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Oolite is a cross platform space sim game inspired by Elite
« on: September 30, 2009, 08:08:44 AM »
Oolite is a cross platform space sim game inspired by Elite



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   "The Courier turned, its rear gun mounting tracking the Coran’s Mk1 Cobra. Fierce energy fire burst out. The Mk1 Cobra was sent tumbling and exploded, pieces of hull and equipment dispersing into the darkness. Further bursts caught Red’s Krait, Rebecca saw the Krait’s shields collapse and a burst of fire drove straight into the hull…"

from Status Quo by Drew Wagar

Oolite is a space sim game, inspired by Elite, powered by Objective-C and OpenGL, and designed as a small game that is easy for users to pick up, modify and expand upon. Almost every aspect of the game can be changed by using simple, free graphics packages and text editors.

Originally written for Mac OS X, and under continuous development for over five years, Oolite is available for Mac OS X (10.3.9 and higher) and PCs running Windows XP, Windows Vista or Linux. It requires at least a 400 MHz processor, 256 MiB of memory, and a graphics card capable of accelerating OpenGL graphics.

The game and source code are offered for free under the GNU General Public License.

Oolite (Object Oriented Elite) is as addictive and compelling today as Elite was in 1984. 4 Stars (Editor’s Choice)
Macworld UK

They may seem archaic, but Elite and Oolite are hugely engrossing and enjoyable.
Linux Format

Oolite takes the exact same, brilliantly compulsive gameplay [as Elite] and makes it slicker, faster and better looking - for free. If the core package isn't thrilling enough, there are expansion packs available, too.
TechRadar.com, The 10 best free PC games you should play today


Versions

Version 1.65, released in June 2006, is the latest full release of Oolite. However, the test releases are faster, prettier, more stable and use less memory, so ignoring the full release and using the test releases instead is recommended. Yes, we realise this sounds silly.
Mac OS X

    * Oolite Test Release 1.73.4 for Mac OS X 10.3.9 or later (19 MiB)
    * Oolite Test Release 1.73.4 updater for Oolite 1.65 or later (3 MiB)
    * Oolite 1.65 for Mac OS X 10.3.9 or later (20 MiB)

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Windows

    * Oolite Test Release 1.73.4 for Windows XP service pack 3 or later (21 MiB)
    * Oolite Test Release 1.73.4 updater for Oolite 1.73.3 only (794 KiB)
    * Oolite 1.65) for Windows XP service pack 3 or later (19 MiB)

Linux

    * Oolite Test Release 1.73.4 for x86 Linux systems (23 MiB, uses Autopackage)
    * Oolite 1.65 for x86 Linux systems (21 MiB, uses Autopackage)

    * Oolite Test Release 1.73.4 packages for Ubuntu 8.04 and 9.04

Source Code and Updates

Source code for all platforms is available from BerliOS. New test releases are announced on the forum.
Add-ons

There are numerous expansion packs and other add-ons for Oolite. Don’t forget to look at the Links page!

http://www.oolite.org/
« Last Edit: February 10, 2011, 12:13:12 AM by Software Santa »

 


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