The wait for Elite: Dangerous and Limit Theory (not Star Citizen though, as good as it's going to be, my PC will explode if I will ever dare run that beast on this machine) is killing me, and I NEED a space sim to calm my nerves down.
I'm also a spoiled brat in terms of graphics, so the older, pre-millenium space sims (which I hear are far superior to more recent ones) are out of the question.
Two games that are on my radar at the moment are X3 and X: Rebirth.
However, I hear that both of them feature some very apparent flaws, though I also hear that those flaws are somewhat remedied by mods.
To those of you who played these games - which is better, and what mods do you consider essential/very important in order to make them enjoyable are they worth it with those mods installed in your opinion?
Also, can you pilot capital ships in X3? not nearly enough games allow you to do that nowadays...