Oolite
Oolite
1.88
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Oolite free download for Mac

Oolite for Mac1.88

20 December 2018

Pirate and bounty hunting sim game (beta).

What is Oolite for Mac

Oolite is a space sim game, written for OS X in Objective C using Cocoa and OpenGL. It was written as my response to the withdrawal of Elite - The New Kind from the internet. Although inspired by the work of Christian Pinder, following David Braben and Ian Bell, the work is an independent interpretation and expansion of the original game.

Oolite is designed as a small game that is easy for users to pick up and expand upon. Almost every aspect of the game can be modified using simple, free graphics packages and text-editors.

What's new in Oolite

Version 1.88:
New features:
  • Much improved lighting system and graphics enhancements
  • New look for planets and atmospheres
  • Support for up to four joysticks and flight control improvements
  • Scripting and AI improvements, optimizations, quality of life improvements and bug fixes

More detailed version changes are here.

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Naoh
Naoh
Jul 21 2015
1.82
0.0
Jul 21 2015
0.0
Version: 1.82
Just a quick heads-up to those of you out there who have Macs with Retina displays. It seems the new zoomable map doesn't work properly on a Retina display. From what I can tell, it scales itself to a certain number of pixels, rather than scaling with the rest of the interface. For the time being, I recommend sticking with the previous release until this bug is ironed out. (Hopefully very soon.)
Zedbailey
Zedbailey
Aug 31 2010
1.74.2
0.0
Aug 31 2010
0.0
Version: 1.74.2
Download link doesn't work. Another source to download it?
myy'q
myy'q
Jun 28 2010
1.74.1
5.0
Jun 28 2010
5.0
Version: 1.74.1
Amazing rendition of the 80s space opera Elite. I've been playing it for about 3 months now and am blown away by not only rediscovering Elite's gameplay but seeing how Oolite manages to improve on it. The game being almost completely scriptable allows the surprisingly large community around Oolite to extend it with superb graphics, engaging missions, believable environments and even fan fiction to engulf the player, all of that free to download and discover!
Guest
Guest
Oct 15 2005
1.55
5.0
Oct 15 2005
5.0
Version: 1.55
I played this game on an Acorn electron years ago. it's always been one of my favourites and is still a great game. Thanks for making this version for the Mac and keep up the good work. Haven't had it crash once on me yet, always works fine. :)
Guest
Guest
Jun 15 2005
1.5.1
5.0
Jun 15 2005
5.0
Version: 1.5.1
This game just keeps getting better and better. Giles has done a lot of hard work improving gameplay and game features. Top job!!!!
Guest
Guest
Jun 4 2005
1.4
5.0
Jun 4 2005
5.0
Version: 1.4
This game is very buggy. It unexpectedly quits every ten minutes or so. Why anyone would put so much effort into a ripoff game that has that many bugs, I don't know.
Guest
Guest
Jan 3 2005
1.4
5.0
Jan 3 2005
5.0
Version: 1.4
This is where Oolite blasts away into the stratosphere! Awesome stuff...
Guest
Guest
Jan 1 2005
1.4
0.0
Jan 1 2005
0.0
Version: 1.4
I have played Elite on every system imaginable from the early days (BBC B) to date (g5) and this is THE best version. If you fancy a multi player, multi format version see www.vendetta-online.com
Guest
Guest
Jan 1 2005
1.4
5.0
Jan 1 2005
5.0
Version: 1.4
best game ever!!!!!
Guest
Guest
Nov 9 2004
1.35
5.0
Nov 9 2004
5.0
Version: 1.35
This gets more and more awesome. By now it must have improved on every aspect of Elite, and although that must be 20 years ago it had a special magic that's unspoiled in Oolite. v1.35 has taken it to a new level with the shipyard and cargo deals, and this is going to keep me awake for a long time. As a space fan, I think this may be the best game on Mac.
Guest
Guest
Nov 5 2004
1.35
5.0
Nov 5 2004
5.0
Version: 1.35
I hate Thargoids. I've hated Thargoids for 20 years, and have never met one.
Guest
Guest
Oct 28 2004
1.30
5.0
Oct 28 2004
5.0
Version: 1.30
hellyeah! elite is the best game ever devised by man.
Guest
Guest
Oct 27 2004
1.30
5.0
Oct 27 2004
