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Gernot66
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November 18, 2020 13:03  

An amigoid, that's fine.

A short intermission, just an undocking scene not more.

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Dated 2001 "Far Gate" looks worse in quality as FFE, the models look like paper cutouts.

Perhaps you get an impression what i dislike at it (the whole appearance). While you find still very similar strategic space games as browser games as i noticed. The gameplay could be good this i don't know, but music and graphics raise no appetite for this game.

While "Millennia" (even if i neither played it yet) makes appetite from the first sequence on when you find yourself in the alien ship.


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Geraldine
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November 18, 2020 18:22  

@gernot66

Dont know how helpful this could be to you Gernot but I uploaded many builds to ModDB over the years, going all the way back to Alpha 7, s20dan uploaded that one, but I did all the others. I thought that, perhaps one day, those old builds might come in handy to someone. Someone like you maybe? 😀

I might even have older builds still on a DvD somewhere. I certainly remember playing Alpha 2 as that was the very first build let loose if I remember correctly. Remember how excited we all were when Tom Morton first announced Pioneer? Great days Gernot! For a time, we took over the Frontier Forum! To this day I am convinced that Oolite, FFE3D and Pioneer finally convinced David to bring out his new Elite game. These 3 kept the Elite dream alive in those barren years and for many, still do! 😎 

Anyways, here is that ModDB link. 

https://www.moddb.com/games/pioneer/downloads/page/3#downloadsbrowse

It was fun reading over those old links. You can still feel the excitement and passion in the posts. FE2 was, and still is, an amazing achievement.

I don't think I ever played Millennia, was it a PC only title? If it was and pre-2000, that would explain it as I only used Amigas back then.


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