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Naev — A 2D space trading and combat game.


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Naev is a space trading and combat game, inspired by Escape Velocity.

Played from a top-down perspective with isometric sprites, the player is free to explore the galaxy as they see fit, trading or pirating their way to a vast fortune.

Naev is set in a futuristic science fiction environment, in which the player finds himself in the wake of a massive galactic cataclysm which erupted from the Sol system and destroyed everything within tens of lightyears, resulting in a massive, volatile nebula.


-d--datapath dir
Specifies a custom path for all user data (saves, screenshots, etc.)
Enables the universe editor (accessible via main menu).
Generates CSV output from ndata for development purposes.
-F--fps number
Limits frames per second to number
-f, --fullscreen
Runs the game in full-screen mode
-G, --generate
Regenerates the nebula images (slow)
-H number
Sets the window height to number
-h, --help
Display a help message and exit
-J--Joystick string
Use joystick whose name contains string
-j--joystick number
Use joystick number
-M, --mute
Disables sound
-N, --nondata
Disables single-file ndata loading, falling back to laid-out files.
-m--mvol number
Sets the music volume to number
-S, --sound
Forcibly enables sound
-s--svol number
Sets the sound volume to number
-V, --vsync
Limits frames per second to screen refresh rate
-v, --version
Prints the version and exits
-W number
Sets the window width to number


Bugs and feature requests can be filed at:



Originally written by Edgar Simo <bobbens@gmail.com>. Currently developed by the Naev Team.
An exhaustive list of contributors can be found at:

Visit the official homepage: http://naev.org/


NAEV 2009