"X³: Albion Prelude" is a DLC for the X³: Terran Conflict space simulation game.

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How do I manipulate the stock market?

With the addition of the various stock exchanges across the galaxy, its now possible to buy shares in companies and futures in commodities. Do my actions in any of the stock exchange areas affect any ...
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How do I force a pilot to eject without murdering him?

I'm trying to achieve "It's Cold Outside" which means that I have to force someone to eject from their ship. I loaded the game and flew to the first waypoint, and then jumped to one of the systems ...
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Where can I find the Hub mission in X3: Albion Prelude?

I'm looking for the Xenon Hub in X3: Albion Prelude. In what sector should I expect to find the Hub? Is there a mission that I should complete first? Where would I find it? Is there a minimum ship ...
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Good player ship for anti-capital ship warfare

The Hyperion Vanguard in Albion Prelude seems to have been declawed somewhat compared to the way it was in Reunion and Terran Conflict (less shields, capitals have significantly more hull, super-heavy ...
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What's the easiest way to map the universe?

I want to deploy a satellite network through the universe, but to do that I first need to discover all the sectors. Is there an easy way to do that? I would like to avoid having to visit every sector ...
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How does trading affect reputation with races?

I noticed that selling resources on race factories and buying equipment is improving reputation with this race. How specific actions affect reputation: buying finished product on factory selling ...
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Learning automated trading in X3: Albion Prelude

So I finally managed to learn trading in X3: Albion Prelude and equipped my Mercury with the MK3 trading software. Since then the function "Start sector trading" is available. But when I use it, the ...
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How to play X3: Albion Prelude?

I am a huge scifi fan and bought the latest X3 package on Steam (Terran Conflict, Albion Prelude). Although I find those games very interesting, I am not aware of how the frag I have to play them. I ...
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Shady Business plot: choices, consequences and rewards

During the Shady Business plot, I need to choose which corporation to seek funding from for Ho t`Sht's (Inspired name as always) matter/antimatter thingamajig project. Ho t'Sht isn't being ...
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Can other ships use the jump beacon?

The player can now place and jump to a jump beacon inside the sector rather than the gate. Can other player owned ships jump to a beacon? What about NPC ships?
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Are there abandoned ships in X3: Albion Prelude?

Has anyone found any abandoned ships in Albion Prelude. Perhaps they are the same as Terran Confict? I would like to know if there are abandoned ships that I can claim to kickstart a little money. ...
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In X3, will auto-aiming handle multiple weapon types?

In X3:Terran Conflict and X3:Albion Prelude, firing with auto-aiming via the left control key is excellent for offset shots against crossing targets while maneuvering. However, it's not clear if ...
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How do I change ships?

I start in X3: Albion prelude as a Humble Merchant. It starts with a ship called Mercury and another called the Discoverer. I have travelled to the shipyard in Argon Prime, but I don't have any idea ...
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Has the universe been rearranged?

In the new DLC for X3: Terran Conflict, are there any changes to the overall layout of the universe in terms of gate connections or neighboring sector placement?
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Should I be worried about firing my guns every time I select something?

In X3: Albion Prelude, the settings are such that a joystick POV hat and trigger can be used to navigate through menus. However, every time I select an option that closes the menu, my ship fires a ...
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X3 Albion Prelude custom game start

In Albion Prelude does the custom game start give you neutral reputation with all races. even the terrans, like it did in Terran Conflict?
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Do I need to complete X3 and Terran Conflict to understand Albion Prelude?

I never quite finished X3, but I bought the X3 SuperPack (or MegaBox or UltraCube or whatever it's called) that included Terran Conflict, and so when Albion Prelude came out I got that for free as ...
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Best ships or fleets for out-of-sector (OOS) combat

Unlike in-sector combat, which is full of variables almost to the point of being unpredictable (especially if you mix in player skill), out-of-sector combat relies on a simple algorithm to determine ...
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What's the best way to start with the Humble Merchant?

So, I finally managed to play a few hours and begin to understand how this game works. Unfortunately I am now stuck with my Discoverer and don't make enough profit.. I am thinking about restarting, ...
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Where is the closest place I can sell a ship after I start a game of X3: AP?

I am looking for a place to sell one of my ships and want to know the fastest way to get there to get a decent price.
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Can I befriend pirates?

Pirates are a nuisance - they blow up your satellites, they harass your universal traders that dunderheadedly fly to that Bliss Place L in the middle of Pirate Central, they break your SETA by their ...
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What is a good weapon layout for Hyperion Vanguard?

I just got me a shiny Hyperion Vanguard and I want to put it to good use. To do that, I need a weapon loadout that isn't horrible (fragmentation bomb launchers, what a disaster!). Ideally I would like ...
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How do I dock a wing?

In X3AP, it doesn't seem possible to order a wing to dock. The ships will just orbit the chosen station but not dock. Is there a way to dock a wing without dismantling the wing first.
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Does X3:Albion Prelude still have a private sector?

In Terran Conflict, you could get a private sector. (As well as a Headquarters for that sector. You could put the HQ anywhere, but in the private sector seems the best place to put it to me.) Since ...
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Can I be friends with everybody while doing all the plots?

