Elite Dangerous: Odyssey Update 3

Hi @sallymorganmoore
Since it seems this is a good place to plug ones issue tracker, er, issues...

I have a weird bug that I haven't seen anyone else mention, which I find surprising, given by how noticeable it is. Basically, I can no longer purchase new suits or weapons at Pioneer Supplies, neither can I upgrade nor sell suits or weapons.

All that happens is I can open the submenus, which allow me to highlight individual suits and weapons by using the mousewheel or bound arrow keys, and the buttons become highlighted and the appropriate suit or weapon is displayed, however clicking on any of the buttons has no effect, not even the back button. Clicking with the mouse and bound select button on my hotas works as normal everywhere else, including the Pioneer main menu, just not on the sub menus.

I've logged an issue on the tracker, but if its just me, I don't suppose it'll get much traction. Any suggestions for other things to try would be much appreciated.

Issue is:


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Is there a chance you have the "Engineer Modification Slots" on the right hand side highlighted? If so, try to keep pushing down until none of those are highlighted. Then try to purchase the suit or weapon.
 
@sallymorganmoore https://issues.frontierstore.net/issue-detail/31446 a bug that literally prevents players from playing the game, I have not been able to play Elite for a solid 2 weeks now just because I docked in the Sharur system before logging out. I'm not the only one dealing with this bug. Please help us on this issue ASAP as we haven't heard a word from you guys about acknowledging this issues that started appearing LAST MONTH. Thanks.
 
A bit away from settlements so can't give updates on fps for that yet but planet side walking around i've seen a nice jump in fps, now getting into the upper 40s- 50s and depending on what's on screen i've even gone a bit over 60fps in some spots on foot. Also I know it s a bit minor but thanks for fixing the trophy bobbleheads. Thanks to everyone working to bring us these updates every Thursday. :)
 
To say it looks worse than Horizons as a blanket statement is simple wrong. Don't listen to this kind of hyperbolic statement.

It looks bad when glitches appear and broken rendering.

Though I would say it varies in times from looking average to very nice indeed, when everything is working.
Besides the bad performance on Planet ground, settlements and stations i know what he is meaning. Compared to Horizons the Planet surfaces looking very flat... no more canyons, often just one and the same color and so on. The textures looking good but overall the wow effect like in Horizons is missing in Odyssey. Hope FDEV can change something in a good way here.
 
I am not sure if I understand your issue correctly but when I changed my keybinds "On Foot" to custom the Q-wheel menu didn´t respond to the ususal keybinds "WASD" anymore. This is how I changed that back: You should check if there are keybinds under "General Controls -> Interface Mode" and map them to your liking. That worked for me.
If I have a HOTAS and the binds for Selecting Menus are Bound to it, there is no way to use the Q menu on the Controller. I can open it, but not select anything.

I use a HOTAS for Ship and SRV and Xbox on Foot. If i Bind the Xbox AND the HOTAS, then my HCS voice packs can't use the Keyboard keys to operate Menus. Previously you could Bind seperate controls for the menus in the SRV than the Ship. They Removed that, and its only in one place. If they made the binds for the SRV and on foot be able to be different, no issue.
 
  • Stopped the powerlink from being able to charge when not remaining directed at the recharge port.
    Please god no, put it back, please. This takes the fast paced high mobility conflict zones and bringes them to a screeching halt. It's fine at settlements, but it's painful at CZ's.
 
Is there a chance you have the "Engineer Modification Slots" on the right hand side highlighted? If so, try to keep pushing down until none of those are highlighted. Then try to purchase the suit or weapon.
I was pretty sure they weren't highlighted, but just went into the game to check, and I can confirm this is not the solution, unfortunately 🙁
 
anybody else having issues with an x52? stick and throttle is recognized, but all buttons assigned to keys in the x52 software are no longer recognized in elite...
that is kind of unplayable...
I have mapped the buttons directly in the settings so I can't really help you with your case, but X52 in general works.
 
@sallymorganmoore

First of all, big thank you to you and the whole CM team for your responsiveness! It's much appreciated.

I wanted to point out a long-standing issue that predates Odyssey. I've watched this one languish on the issue tracker since version 3.3.

Currently, smuggling and black markets are broken. There are seemingly two flags that are looked at when selling commodities on a black market. The first is whether the good was stolen or not. If it was, the black market will slap a -25% price reduction on it. The logic being that stolen goods are more dangerous to sell.

