Get it on the Addons Page
It is with great pleasure that I announce the release of Realm of Prey for EV Nova. This is a port of Tim Isles' TC for EV Classic, and is without a doubt some of his finest work.
The plug-in can be downloaded from the Addons page here.
Please read the support documentation before attempting to play!
About the Plug-in
This tale is set in a galaxy administered by the benevolent Earth Confederacy which, after decades of successful expansion, has evolved into little more than an anachronism that is beginning to crumble and fall apart at the seams. With the Confederacy embroiled in a civil war against a mysterious xenophobic splinter group, known as The Faction, true galactic power lies in the form of expansionist transgalactic megacorporations and powerful pirate guilds. Having spent the past few years as first officer on a United Galactic Express hauler and seen first hand the horror of civil war, you have resigned your post and undertaken a career as an independent merchant, investing the bulk of your meager savings into a sleek new Boundless class shuttlepod. An uncertain future awaits as you head into an increasingly unforgiving galaxy dominated by the law of the jungle; a universe where you exist as either predator...or prey.
What's new in the Nova edition?
There have been many changes that take advantage of the Nova engine. While these changes are detailed fully in the support documentation (which I IMPLORE you to read before attempting to play), the most notable are:
- Updated planet, explosion, and asteroid graphics
- Ship variants for all ships
- Upgradeable escorts
- Particle trails for projectile weapons
- Mine-able asteroids
- Government specific, map borders, news reports, and news graphics
Before You Try to Install
READ THE SUPPORT DOCUMENTATION!!! (seriously)
Realm of Prey for Nova requires you to install the Nova conversion of EV Classic in order to run properly. It is important to note that there are, in fact, two EVC ports out there. The plug-in should work with either one installed. HOWEVER, it has only been tested extensively (read: for more than 10 minutes) on the official port created by ATMOS. Therefore, it is strongly recommended that you use this version of the port.
The EVC port can be downloaded here for mac.
And http://www.ambrosiasw.com/cgi-bin/vftp/dl-...ova_classic.zip for windows.
Again, please read the support documentation before attempting to play!!! Also, you may have to empty your pilots folder in order to get the game to load properly.
Many thanks to Tim for his assistance during the conversion process, and to all my beta testers for their hard work.