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Seriously, wow, I only realised Black Prophecy was out on Friday... doh.gifredface.gif
It's so good, though. In just two days, I've logged just over ten hours simply because it's so addictive. Any fans of EVE Online and/or Freelancer, take note (if you haven't by now):

Black Prophecy

Graphics are brilliant (I really like the explosions), sound is very good (works very well with surround sound), gameplay is intense and provides real combat (I wasn't too much of a fan of EVE Online's combat style and loved Freelancer's), there's a cockpit view mode and provides a good level of tinkering with your character and ship.

There are some things that it could have extra but the game is clearly still young and developing. What I couldn't believe is that the game is 100% free...!!!
Overall, a great game in my opinion and experience. Try it if you haven't already (I admit I feel I was a bit late in realising)!
    
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How do you install it? Keeps asking for a disk.
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I played for a while in the closed beta, was pretty good. Just found out yesterday that it went live on Wednesday.
 
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It is a nice sim, with great combat but to me it lacks a great Sci-Fi flare. The back story feels like it is missing, the flight controls feel horrible floaty and inferior compared to X3 Terran Conflict, not to mention the thought put into ship classification and races seems a little boring, in my opinion EVE and X3 blow it out of the water. Just my 2 cents.
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Originally Posted by Droogie;14237911 
How do you install it? Keeps asking for a disk.

Go to the relevant Client Download page:

EU Client
US Client

Under Direct Download, download all the files (these are big!). Once you have them all, put them all in one folder and run the setup program (the last file on the list). It should install perfectly and then run without any need for a disc or anything! smile.gif
That's how it worked for me anyway, as per the instructions.
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Originally Posted by Marafice Eye;14237930 
I played for a while in the closed beta, was pretty good. Just found out yesterday that it went live on Wednesday.

I'm not sure whether or not it went live in the EU before the US. I have a feeling it did quite a while before and I only just noticed. Maybe I'm wrong!
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It is a nice sim, with great combat but to me it lacks a great Sci-Fi flare. The back story feels like it is missing, the flight controls feel horrible floaty and inferior compared to X3 Terran Conflict, not to mention the thought put into ship classification and races seems a little boring, in my opinion EVE and X3 blow it out of the water. Just my 2 cents.

True, the story and races need some more development. Hopefully the developers develop this area of the game further. They seem to be adding more and more stuff in so that's a good sign of development. EVE Online has more depth, indeed, but hopefully in some time, Black Prophecy can compete with it depth-wise. Things I just don't like about EVE Online are the combat system, having to pay to play (it's not too expensive, though) and how excruciatingly slow it is to make something of yourself in-game, hahaha. X3 Terran Conflict was good, yeah, but personally for me it has to be an MMO to make a game like that playable.
    
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So... I just made my first character. We need an official page and a clan for OCN!
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How is the fighter pvp compared to freelancer (either nilla or modded).

Is there something like my beloved EK slides or is it more jousting ?
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Digging up this thread instead of making a new one...

Game is pretty good, graphics are nice and dogfighting is similar to Freelancer. I wanted to play Freelancer again on Eyefinity but it just won't do it. This game will take it's place, lol.

I also can't believe this is a completely free to play game online!
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Hmm, if it handles well and has proper widescreen aspect ratio and FoV support I'll give it a download,

Haven't played a game like this since.......Wing Commander.. I think, wow.

Halo Reach's space level doesn't count wink.gif
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Thanks for the heads up can't wait to try it.
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