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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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    Any games like X3 or Pirates of the carribean

    Cody - Aug 20 2014 02:00 PM

    Welcome to SSC, amigo - if you fancy something retro, see my sig.

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    Randompiratexad - Aug 20 2014 01:42 PM

    Hey guys new here - Does anyone have any recommendations for a game similar to x3 where you can p...

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    And of there is a more tactical space sim like Starpoint Gemini 2 ;) https://www.youtube.com...

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    Soooo, main, unmobile, safe-ish station, plus some kind mothership carrier?

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    Well, most RTS follow the multiple individual stations... Homeworld, on the other hand......

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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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Racing in Star Citizen's Arena Commander Module

15 Aug 2014

Posted by sscadmin In: Star Citizen

Wow, I think my gfx card is going to melt playing this game.... and talk about owning extra ships :)


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The State of the Art

15 Aug 2014

Posted by MawhrinSkel In: Shallow Space
Massive changes now as I finish off prototyping the engine and start turning it into a game. I've started playing it a little more now, thinking of it from that UX point of view I spoke of on my blog post and turning it into something more accessible and enjoyable. One of the things I've been giving a lot of love to is the turrets and I talk about that here Turrets Revisited
Alex has started offering up the effects he's been working on and I know I have more important things to do (like actually making the game!) But I couldn't resist putting them in there and seeing how it all faired. Plus it's important to play the game under the weight of all the effects so I know where to optimise, well that is what I keep telling myself anyways. So there's much more of an update over on IndieDB where I talk about getting noticed by some big names, some talk of the new UI and I start eluding to the bigger picture The State of the Art

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Lua serializer 'Tradeships' tried to serialize an...

13 Aug 2014

Posted by Izzanbaad In: Pioneer



I have just downloaded the game from the link provided on http://pioneerspacesim.net/

It's a fresh extraction but whenever i dock at another station i get the error as described in the thread title and the game crashes.

It doesn't matter where i start my game from or fly to, it's the same error.


Can anyone help with this?


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Outer Empires

13 Aug 2014

Outer Empires is a space based mmo created for both mobile (coming soon) and browsers (IE, Safari, Chrome), Puffin browser on iOS (iPad ) and Chrome on Android tablets,

The Game

Set in a galaxy spanning 20000 star systems , Outer Empires is a sandbox game allowing play in any style they choose and to allow everything they do to make a perminent difference to the galaxy, whether you choose to be a miner or manufacturer, researcher or politician, be a pirate or run a mercenary faction, whatever you choose its up to you.

Players have a number of options, including:

* Flying missions (transport, combat, salvage, exploration) each earning a specific bounty
* Set up mines to extract resources
* Set up manufacturing plants to make ships, parts and mods
* Set up research centres to improve blueprints for ships, parts and mods
* Create or join factions in the game to give you leverage within the galaxy
* Buy new ships to fly as you rank up
* Participate in space battles and in game events
* Create your own personalised ship load outs using parts buit by you or by by other players
* Salvage parts from destroyed ships
* Trade with other players in the player run ecomomy
* Build and deploy space stations to open up remote areas of space
* Attack your enemies colonies and defend your from them (coming soon)
* Learn skills or use implants to improve your abilities or your chance of an improved blueprint

In Space Nobody Can Hear You Scheme


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12 Aug 2014

Posted by terryrayc In: Shallow Space

SO I know games like this are COSTLY.  I've been involved in software development and game design...in fact I'm in the middle of the process myself.


So are you looking into ways to help fund the project?  Either something like a kickstarter or pre-orders?


I for one like to support the little guy(Not a barb at you).

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Help me remember. :-)

12 Aug 2014



Back in 1995 I got my first computer (PC with windows 95), and on this computer were the most awesome space game ever! Now the problem is I cannot remember the name of it, and I have tried searching for days, but to no use.


So I shall try to describe the game:


The color scheme is very basic, like only a few colors total in the entire game, i think the player was green, and the computer were like red and yellow and blue. The ships and planets only had an outline of the corresponding color with no fill.


I think you controlled the ship with the arrow keys on the keyboard.


In this game, you have a top-down perspective and its 2D. You could fly anywhere you liked. In-game you had to sort of fly through space and land on asteroids/planets to take them over, they would slowly develop a base and defense, with no defense the enemy could take your entire planet with the base. Landing on these without crashing was also a challenge sometimes because you often misjudged the speed of your ship. I never completed one game because I were so young and incompetent at the time.  :-P


You could also get weapon upgrades to some sort of laser.


I hope you guys can help me identify my childhood game! I'm 27 btw.


- Thanks !

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Looking for this game

11 Aug 2014

I'm looking for a space combat/exploration game I played a while back.  It was viewed from a top-down perspective.  I remember switching my armor plating from metal to organic, which regenerated hull integrity automatically, and I also remember ships named after weapons.  Something along the lines of "Scimitar", "Estoc" or "Epee".  I'm sorry, I know it's vague.  I'm having a lot of trouble finding it.  It was 2D, I believe, and I played it something like five years ago.  Any information would really be appreciated!


Edit: I found it.  It's Epoch Star.  I looked through the games but had overlooked it, I guess.

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Hazeron's lag is gone? YES!

08 Aug 2014


I couldn't believe it until i frapsed it!

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New b5 movie coming?

08 Aug 2014

Posted by robske In: Sci-Fi Movies and Television





Could this be real?


I just don't hope WMG fucks it up... 4gzkham.gif

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New big update

08 Aug 2014

Posted by PavelChekov In: Starpoint Gemini 2
Take a look on a new big update, the game is now V0.8000
I think its close to ending the game :)
Great new stuff added, like new nebulas and lightning effects in them... scary :O
And juuust love the blueprints system, here u can get parts of the blueprints to make a schematic for a superior weapon or a rare ship (like getting parts of a buried treasure map)  

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Frontier and Frontier FE

07 Aug 2014

Posted by Rohade In: PC and Console Gaming

While waiting for Elite dangerous, whats the best way to play Frontier or even better Frontier FFE, are there remakes over there?, if you can put download links I'd really appreciate it, I dont mind Frontier if the remake is better than FFE.



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Mad Max: Fury Road

07 Aug 2014

Posted by sscadmin In: Sci-Fi Movies and Television

Looks like this reboot is going to be impressive by this trailer here, I cannot wait for this to come out now.


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The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

07 Aug 2014

Posted by sscadmin In: Sci-Fi Movies and Television

Well here it is the last movie of the Hobbit and probably the last movie we will see from the JJR Tolkien books.


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POLL: Which Book Cover do you prefer?

07 Aug 2014

Posted by Thargoid In: Shallow Space



If you've been following our progress over at www.shallow-space.com you might have seen a serialised short story called 'The Gift'.  This is drawing to a close now and will be available on Amazon for free shortly.  We've come up with a couple of book covers and we would love your opinion on them.  We have the blue cover which is thematically similar to the website and we have the black and white one which is a bit different.


Thanks for the vote!


-John and the team.

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