Being a full-time approval junkie, I would like to make all the friends in X3 Albion Prelude, or at least befriend all the races (Argon, Boton, Teladi, Paranid, Split, Terran). Will completing the ...
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Out of sector combat in X3: how can I tell my ships to evade enemies?

As noted in a related question, out of sector combat can be a source of heartache and hassle. In building my budding mercantile empire, I don't want to lose ships if I can avoid it. I am aware of ...
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How to procure large quantities of particular wares without too much effort?

IT is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single Paranid in possession of a good fleet must be in want of a satellite network. However, locating enough advanced satellites to place even 1 in all ...
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What is the best way to get the 50 microchips?

I'm currently on the The Beryll mission of the main plot at the part where you are required to get 50 microchips and bring them back to the research station. What is the best way to get these ...
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Where are the Pandora engine and rudder tuning crates?

In X3 Albion Prelude, you can find crates containing engine and rudder, collecting which can overtune your ship, increasing its speed and handling far beyond what is normally possible for a given ...
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What determines plot availability?

I want to give X3AP a go, but a game of X3 is a big undertaking and I don't want to have to start all over again after discovering that some seemingly inconsequent decision I made 50 hours ago means I ...
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How can I keep my factories stocked with raw materials? Are infinite manual trade runs the answer?

So, I set up a bunch of ships to manually supply my new crystal factory with the needed resources. I did this by ordering several ships to perform infinite manual trade runs. The problem is that ...
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Is there a purpose to the war missions in X3:Albion Prelude?

I have stumbled across a couple of war missions in X3:Albion Prelude and have been sadly unimpressed: "deliver this radioactive waste, it's critical to the war effort!" I see that war missions only ...
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Does the R.E.S.P.E.C.T. achievement in X3-Albion Prelude require a high Terran reputation?

If you're not familiar with the achievement: R.E.S.P.E.C.T. Achieve the highest reputation with the main races Does this require a high reputation with Terrans as well? Is that even ...
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Does Best Buy/Best Sell locator work with satellites?

I have read conflicting reports. I tried this once but it only looked like the program was giving me the current sector best buys/sells. Do they have to be advanced vs normal satellites? Using XRM.
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Consequences of blowing up stations

I'm curious about the consequences, or the actual reputation loss, of blowing up a NPC station. Let's say a SPP XL or a Cattle Ranch L. I started as Humble Merchant, so its a little difficult for me ...
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Corporation Troubles: are the different corporation HQ versions actually different in any significant way?

At the end of the Corporation Troubles plot, I was offered to buy a corporate headquarters for myself. Before I can get the station, though, I must choose 1 out of 3 styles. Is it only a cosmetic ...
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How can I cheat without marking my game as modified?

X3 games are famously filled with one-off, heavily randomized opportunities (Pandora tunings, PALCs during Shady Business, overtuned mission reward ships, etc), getting the most out of which requires ...
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How to fly other ships [duplicate]

I started as a humble merchant. I have both ships and I have figured out how to make some good cash. I am wondering if there is a way to fly the scout ship discoverer? I can't seem to get a google hit ...
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X3 Sector/Universe Traders: What do they do with existing cargo?

I have a chain of trader training going on where they start out as sector traders then once they hit level 15 or so I move them into a better ship using the "Move Pilot into New Ship" command and turn ...
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How to deal with hostile ships, stations and lasertowers after mending relationships with a faction?

After improving my standing with a faction that wasn't previously very hot about me, I keep finding lingering hostile ships, stations and lasertowers. Not only does this hippie sensibilities, but they ...
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Why are my remote ships being attacked by seemingly neutral Terran ships in war (red on the map) sectors?

I have a great reputation with Terrans, though I have at one point damaged my reputation with them nearly beyond repair. Now, I quite often see my ships being attacked by Terran ships in war (shown as ...
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Is it possible to own a Jump Beacon in X3: Albion Prelude?

Is it possible to own a Jump beacon in X3 Albion Prelude? And by that I mean hold it in your cargo bay, and have it show up green when deployed.
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Why isn't my two station complex showing “Profitability” as a graph choice like the invidivual stations did?

I am playing X3-AP. I had two factories making Hornet and Mosquito missiles in Queen's Harbour. They were both doing brisk business but I decided to pool their resources by turning them into a ...
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What's the best way to train marines?

When training marines, there are 4 options: Hacking, Mechanical, Engineering and All Skills. Does training all skills simply distribute the experience a marine would receive by focusing on one skill ...
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How do I increase the mouse sensitivity in X3: Albion Prelude?

I just started X3: Albion Prelude and the mouse cursor is just far too slow. I have to move the mouse across almost the complete mouse pad to get from one end of the screen to the other side. My ...
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X3 AP Saved Game Editor?

I'm looking for a X3 AP saved game editor. my game became modified some how and i was hoping that a saved game editor would help me fix this, i do not want to have to start fresh again after all I've ...
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What to install and download?

I bought Albion prelude, Reunion and Terran Conflict but i am wondering which is the last in the series. Do they extend themselves and can I install/play them all at once? Other then that are there ...
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Reputation change when killing argon ships in Circle of Labor

I am palaying X3 Albion Prelude(Steam), I started game as Terran Commander, and from start reputation with argon is very low (Enemy of Federation), every ship is hosile to me. Howewer where I ...