Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Rate This Thread
Hop To
Page 2 of 3 1 2 3
#4497599 - 11/18/19 08:38 PM Re: X4 Split Vendetta [Re: RedOneAlpha]  
Joined: Jun 2017
Posts: 3,986
RedOneAlpha Offline
Senior Member
RedOneAlpha  Offline
Senior Member

Joined: Jun 2017
Posts: 3,986
LEGE
X4: Foundations 3.0 Beta...



Red


Win10 Pro(x64), i7 8700k @ 4.7Ghz, 32GB ram DDR4, Sapphire Pulse AMD RX 6700 12GB, M.2 PCIe NVMe (x2) 480GB + 960GB, 447GB SSD´s, Samsung G6 32" , Logitech G13, G502, Warthog HOTAS, CH Pedals, Simagic Alpha Mini, and Formula Extreme FX, DC Simracing DC1 pedals, GT Omega ART cockpit, TrackIR 5.0.
AUDIO: Aiyima A07 Max, Topping E50 and L50 stack, Polk Audio Signature Elite ES20 , and Shennheiser HD 560s. DAP: Hiby R3, Hiby Seeds, and iBasso IT01, Sharp MD-MT 80H Minidisc.
Inline advert (4th to 5th topic)

#4497606 - 11/18/19 10:04 PM Re: X4 Split Vendetta [Re: RedOneAlpha]  
Joined: Jun 2017
Posts: 3,986
RedOneAlpha Offline
Senior Member
RedOneAlpha  Offline
Senior Member

Joined: Jun 2017
Posts: 3,986
LEGE


Win10 Pro(x64), i7 8700k @ 4.7Ghz, 32GB ram DDR4, Sapphire Pulse AMD RX 6700 12GB, M.2 PCIe NVMe (x2) 480GB + 960GB, 447GB SSD´s, Samsung G6 32" , Logitech G13, G502, Warthog HOTAS, CH Pedals, Simagic Alpha Mini, and Formula Extreme FX, DC Simracing DC1 pedals, GT Omega ART cockpit, TrackIR 5.0.
AUDIO: Aiyima A07 Max, Topping E50 and L50 stack, Polk Audio Signature Elite ES20 , and Shennheiser HD 560s. DAP: Hiby R3, Hiby Seeds, and iBasso IT01, Sharp MD-MT 80H Minidisc.
#4497615 - 11/19/19 01:04 AM Re: X4 Split Vendetta [Re: RedOneAlpha]  
Joined: Jan 2006
Posts: 9,649
Mr_Blastman Offline
Hotshot
Mr_Blastman  Offline
Hotshot

Joined: Jan 2006
Posts: 9,649
Atlanta, GA
Is this worth playing yet?

#4498907 - 12/02/19 12:19 AM Re: X4 Split Vendetta [Re: RedOneAlpha]  
Joined: Jun 2017
Posts: 3,986
RedOneAlpha Offline
Senior Member
RedOneAlpha  Offline
Senior Member

Joined: Jun 2017
Posts: 3,986
LEGE


Win10 Pro(x64), i7 8700k @ 4.7Ghz, 32GB ram DDR4, Sapphire Pulse AMD RX 6700 12GB, M.2 PCIe NVMe (x2) 480GB + 960GB, 447GB SSD´s, Samsung G6 32" , Logitech G13, G502, Warthog HOTAS, CH Pedals, Simagic Alpha Mini, and Formula Extreme FX, DC Simracing DC1 pedals, GT Omega ART cockpit, TrackIR 5.0.
AUDIO: Aiyima A07 Max, Topping E50 and L50 stack, Polk Audio Signature Elite ES20 , and Shennheiser HD 560s. DAP: Hiby R3, Hiby Seeds, and iBasso IT01, Sharp MD-MT 80H Minidisc.
#4514639 - 04/04/20 05:16 PM Re: X4 Split Vendetta [Re: RedOneAlpha]  
Joined: Jun 2017
Posts: 3,986
RedOneAlpha Offline
Senior Member
RedOneAlpha  Offline
Senior Member

Joined: Jun 2017
Posts: 3,986
LEGE
Split Vendetta has been released...



X4 Foundations is on sale at GOG.