5.0
Version: 1.30
I remember playing a spectrum version of this game. I'm sure it was more engaging...how can that be? Is it reallt necessary for the 20 minute run up to the stations? I can understand having a slow buildup but this is stupid! Straight into the trash with it.
Pete11
Pete11
Sep 12 2004
1.30
4.0
Sep 12 2004
4.0
Version: 1.30
If you ever played Elite, or even just wanted to, this game is an excellent interpretation. Now in version 1.30, it is maturing into an immensely enjoyable game, even incorporating iTunes integration to allow you to play your favourite music as you zoom through space! Great fun
Capn-Hack
Capn-Hack
Aug 23 2004
1.22
4.0
Aug 23 2004
4.0
Version: 1.22
Version 1.2.2 speeds things up drastically, and also makes the combat more challenging. This is no longer a straight port of Elite, and its definitely worth a look.
Guest
Guest
Aug 15 2004
1.20
5.0
Aug 15 2004
5.0
Version: 1.20
this game is an update version of firebird elite game that i played more than twenty years ago. the cockpit display is exactly as it was in the first game as are the system (planet)names. at least i could find the spacestation. this version takes too long to get there let alone find it.
Guest
Guest
Jul 28 2004
1.10
5.0
Jul 28 2004
5.0
Version: 1.10
Cool, a slow burner, but engrossing and addictive!
Guest
Guest
Jul 27 2004
1.10
0.0
Jul 27 2004
0.0
Version: 1.10
Most boring game I played with in 10 years... You buy your goods at a Coriolis station, try to sell them in an other system, but the trips lasts at least 10-20 minutes. Meanwhile nothing happens... Save your brain, don't download it!
Guest
Guest
Jul 15 2004
1.06
5.0
Jul 15 2004
5.0
Version: 1.06
Wow!!! I just had a quick glance at this game and it brings back memories of long forgotten Commodore 64 times! I am looking forward to "testing" Oolite thoroughly. Thanks a million Giles! Both Jeweltoy and Oolite have earned a permanent place on my computer's HD! ;-) I am already curious to find out what you will come up with next...
Guest
Guest
Jul 14 2004
1.06
5.0
Jul 14 2004
5.0
Version: 1.06
This is a great 'Elite' type game, I love the skins on the spaceships the music is great & the playability is almost there, i feel with a few tweaks this could beat the infamous 'ArcElite' Keep up the good wotk
Guest
Guest
Jul 13 2004
1.06
0.0
Jul 13 2004
0.0
Version: 1.06
Perhaps it's just me, but I simply couldn't figure out anything about this game. The objective, anything. The controls didn't appear to do anything to speak of. It took me ten minutes to figure out whether my ship was even moving. I couldn't figure out how to locate objects in systems. The only system I even found anything in was the first one, and the options for doing anything seemed incredibly limited. In short, I couldn't really figure out what the point of this game was. The help file wasn't very explanatory. I managed to jump to some other systems, and the database thingy claimed there were markets there and such, but when I arrived, I couldn't find anything. I just wandered around lost without seeing anything. It seemed to be impossible to descend near the planets, although if you did get close to them, the in-system hyperspace thing would quit working... but then I wasn't really able to tell whether it was doing anything anyway, beyond making lines on the screen. I feel that either this game is completely inscrutable, or I'm very much missing something. I don't mean to give a bad review, I'm just completely confused.
Guest
Guest
Jul 12 2004
1.06
5.0
Jul 12 2004
5.0
Version: 1.06
Is this for 10.3 only?
Guest
Guest
Jul 12 2004
1.06
5.0
Jul 12 2004
5.0
Version: 1.06
Nice job! All the old familiar places... Two tiny problems: 1280x854 fullscreen clips the control panel - everything's still visible, so it's not worth fixing on its own. Second, there's a bit of keybounce. One major problem: I hate the music! :-P Can we have a switch for it please? Other than that, Oolite will wreck my studies! Thank you!
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App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • Mac OS X 10.6.0 or later

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