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The one that led me to BCM

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Just thought I would share with everyone that this is the grandchild of the game that led me to find BCM. Long story but this little game series was the first to show me a semi free game universe where you can trade, pirate, capture vessels ect... In the end it led me to finding out about BCM through review sites and such. Significant thing here is they are devout Mac users and ported their highly prized game over to windows so its available to anyone to enjoy without needing an emulator. Its demo unless you pay for registration so you cant do everything you might like but they need to fund the stuff somehow. Previous titles would allow you to do anything but I assume the cost of making them gets higher the more technology implemented. Tis true..its a 2D game but still enjoyable fun for me every now and then.

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I just downloaded this demo the other day. It's a very amusing game. I searched a little on google and let me tell you. The pirating community is in a tither over this game. The anti-piracy system on it is so well thought out that it's damn near impossible to crack. I'll let you all interested in the game take a look at it and see what I mean. The company did a very good job protecting their interests for a game that is very fun to play.

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Uhh ya, I think they mixed up the screenshot section with the desktop wallpaper section. Those are just the pretty pics of the ships in full 3d if they were to ever make the game in full realism. Its just a 2d game with depth on the models and background. There isnt any Z-axis movement.

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If anyone has questions about evn I could answer as best as possible. Ive beat the story line for both Vellos and Polaris and managed to extract tribute from 3 different worlds so far. So I have a fair knowledge of its workings.

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What I did initially to earn cash was to buy myself a miner once I earned about 150,000 cash from normal missions to and fro across the galaxy. And once done I take my new asteroid miner aptly named "Gold Digger" to the system one jump to the right of Sol system "Tiche" and one jump north to "Fomalhaut". In this particular system there are huge brownish gold asteroids that when destroyed drop cargo (opals) you can sweep up with your miner...which easily enough can be sold on the "Gem" planet in the system for the "low" price of 990 each. The fact the miner can hold about 100 tons makes it a nice haul with the convienence of having a place to sell in the same system you are chasin asteroids. What I usually do is stay there and do that till I hit about 800,000 credits then shop for an upgraded vessel. Depending on what I want to do afterword depends on what I get. Sometimes I get a bigger cargo ship like the IDA frigate that can hold 250 tons cargo and has room for big guns that vaporize the asteroids faster. (have to remember to buy the asteroid scoop for it since it doesnt come standard issue) But chances are once you get something that big you can start buying low at Gem and selling high at Horizon system on planet Greenwich "one jump southeast of Sol to Alphara and 2 jumps west to Horizon". Is a grand total of 5 jumps from where you buy the opals so not too bad...doesnt get uber profitable until you secure yourself some cargo carrying escourts through either hiring...or piracy. (capturing vessels doesnt work in the demo )

Ah yes...if you want to try it....this is super simple but you dont see sizable profits until you can start to hire a big fleet of ships to follow. Simple really...buy luxury goods at Europa for medium price in Sol system and sell at Earth for high price. I made millions off that one but it starts veerrrryy sloooow. But once you get a cargo capacity (including the capacity of hired escourts) of about 1000...you start to see some nice progress. Once again..if you can manage to aquire real escourts instead of the ones you pay everyday that will make things go much faster. Helps if you can get the first part of the Sigma shipyard missions done that allow access to hire and buy the big earth ships like Leviathan and the Pegasus. (wouldnt recommend the leviathan as a hired ship cause it only holds 4x as much cargo as a Pegasus but costs 6x as much per day to hire...but once able you can buy it for yourself with no misgivings) But a word of caution when doing this run...or any other cargo trading for that matter... Remember when hiring ships and cargo running that you have enough cash to fill the holds of the vessels PLUS enough cash to get to the system and back since they will charge you everyday that goes by. When you get to the higher cargo ships that means to add another Pegasus to the fleet you require at least enough credits to fill the existing cargo capacity while on planet because if you take off with all the escorts partially filled and you out of cash they will all desert you with filled holds of goods since you couldnt afford to pay them for the day that went by when you left planetside. I had to restart game after I did that once cause I didnt even have enough cash left to buy gas for my measly shuttle for cargo runs at square one.

Anyway I shoulda posted this in here earlier. Its EVULA. Survival guide for EV games. Has ship stats and other nice to know info regarding trade routes and even the quest walkthroughs on the various Major missions. Its not all complete since the guy does it in his spare time but its quite reliable.

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