Almost quit for good today. Barely-escapable game-breaking bug!

I think it doesn't need to get fixed, there should just be a notice "FSD failure" rather than CTD. Nobody said exploration shouldn't be dangerous.
Now -that- would be bleeding nasty. Having to slow-cruise around the planet until you can safely engage the FSD.

I do like the idea of the FSD needing to take (much?) longer to spool up with the consequent heat buildup. Then it's up to the player to decide to pop heatsinks or abort the spool-up and try high-waking or a different direction.

But a CTD should never occur (although better than instant player-ship-destruction). Odd that it also occurred on highwake though..

Offering advice without the mocking "it's just a game" crap is fine.
I feel this was aimed at my post (correct me if not); and I'd just like to clarify that I was most certainly -not- mocking. Rather advising OP to take a breath and a step back. Yes, lots of time invested. I've certainly been annoyed at issues/events in the game myself. Partially because I do play it more as a roleplay/immersive thing than a game. I certainly get very annoyed at all the pew-pewers laughing and shrugging off ganks because it's "just shooting virtual pixels" which -completely- ignores any and all time and effort the victim has invested in the game.

But the occasional gentle reminder that it's "just a game" does help and it was NOT meant disparagingly.
 
I think it doesn't need to get fixed, there should just be a notice "FSD failure" rather than CTD. Nobody said exploration shouldn't be dangerous.
It needs to be fixed so that it doesn’t cause a crash that fix could be an FSD failure.
 
I feel this was aimed at my post (correct me if not); and I'd just like to clarify that I was most certainly -not- mocking.
Not just your post, but the bigger trend of "can I haz your stuff" mockery that some in this forum delight in. But your explanation is very good and I think OP will appreciate that. (y)
 
Not just your post, but the bigger trend of "can I haz your stuff" mockery that some in this forum delight in. But your explanation is very good and I think OP will appreciate that. (y)
The 'can I haz your stuff' posts rarely follow constructive criticism or justified complaints about bugs. It's more a "FDEV is incompetent! I rage quit! No more money from me!!!" type of thing.
 
I think it doesn't need to get fixed, there should just be a notice "FSD failure" rather than CTD. Nobody said exploration shouldn't be dangerous.
Nevertheless, a great discovery, OP ! (y)
Aye - FDev must be aware by this point - the community (or this Forum atleast!) are aware.
They can either patch it....or come-up with....'Something' :)
OP is alive and well...all is well in the World! yay!

Don't get upset OP - put it down to experience and move on (Although i do appreciate the bug report and the heads up though!)
Most Cmdrs would just log into Non-Horizons in that situation, but support are usually very helpful in situations such as yours.
Fly safe 😉
 
Another option to escape this situation that I've had success in using is too manually fly your ship into orbit in realspace.
 
The 'can I haz your stuff' posts rarely follow constructive criticism or justified complaints about bugs. It's more a "FDEV is incompetent! I rage quit! No more money from me!!!" type of thing.
Well.... Frontier isn't getting any more money from me, unless it's something I desperately want (like a new interior for my junkyard-bought Conda). And while it's been a long time since I rage quit, I pretty much "shrug quit" and "sigh quit" after every update these days.

Do you want my stuff? I'll give you my EBL :p
 
Well.... Frontier isn't getting any more money from me, unless it's something I desperately want (like a new interior for my junkyard-bought Conda). And while it's been a long time since I rage quit, I pretty much "shrug quit" and "sigh quit" after every update these days.

Do you want my stuff? I'll give you my EBL :p
EBL is for peasants. ;)
 
OP, I have frustration-quit numerous times due to bugs. After a day or two, maybe a week, I will return and then avoid the activity, if possible, until it gets patched. Some people have a lower tolerance than others for bugs and I am clearly one of them.
 
Some people have a lower tolerance than others for bugs and I am clearly one of them.
I was thinking the same thing but in reverse - people have a high tolerance for low quality. Hence the popularity of fast food restaurants, Dollar stores, and cheap appliances that break a month after you buy them... Like you, I'm clearly the opposite.

