Elite Dangerous Thread


#604

It has negligible effect on framerates - more in FSX and P3D than other sims or games, but even that is minimal.

I normally use D3DGear - it has seperate modes for desktop and game recording and can be adjusted in many ways, if desired, for quality, performance effect etc, and can be used for streaming and so-on, if I ever do that (which I doubt).

It’s also currently the only program that can record directly from the Rift output, so I use it for 3D SBS videos, too. The file sizes are much smaller than other recording utes produce, too.

I also occasionally use Movavi recorder, which is what I use when I am using the Rift, but recording in 2D from the monitor. I haven’t noticed much performance impact for that, but I haven’t used it that much. It’s also what I use for editing.


#605

Did some trading today - suddenly getting much higher paid jobs, even though I got rid of 1/3 of my cargo space for a FMU. Travelled 50ly for one job with over 500k payout - now very far out and tomorrow have more to do, even further.

I also got my first navy job and - take a step back in astonishment - achieved the dizzy height of promotion to recruit!

tbh I would like more navy jobs - I want to get up to midshipman because I really fancy the Federal Dropship. I can easily afford it - just need to get the rank. I like the look of what it has and what it can be upgraded to. Yummy.

@tempusmurphy , I had a little peek in my comms panel and guess what I found today?..

oooh, the pangs of temptation… :vulcan_salute:


#606

LOOOL … I dont think i am ever going to live that down :slightly_smiling_face:… and those dropships do look quite nice … but ranking in the levels needed does take some serious grinding


#607

Harrumph! Not happy.

Spent the whole afternoon hauling - get to the final destination for a nice bonus worth over 300k and the thing can’t contact the durned server!

Amateurs! :rage:


#608

Thats damned inconvenient… if you just restart the game does it start you where you exited the game


#609

Should do - I’m about to log in and try and cash it in, before spending the evening (I hope) in DCS, as I’ve been neglecting it in favour of E:D :blush:


#610

Yes, no problems. Got the money.

Was intending going exploring, slowly in the direction of Colonia, but my first attempt at neutron jumping didn’t go well.
I’ve now returned to an area I used to operate in about 2 years ago. Unfortunately, I did my own trading with commodities and from mining, so even though I spent several months in the area, it didn’t do much for my rep. I did collect a large amount of data for the local systems at the time, though.

I will now attempt to get my navy ranking up to buy a Dropship, whilst practising my Neutron jumping now and then.


#611

I must admit never to trying neutron jumping … I did come across one, started taking damage … and ran away …good news about the cash though


#612

So, desktop is back up and running, and hopefully the updates will be done by the end of the day. I may be able to jump in game this weekend - I’ll let you all know.


#613

Hey @Navynuke99, are you still out in Colonia? I was thinking I could multicrew hitch a ride and you could tour me - it would save the 44,000 LY round trip for me? :slight_smile:

I need to put back Elite on my system, so no great rush or anything, but it would be fun to see.


#614

@fearlessfrog yep, still out there. I’ll have to investigate and figure out where I can get explorer scanners before I start heading back, and I’ll have to start learning all this multicrew stuff. Man, step away for six months and everything changes…


#615

I got a nice surprise this evening. After a few delivery jobs, I decided to have the souped-up Cobra III that I’d stored at Deciat sent over. Imagine my surprise, to find that I had another Cobra III stored somewhere else, and also an Asp Scout stored in yet another system!

I’ll have them all, please :grin:


#616

Apparently I have an Eagle stashed somewhere that I’ve never seen. I’ll have to check her out when I get back to the bubble.


#617

I have got that Viper we talked about, Murph - kitted it out with decent weapons, good armour, shields etc, intermediate scanner atm - will upgrade to an advanced scanner when I find one - and am currently doing planetary jobs with it. Once they are done, I’ll be hanging out at local RES and Beacons.

Got my luvvly paint job back on…

Got a Type7 in reserve for big hauling jobs (but I’ll likely sell it soon) and the AspX stored.

The planetary jobs are lots of fun, now I have the SRV controls done - using a XBone gamepad was awful.


#618

haven’t had a chance to elite all week …(damn work getting in the way :slightly_smiling_face:) will kit out a ship ready for another session… Nice colours there :smile:


#619

I think I found an advanced discovery scanner nearby. I’ll jump in maybe next weekend?


#620

Sure - I know where to get one - I have one in my Asp, it’s just not in the area I’m currently operating.

I’m using the systems Thiin, Siren, STKM 1- 626, LHS 1914 and 33 and the other nearby ones. Getting my rep up nicely. There are plenty of RES around - oh and yesterday I came across this incredible asteroid belt.

The planet had a normal one, like Saturn - but then there was a large gap (which you can fly through without dropping out of supercruise) and then it starts again and is huge. There are quite a few RES in there, too.

Also plenty of wanted ships around.

Edit: found some screenies - it’s in Gaewenki - another local system I just finished scanning:


#621

You are in my neck of the woods i think.


#622

Isn’t Siren real close to Branglal?


#623

Yyyyyyyyep