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Egosoft announced today that the free DLC X3: Farnham's Legacy that was released back in April is now officially out with a Linux build and there's more.

X3: Farnham's Legacy is set in the years following X3: Albion Prelude, as the chaos caused by the gate shutdown really takes hold, X3: Farnham's Legacy starts very differently to previous games in the X3 series. It was developed over five years by long-term members of the Egosoft community in close cooperation with the team at Egosoft.

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It's not just a whole new story, the free expansion also brings with it lots more including:

  • (Almost) Everything from X3: Terran Conflict and X3: Albion Prelude
  • Exploration tools and explorers guild
  • Diplomacy and dynamic relations
  • New drone carrier and armoured transport ships
  • Player headquarters with new advanced facilities
  • A unique and very special new ship
  • Station-building and complex planning services
  • Ship browser and hyperlinked encyclopedia
  • New piracy options and gameplay
  • Real sector ownership
  • Improved logs and graphs
  • Enhanced modding support
  • Lots and lots of smaller improvements!

Along with the Linux release, Egosoft also tweaked other parts of the series too:

X3: Terran Conflict

  • [GOG Linux only] Updated to version 3.4 (2017)
  • [Steam only] Simplified first-time setup on Windows
  • Fixed lib compatibility issues on Linux
  • Fixed several voice samples in German version
X3: Albion Prelude
  • [GOG Linux only] Updated to version 3.3 (2017)
  • [Steam only] Simplified first-time setup on Windows
  • Fixed lib compatibility issues on Linux

Really amazing to see the long-term support here from Egosoft for their games.

You can buy the X3 series on GOG, Humble Store and Steam.

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Avikarr 9 Jul
I have never got into the "X" series. I like these kind of complicated games, so I think it will be great for me. Can someone recommend, where should I start first with this game? X3: Reunion, X3:Terran Conflict, X3:Albion Prelude, or X3:Farnham's Legacy?
Quoting: AvikarrI have never got into the "X" series. I like these kind of complicated games, so I think it will be great for me. Can someone recommend, where should I start first with this game? X3: Reunion, X3:Terran Conflict, X3:Albion Prelude, or X3:Farnham's Legacy?

If you are into the story stuff, then I'd say play all of them. But if, like me, you don't really care about that stuff and just want to build a mighty space empire, then I'd say Albion Prelude is a good place to jump in.
gilboa 9 Jul
Quoting: rustybroomhandle
Quoting: AvikarrI have never got into the "X" series. I like these kind of complicated games, so I think it will be great for me. Can someone recommend, where should I start first with this game? X3: Reunion, X3:Terran Conflict, X3:Albion Prelude, or X3:Farnham's Legacy?

If you are into the story stuff, then I'd say play all of them. But if, like me, you don't really care about that stuff and just want to build a mighty space empire, then I'd say Albion Prelude is a good place to jump in.

Fully agree.
After spending months on X2, X3:R, X3:TC, X3:AP and now struggling to get used to X4 (I never really enjoyed X:R), I fully agree that X3:AP is indeed the best release.

- Gilboa
I'm happy they finally got around to update the outdated Linux version on GOG, it was an abandoned state for a while. Might finally be the right time to buy X4.
Grifter 9 Jul
Quoting: gilboaAfter spending months on X2, ...

Is there a painless way to play X2? I tried launching the old LGP demo of X2 but that only segfaulted, so I picked up X2 on steam when it was super cheap but steamplaying X2 resulted in missing audio
Avikarr 10 Jul
Quoting: rustybroomhandlethen I'd say Albion Prelude

Quoting: gilboaX3:AP is indeed the best release

Thank you guys :)
whizse 10 Jul
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Quoting: GrifterIs there a painless way to play X2? I tried launching the old LGP demo of X2 but that only segfaulted, so I picked up X2 on steam when it was super cheap but steamplaying X2 resulted in missing audio
Depends on your definition of painless. Looks like Proton-6.10-GE-1 is reported to be working:
https://www.protondb.com/app/2800
gilboa 10 Jul
Quoting: Avikarr
Quoting: rustybroomhandlethen I'd say Albion Prelude

Quoting: gilboaX3:AP is indeed the best release

Thank you guys :)

I actually was a beta tester and owner of (the late) LGP X2 (and then X3:R).
As far as I know, LGP's X2 still can be made to work (unlike X3:R that uses some license server that no longer works).
That said, back when X3:TC was released as Windows only, I had zero issues running it under wine. As such, I would venture and guess that Steam-Proton will have zero issues running X2.
beko 10 Jul
Love the X series (Frontier owner here). Wrote various articles like how to get a headtracker working with this and even started to get into writing extensions for it myself.

Unpopular opinion but I even like Rebirth ;-)
einherjar 12 Jul
Quoting: AvikarrI have never got into the "X" series. I like these kind of complicated games, so I think it will be great for me. Can someone recommend, where should I start first with this game? X3: Reunion, X3:Terran Conflict, X3:Albion Prelude, or X3:Farnham's Legacy?

My first X-Game was X4: Foundations.
It is a really great game, but it was a bit to learn to come into the game. I watched a few video tutorials.

So if you seek for a start in X-games, I think X4 is good to do this. You can play the story lines or just use it as a big sandbox. I have lots of fun with it, building an empire in space with only a bit of story line playing.
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