Elite: Dangerous - Have we found the next Crysis?

Have we found the next Crysis?

Elite: Dangerous - Have we found the next Crysis?  

Elite: Dangerous - Have We found the next Crysis?

 Recent Kickstarter success Elite: Dangerous is the most recent installment of the long running "Elite" series which began in the 1980s. The game is developed by Frontier Developments right here in the UK and looks to be quite a hardware hog.

Have a look at the E3 Trailer.

 

David Braben, head of Frontier Developments said this;

"We're going through some wonderful effects internally that look truly beautiful, and we're saying, that slows the frame-rate a bit, doesn't it?" Braben said in an interview with Eurogamer. "And we say yes, but we don't mind, because it looks so beautiful. But what we're going to do is attach it to this part of the detail slider. Or we'll call it out as a tick box...Even if your PC of today can't run with all the features on, your PC of tomorrow might."

 

Now don't think it will be entirely like the original Crysis, where a large section of the PC gaming community were not able to play it until long after launch. He compared the game to RollerCoaster Tycoon 3, a previous Frontier Game, and said that scalability is one of the most important things.

 

"One of the things that's really helped us was we had that huge scalability, so the game could run on the laptop of 2004. It could also run on the uber desktop of 2004. Which is the laptop of today. I want to make sure we do the same with Elite: Dangerous."

 

Elite: Dangerous - Have we found the next Crysis?  Elite: Dangerous - Have we found the next Crysis?  

 

So what we have here is a game which promises to bring current PCs to their knees, but also be able to scale down to run on even todays laptops, a difficult task. One thing I will say is that i will be following this game with interest. Perhaps this game may even become a future OC3D Benchmark, only time will tell.

Elite: Dangerous launches its PC beta on July 29 and will have its full release later this year. If you want to find more information on Elite: Dangerous please head to their Official site.

Join the discussion about Frontier Development's Elite: Dangerous on the OC3D forums.

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21-07-2014, 06:39:39

WYP
Upcoming game Elite: Dangerous will come with visuals that you won't be able to run with your current hardware, sound familiar?

http://www.overclock3d.net/gfx/artic...061421241l.jpg

Read more about Frontier Development's Elite: Dangerous hereQuote

21-07-2014, 06:44:15

SuB
We'll see, so far it's VERY well optimised, I'm quite enjoying it as well 29th is Standard beta week which can be joined for £50. Even though they haven't got SLi working, I still get very respectable FPS using just a single card, even with 3 screens it runs beautifully.

It would be great if it really was a system taxer, I mean it's a bloody beautiful looking and sounding game. I'd love to see them turn it all the way up to 11 or even 12 by the sounds of what David has been saying Quote

21-07-2014, 06:57:05

WYP
Quote:
Originally Posted by SuB View Post
We'll see, so far it's VERY well optimised, I'm quite enjoying it as well 29th is Standard beta week which can be joined for £50. Even though they haven't got SLi working, I still get very respectable FPS using just a single card, even with 3 screens it runs beautifully.

It would be great if it really was a system taxer, I mean it's a bloody beautiful looking and sounding game. I'd love to see them turn it all the way up to 11 or even 12 by the sounds of what David has been saying
So you've been playing it then? Whats lit like gameplay wise?

I too hope it is a system taxer, we need a game to push the envelope again.
Its nice to see a proper PC graphical showcase.Quote

21-07-2014, 07:07:48

barnsley
Heck, its everything Star Citizen wants to be. Good to see a Cambridge dev doing the best :'). I'm going to get it at the end of the month.

It'll be the first game in ages that is taxing for a reason.Quote

21-07-2014, 07:23:27

SuB
Quote:
Originally Posted by Watsyerproblem View Post
So you've been playing it then? Whats lit like gameplay wise?

I too hope it is a system taxer, we need a game to push the envelope again.
Its nice to see a proper PC graphical showcase.
Gameplay is superb, obviously it's just coming into Public beta now and they're releasing the content in small doses, very incremental, but the flight model is excellent. It's not gimicky and feels well rooted, dogfighting in space is brilliant and isn't 'mouse turret wins all'. It does feel a little like fighting in an atmosphere based jet by default, but this kind of works, feels very like X-Wing Alliance in that respect.

You can turn on a more nutonian based flight model at the push of a button and can easily play that way, anyone who masters normal flight/dogfighting in that mode will easily beat the others who don't put the effort in

The Joystick / Hotas controls feel excellent, and the game looks and most of all sounds, amazing.

It's not hugely taxing for a top-end rig at the minute in honesty, but I don't think they've turned on the higher-end assets yet, and certainly not the full view distance settings. But it's always improving.

£100 for the premium beta (play it now mode) seems like a lot, but for that you're getting the full game, all it's DLC (any made, ever, EVER!) it's expected to have a 10+ year lifespan (that's their goal) so really, it's not that bad, there will be no subscription fee, ever. And it won't be pay-to-win ever either.Quote

21-07-2014, 07:36:39

WYP
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Originally Posted by SuB View Post
[INSERT WORDS HERE]
So far you have me sold mate, but my policy ATM is not to pre order games.

Would it be possible to record some gameplay for us (if you beta guys are aloud of-course). It would be nice to compare current beta to E3.Quote

21-07-2014, 07:59:14

SuB
Sure, I've got some archive footage on my Twitch if you want to look at that, no talking, just flying about trading and being pulled out of super-cruise (more frequently than you will in the full-game I might add, as it's all for testing).

I'll be happy to make more footage if you guys want to see it?

Edit: Somewhat annoyingly the footage has gone from twitch. I'll get some more done soon for sure Quote

21-07-2014, 08:01:47

WYP
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Originally Posted by SuB View Post
Sure, I've got some archive footage on my Twitch if you want to look at that, no talking, just flying about trading and being pulled out of super-cruise (more frequently than you will in the full-game I might add, as it's all for testing).

I'll be happy to make more footage if you guys want to see it?
I'd love to see!

Could you link your twitch to see the archive? It will silence the voice in my head that says "E3 footage, Watch Dogs, lies!".

I'm getting really hyped for this!Quote

21-07-2014, 08:03:06

barnsley
Quote:
Originally Posted by SuB View Post
I'll be happy to make more footage if you guys want to see it?

Edit: Somewhat annoyingly the footage has gone from twitch. I'll get some more done soon for sure
Please do! I've seen a few videos, including a guy running it a 1400p on Youtube and it seems to be really well optimised currently considering he was only running a 7970.Quote

21-07-2014, 08:03:25

SuB
haha yeah I'll link you up once i have footage, the ones i had have been disapeared.. even though I'm pretty sure i highlighted em...

There's a twitch stream up every friday as well i'll find that for you later

edit: @barnsley sure I will try and stream triple screens but I don't think it'l look great, failing that i'll try n capture it somehow. But it runs a dream at 1200p

I'll set something up this week and stream it live, and have comments open so you guys can just tell me where to fly if you like ? Quote

21-07-2014, 16:49:17

Nogginthenog
I played the very first Elite on an Acorn Electron (We couldn't afford a BBC Micro).

I've bought the beta so get in soon, looking forward to this. I played that first game for 3 or 4 years to get Elite rating.Quote

21-07-2014, 16:51:25

SeekaX
Is it less boring now?
/edit
Landing on planets will be DLC. How's that supposed to work out in multiplayer.

/edit 2
Someone talk me out of this.Quote

21-07-2014, 17:09:46

NeverBackDown
Tbh i watched some gameplay on this earlier today for the first time and i instantly thought, Star Citizen has nothing on this. Its pretty much everything improved from that but seems to be far more promising.Quote

21-07-2014, 17:11:00

WYP
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Originally Posted by NeverBackDown View Post
Tbh i watched some gameplay on this earlier today for the first time and i instantly thought, Star Citizen has nothing on this. Its pretty much everything improved from that but seems to be far more promising.
nevermind the fact it actually is playable, is currently well optimized and is on track to actually finish/release.Quote

21-07-2014, 17:12:05

NeverBackDown
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Originally Posted by Watsyerproblem View Post
nevermind the fact it actually is playable, is currently well optimized and is on track to actually finish/release.
Yes and its not all hype which is what seems to be driving Star Citizen atm.Quote

21-07-2014, 17:12:50

SeekaX
Quote:
Originally Posted by NeverBackDown View Post
Tbh i watched some gameplay on this earlier today for the first time and i instantly thought, Star Citizen has nothing on this. Its pretty much everything improved from that but seems to be far more promising.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Watsyerproblem View Post
nevermind the fact it actually is playable, is currently well optimized and is on track to actually finish/release.
Comparing games in alpha phase with completely different goals and priorities. Solid boys.
I still want to give this a go. Not sure if it's worth 60 euros though.Quote

21-07-2014, 17:17:05

NeverBackDown
Quote:
Originally Posted by SeekaX View Post
Comparing games in alpha phase with completely different goals and priorities. Solid boys.
I still want to give this a go. Not sure if it's worth 60 euros though.
Doesn't mean i can't give my opinion on what i think is better? I do not care what the different goals and priorities are.Quote

21-07-2014, 17:18:57

WYP
Quote:
Originally Posted by SeekaX View Post
Comparing games in alpha phase with completely different goals and priorities. Solid boys.
I still want to give this a go. Not sure if it's worth 60 euros though.
You're right. we shouldn't compare releases this long before either launches.

My point is that unlike those who paid for Star Citizen, those that pay for this have something fun to do for now and a clear release schedule. How long did it take to get anything from SC? Is dogfighting out yet?

I personally don't like the practice of pre-ordering games. Games like Total War etc have burned me too many times. I'll buy it when it launches and it can properly judge if i'd like it.Quote

21-07-2014, 17:21:04

SeekaX
Quote:
Originally Posted by NeverBackDown View Post
Tbh i watched some gameplay on this earlier today for the first time and i instantly thought, Star Citizen has nothing on this. Its pretty much everything improved from that but seems to be far more promising.
Quote:
Originally Posted by NeverBackDown View Post
Doesn't mean i can't give my opinion on what i think is better? I do not care what the different goals and priorities are.
Your whole opinion is based on "Star Citizen has nothing on this", followed by stating that this game does everything better than Star Citizen, hence implying that the games have the same goals and priorities. Don't give me the "i'm just stating my opinion, i don't have to validate it" bs.

