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I used to play a game way back in the day on either Windows 95, DOS, or a Mac cant really remember its been probably around 16years.

But anyways the game was top down and you started off with a small space shuttle in a single solar system but could travel between others and as you traveled between them they would become visible on your map. In each system you could stop at the planets to take jobs, buy a new ship etc (never actually saw the planet it was just a pop up window). I remember being able to travel in any which way endlessly and could encounter friendly/hostile species and just do whatever you want.

not the greatest description but i cant really remember much about it becides the fact that i loved to play it, been searching on google for hours and just cant seem to find it
Edited by 1slobalt12 - 3/29/11 at 11:23pm
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post #2 of 12
By chance would it be 'Master of Orion'?

You can also check out this site for older PC DOS games - http://www.dosgamesarchive.com/category/space-shooting/

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Overview
The game begins with a single colonized homeworld, one colony ship and two scout ships that can be used to explore nearby stars. As the game progresses, gamers discover new worlds, encounter other races, colonize worlds, and fight wars. Despite their different backgrounds and homeworlds, all races possess legends of the Orions, a master race that once controlled the galaxy. Their homeworld containing powerful secrets and technology, but is defended by a powerful robotic starship, the Guardian.



Edited by XiCynx - 3/29/11 at 11:25pm
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similiar but its not the one, if i was to see the name or a picture i know i would be able to recognize it
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Possibly 'Ascendancy'?



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Found it its Escape Velocity for the Mac
Edited by 1slobalt12 - 3/29/11 at 11:32pm
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You're right... very similar -
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Oh man I remember EV. I loved that game...
 
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Should try Naev

http://blog.naev.org/

Similar and still being worked on
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post #9 of 12
If you liked Escape Velocity, hell ANY of the games mentioned are classics, check out Space Rangers 2... very cool little game, really took me back, very fun to play!

http://www.excalibur-publishing.co.uk/space.htm
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Should try Naev

http://blog.naev.org/

Similar and still being worked on
downloading it now, going to give it a try. I love EV but cant justify paying 30 for it right now
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