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#4443316 - 10/11/18 05:59 PM Current State of Game plus referal codes  
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So, in the past when the game was first announced I was very proactive in trying to get people to back the game. I even helped a bunch of people from SimHQ get LTI when they first took away LTI. But then the years drug on and my excitement waned. Then there was a lot of fiascos which ended in me no longer recommending people buy into the game until they fixed some things and added some things.

The big issue was performance. The PU performance was atrocious. Even on high end PCs the game ran like crap.

Another big issue was ship buying/renting. Previously the game didnt allow any sort of in game buying/renting of ships. This meant if you wanted to fly a specific ship you had to buy it with real money. A lot of the ships were over priced and as the years went on they consistently increased those ship prices arbitrarily.

Well, right now with 3.3 the performance issues are resolved, at least for me. I went from 10-16fps in 3.2 to 45-60fps in 3.3. They also added in ship buying/renting.

So my two biggest gripes are fixed. I've spent a few hours now in 3.3 and... it is actually a really amazing game. It still has a lot of problems but I think this is the first version of the PU that is actually playable and fun enough to recommend to other people.

With that said, if you do plan to buy into the game now... JUST BUY THE STARTER PACKAGE. Dont spend a ton of money on a big ship. You can always upgrade your ship later. They have a CCU system which allows you to buy an upgrade for your ship package to a new ship. But with the addition of in game ship sales you might not ever need to upgrade your starting ship with real money!

If anyone is interested in buying into the game though Please use a SimHQ referal code. It will give you some extra in game bonuses as well as helping out whoever's code you use.


So post your referal codes here if you already have a SC account.

https://robertsspaceindustries.com/enlist?referral=STAR-BCJZ-5VV2
STAR-BCJZ-5VV2

Last edited by Master; 10/11/18 06:03 PM.

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#4443355 - 10/11/18 09:08 PM Re: Current State of Game plus referal codes [Re: Master]  
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Not played it in a long while, the extremely low frame rates really killed it off for me too. Now waiting for 3.3 to finish downloading.

I have maxed out the RAM my motherboard can handle at 24GB and thinking of maybe it is time to retire this 10 year old PC to light duties and build something with a bit more modern architecture and room for expansion, especially after seeing the specs CR was aiming for to run SQ42/SC

2Gb left to download, soon be there biggrin


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#4443368 - 10/12/18 12:41 AM Re: Current State of Game plus referal codes [Re: Master]  
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#4443385 - 10/12/18 03:34 AM Re: Current State of Game plus referal codes [Re: Master]  
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Nice video Red, pretty good summary of the presentations. I agree with pretty much everything he said.


And we as its creators don't feel ready to hear your annoyed jabber about it.
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#4443400 - 10/12/18 09:19 AM Re: Current State of Game plus referal codes [Re: Master]  
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I bought in ages ago but soon realised that with the millions they were making, very little was coming back to us, the punters.

#4443515 - 10/12/18 11:58 PM Re: Current State of Game plus referal codes [Re: Master]  
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Pretty planets. Did Elite ever get vegetation on planets yet?

#4443539 - 10/13/18 06:00 AM Re: Current State of Game plus referal codes [Re: Master]  
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PTU opened up to all accounts.

Log in on the website then go to this link.

https://robertsspaceindustries.com/account/copy/ptu

Follow then instructions to download the PTU launcher. Then hit the copy button and follow the instructions in the email they send you.


And we as its creators don't feel ready to hear your annoyed jabber about it.
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#4443581 - 10/13/18 02:24 PM Re: Current State of Game plus referal codes [Re: Master]  
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How drastic is the performance improvement?

MY SSDs died so all I have is a platter drive, so I don't want to download unless it is significant.

#4443596 - 10/13/18 04:24 PM Re: Current State of Game plus referal codes [Re: Master]  
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Originally Posted by Master
PTU opened up to all accounts.

Log in on the website then go to this link.

https://robertsspaceindustries.com/account/copy/ptu

Follow then instructions to download the PTU launcher. Then hit the copy button and follow the instructions in the email they send you.


Thanks Master!

Did, but wondering if the download is big?