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Originally Posted by Watsyerproblem View Post
You're right. we shouldn't compare releases this long before either launches.

My point is that unlike those who paid for Star Citizen, those that pay for this have something fun to do for now and a clear release schedule. How long did it take to get anything from SC? Is dogfighting out yet?

I personally don't like the practice of pre-ordering games. Games like Total War etc have burned me too many times. I'll buy it when it launches and it can properly judge if i'd like it.
Dogfighting is out, no idea if it's any good, i am only interested in the exploring and trading part.
I don't really care whether they are on schedule or not, i rather have them delay a module for a couple of months than release crap, not implying here that the Elite guys are releasing crap, but to be fair their goals are smaller than those of SC.
I am feeling that this game might get the underdog bonus here, i am not giving anyone an underdog bonus.
In general i don't like to preorder either, but this is more a thing of support. Without support there won't be a good game.Quote

21-07-2014, 17:24:29

SuB
I should be able to get a stream up at some point this week, I'm thinking possibly Thursday or Friday night, I'll have a buddy flying with me for funsies.

I'll show some of the single player missions as well as the multiplayer

If there's something in particular you want to see, make a list!

I'll do a Beta launch stream for the 29th as well if people are interested, there will be chuffin' loads to see then!!

@Seeka, yeah dude, walk around ships, walking around starports/stations and interacting with others, boarding other people's vessels, and landing on planets are all on the DLC roadmap.

As for how it will work, they made (and subsequently canned due to publisher issues i hear) a 3rd person shooter type of game ( i forget the name but it actually looked a lot like watchdogs from the footage i saw earlier), the engine is more than capable of doing it, also the planets will be procedurally generated so there will be plenty to see!Quote

21-07-2014, 17:29:51

NeverBackDown
Quote:
Originally Posted by SeekaX View Post
Your whole opinion is based on "Star Citizen has nothing on this", followed by stating that this game does everything better than Star Citizen, hence implying that the games have the same goals and priorities. Don't give me the "i'm just stating my opinion, i don't have to validate it" bs.

Its still my opinion. I still don't care.

Probably going to get this soon. Just gotta wait for some moneyQuote

21-07-2014, 17:31:41

SuB
Actually, saying that, I'm not sure if they'll leave the premium beta running after today, as it's the last day you can buy it. We'll see...Quote

21-07-2014, 17:32:14

SeekaX
Quote:
Originally Posted by SuB View Post
I should be able to get a stream up at some point this week, I'm thinking possibly Thursday or Friday night, I'll have a buddy flying with me for funsies.

I'll show some of the single player missions as well as the multiplayer

If there's something in particular you want to see, make a list!

I'll do a Beta launch stream for the 29th as well if people are interested, there will be chuffin' loads to see then!!

@Seeka, yeah dude, walk around ships, walking around starports/stations and interacting with others, boarding other people's vessels, and landing on planets are all on the DLC roadmap.

As for how it will work, they made (and subsequently canned due to publisher issues i hear) a 3rd person shooter type of game ( i forget the name but it actually looked a lot like watchdogs from the footage i saw earlier), the engine is more than capable of doing it, also the planets will be procedurally generated so there will be plenty to see!
Not very fond of the whole DLC thing. Announcing DLC before a game even reaches beta is sort of outrageous.
I do like the procedurally generated space though.

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Originally Posted by SuB View Post
Actually, saying that, I'm not sure if they'll leave the premium beta running after today, as it's the last day you can buy it. We'll see...
Can't even buy it anymore. What was the difference between that and the normal beta for 60€?Quote

21-07-2014, 17:38:26

NeverBackDown
I just put it in my cart. The premium beta can still be bought. Just not after today.Quote

21-07-2014, 17:39:02

SPS
Custom engines FTWQuote

21-07-2014, 17:42:02

NeverBackDown
Just realised but its cheaper to buy the game and the lifetime expansion pack by $50. So for the premium Beta is another $50 just to play it now. I don't think its worth that much. $100 is already pushing it. Opinions on that?Quote

21-07-2014, 17:42:30

SeekaX
Okay buying the premium beta now is utterly pointless. Premium beta ends in a couple of days anyways and the normal beta + hurr durr DLC is 20 euros less

/edit
it, bought it.
I am a cheap , so i paid in dollars instead of euros, saved me 8 euros.
All you UK guys, you can save even more in dollars. 12 quid.Quote

21-07-2014, 18:14:34

SuB
with regards DLC, they're just saying what will come and how they intend to expand it from launch. They are just putting that into packs, it's not like map packs, or game modes, it's full on extra content. I don't see any harm in paying for that, especially when it got me loads of game time and i get all the future content for that price.
*shrug* guess it's worth what you make it really.Quote

21-07-2014, 18:22:50

SeekaX
Quote:
Originally Posted by SuB View Post
with regards DLC, they're just saying what will come and how they intend to expand it from launch. They are just putting that into packs, it's not like map packs, or game modes, it's full on extra content. I don't see any harm in paying for that, especially when it got me loads of game time and i get all the future content for that price.
*shrug* guess it's worth what you make it really.
Paid for it as well, DLC is just such an ugly term. They should rather have content triggers than packages, like humble bundle. It really is the same crap, but at least it doesn't come with the douchebag moneymilker image.Quote

21-07-2014, 18:30:00

SuB
Quote:
Originally Posted by SeekaX View Post
Paid for it as well, DLC is just such an ugly term. They should rather have content triggers than packages, like humble bundle. It really is the same crap, but at least it doesn't come with the douchebag moneymilker image.
Now you just need a HOTAS Joystick setup and you're off! Quote

21-07-2014, 18:32:33

SeekaX
Quote:
Originally Posted by SuB View Post
Now you just need a HOTAS Joystick setup and you're off!
I have a ~12 year old logitech joystick. Hasn't been used in at least 8 years.Quote

22-07-2014, 03:54:41

SuB
Quote:
Originally Posted by SeekaX View Post
I have a ~12 year old logitech joystick. Hasn't been used in at least 8 years.
Heh, should be alright You might need to submit it's VendorID to the team on the forums though as it might not be recognised by the game straight off.Quote

22-07-2014, 04:20:56

barnsley
I have a ~10 year old madcatz (I think!) usb joystick. Thing works on any os ever I swear.


Also tried Star Citizen dogfighting, its not that good. Flying is pretty crap feeling tbh.Quote

22-07-2014, 04:32:38

SuB
Quote:
Originally Posted by barnsley View Post
I have a ~10 year old madcatz (I think!) usb joystick. Thing works on any os ever I swear.


Also tried Star Citizen dogfighting, its not that good. Flying is pretty crap feeling tbh.
From what I've seen it's all mouse/keyboard favoured as their yaw-rate is basically the same as pitch, Elite is very much a stick fighter, in that it's roll and pitch fighting instead of yaw (as mentioned before, much light in-atmosphere jets). It might not be super nutonian, but it 'feels' better if you ask me Quote

22-07-2014, 06:03:08

YouWhat
Seeing this is bringing back memories of many hours playing Frontier Elite II all those years ago, and what I have seen so far of, makes it look every bit addictive as that. I can't wait to see how this game progresses, and for its release.Quote

22-07-2014, 06:17:18

polar
i stopped playing the premium beta a few months ago. it was so bloody good it was taking over my life! also, i didn't want to get all "Elited out" before the final release : )

with a decent HOTAS (warthog if you can push to it), pedals, track ir and voice attack it really is an amazing game, even in pre-beta. it's been worth every single penny i put up on the kickstarter.Quote

22-07-2014, 13:24:53

SPS
Quote:
Originally Posted by SuB View Post
From what I've seen it's all mouse/keyboard favoured as their yaw-rate is basically the same as pitch, Elite is very much a stick fighter, in that it's roll and pitch fighting instead of yaw (as mentioned before, much light in-atmosphere jets). It might not be super nutonian, but it 'feels' better if you ask me
Do you mean Newtonian?Quote

22-07-2014, 13:51:49

Tripp
i really want this Quote

22-07-2014, 15:29:24

SeekaX
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tripp View Post
i really want this
Buy it? The multiplayer beta starts on the 29th, would be nice to have an OC3D squadron going.
I just started wondering how to find anyone with there being about 66x more stars than people on this planet.Quote

22-07-2014, 15:31:50

QuietOne
If I get it, can I be in your 'gang'? Or do I have to go through initiation or something. Like being stung by 50 Bullet Ants.Quote

22-07-2014, 15:39:54

SeekaX
Quote:
Originally Posted by QuietOne View Post
If I get it, can I be in your 'gang'? Or do I have to go through initiation or something. Like being stung by 50 Bullet Ants.
You know the drill. Run around the OC3D campus naked.Quote

22-07-2014, 15:41:03

QuietOne
Quote:
Originally Posted by SeekaX View Post
You know the drill. Run around the OC3D campus naked.
SeekaX, you just wanna see my bits, don't you?

Edit: I have ordered mine.Quote

22-07-2014, 16:02:03

SeekaX
Quote:
Originally Posted by QuietOne View Post
SeekaX, you just wanna see my bits, don't you?

Edit: I have ordered mine.
You are the quiet one, i am sure you won't scream.Quote

22-07-2014, 16:39:43

Tripp
Quote:
Originally Posted by SeekaX View Post
Buy it? The multiplayer beta starts on the 29th, would be nice to have an OC3D squadron going.
I just started wondering how to find anyone with there being about 66x more stars than people on this planet.
being skint since starting a new job is stopping me from doing just thatQuote

23-07-2014, 02:27:14

NeverBackDown
I want to buy it but i don't got any joysticks to useQuote

23-07-2014, 03:49:33

SuB
Quote:
Originally Posted by SPS View Post
Do you mean Newtonian?
Yes, I'm dyslexic, sue me.

Quote:
Originally Posted by SeekaX View Post
Buy it? The multiplayer beta starts on the 29th, would be nice to have an OC3D squadron going.
I just started wondering how to find anyone with there being about 66x more stars than people on this planet.
Yeah the size of the thing is starting to dawn on me a bit, next beta phase is circa 50 systems so we'll be alright in that at least.

