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In EV Nova (the "three-quel" to Escape Velocity), the developers are working on a huge update to the game -- it's been rewritten so that the graphics engine is 16 bit, handles transparencies, hue tinting, thruster and laser "glowing", and a number of other really cool features. The graphics for the static scenes are all 32 bits of love, and there are QuickTime movies for many aspects of the game (don't worry, they augment the game, the developers aren't turning the game into an "interactive novel" or anything silly like that).

What's New

Version 1.1.1:
  • Pilot files are saved atomically, Pilot-tmp file is created and moved in place after successful save
  • Fixed Register EV Nova menu item not working
  • Now Requires Mac OS X 10.5 or later
  • Other bug fixes & enhancements

Requirements

Mac OS X 10.5 or later

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Pacman Member IconReview+89
Pacman
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Fine game, well written.
Bought it years ago.
One thing I don't understand is why the 1.1.1 update was necessary.
I had no problems with registration, pilot files were saved automatically anyway.
But I'm still using Mac OS 10.4 on my PowerBook (10.5 on my G5), so I'm not updating this time.

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Version 1.1.1
Ean Member IconComment+223
Ean
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Why, oh why is the game still played in such a small window? If it were truly full screen, I'd buy this new version in a flash.

If I'm missing something here, please let me know! TIA

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Version 1.1.1
Johnmhammer
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You're missing something: Check the preferences to run the game in full-screen mode.

Click SET PREFS, go to GAME PREFS, and un-check RUN IN A WINDOW.

Ean
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Did that, but got faked out because all the info screens are still small in full screen mode. The actual game play, though, is full screen. Thanks, and game on.

Gregm Member IconReview+213
Gregm
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Here is the only digital game I have ever bought that has not faded away ---
Bought it 10ish years ago and still find it "new" due to the various ways you can play it. The enhancements link opens the door to minor and major changes to freshen it.

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Version 1.1.1
Orion-Mk.-V Member IconComment+216
Orion-Mk.-V
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Still one of my favorite games of all time. I'd love to see an iPhone port.

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Version 1.1
lylehm Member IconComment+31
lylehm
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Version 1.1 is on their website:
http://www.ambrosiasw.com/games/evn/

It's a universal binary .app package. Note that the "Nova Files" folder is now embedded within the app.
It's amazing to see someone at Ambrosia put some time into EV Nova so many years after its release. Thanks for the effort, guys. If you ever change your minds about reviving the EV "franchise," I have little doubt there will be a following.

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Version 1.0.10
promeytheus Member IconComment+0
promeytheus
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Worth every last sent I spent. I've been playing this game for over three years now and although some of it gets boring, there are always new plugs to try and experiment with. 10 out of 10.

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Version 1.0.9
Anonymous Member IconReview
Anonymous
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THIS IS A COOL GAME

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Version 1.0.8
Anonymous Member IconReview
Anonymous
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Nova is even better than Override and the original. It has more in-depth story lines, more ships, missions, better visuals than any other game that I have seen in the genre and has plenty of plug-ins to enhance gameplay. Great game.

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Version 1.0.8
Anonymous Member IconReview
Anonymous
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This is the Best game that I have ever played, it is so fun. I love the feeling of flying around in a Raven and Melting every ship in sight!!!

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Version 1.0.8
/usr/bin/Paul
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If you think this game is fun, try Vendetta. It's like EV Nova but in 3D and online with other players. Dang cool and fun.

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Anonymous
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Excellent game, made even better because of the plugins. Very much worth $30

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Version 1.0.8
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Downloads 56,387
Version Downloads 1,820
License Shareware
Date 21 Dec 2011
Platform OS X / PPC 32 / Intel 32
Price $30.00
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