[Steam] Elite Dangerous - £4.99 (or £4.49 if you are a subscriber) @ Humblebundle - (Platforms:  Windows / Mac / Oculus Rift / HTC Hive)
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[Steam] Elite Dangerous - £4.99 (or £4.49 if you are a subscriber) @ Humblebundle - (Platforms: Windows / Mac / Oculus Rift / HTC Hive)

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Found 25th JanEdited by:"jcrider"
It would appear Humblebundle have a sale encore, with Elite Dangerous coming back on sale again.

Elite Dangerous is the definitive massively multiplayer space epic, bringing gaming’s original open world adventure to the modern generation with a connected galaxy, evolving narrative and the entirety of the Milky Way re-created at its full galactic proportions.

Starting with only a small starship and a few credits, players do whatever it takes to earn the skill, knowledge, wealth and power to survive in a futuristic cutthroat galaxy and to stand among the ranks of the iconic Elite. In an age of galactic superpowers and interstellar war, every player’s story influences the unique connected gaming experience and handcrafted evolving narrative. Governments fall, battles are lost and won, and humanity’s frontier is reshaped, all by players’ actions.

400 Billion Star Systems. Infinite Freedom. Blaze Your Own Trail.

A Galaxy Of Wonders
The 400 billion star systems of the Milky Way are the stage for Elite Dangerous' open-ended gameplay. The real stars, planets, moons, asteroid fields and black holes of our own galaxy are built to their true epic proportions in the largest designed playspace in videogame history.

A Unique Connected Game Experience
Governments fall, battles are lost and won, and humanity’s frontier is reshaped, all by players’ actions. In an age of galactic superpowers and interstellar war, every player’s personal story influences the connected galaxy and handcrafted evolving narrative.

Blaze Your Own Trail
Upgrade your ship and customize every component as you hunt, explore, fight, mine, smuggle, trade and survive in the cutthroat galaxy of the year 3301. Do whatever it takes to earn the skill, knowledge, wealth and power to stand among the ranks of the Elite.

Massively Multiplayer
Experience unpredictable encounters with players from around the world in Elite Dangerous’ vast massively multiplayer space. Experience the connected galaxy alone in Solo mode or with players across the world in Open Play, where every pilot you face could become a trusted ally or your deadliest enemy. You will need to register a free Elite Dangerous account with Frontier to play the game.

A Living Game
Elite Dangerous grows and expands with new features and content. Major updates react to the way players want to play and create new gameplay opportunities for the hundreds of thousands of players cooperating, competing and exploring together in the connected galaxy.

The Original Open World Adventure
Elite Dangerous is the third sequel to 1984's genre-defining Elite, bringing gaming’s original open world adventure into the modern generation with a connected galaxy, evolving narrative and the entire Milky Way re-created at its full galactic proportions.


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Danger_Mouse6 m ago

Thank you thank you thank you, I missed the last offer and have been …Thank you thank you thank you, I missed the last offer and have been trying to see if I could get a deal on this, but no joy, so very happy I've just chanced upon this :)Time to relive some childhood memories lol


I thought the same about the childhood memories but it looks nothing like it did in the 80s. Where are the white jagged lines and the horrible sound effects lol
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Thank you thank you thank you, I missed the last offer and have been trying to see if I could get a deal on this, but no joy, so very happy I've just chanced upon this

Time to relive some childhood memories lol
Danger_Mouse6 m ago

Thank you thank you thank you, I missed the last offer and have been …Thank you thank you thank you, I missed the last offer and have been trying to see if I could get a deal on this, but no joy, so very happy I've just chanced upon this :)Time to relive some childhood memories lol


I thought the same about the childhood memories but it looks nothing like it did in the 80s. Where are the white jagged lines and the horrible sound effects lol
Thanks
grove399 m ago

I thought the same about the childhood memories but it looks nothing like …I thought the same about the childhood memories but it looks nothing like it did in the 80s. Where are the white jagged lines and the horrible sound effects lol


Mind you, isn't the 'sitting there for hours pressing forward to get from a jump to the space station' and trying to convince yourself that it'd really be like this in space!
Danger_Mouse23 m ago

Mind you, isn't the 'sitting there for hours pressing forward to get from …Mind you, isn't the 'sitting there for hours pressing forward to get from a jump to the space station' and trying to convince yourself that it'd really be like this in space!


Always was, always will ne haha
Super cheap. Great in VR.
I bought this a while ago and just didn't have the patience for it which seems to be a pre-requisite.
I'm sure things get easier with time, but too much spinning (until I found the key to counter a lot of it), and the one simple jump I made from the start had me accelerating away from a sun with the temperature going up and up until everything burnt out.
Had no idea what was happening!
I rememebr slowly approaching the space station... Then crashing into it on my spectrum!

