Naev is an open-source 2D space action game set in the far future. Explore, fight and trade your way across the galaxy, befriend mighty factions and take sides in conflicts, all while upgrading your ships and equipment.

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6 comments by oldtopman on Mar 1st, 2012

Naev 0.5.1 Release:
The Naev development team is proud to announce the release of Naev 0.5.1.
It's been nearly nine months since the release of 0.5.0, but we hope the
release is worth the wait.
With contributions by some twenty people, it's one of our larger releases.0.5.1
was originally intended to be a small feature release, released soon
after 0.5.0. Needless to say, that didn't happen. However, in the time
since, 0.5.1 has ballooned into a siz
release unto itself. We've implemented a number of proposals that bring
us a few steps closer to our goal for the far-off version 1.0,
developed a fair bit of new content, and polished up innumerable things.
per usual, we encourage players to start new pilots in 0.5.1 for an
optimal experience. Of course, older saves can still be loaded, but
there are some caveats. Specifically, due to asset and jump discovery, a
0.5.0 (or earlier) save will have its map appear as a series of
unlinked systems, as the jumps must be discovered. A number of older
missions have also been heavily tweaked, so in-progress missions in
older saves may need to be manually aborted.
And now, for some slightly-misleading statistics, from 0.5.0 up to a few days ago:804 files changed, 48017 insertions(+), 35760 deletions(-)As well as some less-misleading ones, from the src/ directory:346 files changed, 14799 insertions(+), 8806 deletions(-)Since 0.5.0, Naev's core code has grown by almost 6,000 lines, and we've gained more than 12,000 lines, in total.

List of changes since 0.5.0 f
or players:
* Many new missions, and improvements for older ones.
* Soromid faction added. * Full array of ships for the faction.
Populated northern area of the galaxy.
* New disable mechanic * Disabling damage is separate from regular damage.
* Player ships can now be disabled, boarded and looted!
* Disabled ships will recover automatically over time.
* Jump points, planets and stations must now be discovered through exploration.
* Maps now reveal fixed routes, mostly between major factions' space
* Fancier map search shows details about found items.
* New planet and station graphics.* Large AI ships now have greater weapons diversity.
* General usability improvements for low resolutions.
* Missiles lock on gradually, depending on electronic warfare values.
* The tutorial has been substantially expanded and reworked.
* Active outfits allow for powerful, temporary abilities to be toggled.
* New key bindings make the it possible to use the keyboard most of the time.
* Autonav is now more flexible and can travel to planets in addition to systems.
* Navigate the spaceport with keytips.* Improved faction reputation logic.
* Factions now have ceilings for reputation gained through killing.
* Missions are necessary to elevate your standing beyond this.
* Completing major missions can increase the reputation ceilings.
* Landing permissions enhanced beyond the simple boolean (hostile or friendly) model.
* Landing at military and other special assets typically requires high reputation with a faction.
* When you don't meet the required standing but aren't hostile, assets are marked 'restricted'.
*Overhaul of spaceport bar NPCs. NPCs will now often say meaningful things and can even help the player out by hinting at missions or updating his galaxy map.
* Complete ship health rebalancing.* Misc. bug fixes

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Discorded Sep 19 2013, 4:51am says:

Is this game based off Flash Trek: Broken Mirror? Even if it is, one hell of a game :3

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Requal82 Nov 13 2013, 10:34am replied:

This game is based on the Escape Velocity series from AmbrosiaSW.
Hence the name NAEV, meaning Not Another Escape Velocity.
I played the first EV about 16 years ago and it was addicting as hell.
Played the others too and it's so addictive.
This game is pretty much the same even has a bit more.
I really recommend trying this out.

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Lightningy Oct 20 2013, 9:47am replied:

i think it is more based on transendence.

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Discorded Sep 28 2013, 10:55pm replied:

Just wish you could own atleast a single system.

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sapdude1 Jul 10 2013, 5:38pm says:

I'm wondering why dont you make a an improved version of this game and put up for sale it's so good i played it for hours

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LordGilbunny Jun 29 2013, 2:36pm says:

This game looks very nice,installing right now.

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jbroz1 Jun 17 2013, 6:36pm says:

Can you make another game like this, but based on Star Wars :)?

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Daemonkiller117 Aug 4 2013, 10:44am replied:

Near as I can tell, the system it self could be modded... It is open source after all. Why not try to make it yourself?

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CkVega May 28 2013, 7:34pm says:

OSX download only contains a 4k file on Desura.

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Balameg May 5 2013, 8:15pm says:

if you loved the EV series, you must have this game

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