However, this same price reduction is also being applied to goods that aren't stolen. The result of which is drastically reduced profits when trying to smuggle, and in many cases, you'll actually lose credits.

Combine this with the fact that smuggling was not rebalanced when all the other professions were and it's quite clear that smuggling is dead right now. It's only use is for BGS manipulation currently.

One previous report on the issue tracker has expired and another is marked "Fixed". Unfortunately, it isn't fixed. Here's a link to the current issue on the tracker: https://issues.frontierstore.net/issue-detail/12357

I know this isn't a super high priority with everything going on, but it would be nice to see some acknowledgment of the problem.

Thanks!
 

sallymorganmoore

Community Manager : Elite Dangerous
Frontier
@sallymorganmoore https://issues.frontierstore.net/issue-detail/31446 a bug that literally prevents players from playing the game, I have not been able to play Elite for a solid 2 weeks now just because I docked in the Sharur system before logging out. I'm not the only one dealing with this bug. Please help us on this issue ASAP as we haven't heard a word from you guys about acknowledging this issues that started appearing LAST MONTH. Thanks.

Heyy, thanks for nudging this along. We've found a lead on this actually! Took a little while but thanks to the reports we're getting there. In the meantime if you contact support they can get you relocated so you're at least back in game? Head here https://customersupport.frontier.co.uk/hc/en-us/requests/new?ticket_form_id=360000790520 and choose 'Problems logging in' as the issue type. You can link the issue too so they know. Best!
 
There is still junk on the planets more than 300ly out of the bubble, it does not belong there, why is this not fixed?
Very dissapointing.(n)

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There is still junk on the planets more than 300ly out of the bubble, it does not belong there, why is this not fixed?
Very dissapointing.(n)

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There have always been human surface POIs out to about 500-1000ly from the bubble. Likely intentional.

In Horizons its worse, because you literally bump into it while driving a few kilometres in any random corner of a planet, implying the planets are absolutely covered in junk.

Odyssey is a step up because at least it's something you have to actually detect from afar and home in on.
 
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I have about 700 hours on record with Horizons (double Elite status, close to tripple Elite) and I am just very sad that Odyssey so far (incl. today's update) is unplayable for me.
Reasons:
  • I can not play fullscreen, any time I go fullscreen mode the game crashes (10 sec in release version and all updates till today, today it crashed after 10 minutes, I actually did manage to shoot down one NPC ship in a random encounter but soon after that it crashed). Each time I send a crash report but I have given up hope that it changes anything.
  • I want to run the game in 4k which I did for the entire time of Horizons and it was smooth and looked fantastic. I had all settings to high or ultra and it was wonderful
  • Now I can't run even the "mid" preset with low shadows and no anti-aliasing, I get (if the program does not crash) a maximum of 26 FPS (in space and on foot) and it is laggy as hell, absolutely zero fun to play.
  • I ran it a bit in windowed mode with a smaller size window and it was "ok", FPS around 30-40, but I don't enjoy one bit of that small window on my large screen.
  • The colouring is way off. Too dark, gamma settings don't help at all.

My specs:
  • I7 6700K overclocked watercooled
  • 2 x GTX1080 founders edition (12 GB VRAM each) in SLI configuration (overclocked, watercooled)
  • 32 GB RAM
  • Samsung NVMe SSD 950
  • Win 10, latest NVIDIA drivers

This is a (for the time from 2016 where I treated myself to this crazy overpowered setup) very nice gaming platform still today. It exceeds the minimum and even recommended specs by a lot and it is capable of running modern titles very nicely. I play "Assetto Corsa Competizione" a lot (in 4K, decent details, no problems at all), "Shadow of War" in full detail max view range, max gfx config (comparison as an FPS game) and Arma3 with about 6 GB of mods installed (comparison for a complex 3D game with tons of mods).
All of those titles and many more (BF 1, Doom Eternal just to name other FPS games) I can play with 100% stability and enjoyment in 4K. So I consider my system not at fault for those crashes and problems I experience with Elite at this point in time. I think the game engine is very poorly optimized at this stage.

The reason I am writing this posting is just to let you know I love the game and I want to believe in it. I want to enjoy it again. But for now I will not be playing anymore.

Sad greetings from Germany

There are a couple of posts floating around in this thread about SLI problems. Might want to find those posts and comment/vote on the issue on the tracker in it, and try running it with 1 graphics card to see if that improves the situation.
 
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