About Escape Velocity a bit:
Escape Velocity is an older 2D mac Game from AmbrosiaSW, in which you take the role of a Rookie Space Adventurer who sets foot into the vast Galaxy.
Deciding on the Missions you take you could end up a Military man, a Rebel, a Trader or a Pirate.
Escape Velocity &Override and Nova were great hits on the mac platform, and we have to thank Ambrosia Software for standing by the mac's dark ages in gaming
Considering the original Escape Velocity and EV Override were mac for Mac OS 8-9 (Classic) and not Mac OS X compatible, AmbrosiaSW released a followup called EV Nova. (Universal Binary)
some time ago, w00tware released some tools for additional programming for Nova, and some people also ported the classic Games (Escape Velocity & Override) to the new Game Engine.
About Escape Velocity Trilogy:
All three Escape Velocity Games (Escape Velocity, EV Override and EV Nova) are available via this app.
I've always wanted to combine the 3 Games into one app. Considering starting into programming a bit and my recent work with Launchers, now i could make it.
The Escape Velocity Trilogy Launcher is a smart way of handling Pilot files (save games), Plug-Ins and Backups, together with a bit of eye-candy.
The EV Trilogy Launcher basically weaves to 3 Games together, since they use the same Resource Paths, while being not compatible with each other. (Pilot files and Plugins)
The EV Trilogy Launcher features:
- quick startup of Escape Velocity, EV Override and EV Nova
- smart and easy automatic Resource mapping for Pilots and Plugins
- automatic Pilot (savegames) backup feature
- automatic import of older EV Nova Pilots & Plugins
- easy enabling/disabling of Plugins
- random Launcher Wallpapers
- background Music
- features all Signatures from the Games' main creators
- useful web links to buying the Game, Walkthroughs, Wikias, etc.
- Mac OS 10.5+ compatible, + PPC compatible
No Game files have been modified, EV Nova and the other games are like you have to download them from Ambrosia Software's website. (Shareware. support native mac games!)
Meaning you have to buy the Game if you like it/play it.
By default, EV Trilogy stays in the 30 Day trial until you type in your Registration Code.
Normally EV Nova has Mac OS 10.3.9 compatibility, so it will work on
Because of my Xcode and some code like the titlebar-less Launcher this is 10.5+ upwards only. (Leopard, Snow Leopard, Lion) Most people don't have a Panther or Tiger mac around anymore so that's a non-issue.
Not wanting to let the classics go down, (hence my title) Escape Velocity is a must for every Space-nut and Arcade Gamer.
Also i'm taking a break from Wine-related porting, because Wine increasingly gets on my nerves.
Regarding Questions/Requests/other stuff on EV Trilogy, feels free top make a new Topic in the EV Trilogy Section.
See you Space Cowboy.
P.S.: If you like the Escape Velocity Series, feel free to drop AmbrosiaSW a line to bring them to iOS devices.
EV Nova on the iPad, would be really something, no?
Other Game companies have created something similar, too, so now it's just laziness on the Developers part :P