You _must_ preorder the game to play Alpha version. Downloads are available here: http://fractalsoftworks.com/2011/04/29/starfarer-alpha-released/
This is the first time when i play a game like this and i like it; plain and simple nice flow of missions and of course nice story :)
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It runs rather well considering how quickly it was ported. Captured a bit of gameplay for L.G.C.
The brightness / contrast controls in the options.txt fail to work... for now.
Nice graphics update, but for single player Quake 1 gaming I prefer DarkPlaces :)
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Are you asking why they have so many 100 ratings? i can only answer for the first site. Victory games only rate 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5 out of 5 stars, so you will only have 100, 80, 60, 40 or 20 ratings.
abandonia reviewers just have different criteria than others i guess ;)