Quote:
Originally Posted by QuietOne View Post
If I get it, can I be in your 'gang'? Or do I have to go through initiation or something. Like being stung by 50 Bullet Ants.
Lol yes mate, I'll be setting something up for sure. If we can get a bit of a wing going we'll go hunting

Quote:
Originally Posted by NeverBackDown View Post
I want to buy it but i don't got any joysticks to use
You can pickup a perfectly suitable TM T-Flight Hotas setup for like £35.Quote

23-07-2014, 12:40:53

QuietOne
Thanks SuB. I've ordered that setup you linked too Quote

23-07-2014, 12:52:31

barnsley
I quite literally dusted my Saitek st90 off thanks to this thread. I'll pick up ED soon!Quote

23-07-2014, 14:20:14

NeverBackDown
Quote:
Originally Posted by SuB View Post
You can pickup a perfectly suitable TM T-Flight Hotas setup for like £35.
Is that worth getting? Like its not like turtlebeach crap and breaks after the first 3 times you use it?Quote

24-07-2014, 03:25:04

SuB
Quote:
Originally Posted by NeverBackDown View Post
Is that worth getting? Like its not like turtlebeach crap and breaks after the first 3 times you use it?
Considering it's thrustmaster, yes it's very much worth it as a startup Hotas.

It splits apart so you can sit comfortably, has 2 rudder setups, so you can assign one to actual 'yaw' and one to lateral thrusters as well. It's a nice stick and has good reviews from what I've read on the Frontier peoplesphere.

Just a reminder guys, I'll be streaming tonight all being well, so anyone that fancies a look, I'll get a link up Quote

24-07-2014, 03:47:41

barnsley
Quote:
Originally Posted by SuB View Post

Just a reminder guys, I'll be streaming tonight all being well, so anyone that fancies a look, I'll get a link up
Yeah put a link up Quote

24-07-2014, 03:51:44

Tripp
Quote:
Originally Posted by SuB View Post
Considering it's thrustmaster, yes it's very much worth it as a startup Hotas.

It splits apart so you can sit comfortably, has 2 rudder setups, so you can assign one to actual 'yaw' and one to lateral thrusters as well. It's a nice stick and has good reviews from what I've read on the Frontier peoplesphere.

Just a reminder guys, I'll be streaming tonight all being well, so anyone that fancies a look, I'll get a link up
i will be watching Quote

24-07-2014, 05:08:15

SuB
Excellent, if there's owt you wanna see in particular, do say But I'll have the twich chat up so I can show you stuff as requested.Quote

24-07-2014, 05:22:49

Tripp
Quote:
Originally Posted by SuB View Post
Excellent, if there's owt you wanna see in particular, do say But I'll have the twich chat up so I can show you stuff as requested.
...........Quote

24-07-2014, 05:41:39

SeekaX
Quote:
Originally Posted by SuB View Post
Excellent, if there's owt you wanna see in particular, do say But I'll have the twich chat up so I can show you stuff as requested.
Show me everything i can't do in sp atm.Quote

24-07-2014, 08:09:15

SuB
Haha okay, are there any Premium Beat guys here who wanna join me?Quote

24-07-2014, 08:23:44

RamboOC
This game looks epic and the gameplay judging from videos is epic as well! although it costs 8 x more than my mobo/cpu/ram. i wounder how it would run on my temporary rig to see how well it is optimised :P

Quote:
Originally Posted by Tripp View Post
i will be watching
me too

SuB, are you "SubTheGamer" ?Quote

24-07-2014, 10:37:25

SuB
Quote:
Originally Posted by RamboOC View Post
SuB, are you "SubTheGamer" ?
Nope

lolQuote

24-07-2014, 11:47:24

RamboOC
SuB, what time are you streaming?Quote

24-07-2014, 13:21:48

SuB
Plan is 7pm (roughly 40 minutes from now)Quote

24-07-2014, 13:57:00

SuB
Hey guys, stream will be on in a few minutes
http://www.twitch.tv/subodaiQuote

24-07-2014, 15:49:31

SuB
Wasn't overly exciting, but hopefully that tickled a few more people's interests Quote

24-07-2014, 15:53:26

QuietOne
I will try and join on the 29th. I think my Thrustmaster kit arrives on the 28th.Quote

24-07-2014, 15:55:57

Wraith
Going to watch again on the 29th just to further solidify my future purchase.Quote

24-07-2014, 15:57:28

SuB
Please do lads it'l be goodQuote

24-07-2014, 16:22:36

QuietOne
Quote:
Originally Posted by SuB View Post
Please do lads it'l be good
Be gentle and don't leave me in space all alone :PQuote

24-07-2014, 16:48:17

SeekaX
Quote:
Originally Posted by Wraithguard View Post
Going to watch again on the 29th just to further solidify my future purchase.
The lifetime DLC thingy is only available till the beta starts.Quote

24-07-2014, 16:53:06

RamboOC
Wraithguard, nice double posting Quote

24-07-2014, 16:59:20

MadShadow
Quote:
Originally Posted by RamboOC View Post
Wraithguard, nice double posting
Actually, SuB, nice double poting :P Yeah yeah I know its for the stream, just kiddingQuote

24-07-2014, 18:13:30

NeverBackDown
Quote:
Originally Posted by SuB View Post
Considering it's thrustmaster, yes it's very much worth it as a startup Hotas.

It splits apart so you can sit comfortably, has 2 rudder setups, so you can assign one to actual 'yaw' and one to lateral thrusters as well. It's a nice stick and has good reviews from what I've read on the Frontier peoplesphere.

Just a reminder guys, I'll be streaming tonight all being well, so anyone that fancies a look, I'll get a link up
Just regarding the t-flight hotas x kit, is it worth getting that or this? http://www.amazon.com/Thrustmaster-T...thrustmaster+t

Just wondering if the whole extra throttle is worth the expense on top of paying for the expensive game/dlc pass.Quote

24-07-2014, 18:56:23

Wraith
Quote:
Originally Posted by RamboOC View Post
Wraithguard, nice double posting
Highly unlikely from me I learned the rules pretty damn fast in my first week coming back to the forums.. Double posts, posting in Customer care threads and posting in the FS&W threads all no no's I pay far too much attention to get caught out doing that again.Quote

24-07-2014, 19:05:46

NeverBackDown
Also one more question. Is this based off a subscription or is it pay once and play forever pretty much?Quote

25-07-2014, 03:23:58

SeekaX
Quote:
Originally Posted by NeverBackDown View Post
Also one more question. Is this based off a subscription or is it pay once and play forever pretty much?
Pay once. $125 + subscription would be quite greedy. The subscription business model is dead anyways.Quote

25-07-2014, 03:33:27

SuB
Quote:
Originally Posted by NeverBackDown View Post
Just regarding the t-flight hotas x kit, is it worth getting that or this? http://www.amazon.com/Thrustmaster-T...thrustmaster+t

Just wondering if the whole extra throttle is worth the expense on top of paying for the expensive game/dlc pass.

oh yes you want a seperate throttle, if nothing else just for the extra buttons and control over thrust direction while dogfighting. You can't win if you fly it like a plane Hotas is 100% the setup for E

Quote:
Originally Posted by NeverBackDown View Post
Also one more question. Is this based off a subscription or is it pay once and play forever pretty much?
Pay once, play forever. You can get the base game for as little as £35, but the lifetime expansion pass (none of this season bull) will get you literally everything else.Quote

25-07-2014, 03:37:02

Thelosouvlakia
I hope we've found next Crysis. I want something to max out the PC I'm raising money to build!
BRING IT ON!Quote

25-07-2014, 03:51:19

barnsley
I'll see you guys in space! So excited .

Also, unlike star Citizen my current AMD rig will have no damn framerate problems with it.Quote

25-07-2014, 04:12:08

RamboOC
So is star citizen like this game? i might give it a goQuote

25-07-2014, 04:14:38

barnsley
Quote:
Originally Posted by RamboOC View Post
So is star citizen like this game? i might give it a go
Yes and no. Its in a much later stage on development so its much more "full" at the moment. It doesn't have much/any on foot activities, which is one of the things star cititzen has.Quote

25-07-2014, 04:14:57

Tripp
Quote:
Originally Posted by SuB View Post


Pay once, play forever. You can get the base game for as little as £35, but the lifetime expansion pass (none of this season bull) will get you literally everything else.
where have you seen it that cheap?Quote

25-07-2014, 06:25:22

SuB
Quote:
Originally Posted by barnsley View Post
Yes and no. Its in a much later stage on development so its much more "full" at the moment. It doesn't have much/any on foot activities, which is one of the things star cititzen has.
No it won't have that for launch but it is a planned expansion, as is plantery landing (manual ones, not cutscenes like star citizen). in-ship walk-around, boarding other people's ships, wondering around starports.. etc

Quote:
Originally Posted by Tripp View Post
where have you seen it that cheap?
https://store.zaonce.net/elite-dangerous.html/Quote

25-07-2014, 06:31:47

barnsley
Quote:
Originally Posted by SuB View Post
in-ship walk-around, boarding other people's ships, wondering around starports.. etc
That is one of the things star Citizen will have on launch. To be honest I'm not bothered as I will get both Quote

25-07-2014, 06:34:02

SeekaX
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tripp View Post
where have you seen it that cheap?
That is the price for the base game. No beta though.Quote

25-07-2014, 07:30:09

SuB
Quote:
Originally Posted by barnsley View Post
That is one of the things star Citizen will have on launch. To be honest I'm not bothered as I will get both
Yes, but lets be honest, by the time it does launch, Elite Dangerous might already have it in there anyway lol >.<Quote

25-07-2014, 07:39:01

barnsley
Quote:
Originally Posted by SuB View Post
Yes, but lets be honest, by the time it does launch, Elite Dangerous might already have it in there anyway lol >.<
Don't forget it'll be the year 2133. :/

Oh well, can't complain I guess. Nice to have two space games after such a drought.Quote

25-07-2014, 08:59:58

Wraith
Quote:
Originally Posted by barnsley View Post
Don't forget it'll be the year 2133. :/

Oh well, can't complain I guess. Nice to have two space games after such a drought.
True that! X-Conflict was getting tedious and even after all this time it's buggy as hell.Quote

25-07-2014, 12:20:30

NeverBackDown
Quote:
Originally Posted by SeekaX View Post
Pay once. $125 + subscription would be quite greedy. The subscription business model is dead anyways.
Quote:
Originally Posted by SuB View Post
oh yes you want a seperate throttle, if nothing else just for the extra buttons and control over thrust direction while dogfighting. You can't win if you fly it like a plane Hotas is 100% the setup for E



Pay once, play forever. You can get the base game for as little as £35, but the lifetime expansion pass (none of this season bull) will get you literally everything else.
Thank you for telling me that.. i read somewhere on their forums it was also a subscription so i got confused.

