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X3: Albion Prelude


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A Bridge Between the Old and New X Universe

X³: Albion Prelude plays in a time between the old and the new X Universe. It shows a universe in flux, and prepares players for things to come. The old X Universe is passing; a new X Universe is about to be created.


The X universe is undergoing a period of massive change. What started as a conflict of interest between the Earth and the races of the X Universe has now escalated into a full scale war. Play a part in a war scenario bigger than anything the X Universe has ever seen before!

Corporations Compete for Control of the Future

With the war as a backdrop, corporations are vying for power and are driving the X Universe in a new direction. A technological breakthrough will soon allow massive accelerators, forming highways in space and allowing the economy to expand on an unprecedented scale. Highways, a key feature of X Rebirth, are not yet ready, but you can see them being built and participate in the power struggles around the construction of much larger self sustaining economies.

- New native MacOS port, fully supported by EgoSoft.
- Achievements through Game Center.
- A new plot throws you into the power struggle between corporations at a time of war
- More than 30 new ships and stations
- New Stock Exchange feature allows advanced investment strategies
- Improved graphics quality setting for high end machines
- Improved UI introducing charts to visualize economic developments
- Note: X3: Albion Prelude is not be compatible with save-games from X3: Terran Conflict.

Voiced Languages:
- English
- French
- German
- Russian

Subtitled Languages:
- Italian
- Polish
- Simplified Chinese
- Traditional Chinese
- Czech
- Spanish
- Japanese

Minimum Requirements:
MacOS: 10.7 (Lion)
CPU: Intel 2 GHz or faster
GPU: 256MB OpenGL 2.0+ discrete NVIDIA/AMD card or Intel HD Graphics 3000
Hard Disk space: 10GB

What's New in Version 3.1.1

Updated to the new native MacOS engine developed by EgoSoft, featuring:
- Multi-language release
- Improved performance
- Achievements through Game Center
- Synchronous updates
- Full support directly from EgoSoft

As well as the 3.0 Shady Business update containing:
- The “Shady Business” plot
- The “Corporation Troubles” plot
- The “Breaking Grounds” plot
- New ship, new sectors, new gamestarts and new generic missions

Voiced Languages:
- English
- French
- German
- Russian

Subtitled Languages:
- Italian
- Polish
- Simplified Chinese
- Traditional Chinese
- Czech
- Spanish
- Japanese


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Customer Reviews

xbox conttroller will not work

it says there is support for gamepads and microsoft 360 controller, it does not recoginize mine…i know the controller is fine cause works absolutely perfect with other titles such as RAGE…this is terrible.

X3 Vet

I have been playing the Egosoft games for years
The MAC version used to be really smooth when Virtual Programming was porting it
Then in-house porting was implemented & it destroyed my game that took many hoursif not years of game play & I had to delete the games & start all over
When the Shade Business Plot came to a dead stop
Plus now whenever I start the game on my MacBook Pro (15-inch, Early 2011) 2.2 GHz Intel Core i7 8 GB 1600 MHz DDR3 AMD Radeon HD 6750M 1024 MB
the game freezes & has the screen doing weird things for about 5 or 8 seconds
I just now play it on my HP Envy I dare not open it on my MAC for fear it may damage my graphics card

X3: Albion Prelude
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  • $15.99
  • Category: Games
  • Updated:
  • Version: 3.1.1
  • Size: 8.40 GB
  • Languages: English, Chinese, Czech, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Polish, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese
  • Seller:
Rated 12+ for the following:
  • Infrequent/Mild Simulated Gambling
  • Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
  • Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
  • Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence
  • Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
  • Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor

Compatibility: OS X 10.7 or later

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