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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?
30 years of Elite
Elite Dangerous 2014
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
@ captain - I withdraw my overly cautious comment :)
Rings of saturn
my neighbours will wonder what is going on when we hit £1m :D
@Frontier X-Plane maybe worth examining as it has Windows/Mac/Linux native clients now, and uses advanced controllers: http://www.x-plane.com/
@Michael..thanks for the heads up.......1 million tonght !! ...... i bet your chuffed ?
Hello all, not been on for a week or so. That figure to the right is beginning to flex its muscles now I see, nice!!
My vid stunt (some may remember) means I have to currently ??Jonty?? £143 before the end :D
Any idea what the decals look like for the £5 addon pledges?
Under 5k to go... COME ON!!!
£5K to go.
if the 10,000 who pledged 20 or less doubled their pleged, we would be there now :)
@ Captain Kremmen
No, but my understanding is that it is pretty small compared to the Kickstarter pledges.
Haha! Under 5k to go... Come on my fellow pilots... Lets hit the 1 million tonight...
5k to £1M :-)
Welcome to all new backers !!
We also need some more goodies between the pledge tiers £100 - £500....to temp people up !!
@Joerg - apparently there is a new Dev Diary scheduled for tomorrow.
@Paul Maunders - also check out http://www.eliteforever.co.uk/games.html
@ James - when I watch the opening credits for voyager I imagine myself flying on top off the asteroid rings around the planet.
@ 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.
Yep! 5000 to go!
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.
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?
How about some wow factor? Imagine flying through the rings of Saturn!
@Monkeyman..err very well ty at the moment would suffice :)
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.
just over £5k to go. awesome.
@ 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! :)
@Associat0r cool thanks :)
@captain - it may be worthwhile letting them keep that under their hat for now...
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!
@Michael..Hi any idea yet how the paypal donations are going ?
No only payments through kickstarter count towards the kickstarter system, however we can take the paypal contributions into account for stretch goals.
All welcome @Lee - well done.
As much as we all love the game, only pledge what you're comfortable with.
Associat0r 2 minutes ago
@Paul Maunders - http://www.eliteforever.co.uk/downloads.html
Nice, the PC versions are preconfigured for Dosbox.
Can anyone recommend a headset that works with Xbox, PS3 and PC?
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.
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.
@Lee - Thanks, much appreciated :)
@ Lee - Nice one matey. Every contribution is a decent one.
@Stephen Usher... It looks like I'll be spending tonight looking at joysticks then!!
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 :)
@Philip Konczak: You can get the originals for free as shareware (http://www.eliteclub.org.uk/) or maybe try OOlite (http://www.oolite.org/) or Pioneer (http://pioneerspacesim.net/)
@Lee - very decent. N1
@Paul Maunders - http://www.eliteforever.co.uk/downloads.html
@Steven Moore It works with a joystick. That will help.
Change of subject - does anyone know how to use a joystick / gamepad with glfrontier or FFED3D?
I can't get mine working
Just upped my pledge to £50, cant afford more but i think its a decent contribution?