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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 3.1.0

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

Backup your saved games before upgrading….

I managed to get the tech issues figured out, so I’m upgrading my rating to 4 stars. (Minus 1 for the update deleting my saved games.)

Does not Run

Just bought this game and as soon as it was finished installing it doesn't even run. Keeps giving me a problem report!!! My mac meets all the requirements… what a waste of money!!!

X3: Albion Prelude
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  • $15.99
  • Category: Games
  • Updated:
  • Version: 3.1.0
  • 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 Realistic Violence
  • Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
  • Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
  • Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor
  • Infrequent/Mild Simulated Gambling
  • Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes

Compatibility: OS X 10.7 or later

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