Egosoft is pleased to announce the release of X3: Albion Prelude 3.0 - Shady Business
! The fight of the Corporations for power, prosperity and technologies continues.
A Split 'bridle' is missing and StrongArms, Jonferco and the Beryll are trying everything to find her. They seem to be putting in a bit too much effort just to save a Split wedding. What other interests they have in finding the Split bridle? You'll find out in the 'Shady Business' plot. Another place another story. Some corporations rise; others fall. A few owners of struggling corporations are clever enough to ask for help. Who knows? Maybe one of them will also try to contact you. Find out in the 'Corporation Troubles' plot. Turned-off gate connections drastically change the universe, as we know. While some factions fight for control of the remaining territories, others pursue more peaceful objectives. Help those discovering new places to settle in the 'Breaking Grounds' plot.
But this is not everything Update 3.0 has to offer by a long way. Four new generic missions have found their way into the game. Amongst those are the 'Tour of a Lifetime' and 'Repair Station' missions that some of you might know from earlier X games. In the hope of continued support in the ongoing war, the Terran government has finally decided to offer previously unavailable weapon and support factories for sale. Driven by a similar logic, the Argon federation has put its newest supply ship into mass production. While not directly involved in the war, the Split Patriarch has revealed his long-kept secret flagship to counter the armament efforts of the other races.
Also new in this Update is the added support for Gamepad controllers. Finally those of you who want to play X3: Albion Prelude with a Gamepad will be able to do so.
It's not only new things that have been added, though; some old bugs have also finally bitten the dust. These include a problem with super-shipyards preventing M6 ships from undocking without collisions, the destruction of captured ships by the war manager, as well as several problems with generic missions. As usual, the complete changelog can be found in the documents folder of your X3: Terran Conflict addon directory.
X3: Albion Prelude 3.0 is available now for download over Steam. The Steam client will automatically update your game to the latest version, provided it has not been configured to prevent this. We have also updated the NoSteam EXE to version 3.0 - to use this you will need to update via Steam first.
We would like to thank the volunteer developers of the AP Community Project for developing large parts of this update. We would also like to thank our army of community members, testers and translators for their contribution in bringing this update to life.
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