THE DEATH OF OOLITE > ELITE DANGEROUS

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Re: THE DEATH OF OOLITE > ELITE DANGEROUS

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That is one of the reasons Oolite has managed to be so popular and remain in peoples hearts for a long time. The core game is great by itself but it is also balanced enough to allow for a wide range of diversity through oxp's so each person can have a Ooniverse that they desire. As long as that balance and diversity remains (it will as far as I can see) then it will continue to have a place.
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I think the major feature of Oolite is that it runs on the 3 major desktop platforms. How many other games can claim that? 8)

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Tricky wrote:I think the major feature of Oolite is that it runs on the 3 major desktop platforms. How many other games can claim that? 8)
Limit Theory will be a serious contender.

Personally I think that the two other major features of Oolite are equally, if not more important: (a) that it's free, and (b) the practically unlimited moddability, read: OXPs.

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And I recently bought all the games of the X-series so far in a humble weekly sale. I'll never play Oolite again.





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Corny wrote:And I recently bought all the games of the X-series so far in a humble weekly sale. I'll never play Oolite again.

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I give you three days..... tops :P
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Tricky wrote:I think the major feature of Oolite is that it runs on the 3 major desktop platforms. How many other games can claim that? 8)
Unreal Tournament 2004, for one.. :wink: Here at home it's currently running on all 3 platforms. And that's natively, no Wine or emulators required. Admittedly, it took some research, lateral thinking and fiddling to get it working on modern hardware and OSs, but it was do-able.. dealing with the Mac switch-over from PPC to Intel was the biggest hassle. That did require the temporary use of Wine as an intermediate step.

(but yes, I know you meant space-type games)
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Fatleaf wrote:
Corny wrote:And I recently bought all the games of the X-series so far in a humble weekly sale. I'll never play Oolite again.

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I give you three days..... tops :P
I'd say "challenge accepted" and try to make a tough facial expression, but I don't want to keep Norby waiting - I wanted to make a demo for the Towbar OXP because I liked it so much.

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However, if you'd challenge me to play X3 for more than three days (well not ALL the time of course), I'll gladly accept that :D

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Fatleaf wrote:
Corny wrote:And I recently bought all the games of the X-series so far in a humble weekly sale. I'll never play Oolite again.

... :lol:
I give you three days..... tops :P
Well I have had the original first X game since it came out and still have not completed it. What is that 13 years? Maybe one day :lol:

Oolite? Stay for a while, stay forever. :wink:
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I hammered my way through X-BTF (on CD) in very little time. The best bit - the very first launch!

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Yes I agree Cody, the start was interesting, then slowly I kept being distracted by other games until the point I stopped playing it. More often than not it was an Elite game that did the deed. One of these days though I will complete it!....or not :lol:
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Hi guys I have only just found oolite and I have to say I love it. It's strength comes from being so easily modded in the form of oxps created by fans like yourselves, to me this gives oolite a range of creativity that commercialised games cannot attain. I loved the elite series of games back in the eighties but have never found a replacement since their passing, I have bought X Terran conflict but it does not have the same feel and it was only on Wednesday evening that I found oolite. I spent 2 days experimenting with combinations of oxps and now I have a fantastic game that looks a treat on my big monitor. It looks and plays great and for me the playability blows X Terran conflict out of the water. I am pretty sure I will buy ED when it comes out but I cant see it replacing oolite.
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G'day Goth47, and welcome aboard! 8)

(And yes, Oolite really is something special, eh? :D )
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Its bloody great mate, I cant get any work done lol, I haven't managed to go deep into Galaxy one yet because I am mainly sticking to safe systems until I get the hang of it but yeah you are right mate it is something really special
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It also has a ridiculous amount of playtime, my usual savegames last around 6 months (and I usually play every day)
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Oolite = awesome
ED = could be awesome; kinda looks like its gonna turn out not to be Elite.

I like the look of the game and the fact that it has multiplayer but... it seems like its going to be alot different and could just turn out to be a genric space game :/

Hopefully it doesnt im looking forward to it :D

But Oolite will always stay in my heart as one of the best if not most Space Exploration Game(with lots of other stuff todo)

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