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  • CMDR Kantos Kan's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:37 PM · 21 replies and 815 views.
    I have read comments from experienced OpenGL developers that said Metal was not that different from OpenGL.
  • Flimley's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:24 PM · 516 replies and 14815 views.
    Oh no.... not again. This happened three years ago. I'm now on my third pair of shoes ! Flimley
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    Yesterday, 11:21 PM · 60 replies and 1014 views.
    The forum sometimes reminds me of mid seventies British trade unions. Flimley
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    Yesterday, 10:50 PM · 516 replies and 14815 views.
    Excuse me everybody for one moment. I know you are all engrossed in dramatics currently, but I've lost my shoe ! Has anyone seen it ? I can't fly my T9 wearing one shoe :( Flimley
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    Yesterday, 5:51 PM · 66 replies and 2200 views.
    About 62,000 I think. Flimley
  • Frank_G's Avatar
    Yesterday, 4:03 PM · 62 replies and 1841 views.
    If you use the DC, be prepared to be insulted by the flight controller... :D
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    Yesterday, 3:48 PM · 17 replies and 270 views.
    It is military hardware. When you want to shoot it, you have to mean it. I love the TM Warthog HOTAS... it is not as fast as an X52 Pro, but it feels like the real thing.
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    Yesterday, 3:42 PM · 909 replies and 79177 views.
    Frank_G replied to a thread INRA Base Discoveries in Aliens
    I am sure, there are already some installations which have all the ugly stuff... and i am still not sure, that the aliens called Thargoids, are the bad guys.
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    Yesterday, 3:39 PM · 23 replies and 397 views.
    I put thousands of hours into this game, spent 500+ bucks on game extras and audio books and i still canīt have fluffy dice in my cockpit. What a lousy game. Not worth playing for a second. Curse you Frontier, CURSE YOU!! I am out. Never coming back... and where are my pills...
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    Yesterday, 2:49 PM · 82 replies and 1561 views.
    I am totally on your side, concerning Elite and grind, but there are certainly things that can be improved. A game needs measurable progress, which for some people comes by just playing the game and getting the story (like you and me obviously) and then there are players that need visual progress, so you can compare and compete. What i would change for example, would be the way engineers work... There would be a phase, where you describe what you want and the engineer would tell you what is needed. You tell the engineer, you want jump range and a cool running module, so he tells you to get some FSD data, insulating materials and light weight alloys... for that he promises to increase your ships jump range between 1.5 to 2.5 ly... You get the stuff and your ship is modified, the RNG gives you 2.1 ly extra and -5% on heat. You tell him you want even more range and he tells you, that he needs data on how your current drive performs, so he can plan further upgrades. Travel at least 500 ly and come back. You...
  • CMDR Kantos Kan's Avatar
    Yesterday, 1:40 PM · 21 replies and 815 views.
    I can't say for Xbox, but for Windows, it's DirectX, Microsoft's proprietary graphic API. I would imagine Xbox is also using DirectX.
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    Yesterday, 1:23 PM · 21 replies and 815 views.
    I agree with you that Apple should have stayed current with OpenGL, shame on them. OTOH, OpenGL doesn't seem to go anywhere now. They have announced Vulkan that looks like a replacement but I'm not sure it has gained much traction yet.
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    Yesterday, 1:21 PM · 10 replies and 139 views.
    CMDR Kantos Kan replied to a thread Problem with launcher? in Mac
    Well, at least they were quick to fix it. I was able to download the new launcher a few minutes ago. Still, can you imagine if they had done that to the Windows version?
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    Yesterday, 10:04 AM · 133 replies and 3459 views.
    If players only would stop handling game time like they were at work and start playing instead... Reward comes from experience, not numbers.
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    Yesterday, 9:59 AM · 36 replies and 1065 views.
    I got mauled by an NPC Federal Assault Ship with plasma cannons in my Cobra Mk. III a few days ago. I wasnīt expecting such aggressive behavior and my Cobra is only fitted with slightly modified light weight armor. I managed to get out with a few percent of hull left, but NPCs put up a good fight these days. The skill level required is slightly above casual gaming, but i think, Frontier gets pretty close to the sweet spot, with only a handful of players lamenting about to hard or too weak. There is still that recent Twitter message from SJA though... FEAR THE FUTURE... FEAR IT!
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    Yesterday, 9:49 AM · 27 replies and 280 views.
    It was suggested many times and i would totally like it. It would be a good reason to take part in CQC... yes please.
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    Yesterday, 9:45 AM · 48 replies and 917 views.
    Even participating in scientific events in Open is a bad experience... clumsy pilots pressing the nose of their Anacondas into dig sites instead of bringing a ship with decent view, trigger happy SRV drivers jump on ancient ruins or crushing Thargoid eggs, before firing aimlessly at structures, people trying to squeeze fighters into alien bases because they are bored and have nothing better to do and then a bunch of da lulz-boyz comes along and shoots at the explorers. Actually, i donīt care for the in game money i would lose, but i prefer a decent immersive experience. I enjoy exploring those incredible sites Frontier gave us, in a Private Group together with some good friends i know from RL or the forums. I really donīt need the chaos, i want immersive gameplay with a touch of RPG (not the rocket propelled thing) and i canīt have that in Open. I stay in my Private Group. It is always > open < to friends
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    Yesterday, 9:03 AM · 8 replies and 172 views.
    Hey Mike, if you keep talking all positive like that. I may even have a go. Flimley
  • CMDR Kantos Kan's Avatar
    Yesterday, 2:05 AM · 10 replies and 139 views.
    CMDR Kantos Kan replied to a thread Problem with launcher? in Mac
    I opened a thread in the Bug Report subforum. If you want to comment, it's at!!!?p=6049129&viewfull=1#post6049129.
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    Yesterday, 2:04 AM · 29 replies and 545 views.
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    Thank you for the rep Commander o7. Nice to see positive commanders trying to understand the unknown
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    Thanks for the rep ! Commander

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    Thanks for the rep ! Commander

  4. Your argumentation was right to the ground.
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    Thanks for the rep ! Commander

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    Thanks for the rep ! Commander

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Active in the graphic industry since 1988.
Münster, Germany
SciFi, Movies, Music, Digital Art 2D & 3D, Gaming
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"Foxtrott-Romeo-Alpha" - CMDR Francis G. Blackly - Soldier of Fortune since 3270
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"DSE Cayetano Valdčs" <- Click for Coriolis Data
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