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Pioneer Space Simulator 20171001 Released

Pioneer Space Simulator 20171001 recently released, is a space adventure game set in our galaxy at the turn of the 31st century. The game is open-ended, and you are free to eke out whatever kind of space-faring existence you can think of. Look for fame or fortune by exploring the millions of star systems. Turn to a life of crime as a pirate, smuggler or bounty hunter. Forge and break alliances with the various factions fighting for power, freedom or self-determination. The universe is whatever you make of it.

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Pioneer Space Simulator Changelog

New Features

  • Attack outlaws immediately
  • New music tracks
  • Allow planets to have rings

Internal Changes

  • Ignore all Pioneer x64 Visual Studio files
  • Fix 64-bit SSE2 flag warning
  • Spread the terrain skirts wider to avoid some sparklies
  • XCode, update project and config files
  • Fix module instances being created twice
  • Don’t show ‘None’ for drive specs when asking to service engine
  • PushStyleVar now pushing also vector variables


  • Work around for pioneer crashing at start due to bug in new SDL 2.0.6
  • Crash on MacOS
  • Bug in SAR mission regarding available passengers
  • Orbital stations sharing an orbit
  • Make orbit radius relative to GetPhysRadius, clamp to frame radius
  • Avoid division by zero doing AABB ray test
  • Fix cities overlapping
  • Use fabs for double instead of abs for cross-platform compatibility
  • Set ARFlags for OSX builds
  • Stop tradeships crashing into landing pads while trying to hyperspace
  • Missile death notifications, clear thrusters and AI on target death
  • Engineers constantly repairing engines, and negative jump counter
  • Combat rating messages not being in sync with actual ranks
  • Heading jump when switching reference frames with RMB held down
  • Don’t fail assassins when entering mission system
  • Fix autopilot tooltip when (nav)targeting other ships
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How to install Pioneer Space Simulator on Ubuntu 17.04

sudo sh -c 'echo "deb $(lsb_release -sc)-getdeb games" >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/getdeb.list'

wget -q -O- | sudo apt-key add -

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install pioneerspacesim

Uninstall the application with the following command

sudo apt-get remove pioneerspacesim

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