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Enough of the intro, I'm DarkOne the Admin of SpaceSimCentral and we have been around a few years and are striving to become a great source of news, lore and a file repository for your favorite and upcoming space/scifi gaming titles. I have always tried very hard to make SSC a community where both developers and gamers can discuss what they want to see in games and developers can show off what they are working on and get honest feedback from gamers first hand. To all of the developers out there, SSC has always been very accommodating to developers in that we give them free forum space here on SSC to discuss their games with the public. There are quite a few projects going on here at SSC so you might as well join in on the fun as well.

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Gangs of Space
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Solar Struggle
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Lander: Mission Control
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SCHAR: Blue Shield Alliance
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Sector Zero
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Space Salvager
Star Bandits
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Steel Sky: Heavy Wings
Lost Orbit
Exo Miner
UFO Pilot: Astro-Creeps Elite
Astro Emporia
4th Dimension
Raze: Laserstorm
Crater Maker
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SBX: Invasion
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Six Degrees To Freedom
Galaxy Union
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Luna's Wandering Stars
Fleet Buster
Space - The Return of The Pixxelfrazzer
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Space - Dualsus
Andromeda 5
Shardlands: Directors Cut
Sun Blast
Yargis: The Beginning
Star Hammer Tactics
Aeden's Journey
Fringes of the Empire
Subspace Continuum
Relativity Wars
P-3 Biotic
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Solarsystem Conflict
Relativity - An Einstein's World
Age of Asteroids
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Looking for Buddies!

28 Aug 2014

Posted by BigEdd In: Elite: Dangerous

Hi there,


as I said in my intro post, I'm n here to look for buddies! I am an adult gamer and prefer to play with other adults, currently I am just trading my way past my starter ship, and would like to have a few in game buddies for advice, and maybe a bit of team playing, get myself an escort, safety in numbers, that kind of thing!




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Evochon mercenary 2 or vendetta online

28 Aug 2014

Posted by Rohade In: PC and Console Gaming

I know they may not be similar games being offline and online but I've reading about them and they seem the ideal games for an elite fan, are they as good as they sound?

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Space games with focus on capital ship combat

27 Aug 2014

Hi! What games can you recommend me where you have to command one or more capital ships and go vs other capital ships or fighters.

The emphasis should be on simulation, so all of the features of a capital ship should be included.

And it should not be a dogfighting like it mostly is in the X games, it should rather be like in a simulator: you command a whole crew as to what should they do and take everything into account, be prepared for anything, also every thing you do has it's consequences (mostly). It should not be like in Battlefield where you get in a vehicle and command it all yourself. You need to rely on your crew, which does the job, you just have to command...like a pro.

It's not a problem if it's more of a strategy, but I'm specifically looking for those that are close(or closer) to being a simulation game.

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Dreadnought from Yager Development

27 Aug 2014

Posted by wjayson1981 In: FPS, Strategy and Tactical Scifi Games
New sci-fi ships command strategy game by Yager Developmenr, d same company that makes Dead Island 2 for Deep Silver. its gameplay look similar to nexus the jupiter incident.

The ships look feasible enough to maneuver using thrusters. Not sure whether these ships only operate within earth amosphere as if they had just managed to get the anti-gravity works or they could actually fly to space n back with interplanetery capabilities.

The fighters in d trailer seems to be aircrafts with anti-grravity tech that still maneuver with ailerons.

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EA to design Wing Commander 6

27 Aug 2014

EA is owner of WC, if we could convince them that they'll rake in suffice profit, they would make the sequel

Their release of WC3 could be sign that they are checking response of wc fans as part of their feasibility study. Since they got d licence to create new upcoming Star Wars ep7 space combat sims, the same platform could be used for WC6.

If they do, i hope they'll focus on some feasible common sense realism in designing the spacrafts with logical mechanism such as thrusters to yaw, pitch, roll. Best example is the ravagers fighter design in guardians of the galaxies. It shows logic sense on how it would use directional n fixed thrusters to maneuver. Also the spacecrafts n ships from nexus the jupiter incident

No air intake n no external armaments with vital parts/engines exposed like spacecrafts in starcitizen please. Star citizen spacecrafts failed common sense. Huge disappointment in logical common sense

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Worthwile low-spec space MMOs?

27 Aug 2014

Hi there, SSC! I need your help in looking after and choosing space MMOs.

