History Trivia / X

30th Nov '14 2:35:22 PM Saber15
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** ''VideoGame/XRebirth'' has been accused of this due to massive delays (it was supposed to be out Q4 2011), but Egosoft has consistently denied it.

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** ''VideoGame/XRebirth'' has been was accused of this due to massive delays (it was supposed to be out Q4 2011), but Egosoft has consistently denied it.it. It eventually came out in Q4 2013 and was critically panned, because the [[ObviousBeta delays weren't enough to make it a proper playable game]].
12th Aug '14 8:35:28 PM TekMek63
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* TechnologyMarchesOn: RealLife example for ''X3''. During the first half of the 2000s, CPU processing power (the main limitation on the game engine) was jumping upwards rapidly, and apart from graphics the ''X3'' engine had barely been updated since its original incarnation in ''X: Beyond the Frontier''. If the trend of increasing processing power within a single core had continued, we'd have no problems with more player assets slowing games. Then the industry standard changed to increasing computer speed by way of multiple cores in a single CPU, cores that were often slower individually than the single cores the ''X3'' engine worked best on. To make matters worse, the engine is 32-bit, meaning it can't take advantage of more than about 3 GB of RAM. These two factors make the restart point for an all-plots-finished ''Terran Conflict'' player not "whenever I get bored", but "whenever my installation becomes nearly unplayable".
** The latter point in time even happens occasionally ''before'' the player finishes all the plots.
** The change in industry trend has prompted Egosoft to build a new game engine from the ground up for ''X: Rebirth'', one that is multicore- and 64-bit-compatible. This also gave them an excuse to advance the timeline by a thousand years.
3rd Jul '14 10:49:43 PM ThornBrain
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* CreatorCouple: John Doe and Exene Cervenka.

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* CreatorCouple: John Doe and Exene Cervenka.Cervenka.
* NamesTheSame: They share the band name X with an Australian PunkRock band.
3rd Jul '14 10:48:06 PM ThornBrain
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* TheWikiRule: Several. [[http://www.argonopedia.org/wiki/Argonopedia Argonopedia]] deals with the series as a whole, while [[http://x3wiki.com/index.php/Main_Page X3 Wiki]] focuses on ''X3: Terran Conflict''. [[http://eng.x3tc.ru/ X3TC.RU]] is an encyclopedia and database of all game-related statistics. There's also [[http://www.x-lexikon.xibo.at/wiki/index.php/Hauptseite X-Lexikon]], but it's in German.

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* TheWikiRule: Several. [[http://www.argonopedia.org/wiki/Argonopedia Argonopedia]] deals with the series as a whole, while [[http://x3wiki.com/index.php/Main_Page X3 Wiki]] focuses on ''X3: Terran Conflict''. [[http://eng.x3tc.ru/ X3TC.RU]] is an encyclopedia and database of all game-related statistics. There's also [[http://www.x-lexikon.xibo.at/wiki/index.php/Hauptseite X-Lexikon]], but it's in German.German.

!!The [[Music/{{X}} Los Angeles band]]:
* CreatorBreakdown: X had two of them:
** ''Under The Big Black Sun'' had three songs dealing with Exene Cervenka's sister Mirielle's death by car accident - "Riding With Mary", Come Back To Me" and the title track.
** ''Ain't Love Grand'', the group's 1985 album, was released in the aftermath of Doe and Cervenka's divorce, as Zoom was planning to jump ship. Generally, the album is considered their weakest effort. The band themselves disliked the album due to its slick, metal-friendly production. In the liner notes to ''Ain't Love Grand's'' CD reissue, Cervenka admits: "We shouldn't have made a record that year."
* CreatorCouple: John Doe and Exene Cervenka.
15th Mar '14 1:29:04 PM StarSword
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!!The ''VideoGame/{{X}}'' video game series:
8th Feb '14 6:41:07 PM TekMek63
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** "Pirate Alley", also called the "Pirate Highway", is a cluster of [[SpacePirate pirate]] sectors in the northwest region of the universe map in ''X3''.[[labelnote:Specifically]]Farnham's Legend, Bala Gi's Joy, Olmancketslat's Treaty, Split Fire, Brennan's Triumph, Danna's Chance, Nopelios' Memorial, and Hatikvah's Faith[[/labelnote]] Fleets clash there all the time, and scooping up {{random drop}}s is a good source of income in the early game.

