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EGOSOFT announces 2.1 update for X3: Terran Conflict

Posted by: Jake at 6/16/2009 10:46 AM
X3: Terran Conflict, update 2.1 announced!

New improvements include:

  • The new mission added in 2.1 is entitled “Treasure Hunt” and was created by the user Ketraar using X3’s Mission Director plug-in.
  • The performance upgrade will streamline graphics rendering to produce
    better framerates and a generally smoother quality of gameplay.
  • There is also a new “Run in Background” ability that allows you to
    chat or surf the web in-game.
  • A number of minor bugs have also been addressed with this patch.

To download the most recent patch, click here.


EGOSOFT, a renowned developer of acclaimed computer games for PC, Mac
and Linux, announced today that the 2.1 update patch for X3: Terran
Conflict
is now available for download. This update includes the
addition of a community-developed mission, a much-awaited performance
upgrade, several bug fixes and the continuation of the regular X3
competitions that feature prizes for those gamers that utilize the
UPLINK facility.

The new mission added in 2.1 is entitled “Treasure Hunt” and was
created by the user Ketraar using X3’s fantastic Mission Director plug
in. Players will have to traverse across the greatest reaches of the X
Universe looking for clues to lead them to the ultimate prize. Said
Ketraar of his new mission: ”The Mission Director is a great tool and
as an X-veteran, I wanted to bring a little nostalgia. I hope that
gamers will find it fun to play.”

The performance upgrade will streamline graphics rendering to produce
better framerates and a generally smoother quality of gameplay. This
patch will also bring further improvements to Tractor Beam towing, the
Universe Trader, a number of scripts and the “mine minerals” command.
There is also a new “Run in Background” ability that allows you to
chat or surf the web while your factories pump out goods – but be sure
to park your ship somewhere safe!

Some minor bugs have also been addressed with this patch, most notably
some graphical and turret configuration issues and the patrol and
defend sector commands.

The popular regular contests held on the EGOSOFT forums
(http://forum.egosoft.com/index.php?c=2) are also continuing. Gamers
are encouraged to take part in these regular competitions by playing
for specific in-game goals. You can play offline but compete online
with your completed results. Great prizes are up for grabs, so get out
there and fire up your PC!

X3: Terran Conflict is currently available at major US and European
retail outlets as well as Steam, the leading platform for the delivery
and management of PC games and digital content with over 15 million
accounts around the world. For more information about EGOSOFT or X3:
Terran Conflict, please visit www.egosoft.com. For review copies,
press assets or interview opportunities, please contact Jerry
Whitehead with Reverb Communications at jerry@reverbinc.com.