Elite: Dangerous tests interplay between Mac and PC versions

    
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Being a member of the Mac gaming tribe no longer means that you have to be quarantined from the glorious PC master race, at least in Elite: Dangerous. The devs shot out a post today to say that the crossplay testing between the Mac beta and the PC version is underway, and they asked for players’ help isolating any issues or bugs.

The team also took the opportunity to summarize many of the changes with the coming Powerplay system, especially involving the bounties that players can accrue. Further expansion of this system was teased with the possibility of interstellar bounties: “These occur when fines and/or bounties for minor factions within a major faction cross a threshold, then they are combined into an interstellar bounty. They work in the same way as normal bounties except that the jurisdiction is counted as the whole of the major faction.”

[Source: Dev update. Thanks to Phoenix_Dfire for the tip and Krazy_Wabbit for the header pic!]
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terminatahx
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terminatahx

Yeah, let’s get all 10 of those Mac gamers to connect with pc gamers.  Only reason for them to do this is because the player base is smaller than they would like.  I poured tons of hours into the game, got a type 9.  Got tired of the weak content and developer meddling, haven’t played in 3 months.

melissamcdon
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melissamcdon

PhoenixDfire  Those specs are odd since most MBPs have IntelHD graphics, you would have expected a mention of it

BalsBigBrother
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BalsBigBrother

Dystopiq to update I just got caught up on my Elite news and when I said you will be shooting the slot at high speeds, well, it turns out I should have said you will be shooting the slot at the mandated legal speed limit.  Turns out the devs are testing out putting in a speed limit to going through the slot and docking.
Something to do with punishing the ramming exploit  some players are using to gank newbies /sigh

PhoenixDfire
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PhoenixDfire

melissamcdon I’ve been testing using my mac mini with a INTEL HD4000. That’s well below the minimal requirements and it shows. However, I’m still getting 30 frames a second which means plays well enough but it doesn’t look pretty.

the Specs for the beta are;

Recommended hardware specification:
3.4GHz quad-core Intel Core i5 CPU
8GB System RAM
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 775M with 2GB video memory OR AMD Radeon R9 M290X with 2GB video memory
Internet connection
Minimum hardware specification:
2.3Ghz quad-core Intel Core i7 CPU
4GB System RAM
NVIDIA GeForce GT650M (512MB)
Internet connection
Supported Operating System:
Mac OS 10.10.x “Yosemite” (10.10.03 recommended)

PhoenixDfire
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PhoenixDfire

Dystopiq I think the can summarize most people’s experiance with elite dangerous if the don’t do the tutorials.

Enjoy

Smiggins
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Smiggins

melissamcdon  Are you talking about PVP? PVP in Elite is a joke, you can just logout right before you die and lose nothing.

Gangrel
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Gangrel

ElMutharino Dystopiq Kataq I still nose dive my vulture.
But that is because I am normally shouting out voice commands that are not being recognised (either that or one of the voice pack AI’s that I have is fighting with another one due to a custom profile I made)

Kherova
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Kherova

Why is this in this day and age even an issue??

ElMutharino
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ElMutharino

Dystopiq Kataq I was the same or worse when I started, thought I’d never get to the point where it was almost automatic, but after a few hours I was pulling rally-style manoeuvres when parking. I even started parking in one smooth go (like an airplane)

And it had been over 15 years without touching the joystick :)

Have fun

melissamcdon
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melissamcdon

I’d be curious to see how a MBP using shite IntelHD3000 graphics (like mine at home) would fare against a PC with a righteous GTX Nvidia card…  how can they really balance that?