EV Nova
EV Nova 1.1.1
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Third (and only OS X version) game in the Escape Velocity series.   Shareware ($30.00)
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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
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.5 or later





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burypromote

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Pacman reviewed on 18 Jan 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.
[Version 1.1.1]


burypromote

+139
Ean commented on 22 Dec 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
[Version 1.1.1]

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burypromote
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Johnmhammer replied on 22 Dec 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.
burypromote

+139
Ean replied on 22 Dec 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.
burypromote
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+147

Gregm reviewed on 22 Dec 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.
[Version 1.1.1]


burypromote
+2

+166
Orion-Mk.-V commented on 22 Jun 2009
Still one of my favorite games of all time. I'd love to see an iPhone port.
[Version 1.1]


burypromote
+1

+20
lylehm commented on 22 Jun 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.
[Version 1.0.10]


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promeytheus commented on 22 Jan 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.
[Version 1.0.9]


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Anonymous reviewed on 13 Jul 2005
THIS IS A COOL GAME
[Version 1.0.8]


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Anonymous reviewed on 01 Apr 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.
[Version 1.0.8]


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Anonymous reviewed on 26 Jan 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!!!
[Version 1.0.8]


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Anonymous reviewed on 18 Aug 2004
Excellent game, made even better because of the plugins. Very much worth $30
[Version 1.0.8]


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Downloads:56,295
Version Downloads:1,728
Type:Games : Strategy and War
License:Shareware
Date:21 Dec 2011
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price: $30.00
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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).


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