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Old 03-12-2006, 01:31 PM   #1
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Anyone heard of this? It's like TIE Fighter RPG. And it's online. Aus people can go to Getonit. Ot you can tell me a server. (You have to make new characters on each server)
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Old 24-08-2007, 06:50 PM   #2
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Anyone heard of this? It's like TIE Fighter RPG. And it's online. Aus people can go to Getonit. Ot you can tell me a server. (You have to make new characters on each server)
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yeah, had it a long time ago deleted it . took me four years to get it back . my friend's uncle from america (were lithuanian), bought it and we shared the cd until it broke. i did a little search and... anyway, good game, but i only play single player, completed all missions (4-6 years ago hardest mission was attacking tekagi's fortress), got a titan (best ship in all of universe, found in gamma omicron), with best guns. i've been at easter egg found in omicron alpha and omicron gamma (consisting of nomad ships with nomad lasers (1000 shield damage, 3000 hull)).
tip: in doing story missions you'll need to get to an outlaw base (bunschuh (or whatever)). if you'll look you'll see SUNSLAYER torpedoe LAUNCHER which costs 90,000 bucks. :blink:
sorry, i overtalked. bye, mausazz
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Old 03-02-2008, 07:53 PM   #3
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<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(Duss T. @ Dec 3 2006, 05:31 PM) [snapback]270009[/snapback]</div>
yeah, had it a long time ago deleted it . took me four years to get it back . my friend's uncle from america (were lithuanian), bought it and we shared the cd until it broke. i did a little search and... anyway, good game, but i only play single player, completed all missions (4-6 years ago hardest mission was attacking tekagi's fortress), got a titan (best ship in all of universe, found in gamma omicron), with best guns. i've been at easter egg found in omicron alpha and omicron gamma (consisting of nomad ships with nomad lasers (1000 shield damage, 3000 hull)).
tip: in doing story missions you'll need to get to an outlaw base (bunschuh (or whatever)). if you'll look you'll see SUNSLAYER torpedoe LAUNCHER which costs 90,000 bucks. :blink:
sorry, i overtalked. bye, mausazz
Ech, deleted it. Ech, whatever, I got bored anyway.
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Old 14-08-2008, 03:08 PM   #4
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Lol I didn't know anybody still played this. I set up a server and played with my two friends. We were multi-milionaries from doing Diamond runs from The red Hessian base near Leipzig Station to Planet New Tokyo. We all bought Sabres and found rare level 10 weapons on wrecks. Then I went for supper and my game crashed, so I went back in game and it crashes whenever I pick my character. Therefore, I gave up!
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Old 03-09-2008, 09:26 AM   #5
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Yeah, i played it ^^ It's pretty damn fun, altough the fun ends in a week :-(
There is a North American server which is running 24/7 and an even cooler server where you can control battleships, "trains" , and even some bases.
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Old 09-09-2008, 12:55 PM   #6
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I can't believe this thread is still on the front page with only four replies.
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Kind of surprised this game isn't at Abandonia since it's not for sale anywhere and seems abandoned with no sequel on the way. Although maybe it's still sitting in Microsofts IP dungeon lol.

I'm a huuuuuuuuuuuge Freelancer fan (so much so I run a fb fan group haha). Fans still mod it to this day creating cool stuff but somehow this great old game never got a sequel.

There's a number of 'similar games' out there that are pretty good (eg I play the X games) but the number 1 closest I've seen yet is a brand new game called Rebel Galaxy Outlaw. It's CRAZY how close to Freelancer it is. The main character is even named Juno lol! It's got planetary landings and space bars, even optional mouse steering like Freelancer had.

This guy has done a good video review of it:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=abmolH6sSy4


Here's some sexy screens I found around the net:








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Old 26-09-2020, 04:47 PM   #8
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It's funny, there I was getting all excited about Rebel Galaxy Outlaw and then someone over in the Freelancer Facebook group posts a video of an even more Freelancer looking game called Starpoint Gemini 3!

I'd noticed the previous Starpoint Gemini games before as they had space combat, trading on stations and even some planet landing stuff however they still felt a bit different eg more of a big ship tactical combat game. However for this new game it looks like they've totally gone in a pure Freelancer style fighter game direction (which I think has upset some of their past fanbase but hey its great for us FL fans haha) with all the cool FL stuff like landing on planets and space stations to trade and visit their seedy space bars for work! It also has an interesting (unfinished) side game where you take control of a small probe infiltrating derelicts and space stations avoiding security systems that sort of reminds me of some of X2 – The Threat’s side missions.

