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    Re: Elite : Dangerous

    There's defo something going wrong with the back end. I managed to get 30 mins of uninterrupted play yesterday just before 10pm and it was great. It took me since 7pm to get that though... Fingers crossed they sort it today.

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    Re: Elite : Dangerous

    I had a quick play last night. Docked at the outpost, but the game hung mid-menu and had issues restarting. I was waiting for the program to finish, got caught up watching a movie and ended up having to call it a night at 2:30am.

    Will have another bash later tonight, hopefully.
    Not fully sold on the new UIs, but overall looking quite cool and I like the Alien 1979 CRT style of flickering between UI tabs!!

    Tutorials are a bit weird - Most were easy peasy, but I suddenly found myself really struggling with the Lakon 9 one, whereas I'd always been able to blow it to pieces in no time.

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    Re: Elite : Dangerous

    From what I've read it sounds like this update would be a good time to get into the game since release is still quite a way off.
    I can't find much talk about people running it on dual cores though. The specs say a Q6600 or similar, normally my i3-4130 would cope well in such scenarios, but I don't know if the game really needs a true quad. Has anyone played it on a hyper-threaded dual?

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    Re: Elite : Dangerous

    My overall impressions of the game are that it's not a system hog. I'm able to run at 2560 x 1440 on Very High detail @ 50-60 fps typical using a 7970 / 280X....a card that can be picked up for around £150 now. Yes I've got a quad core, but the game doesn't seen CPU intensive so a 3.5Ghz dual core I suspect would be fine.

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    Re: Elite : Dangerous

    I'd agree - it's not to say you wouldn't benefit from the extra cores obviously but at this point in time it seems a little more GPU loaded than CPU. That might change in the future - for example with the latest release I've noticed a very minor FPS drop with the addition of extra smoke and effects on the displays/HUD etc. But it's still playable for me at 1080p on a Q6700/660Ti.

    We're up to v2.03 now, I'm able to connect as normal now, but then compared to others i didn't have that big a problem before either. Something to do with the default MTU size or something, if your connection couldn't cope with 1500 it pretty much wouldn't let you in.

    So I'm enjoying it so far. There's a lot more to take in whilst looking around a single system now. Bounty hunting appears to be significantly more profitable even without a KWS, but war zone fighting isn't worth the time unless you have something more potent than the standard ship. Oh and a little hint, if you see an Elite rated Anaconda and you're in a standard Sidewinder, don't fancy your chances. I barely escaped with 7% hull.

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    Re: Elite : Dangerous

    Managed to take down a cobra mk3 in a standard sidewinder for 1200 credits...then the game crashed, doh. The graphical overhaul is lovely compared to beta 1....when you first start at the orbital platform in low orbit of the planet is quite a jaw dropping moment (you couldn't get that close to planets in beta 1), also the shift in shadows as you strife the sun in super cruise mode always makes me smile.

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    Re: Elite : Dangerous

    Decided to take the plunge and upgrade to the beta. Slightly odd that the shop lets you choose your currency cause I switched it to dollars cause it worked out cheaper Installing now so will give it a bash. Was trying to hold out till it was released but couldn't help it in the end.

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    Re: Elite : Dangerous

    Tried to do a short Docking Tips vid for a friend and fellow player last night, but kept losing server connection every 5 minutes.

    Also, must must MUST remember to turn off that bloody pre-flight checklist!!
    It is a cool idea for immersion, I suppose, but what's being checked is just annoying at the minute... but at least you can turn it off!

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    Re: Elite : Dangerous

    Contemplating picking this up myself, when is the actual game released?

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    Re: Elite : Dangerous

    Quote Originally Posted by cptwhite_uk View Post
    Managed to take down a cobra mk3 in a standard sidewinder for 1200 credits...then the game crashed, doh. The graphical overhaul is lovely compared to beta 1....when you first start at the orbital platform in low orbit of the planet is quite a jaw dropping moment (you couldn't get that close to planets in beta 1), also the shift in shadows as you strife the sun in super cruise mode always makes me smile.
    Agreed that initial take off was breathtaking, but it really spends on what time of the 'day' it is when you launch. I launched with the planet in full view rather than being eclipsed.

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    Re: Elite : Dangerous

    Quote Originally Posted by Macman View Post
    Contemplating picking this up myself, when is the actual game released?
    Estimated around December this year, I've heard.

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    Re: Elite : Dangerous

    How much is the Beta? And is it worth purchasing it when December is only 2 months away?

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    Re: Elite : Dangerous

    Quote Originally Posted by Macman View Post
    How much is the Beta? And is it worth purchasing it when December is only 2 months away?
    At the minute, it works like this:
    £35 - You buy the pre-order version of the game.
    £15 - You buy into the Beta.
    So that's £50 in total.

    However... I understand the release version will be about £40, so you're saving a fiver already.

    Also, the pre-order version comes with a whole bunch of nice little extras (game soundtrack, art book and stuff) as well as a paint job and an Eagle available at startup rather than a Sidewinder.
    This all becomes available to you upon release day.

    I'd say it's worth it, for getting some combat practice in if nothing else!!

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    Re: Elite : Dangerous

    Elite v2.04 this afternoon!

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    Re: Elite : Dangerous

    I've been wanting to get this game for ages!

    and after reading the info for the newest update I think I might have to.

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    Re: Elite : Dangerous

    Holding off until the final release probably. It's been a long wait from the good old BBC Micro days of Elite, but not too long now. Ah.... the memories.

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