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Oolite 1.84 released, the open source open-world Elite-like game is maturing

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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.

The source is available under the GPL and it can be found on github. Article taken from
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dtoebe 2 August 2016 at 4:59 pm UTC
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 August 2016 at 7:25 pm UTC
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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 August 2016 at 8:12 pm UTC
Many FOOS games to choose from, excellent
Most of them could use some manpower, though.
Magamo 2 August 2016 at 8:24 pm UTC
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 August 2016 at 6:47 am UTC
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How does this version compare to the Pioneer fork?
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