The year is 2013 A.D. The DevNet and Egosoft developers are now entirely working towards the release of X Rebirth. Well, not entirely... One small group of dedicated DevNet volunteers are spending their spare time to improve X3AP. And life is not easy for the few remaining bugs.
In X3AP 3.1 several problems with the Shady Business and Corporation Troubles Plots from Update 3.0 have now been fixed. Also thanks to our DevNet translators the complete French and Chinese translations of the Update 3.0 texts as well the Spanish translation of the Shady Business Plot texts can be provided with this update. A big thank you goes to the translators of the x3tc.ru community, who provided the missing Russian texts.
New Features and Improvements:
- Crash dumps are generated on game crashes - Updated Chinese, French and Russian localisation files with 3.0 texts - Updated Spanish localisation files with Shady Business plot texts
- Fixed station invincibility bug - Fixed joystick not working after Alt+Tab - Fixed crash in mods when missiles are fired from docked ships - Several fixes in Corporation Troubles mission: -- Fixed Talk to <invalid> offer after plot has ended -- Fixed problem with vanishing mission offer -- Fixed case where Sergeant to talk to was an "Unknown Object" -- In the same mission, fixed ability to employ pirate services - Fixed comm menu issue in Shady Business plot - Fixed issue with Russian voice samples - Various text corrections
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.
A plethora of new ships, new sectors, new gamestarts and new generic missions rounds of this big update to the X3 universe.
New Features and Improvements:
- New plots: Shady Business, Corporation Troubles, Breaking Grounds - New generic mission: Repair Station, a service to repair damaged player stations (below 95% hull) - New generic mission: Multiple Transport, to transport multiple passengers with different collection/delivery points - New generic mission: Tour of a Lifetime, to take a group of tourists on a tour to various sectors to see the sights - New generic mission: Escort Dual Convoy, to aid two convoys on different routes which need protecting - Added controller support - New ships: Lotan, Acinonyx, Pteranodon - Changed the 'close to target' warning during the Follow Ship Mission from a popup message to a help text - New special sector, including new soundtrack - New special UFJD sector - Unlockable Gamestarts: Aldran Adventurer, Lost Lar, Goner Witness - Added ability for missions to enable/disable war behaviour - More Terran factories available in shipyards
- Fixed Generic Patrol by removing extra 'missions accepted' increment statistic on acceptance - Fixed Deliver Matching Ship increment statistic on acceptance for war mission - Fixed Super Shipyard dock which caused M6 ships to collide while undocking - Fixed Boron Equipment Dock orbiting objects being in the wrong position - Fixed Argon Stock Exchange billboard which was located below some docking clamps - Fixed messages sent to player in Transport Passenger Missions when there is insufficient cargo space or no Life Support - Fixed Yaki Stock Exchange unlock requirements - Fixed Escort Convoy Mission being offered by enemy race - Fixed Escort Convoy Mission not ending if you attack an escort ship - Fixed cleanup for the NPC contact in the Assassination Mission once the mission is finished - Fixed issue of captured ships being destroyed by war manager - Fixed bug with MD command - Fixed loading of ware templates - Fixed Ice miner Job so it no longer stays docked when it has nothing to mine - Fixed default values for ship hue/saturation - Added cleanup for escorts created for the Escort Convoy Mission - Added checks to avoid Xenon Invasion Missions continuing when Xenon leave the sector - Added checks during the Build Station Mission for when the Beacon is moved to avoid problems completing the mission - Changed Tyr cargospace to 8800
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
The update 2.5 of X3: Albion Prelude has been released. The major changes include:
New Features and Improvements: - Added Terran plot: Operation Loose Ends - Added Terran HQ model - Added Bioscanner and Supply Command Software to Terran Docks
Fixes: - Fixed crash in graph menus when extreme values are involved - Linked ATF rank to Terran rank - Added delay to war ships attacking player assets to allow time for player escorts to exit the system - Fixed war ships from being destroyed if they have been captured by the player - Fixed several RRF issues - Fixed case of unnecessary auto-jumps in Terran sectors - Added missing Jumpdrive to Terran docks and Jonferco Research Station - Fixed Marlin cargo bay size - Fixed exploit in freight transfer menu