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[edit] Background

Sword of the Stars returns gamers to the action-packed roots of the 4X genre with some new twists, including a 3D starmap and real time combat resolution in a 3D environment!

Playing as one of 4 unique races, gamers will explore planets, research new technologies and create empires in a hostile universe where weakness means extinction and only the strongest will survive. Sword of the Stars provides quick, intuitive play, state of the art graphics and tactical combat that make the game instantly involving and rewardingly fun.

[edit] Features

  • 4 distinct races - Human, Hiver, Tarkas and Liir - each with their own technology advantages and disadvantages.
  • A powerful state of the art engine delivers breathtaking graphics and robust gameplay.
  • Each race has a unique mode of transport between star systems, creating very different styles of play, depending on what race you choose to control.
  • Slider bar controls and simplified interface to avoid the confusion of other games without sacrificing depth of gameplay.
  • Over 150 distinct technologies to research on a dynamic tech tree that changes from game to game. While the core technology of the tree is consistent, certain offshoots are random from game to game. There is no perfect path up the tech tree to memorize and exploit, because the path keeps changing!
  • New technology reflected in detailed ship models, weapons and combat effects. Over 40 weapons from six different weapon classes, in various size classes, from point defence, turrets, to massive spinal mounts!
  • Players can design and build ships from three size classes - Destroyer, Cruiser, and Dreadnought - by mixing and matching ship sections (command, mission, and engines), then outfitting them with armour and weapons to suit their preference.
  • Up to 8 players can play against the AI and one another over LAN or online.
  • Choose from a variety of scenario campaigns to play alone or with friends, each adding more colour and depth to the Sword of the Stars universe.

[edit] Hardware Requirements

Minimum System Requirements:
• Microsoft Windows 2000/XP
• 1 GHz Pentium/compatible CPU
• 512 MB RAM system memory
• 128 MB DirectX8 class video card
• 4x CD-ROM/DVD-ROM drive
• 56-Kpbs modem

Recommended System Requirements:
• Microsoft Windows 2000/XP
• 1.5 GHz Pentium/compatible CPU
• 1 GB RAM system memory
• 128 MB RAM DirectX9 class video card
• 4x CD-ROM/DVD-ROM drive
• Broadband Connection

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Weekend deal: Sword of the Stars Ultimate for $8.00

Only $8 USD until Monday

Jun 12, 2009, by Kevin Spiess | 0 comments
New Sword of Stars expansion DLC coming June 17th

New ships, new weapons, new stuff

May 22, 2009, by Kevin Spiess | 1 comment

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Mar 09, 09 11:36pm
havent played it yet cause need to get a better comp. SwordOfTheStars
Dec 16, 07 10:57am

I've never heard any kind of publicity about this game but I won't say that it isn't...

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  • North America: Aug 22, 2006
  • Europe: Jun 30, 2006
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