I'm looking for MMOs in which you can compete with players, it should include PVP. Also, it can have stations(managing stations and such), you can maybe build (or customize) ships in it(but that shouldn't be the sole focus of the game). It doesn't matter if it's mainly about combat (and trading), it shouldn't be a spreadsheet simulator, it should rather be a space simulator.

My comp is: P4 2.4 Ghz, FX 5200, 1GB DDR400 RAM. It can go lower spec than that but not too much higher, because it might not even run. And I already heard about EVE.

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27 Aug 2014

Posted by Rohade In: PC and Console Gaming

Can someone pls tell me the download link to the latest version of it?


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Strike Wing:Raptor Rising Release on Android

26 Aug 2014

Posted by c0mas In: Mobile and Web Gaming

Hi guys and gals,
We have finally managed to get Strike Wing:Raptor Rising on android and so :) we invite you to check it out: https://play.google....kewing.GG_green and of course let us know what you think of :)




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25 Aug 2014

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Could you help me find...

25 Aug 2014

Well the thing is that I don't really need a game literally. I need a program. Simulation maybe. It's all about the experience.

But get to details.


I always loved SF, space and everything similar. I loved spaceships, space travels, space adventures. I loved to watch Battlestar Galactica or my favorite TV series Star Trek: Enterprise. But it was always about "realism" if you could call it that way (that's why I'm on the side of Star Trek instead of Star Wars, but that's subject for another topic. Although this discussion could not have any sense in my opinion).


The most fascinating and my favorite experience (that's what I'm looking for) was playing Dark Space.


Hey. Stop. How does this relate to things you said before? - you could ask. Here's the explanation.


For those who played this game it will be easier to understand. Going through entire space ship. Through decks. Engineering. Bridge. O2 production zone. Hangar. Don't mind the necromorphs for now. Don't mind the "horror". Let's focus on operating the Ishimura. Getting engines to work. Clearing hangars. Deactivating mining drills. Activating something on the bridge. Repairing damaged systems. Trespassing through vacuum. Yeah. Vacuum. My favorite thing in DS. Going back and forth through doors that led to decompressed areas and watching that glorious effect of air being suck out to emptiness. That deep and heavy sound (there should be none but it was amazingly done) emanates like in solid material, not air (though it was vacuum, but nvm).


I've completed the game several times. Had my savepoints near the most fascinating things that led to activating/deactivating/repairing or whatsoever. I liked to repeat several parts over and over again.


I've played this way orbiter too. Entire activating procedure of DeltaGlider IV, orbiting, randez-vous with ISS, docking, refueling, crew transfer, shutting down entire craft, activating again, getting pilot back inside, undocking, deorbiting, reentry, landing, refueling and crew transfer (with shutting down and back on entire craft) and so on..


I'm looking for something that will give me some more fun in the way i described it above.


I like FTL too. Managing crew to ship systems, and boarding, damaging specific ship modules etc. Starsector was great fun for me too, but I'd really like to operate one specific ship (especially the capital ship) not entire fleet. FTL was amazing but lacks in open world and sandbox-type gameplay. Starsector is great but lacks little more complexity of single ship (it's my opinion, but the thing is you need to operate entire fleet, that's why)


I've even enjoyed pointless exploration of random systems in Space Engine (spent my time on observations like 10-12 hours in one weekend lol)


The next thing I'm waiting for is for sure No man's sky (love the freedom and sandbox concept) but more of that (and even more than Star Citizen or E:D) I'm waiting for Rogue System.


When i watch this presentation:

My excitement reaches it's top levels :D

And when I saw that ship startup video is split on two parts... Don't even ask.



Well. So now when you know what I mean through word Experience could you recommend me something? :)



P.S. Sorry for so long post, but I needed to explain you in details what I mean through one simple word :)

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Map Screen Delta-V Display

24 Aug 2014

Posted by Coldwind651 In: Pioneer

Hello, there.


I'm sorry if this is me being stupid, but I wonder if someone could point me towards some guidance on the use of the rather promising-looking (and new-ish, I'm thinking?) delta-v clickies on the solar system map display?


One of the nicest things about Orbiter - a long-time favourite space sim of mine - is the ability to plot Hohmann transfers and the like prior to making the burn; I love the idea of being able to do similar in Pioneer with these big old engines and no worries about fuel. :)


Just for fun, I'd love to be able to plot the sort of transfers I can do in Orbiter in Pioneer as well - but I'm afraid I'm not overly sure how to translate the info I get from the map's delta-v display into accurate manoeuvres in the cockpit.