I think there was an amiga version which was more fun

This is a tempting price. Would I ever play it?!
Edited by: "jameshothothot" 25th Jan
Rwcent ps4 review from ign

Not inspiring

jameshothothot8 m ago

I rememebr slowly approaching the space station... Then crashing into it …I rememebr slowly approaching the space station... Then crashing into it on my spectrum!I think there was an amiga version which was more funThis is a tempting price. Would I ever play it?!


Docking was so crazy hard! Beads of sweat every time... until you could get that damn docking computer.
Dammit, was about to go to bed but seeing this has suddenly me want to dust off the Vive and grab my hotas stick from the office and spend the next few hours trying to remember the controls.
NitrousUK26 m ago

Docking was so crazy hard! Beads of sweat every time... until you could …Docking was so crazy hard! Beads of sweat every time... until you could get that damn docking computer.


Ah, so many memories came flooding back, it was such a massive relief once you could afford to buy that docking computer, no more having kittens every time you needed to dock!
I regret not getting it at an early stage. Got during steam sale. absolutely love it. was very easy to get into and only took a moment to get used to controls etc (I use an xbox controller) Highly recommended for this price, also the horizons season pass is a must adds so much to the game.
jameshothothot1 h, 24 m ago

I rememebr slowly approaching the space station... Then crashing into it …I rememebr slowly approaching the space station... Then crashing into it on my spectrum!I think there was an amiga version which was more funThis is a tempting price. Would I ever play it?!


The Amiga version of Elite was the same as any other version, but the Amiga did also get the sequel, Frontier: Elite II, which is what I played the most.


MasterChief11727 m ago

I regret not getting it at an early stage. Got during steam sale. …I regret not getting it at an early stage. Got during steam sale. absolutely love it. was very easy to get into and only took a moment to get used to controls etc (I use an xbox controller) Highly recommended for this price, also the horizons season pass is a must adds so much to the game.



I regretted not kickstarting it because there was a year where Kickstarter backers had early access to it and I was very jealous watching their streams/YouTube videos. I ended up buying it the day before release - then didn't play for about a year, but then got really into it. I'm also jealous of anyone who now picks it up for a fiver, but I don't regret paying full price for it at all. I'm going to get the Horizons expansion and then get back into it!
Karmazyn838 h, 51 m ago

Super cheap. Great in VR.


You say that but its very flaky. You need a mouse and keyboard to play it and using a keyboard with a vr headset on aint easy.
Yes, you can use a gamepad but not all functions are mapped to the pad (gear up for example).
And you cant enter any text without using the keyboard.
U only need keyboard to type in system names. You dont need to do it too often anyway and after 30 hours of elite in VR I had to use keyboard few times only. It might be a problem if you cant type though but cmon who cant type these days. Lol. Whole game is fully playable with pad.
Edited by: "Karmazyn83" 26th Jan
Karmazyn8351 m ago

U only need keyboard to type in system names. You dont need to do it too …U only need keyboard to type in system names. You dont need to do it too often anyway and after 30 hours of elite in VR I had to use keyboard few times only. It might be a problem if you cant type though but cmon who cant type these days. Lol. Whole game is fully playable with pad.


Apart from 'Gear Up'... LOL
Does it come with ‘The Dark Wheel’ novella?
Edited by: "maclemming" 26th Jan
I still can't complete the combat tutorial!!! Once the enemy craft whizzes past me I can't find him again and he just stays behind me firing from complete safety as I spin round, hopelessly trying to get a glimpse of him before rage quitting.
Danger_Mouse10 h, 26 m ago

Ah, so many memories came flooding back, it was such a massive relief once …Ah, so many memories came flooding back, it was such a massive relief once you could afford to buy that docking computer, no more having kittens every time you needed to dock!



Even with docking computer, you would still crash from time to time!
ChrisIW1 h, 4 m ago

I still can't complete the combat tutorial!!! Once the enemy craft …I still can't complete the combat tutorial!!! Once the enemy craft whizzes past me I can't find him again and he just stays behind me firing from complete safety as I spin round, hopelessly trying to get a glimpse of him before rage quitting.


Set engines to max power, set throttle roughly 40-60%(the gauge will show optimum level) and you'll turn faster than the other ship. Then just stay on its tail, minimise sys power and blast the sh*t outta it. The key to combat in this game is having the best engines, if an enemy can't get you in his sights, you can't die.
PiiWii3 h, 21 m ago

Apart from 'Gear Up'... LOL


When using VR I play on my PC with a Hotas, which is definitely the preferred way to play the game. Fortunately I have an X55 which has so many switches, I rarely need to take my hands off it for anything. Also for simplifying it further in VR, I also use VoiceAttack and bind a lot of stuff to voice commands (such as pip management while in combat).