I'm really tempted to buy just the game and season pass. The money i save from not buying the beta i could put towards the Hotas system. Decisions decisions and not enough time to chooseQuote

25-07-2014, 12:22:45

SeekaX
Quote:
Originally Posted by NeverBackDown View Post
Thank you for telling me that.. i read somewhere on their forums it was also a subscription so i got confused.

I'm really tempted to buy just the game and season pass. The money i save from not buying the beta i could put towards the Hotas system. Decisions decisions and not enough time to choose
Well then you have a HOTAS, but no game to use it with.Quote

25-07-2014, 12:25:47

NeverBackDown
Quote:
Originally Posted by SeekaX View Post
Well then you have a HOTAS, but no game to use it with.
Ya but i would eventually get the game soon enough. I'm only considering it because i am limited on funds.Quote

25-07-2014, 12:27:38

SeekaX
Quote:
Originally Posted by NeverBackDown View Post
Ya but i would eventually get the game soon enough. I'm only considering it because i am limited on funds.
The game won't release this year, i am pretty sure of that.
So either you have a game and you get the HOTAS later or you get the HOTAS and it gets dusty in a corner till the game releases. Pretty easy choice imo.Quote

25-07-2014, 12:29:57

NeverBackDown
Quote:
Originally Posted by SeekaX View Post
The game won't release this year, i am pretty sure of that.
So either you have a game and you get the HOTAS later or you get the HOTAS and it gets dusty in a corner till the game releases. Pretty easy choice imo.
I thought it released end of this year? Well now to think out how i can pay for all this crap before the 29thQuote

25-07-2014, 12:35:40

SeekaX
Quote:
Originally Posted by NeverBackDown View Post
I thought it released end of this year? Well now to think out how i can pay for all this crap before the 29th
Just looked it up, it's expected to release in Q4 2014. That's quite ambitious. I expected the beta to last longer.Quote

25-07-2014, 12:37:46

NeverBackDown
Well Q4 would mean i would end up waiting from anywhere after Sept for the game. Quite a long wait. If this damn thing was cheaper i would have gotten it alreadyQuote

25-07-2014, 14:54:44

SeekaX
Quote:
Originally Posted by NeverBackDown View Post
Well Q4 would mean i would end up waiting from anywhere after Sept for the game. Quite a long wait. If this damn thing was cheaper i would have gotten it already
That is just the planned release anyways. There is a good chance they will delay it to Q1 2015.Quote

25-07-2014, 15:37:05

NeverBackDown
When does the beta end?Quote

25-07-2014, 15:52:16

SeekaX
Quote:
Originally Posted by NeverBackDown View Post
When does the beta end?
No date set. I suppose on release date.Quote

25-07-2014, 16:12:35

QuietOne
All of you, just get the damn game :PQuote

25-07-2014, 16:53:43

NeverBackDown
Quote:
Originally Posted by QuietOne View Post
All of you, just get the damn game :P
The only one here who does not have it is me lolQuote

25-07-2014, 17:08:08

Tripp
Quote:
Originally Posted by NeverBackDown View Post
The only one here who does not have it is me lol
and meQuote

26-07-2014, 04:43:09

MadShadow
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tripp View Post
and me
And me. I need to build a proper rig first Quote

26-07-2014, 09:31:29

SuB
The game will release December of this year. They reckon they're good for it, and from how the beta has been progressing, I can't see any reason so far as to why that wouldn't be the case.Quote

26-07-2014, 09:41:12

SeekaX
Just tested my ~10 year old Logitech Attack 3. Worked flawlessly with Star Citizen and Elite. I didn't expect that.Quote

27-07-2014, 12:34:18

goatbloke46
Hi all,

Thanks to SeekaX for pointing me towards this thread

Really interested in this game, played the crap outta the original Elite way way back in the days of the C64. Haven't played any of the sequels due to being drawn away from pc gaming to consoles ... but now I have seen the light, ditched the consoles and built a semi decent rig ( i5-4670k @ 4.3GHz / GTX 770 4GB )

Have any of you guys tried playing it with an Xbox 360 controller? Thats my only real option for gaming as I have no desk to sit at so joysticks / hotas and mouse / keyboard setup is a pita and uncomfortable. Is it playable with an xbox controller at all?Quote

27-07-2014, 13:01:58

Wraith
Quote:
Originally Posted by QuietOne View Post
All of you, just get the damn game :P
Quote:
Originally Posted by NeverBackDown View Post
The only one here who does not have it is me lol
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tripp View Post
and me
Quote:
Originally Posted by MaddenShadow View Post
And me. I need to build a proper rig first
Or me, but I have a solid reason at the moment, no point buying into a game with no rig to play it on... yet! But December release is good, plenty of time yet.Quote

27-07-2014, 13:07:54

NeverBackDown
What's holding me from buying the game is I also need to get the Hotas system Sub has linked earlier in the thread to really enjoy the game. Now the expense isn't a huge issue but its just i have never used one before(nor a racing wheel tbh). So its kind of a huge expense for something i may not like(including the game).

In regards to the 360 controller.. there is no point in not getting anything but a flight kit.. otherwise its just kind of pointless to be playing it on a PC. Besides the Hotas system the Sub linked is just as expensive as a 360 controller.Quote

27-07-2014, 13:12:59

Wraith
Quote:
Originally Posted by NeverBackDown View Post
What's holding me from buying the game is I also need to get the Hotas system Sub has linked earlier in the thread to really enjoy the game. Now the expense isn't a huge issue but its just i have never used one before(nor a racing wheel tbh). So its kind of a huge expense for something i may not like(including the game).

In regards to the 360 controller.. there is no point in not getting anything but a flight kit.. otherwise its just kind of pointless to be playing it on a PC. Besides the Hotas system the Sub linked is just as expensive as a 360 controller.
I have my 16 year old Sidewinder setup, which is in the garage just need a new power pack for the forcefeedback. Going to be watching on tues for the twitch stream again before I set my purchase in stone.Quote

27-07-2014, 13:21:35

goatbloke46
thanks, I won't bother with the game then. Price isn't an issue .. I can afford a kick ass hotas set up .. just have no desk or gaming chair set up to use it on (and no intention of getting either). Cheers for the advice Quote

27-07-2014, 13:24:55

QuietOne
I'm experimenting with my Hotas now on Flight Sim. I can take off, fly around. Good enough for me.

Had a go on Elite: Dangerous.

Had a fight with an asteroid and lost. 10/10Quote

28-07-2014, 05:16:32

SuB
Quote:
Originally Posted by goatbloke46 View Post
thanks, I won't bother with the game then. Price isn't an issue .. I can afford a kick ass hotas set up .. just have no desk or gaming chair set up to use it on (and no intention of getting either). Cheers for the advice
Honestly I'm hearing people are also enjoying it with a 360 controller. Not heard anything bad about it at all

It might be worth waiting to see if they release a demo or something and see if you like it first, perhaps not worth pre-ordering or anything though.

There's loads of threads on their forums about different control methods, you should go take a looksee.

I only say use hotas because that's what I've got and that's what I'm used to and it's excellent there are of course other options, it's just the way the control scheme is setup, there are a lot o buttons to setup, but I'm sure you could setup the basics on a controller. I wouldn't not-play it just because no-one here knows if the controller method you want to try is any good.



Also guys, a reminder to those who want to Join us tomorrow for the next beta phase, if you have access:

I'll be setting up around 6:00~6:30 with a view to starting streaming around 7:00pm. There may be a teamspeak available for you to join, but if the in-game comms are good enough we may end up using them instead/as well as.

I'll be streaming the entire event via twitch over at My Twitch Channel If you're interested in coming along, add me on steam via the profile link in my signature and I'll be sure to get you added to the in-game friend's list

The more the merrier.

P.S. if you come a long, and you act a you'll be dealt with in a timely and appropriate manner. (Read: You'll be shot, killed, and all your cargo taken as payment for putting up with your shenanigans)

There are likely to be other streams up from other people in the flight wing (haha i'm so calling it that) so will post links to those nearer the time if they're available.Quote

28-07-2014, 05:41:05

barnsley
This is the paid beta right?Quote

28-07-2014, 06:35:07

SuB
The on that costs £50 I believe gets you into the multiplayer tomorrow, yes Quote

28-07-2014, 06:40:56

barnsley
Oh wow, I didn't realise they were in Cambridge. Tempted to order some merch and go cycle over and pick it up.


Just bought the beta access and the expansion deal thing. You got a teamspeak for this, right?Quote

28-07-2014, 06:47:06

Tripp
right does the all expansion pack offer stop tomorrow, just so if i need to pick it up with what little money i have at the momentQuote

28-07-2014, 06:48:40

barnsley
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tripp View Post
right does the all expansion pack offer stop tomorrow, just so if i need to pick it up with what little money i have at the moment
yep. D: Sadly ends tomorrow.Quote

28-07-2014, 06:58:28

SeekaX
Quote:
Originally Posted by barnsley View Post
Oh wow, I didn't realise they were in Cambridge. Tempted to order some merch and go cycle over and pick it up.


Just bought the beta access and the expansion deal thing. You got a teamspeak for this, right?
I know a few we can abuse for our needs. Is the OC3D ts still a thing?Quote

28-07-2014, 07:05:10

SuB
I've got one we'll be using

edit: and yes, the multipass will expire tomorrow. GET ON IT!Quote

28-07-2014, 07:09:46

QuietOne
What time are you planning to start? I am working tomorrow but hopefully be home around 5Quote

28-07-2014, 07:18:39

SuB
Quote:
Originally Posted by quietone View Post
what time are you planning to start? I am working tomorrow but hopefully be home around 5
...