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** "Pirate Alley", also called the "Pirate Highway", is a cluster of [[SpacePirate pirate]] sectors in the northwest region of the universe map in ''X3''.[[labelnote:Specifically]]Farnham's Legend, Bala Gi's Joy, Olmancketslat's Treaty, Split Fire, Brennan's Triumph, Danna's Chance, Nopelios' Nopileos' Memorial, and Hatikvah's Faith[[/labelnote]] Fleets clash there all the time, and scooping up {{random drop}}s is a good source of income in the early game.
5th Dec '13 5:47:58 PM Saber15
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** "GOD" for the Global Decision Engine, the mysterious entity that controls the game's economy, typically smiting the tractor beam fabs and point-singularity-projector forges out of existence.
17th Jul '13 12:04:36 PM StarSword
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** The forums use so many [=TLAs=][[labelnote:*]]'''T'''hree-'''L'''etter '''A'''bbreviations[[/labelnote]] that the Egosoft site [[http://www.egosoft.com/support/faq/faq_answer_en.php?answer=941&version=9&sid=02f511cbe5c3842d460b1da1c464d8ce keeps a list]].
22nd Jun '13 6:46:16 AM StarSword
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* NoExportForYou: Some of the tie-in novels never made it out of Germany.



** The 3.0 patch for ''Albion Prelude'' is composed almost entirely of content written by the [[http://forum.egosoft.com/viewtopic.php?p=3962964 AP Community Project]], a group of ''X'' modders.
* PromotedFanboy: The developers of the X3 ''Xtended'' mod, who were later hired on by Egosoft for ''Terran Conflict''. In turn, some of the guys who worked on ''Xtended Terran Conflict'' were brought in for ''Albion Prelude''.
** About half of the new ship content in ''Terran Conflict'' (Heavy M6 ships, a full ATF ship roster, frigates) originally appeared in ''Xtended'', albeit less polished-up. Likewise, much of the new content in ''Albion Prelude'' came from ''Xtended Terran Conflict''; the Drone Frigates, Yachts, and Heavy Freighters (TS+) first appeared in the mod. The Stock Exchange is based on a script for ''X3: Terran Conflict'', but is more fully integrated into the game and easier to use.

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** The 3.0 patch for ''Albion Prelude'' is composed almost entirely of content written by the [[http://forum.egosoft.com/viewtopic.php?p=3962964 AP Community Project]], a group of ''X'' modders.
modders brought in by Egosoft to get more content to tide over the playerbase while ''VideoGame/XRebirth'' battles its way out of DevelopmentHell.
* PromotedFanboy: PromotedFanboy:
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The developers of the X3 ''Xtended'' mod, who were later hired on by Egosoft for ''Terran Conflict''. In turn, some of the guys who worked on ''Xtended Terran Conflict'' were brought in for ''Albion Prelude''.
** About half of the new ship content in ''Terran Conflict'' (Heavy M6 ships, a full ATF ship roster, frigates) originally appeared in ''Xtended'', albeit less polished-up. Likewise, much of the new content in ''Albion Prelude'' came from ''Xtended Terran Conflict''; the [=M7C=] Drone Frigates, Yachts, and Heavy Freighters (TS+) first appeared in the mod. The Stock Exchange is based on a script for ''X3: Terran Conflict'', but is more fully integrated into the game and easier to use.


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** ''VideoGame/XRebirth'' has been accused of this due to massive delays (it was supposed to be out Q4 2011), but Egosoft has consistently denied it.
6th Jun '13 5:54:52 PM StarSword
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* {{Trope Namer|s}}: ''X3: Terran Conflict'', for BoardingPod.
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