I understand what the buttons do; I can nudge the projected trajectory to where I want it  - but once I've got the orbit that I want set up, how do I know when and for how long to execute the burn?  The StackExchange answer would of course be, "well, work it out mathematically by yourself and code a module to do it for you like anyone could in their sleep, you blithering fool, it's only orbital dynamics", but I'm hoping there might be some friendlier suggestions here.


I can see where the blue dot appears in the viewscreen, and I assume that's the orientation I need to take, but...  Then what?  As I burn of course that dot moves - but I can't see anything indicating whether I need to keep burning, or stop, or whether I've gone too far and need to reverse; do I need to chase the dot, or just let it sail off the screen?  Is there an autoburn function tied to the projection I've set up in the map?


Again, sorry if I've missed something obvious, but I'd appreciate any guidance that you could offer. :)





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21 Aug 2014

Posted by ThymineC In: Shallow Space

Hey. I'm ThymineC. I saw your post over on the Limit Theory forums. I used to be the most profilic poster there - I got up to like 3500 posts or so before Gazz banned me, called the police on me and tried to get me expelled from university. My poor attempt at game design was a pretty fun hobby while it lasted.

I just wanted to say that your game looks pretty sweet based on the few videos I've watched so far. Also I love your handle - The Player of Games was an awesome novel.

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TradeWars Mobile - Helper for TW2002

21 Aug 2014

Posted by Hordequester In: Mobile and Web Gaming

Tradewars Mobile is a fully ANSI.SYS compatible Telnet helper for playing Tradewars 2002 on Android. It has complete graphics and animation support. Included is a range of commonly-used scripts and a detailed database system for sector data, port pair info. bubble finding, and other various functions. Includes a full scripting engine and editor as well as the ability to load scripts from SDCard.

Take a look:




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Any games like X3 or Pirates of the carribean

20 Aug 2014

Hey guys new here - Does anyone have any recommendations for a game similar to x3 where you can pilot / buy/upgrade/sell  your ship


I really love the flying or sailing (either one) able to change up your ship in a sandbox environment where you can engage whoever you want.


Pirates of the Caribbean the 2003 (sea dogs 2) game was awesome you could choose when to broadside someone upgrade your ship and was pretty cool how it all worked. 


X3 was def one of my favorite games - is there anything similar? The rebirth game was a huge disappointment if that says anything about what i'm looking for.


Kinetic void I tried and it was meh.. Felt very incomplete and missing alot of things. 


Space engineers was awesome but again its more of a building game and not so much combat/trade/exploring


Please nothing linear - I hate linear games where you have to do a campaign. I just want something that will go on forever or a mod that will enable it if you have a linear game that can do said things.


Damage to certain systems/areas is always awesome too love that kinda stuff



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Base building or Mothership?

19 Aug 2014

Posted by MawhrinSkel In: Shallow Space

I'm torn on this one guys so you're going to have to help me out, which would you prefer in a fully 3D RTS game?

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Startrek Total Conversion Mod For starpoint Gemini

18 Aug 2014

Posted by darkdrone In: Starpoint Gemini

Hi all not sure if anyone still reads the forums but incase you do

started work on a total conversion of starpoint Gemini 1 to Star Trek Gemini


you find info and screenshots over at Http://www.starpointgemini.com/forum in the offtopic area

posted a few screenshots :) alrdy


if you have any ships you like too see in the mod please leave me a message here or over in the topic on the starpoint Gemini link above

I`ll see what I can do got a lot of ships too add :)


thanks for your time



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17 Aug 2014

Posted by Gudadantza In: Pioneer

Hi all.


I´ve noticed that now texture compression is default. I used to use compressed textures on in the options menu. No idea if it has something to do with my problem but now the sim does not run and it shows a crash window at the beggining:



Pioneer can not run in your graphic card as it does not support compressed DXTn/S3TC texture formats.


I´ve tried to turn texture compression off directly in the config but does not work.


Does that mean the game has changed and won´t run any more in my computer?. I´ve never had any problems in any game until this year. I can´t believe it...



ATI Radeon HD 6470M 1Gb. Windows 7 64.


My intention was posting this issue in the GitHub. But I have considered first making a question here to have some light. No idea if it is an issue , bug or simply new hardware requirements.



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Shores of Hazeron Shut Down?

16 Aug 2014

What is this? Is this a joke or did Haxus finally pull the plug? SoH has been my favorite game ever since I discovered it, however, I have been waiting, patiently, for years for him to clean it up and make it a much better game than it was when I was playing.


I finally read that he has fixed the lag and then BAM! Game shutdown?


I'm about to cry. 

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