Quote:
Originally Posted by sub View Post
i'll be setting up around 6:00~6:30 with a view to starting streaming around 7:00pm.
Quote

28-07-2014, 07:20:51

QuietOne
Sorry my bad. I didn't read your essay Quote

28-07-2014, 07:29:24

Tripp
Quote:
Originally Posted by barnsley View Post
yep. D: Sadly ends tomorrow.
right so i have to buy the expansion before i have the game or the hotas Quote

28-07-2014, 07:59:21

SuB
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tripp View Post
right so i have to buy the expansion before i have the game or the hotas
Only if you want to get all the expansions content for that price, you don't *have* to but it's a cracking deal so makes sense.Quote

28-07-2014, 08:06:36

Tripp
Quote:
Originally Posted by SuB View Post
Only if you want to get all the expansions content for that price, you don't *have* to but it's a cracking deal so makes sense.
I bit the bullet an did itQuote

28-07-2014, 08:52:15

Wraith

28-07-2014, 08:53:35

SeekaX
Quote:
Originally Posted by Wraithguard View Post
I got a touch bored.
http://i.imgur.com/9iJfSTA.jpg
Are you trying to compete with me?
http://i.imgur.com/xHUuM4U.pngQuote

28-07-2014, 08:53:42

MadShadow
Quote:
Originally Posted by Wraithguard View Post
I got a touch bored.
http://i.imgur.com/9iJfSTA.jpg
Thats awesome! The lighting/sheen on the red should be the same as the gold though. It would make it seem more "natural" Quote

28-07-2014, 08:57:37

Wraith
Quote:
Originally Posted by SeekaX View Post
Are you trying to compete with me?
http://i.imgur.com/xHUuM4U.png
Never, you can't improve on perfection, the crown is still yours. Quote

28-07-2014, 10:23:24

SuB
oh god don't start making graphics for it yet.

especially not ones that are just OC3D on top of a ing nazi Reichsadler >.<Quote

28-07-2014, 10:32:17

Wraith
Quote:
Originally Posted by SuB View Post
oh god don't start making graphics for it yet.

especially not ones that are just OC3D on top of a ing nazi Reichsadler >.<
If you look a touch closer it's the wings from the UK Parachute Reg I'd never use Nazi images.
http://i.imgur.com/lvfAds0.jpg
Just tinkering with effects and I might even design my own wing set at this rate.Quote

28-07-2014, 10:57:21

barnsley
Is there a dedicated ED thread?
oh wait, probably not.Quote

28-07-2014, 11:00:18

MadShadow
Quote:
Originally Posted by barnsley View Post
Is there a dedicated ED thread?
oh wait, probably not.
Probably the best question ever asked. I wonder where I could find an ED thread...Quote

28-07-2014, 11:01:05

barnsley
Quote:
Originally Posted by MaddenShadow View Post
Probably the best question ever asked. I wonder where I could find an ED thread...
I dunno. this is just a news thread after all.Quote

28-07-2014, 11:03:05

MadShadow
Quote:
Originally Posted by barnsley View Post
I dunno. this is just a news thread after all.
Yeah I know, just sarcasm Quote

28-07-2014, 12:36:00

barnsley
The launcher is crashy and unresponsive. Its annoying to say the least :/
http://i.imgur.com/OwXFfcB.jpgQuote

28-07-2014, 12:41:44

SeekaX
Quote:
Originally Posted by barnsley View Post
The launcher is crashy and unresponsive. Its annoying to say the least :/
http://i.imgur.com/OwXFfcB.jpg
Unresponsive yes, but it hasn't crashed once on me. Give me your wallpaper.Quote

28-07-2014, 12:44:07

barnsley
Quote:
Originally Posted by SeekaX View Post
Unresponsive yes, but it hasn't crashed once on me. Give me your wallpaper.
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfile.../?id=290349711
I was really bored.Quote

28-07-2014, 13:08:16

SeekaX
Quote:
Originally Posted by barnsley View Post
"Hope to get lambogini."Quote

28-07-2014, 13:25:04

QuietOne
I got Lambo Quote

28-07-2014, 13:51:25

NeverBackDown
Don't think i will end up buying it. I can't bear myself to spend almost $200 for a single game. Shame as i would have loved to get my hands on it. I will just wait for a sale one day i guess

Edit: actually i just might. I talked to my mother about it and she said its not a bad investment considering its only like buying 2 games that once you beat you stop playing, whereas with this it doesn't end. Just might spring for it!Quote

28-07-2014, 14:16:51

barnsley
Quote:
Originally Posted by SeekaX View Post
"Hope to get lambogini."
sure doQuote

28-07-2014, 14:29:04

NeverBackDown
Just wondering but are there any coupon codes for ED? I looked online for any promotional ones but couldn't find any.Quote

28-07-2014, 15:23:45

KING_OF_SAND
The reason it wont run on current hardware will be because the devs made a ty un-optimized game like it has been 100% of the time with other games.Quote

28-07-2014, 15:34:27

SeekaX
Quote:
Originally Posted by KING_OF_SAND View Post
The reason it wont run on current hardware will be because the devs made a ty un-optimized game like it has been 100% of the time with other games.
Runs at ~80fps currently on my rig. Nothing performance breaking has been introduced yet.
Crysis is an unoptimized pile of crap though.Quote

28-07-2014, 16:13:24

barnsley
ffs my damn joystick has died. Time to try and get used to using a controller to fly. can't be THAT bad D:.Quote

28-07-2014, 17:25:12

Wraith
Last one I promise, been a nice thing to pass the time with though.

http://i.imgur.com/Avu33c3.jpgQuote

28-07-2014, 17:50:40

NeverBackDown
So no one knows of any coupon codes for ED? Just wondering.Quote

29-07-2014, 03:06:34

SuB
Quote:
Originally Posted by KING_OF_SAND View Post
The reason it wont run on current hardware will be because the devs made a ty un-optimized game like it has been 100% of the time with other games.
Wow, just get out. The game gives me over 100 fps already on only a single 780, it's ALREADY fantastically well optimised considering it's still in it's early beta stages and now going into the next phase of Beta. Don't just arrive with a blanket statement without doing your research. They haven't turned any of what they're calling their advanced graphics settings yet and it already looks ing stunning and runs fantastically well.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Wraithguard View Post
Last one I promise, been a nice thing to pass the time with though.

http://i.imgur.com/Avu33c3.jpg
Getting better, but the logo text is pretty horrific, barely readable. You're applying chrome effects using a scale which is way too buy for the text it's on, making it very difficult to pick out from the background etc.

Quote:
Originally Posted by NeverBackDown View Post
So no one knows of any coupon codes for ED? Just wondering.
No it's a pre-order stop being cheap! You'd already be getting an awesome deal if you just spend £70 and got the game and the expansions.

This game is set to have a minimum lifespan of around 10 years... that's £7 PER YEAR. Compare that to COD/Battlefield where you spend £70 per year for each new game + premium + dlc... and tell me that's not value for money.Quote

29-07-2014, 03:39:04

SPS
Doesn't play too bad with a 360 controller tbh

EDIT: Also I was pretty damn surprised how well it ran on integrated graphics before forcing it to use my GPU Quote

29-07-2014, 03:49:04

SuB
Quote:
Originally Posted by SPS View Post
Doesn't play too bad with a 360 controller tbh

EDIT: Also I was pretty damn surprised how well it ran on integrated graphics before forcing it to use my GPU
I in' told you so!!!

To continue discussions for tonight http://forum.overclock3d.net/showthread.php?t=66042Quote

29-07-2014, 12:39:47

NeverBackDown
Quote:
Originally Posted by SuB View Post
No it's a pre-order stop being cheap! You'd already be getting an awesome deal if you just spend £70 and got the game and the expansions.

This game is set to have a minimum lifespan of around 10 years... that's £7 PER YEAR. Compare that to COD/Battlefield where you spend £70 per year for each new game + premium + dlc... and tell me that's not value for money.
Then why do they have a box that says enter coupon code here? lol

For me the expense is $175.. buy the game and expansion.. $125 then the hotas system. I agree with your analogy but i don't spend money on those. Its just a rather big expense at a bad time when i have so much other to get atm. And the fact the expansion pass ends today sucks too.Quote

29-07-2014, 13:11:30

Wraith
Quote:
Originally Posted by SuB View Post
Getting better, but the logo text is pretty horrific, barely readable. You're applying chrome effects using a scale which is way too buy for the text it's on, making it very difficult to pick out from the background etc.
What's really going to bake your noodle is that the original ED logo is stock, I have not edited it one bit All I did was scaled down my OC3D Wings logo and placed it over the word Elite then matched the colours.Quote

29-07-2014, 13:25:48

SuB
Quote:
Originally Posted by Wraithguard View Post
What's really going to bake your noodle is that the original ED logo is stock, I have not edited it one bit All I did was scaled down my OC3D Wings logo and placed it over the word Elite then matched the colours.
The top left overclock3d one dude...Quote

29-07-2014, 13:32:32

Wraith
Quote:
Originally Posted by SuB View Post
The top left overclock3d one dude...
Ooooh man I'm a dumb ass, I'm going to stop using that. It's only a layer I can remove it.Quote

29-07-2014, 14:00:27

NeverBackDown
it i bought it. Also buying the Hotas system. I figured if i spent $200 on WoT i can spend it on this game.Quote

29-07-2014, 14:09:11

SeekaX
Quote:
Originally Posted by NeverBackDown View Post
it i bought it. Also buying the Hotas system. I figured if i spent $200 on WoT i can spend it on this game.
You spent 200$ on f2p game? Damn.
I wish i had a hotas, but for now i am happy with my 50% keyboard 50% joystick setup. Basically allows me to map everything on my keyboard and still be able to steer properly.Quote

29-07-2014, 14:16:37

NeverBackDown
Quote:
Originally Posted by SeekaX View Post
You spent 200$ on f2p game? Damn.
I wish i had a hotas, but for now i am happy with my 50% keyboard 50% joystick setup. Basically allows me to map everything on my keyboard and still be able to steer properly.
I love the game. I supported it. I got the hotas for cheap and i had a gift card so i didn't pay much for it.

EDIT: Does anyone know the total file size once everything is installed?

EDIT: When i try to launch the launcher i get a windows error saying this program has stopped working.. anyone else getting this? Sorry for another edit.. just got it fixed. If anyone is having an issue launching it, its a simple fix. Just let me know and i tell you what i did.Quote

29-07-2014, 21:45:47

goatbloke46
ohhh dammit ... now I'm seriously considering buying this again if controller support is good .. decisions decisions ... lol Thanks Quote

30-07-2014, 02:14:31

SeekaX
Quote:
Originally Posted by NeverBackDown View Post
I love the game. I supported it. I got the hotas for cheap and i had a gift card so i didn't pay much for it.

