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Re: Sci-Fi/Space Gaming Recommendations
« Reply #15 on: August 11, 2006, 08:34:31 pm »
If you have lots of time, and don't demand fast-paced action, I can warmly recommend the X series. I played X2 for a while, and recently picked up X3, but haven't played it yet.

X3 was a huge waste of money for me, I thought it was horrible. Even with the latest patch there was nothing but problems. Not to mention starforce, I was desperate for a spacesim and bought it anyway. Huge mistake, DVD-ROM died shortly after. Thanks a lot Starforce!

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Re: Sci-Fi/Space Gaming Recommendations
« Reply #16 on: August 13, 2006, 11:04:48 am »
I-War: Edge Of Chaos!  :)

my joystick sucks so it was very difficult to play  :P
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Re: Sci-Fi/Space Gaming Recommendations
« Reply #17 on: August 13, 2006, 08:53:48 pm »
Freelancer is quite good... (though I liked X2 and X3 better) just can't get the damn thing to work on my compy any more, for some ungodly reason.
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Re: Sci-Fi/Space Gaming Recommendations
« Reply #18 on: August 14, 2006, 10:13:53 pm »
Maybe because X3 sucks power out of your PC like Cartman sucks Sea-Men out of a hose? I run it on high settings on a two years-old (not upgraded) PC, though.
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Re: Sci-Fi/Space Gaming Recommendations
« Reply #19 on: August 14, 2006, 11:50:49 pm »
Aside from the game being horribly broken and unstable the voices didn't work in X3, doesn't even do real widescreen as it just stretches the 4:3 picture to 16:10. Ugh. All that after requiring me to waste my time and bandwidth on a huge patch after spending money on a broken piece of software. Let us not forget what is one of the worst GUIs ever and the complete and utter lack of any sort of tutorial or instructions of any kind. All the bad reviews and moaning/bitching on the egosoft boards are rightfully deserved.

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Re: Sci-Fi/Space Gaming Recommendations
« Reply #20 on: August 15, 2006, 03:50:31 am »
Yes. You have a huge penis. Well done.

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Re: Sci-Fi/Space Gaming Recommendations
« Reply #21 on: August 16, 2006, 03:50:39 am »
Freelancer i thought was excellent, and theres a lot of good Multiplayer mods/servers out there too, shame the action can get a little tiresome at times.
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Re: Sci-Fi/Space Gaming Recommendations
« Reply #22 on: August 16, 2006, 10:52:50 pm »
Yes. You have a huge penis. Well done.

(No, I didn't read it.)

I'm just a PC gamer. I regularly update my systems with relatively highish end gear. However, it is hardly the epitome of ePenis. That would be like Quad SLI with 2x 7950GX2s, Quad core with 2x dual core woodcrest xeons, 2gb+ of ddr2, 1000watt PSU and if you live where they use coal power or something dirty that nice feeling that all the power your PC sucks up is helping to destroy the enviroment while certifing your superiority over other users thanks to your giant 3dmark score.

Now back to the topic, picking up DarkStar One and Freespace 1 but I need a new joystick. My current old one I haven't used in years is a Microsoft Sidewinder Pro that came with Mech Warrior 2 way way back in the day. In otherwords, its very old and makes lots of noise when moved and is completely inaccurate from much usage. I've looked at whats out there but MS doesn't make sidewinders anymore and Logitech's three are rather horrible and all around trash from my experiance. I've seen the Saitek Cyborg Evo Joystick has lots of good reviews and generally is considered to trump the Logitech joysticks. Anyone have an opinion on it or perhaps knows of some other options?
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Re: Sci-Fi/Space Gaming Recommendations
« Reply #23 on: August 17, 2006, 03:01:21 pm »
My home computer feels dirty compared to yours, but I have more hard drives and space.

I've had a 50 AUD logicrap joystick, 3D Wingman. I had that thing for about 5 years and got more then its money worth so it wasnt too bad in retrospect. Every 6 months the joystick would become very grainy and had to be cleaned from the black grindy stuff it had in it. The throttle also died on it so I couldnt use it in the end. I now safely say I would not purchase one in the near future.


I"m currently using a HOTAS (Hands On Throttle and Stick) combination made from the guys at CH Products (linky : http://www.chproducts.com/retail_flash/index.html ). These are very high end type of anal simulators people use, much like the herman miller range of chairs. Not saying its only limited to anal people :/ Also I got them for winning a flight competition using the 3D wingman above :)

The saiteck HOTAS combination seems like it is the way to go, but I dont think you could go wrong in any joystick (even the logitech ones)

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Re: Sci-Fi/Space Gaming Recommendations
« Reply #24 on: August 17, 2006, 06:32:36 pm »
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Re: Sci-Fi/Space Gaming Recommendations
« Reply #25 on: August 17, 2006, 08:11:52 pm »
Anyone remembers Tachyon: The Fringe? Also a good space game, even more enjoyable thanks to Bruce Campbells voice acting.

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Re: Sci-Fi/Space Gaming Recommendations
« Reply #26 on: August 17, 2006, 11:04:34 pm »
I"m currently using a HOTAS (Hands On Throttle and Stick) combination made from the guys at CH Products (linky : http://www.chproducts.com/retail_flash/index.html ). These are very high end type of anal simulators people use, much like the herman miller range of chairs. Not saying its only limited to anal people :/ Also I got them for winning a flight competition using the 3D wingman above :)

The saiteck HOTAS combination seems like it is the way to go, but I dont think you could go wrong in any joystick (even the logitech ones)

Ohhh something to match my Herman Miller Mirra and future Biomorph desk! (Bah @ site in flash, evil)

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Re: Sci-Fi/Space Gaming Recommendations
« Reply #27 on: August 18, 2006, 02:20:24 pm »
Go with the saitek one, it'll do good and it wont cost an arm or a leg. Make sure you post a small review once you do get it.

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Re: Sci-Fi/Space Gaming Recommendations
« Reply #28 on: August 20, 2006, 05:33:49 pm »
You can also tell me what Darkstar One is like before I invest on it.

I liked the demo, but...those things tend to be a bit misleading.
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Re: Sci-Fi/Space Gaming Recommendations
« Reply #29 on: August 20, 2006, 06:23:26 pm »
Haven't played the game, but PCGamer gave it a review score of 43%, so my bet is on not so good.
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