Im getting a new comp soon and am excited about Kerbals space program

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Posted 06 August 2013 - 01:33 PM

Ever heard of it?
I heard its quite realistic, It seems to have some depth other games don't, like there's some serious maths involved in getting your satellite in geostationary orbit and controlling more than one craft at a time in lots of dimensions.

ever heard of it?

I also want to get my hands on the new elite game, any one else looking forward to that?? I hope i get some coding and uni work done XD
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Posted 06 August 2013 - 01:34 PM

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Ever heard of it?

Yes I heard of it.. steam was pushing it hard on their summer sale.

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ever heard of it?

A little excited are we? Post back your feelings on it.

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I also want to get my hands on the new elite game, any one else looking forward to that??

No idea what this is so.. no.
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Posted 06 August 2013 - 02:01 PM

Guess I am excited, I have never had a fast computer and love games when you can be creative, plus, with its spot of difficulty (and opportunities problem solving) I would have thought programmers would love it.

Elite Dangerous is based on that old BBC basic game elite, here's a youtube clip http://www.youtube.c...h?v=rsuWgLEQBxM

David Braben created it, the guy behind the raspberry PI, Elite Dangerous needed a huge kickstart and succeeded, it looks beautiful and I cant wait to get lost in it http://www.youtube.c...h?v=DbqyRzRXkRs

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Posted 06 August 2013 - 02:01 PM

Looks cool. I'll have to see if this mac mini has the megahertzees and gigabytes to play it...
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Posted 06 August 2013 - 02:17 PM

I think I'll pass clicking on a random youtube link for "old BBC" while at work.

Cursory binging seems to indicate this is some sort of.. space sim game that was funded in January... and won't be out until... 2015?
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Posted 06 August 2013 - 02:21 PM

2015!? I thought it was 2014 :'(
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Posted 06 August 2013 - 02:24 PM

I have no idea actually. I didn't see a date and these things generally take more than a year to do. Space cargo trading game or not.
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Posted 06 August 2013 - 03:00 PM

Heard of it, don't really know what it is. There was the space simulation game they had, where you can make galaxies and shit. That was on sale too. *Universe Sandbox. http://store.steampo...?snr=1_7_15__13

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Posted 07 August 2013 - 01:31 AM

View Postmodi123_1, on 06 August 2013 - 09:34 PM, said:

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I also want to get my hands on the new elite game, any one else looking forward to that??

No idea what this is so.. no.


Elite was one of the all time classics. It paved the way for open-gameplay 3d space simulators, and introduced things like the 'trader' or 'explorer' methods of gameplay where before that, there was pretty much just 'shoot stuff'.

So, yeah. Definitely looking forward to the new Elite. It has been far too long since the PC got a new, good space game. There hasn't really been one since Freelancer.
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Posted 07 August 2013 - 02:11 AM

freelancer was really pretty, i liked the exploring in that, hope the new elite borrows some of their good ideas.
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Posted 07 August 2013 - 02:56 AM

Which Freelancer in turn probably borrowed from Elite in the first place.
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Posted 07 August 2013 - 06:45 AM

I was going to post about this, I've been playing since April last year. It's a fantastic game, challenging at times but a great learning experience.

It doesn't just revolve around space. You can create planes as well.

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Started putting together a space station above Kerbin, which is the starting planet.

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Posted 07 August 2013 - 09:43 AM

coool, I am thinking now a big space station with landers, one of which will have a jet, I get it to a different planet and fly about on it XD

is that possible??
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Posted 07 August 2013 - 09:50 AM

Yes.

http://wiki.kerbalsp.../wiki/Main_Page
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Posted 07 August 2013 - 11:55 AM

Yes it's possible to get to pretty much any where in the solar system, I wouldn't go for some of the farther planets/moons until you have at least learned the basic and practised them a lot.

I would recommend first getting off the ground, then into space, and then getting in a stable orbit.

Spoiler here just in case you want to figure out how to get to other planets/moons. (Tips mainly, but it can be fun to figure out yourself)
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