Released: July 2004
Version: 1.82 (27 May 2015)
Developer : GNU GPL and CC-BY-NC-SA
Oolite is a free and open source 3D space trading and combat simulator in the spirit of Elite. It is, as the name suggests, Object Oriented [E]lite, written in Objective-C. Among Oolite’s several similarities to its inspirational source, the gaming experience is enhanced by the context set in Elite’s original manual, and the accompanying novella, The Dark Wheel. Oolite is licensed under GNU GPL version 2 for the source code and Creative Commons CC-BY-NC-SA for other resources (pictures, music, textures, models).
Like Elite, Oolite is a first-person, open-ended,single-player space trading and combat simulator. The player is the pilot of a spacecraft, capable of interstellar travel to other nearby planetary systems using wormholes generated by the ship’s engines. Each system contains only one inhabited planet, with an orbiting space station; players choose the destination system by the name of its planet. Although players can create outgoing wormholes almost anywhere within a system, assuming their engines have sufficient fuel to do so, ships always enter a new system at a considerable distance from the target planet. The player must then pilot their ship from the entry point, through “normal” space, to the station. During this stage of the journey the player can encounter other ships, and combat can occur. Oolite spaceships’ principal armaments are lasers and missiles. Most combats are dogfights and the ships exhibit non-Newtonian flight characteristics, being immune from the effects of inertia and gravity.
There are a small number of built-in missions in the game, inherited from Elite, where the player is given specific tasks to perform, such as destroying a stolen military prototype fighter. It is not necessary to complete or even begin any of these missions to play the game, however.
Minimum System Requirements:
Processor: 2 GHz
Memory: 512 MB of RAM
Graphics: 128 MB
Hard Drive: 250 MB of Free Space
NOTE: This is not official system requirements !