X-Universe News

September 2008

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  English Flag English Version http://www.egosoft.com/x/xnews/200809_44News.html  
German Flag German Version http://www.egosoft.com/x/xnews/200809_49News.html
Russian Flag Russian Version http://www.egosoft.com/x/xnews/200809_07News.html
Introduction A Very Short Note...
X3: Terran Conflict Release in October!
Online Shop and Steam X3:TC now available for preorder!
X3:TC Developer Blog Stories, Interviews and Info...
X3:TC Trailer Videos There's a lot to see!
Argon Buster A spaceship made from paper?
Credits & Contact: The bit that nobody reads anyway!

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A Very Short Note...



It's been a few busy months since we last sent out an edition of X-Universe News, in fact we've all been so busy that we didn't even have much time to write about it.
Now that X3: Terran Conflict has reached Gold status, we can finally bring you an update so without further ado, welcome to X-Universe News #29.





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X3: Terran Conflict

Release in October!


That's right, X3: Terran Conflict has reached Gold status. That means we have created the master copy of the game and it has been delivered to the publishers who will soon start production.



X3: Terran Conflict is a brand new, stand-alone game set in the universe of X³. It is the culmination of the X trilogy, with a grand finale that takes us all the way back to Earth's own solar system. Gamers can take on the roles of different characters in the X universe, or of a Terran military pilot, and experience a multitude of stories in the largest X universe ever featured - for X3: Terran Conflict will offer more missions than any other X game before. Meanwhile, X3: Terran Conflict will pose questions such as: How has Earth changed in all these years? And how will relations between Earth and its counterparts in the X universe develop?


If everything goes as planned you will be able to buy X3: Terran Conflict on DVD in stores on October 10th.

X3: Terran Conflict will also be available via online distribution through Steam. Pre-Loading starts on September 25th.



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Online Shop and Steam

X3:TC now available for preorder!


X3: Terran Conflict is now available for preorder in our Online Shop for a price of 39.95 EUR or as a download version through Steam.

In the Egosoft Online Shop we also have a special deal for you:
order the X3: Terran Conflict + Farnham's Legend bundle and you get the book for only 2.95 EUR.


So what are you waiting for?
Egosoft Online Shop



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X3:TC Developer Blog

Stories, Interviews and Info...


We have set up a blog for the final stage of X3: Terran Conflict development and production including interviews with different members of the development team, screenshots, videos and more.
We constantly add new articles there so make sure you check back regularly!



Check out the X3: Terran Conflict developer blog at http://x3tc.blogspot.com


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X3:TC Trailer Videos

There's a lot to see!


TRADE - FIGHT - BUILD - THINK that is still the motto of all X games and so there will be four trailer videos each focusing on one of these core aspects of X³: Terran Conflict.
Already released are the THINK and BUILD trailers with the TRADE trailer to come soon.



To check out these videos in high quality, please visit our download page where you will find English and German versions in two different sizes. If you want to watch right now, check out the Xuniversechannel on YouTube.


Egosoft Download section
X-Universe Channel on YouTube



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Argon Buster

A spaceship made from paper?


The very first 3D models for the X games were technical drawings on graph paper from where their measurements were then transferred into the game files.
Today the models are created with professional 3D design software only to be printed out on paper by a creative fan - that's evolution! Well actually there has been some progress after all - back then paper meant 2D, today X3 player Ciprian aka the4ce has turned simple paper into a 3D model of the Argon Buster! Impressive!


Argon Buster pape model


A few words from the creator of this marvelous piece of paper-spaceship engineering:


Ciprian aka the4ce:
"Since I started playing X2 and X3, I have always wanted to have a model of a ship. After some years I accidentally found some software that lets you make paper models from 3D files, and after a couple of months I learned how to extract the models from the game and made the Argon Buster. I hope you all enjoy it! Good luck with building it!"


Want to show your appreciation? Thinking of building your own spaceships? Questions?
Discuss! http://forum.egosoft.com/viewtopic.php?t=214737


To download the model and instructions, click here: Argon Buster (paper model)

(instruction file is in .pdo format which requires the Pepakura Viewer)



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Credits & Contact

The 'move along' nothing to see here 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


Editor in Chief

Michael Baumgardt - Germany


Issue Editor

Michael "BurnIt!" Baumgardt


With Thanks To

Bernd Lehahn


Translation and Proofreading



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