EDIT: Does anyone know the total file size once everything is installed?

EDIT: When i try to launch the launcher i get a windows error saying this program has stopped working.. anyone else getting this? Sorry for another edit.. just got it fixed. If anyone is having an issue launching it, its a simple fix. Just let me know and i tell you what i did.
Apparently it's less than 3GBQuote

30-07-2014, 05:02:57

SuB
Quote:
Originally Posted by goatbloke46 View Post
ohhh dammit ... now I'm seriously considering buying this again if controller support is good .. decisions decisions ... lol Thanks
it is, SPS was using one lastnight, he sounded pretty happy.

Should be getting this on tonight since the main 'WOW NEW RELEASE' rush should be a little subsided lolQuote

30-07-2014, 07:44:59

polar
just a quick question if i may to anybody that was a kickstarter backer.

what does it say in your downloadable products page on the online store?
mine is still just saying "Elite: Dangerous - Premium Beta" with the date as 10/12/2013, and no other products are listed!
thx in advance.Quote

30-07-2014, 07:49:51

SuB
wow, deja vu attack much.

that was odd, (not you, just actual RL dejavu)

Mine says premium beta, that download will get you what you need Quote

30-07-2014, 07:57:56

polar
cheers Sub. haven't had time to download yet, hopefully tonight.
must say, i find it a bit confusing how they've implemented the crossover from the original backers app to the new online store, i.e. how it doesn't show anything in the My Orders page or give a full listing of things like lifetime expansions etc on the Downloadable products page.Quote

30-07-2014, 08:34:58

SuB
chuck em a ticket mate, I'm sure they'll explain.

Edit:

Some footage from lastnight





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06-08-2014, 15:45:38

BigBlue1
I was finally able to upgrade from a cobra to an anaconda last night, but haven't flown it yet. Off to go try it (out) now. Wish me luck.
I got there with a 30.00 Logitech pro 3d joystick.
Remember, crashes cost; kill your speed, not your credit balance.Quote

15-08-2014, 15:11:45

Iken
this looks sick, cant wait to try it, loved the old one and this looks even betterQuote

17-08-2014, 07:51:11

Gtsbaby
Just bought this, currently downloading and ordered a Thrustmaster T Flight Hotas X, looking forward to getting into space!Quote

17-08-2014, 16:17:58

NeverBackDown
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gtsbaby View Post
Just bought this, currently downloading and ordered a Thrustmaster T Flight Hotas X, looking forward to getting into space!
I have the Hotas system as well, very good unit! I have actually used it for a few games now. Worth the investment.Quote

18-08-2014, 11:25:23

barnsley
Some neat info on how the planets are going to be generated. Also info about i52 etc.
newsletterQuote

18-08-2014, 12:33:52

NeverBackDown
Quote:
Originally Posted by barnsley View Post
Some neat info on how the planets are going to be generated. Also info about i52 etc.
newsletter
I have always been interested in astronomy so it was pretty cool for me to read that even the game's math logic predicts what we scientists observe today without even specifically coding for it. Well at least thats what i got from that anyway.Quote

18-08-2014, 15:16:20

SPS
Quote:
Originally Posted by NeverBackDown View Post
I have always been interested in astronomy so it was pretty cool for me to read that even the game's math logic predicts what we scientists observe today without even specifically coding for it. Well at least thats what i got from that anyway.
You'd probably be surprised how much game code is based on real-world models.Quote

19-08-2014, 11:34:20

NeverBackDown
Quote:
Originally Posted by SPS View Post
You'd probably be surprised how much game code is based on real-world models.
True as it gives a sort of basis of where to start. Just very interesting to me!Quote

19-08-2014, 12:45:27

Wraith
Arh damn it, SuBodai I missed the Twitch stream yesterday, Sorry dude. When are you doing another, I'm still not sold on this yet Quote

19-08-2014, 12:52:36

NeverBackDown
Quote:
Originally Posted by Wraithguard View Post
Arh damn it, SuBodai I missed the Twitch stream yesterday, Sorry dude. When are you doing another, I'm still not sold on this yet
Just buy it and stream it yourself!Quote

19-08-2014, 16:05:23

BigBlue1
Quote:
Originally Posted by NeverBackDown View Post
True as it gives a sort of basis of where to start. Just very interesting to me!
The stellar forge uses first principles to create the universe and has made some interesting systems already. Observation has proven (most of) them correct so far. The touching binary planets or figure 8 planets and stars are most interesting indeed.Quote

26-08-2014, 04:01:48

Tripp
hey guys and girls. i dont suppose anyone fancy's jumping on with me at some point, an helping me get to grips with the basics? my Hotas should turn up today Quote

26-08-2014, 04:05:31

QuietOne
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tripp View Post
hey guys and girls. i dont suppose anyone fancy's jumping on with me at some point, an helping me get to grips with the basics? my Hotas should turn up today
We can fail together if you want?Quote

26-08-2014, 04:19:13

Tripp
Quote:
Originally Posted by QuietOne View Post
We can fail together if you want?
sounds like a recipe for universal takeover haha , sounds good to me fellaQuote

26-08-2014, 04:20:25

QuietOne
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tripp View Post
sounds like a recipe for universal takeover haha , sounds good to me fella
I should be free around 4PM if that's any good to you?Quote

26-08-2014, 04:23:40

Tripp
Quote:
Originally Posted by QuietOne View Post
I should be free around 4PM if that's any good to you?
i will see what i can do. i cant promise i will be free then though, its my birthday today so i might have family aroundQuote

26-08-2014, 04:24:50

QuietOne
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tripp View Post
i will see what i can do. i cant promise i will be free then though, its my birthday today so i might have family around
No problem mate, happy birthday though.Quote

26-08-2014, 04:33:19

Tripp
Quote:
Originally Posted by QuietOne View Post
No problem mate, happy birthday though.
thanks a lot buddy, will have to sort out a time to fly together soonQuote

26-08-2014, 04:40:32

QuietOne
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tripp View Post
thanks a lot buddy, will have to sort out a time to fly together soon
Definitely, I haven't played since the purchase.Quote

26-08-2014, 05:05:59

Tripp
Quote:
Originally Posted by QuietOne View Post
Definitely, I haven't played since the purchase.
really? i have been dying to play itQuote

26-08-2014, 06:20:26

SuB
Hey guys, Are you on for the evening? I will make a concerted effort to be on if so?

Add me on steam and we'll get something going.Quote

26-08-2014, 07:40:18

SeekaX
Quote:
Originally Posted by SuB View Post
Hey guys, Are you on for the evening? I will make a concerted effort to be on if so?

Add me on steam and we'll get something going.
I'll be around at 6PM (5PM your time).Quote

26-08-2014, 08:13:42

SuB
I'll be around from sort of 7ish I hope.Quote

26-08-2014, 08:26:20

Tripp
Quote:
Originally Posted by SuB View Post
Hey guys, Are you on for the evening? I will make a concerted effort to be on if so?

Add me on steam and we'll get something going.
I may be on about 8pm, if my hotas turn up anyway

EDIT: look what just turned up....my hotas :-)Quote

26-08-2014, 10:24:16

SuB
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tripp View Post
I may be on about 8pm, if my hotas turn up anyway

EDIT: look what just turned up....my hotas :-)
Pictures or it never happened! :PQuote

26-08-2014, 10:34:21

Tripp
Quote:
Originally Posted by SuB View Post
Pictures or it never happened! :P
hear you go good sir (excuse the dust the kids are messy buggers)

http://i1280.photobucket.com/albums/...psa34bb4d2.jpgQuote

26-08-2014, 10:49:23

SuB
niiiiceQuote

26-08-2014, 10:54:20

barnsley
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tripp View Post
hear you go good sir (excuse the dust the kids are messy buggers)
I have that same setup. Its pretty good bang for buck I must say.Quote

26-08-2014, 10:59:38

Tripp
Quote:
Originally Posted by barnsley View Post
I have that same setup. Its pretty good bang for buck I must say.
aye i had a little blast on it, my first attempt at flying in Elite. its gonna take a fair bit of getting used to, i need to learn the rest of the keyboard commands too haha Quote

26-08-2014, 11:00:37

barnsley
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tripp View Post
aye i had a little blast on it, my first attempt at flying in Elite. its gonna take a fair bit of getting used to, i need to learn the rest of the keyboard commands too haha
I can't dogfight at all. Really don't know why Quote

26-08-2014, 11:01:50

SuB
You should be able to fly completely hands-off keyboard if it's setup right Quote

26-08-2014, 11:09:39

Tripp
Quote:
Originally Posted by SuB View Post
You should be able to fly completely hands-off keyboard if it's setup right
well its not setup right then haha :P, i need to have a good look at keybinding on the hotas i think

Quote:
I can't dogfight at all. Really don't know why
yeah i am finding it difficult myself atmQuote

26-08-2014, 11:10:40

barnsley
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tripp View Post
well its not setup right then haha :P, i need to have a good look at keybinding on the hotas i think
You need maybe two keys on your keyboard. I'd show my binds but I don't know if I still have them. I'll check when i get home.Quote

26-08-2014, 11:19:41

Tripp
Quote:
Originally Posted by barnsley View Post
You need maybe two keys on your keyboard. I'd show my binds but I don't know if I still have them. I'll check when i get home.
thanks mate i appreciate it Quote

26-08-2014, 14:34:08

NeverBackDown
Only thing i do not like about the Hotas system is it does not have another axis for vertical flight so i have to resort to keysQuote

26-08-2014, 15:17:38

SuB
Quote:
Originally Posted by NeverBackDown View Post
Only thing i do not like about the Hotas system is it does not have another axis for vertical flight so i have to resort to keys
Really? I use thumb buttons and a trigger finger multi-axis button on mine for vertical thrusters, i literally never have to touch the keyboard, ever :PQuote

26-08-2014, 15:27:03

NeverBackDown
Quote:
Originally Posted by SuB View Post
Really? I use thumb buttons and a trigger finger multi-axis button on mine for vertical thrusters, i literally never have to touch the keyboard, ever :P
Well on mine besides up and down with the stick its either use the axis on the thruster or the z axis on the stick. Though my get around was to remove some bindings off and move the vertical axis onto the thruster. Just means i have to now use the keyboard still.Quote

26-08-2014, 16:03:56

Tripp
Ok so I got held up by mule uncle making me taste 8 different quite expensive whisky's, but I shall be on in a little whileQuote

28-08-2014, 14:53:24

tolagarf
Contrary to what many believe, you don't need a flightstick to be awesome at Elite: Dangerous. It's been like 20 years since I owned a flightstick, and being a huge Elite fan I just couldn't see the need for a flightstick. Granted it can give players an edge, however playing with mouse and keyboard can be just as effective. It's all about the right hotkey and mouse adjustments fitting your playstyle.