When I play on my laptop I just use a pad, and the default Pad control scheme I used on that (Advanced Control Pad 2) has a bind for landing gear (Y+LB), and of course it's simple enough to customise your own.

If you are using a pad, I would recommend enabling radial menu helpers (Controls->Miscellaneous->Enable Context Menu), which will bring up a help display when you hold down a button that has multiple sub-commands bound to it.
I'd get X3 Terrant Conflcit over this, I have both and prefer X3
Having almost completed Rebel Galaxy I'm a little tempted by this. The only issue of course being that they're totally different games and I gather Elite is more of a sim.

What I really need, I suspect, is a sequel to Rebel Galaxy
NitrousUK14 h, 51 m ago

Docking was so crazy hard! Beads of sweat every time... until you could …Docking was so crazy hard! Beads of sweat every time... until you could get that damn docking computer.



The Spectrum cheat (from memory...): Select your destination, launch, before exiting launch tunnel spin 180 back in the direction you came from. You are now docked at your destination, without the annoying flying around, getting shot at, crashing in to space station...

you're welcome!
smojo3 h, 40 m ago

I'd get X3 Terrant Conflcit over this, I have both and prefer X3


There is quite a price difference between the two.
Puppeh5 h, 23 m ago

When using VR I play on my PC with a Hotas, which is definitely the …When using VR I play on my PC with a Hotas, which is definitely the preferred way to play the game. Fortunately I have an X55 which has so many switches, I rarely need to take my hands off it for anything. Also for simplifying it further in VR, I also use VoiceAttack and bind a lot of stuff to voice commands (such as pip management while in combat).When I play on my laptop I just use a pad, and the default Pad control scheme I used on that (Advanced Control Pad 2) has a bind for landing gear (Y+LB), and of course it's simple enough to customise your own. If you are using a pad, I would recommend enabling radial menu helpers (Controls->Miscellaneous->Enable Context Menu), which will bring up a help display when you hold down a button that has multiple sub-commands bound to it.


Awesome post thanks. Ill go back to this and give it another crack
i remember playing frontier II on the amiga, this new game look awsome..but it must have a very hard learning curve, the amiga version did..er well for me it did, looks fantastic though, very tempted, is learning like reading war and peace ?
I agree with getting x3 over this. Great game. There's a lot to learn but great fun and lots of progression that isn't as much as a grind as this game. Skip x:rebirth if you come across it as it' rather shallow and not as good as x3. X4 is in development too so a good time to get into the series!

Voted hot still as it is a good price for the game. Great showcaser for how good vr can be. But in the end too much grind not enough content for me. Each to their own obviously.

An extra £10 isnt much for x3. And I value the little spare time I have quite a bit so don't mind paying £15 for a better game. IMO!!
Edited by: "petermcgregor14" 26th Jan
grove3922 h, 53 m ago

I thought the same about the childhood memories but it looks nothing like …I thought the same about the childhood memories but it looks nothing like it did in the 80s. Where are the white jagged lines and the horrible sound effects lol


My Acorn Electron died about 25 years ago so I've not been able to experience the original for years
reddragon10520 h, 27 m ago

The Amiga version of Elite was the same as any other version, but the …The Amiga version of Elite was the same as any other version, but the Amiga did also get the sequel, Frontier: Elite II, which is what I played the most.I regretted not kickstarting it because there was a year where Kickstarter backers had early access to it and I was very jealous watching their streams/YouTube videos. I ended up buying it the day before release - then didn't play for about a year, but then got really into it. I'm also jealous of anyone who now picks it up for a fiver, but I don't regret paying full price for it at all. I'm going to get the Horizons expansion and then get back into it!


I can assure you that the Acorn Electron version was very different to the Amiga version
Rhythmeister1 h, 18 m ago

I can assure you that the Acorn Electron version was very different to the …I can assure you that the Acorn Electron version was very different to the Amiga version


You're right. I must have played it on the C64 before getting an Amiga because I just looked up footage of the Amiga version and I don't remember it being so colourful. I forgot this was back in the day when every platform got a different version. I first played The Secret of Monkey Island on the Amiga and was a bit confused when I later played it on PC and it didn't look or sound the way I remembered it.
Only £4.49 if you've bought the monthly Civ VI bundle (including Owlboy).
Edited by: "EQL" 26th Jan
ChrisIW26th Jan

I still can't complete the combat tutorial!!! Once the enemy craft …I still can't complete the combat tutorial!!! Once the enemy craft whizzes past me I can't find him again and he just stays behind me firing from complete safety as I spin round, hopelessly trying to get a glimpse of him before rage quitting.


Having your throttle in the blue zone gives you the best turning rate, you're not gonna turn well at max throttle.
Another game for the collection, thanks jcrider.
My wife wants to know why she hasn't seen me since this was posted, and why our bank account is £400 lighter (the box marked 'Oculus Rift' might give a clue).
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