X-Universe News

Issue 19 - August 2005

 English Version http://www.egosoft.com/x/xnews/200508_44News.html
 German Version http://www.egosoft.com/x/xnews/200508_49News.html
 Italian Version http://www.egosoft.com/x/xnews/200508_39News.html
Editor's Note: A Very Short Note...
X³: Reunion goes BETA: Offical Testing Phase!
X³: Reunion - Screenshot of the Day: New images taken right from X³: Reunion!
X³: Reunion at Games Convention: Leipzig, Germany
X²: The Threat - Bonus Pack: More Updates than you can shake a stick at!
Credits & Contact: The Uninteresting Bit!

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Editor's Note

A Very Short Note...


N-N-N-Nineteen - that's right, issue 19 is here bringing you news about everything going on in the X-Universe. The big news is of course the fact that X³: Reunion has reached the BETA phase. There is also some eye-candy in our screenshot gallery and X³: Reunion will be presented at Games Convention in Leipzig, Germany. Last but not least we can announce that an update for the All In One Bonus Package for X²: The Threat has been released.




Michael Baumgardt

X³: Reunion goes BETA

Offical Testing Phase!


We are pleased to announce that the beta test programme for X³: Reunion has now started. This is a major milestone on the way to release, and also an opportunity for DevNet members to get involved.


If you are a DevNet member and NDA-holder and have some free time that you would be able to contribute to serious beta testing, then you are invited to visit the L5 DevNet forums, read what will be required of you, and sign up for testing in the appropriate forum thread.


If you are a DevNet member but have not yet sent in an NDA, or have sent one in but not heard back, then I'm afraid you will probably have to wait until next time around.



X³: Reunion - Screenshot of the Day

New images taken right from X³: Reunion!


We started adding one image to our screenshot gallery every day until release. By now there are quite a few new ones you might want to check out.


To visit our X³: Reunion screenshot gallery go here: http://www.egosoft.com/games/x3/screenshots_en.php


The "Screenshot of the day" item has become a very active topic on our forums, take a look and join the discussion here: http://forum.egosoft.com/viewtopic.php?t=87897



X³: Reunion at Games Convention

Leipzig, Germany


From August 18th until August 21st the Games Convention in Leipzig (Germany) is open for visitors. The Games Convention is the biggest exhibition for digital gaming in Europe.


X³: Reunion will be shown at the Deep Silver booth located in Hall 3, Booth A20.


You can find more information on the following pages:




Michael Baumgardt

X²: The Threat - Bonus Pack

More Updates than you can shake a stick at!


We have released an update for the All In One Bonus Package, updating it to version 1.04.01. This new, complete archive contains all of the bonus plugins, any number of which can be selected for installation.

  • Advanced Trade Command Software MK1 (formerly BPH Upgrade Kit MK1)
  • Antiballistic Missile Defense Mosquito
  • Basic Patrol Commands
  • Commodity Logistics Software MK1 (formerly Kri'Me SDS Station Delivery Software)
  • Exchange Freight
  • Fusion-Injector (formerly Tuning Kit Mk1)
  • Hired Gunnery Crews
  • Manual Trade Commands
  • Station Management System
  • Teleporter Catapult
  • Trade Command Software MK3
  • Waremanager ED-TS

    Download the update here:http://www.egosoft.com/download/x2/bonus_en.php


    Michael Baumgardt

    Credits & Contact

    The Uninteresting Bit!


    If you would like to get in contact with us, then feel free. E-mail: X-Universe-News@egosoft.com


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    Editors in Chief

    Jonathan Handby - Great Britain

    Michael Baumgardt - Germany


    Issue Editor

    Michael Baumgardt



    Greg "Abyss" Kingston


    With Thanks To

    Bernd Lehahn


    Translation and Proofreading

    Confucio - IT

    Vassenego - DE

    The Fly - FR

    Sauron11 - PL

    LokkenJP - ES


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