Red


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#4443621 - 10/13/18 07:06 PM Re: Current State of Game plus referal codes [Re: Mr_Blastman]  
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Originally Posted by Mr_Blastman
How drastic is the performance improvement?

MY SSDs died so all I have is a platter drive, so I don't want to download unless it is significant.


I've got an i7 3.4ghz quad core with a 980ti and 16gb of ddr3.

I went from 3.2 10-16fps to 3.3 45-60fps (it still dips down into the 20s sometimes but mostly stays above 45)


And we as its creators don't feel ready to hear your annoyed jabber about it.
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#4443622 - 10/13/18 07:07 PM Re: Current State of Game plus referal codes [Re: Red2112]  
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Originally Posted by Master
PTU opened up to all accounts.

Log in on the website then go to this link.

https://robertsspaceindustries.com/account/copy/ptu

Follow then instructions to download the PTU launcher. Then hit the copy button and follow the instructions in the email they send you.


Thanks Master!

Did, but wondering if the download is big?

Red


If you still have 3.2 downloaded you can copy your 3.2 folder over (delete the user directory) and then its only about 3gig. if it is a fresh install I think it is 20-30gigs. It expands out to be 43 gigs worth.


And we as its creators don't feel ready to hear your annoyed jabber about it.
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#4443625 - 10/13/18 07:33 PM Re: Current State of Game plus referal codes [Re: Master]  
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I still have 3.2 installed. Thanks Master.


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#4443637 - 10/13/18 09:42 PM Re: Current State of Game plus referal codes [Re: Master]  
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That's significant, Master. Maybe I'll try to install it, thanks. I only have a 3770k @ 4.2 Ghz and a 670 GTX though.

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#4443679 - 10/14/18 01:44 PM Re: Current State of Game plus referal codes [Re: Master]  
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Well, I just waited 10 - 15 minutes for it to load into the game to join a starport and it never finished, so... I gave up.

Edit: The second time I tried to play the loading only took a few seconds. Strange. Framerate seems to have improved, though I still don't know how to break into someone else's ship. As a pirate, this is a job requirement. smile

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#4443689 - 10/14/18 04:10 PM Re: Current State of Game plus referal codes [Re: Master]  
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To be honest,I have no idea how to play it. I was able to get my ship launched a few times but completely clueless otherwise. I didn't attempt to learn it at that time because it was after all,very bare bones and E:D was far superior (in my opinion).


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#4443736 - 10/14/18 11:29 PM Re: Current State of Game plus referal codes [Re: Mr_Blastman]  
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Originally Posted by Mr_Blastman
Well, I just waited 10 - 15 minutes for it to load into the game to join a starport and it never finished, so... I gave up.

Edit: The second time I tried to play the loading only took a few seconds. Strange. Framerate seems to have improved, though I still don't know how to break into someone else's ship. As a pirate, this is a job requirement. smile



most ships can be broken into with a gun or your ship bound weapons. Can take a few clips but you can get into a hatch.


And we as its creators don't feel ready to hear your annoyed jabber about it.
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#4444049 - 10/17/18 01:41 AM Re: Current State of Game plus referal codes [Re: Mr_Blastman]  
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With the performance improvements, I'll load this back up, once it goes to 'Live'.


After watching that teaser for the Kraken... oh yeah!... but I stopped buying ships quite a while ago and it's going to be expensive once they finally release a price.


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#4444072 - 10/17/18 04:54 AM Re: Current State of Game plus referal codes [Re: Master]  
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And we as its creators don't feel ready to hear your annoyed jabber about it.
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#4444381 - 10/19/18 03:20 AM Re: Current State of Game plus referal codes [Re: Master]  
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Here is me trying to patrol levski and prevent piracy!

https://www.twitch.tv/videos/324489021?t=01h16m48s


And we as its creators don't feel ready to hear your annoyed jabber about it.
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#4444434 - 10/19/18 01:57 PM Re: Current State of Game plus referal codes [Re: Master]  
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Oh yeah? Well here's be BEING a pirate!



Alas, those unfettered days be long gone, sos the fishies lost to the mobius bowl. Arrrrrrr...



You have a super computer? Is Star Citizen viable and competitive with a HOTAS yet, or are we still forced to use mouse or face certain death?

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