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Re: David Braben's Elite: Dangerous

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My card (GeForce GT 330M, inside a 3-year-old MacBook Pro 15' with a 2.4GHz Core i5 processor) isn't listed at all, so the list isn't particularly useful for me.

Being on a Mac, I'll have to wait for the final game anyway (and perhaps then some, because I don't expect the Mac version to be released at the same time as the PC version), even though my level of backing would give me access to the first round beta.

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Re: David Braben's Elite: Dangerous

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Commander McLane wrote:My card (GeForce GT 330M, inside a 3-year-old MacBook Pro 15' with a 2.4GHz Core i5 processor) isn't listed at all, so the list isn't particularly useful for me.

Being on a Mac, I'll have to wait for the final game anyway (and perhaps then some, because I don't expect the Mac version to be released at the same time as the PC version), even though my level of backing would give me access to the first round beta.
No access to any sort of PC where you can at least have a look at the beta?
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Re: David Braben's Elite: Dangerous

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Commander McLane wrote:My card (GeForce GT 330M, inside a 3-year-old MacBook Pro
That's a similar card to mine. If it was in a PC, ED might be ok. I don't know how Macs compare directly to PCs though?

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Re: David Braben's Elite: Dangerous

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Gimi wrote:No access to any sort of PC where you can at least have a look at the beta?
Yes, my work laptop. However, that's off-limits for games (and has only on-board graphics anyway, I think).

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Re: David Braben's Elite: Dangerous

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JazHaz wrote:Thats too simplistic. My card is well below that level, yet the alpha is fine on my machine. Yes I have to run in a low resolution, but the game is playable (I'm getting 20-30 FPS).
Yup, I was merely referring to the requirements published by Frontier. Admittedly they said that they did not have any lower spec machines to try the game on so their recommendation was simply based on the computers that they had on the premises.
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Re: David Braben's Elite: Dangerous

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Here's a link to my preview of the alpha:

http://www.hookedgamers.com/pc/elite_da ... -1188.html

And if you want to look at very many gameplay videos of Elite without any nagging voice telling you what you are seeing, there's a lot of them here:

http://www.youtube.com/user/HGWolfwood/videos
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Re: David Braben's Elite: Dangerous

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Wolfwood wrote:Here's a link to my preview of the alpha:

http://www.hookedgamers.com/pc/elite_da ... -1188.html

And if you want to look at very many gameplay videos of Elite without any nagging voice telling you what you are seeing, there's a lot of them here:

http://www.youtube.com/user/HGWolfwood/videos
I love the article, Wolfwood, it's brilliant! Almost makes me wish I had the video card and money to play E:D!

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Re: David Braben's Elite: Dangerous

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Zireael wrote:I love the article, Wolfwood, it's brilliant! Almost makes me wish I had the video card and money to play E:D!
Thanks! :)
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Re: David Braben's Elite: Dangerous

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Peek of the Week no.13:

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Another new addition, I wonder what this little fella does?

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Re: David Braben's Elite: Dangerous

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MB5 mining machine? ;)

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Re: David Braben's Elite: Dangerous

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JazHaz wrote:My first video for Elite Dangerous Alpha is being uploaded as I type this.

If you want to watch it, it's available at the following link.

http://youtu.be/PGjhXtSdfYU
I know it's an odd thing to notice in a combat video, but... is that a bobble-head mascot of some kind sitting by the top left of the targeting scanner? I'm curious as to if it's a purchasable novelty like Oolite's "Beer Cooler" and "Ships' Cat" :-)
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Re: David Braben's Elite: Dangerous

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Ranthe wrote:... is that a bobble-head mascot of some kind sitting by the top left of the targeting scanner?
Yeah, it's a damn bobblehead (or a christmas tree, or nothing, atm).
Ranthe wrote:I know it's an odd thing to notice in a combat video
Therein lies the problem... it would distract my eye during combat.
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Re: David Braben's Elite: Dangerous

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Cody wrote:
Ranthe wrote:... is that a bobble-head mascot of some kind sitting by the top left of the targeting scanner?
Yeah, it's a damn bobblehead (or a christmas tree, or nothing, atm).
I'd prefer the fluffy dice :mrgreen:

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Re: David Braben's Elite: Dangerous

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Another new addition, I wonder what this little fella does?
Clearly, it's a Dentist-Bot! :twisted:
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Re: David Braben's Elite: Dangerous

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Diziet Sma wrote:
Another new addition, I wonder what this little fella does?
Clearly, it's a Dentist-Bot! :twisted:
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