EV Nova mod 3
Custom edition of EV Nova for macOS 10.11 to 10.14, with some compatibility fixes and support for the .rez plug-in format.

EV/O TCs & Related Plug-ins

EV Classic for Nova 1.1.1 (7.5 MB)
15 February 2016: Fixed "damaged" error with launcher.

Port of the original Escape Velocity to the Nova engine.

rEV 1.1b6 (28.8 MB)
2 April 2020: Beta 6 released with new pirate ship variants.

Kris Quistorff's rEVisited graphical remake and expansion, rebuilt for EV Classic for Nova.

The Frozen Heart (7.3 MB)
12 November 2019: 1.0.6 released with minor fixes.

Martin Turner's classic adventure, ported to the Nova engine.

EV Override for Nova 1.1.1 (8.6 MB)
15 February 2016: Fixed "damaged" error with launcher.

Port of the original EV Override to the Nova engine.

EVO Extras (1 MB)
29 May 2020: Fixed conflict between AA and PP.

Collection of six small plug-ins for EV Override for Nova.

EVO Facelift 1.0.5 (21.9 MB)
31 March 2010: 1.0.5 released.

Tim Morgan's graphical facelift for EV Override for Nova.

Cold Fusion for Nova 1.0.1 (10.1 MB)
20 October 2009: 1.0.1 released with minor fixes and improvements.

Dreamwave Studios' Cold Fusion graphics replacement for EV Override, ported to the Nova engine by Dr. Trowel.

☞ "No data files could be found"
Due to a security feature of macOS 10.12 and later, you may see this error when running any of the launcher apps here after first downloading them. To resolve this, simply move the app to a different location and then move it back again.

Nova Plug-ins

Dodge That (86 KB)

Dodge the crazy torpedo for as long as you can! Start a new Dodge That pilot to begin.

Collision Damage (1 KB)

Looking for a challenge? With Collision Damage asteroids are no longer the friendly background decorations they once were. Visit any mission computer to begin.

Shields (307 KB)

Nova shield graphics plug by Dark Revenant, tweaked for better scaling and masking plus a version for ARPIA2.

Nova Roid Fix (551 KB)

This plug-in works around a Nova engine bug to ensure that asteroids do not disappear when playing in 16:9 widescreen resolutions.

MultiBuy (103 KB)

Sick of clicking that Buy button a thousand times? Get MultiBuy, the easy way to buy and sell in bulk!


MissionComputer 4.3.1 (7.5 MB)
8 September 2020: 4.3.1 released with support for .npif files.

The one-and-only plug-in editor for Mac. Written by David Arthur, minor updates by myself.

> source code SpacePort 1.3.1 (2.0 MB)
9 March 2017: 1.3.1 released.

Program for porting EV and EVO plug-ins to the Nova engine, written by Michael Hewitt, Brian Norwood and myself.

Plug-in Archiver 2.4.2 (1.5 MB) 64-bit
5 March 2012: 2.4.2 released.

A handy utility for Mac users to quickly archive plug-ins in the most cross-platform compatible way.

Plug-in Extractor (5.0 MB) Windows
27 June 2013: Initial release.

One-click plug-in extraction and conversion for Windows users - handles almost any archive format downloaded from the Nova Addons.

EV Nova Launcher 1.5 (667 KB)
17 August 2020: 1.5 released.

Stand-alone launcher to run EV Nova using the app’s current directory for plug-ins and pilots.

> source code Plug-in Converter (59 KB) 64-bit

Convert plug-ins between Mac and Windows formats. Correctly converts types such as 'snd ' that MC doesn't.

> source code pilotcrypt (7 KB) 64-bit
15 May 2020: Added template.

CLI tool for decrypting/re-encrypting Mac pilot files (based on code from an old EV/O program). Includes template for editing NpïL resources. See also the Pilot File Format in the Guides section.


EV Nova Bible
Easy-navigation HTML version, originally formatted by Jail.

Resource ID Guide
Last modified: 23 February 2009

Pilot File Format
Last modified: 18 April 2020

Based on Matt Burch's spec for original EV pilot files.

EV Nova Hacks
Last modified: 8 September 2020

Back Room

How did you get here?

Polycon EV (29.2 MB)

AnubisTTP's Polycon, unofficially updated and repackaged for compatibility with both Mac Nova 1.1 and Windows.

Infini-D Models (961 KB)

Various 3D models I've used when making EVO Extras and maintaining Facelift, all based on the original EVO model files.