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Posted 11 October 2009 - 09:53 PM

Virtual Programming has announced the release of X3: Terran Conflict. The final chapter in the X3 saga continues the story of human, alien, and machine interaction with a story that includes exploration of the once isolated Earth solar system. X3: Terran Conflict features a larger universe, the new Terran faction, and more than 100 new spaceships.

“X3: Terran Conflict is a rousing chapter in the X Universe story,” said Mark Hinton, Virtual Programming CEO. “Its rich storyline, immersive graphics, and dynamic audio create a compelling experience that draws players in and won’t let them go. We recommend reserving a healthy block of time to experience all it has to offer.”

“We sell you a universe. Do with it what you like,” said Bernd Lehahn, managing director at developer Egosoft. “We brought the storyline full circle, but we’ve also given players an even larger playground for exploration, trade, combat, and more. There are plenty of exciting secrets to discover, so fire up your ships’ engines!”

The X Universe story embarks on a thrilling final chapter with Virtual Programming, Ltd.’s release of X3: Terran Conflict for Mac OS X. A new standalone game that’s more expansive and open-ended than previous entries in the series, X3: Terran Conflict features stunning graphics and spine-tingling audio that make players feel as if they’re really exploring deep space. They’ll undertake dangerous missions, become economic powerhouses, and engage in conflicts ranging from dogfights between small spacecraft to massive battles involving fleets of ships.

X3: Terran Conflict continues the X Universe’s story of human, alien, and machine races vying for power — players choose between several different characters, with their selection slightly altering the plot. The X Universe has made contact with the Solar System, but Earth is a much different place than it was centuries ago, when a calamity cut the planet off from a small group of humans.

While exploring the newly rediscovered Solar System and investigating the robotic Xenon race’s odd behavior, players undertake a wide variety of missions or simply chart their own course. They can trade resources with some races, while others may attack players on sight. As they accumulate wealth, players can not only upgrade their spacecraft and buy new ones but also build factories, trading stations, weapon platforms, and a headquarter. The game’s persistent universe spins around them the entire time, creating an open-ended experience that continues after the story ends.
Features:

  • Largest X Universe ever
  • New faction: the Terrans – inhabitants of the Earth
  • More jobs and non-linear missions than ever before
  • More than 100 new spaceships, new ship classes and weapon systems
  • Re-designed user interface for comfortable control by mouse, keyboard and joystick
  • New group management tool
  • Large battleships can be boarded by an outside team
Requirements:

  • Mac OS X: 10.5.7 or higher
  • Intel CPU, 2.16 GHz or faster
  • 1 GB RAM
  • GeForce 8600, Radeon X1600 or newer 256MB
  • 7GB Hard Disk space
  • Internet connection for product registration
X3: Terran Conflict costs US$39.95, €34.95, £29.95. More information is available at the website below.
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Posted 12 October 2009 - 10:29 AM

Is the native non-Cider X3: Reunion coming in a separate announcement since VP's website still shows the Cider version of Reunion.

I wonder why the CPU requirements for the Mac version of X3: Terran Conflict is so high? The PC version only calls for a minimum of a 2GHz Pentium IV, pretty much comparable to the lowly 1.66GHz Core Duo, since clock for clock the Prescott architecture was slower in gaming than Yonah, much less Merom.

I guess this Christmas looks like a great time to be a Mac gamer with Civ 4 BtS, Bioshock, X3: Terran Conflict, presumably X3: Reunion, Rome Total War Gold, and Star Wars The Force Unleashed. Basically, Feral, VP, and Aspyr are delivering with 2 titles a piece in H2 '09 no less. Hint hint, Macsoft, where are you? :unsure:

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Posted 12 October 2009 - 01:53 PM

View Postltcommander.data, on October 12th 2009, 06:29 PM, said:

Is the native non-Cider X3: Reunion coming in a separate announcement since VP's website still shows the Cider version of Reunion.
The new port of Reunion comes a few weeks later.

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Posted 13 October 2009 - 04:13 AM

View Postltcommander.data, on October 13th 2009, 12:29 AM, said:

I guess this Christmas looks like a great time to be a Mac gamer with Civ 4 BtS, Bioshock, X3: Terran Conflict, presumably X3: Reunion, Rome Total War Gold, and Star Wars The Force Unleashed. Basically, Feral, VP, and Aspyr are delivering with 2 titles a piece in H2 '09 no less. Hint hint, Macsoft, where are you? :unsure:

Seeing as the newest of those is already a year old, really it's as lame a time as ever to be a Mac gamer ;)

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Posted 13 October 2009 - 11:59 AM

View PostDrinniol, on October 13th 2009, 12:13 PM, said:

Seeing as the newest of those is already a year old, really it's as lame a time as ever to be a Mac gamer ;)
...except that The Force Unleashed for the Mac will be released on the same time as the PC version.

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Posted 24 October 2009 - 10:06 AM

View PostDrinniol, on October 13th 2009, 03:13 AM, said:

Seeing as the newest of those is already a year old, really it's as lame a time as ever to be a Mac gamer ;)

I guess I don't need a game to be new for me to enjoy it.  In fact, some of my all time favorites were made back in the '90s.  If I can play a great game without purchasing a copy of Windows, then that's a really good day -- no matter how old the game is.