http://orbit.medphys.ucl.ac.uk/gallery.html


Oh, I hope you live Calculus!
Posted By: Phaserlight

Re: good space sim & site links - 05/13/12 11:03 AM

Vendetta Online

http://www.vendetta-online.com - main webite

http://www.vo-wiki.com - player wiki

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L2FKRScBfpw - combat vid

Space based, semi-Newtonian physics MMORPG. Free 8 hour trial spread across as much time as you like, no cc required. After that subs run for between $7-$10 a month.

Some good features:

*open PvP: you can be killed anytime, anywhere, however death is relatively painless and some areas are heavily guarded

*huge backstory: spans over 2000 years, includes detailed history on each of the three nations, and a unique writing system with original pictographic and phonetic alphabet

*twitch combat: you, the player, are in direct control of your ship.

*player involvement: design your own missions for the game, create or help run an event attended by other players, or join one of VO's many guilds

*multi-platform support: it's available on Linux, Mac, Windows, and Android phones and tablets

*great dev team: supported and developed by a small indie dev team that are highly communicative and dedicated to their work and vision

Come try it out if you get the opportunity. I've been playing since June 2003, and have continued to enjoy the experience as I've watched the game grow and evolve since then.
Posted By: Uncleal

Re: good space sim & site links - 05/20/12 07:07 PM

In honor of the now retired Space Shuttle

http://360vr.com/2011/06/22-discovery-flight-deck-opf_6236/index.html

It's a view of her cockpit

Give it a few seconds to load

Then you can change the area you're viewing by just moving your mouse

Don't forget the cieling
Posted By: Aresius01

Re: good space sim & site links - 09/27/12 07:45 AM

I found game Iron Sky: Invasion, read it will be space simulator with element strategy and rpg. But it looks weird. You think it will be really space sim?
Posted By: Aero

Re: good space sim & site links - 10/17/12 06:50 PM

I bought Miner Wars 2081 the other day. I'm pretty 'meh' about it to be honest, but it's still a beta (99% complete, though apparently). There is definitely some cool graphics and technology behind it like being able to bore holes through (certain) asteroids. It's mostly let down by the controls (which are kind of sloppily implemented mouse+wasd affair) and the AI which is pretty nonexistent. These are things, however, that it would not surprise me to see ironed out in the final.

Though you can and do travel about in open space, the design seems pretty keen to keep you inside mining complexes and asteroids and such. There are periodic "solar flares" so you can't stay out in the open too long.

http://www.minerwars.com/

Posted By: bogusheadbox

Re: good space sim & site links - 10/29/12 05:27 PM

Originally Posted By: Paul Rix
Kerbal Space Program - build your own rocket and blast off into orbit biggrin .


What Paul said times a gazillion (yeah thats right - A gazillion... the game is just that bloody good !)
Posted By: Ghost_unit13

Re: good space sim & site links - 11/14/12 03:58 PM

Originally Posted By: Aresius01
I found game Iron Sky: Invasion, read it will be space simulator with element strategy and rpg. But it looks weird. You think it will be really space sim?


It's based on the movie. Yes there is a movie about Nazis in space.. If you like a movie like "SpaceBalls" you conna like this one.
Posted By: jdbecks

Re: good space sim & site links - 12/30/12 01:40 AM

Can anyone recommend a good sandbox space combat game? I have x3. And also a good strategy game that's git real time battles?
Posted By: DevGirl

Re: requesting a sticky for good space sim & site links - 01/24/13 09:40 AM

My two cents for this up and coming space sim smile

http://www.Space-Simulator.com
Posted By: Mace71

Re: requesting a sticky for good space sim & site links - 01/24/13 04:54 PM

Originally Posted By: DevGirl
My two cents for this up and coming space sim smile

http://www.Space-Simulator.com



That looks really nice, shame it's on iPad though as I don't have one!
Posted By: JoeyJoJo

Re: good space sim & site links - 01/24/13 06:56 PM

Originally Posted By: jdbecks
Can anyone recommend a good sandbox space combat game? I have x3. And also a good strategy game that's git real time battles?


The only one I've played is Evochron Mercenary:
http://www.starwraith.com/evochronmercenary/


I've had it for a while but only recently started getting serious into it. It seems pretty fun although it can be a bit of a grind depending how you play; for me it's earning enough money to pay for upgrades so I can do the high-paying missions. I've been trying to avoid too much combat as I still have an outclassed ship and have to learn better tactics lol


Still, I think I bought it for $20 and there's TONS of content that will keep me busy for hours. Usually just hop in for an hour or two and do a couple missions or explore; but if I have the time I can waste half a day lol
Posted By: Brennus

Re: good space sim & site links - 01/25/13 01:08 AM

Hey JoJo, I've got credits to spare if you wanna jump online sometime. Also, I've been workin' on various MOD projects for the XP that you may be interested in (if you haven't got 'em already).
Posted By: Nawshad007

Re: requesting a sticky for good space sim & site links - 11/23/13 06:28 PM

Here is my one! Still waiting for release http://www.virtuadv.com/star_quest_2.php smile2
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