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Vega Strike 0.3.0

January 14th, 2003 by Alkini

Version 0.3.0 of the 3D Space Simulator Vega Strike (screenshots) has been released; changes include:

  • revamped and polished the engine to support per pixel specular lighting and much-refined gameplay
  • plot missions
  • can now talk to people in the bars for plot missions and other interesting asides
  • full score
  • sound effects for the standard cockpit noises
  • jpeg support for textures
  • may hire wingmen or even earn some friends if you save the right people
  • now have the ability to own multiple starships
  • a new ship, the dryad merchant vessel
  • a repair button has been added to help you fix up that vessel
  • autodocking so you must not request clearence

Vega Strike 0.3.0 downloads: @ sf.net

6 Responses to “Vega Strike 0.3.0”

  1. Anonymous Says:

    I just played around with it for a few minutes, but I think this game is going to be an awesome Privateer clone. The graphics and gameplay are already pretty cool, I’d play it more but I keep running into “Not Implemented Yet” at various points. Definately going to try it again in another version or two though.

  2. StarTux Says:

    Used the RPM’s though, will try later with tarballs and CVS builds.

    StarTux

  3. Anonymous Says:

    This new version is leaps and bounds better than the previous ones. I’d almost go so far to say that it is playable (and fun), but there are some notable rough edges here and there. For instance the commodity and mission computers are somewhat generic looking screens very unlike those of Privateer / Righteous Fire, and space combat could probably still use some tweaking to get a good arcade-ish feel, yet most of the features are there now in one way or another. Some further refinements will make this game one of the best space games of all time. It has all the great features of Elite / Privateer, and is open-source so you can fix bugs, write missions, etc. I really loved Privateer, but it crashed consistently, and its sound was horribly buggy. This game, Vega Strike, is the heir to the throne. Forget “Freelancer” because if it ever is released it will probably be as buggy and proprietary as Privateer2 was. Right now Vega Strike is almost as good as Terminus, and in a lot of ways it is much superior. Definately keep your eye on this game. In five years it may be the most famous space sim in the world!

  4. Anonymous Says:

    Guess I’ll have to make a new account.

  5. Anonymous Says:

    I played this game for hours and everything has worked. Not sure what you mean by unimplemented For the exploration dude you need to go through all the sectors to find a alien or something (delta, beta, gamma sort of thing). the ISO lady is elite!

  6. Anonymous Says:

    I played this game for hours and everything has worked. Not sure what you mean by unimplemented For the exploration dude you need to go through all the sectors to find a alien or something (delta, beta, gamma sort of thing). the ISO lady is elite!

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