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October 18, 2019 12:19 pm  

Thread inspired by Geraldina attempt to play through the X series of game in order.

For me I think I would like to have a crack at the Omitrend Universe series of games, although getting the first one to work even on a emulator can be tricky. It has been a few years since I last checked up what was happening, so they may have been some progress on getting it to work and the second one  should work on ST/dos box and third one was released on ST, DOS and Amiga. 


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October 18, 2019 4:04 pm  

There is only three series of games I really haven't played through Evochron, Sword of the Stars and the X series of games. I own all of the X series games except for foundations (which i will pickup eventually). I guess I played the demos for Evochron way back and it really didn't excite me to play it I felt bored, kinda like the X series ;). I have all of the SotS games just have never played them. 

I do need to play through all of these series because I never really gave them a chance, and it seems like the years go by quicker as I age and if I don't play them soon I doubt I ever will. Especially when I have over 600 steam games haha and I may have played 10-15% of them. I will probably do what Geraldine is doing is attempt the X series from the beginning and see if I can do it.....? Don't hold me too this, because my attention span is definitely fading fast hahaha

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October 19, 2019 6:56 am  

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Well, with the X series, the first game, by far, is the hardest to stay the course with. Everything happens so slowly sometimes it's maddening! However, I will keep plugging away at it. Focus on getting the ship upgraded, one bit at a time before moving the plot forward. At least that's a thing all the games in the series share in common, the plot will wait for you. 🙂

Xtended, the follow up, made some useful improvements, but X2 is the one I am really looking forward to playing again.


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October 19, 2019 7:10 am  

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Universe! I totally forgot about that series. Y'know.......I think I have a boxed copy of that still for the Amiga. Great game! Worst thing is tho, it's triggered another memory. Remember Whale's Voyage? I never got around to completing that! 😮


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October 19, 2019 8:08 am  

I'm a bit ashamed : I checked my Steam library and found "X3: Terran Conflict" in there... and then "You've played: 5 minutes" 😮
Will have to give it another try indeed, thanks @Geraldine and good luck 🙂 

@D1 I'd say that Sword of the Stars >1<  is probably my favorite 4X of all times.

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October 19, 2019 2:25 pm  
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Universe! I totally forgot about that series. Y'know.......I think I have a boxed copy of that still for the Amiga. Great game! Worst thing is tho, it's triggered another memory. Remember Whale's Voyage? I never got around to completing that! 😮

 

That's another series I would play through to the end, although I seem to have lost my CD32 copy of the first game and I still can't figure out how to save in the second game http://spacesimcentral.com/community/classicretro-space-games/whales-voyage-1-2/ anyone know?


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Well, if your playing via emulation, I use Amiga Forever, I just save "snapshots" and the emulator will save the entire game state without having to bother with any in-game save function. I never played the second in the series and I installed the first game on the Amiga's hard drive. I don't recall now how that worked but there must be an option for it someplace. Check any documentation you can find.


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October 21, 2019 11:53 am  

The manual is in German and sofar all my attempts at using Google translate have failed to pin down to which key or sub menu I have to use, maybe one day find the magic key. 😀  


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I found an online version of the manual from Whale's Voyage 1. It's in German and English.

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Also, text version, here:

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October 22, 2019 12:12 pm  

Nice find Geraldine but it's the second game manual that I need and I know the game was sold on Amiga cd around about 2000 here in the UK , so I'm guessing that their must have been a text translation for that version of the game.


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Gernot, being from Switzerland, is a German speaker. Perhaps ask him if he could tell you the control keys if he allowed you to send him a text version of the manual? It's about the only solution I can come up with. I know this problem well as I discovered a really great guide to X BTF, but like you, it's all in German. I have begun to translate it though into English but it's tough going! I reached the stage where it's mostly understandable but really I am looking at a near complete re-write of the whole guide.


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October 24, 2019 1:27 pm  

My intension was to scan the manual using the ocr software that came with the printer, then copy and past it into the translator but it didn't work right. might have another go at that.


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Another suggestion, convert the manual to a pdf, if it isn't already, and use an online document translator.

Here is two:

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