Red


Win10 Pro(x64), i7 8700k @ 4.7Ghz, 32GB ram DDR4, Sapphire Pulse AMD RX 6700 12GB, M.2 PCIe NVMe (x2) 480GB + 960GB, 447GB SSD´s, Samsung G6 32" , Logitech G13, G502, Warthog HOTAS, CH Pedals, Simagic Alpha Mini, and Formula Extreme FX, DC Simracing DC1 pedals, GT Omega ART cockpit, TrackIR 5.0.
AUDIO: Aiyima A07 Max, Topping E50 and L50 stack, Polk Audio Signature Elite ES20 , and Shennheiser HD 560s. DAP: Hiby R3, Hiby Seeds, and iBasso IT01, Sharp MD-MT 80H Minidisc.
#4514644 - 04/04/20 05:27 PM Re: X4 Split Vendetta [Re: RedOneAlpha]  
Joined: Apr 2008
Posts: 12,122
Chucky Offline
Veteran
Chucky  Offline
Veteran

Joined: Apr 2008
Posts: 12,122
UK
Already grabbed this one. Now all I need to do is find some time to play it. Yes,even under isolation,finding time to play this and work on 2 World of Warship accounts and Subnautica etc etc leaves me struggling.


A guy walks into a bar and hears two women speaking in a British accent. He asks, "Are you ladies from England?" One says to him "No, it's Wales, you idiot!" So, then the guy says, "Okay, sorry. So, are you two whales from England?"
#4514654 - 04/04/20 06:10 PM Re: X4 Split Vendetta [Re: Chucky]  
Joined: Jun 2017
Posts: 3,986
RedOneAlpha Offline
Senior Member
RedOneAlpha  Offline
Senior Member

Joined: Jun 2017
Posts: 3,986
LEGE
Originally Posted by Chucky
Yes,even under isolation,finding time to play this and work on 2 World of Warship accounts and Subnautica etc etc leaves me struggling.


Yeah I would think so. Two games is my max now, trying to choose the second one.


Win10 Pro(x64), i7 8700k @ 4.7Ghz, 32GB ram DDR4, Sapphire Pulse AMD RX 6700 12GB, M.2 PCIe NVMe (x2) 480GB + 960GB, 447GB SSD´s, Samsung G6 32" , Logitech G13, G502, Warthog HOTAS, CH Pedals, Simagic Alpha Mini, and Formula Extreme FX, DC Simracing DC1 pedals, GT Omega ART cockpit, TrackIR 5.0.
AUDIO: Aiyima A07 Max, Topping E50 and L50 stack, Polk Audio Signature Elite ES20 , and Shennheiser HD 560s. DAP: Hiby R3, Hiby Seeds, and iBasso IT01, Sharp MD-MT 80H Minidisc.
#4520850 - 05/14/20 01:53 PM Re: X4 Split Vendetta [Re: RedOneAlpha]  
Joined: Apr 2008
Posts: 12,122
Chucky Offline
Veteran
Chucky  Offline
Veteran

Joined: Apr 2008
Posts: 12,122
UK
My verdict on this game? 'Janky as Hell'.

Nothing about it feels polished in any way. It's clunky,unintuitive and I really don't want to spend any more time on it.


A guy walks into a bar and hears two women speaking in a British accent. He asks, "Are you ladies from England?" One says to him "No, it's Wales, you idiot!" So, then the guy says, "Okay, sorry. So, are you two whales from England?"
#4520868 - 05/14/20 04:42 PM Re: X4 Split Vendetta [Re: RedOneAlpha]  
Joined: Apr 2008
Posts: 19,581
Raw Kryptonite Offline
Beat the Kobayashi Maru
Raw Kryptonite  Offline
Beat the Kobayashi Maru
Veteran

Joined: Apr 2008
Posts: 19,581
MS
What are you having issues with? Maybe I can help?
It isn't perfect. For me, the auto pilot needs work, it keeps wanting to take the superhighways when it doesn't need to.
I restarted a few days ago and I've gotten to enjoy it more than the first time since I'm cutting back on stations. Just 2 for now.
I tend to play it as a command/strategy game rather than a piloting experience. I like managing fleets and working on the stations. I typically get up and let my backup pilot make the runs for me. They tend to be a little better than the autopilot for some unknown reason.
I rarely run missions, mostly just doing my own thing for now.


·Steam: Raw Kryptonite ·MWO & Elite Dangerous: Defcon Won ·Meager youtube channel
·Intel i5-9600K ·EVGA GTX1070 FTW 8GB ·EVGA CLC 120 Cooler
·16 GB Patriot Memory VIPER 4 3000MHz ·GIGABYTE Z390 AORUS PRO WiFi Mobo
· CORSAIR CARBIDE AIR 540 case ·BenQ BL3200PT monitor
#4520870 - 05/14/20 05:06 PM Re: X4 Split Vendetta [Re: RedOneAlpha]  
Joined: Apr 2008
Posts: 12,122
Chucky Offline
Veteran
Chucky  Offline
Veteran

Joined: Apr 2008
Posts: 12,122
UK
I was only doing the flight tutorial. On numerous occasions the tutorial wouldn't proceed,waiting for me to do something and I wasn't always sure what that was.

