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Egosoft continue to polish up their ridiculously massive, incredibly ambitious and rather good looking space sim with the release of X4: Split Vendetta and the massive 3.0 free update.

For everyone in the free update there's new storyline, new mission types, French voice-over, new standalone tutorials, new shops, a configurable alert system, new weapons, improved graphics and a huge amount more. Meanwhile X4: Split Vendetta, the paid DLC, adds in a massive expansion to the universe amongst other things like the two new Split family clans.

Check out their impressive release trailer below:

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This is, without a doubt, the biggest update to the game yet and shows how completely committed Egosoft are to creating the best possible space game they can. Their effort is showing too, as X4: Foundations really has come a long way. I've spoken to quite a few people who are regular players of X4, since I only dabble in it here and there myself and they've all said along the same lines that it's a huge improvement.

It is an incredibly impressive game, even with the rough edges here and there. It often looks completely gorgeous too, and the action when you get into a fight is extremely intense during some of the bigger battles. Everything outside of that too with all the exploration, trading and more. It's just massive.

You can grab X4: Foundations and the DLC from Humble Store, GOG and Steam.

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SuperTux 2 April 2020 at 1:37 pm UTC
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Once you get the hang of the game it's a lot of fun .
Alm888 2 April 2020 at 2:17 pm UTC
Patola
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PatolaYou can earn every prize through regular missions.
Not true. As I wrote above, some paintjobs are on-line exclusive.
I doubt it. Which ones? What is your source?
The usual stuff:Without mods players are basically limited to 6 paitjobs (besides default one):
ARG: Forty Two
ANT: The Vindicator
HOP: Path to Glory
PAR: Garbage Disposal Unit 3
TEL: Opportunity
SCA: The Scream
And that's it.


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Cestarian 2 April 2020 at 3:19 pm UTC
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CestarianWasn't the base game a buggy and somewhat incomplete mess? Already releasing dlc for it? tsk.

Still tho, I wonder what state it's in now compared to X3:AP...
It was. In november 30 2018, when it was launched. You apparently haven't been reading the news... Or my post telling the bugs have been fixed up above.

Not following the news tightly no, and I hear the new patch just introduced a ton more of bugs
Boldos 2 April 2020 at 4:08 pm UTC
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TheSHEEEPOrdered my HOTAS a few days ago.
Time to wait...

What you got ?

Personally have a warthog, With the 3 patch out I will give X4 another go.
This one:
http://www.thrustmaster.com/products/t16000m-fcs-hotas

Didn't really want to go for the most expensive ones as I don't know how much I'll actually use it.
But that one reportedly works well on linux, and seems to be "good enough" quality, so I guess I'll be fine.

Good choice, IIRC it uses HALL sensors too, seems to be well recommended my Elite/SC players.
I read that X4 support for HOTAS is not that great, unfortunately.
Is that correct?
pete910 2 April 2020 at 5:24 pm UTC
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Boldos
pete910
TheSHEEEP
pete910
TheSHEEEPOrdered my HOTAS a few days ago.
Time to wait...

What you got ?

Personally have a warthog, With the 3 patch out I will give X4 another go.
This one:
http://www.thrustmaster.com/products/t16000m-fcs-hotas

Didn't really want to go for the most expensive ones as I don't know how much I'll actually use it.
But that one reportedly works well on linux, and seems to be "good enough" quality, so I guess I'll be fine.

Good choice, IIRC it uses HALL sensors too, seems to be well recommended my Elite/SC players.
I read that X4 support for HOTAS is not that great, unfortunately.
Is that correct?

Well it does have profiles for a few including the warthog, You can set customise buttons fine however, Trying to change axis like rudder ect does not work at all.

No idea as to why.
Patola 2 April 2020 at 5:50 pm UTC
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Patola
Alm888
PatolaYou can earn every prize through regular missions.
Not true. As I wrote above, some paintjobs are on-line exclusive.
I doubt it. Which ones? What is your source?
The usual stuff:Without mods players are basically limited to 6 paitjobs (besides default one):
ARG: Forty Two
ANT: The Vindicator
HOP: Path to Glory
PAR: Garbage Disposal Unit 3
TEL: Opportunity
SCA: The Scream
And that's it.
The first link you posted does not confirm your position, on the contrary, some of the comments show a player getting a Tier-3 paintjob (and I've also taken those from missions too, although I don't remember which was). The second link does not have any information regarding the game not having the paintjobs on the missions. And from where did you take this list?
Patola 2 April 2020 at 5:52 pm UTC
BoldosI read that X4 support for HOTAS is not that great, unfortunately.
Is that correct?
I've tested for long hours with a Thrustmaster Warthog and my current HOTAS, which is a Logitech X52 Pro. Both worked wonderfully. Besides the pre-made profiles, I was able to configure them very much the way I liked. I cannot imagine how could someone say its support is anything else than stellar. And I configured the same HOTAS kits on Elite, and the X52 Pro on Star Citizen and other games, to have a suffiently good parameter for comparison.

What is the criticism, specifically? What did you "heard" about its support?
Patola 2 April 2020 at 5:54 pm UTC
pete910Well it does have profiles for a few including the warthog, You can set customise buttons fine however, Trying to change axis like rudder ect does not work at all.

No idea as to why.
What axes are you trying to change? Can you describe them in detail? I wil try to reproduce here.

Notice that if you have a HOTAS kit that has more than one device plugged to the computer, you must inform them in the input device configuration. I do that because I use my G29 pedals along with the X52.


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pete910 2 April 2020 at 11:48 pm UTC
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pete910Well it does have profiles for a few including the warthog, You can set customise buttons fine however, Trying to change axis like rudder ect does not work at all.

No idea as to why.
What axes are you trying to change? Can you describe them in detail? I wil try to reproduce here.

Notice that if you have a HOTAS kit that has more than one device plugged to the computer, you must inform them in the input device configuration. I do that because I use my G29 pedals along with the X52.

Any of the analogue axis that wont bind.



If you go into the settings and delete say throttle then try to rebind it to a different axis it fails.

It works fine as the profile is set as.
Alm888 3 April 2020 at 1:10 am UTC
PatolaThe first link you posted does not confirm your position, on the contrary, some of the comments show a player getting a Tier-3 paintjob (and I've also taken those from missions too, although I don't remember which was).
"Path to Glory" is a tier 3 paintjob. Which means absolutely nothing. Its "drop rate" is equal to a tier 1 "Opportunity": just take and finish an appropriate guild mission for the faction in the list.
PatolaThe second link does not have any information regarding the game not having the paintjobs on the missions.
It has. Exactly 1 paintjob per faction (see the list).
PatolaAnd from where did you take this list?
I've made it myself based on my 500+ hours in the game and dozens of completed guild missions (normal missions never have paintjob as reward). Chances there are super rare "once in a blue moon" rewards with some paintjobs other than in the list are minuscule.
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