X Universe Cultural References

General discussions about the games by Egosoft including X-BTF, XT, X², X³: Reunion, X³: Terran Conflict and X³: Albion Prelude.

Moderator: Moderators for English X Forum

Post Reply
UnknownObject
Posts: 308
Joined: Fri, 15. Jan 10, 13:05
xr

X Universe Cultural References

Post by UnknownObject » Sun, 6. Mar 22, 14:44

Dear Egosoft team! As one of your devoted fans, I wish to ask you some "behind the scenes" information. I'd be glad if some of the devs answers me, because I need the data I contribute to a Fandom Wiki to be reliable.

Tell me anything about cultural references and sources of inspiration for X-Universe timeline, races, tech and anything else, please.
I'm 🇷🇺, and no regrets for being 🇷🇺.
As for "Z" - this shame needs "Ctrl+". 🇺🇦 should have always been our brothers, not targets!
Trade, LOVE, Build, Think.

Alan Phipps
Moderator (English)
Moderator (English)
Posts: 26556
Joined: Fri, 16. Apr 04, 19:21
x4

Re: X Universe Cultural References

Post by Alan Phipps » Sun, 6. Mar 22, 15:03

Have you seen and read the X Encyclopedia written by Helge Kautz?
A dog has a master; a cat has domestic staff.

UnknownObject
Posts: 308
Joined: Fri, 15. Jan 10, 13:05
xr

Re: X Universe Cultural References

Post by UnknownObject » Sun, 6. Mar 22, 15:22

Alan Phipps wrote:
Sun, 6. Mar 22, 15:03
Have you seen and read the X Encyclopedia written by Helge Kautz?
Yes, I did. It's a great source, but it contains only "in-universe" information, and I'm curious about books, movies, games, etc. which don't belong to X-Series but influenced it in some way.

For example, I can guess Babylon 5 Shadow Vessels inspired the design of the Kha'ak Corvette, but I have no confirmation to say this surely.
I'm 🇷🇺, and no regrets for being 🇷🇺.
As for "Z" - this shame needs "Ctrl+". 🇺🇦 should have always been our brothers, not targets!
Trade, LOVE, Build, Think.

Alan Phipps
Moderator (English)
Moderator (English)
Posts: 26556
Joined: Fri, 16. Apr 04, 19:21
x4

Re: X Universe Cultural References

Post by Alan Phipps » Sun, 6. Mar 22, 16:04

Here are some possibly useful old threads that I found; perhaps there may be some further leads for you in them.

viewtopic.php?t=251263
viewtopic.php?t=134496
viewtopic.php?t=370338
viewtopic.php?t=333285
viewtopic.php?t=346274
A dog has a master; a cat has domestic staff.

UnknownObject
Posts: 308
Joined: Fri, 15. Jan 10, 13:05
xr

Re: X Universe Cultural References

Post by UnknownObject » Sun, 6. Mar 22, 16:22

Thanks, you did a great work finding these threads!
(still wish an author of the content appears here and confirms anything of this).

As for Star Wolves 3, it's a Russian game made by old fans of X-Tension (Elite-Games Team), that's why a station there is named Brennan's Triumph.
I'm 🇷🇺, and no regrets for being 🇷🇺.
As for "Z" - this shame needs "Ctrl+". 🇺🇦 should have always been our brothers, not targets!
Trade, LOVE, Build, Think.

Cycrow
Moderator (Script&Mod)
Moderator (Script&Mod)
Posts: 21349
Joined: Mon, 15. Nov 04, 00:26
x4

Re: X Universe Cultural References

Post by Cycrow » Sun, 6. Mar 22, 18:06

you might be out of luck with some of them as alot of the newer models were not made by Egosoft, but by various modders, some of which are no longer active on the forum.

the Kha'ak Corvette for example was created by the XTM team.

and others were outsourced

UnknownObject
Posts: 308
Joined: Fri, 15. Jan 10, 13:05
xr

Re: X Universe Cultural References

Post by UnknownObject » Tue, 13. Sep 22, 17:09

Is Rolk's Drift a reference to the Battle of Rorke’s Drift, and Ocean of Fantasy a reference to Boney M's Oceans of Fantasy?
Is Jo Bydnah (the creator of the PPC) a reference to You-Know-Whom?
I'm 🇷🇺, and no regrets for being 🇷🇺.
As for "Z" - this shame needs "Ctrl+". 🇺🇦 should have always been our brothers, not targets!
Trade, LOVE, Build, Think.

rudi_pioneer
Posts: 125
Joined: Fri, 2. Apr 21, 21:06
x4

Re: X Universe Cultural References

Post by rudi_pioneer » Wed, 21. Sep 22, 01:01

Foundation: one of sector names is trantor in German version, and random names include hari seldon

Highway loop in x4 reminded me of river though gates in Hyperion

Fulgrymm
Posts: 595
Joined: Fri, 25. Jun 10, 05:12
x4

Re: X Universe Cultural References

Post by Fulgrymm » Wed, 21. Sep 22, 03:34

Black Hole Sun is only called such in the English version and is I assume a reference to the Soundgarden song of the same name.

Post Reply

Return to “X Trilogy Universe”