The explanations about the systems didn't always make sense. At one point I had to enter a derelict ship but first I had to 'repair' the access panel. How to equip and use the repair tool? At first I just quit in frustration but later went back to it and figured it out. But now I can't enter the ship,there seems to be an invisible wall and I just keep bouncing off it or clipping inside the ship. A bug? There were many other things that I thought 'wtf'? I don't like the UI but that's just me.

The game seems complicated so I feel I have to do the tutorials or I will get lost or overwhelmed.

Maybe I'm too used to E:D and SC. I know that X games have their own way of doing things and I just think it's not for me.


A guy walks into a bar and hears two women speaking in a British accent. He asks, "Are you ladies from England?" One says to him "No, it's Wales, you idiot!" So, then the guy says, "Okay, sorry. So, are you two whales from England?"
#4520872 - 05/14/20 05:29 PM Re: X4 Split Vendetta [Re: RedOneAlpha]  
Joined: Apr 2008
Posts: 19,581
Raw Kryptonite Offline
Beat the Kobayashi Maru
Raw Kryptonite  Offline
Beat the Kobayashi Maru
Veteran

Joined: Apr 2008
Posts: 19,581
MS
It isn't you, the tutorials are clunky and often leave off one simple bit of direction.
On claiming a ship, scan the ship (short range) until you find the radio signal spot. Enter space suit, repair laser (not weapon/laser) it, then click/target the ship and request to dock. The panel will open and fly in.
It's easier later on, you have a marine onboard and you can claim the ship by launching the marine at it. Later, there are large boarding actions to take a large ship that involve a system of commands before executing with a bunch of marines.
IMO, youtube is a better tutor than the game.
I'm happy to help if I can.


·Steam: Raw Kryptonite ·MWO & Elite Dangerous: Defcon Won ·Meager youtube channel
·Intel i5-9600K ·EVGA GTX1070 FTW 8GB ·EVGA CLC 120 Cooler
·16 GB Patriot Memory VIPER 4 3000MHz ·GIGABYTE Z390 AORUS PRO WiFi Mobo
· CORSAIR CARBIDE AIR 540 case ·BenQ BL3200PT monitor
#4520873 - 05/14/20 05:38 PM Re: X4 Split Vendetta [Re: RedOneAlpha]  
Joined: Apr 2008
Posts: 12,122
Chucky Offline
Veteran
Chucky  Offline
Veteran

Joined: Apr 2008
Posts: 12,122
UK
Thanks Raw. It's a great game looking at reviews etc,I just need to get past (imo) the steep learning curve.


A guy walks into a bar and hears two women speaking in a British accent. He asks, "Are you ladies from England?" One says to him "No, it's Wales, you idiot!" So, then the guy says, "Okay, sorry. So, are you two whales from England?"
#4520877 - 05/14/20 06:41 PM Re: X4 Split Vendetta [Re: RedOneAlpha]  
Joined: Apr 2008
Posts: 19,581
Raw Kryptonite Offline
Beat the Kobayashi Maru
Raw Kryptonite  Offline
Beat the Kobayashi Maru
Veteran

Joined: Apr 2008
Posts: 19,581
MS
It doesn't take too long. It's just that there's a lot you can do. It was a little daunting restarting the game because I knew how far you could go and that I'd barely scratched the surface in well over 200 hours. LOL
Give it a go. Once you have a couple of ships, a trader and a miner working for you, which doesn't take long, it begins to partially run itself. I'd say the hard part is learning to get around the menus quickly and issuing default orders.


·Steam: Raw Kryptonite ·MWO & Elite Dangerous: Defcon Won ·Meager youtube channel
·Intel i5-9600K ·EVGA GTX1070 FTW 8GB ·EVGA CLC 120 Cooler
·16 GB Patriot Memory VIPER 4 3000MHz ·GIGABYTE Z390 AORUS PRO WiFi Mobo
· CORSAIR CARBIDE AIR 540 case ·BenQ BL3200PT monitor
#4521081 - 05/16/20 10:50 AM Re: X4 Split Vendetta [Re: RedOneAlpha]  
Joined: Apr 2008
Posts: 12,122
Chucky Offline
Veteran
Chucky  Offline
Veteran

Joined: Apr 2008
Posts: 12,122
UK
I'm going in again without the tutorials.

