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Take a ship and 100 credits to make money legally or illegally - trade, bounty-hunt, pirate, assassinate your way across the galaxy.
Take a ship and 100 credits to make money legally or illegally - trade, bounty-hunt, pirate, assassinate your way across the galaxy.
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      db on December 27, 2012

      Even though we won't have the ability to seamlessly fly toward a planet and land on it; if we fly toward the rings of saturn, will they appear as rocks/asteroids?

    2. Thomas Larsen on December 27, 2012

      30 years of Elite

      Elite 1984

      Elite Dangerous 2014

    3. Herr Antony Murray on December 27, 2012

      come on guy and girls we CAN do it ,COME on mac People be part of the best game every to be released on the Mac,may be will get an up date tomz about a unix version to the ever one bangs on about not me through i like shitty windows lol

    4. MonkeyMan on December 27, 2012

      @ captain - I withdraw my overly cautious comment :)

    5. Bloocheez on December 27, 2012

      my neighbours will wonder what is going on when we hit £1m :D

    6. Polaris Penguin on December 27, 2012

      @Frontier X-Plane maybe worth examining as it has Windows/Mac/Linux native clients now, and uses advanced controllers:

    7. Cmdr Elvis Brandenburg - Kremmen on December 27, 2012

      @Michael..thanks for the heads up.......1 million tonght !! ...... i bet your chuffed ?

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      deleted on December 27, 2012

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    9. J. "Tech" Priest on December 27, 2012

      Any idea what the decals look like for the £5 addon pledges?

    10. Thomas Larsen on December 27, 2012

      if the 10,000 who pledged 20 or less doubled their pleged, we would be there now :)

    11. Frontier Developments Creator on December 27, 2012

      @ Captain Kremmen

      No, but my understanding is that it is pretty small compared to the Kickstarter pledges.


    12. MonkeyMan on December 27, 2012

      Haha! Under 5k to go... Come on my fellow pilots... Lets hit the 1 million tonight...

    13. izzy on December 27, 2012

      5k to £1M :-)

      Welcome to all new backers !!

    14. Cmdr Elvis Brandenburg - Kremmen on December 27, 2012

      We also need some more goodies between the pledge tiers £100 - £ temp people up !!

    15. Keeval on December 27, 2012

      @Joerg - apparently there is a new Dev Diary scheduled for tomorrow.

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      Phil. on December 27, 2012

      @ James - when I watch the opening credits for voyager I imagine myself flying on top off the asteroid rings around the planet.

    17. Mobius on December 27, 2012

      @ paul Maunders, never knew that they had been packaged up, im off now to play Encounters as that was the one i never got to play. nice one for bringing it to my attention.

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      KIlvenny on December 27, 2012

      Been flicking through the comments while debugging some code so apologies if I am picking up on a long lost thread - re developing galaxy and what should be there. in the extremes of the galaxy.
      I see a number of elements
      1) Parts should never be inhabited - so there is no guarantee of life in any form
      2) New races/factions should appear during the life span of the game to create interest
      3) Player based factions should be able to create pockets of evolving life.
      4) SPL should create a library of objects for buildings/fields/space station parts which should be available for player/faction utilisation in some fashion. Players could then exploit natural resources of the planet they develop and maybe at some point that resource runs out.

      I understand the purists dont want this last aspect but to me this guarantees an evolving galaxy.

    19. Joerg Starkmuth on December 27, 2012

      I hope that once the current boost starts to weaken, FD will come up with another cool in-game video. Maybe we'll finally see close-ups of a space station? Or even a docking sequence?

    20. James Jones on December 27, 2012

      How about some wow factor? Imagine flying through the rings of Saturn!

    21. Cmdr Elvis Brandenburg - Kremmen on December 27, 2012

      @Monkeyman..err very well ty at the moment would suffice :)

    22. Alexander R on December 27, 2012

      I am hoping we see some significant variety in ship types; in addition to capitol ships can you imagine giant lumbering transports covered along the length of their structural spine in inflated bags of gas / chemicals. They would make a rich target for pirates but could also be tempting to traders due to their low initial construction / purchase cost and massive cargo capacity.

      Think of the ship from 2001 but with inflated storage attached to the superstructure.

    23. Alex Korbey on December 27, 2012

      just over £5k to go. awesome.

    24. Lee Cotterill on December 27, 2012

      @ All cheers people, hopefully this will get made, nearly of the 1 million line, lets push it over now, ill provoke the wrath of my twitter/facebook followers by info bombing them into pledge submission! :)

    25. Paul Maunders on December 27, 2012

      @Associat0r cool thanks :)

    26. MonkeyMan on December 27, 2012

      @captain - it may be worthwhile letting them keep that under their hat for now...

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      Jeremy Curtis on December 27, 2012

      Only having Macs here the stretch goal for Mac support is nice. Having been on the £500 tier since the first day or so of the campaign, I was wondering how well ED would run in the likes of VMware Fusion - maybe I don't have to worry too much about that now? In any case, being a few minutes walk from the Frontier office if they want a tame alpha / beta tester now and then on-site for an objective view of things, just drop me line!

    28. Cmdr Elvis Brandenburg - Kremmen on December 27, 2012

      @Michael..Hi any idea yet how the paypal donations are going ?

    29. Frontier Developments Creator on December 27, 2012

      @ Thiago

      No only payments through kickstarter count towards the kickstarter system, however we can take the paypal contributions into account for stretch goals.


    30. MonkeyMan on December 27, 2012

      All welcome @Lee - well done.

      As much as we all love the game, only pledge what you're comfortable with.

    31. Harbinger on December 27, 2012

      Associat0r 2 minutes ago
      @Paul Maunders -

      Nice, the PC versions are preconfigured for Dosbox.

    32. Steve Jeyes on December 27, 2012

      Can anyone recommend a headset that works with Xbox, PS3 and PC?

    33. Jason S on December 27, 2012

      What i am hoping for is to be able to play this one day on a tablet and then to continue the same game on the PC or Mac and then continue the game on the ipad or Android tablet. For when on the sofa or train etc....

      From what has been said I am hopeful for that.

    34. Cmdr. Bond [DDF Member + Ship ID & Mug] on December 27, 2012

      Michael was going to look into the PayPal funding stretch goals - but *if* the KS doesn't make it by itself, ALL PayPal monies HAVE to be refunded.

    35. Keeval on December 27, 2012

      @Lee - Thanks, much appreciated :)

    36. Andrew Dickson [Smug mode 'ON' :o)] on December 27, 2012

      @ Lee - Nice one matey. Every contribution is a decent one.

    37. Steven Moore on December 27, 2012

      @Stephen Usher... It looks like I'll be spending tonight looking at joysticks then!!

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      Tors on December 27, 2012

      Would be cool if you could deploy some kind of space probes with messages (text/audio/credits) in space and/or on planets.
      Then you could arrange in-game treasure hunts and stuff :)

    39. Harbinger on December 27, 2012

      @Philip Konczak: You can get the originals for free as shareware ( or maybe try OOlite ( or Pioneer (

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      Davey Boy Wonder on December 27, 2012

      @Lee - very decent. N1

    41. Stephen Usher on December 27, 2012

      @Steven Moore It works with a joystick. That will help.

    42. Cmdr. Bond [DDF Member + Ship ID & Mug] on December 27, 2012

      Change of subject - does anyone know how to use a joystick / gamepad with glfrontier or FFED3D?

      I can't get mine working

    43. Lee Cotterill on December 27, 2012

      Just upped my pledge to £50, cant afford more but i think its a decent contribution?

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