X-Universe News

Issue 18 - July 2005

 English Version http://www.egosoft.com/x/xnews/200507_44News.html
 German Version http://www.egosoft.com/x/xnews/200507_49News.html
 French Version http://www.egosoft.com/x/xnews/200507_33News.html
 Italian Version http://www.egosoft.com/x/xnews/200507_39News.html
Editor's Note: A Very Short Note...
X³: Reunion - in-game movie: See the beauty of the X³ universe
X²: The Threat - for Mac: Order now
X³: Reunion - Requirements: Preliminary info
Credits & Contact: The Uninteresting Bit!

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Editor's Note

A Very Short Note...


Welcome to X-News Issue 18. If you have come from the mail version of this issue, the first thing you will have noticed is the new format. Starting with this issue, X-Universe News will be mailed out in a slim version with the full HTML version being only here, on the website.


We've got some big news this time:
if you haven't seen it yet, there is a brand new breathtaking video of X³ available for download, X² jumps into the Mac sector and finally we also were able to get some preliminary system requirements information for X³!




Michael Baumgardt

X³: Reunion - in-game movie

See the beauty of the X³ universe


A new movie has been released for download on this site. The movie is available in Windows Media and in AVI formats, with each format available in various sizes.


This movie will show off some of the new graphics that have been implemented into the new upcoming game; X³: Reunion.




The Movie is available for download in the X³ Download section.


After numerous requests we offer the soundtrack as MP3 download as well - it can be found right by the movie.




X²: The Threat - for Mac

Order Now


Yes that's right - X2 is arriving on a Mac near you and you can pre-order at the Egosoft shop.


An OpenGL graphics engine with support for bump-mapping and volumetric shading puts you in a fully-realised 3D universe of stunning nebulae, and streaking missiles. The Mac is the second platform for the X series of games, following on from the PC. We've put up system requirements for all you Mac users hungry to see the X universe in all its glory - check our newspage for more info. And speaking of system requirements...



Greg Kingston

X³: Reunion - Requirements

Preliminary info


Although we are still in development, we are pleased to be able to update the expected PC requirements for X³: Reunion with some details as below. Please note that these may well change as coding progresses:


Minimum Requirements

Operating System:Windows 98 SE, ME, 2000, XP
CPU Type and speed:Pentium IV (or AMD equivalent) 1.7 GHz
Memory:512MB RAM
Hard drive space:2GB of disk space
Graphics card:128MB 3D DirectX 9 compatible card (not onboard) with Pixel Shader 1.3 support
Optical media:DVD-ROM drive


Recommended Requirements

Operating System:Windows 98 SE, ME, 2000, XP
CPU Type and speed:Pentium IV (or AMD equivalent) 2.4 GHz
Memory:1GB RAM
Hard drive space:2GB of disk space
Graphics card:256MB 3D DirectX 9 compatible card (not onboard) with Pixel Shader 2.0 support
Optical media:DVD-ROM drive



Greg Kingston

Credits & Contact

The Uninteresting Bit!


If you would like to get in contact with us, then feel free. E-mail: X-Universe-News@egosoft.com


EGOSOFT info@egosoft.com


Editors in Chief

Darren Astles - Great Britain

Michael Baumgardt - Germany


Issue Editor

Jonathan Handby



Greg "Abyss" Kingston


With Thanks To

Bernd Lehahn


Translation and Proofreading

Confucio - IT

Vassenego - DE

The Fly - FR

Sauron11 - PL

LokkenJP - ES


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