It seems more fun just blundering around discovering things like I did in E:D,and then referring to YT videos if I get really stumped.

The starting point I've used is the explorer one so I hope to get an easier life away from combat if that's possible.


A guy walks into a bar and hears two women speaking in a British accent. He asks, "Are you ladies from England?" One says to him "No, it's Wales, you idiot!" So, then the guy says, "Okay, sorry. So, are you two whales from England?"
#4521115 - 05/16/20 05:24 PM Re: X4 Split Vendetta [Re: RedOneAlpha]  
Joined: Apr 2008
Posts: 19,581
Raw Kryptonite Offline
Beat the Kobayashi Maru
Raw Kryptonite  Offline
Beat the Kobayashi Maru
Veteran

Joined: Apr 2008
Posts: 19,581
MS
That's my approach, just go at it. Once you get started, just experimenting with commands and looking up a quick YT video is far better than the tutorials. On the main story, there's a free station, but you still have to build it into usefulness and it's in a HORRIBLE location, so if you don't do that one, you aren't missing out. They're all just starting places anyway. I don't know how research goes with the other starts? You do want the ability to research getting blueprints on habitation modules etc. for stations with spacesuit EMP bombs.

My usual start:
-Find crystals on asteroids, shoot them, hit "O" to drag them in. The whiter the crystal the more you can sell for.
-Go to trading station, find the trader/store and sell them.
-Get a cheap medium miner, set him in motion on whatever sells the best, usually nividium in early game
-Find some missions in sectors by watching the menu on the map, stir up some cash
-Buy a medium trader and get them selling whatever looks good to you, but don't just enable them to sell all wares.
---On map, up by the search box, to the left, there's an eye(?) button. Click that and the best wares for buying/selling display over sectors. Click on what you want to check out and it will point to the station selling/buying it.
---Send your trader to a region that has shipyards and wharfs. See what they need by doing that on the map.
---Once there, go into orders for the trader and set up the wares the shipyard/wharf needs, set the "buy" range to max (it will be low with a new pilot) and the sell range to 0. That way they go out to buy but come back to the shipyard/wharf sector to sell.
--Get the fastest scout ship you can find, load him up with satellites and string his orders out to explore sectors, drop satellites near clusters of stations. You can chain a LOT of orders. Then just let him go. As he finds areas, you add on more satellite drops. You can also chain in an order to go to a shipyard/equipment dock to pick up more satellites and send him out scouting even more.

Eventually you'll want to build a station. Offers will come up in missions that pay you millions to build a factory or defense station. ONLY take the ones that are located where you want to build. They tell you a sector and once you accept the mission, you'll see a yellow sphere marker showing you where you have to build. Usually it's a terrible location. Be picky or just ignore those missions. Think in terms of a few huge stations rather than a ton of specialized ones scattered all over. They cost a lot to build up, it takes forever and require a lot more resources to set up than you expect at first.
Antigone has some of the best fighters, Argon has them cheaper with fewer hardpoints but might have more hull. Those are where I start.

From there, you'll know what you'll want to do. Good luck!


·Steam: Raw Kryptonite ·MWO & Elite Dangerous: Defcon Won ·Meager youtube channel
·Intel i5-9600K ·EVGA GTX1070 FTW 8GB ·EVGA CLC 120 Cooler
·16 GB Patriot Memory VIPER 4 3000MHz ·GIGABYTE Z390 AORUS PRO WiFi Mobo
· CORSAIR CARBIDE AIR 540 case ·BenQ BL3200PT monitor
#4588282 - 01/01/22 12:23 PM Re: X4 Split Vendetta [Re: RedOneAlpha]  
Joined: Jun 2017
Posts: 3,986
RedOneAlpha Offline
Senior Member
RedOneAlpha  Offline
Senior Member

Joined: Jun 2017
Posts: 3,986
LEGE


X4 Cradle of Humanity DLC...




---

New DLC Inbound 1Q 2020.


Red


Win10 Pro(x64), i7 8700k @ 4.7Ghz, 32GB ram DDR4, Sapphire Pulse AMD RX 6700 12GB, M.2 PCIe NVMe (x2) 480GB + 960GB, 447GB SSD´s, Samsung G6 32" , Logitech G13, G502, Warthog HOTAS, CH Pedals, Simagic Alpha Mini, and Formula Extreme FX, DC Simracing DC1 pedals, GT Omega ART cockpit, TrackIR 5.0.
AUDIO: Aiyima A07 Max, Topping E50 and L50 stack, Polk Audio Signature Elite ES20 , and Shennheiser HD 560s. DAP: Hiby R3, Hiby Seeds, and iBasso IT01, Sharp MD-MT 80H Minidisc.
#4588286 - 01/01/22 12:52 PM Re: X4 Split Vendetta [Re: RedOneAlpha]  
Joined: Jun 2017
Posts: 3,986
RedOneAlpha Offline
Senior Member
RedOneAlpha  Offline
Senior Member

Joined: Jun 2017
Posts: 3,986
LEGE
and some tips...





