EV Nova
EV Nova
1.1.1

4.7

EV Nova free download for Mac

EV Nova

1.1.1
22 December 2011

Third (and only OS X version) game in the Escape Velocity series.

Overview

Note: EV Nova is no longer under development, and it is no longer available for download.

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 in EV Nova

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

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Orion-Mk-V
22 June 2009

Most helpful

Still one of my favorite games of all time. I'd love to see an iPhone port.
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Version 1.1
Pacman
18 January 2012
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
22 December 2011
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
2 answer(s)
Johnmhammer
Johnmhammer
22 December 2011
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.
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Ean
Ean
22 December 2011
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.
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Gregm
22 December 2011
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.
Like (1)
Version 1.1.1
Orion-Mk-V
22 June 2009
Still one of my favorite games of all time. I'd love to see an iPhone port.
Like (2)
Version 1.1
Lylehm
22 June 2009
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.
Like (1)
Version 1.0.10
Promeytheus
22 January 2006
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
13 July 2005
THIS IS A COOL GAME
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Version 1.0.8
Anonymous
02 April 2005
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
26 January 2005
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
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/usr/bin/Paul
/usr/bin/Paul
02 February 2005
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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Version 1.0.8
Anonymous
18 August 2004
Excellent game, made even better because of the plugins. Very much worth $30
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Version 1.0.8
$30.00

4.7

App requirements: 
  • Intel 32
  • PPC 32
  • Mac OS X 10.5.8 or later
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