I was having problems in the beginning of Premium Beta with the controls. Somehow I decided that using a Xbox 360 controller would be the best option. Boy was I wrong.. Now perhaps you're an ace with a gamepad and shooter games, but I sure ain't! I couldn't hit a damn thing, even if it was right in front of me... I decided to take a hard look at the keyboard and mouse setup after that failure.

By setting the x-axis on mouse to YAW, and y-axis on mouse to PITCH, then putting a YAW ROLL modifier on the ALT key, I was able to shoot off the balls of.. well flies nearly. Keep in mind this isn't like a shooter where you have to move your mouse over the entire mouse pad, actually very little movement is required due to how the mouse controls work. A very low sensitivity is advised. Keep the deadzone around 20% on the mouse as well.Quote

28-08-2014, 15:24:22

NeverBackDown
Its more of an engaging experience with a joystick/throttle. Worth investing and it doesnt have to be super expensive.Quote

30-08-2014, 17:08:03

SuB
Going live with stream for some combat fun (my ship/save is broken so I don't have a choice)

http://www.twitch.tv/subodai for referenceQuote

31-10-2014, 14:33:17

SeekaX

Note how none of the devs are having spastic cringe attacks like the memetastic SC developers. I can actually respect these people.
Elite Dangerous definitely has a better approach to the genre than SC. What's the point of making a space sim when you create the bonus content, i.e. FPS, social crap, 'esports' (bahahaha wat) before the actual core of a space sim.
So is there a way to get a refund on SC? I doubt it will be what i expected it to be.Quote

31-10-2014, 15:24:44

barnsley
Quote:
Originally Posted by SeekaX View Post
...
Be patient.

Just because they act like idiots and try to pump everything in to fill the massive circlejerk/void doesn't mean the core game will be bad. Modules does not mean it'll be in the core game.Quote

31-10-2014, 15:39:29

SeekaX
Quote:
Originally Posted by barnsley View Post
Be patient.

Just because they act like idiots and try to pump everything in to fill the massive circlejerk/void doesn't mean the core game will be bad. Modules does not mean it'll be in the core game.
Whenever i see a StarCitizen dev talking or writing a blog or making a statement of any kind i feel like there is a tumor growing in my head because it gives me a headache. I actually feel embarrassed to be affiliated in any way with those retards. Just watch that Wingman's Hangar crap, it's like a minecraft's most enthusiastic autists convention.
What kind of a Spacesim releases the FPS module before the persistent universe. Also Cryengine is horrible, there is no fixing that.
I was open to StarCitizen's future, i was even excited for it, but let's face it, ED has a better focus, a far more capable dev team and they stick to their schedule instead of flipping it around and then delaying everything for six months with the result still being sub standard.Quote

31-10-2014, 17:30:01

Greenback
Quote:
Originally Posted by SeekaX View Post
Whenever i see a StarCitizen dev talking or writing a blog or making a statement of any kind i feel like there is a tumor growing in my head because it gives me a headache. I actually feel embarrassed to be affiliated in any way with those retards. Just watch that Wingman's Hangar crap, it's like a minecraft's most enthusiastic autists convention.
What kind of a Spacesim releases the FPS module before the persistent universe. Also Cryengine is horrible, there is no fixing that.
I was open to StarCitizen's future, i was even excited for it, but let's face it, ED has a better focus, a far more capable dev team and they stick to their schedule instead of flipping it around and then delaying everything for six months with the result still being sub standard.
Tbh what I have seen of each I think Elite is better, My feeling is SC is going to be over hyped and when it finally gets done will be a let down.
If we just face that Elite was a classic if they were just to remake that updated they would be on a winner. I may be a little biased.Quote

31-10-2014, 17:55:21

SeekaX
Quote:
Originally Posted by Greenback View Post
Tbh what I have seen of each I think Elite is better, My feeling is SC is going to be over hyped and when it finally gets done will be a let down.
If we just face that Elite was a classic if they were just to remake that updated they would be on a winner. I may be a little biased.
Exactly. So far they haven't delivered anything i'd call impressive. It even seems like they are purposely evading the hard subjects, hence releasing the FPS module, etc.
On a side note, my Logitech Attack 3 gave in, so i'll give ED a shot with my xbox controller. I guess i'll have to get a HOTAS soon. Wanted to get a track IR anyways at some point, might as well give the setup a makeover.Quote

31-10-2014, 18:01:01

Tripp
Quote:
Originally Posted by SeekaX View Post
Exactly. So far they haven't delivered anything i'd call impressive. It even seems like they are purposely evading the hard subjects, hence releasing the FPS module, etc.
On a side note, my Logitech Attack 3 gave in, so i'll give ED a shot with my xbox controller. I guess i'll have to get a HOTAS soon. Wanted to get a track IR anyways at some point, might as well give the setup a makeover.
I want a track ir too, they're quite expensive though for what they are. I can recommend the thrustmaster hotas x mine works fantasticQuote

31-10-2014, 18:46:29

MadShadow
Quote:
Originally Posted by SeekaX View Post
Whenever i see a StarCitizen dev talking or writing a blog or making a statement of any kind i feel like there is a tumor growing in my head because it gives me a headache. I actually feel embarrassed to be affiliated in any way with those retards. Just watch that Wingman's Hangar crap, it's like a minecraft's most enthusiastic autists convention.
What kind of a Spacesim releases the FPS module before the persistent universe. Also Cryengine is horrible, there is no fixing that.
I was open to StarCitizen's future, i was even excited for it, but let's face it, ED has a better focus, a far more capable dev team and they stick to their schedule instead of flipping it around and then delaying everything for six months with the result still being sub standard.
This here, made my day complete Quote

31-10-2014, 19:34:10

SeekaX
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tripp View Post
I want a track ir too, they're quite expensive though for what they are. I can recommend the thrustmaster hotas x mine works fantastic
It's 160€ on Amazon. I'd use it for Assetto Corsa and ED, SuB has one and he seems to be very pleased.

Quote:
Originally Posted by MadShadow View Post
This here, made my day complete
I'm glad to please.Quote

01-11-2014, 01:14:42

NeverBackDown
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tripp View Post
I want a track ir too, they're quite expensive though for what they are. I can recommend the thrustmaster hotas x mine works fantastic
Ya trackir is really needed to enjoy the whole immersive experience. Its just to bloody expensive.. Love my Hotas X though. Cheap but solid and works out of the box.Quote

01-11-2014, 08:44:29

Greenback
Quote:
Originally Posted by NeverBackDown View Post
Ya trackir is really needed to enjoy the whole immersive experience. Its just to bloody expensive.. Love my Hotas X though. Cheap but solid and works out of the box.
They have a few trackir 5 on fleabay that have a few days left

Has any body used a xbox controller or keyboard/mouse?Quote

01-11-2014, 08:46:09

SeekaX
Quote:
Originally Posted by Greenback View Post
They have a few trackir 5 on fleabay that have a few days left

Has any body used a xbox controller or keyboard/mouse?
Yes i tried it with my Xbox controller yesterday, the standard controls are awful though. After a bit of fixing it was acceptable.Quote

01-11-2014, 10:16:20

barnsley
Meh. Cryengine will do the job for Star Citizen. The FPS thing doesn't involve aload of work, hence why it is out first (. Elite is the better game at the moment (then again its been in development for longer and isn't arguably as big in what they are trying to achieve). I'm not too hyped for star citizen then again Elite hasn't swept me off my feet either.Quote

01-11-2014, 10:25:35

SeekaX
Quote:
Originally Posted by barnsley View Post
Meh. Cryengine will do the job for Star Citizen. The FPS thing doesn't involve aload of work, hence why it is out first (. Elite is the better game at the moment (then again its been in development for longer and isn't arguably as big in what they are trying to achieve). I'm not too hyped for star citizen then again Elite hasn't swept me off my feet either.
Cryengine won't do any job properly but cutscenes.
The FPS thing involves work that could've been put into the SpaceSim instead.
Elite has been in development for pretty much the same amount of time. In fact the Elite KS started later than the SC kickstarter. Both devs started development in 2011.
Elite has even higher goals than Star Citizen. More solar systems, more detail and they are actually capable of meeting those goals.
Elite beats Star Citizen in every way imaginable at the moment and i doubt that will change anytime soon, despite having way less funding and less hype.Quote

01-11-2014, 10:39:17

barnsley
Quote:
Originally Posted by SeekaX View Post
More solar systems, more detail and they are actually capable of meeting those goals.
Elite beats Star Citizen in every way imaginable at the moment and i doubt that will change anytime soon, despite having way less funding and less hype.
Star Citizen is promising waaay more than ED's "well, it'd be nice but we'll probably add it in a future expansion" plans. I'm not writing star citizen off because of ED . I'm not giving them a free pass either (The fps module looks like Halo). I wouldn't say that frontier are capable of meeting said goals yet either.
Basing stuff on Early days is silly.

Cry engine will be fine. It has decent multi threading (up to 8 cpu cores supported for 3) unlike most engines and supposedly it'll be a modified version. Input lag isn't everything.Quote

01-11-2014, 10:59:13

SPS
Using in-house tech (as long as you have a good engine team) is always going to yield better results because it's purpose-built. There's no overhead for features that aren't required for your game. Out-the-box engines are usually used to save development time/costs or to fill the gaps that your tech team can't provide. IMO they already shot themselves in the foot by trying to use CryEngine for SC. There's also no doubt it will be modified, I think it goes without saying considering the scope of SC. Also a decent engine should be able to support x number of cores if it's using a decent task-based threaded system. Dedicated threads are so old school..Quote

01-11-2014, 11:05:04

SeekaX
Quote:
Originally Posted by barnsley View Post
Star Citizen is promising waaay more than ED's "well, it'd be nice but we'll probably add it in a future expansion" plans. I'm not writing star citizen off because of ED . I'm not giving them a free pass either (The fps module looks like Halo). I wouldn't say that frontier are capable of meeting said goals yet either.
Basing stuff on Early days is silly.

