Mouse+Shift+Enter is not nearly enough of a setup to inspire hate, even from a person, who, like me, religiously changes half of the key binding when running a game for the first time. Every other function is accessible with mouse.I hate the original key mapping.
I sometimes get "sh" noises instead of normal SFX after being in the vicinity of those industrial flaming chimneys.The sounds don't work properly for me either. I get a sort of "ISH" noise when my laser hits a target, rather than a nice explosion noise.
Absolutely, it's the second most played game on my home Laptop. If I could just make it run a little bit slower, and it had all the original sounds, it would be so much better.Still, GLFrontier fills the niche for modern PC Frontier port
I think there's a subtle legal difference which is important to Frontier Developments and the future of Elite/Frontier.Not that I have a problem sending £5 to Frontier Devs, but why is the game still shareware and not freeware? It's well over ten years old!
No, it's done on an "honesty box" basisHas anyone actually paid £5 for one of these games, if so what happened? Did they send you some sort of code to enable the game to run past it's 30 day limit?
Wait, you don't like that they removed a bug?I'm not mad about F:FE either, one of the things I don't like is if you fly in manual control on maximum stardreamer settings so you can fly much faster than in normal autopilot and re-engage the autopilot around 1AU or so away from the dock, you just fly straight past it. In Frontier, you could do that and you'd still be able to land ok.
It was also cheating. Besides, you can still use manual to meet the deadlines, you just have to know what you're doing (accelerate half of the way, flip, decelerate, then either reach the planet manualy and land or use the autopilot).It was a great way to make deadlines that you'd never make with normal autopilot, but it doesn't seem to work in F:FE.
Expecting decelerating from significant fraction of c to complete halt to take more than a few kilometers is hardly "ultra-realism", if you'd hit the Earth with velocity you expect your autopilot to miraculously nullify you'd turn it into planet-sized ****** tribute!I didn't really see it as a bug, but I suppose the ultra-realism camp among us might see otherwise.
Earth got 0wned by technical difficulties. To be more specific, it was a victim of the new way of generating terrain.Edit: What's happened to Earth in F:FE? Either it's some sort of gfx glitch, or Earth has become some sort of desert world! I haven't got the F:FE manual and I can't find it anywhere to download it, has there been some sort of terrible environmental catastrophe on Earth?
Meh, I usually cruise on autopilot, unless I'm either in haste or doing some freaky things involving spectacular (ab)use of orbital mechanics. If I'm in haste I simply accelerate on full burn half the way, flip, then decelerate over the remaining distance. It was sufficient to win Wiccan Ware Race, it's enough to beat most of the deadlines, except for particularily retarded ones.I do, but it's a flippin' useful one. Even when I'm not after making a deadline I use it.
Turn aruond and fly backwards, so you can use the main thruster to brake.This is probably a stupid question, but what do you mean by 'flip'?