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PostPosted: Mon Sep 01, 2014 2:38 pm    Post subject: Star Citizen -- Free This Week! Reply with quote

Go here to register an account:

https://robertsspaceindustries.com/promotions/dragoncon-2014

Use promo code dragonflight2k14 to get the free week.

Read this for flight mechanics:

https://robertsspaceindustries.com/comm-link/transmission/13951-Flight-Model-And-Input-Controls

And thank Mishler next time you see him, cause he gave me the info.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 01, 2014 10:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

trying to install it, but i've run into some sort of issue. The error message:

Please resolve the following:

A newer version of Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 Redistributable has been detected on the machine.

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 01, 2014 11:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just hit close. The installation should proceed without issue.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 02, 2014 1:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yup...gonna need a better computer when this comes out.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 02, 2014 8:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can't even walk around the hanger. Just the hanger gives me 1 FPS. I need a better graphics card.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 02, 2014 8:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Marcus Brody wrote:
Yup...gonna need a better computer when this comes out.


Buck Futter wrote:
I can't even walk around the hanger. Just the hanger gives me 1 FPS. I need a better graphics card.


What is this? 1990? Seriously, I thought all new games were pretty much playable on any system...you just may not get the most beautiful game experience.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 02, 2014 9:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have my graphics set to "Low" and it still crushes my PC.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 02, 2014 9:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That sucks. Hopefully I'll be ok to play it. Of course, that's assuming I have time to play it this week.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 02, 2014 11:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I mean, it's a pre-alpha, so you're not missing a ton if you don't play it. It's kind of just a really shiny tech demo.

And I can do some basic space combat with settings on "low," but it's definitely not running well enough to be enjoyable in the long run.

We can also probably assume that the final version will have slightly tighter code and be a little easier to run. Or it'll be even prettier and harder to run. Who knows...
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 02, 2014 1:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ahh gotcha, that makes more sense. I thought it was just a free week of the finished game. I know nothing.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 02, 2014 3:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you haven't done any reading on it yet, it's a spiritual successor to Freelancer, made by the guy who made Freelancer (and a couple of Wing Commander games, I think). Jeremy and I have been geeking out about it for a while, so I had assumed everyone knew what it was.


For anyone who can't run it, these pretty much show you what the current release has:




^Make sure you're in 720p and skip ahead to about 3:30ish.




^This one actually has 1440p and 2160p options, too.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 02, 2014 7:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Still kicking myself for not jumping on the Kickstarter when i had the chance for this one.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 04, 2014 11:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Has anyone here checked out Elite:Dangerous ? It looks fairly similar but moreso to the tune of Freelancer.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 04, 2014 12:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't think ED is necessarily going to be any more like Freelancer -- they're just further along in their development, so they're closer right now (they have open space and system travel, while SC is still just a dogfight module). It looks pretty decent too, though. I've seen a few videos, and they seem to have an inordinate amount of space debris, and enemy ships that take a TON of pounding to destroy. Other than that, it looks good -- also looks easier to run than SC.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 04, 2014 5:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It runs pretty well for me at max settings. I do get some weird artifacting sometimes in the hangar reflections. It seems pretty fun for what it is. Definitely want a flight yolk for it though. My mouse doesn't have enough buttons and the HUD is hard to interact with with just mouse + Keyboard.
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