Privateer Gemini Gold 1.02a Pick
Software Product Description
Some contemporary efforts tried bringing back the Privateer joy of years past, but all have been limited by the blocky 320x200 pixel art in the game. The competing Privateer Gemini Gold has just released a new Open Source Privateer to all platforms with the inflight and ground art redone at 800x600 as well as with all the familiar controls that were baked into the base scenes and immersed the player in the scenes.
Just like the original, you start poor, with an old scout class ship in a sparsely populated system in the Gemini Sector. As usual, you must try to get money through various mission assignments from which you can purchase better ships and upgrades. It's your choice how to explore Gemini and align with the various factions, earn your money as a merchant, bounty hunter, traitor or pirate. Meet Sandoval in a bar on New Detroit and talk to him to trigger the original campaign and the newer Righteous Fire expansion.
Version 1.02a is basically a polished 1.02 release based on the bugreports and feedback that reached us during the last four weeks.Downloads for Linux and MacOS are available from the developer's website.
Reviewer: -ken pettett
Review Date: 2010-12-27
Cons: lots of problems with this - some of the keys in the targeting mode did not work and i wasn't able to save or load - v disappointing
Other Thoughts: None