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    Today, 6:15 PM · 4197 replies and 344231 views.
    Either way, the server reset every 15 mins will prevent anyone from seeing if it's actually there, or smoke and mirrors ;)
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    Today, 4:32 PM · 4197 replies and 344231 views.
    Yes, they do. Apparently the line is about 60mins. You get 15 mins, then the server resets and they kick that lot out and get a new lot in.
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    Today, 4:25 PM · 4197 replies and 344231 views.
    Any luck with that clip of a ship actually out in space, as opposed to just very high up? i.e. outside the gravity influence of the moon? I've been looking again, and just can't find one on the twitch snippets :(
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    Today, 4:20 PM · 4197 replies and 344231 views.
    If you watch it again though, they weren't really in orbit - just high up. When they try to rendezvous, one of the ships has already fallen back towards the surface. The rear door not opening was quite embarrassing. Although not as embarrassing as the attempts to get the bike out of the side door. The other streamer made such a hash of it they cut away from him and came back to him floating in space. Then the bike fell back to the surface and managed to mystically recover 5 inches off the deck - not particularly realistic. It's pretty, sure, but functionally it's a bit of a mess.
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    Today, 4:01 PM · 4197 replies and 344231 views.
    Because having people in a limited, empty space is boring to watch! If it's there, why NOT let people explore it? Even if they are all out away from each other - interacting with space stations/NPCs or even a look at mobiglass and the mission system would be far more interesting to me as a backer than a handful of people flying around a barren surface shooting each other. If they showed off what you say they have, there would be numerous tweets/articles/posts etc that all that stuff really does exist, and 3.0 isn't just a pipe dream. So by not showing it, they reinforce the more likely probability that it doesn't exist, otherwise they would show it. If it's there, then this is a terrible marketing fail.
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    Today, 3:57 PM · 4197 replies and 344231 views.
    I can't find a single clip anywhere, and I didn't see them do it while I was watching the stream for over 2 hours where they actually left the atmosphere. They just went up high, then ejected or flew back down again. At no point were they in Orbit and there's no visual indication of an "atmosphere" - there's no weather or other effects - it seems the same regardless of altitude above the surface beyond a bit of LOD. Could you provide a link to a clip where they actually leave the atmosphere, or where there's a "reentry" style event (as per some of the screenshots which have been doing the rounds), because as far as I can tell that hasn't been shown, or is possible in the floor demo.
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    Today, 3:44 PM · 4197 replies and 344231 views.
    The streamers were using X56s, and I believe there are other HOTAS around which you can use - apparently they work. (Although the flight model is basically FPS, so you'd be better with WASD+mouse).
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    Today, 3:26 PM · 4197 replies and 344231 views.
    Yeah - it (certainly gave the impression that it) looks like it's just a big map in isolation. They never just shoot off in one direction so it's not possible to see if there's a limit to the map area, or if it is a proper "moon" (although they wouldn't get very far before the server reset anyway) and they always eject when high up (for no reason).
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    Today, 3:12 PM · 4197 replies and 344231 views.
    I've been watching it for a while - it looks good visually, but beyond that, pretty terrible. Pilot model stuck in a "running" animation while falling towards the surface Several instances of pilots getting popped out of ship for no reason The Nox "bike" falls over quite a bit (although that might be due to them not turning it on before using it?) Swapping from 1st/3rd person view in cockpit - the pilot model is drawn before the helmet about 0.5s later
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    Today, 12:12 AM · 4197 replies and 344231 views.
    From the reddit feed: The demo is a local server multiplayer setup. Great - but how will networking play out over geographically distributed users? The desks are cool - see: https://twitter.com/Big___JR But it's just a partial subset of 3.0???
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    Yesterday, 11:52 AM · 73 replies and 3275 views.
    Never played Kinectimals then eh?
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    Yesterday, 11:51 AM · 73 replies and 3275 views.
    That was never the case, and FD said so themselves in the DDF. It was merely what they'd *like* to do, not what they *would* do. Many DDF people are salty about it, but that was always the case as regards DDF discussion topics.
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    Yesterday, 11:24 AM · 151 replies and 6183 views.
    This was discussed way way back in the DDF. The original design was that there was no distinction, or at least the distinction would be removed, but iirc the overwhelming feeling was that in a massive universe where interactions can be incredibly infrequent, having actual players show up as NPCs would make those interactions even more infrequent. Also, if you were killed by a "solid", and it popped up "killed by Cmdr X", there would be much nashing of teeth that you didn't know there was a human behind that ship, as (certainly back then) the skill disparity between the AI and a human was massive. Also, with the infrequent rate of actual contacts, it isn't really feasible to regard every solid as a possible human because 99.9% of the time, they won't be. See the DDF archive for a ton of discussion about this, most of which is being repeated in this topic ;)
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    Have been using BPC and website for x for years - never knew we lived in the same alcoholic province !! Having a bit of bother pointing bpc at my new log file for horizons. I have all versions of elite currently loaded. is there a way of identifying the horizons log I seem to be stuck on elite 64.
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    Hello
    This is my first post to you and I hope this question has not been asked to many times but is there a way to import flight logs back in, I have saed the data to excel but due to reinstalling computer on a regular basis I would like to has this tool.

    thanks
  3. Yeah - still here, bit busy in RL by I'm still updating it. Now that PP is out, I'll pop out an update this week.
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    Been away for a good amount of time, you still running bpc?
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    Yup found it, and sent a few pounds over. Not much, but I feel better for it.
  6. Hi Tristan,

    There's a donate button on the "About" page in the BPC. All donations are gratefully received, and are donated to MND Scotland.
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    Hi Slopey. I love your BPC, although I did feel a bit dirty using it to begin with instead of pens and paper. C'est la vie! Now, though, I'd like to give you a small donation to thank you for your time. I can't find any donate buttons, and thought you might be able to point me in the right direction or send me your PayPal email address. Ta.
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    Sloapy.. So your Find Elite question at the beginning of launch if it's not detected. Takes a long time. You know that. However.. In an effort to speed it to near instanteous. Why not run a quick If. Elite Dangerous Executeable is Running. What is its file path.. Search there first? This seems like a very easy solution. Also adding things like search same drive sloapys is downloaded to first, or search for words like games, and elite first.. not sure how you are searching.. but most of the time, people have elite running already...
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    Hello! I've found an erroneous entry in the Ngaliba system; the Nordenskiold Landing station is listed twice. The wrong one has been spelt with an "o" at the end instead of a "d".
    Cheers for a brilliant tool!
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    Hey man love the program you have skill man. Wanted to let you know, and I don't know if others have said anything or is having the same problem but when you go to update a price that's already been entered the program crashes.
    Just so you know
    Great programming man
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