Oh, and despite a popular mantra in this forum, it is possible to write software way less buggy than ED. The majority of the games I own is a testament to that.
 
Being an explorer, naturally I was curious how this planet would look from its surface, so I stopped in and landed. I was getting tired in meatspace anyway and I typically like to land on planets and shut down all my systems except life support before logging off - makes it harder for me to be spotted by anyone who might happen to be exploring the black, however unlikely that might be.
Can someone confirm whether or not this is actually possible? As far as I'm aware, once logged out the ship becomes invisible.
 
Can someone confirm whether or not this is actually possible? As far as I'm aware, once logged out the ship becomes invisible.
It's not possible, when you log off your ship is gone until you login again. Some people like to do it for RP / immersive reasons though.
 
I was thinking the same thing but in reverse - people have a high tolerance for low quality. Hence the popularity of fast food restaurants, Dollar stores, and cheap appliances that break a month after you buy them... Like you, I'm clearly the opposite.
👍

Oh, and despite a popular mantra in this forum, it is possible to write software way less buggy than ED. The majority of the games I own is a testament to that.
The popular mantra is not that there aren't any games less buggy than ED. The popular mantra is that Elite is quite a complex game (doing stuff that no other developer has done before) and it's constantly changing and evolving, which naturally brings some bugs with it. Nevertheless, the number of bugs is way too high and their effort to fix it is way too low.
That's the official mantra.
 
Fascinating. I am glad you posted. I bet the planet was catching up to you during the jump and causing the calculations to "crash".

Once on an exploration trip my ship would no longer fuel scoop. I wondered what was up... but kept playing. Then shortly thereafter I tried to boost and my ship would not supercharge. In my attempt to try and supercharge I hit the exclusion zone and was eventually destroyed. I was unable to escape the zone.

Frontier was nice enough to reinstate my data and location.

However, I have noticed that during LONG game sessions my XBOX is a bit buggy. During another long play session I noticed that my scoop was again "not working". Having learned a lesson... I immediately restarted the system and found the problem corrected when I logged in the game with a fresh restart.

Funny, I can remember a time when a hardware or software glitch was rare. Nowadays there seems to always be hardware issues no matter what my staff is running.... Dell, ACER, clone, MS Surface. No matter matter the software.... windows 7, windows 10, Salesforce, Excel, Chrome, proprietary software.... problems are frequent and pernicious.

Seems that this is the age we are in.

I can remember a time when the blue screen of death was upon my office frequently. It seems this era has come again... only this time there are no warnings or fixes. You just have to put up with it.
 
Funny, I can remember a time when a hardware or software glitch was rare. Nowadays there seems to always be hardware issues no matter what my staff is running.... Dell, ACER, clone, MS Surface. No matter matter the software.... windows 7, windows 10, Salesforce, Excel, Chrome, proprietary software.... problems are frequent and pernicious.

I can remember a time when the blue screen of death was upon my office frequently. It seems this era has come again... only this time there are no warnings or fixes. You just have to put up with it.
Or run Linux 😁

I'm running Ubuntu on an older Macbook Pro (back when Apple made good hardware), and it is extremely rare that I have any problems. Maybe this is why everyone is so accepting of ED's bugs - most of you are running it on some version of Windows, so bugs is all you know!
 
Or run Linux 😁

I'm running Ubuntu on an older Macbook Pro (back when Apple made good hardware), and it is extremely rare that I have any problems. Maybe this is why everyone is so accepting of ED's bugs - most of you are running it on some version of Windows, so bugs is all you know!
You are so right. I dread Mondays because about once a month a MANDATORY weekend software update wonks-out my dual monitor settings and my first hour of my day is trying to get back to functional desktop.
 
Or run Linux 😁

I'm running Ubuntu on an older Macbook Pro (back when Apple made good hardware), and it is extremely rare that I have any problems. Maybe this is why everyone is so accepting of ED's bugs - most of you are running it on some version of Windows, so bugs is all you know!
Linux is great if you either don't want to do anything with it or if you are a nerd.
 
Top Bottom