Oolite
Oolite
1.88

4.1

Oolite

Oolite

1.8820 December 2018

Pirate and bounty hunting sim game (beta).

Oolite
Free
20 December 2018

4.1

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Simulation

Developer Website:
Oolite

Oolite

1.8820 December 2018

Pirate and bounty hunting sim game (beta).

Overview

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.

Requirements for Oolite

  • Mac OS X 10.6.0 or later

25 Reviews

Rate this app:

15 October 2005

Most helpful

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. :)
Like (3)
Version 1.55
21 July 2015
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.)
Like
Version 1.82
09 May 2011
Like
Version 1.75.2
08 May 2011
Like
Version 1.75
31 August 2010
Download link doesn't work. Another source to download it?
Like
Version 1.74.2
28 June 2010
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!
Like (3)
Version 1.74.1
3 answer(s)
myy'q
08 May 2011
I just updated to 1.75 which adds joystick support--yeay!
Like (1)
myy'q
09 February 2012
Version 1.76 (the new stable version) is available on the home page, the entry here on MacUpdate needs an update.
Like
myy'q
28 May 2012
And now we have version 1.76.1, a bug fix release. Can someone update the entry here on MU please?
Like
15 October 2005
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. :)
Like (3)
Version 1.55
15 June 2005
This game just keeps getting better and better. Giles has done a lot of hard work improving gameplay and game features. Top job!!!!
Like (2)
Version 1.5.1
04 June 2005
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.
Like (1)
Version 1.4
2 answer(s)
Aegidian
09 June 2005
Please submit bug reports to me oolite@aegidian.org and say which OS you are running. I do my best to nail bugs as they are reported, at the expense of sleep and a family life.
Like (5)
Version 1.5.1
Anonymous
09 June 2005
how are you being ripped off, the game is free. don't be mean, don't be unhelpful-- say what is happening exactly and/or give a real review.
Like (5)
Version 1.5.1
03 January 2005
This is where Oolite blasts away into the stratosphere! Awesome stuff...
Like (1)
Version 1.4
01 January 2005
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
Like (1)
Version 1.4
Free

4.1

Category:

Games

Simulation

Developer Website:
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Downloaded & Installed 21,122 times

Free

4.1

Category:

Games

Simulation

Developer Website:
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Downloaded & Installed 21,122 times

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25 Reviews

Rate this app:

15 October 2005

Most helpful

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. :)
Like (3)
Version 1.55
21 July 2015
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.)
Like
Version 1.82
09 May 2011
Like
Version 1.75.2
08 May 2011
Like
Version 1.75
31 August 2010
Download link doesn't work. Another source to download it?
Like
Version 1.74.2
28 June 2010
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!
Like (3)
Version 1.74.1
3 answer(s)
myy'q
08 May 2011
I just updated to 1.75 which adds joystick support--yeay!
Like (1)
myy'q
09 February 2012
Version 1.76 (the new stable version) is available on the home page, the entry here on MacUpdate needs an update.
Like
myy'q
28 May 2012
And now we have version 1.76.1, a bug fix release. Can someone update the entry here on MU please?
Like
15 October 2005
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. :)
Like (3)
Version 1.55
15 June 2005
This game just keeps getting better and better. Giles has done a lot of hard work improving gameplay and game features. Top job!!!!
Like (2)
Version 1.5.1
04 June 2005
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.
Like (1)
Version 1.4
2 answer(s)
Aegidian
09 June 2005
Please submit bug reports to me oolite@aegidian.org and say which OS you are running. I do my best to nail bugs as they are reported, at the expense of sleep and a family life.
Like (5)
Version 1.5.1
Anonymous
09 June 2005
how are you being ripped off, the game is free. don't be mean, don't be unhelpful-- say what is happening exactly and/or give a real review.
Like (5)
Version 1.5.1
03 January 2005
This is where Oolite blasts away into the stratosphere! Awesome stuff...
Like (1)
Version 1.4
01 January 2005
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
Like (1)
Version 1.4