Event Horizon
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3D game based on EscapeVelocity.   Free
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Event Horizon is a 3D game similar to the classic Escape Velocity game from Ambrosia. Basic game play is very similar: you fly around the galaxy in your spaceship, landing on planets to trade goods or get missions, shoot up the other spaceships, and buy or sell spaceship addons or another spaceship.
What's New
Version 0.6.11:
  • Fixed crash on load
  • Fixed default Intel key bindings
  • Known bug: button labels do not show up on Intel iMacs (probably not on Mac Pro or MacBook Pro, either)
Requirements
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.2 or later



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Section8 reviewed on 19 May 2006
i love this game. it just needs to have some of the complexity of EV Nova, then it would be amazing. Now, i know thats probably the plan for the future, but even as is, this game is very fun to play for some reason :p

Anyways, i found a bunch of bugs.
• Crashes constantly for unknown reasons
• Music does not loop once its done playing its track. (good music, btw)
• Turret tracking system is close to useless because it lags behind moving targets just slightly so in order for them to be effective at all you have to be right behind your target.
• FPS jumping from 200 to 0 every 5 seconds.
• Even if a turret is shooting at a target right in front of you, sometimes it will miss constantly because it is shooting at the target brackets but it is not hitting the actual target

all these combined makes the game almost unplayable, which is really unfortunate because this is an awesome idea. its what Ambrosia missed out on.
[Version 0.6.7]


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Paul Dorman (developer) commented on 29 Mar 2006
I have found the problem... I hard-coded some stuff for 1152x864 resolution. If your monitor supports this, you should be fine. Otherwise, I ought to have a new build out in a few days to fix this and some other stuff.
[Version 0.6.6]


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Paul Dorman (developer) commented on 27 Jan 2006
The beeping has been taken care of now.
[Version 0.6.5b]


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+8

PixelJunkey reviewed on 27 Jan 2006
BUG: when i jump into 3rd person view, I get stuck in that view. I cannot go back to the "front" view or even rear view. Also there needs to be some preferences for controlling the beep sounds. A screen at the beginning of the game describing the objective would also be good.
[Version 0.6.5b]


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Paul Dorman (developer) commented on 27 Jan 2006
I was just alerted to the fact that I forgot to include the FScript Framework with the binary, so if you downloaded 0.6.5 and it crashed on launching, please try 0.6.5b, in which I have included the necessary framework. Thanks!

Paul
[Version 0.6.5]


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Bart6 reviewed on 18 Sep 2005
This game is fun but you need to make it less hard to hit an enemy and needs more planets, but this game is realy fun make more.
[Version 0.6.0]


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Anonymous reviewed on 24 Jun 2005
On Tiger version 0.60 only presents a black screen with a standard cursor. A force quit is needed [in the blind] to regain the computer control. I sent a crash dump to the author.

I have dual monitors on my ATI9800 Pro but the old 0.5.10 version used to work under Panther.
[Version 0.6.0]


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Anonymous reviewed on 01 May 2005
It doesn't work on tiger. But I played it on Panther and it's a great game!
[Version 0.5.10]


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Anonymous reviewed on 27 Apr 2005
I think this game is showing a lot of potential. You can already see the influence of Escape Velocity, Elite from the 80's, etc beginning to form. I will be keeping my eye on this games development. It is a chance for us to see a great game progress from humble beginnings.
[Version 0.5.10]


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Anonymous reviewed on 22 Jan 2005
This has some potential, but the graphics are horrible, the controls are difficult, etc.
[Version 0.5.10]


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mfwills had trouble on 19 Mar 2006
Is something supposed to happen after I click "New Player?"

The music continues, the "Cancel" button brightens, but that's it. Nothing else but the game logo.

(OS X 10.3.9 Panther)
[Version 0.6.6]

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Paul Dorman (developer) replied on 19 Mar 2006
I'm guessing that it's a missing font issue. It's supposed to say "enter your name" at that screen. You could try entering a name and then hit return, which ought to take you to the next screen.
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Downloads:23,058
Version Downloads:1,914
Type:Games : Action
License:Free
Date:19 May 2008
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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Event Horizon is a 3D game similar to the classic Escape Velocity game from Ambrosia. Basic game play is very similar: you fly around the galaxy in your spaceship, landing on planets to trade goods or get missions, shoot up the other spaceships, and buy or sell spaceship addons or another spaceship.


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