Star Citizen’s Around the Verse recaps Squadron 42 and CitizenCon 2948

    
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Chris Roberts and Sandi Gardiner are back after CitizenCon last week with another Star Citizen Around the Verse video, and this time it’s all about Squadron 42 and the big news from the event. The video opens by playing the Squadron 42 trailer, which premiered last week at the end of the show. They also reveal that among the motion-capture actors for Squadron 42 is none other than Superman himself, Henry Cavill, who joins the cast alongside the likes of Gillian Anderson and Mark Hamill.

After talking a bit about working with Cavill and Hamill and providing a look at how far the rendering tech used in Squadron 42 has come since the game’s inception, Roberts and Gardiner dive into CitizenCon. A solid half of the video is dedicated to a highlights reel of the convention, and it features footage of some incredible cosplayers, some of the con’s many exhibits, and heartwarmingly enough, a marriage proposal. If you didn’t get out to Austin for CitizenCon, or if you did and just want to relive some of the memories, you can check out the highlights along with the rest of the Around the Verse video just below.

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Gene Elder

I was underwhelmed to say the least. I really wish they would stop trying to make Sandi a celebrity, stop with the talk shows and give us a tech panel presentation like at the convention (and do away with the need for an expensive convention entirely).
And everyone knows SQ42 relies on the PU tech, so we arent going to be playing SQ42 anytime soon.

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really wish they would stop trying to make Sandi a celebrity, stop with the talk shows and give us a tech panel presentation..

I kind of agree. She’s got job within the project but people question how good she is at it. She also makes it cringey when she’s rolling her eyes at her own boss/husband rambling away infront of the camera. Even Chris Roberts himself looks as if he’s trying to maintain vailidity up on stage during CitCon in the company of more talented and cocksured people. His “This isn’t a competition.” comment when people were cheering for another lead developer was a red flag.

The project has become so much bigger than them and imo the resentment is beginning to show.

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not a fan of hers either since the early days. i hate how certain segments of the fan base over the years have over played up her so called acting carreer and as a result we have the ceo’s wife on camera every week reading the autocue feed super awkwardly in a new designer dress in front of a new mural besides marble mouth chris roberts trying his best not to speak off script constantly and also being awkward as hell.

it’s just wasteful of backers’/subscribers’ money.

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primal

roberts must know that we all love brian Chambers and Sean Tracy much more than roberts himself. dont really get any bs from them.

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Rhime

Nope, sorry I disagree. Who’s baby is this? Who’s dream started this adventure off? It’s Chris who provides the grounded presentation every week and it’s been Sandy propping him up throughout the whole process.
Do they ask Mark Jacobs to step aside when he presents his game? Nope. How about we ask Steven Sharif to butt out when it’s his turn to show us his dream. No fucking way. Do we want stoney faced, over worked, bearded devs trying to present Chris’ game when all they want is sleep and to continue adding to an already awesome game? Nope.
Get over yourselves. Time is precious and all the devs are busy and don’t need to concern themselves with “presentation”. Chris and Sandy are doing it just fine.

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so been playing ptu almost daily largely doing groupish stuff and it’s been somewhat interesting. they pretty much elimintated the crashing but then added back npc ship spawns and missions apparently work again and foip is said to be working more reliably now, but it’s much crashier again.

i run with an fps meter at all times so i can see the fps going up and down out of the corner of my eye but i would forgive anyone for saying consistent 60+fps. as it does consistently feel responsive now (out side of bugs like the one in the video below where i lost flight control briefly)

anyways couple videos:


the exact moment we discovered they added npc pirates back to the ptu.


in which i con allyghost and athan into driving me around in my luxury yach constellation phoenix (no new money was spent on this ship).

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Tobasco da Gama

Great videos! I don’t bother with the PTU, but I’ll definitely have to check out the 3.3 stuff when it hits the main PU.

ObsidianAnt, known mostly for his Elite: Dangerous stuff, did a nice stream in the 3.3 PTU as well. The first half of his video consists of him failing hilarious at various things, because the ship he was using had a broken HUD. :P In the second half, he switches to an Aurora and things get a bit more interesting.

Shame the new flight model they did a panel on isn’t really on the schedule until 3.4. I liked the sound of it.

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yeah flight model 2.0 sounds interesting. i really enjoyed the panel.

my org is playing mainly in 3.3 ptu so that’s where i go… that and it’s hard to go back to 3.2 after that nice responsiveness of 3.3 vs the now more obvious feeling sluggishness of 3.2

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run with an fps meter at all times so i can see the fps going up and down out of the corner of my eye but i would forgive anyone for saying consistent 60+fps

r_displayinfo 3 in the console I assume.

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nvidia shadowplay?

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ahh, I see. Yeah, if you hit the “~” tilde key, it brings down the Star Citizen console and you can type “r_displayinfo 3” and it gives you real-time display of FPS, video memory load, CPU load and ram memory load in the top right of your screen. Pretty handy tool built into the game. Shadowplay works too. That way you can easily record.

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i don’t use shadow play to record just for fps meter and screenshots. i use obs to record :P

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Watch your videos, seem to have a lot of fun. Would love to come play with you guys some night. Let me know that is possible. I’m a pretty chill dude. I’m a newb with too many questions. Hope that wouldn’t be a problem.

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https://istdsc.org/ is the people i have been flying with lately. the 2nd video is more just some friends. but a fair number of my streams have been with teh org lately even if they don’t make it to youtube for one reason or another. :P

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also this video released today which was a player made event which was kind of cool. i guess it took place over thanksgiving weekend so i couldn’t attend. very neat tho.