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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

Worst Update Ever

I really enjoyed the game quite a bit, but the recent 3.1 update really, really screwed things up.

Right off the bat, it deleted my saved missions––gotta start from scratch. And then, it suddenly decided it doesn’t like my joystick anymore––the game thinks it’s always moving, and will not autopilot or engage in SETA (even though it worked fine 24 hours earlier with the old version). That issue went away after I unplugged it, but SETA keeps disengaging for no reason.

And purchasing this game in the App Store means I don’t have a software key I can use to post on the Egosoft tech support forum.

This update really destroyed the game. DON’T UPDATE.

X3: Albion Prelude
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  • $15.99
  • Category: Games
  • Updated: Feb 03, 2015
  • Version: 3.1.0
  • Size: 8.40 GB
  • Languages: English, Chinese, Czech, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Polish, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese
  • Seller: EGOSOFT GmbH
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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