Cry engine will be fine. It has decent multi threading (up to 8 cpu cores supported for 3) unlike most engines and supposedly it'll be a modified version. Input lag isn't everything.
ED adds stuff like the first person shooter part after the spacesim, like it should be because they are making a spacesim, something the SC devs seem to not know.
Frontier made their engine to meet those goals, SC uses cryengine, an engine made for small maps and graphics, not functionality and very large scale. Exploring 1:1 scaled planets will be a seriously hard task in cryengine while Frontier claims they actually already have the technology to make it happen. Of course there is no way to verify whether that's true or not, but considering their previous work i'd consider it more realistic than SC's claims because of their history of being a messy bunch of memetastic retards.
There is no way to tell whether SC will be horrible or not yet, however i can tell that they've got their priorities completely wrong and the way they behave is enough reason for me to distance myself.
Also you should read up on how ED generates solar systems and planets, that's already far more advanced than Star Citizen's 'handcrafted' (i doubt they'll map 1:1 scaled planets) 100 systems.
Over the past year i kept losing faith in Star Citizen to the point where i can't take it seriously anymore, i doubt i'm alone with that one.Quote

01-11-2014, 13:07:31

NeverBackDown
You also have to admire the EDs team response time.. OCt 28th beta 3.00 came out. Since then they have had 3 updates that fixes issues with bugs and connection issues that were reported.

And you also have to think.. 100 systems or 400 billion? I'll take 400 billion. CryEngine is a very good engine but its not designed to do the things SC wants it to do effectively. Its built around FPS not Space Simulation.Quote

01-11-2014, 14:01:58

Greenback
Quote:
Originally Posted by NeverBackDown View Post
You also have to admire the EDs team response time.. OCt 28th beta 3.00 came out. Since then they have had 3 updates that fixes issues with bugs and connection issues that were reported.

And you also have to think.. 100 systems or 400 billion? I'll take 400 billion. CryEngine is a very good engine but its not designed to do the things SC wants it to do effectively. Its built around FPS not Space Simulation.
That's what is drawing me to ED I'm the explorer type. I like to have lots of stuff to findQuote

01-11-2014, 14:06:58

NeverBackDown
Quote:
Originally Posted by Greenback View Post
That's what is drawing me to ED I'm the explorer type. I like to have lots of stuff to find
I love exploring as well but lets be honest... we will never fully explore ED. That's what makes it fun though. Its literally never ending so the replay value(i know the irony) always remains high because the possibility of seeing the same thing over and over remains low. Just makes it more immersive imo.Quote

01-11-2014, 14:07:14

SeekaX
Quote:
Originally Posted by NeverBackDown View Post
You also have to admire the EDs team response time.. OCt 28th beta 3.00 came out. Since then they have had 3 updates that fixes issues with bugs and connection issues that were reported.

And you also have to think.. 100 systems or 400 billion? I'll take 400 billion. CryEngine is a very good engine but its not designed to do the things SC wants it to do effectively. Its built around FPS not Space Simulation.
That's probably why they decided to turn star citizen into an FPS. lolQuote

01-11-2014, 14:25:46

Greenback
Quote:
Originally Posted by NeverBackDown View Post
I love exploring as well but lets be honest... we will never fully explore ED. That's what makes it fun though. Its literally never ending so the replay value(i know the irony) always remains high because the possibility of seeing the same thing over and over remains low. Just makes it more immersive imo.
If I get it I will have a bloody good go at getting to every corner, every planet and when they bring in landing on planets even more to look for Quote

02-11-2014, 14:11:38

NeverBackDown
I wonder after they complete most of the game, since we can all land on planets if they would expand it and add like mini games or something on planets and earn bonus's or something and win fuel or rare cargo? That would be cool.Quote

02-11-2014, 14:26:55

Greenback
Quote:
Originally Posted by NeverBackDown View Post
I wonder after they complete most of the game, since we can all land on planets if they would expand it and add like mini games or something on planets and earn bonus's or something and win fuel or rare cargo? That would be cool.
Or expensive ships that are damaged and you need to have the right cargo/equipment like finding an old rust bucket you can do upQuote

02-11-2014, 14:30:24

barnsley
Quote:
Originally Posted by Greenback View Post
Or expensive ships that are damaged and you need to have the right cargo/equipment like finding an old rust bucket you can do up
They're doing that for Star Citizen.Quote

02-11-2014, 14:34:10

Greenback
Quote:
Originally Posted by barnsley View Post
They're doing that for Star Citizen.
goes to show I should make games Quote

02-11-2014, 15:00:13

NeverBackDown
Quote:
Originally Posted by barnsley View Post
They're doing that for Star Citizen.
Ya but ED will make it faster and work better! LolQuote

02-11-2014, 15:09:07

SPS
Quote:
Originally Posted by barnsley View Post
They're doing that for Star Citizen.
What haven't they got planned to do? Lol. Whether they actually will is a different case.Quote

02-11-2014, 15:38:24

SuB
FYI TrackIR will change your life if you have games that will use it.
If you play arma you need it, if you play Elite, believe me when I say, short of buying an occulus, there's nothing better.Quote

02-11-2014, 15:40:11

Tripp
Quote:
Originally Posted by SuB View Post
FYI TrackIR will change your life if you have games that will use it.
If you play arma you need it, if you play Elite, believe me when I say, short of buying an occulus, there's nothing better.
Yeah i think I may invest in it after ChristmasQuote

02-11-2014, 15:54:55

SuB
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tripp View Post
Yeah i think I may invest in it after Christmas
I promise you, you will not regret itQuote

02-11-2014, 16:01:49

Tripp
Quote:
Originally Posted by SuB View Post
I promise you, you will not regret it
Haha good stuff, well that will be on the wish list after Christmas is over Quote

02-11-2014, 16:10:08

NeverBackDown
Quote:
Originally Posted by SuB View Post
FYI TrackIR will change your life if you have games that will use it.
If you play arma you need it, if you play Elite, believe me when I say, short of buying an occulus, there's nothing better.
Is it just plug and use? And which button do you use for ED to look around?Quote

02-11-2014, 17:11:34

barnsley
Quote:
Originally Posted by NeverBackDown View Post
Ya but ED will make it faster and work better! Lol
and it'll cost you if you've not bought the dlc for life pass
Quote:
Originally Posted by SPS View Post
What haven't they got planned to do? Lol. Whether they actually will is a different case.
It was one of the core features before they went full dreamboat.




Still not going to judge until both games are out properly.Quote

02-11-2014, 18:07:54

SeekaX
Quote:
Originally Posted by barnsley View Post
and it'll cost you if you've not bought the dlc for life pass
Luckily i already have the DLC pass. But even if i didn't, i much rather pay extra for the job done properly. The cheapest option is rarely ever the best.
Not to mention that a million dollars of funding money brought us a towel in SC. How's that for bang for buck.

Quote:
It was one of the core features before they went full dreamboat.
Yea but they have gone full dreamboat now and it's time to leave the sinking ship.Quote

02-11-2014, 20:37:50

Greenback
well picked up a thrustmaster t-flight hotas x for £20 Quote

03-11-2014, 00:08:03

SeekaX
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Originally Posted by Greenback View Post
well picked up a thrustmaster t-flight hotas x for £20
I need to get one of those as well. The xbox contoller has way too few buttons.Quote

03-11-2014, 00:38:43

NeverBackDown
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Originally Posted by SeekaX View Post
I need to get one of those as well. The xbox contoller has way too few buttons.
Funny because i feel like the Hotas X has to few buttons lol
I would be happier if it had 1 more axis on it. For vertical flight. But i guess i'll use keys for thatQuote

03-11-2014, 04:49:28

SuB
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Originally Posted by NeverBackDown View Post
Is it just plug and use? And which button do you use for ED to look around?
There's some setup, to make sure you get the movement curve setup properly, and ensure it detects the game with it's software, perhaps some hotkeys for resetting centre if you shift in your chair. (very handy) but other than that it's mostly plug-and-play If you play Arma you'll probably need to activate it in the controllers list but then it's just done pretty much.

You shouldn't need to assign axis to it unless you've somehow unassigned them mistakenly in the past.

You don't press a button it's on a swivel permanently with Track IR Very natural movementQuote

03-11-2014, 05:08:17

barnsley
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Originally Posted by SeekaX View Post
Yea but they have gone full dreamboat now and it's time to leave the sinking ship.
Nah, I'd rather not leave the ship yet, even if its called 'Le internet' and is starting to sit low in the water.Quote

03-11-2014, 07:41:23

Greenback
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Originally Posted by barnsley View Post
Nah, I'd rather not leave the ship yet, even if its called 'Le internet' and is starting to sit low in the water.
'Le internet' isn't the ship it's the submarine firing the torpedo's


Was watching some Yt about fretrack and making your own tracker, doesn't seem to hardQuote

03-11-2014, 09:40:48

SeekaX
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Originally Posted by barnsley View Post
Nah, I'd rather not leave the ship yet, even if its called 'Le internet' and is starting to sit low in the water.
It's also cruising straight towards the iceberg called 'reality'. I'd rather not be on the ship when it crashes.
I'm currently trying to get a refund, if that won't work i'll try to sell my package.Quote

03-11-2014, 10:07:04

barnsley
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Originally Posted by SeekaX View Post
It's also cruising straight towards the iceberg called 'reality'. I'd rather not be on the ship when it crashes.
I'm currently trying to get a refund, if that won't work i'll try to sell my package.
I'm only fussed about the core modules. The FPS thing was a given and as far as I'm aware esports haven't killed a game yet. I'm more invested (money wise) in ED anyway. I'll get my money worth from Star Citizen yet.Quote

03-11-2014, 16:57:46

Greenback
Anyone living near Oakham looking for a trackir may be interested in this
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/TrackIR-5-...item35df13e323Quote

03-11-2014, 16:59:54

Tripp
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Originally Posted by Greenback View Post
Anyone living near Oakham looking for a trackir may be interested in this
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/TrackIR-5-...item35df13e323
So much want, though I live no where near thereQuote

03-11-2014, 17:05:10

Greenback
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Originally Posted by Tripp View Post
So much want, though I live no where near there
yeah that's my problem 250 miles away if I was close enough I wouldn't of posted here Quote
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