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Oolite is a space sim game, available for Mac OS X, Linux and Windows.

It was written by Giles Williams as a response to the withdrawal of Elite: The New Kind from the internet. Although inspired by the work of Christian Pinder, following David Braben and Ian Bell, the work is an independent interpretation and expansion of the original game.

Oolite is designed as a small game that is easy for users to pick up and expand upon. Almost every aspect of the game can be modified using simple, free graphics packages and text-editors.

Oolite is offered for free under the GNU General Public License version 2, with the data files (ship models, graphics etc.) dual licensed under both the GPL and the Creative Commons License.

Oolite article index

Instruction Manual

Information on how to play Oolite, including installing the game and the keyboard controls.

Expand Oolite via OXPs

Information on how to find, install, and create Oolite's expansion packs. The OXP List has them all.


Frequently asked questions about how to get started, gameplay and various subjects.

Oolite Discussion

The friendliest Board this side of Riedquat: a place to discuss Oolite, OXPs, game tactics etc.

Ships, Stations, Equipment

Information regarding the ships, stations and equipment in Oolite, both native and OXP. Explains what they are, what they do and how to use them.

Developer's Corner

Documentation how to develop the Oolite project itself.


Information regarding the missions in Oolite, both native and OXP.

Planet List

Information regarding all planets that exist in the Oolite Galaxies, together with maps of all the galaxies.

Powers & Organisations

Some histories of the various corporations and powers, both legal and illicit, that exist in the Oolite galaxies.

Oolite Fiction

Links to the various novellas, short stories and episodes written about the 'Ooniverse'...


Oolite en Français, Oolite auf Deutsch, Oolite Italiano, Оолит по-русски, Oolite en español

Important Note

We switched our website: Oolite.org is gone. Try https://oolite.space instead. To install expansions from the new address, see here.