The game is still in early access on steam so naturally it lacks polish but is already looking absolutely gorgeous!! The only fault I have with its otherwise stunning graphics are the very plastic mannequin like people but apparently the devs have said they'll be fixing that.

This guy has done a good video preview of it:


Here's some sexy screens I found around the place: (Click to expand)








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Old 10-10-2020, 03:28 PM   #9
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We've got another Freelancer like game coming lol! This time it's Everspace 2!

The sequel is looking even more amazing than the first one did. The whole rogue like randomly generated galaxy put me off playing the last one but it sounds like they're going proper open world detailed pre-made galaxy like good old Freelancer this time around! And the planet surface areas look awesome too! Naturally it made it's Kickstarter funding total without too much trouble!

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects...s/everspace-2/

This guy has done a good video preview of it:



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Here's another Freelancer like game that's not new but is still being updates with new content - X4 Foundations.

If it wasn't for Freelancer I would never have probably heard about the X series as being a little German studio they seem to go under the radar a bit. One of my mates who got me on to Freelancer in 2003 said "hey I found a game series just like it" and that was it, I was an addict lol. God knows how many hours I've put into the X series over the last 15 years.. and I'm still way behind in them due to my OCD urge to do and see everything haha! These days every man and his dog is making Freelancer like games but back in the 2000s and early 2010s there wasn't that much out there so the X series (particularly X2 and X3) was my way of dealing with Freelancer withdrawal symptoms lol. Sure they didn't have the great story and awesome planet landings Freelancer had but the ships and planets were gorgeous and the game universes huge. Being able to become a business mogul and build my own empire of stations and fleets of capital ships to whoops ass with was particularly fun and addictive for me. I've even been reading the X novels over the years to immerse myself in their universe further (although I'm gonna get stuck soon as they're not all translated to English haha).

Well anyway those who are familiar with X games will also know that pretty much every game they release is practically a friggin disaster at launch lol with endless bugs and broken or missing features. Then rather amazingly unlike most studios they then spend years releasing patches and addons to the games until after around 2 or so years the game is friggin awesome lmao! Sure enough X4 has followed that path and they recently released the first addon for X4 Split Vandetta which appears to be quite an improvement over the messy vanilla release. No doubt they'll be more coming too over the next few years. Presumably Egosoft must make their money back through addons as I don't know how those guys survive the bad first releases and somehow keep going. I think the first X game came out in 1999 so its over 20 years now haha.

I don't own the game yet as I've been holding out of a physical collectors release (yeah I'm one of those old weirdos lol) which is probably not going to happen as they've said they can't afford it these days sadly but nevertheless I've been drooling over their videos lately to build some anticipation for the inevitable digital only purchase lol. I like how you can walk around the bridge of your capital ships while station construction looks way more advanced than previous games with you putting together all the modules yourself into whatever custom setup you want. Then of course you can walk around them and hire staff and mercs etc.

Trailer for the recent Split addon looks cool...


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And now they're doing a video series talking about each aspect of the game..

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Trading


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Fighting


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Building - this is the kind of customizable station building I dreamed of while playing earlier X games and Freelancer.


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Think (Missions) - The mission management system in X3 Terran Conflict was a huge upgrade from X3 Reunion & previous games. Every time I'd play those older game sifting through endless cr*ppy news about spawnling donations and people laying eggs etc trying to find decent missions I'd find myself screaming "WHY DON'T THEY DO THINGS LIKE FREELANCER" lol and thankfully Egosoft eventually listened. The X4 version looks similar to the excellent X3TC one but just better organised and with more variety which is fine by me lol!


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Explore - the exploring spooky derelicts part looked cool and reminds me of the stuff Star Citizen are toying with, except this game is actually finished haha (well sort of lol).


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Strategy - this was one of my favourite things about X3 Reunion onwards (X1-2 it was much harder due to more simplistic system views).. sometimes I would park my ship for days and not go anywhere and just spend my entire playing time in the system views directing my fleets, managing resources, and building stations just like a game of Sins of a Solar Empire.
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- MovieTV Shrines: Lord Of The Rings & Hobbit, & Star Trek
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