Pioneer is a space adventure game set in the Milky Way galaxy at the turn of the 31st century. The game is open-ended, and you are free to explore the millions of starsystems in the game. You can land on planets, slingshot past gas giants, and burn yourself to a crisp flying between binary star systems. You can try you hand at piracy, make your fortune trading between systems, or do missions for the various factions fighting for power, freedom or self-determination.

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For September 2017. Full changelog.

  • New Features

    • Attack outlaws immediately (#4089)
    • New music tracks (#4139)
    • Allow planets to have rings (#4146)
  • Internal Changes

    • Ignore all Pioneer x64 Visual Studio files (#4125)
    • VS2015, Fix 64-bit SSE2 flag warning #4114
    • Spread the terrain skirts wider to avoid some sparklies (#4147)
    • XCode, update project and config files (#4152)
    • Fix module instances being created twice (#4124)
    • Don't show 'None' for drive specs when asking to service engine (#4171)
    • PushStyleVar now pushing also vector variables (#4138)
  • Fixes

    • Fix orbital stations sharing an orbit (#4129)
    • Make orbit radius relative to GetPhysRadius, clamp to frame radius (#4131)
    • Avoid division by zero doing AABB ray test (#4135)
    • Fix cities overlapping (#4137)
    • Use fabs for double instead of abs for cross-platform compatibility (#4145)
    • Set ARFlags for OSX builds (#4080)
    • Stop tradeships crashing into landing pads while trying to hyperspace (#4150)
    • Fix missile death notifications, clear thrusters and AI on target death (#4156)
    • Fix engineers constantly repairing engines, and negative jump counter (#4161)
    • Fix combat rating messages not being in sync with actual ranks (#4165)
    • Fix heading jump when switching reference frames with RMB held down (#4170)
    • Don't fail assassins when entering mission system (#4167)
    • Fix autopilot tooltip when (nav)targeting other ships (#4166)
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Here is the new build covering the work the dev team put into Pioneer over September. More improvements for this month and some new music! Have fun with...

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MagosDomina
MagosDomina

This looks like a very nice Elite inspired game. Will be trying this for sure! Keep up the great work.

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Johnyliltoe
Johnyliltoe

A bit hard to understand, but I still had a lot of fun with this. Posted a quasi-review over on my Youtube.com

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Miggy4000 Creator
Miggy4000

Hi Folks o/
I little update. I am waiting for the latest build from the devs but they have hit a nasty bug and are presently at work on it. Once its ready I will upload it. In the meantime, there is still a stable build from August the 14th on the Pioneer site if you wish to try that out. You will find it here :http://pioneerspacesim.net/download

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Opinionator
Opinionator

Anyone know a money cheat?

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Miggy4000 Creator
Miggy4000

Hi Opinionator. In the earlier builds extra cash was possible via the "Ctrl M" cheat keys, but the devs later removed this. Scout Plus does have loans available on the message board if you want to give that a try? This stand alone Pioneer mod is available here: Spacesimcentral.com

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HappyLarry129
HappyLarry129

When is the next Mac update coming out?

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Miggy4000 Creator
Miggy4000

Hello again HappyLarry129. I asked the devs and yes they do at present have a newer Mac build up and running. However they are still to create an install package. I don't have any news yet unfortunately when that will be done. When it is done I will update the news page.

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Miggy4000 Creator
Miggy4000

Hi HappyLarry129. Yes I can see the last update for the Mac was on the 2nd of February. I will ask the devs for you. :)

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Sir_N
Sir_N

Hey, any tutorial ?

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Miggy4000 Creator
Miggy4000

Although there is a readme included with the game you could also check out this Scott Manley video which goes through the basics of the game: Youtube.com

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New release is out, with new music tracks and bug fixes for assassination mission, hyperjumping trade ships, city placement, and more.

Oct 1 2017

We arere happy to announce that MacOS builds are back again, thanks to the return of old Mac build maintainer @Philbywhizz

Sep 14 2017

Volunteer wanted! We need someone to maintain, create and upload MacOS builds, or there will be no more MacOS builds

Sep 7 2017

Release! New HUD/UI, keybindings, ship, BBSrumours, radar; added crush pressure, Eros & Phobos #TheExpanse +more Se… T.co

Aug 27 2017

Cool hardware hack: Pioneer + Arduino = cockpit project Youtube.com

Aug 18 2017

Next release packs both new ship and new UI. Sneak preview: Spacesimcentral.com and Pioneerwiki.com

May 9 2017

New release is out, featuring an autopilot restored back to working condition.

Apr 15 2017

New build is out! If your computer used to be too old to run pioneer, now just set "RendererName=Opengl 2.1" in pioneer configuration file.

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