Red


Win10 Pro(x64), i7 8700k @ 4.7Ghz, 32GB ram DDR4, Sapphire Pulse AMD RX 6700 12GB, M.2 PCIe NVMe (x2) 480GB + 960GB, 447GB SSD´s, Samsung G6 32" , Logitech G13, G502, Warthog HOTAS, CH Pedals, Simagic Alpha Mini, and Formula Extreme FX, DC Simracing DC1 pedals, GT Omega ART cockpit, TrackIR 5.0.
AUDIO: Aiyima A07 Max, Topping E50 and L50 stack, Polk Audio Signature Elite ES20 , and Shennheiser HD 560s. DAP: Hiby R3, Hiby Seeds, and iBasso IT01, Sharp MD-MT 80H Minidisc.
#4588293 - 01/01/22 02:50 PM Re: X4 Split Vendetta [Re: RedOneAlpha]  
Joined: Jun 2017
Posts: 3,986
RedOneAlpha Offline
Senior Member
RedOneAlpha  Offline
Senior Member

Joined: Jun 2017
Posts: 3,986
LEGE






Just follow the rest of tutorials on the side bar.

Red



Win10 Pro(x64), i7 8700k @ 4.7Ghz, 32GB ram DDR4, Sapphire Pulse AMD RX 6700 12GB, M.2 PCIe NVMe (x2) 480GB + 960GB, 447GB SSD´s, Samsung G6 32" , Logitech G13, G502, Warthog HOTAS, CH Pedals, Simagic Alpha Mini, and Formula Extreme FX, DC Simracing DC1 pedals, GT Omega ART cockpit, TrackIR 5.0.
AUDIO: Aiyima A07 Max, Topping E50 and L50 stack, Polk Audio Signature Elite ES20 , and Shennheiser HD 560s. DAP: Hiby R3, Hiby Seeds, and iBasso IT01, Sharp MD-MT 80H Minidisc.
#4588294 - 01/01/22 03:54 PM Re: X4 Split Vendetta [Re: RedOneAlpha]  
Joined: Apr 2008
Posts: 12,122
Chucky Offline
Veteran
Chucky  Offline
Veteran

Joined: Apr 2008
Posts: 12,122
UK
Thanks Red. I've lost how many times I've tried to get into this game. Always beaten back by my lack of understanding how the game works.


A guy walks into a bar and hears two women speaking in a British accent. He asks, "Are you ladies from England?" One says to him "No, it's Wales, you idiot!" So, then the guy says, "Okay, sorry. So, are you two whales from England?"
#4588300 - 01/01/22 05:47 PM Re: X4 Split Vendetta [Re: RedOneAlpha]  
Joined: Jun 2005
Posts: 8,248
Trooper117 Offline
Hotshot
Trooper117  Offline
Hotshot

Joined: Jun 2005
Posts: 8,248
UK
Same here... I got all the stuff in past sales etc but just can't get into it.

Page 2 of 3 1 2 3

Moderated by  RacerGT 

Quick Search
Recent Articles
Support SimHQ

If you shop on Amazon use this Amazon link to support SimHQ
.
Social


Recent Topics
Harrier Pilot "Sharkey" Ward was 80
by F4UDash4. 05/19/24 11:01 PM
Autographs
by F4UDash4. 05/18/24 06:34 PM
Boxing fans
by RossUK. 05/18/24 03:11 PM
Bud Anderson was 102
by F4UDash4. 05/18/24 01:14 PM
The guy in War Games passes at 92
by NoFlyBoy. 05/18/24 02:28 AM
V-22 (all variants) wings clipped.
by Blade_RJ. 05/17/24 11:33 PM
Unusual climate conditions during WWI.
by RedToo. 05/17/24 04:52 PM
WW2 allied railroad effort after D-Day
by oldgrognard. 05/16/24 12:06 AM
New Viper Demo team livery
by RossUK. 05/15/24 03:48 PM
Beate Uhse-Rotermund.
by RedToo. 05/14/24 03:47 PM
Copyright 1997-2016, SimHQ Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.6.0