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Oolite 1.84 has recently been released and brings with it a new camera mode which will help make some awesome screenshots and other stuff too.

New features
- Mobile External View Camera
- Multiple Lasers Now Available to All Ships
- Improvements to the Galactic Chart Interface
- Improvements to Overall Presentation and UI

See the full changelog here.

Do many of you play it? I remember playing Elite when I was much younger on my Amiga!

About the game
Oolite is inspired by the 8-bit classic Elite, and many aspects of gameplay will be familiar to players of that game. In the tradition of open-world games, there's no overall story: you can be a millionaire trader, a veteran combateer, a feared pirate, a lonely miner, a notorious smuggler, or all of them, or something else entirely, based on your own actions.

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dtoebe 2 Aug, 2016
I used to play this game a lot before Steam came to Linux, and I had more time. I do think of this game but never play it. I may have to set some time to get back into it. But my standby OSS Game is still Warzone 2100. I want to waste an hour or 2, that is my game
oldrocker99 2 Aug, 2016
I first played Elite on a C=64, and it was one impressive game for its time. Frontier was the sequel, coming out for the Amiga and DOS. Oolite is a worthy successor.

I'm with ditobe about Warzone 2100; it's excellent.
MayeulC 2 Aug, 2016
Many FOOS games to choose from, excellent :)
Most of them could use some manpower, though.
Magamo 2 Aug, 2016
This game is one of my personal favs. The mod community is small but strong, and they've given it a life all its own that feels *like* Elite, but definitely has some new twists.
iiari 4 Aug, 2016
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How does this version compare to the Pioneer fork?
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