Since the last update, we've taken the opportunity to do a couple of things with these games. Most of these are fixes, and have been applied to both games (X3: TC + X3: AP); those of you with many playing hours will be pleased to note that one of these addresses the performance and memory issues that can occur with certain missions.
Modders will find a few small improvements in X3AP, and players who use the Russian and Chinese localisations will hopefully be pleased to see text improvements that had been made in X3AP have now been back-ported to X3TC. Also back-ported to X3TC, though currently only in the Windows version, is the controller support from X3AP.
X3:TC 3.3 Changelog:
Added controller support (Windows only).
Updated Chinese and Russian localisation files.
Fixed various crashes and enabled crash dump generation.
Fixed various issues with joystick control.
Fixed mission-related memory leaks and performance issues.
Fixed duration of subtitles and displayed hints in several languages.
Fixed various user interface issues.
Fixed "invalid" being displayed instead of date/time in savegame load menu.
Fixed exploit in return ship mission where boarded ships remained player owned.
Fixed missions in Pirate or Yaki space not selecting correct enemies.
In addition to our big announcement today of the new X Rebirth VR Edition, we are also releasing new public beta updates for several of our existing games.
X Rebirth 4.10
X3: Albion Prelude 3.2
X3: Terran Conflict 3.3
All three of these updates improve the games, and include a number of fixes and performance improvements that have come to our attention over the past months. These updates will, of course, be made available to everybody once the testing has ended.
This is a small technical update for Windows only and does not contain any new gameplay features.
• Fixed selection of wrong graphics card on systems (particularly laptops) that have dual graphics. • Fixed issue with menu performance on systems with particular AMD graphics hardware and driver combinations.
We are pleased to announce that Steam Cloud support is now enabled for all games in the X series, to bring the older games in line with X Rebirth.
Your savegames will now be synchronised across different PCs using the same Steam account by default.
If you do not wish to use Steam Cloud to synchronise your games, then right-click on the game in question in the Steam library, choose Properties, go to the Updates tab and uncheck the "Enable Steam Cloud synchronization" checkbox setting.
You can, of course, re-enable it at any time if you change your mind.
The Bonus Package for X3: Terran Conflict has just been released on Steam. It's a free collection of script plugins that have been created by members of the Egosoft forum community. Egosoft has selected them as extensions that fit well into, and do not destroy, the balance of the game. To access the bonus content, simply install it from the store page. The Bonus Package will also show up in the DLC tab of the game properties, where you have the option to uninstall it.
If you have previously installed the non-Steam version of the Bonus Package, it is recommended that you uninstall it first.
Dammit, Humble guys. We leave you alone for a few days, and you barf up more games all over your website. There are two Humble happenings right now. Firstly, their Weekly Sale ticked over - kicking out the retro shooters and replacing them with the cold, dark void of Egosoft's space obsession. The entirety of the X-Series is being made available, minus the upcoming, spectacle promising, X-Rebirth. Secondly, over in the Humble mansion's main wing, the Indie Bundle 9 has added four more games, including Bastion and Limbo.
Here's what's in the Weekly Sale:
X: Beyond the Frontier X-Tension X2: The Threat X3: Reunion plus its DLC X3: Reunion - Bonus Package X3: Terran Conflict (for purchases above $6) X3: Albion Prelude plus its soundtrack (for purchases above $6) X-Superbox Bonus Material (for purchases above $6) X-Rebirth soundtrack
Alternatively, replace that entire list with a man shouting "SPAAAAAAAAAAACE!" forever. It amounts to pretty much the same thing.
And now, in the more than $2.89 million raising Humble Indie Bundle 9, you can get the following for an above-the-average purchase:
Rocketbirds: Hardboiled Chicken A Virus Named Tom Bastion Limbo
That's all for this weeks edition of "Humble: The 'Oh Dear God How Am I Going To Play All Of These Games' Story".
The X games hurl you into the most detailed universe ever created, right into the middle of an epic, intergalactic story filled with twists and turns at every jump gate. Become the hero once more as you TRADE, FIGHT, BUILD, and THINK your way to victory.
Immerse yourself in a living, breathing universe where all your actions have consequences.
Egosoft is happy to announce that from today, a Japanese text translation for X3: Terran Conflict and X3: Albion Prelude is available on Steam for all users. This translation is provided with thanks to our publishing partner zoo.co.jp and should fix the problem some users were experiencing when installing the Japanese version on an account where the international version was already installed.
Updates to X3: Terran Conflict (3.2c) and X3: Albion Prelude (2.5.2) have been released.
In both games, Chinese localization files have been updated. Localized achievements are now available for Russian, Simplified Chinese and Traditional Chinese.
The update 2.5.2 for X3: Albion Prelude also includes the following changes: • Added full voice support for Russian language • Fixed issue where many replacement fighters would spawn at shipyards (existing fighters are removed) • Fixed issue where captured or boarded ships from war sectors may be removed later • Fixed duration of subtitles and displayed hints in several languages • Fixed minor user interface issues