Beyond Chapter One

Beyond Chapter One

I can’t get to Chapter One

I started playing the new Elite: Dangerous DLC yesterday Beyond – Chapter One… after I spent a couple of hours setting up my controls.

In the end, not for the first time, I plugged in a PlayStation 4 joypad. This time though Windows 10 and Steam identified the pad, rather than having to use a third party piece of software… who iirc I’d contributed to in the past.

It was late, so no time for space travel last night; today when I’ve booted up Elite: Dangerous I can’t log onto the server.

At first I thought it was my password that I could have been entering wrong, due to my keyboard has bust, I’m now running with a spare on which the top row numbers don’t work, and in turn the symbols.

Resetting the password didn’t work.

The time was wrong on the desktop, correcting this didn’t help.

I’m guessing the popularity of the update is bringing back the user base, and living in the arse end of beyond I’m too far from the servers, so one of the first to be dropped.

I hope to have the chance to play over the weekend, let’s hope the servers are quieter.

Elite Dangerous PS4 June 27 Launch

Elite Dangerous PS4

Elite Dangerous PS4 June 27 Launch

Deets curtesy of Destructoid:

As you were probably expecting, on PS4, the base game ($30) and the Horizons season pass ($30) will be separate purchases (unless you want to buy them bundled together, which will be an option).

On the same day, Frontier is also putting out a physical Elite Dangerous: Legendary Edition for Xbox One and PlayStation 4. Considering that package contains the game, the pass, and 1,000 Frontier Points for cosmetics — things like alternate paint jobs and bobbleheads — that’s probably the way to go.

Two final notes: content and saves can’t be transferred across platforms, and if you’re curious about potential PlayStation VR support, Frontier has said it’s “definitely something we’re looking into, but we have nothing to announce for launch.” For any other lingering questions, there’s an FAQ.

I’d love to give the PS4 version a try, although I’m too many hours in on the PC version to commit to money, and more the grind.

Maybe I’ll be motivated when I finally pick up the PS VR headset

elite dangerous trailer


I picked up Elite Dangerous pre launch but until now have not seen the trailer.

OMG it’s awesome, and depicts the game well, another title I’m looking forward to coming to PS4… or whatever version of the PlayStation I’ll be playing on then ๐Ÿ˜‰

Back in the Elite:Dangerous universe

After 6 months or so away from playing, I’m back in the Elite:Dangerous universem I thought I’d go back and visit space, see if much had changed.

After spending 3 evening trying to establish and fix when my PC would randomly boot while running Win7. After checking everything from BIOS t, drivers, and the PCU, removing and refitting the memory seemed to fix the issue… for now.

I then installed all of the over due Win 7 updates, and upgraded Elite:Dangerous to version 1.4… now can I play?

Nope, my joypad setup needed re-mapping, and 6 months away from a game with as many buttons this took me the best part of an hour to set up my Ps4 pad.

Finally I get to launch; first thing I notice is that jobs look to be paying more. I find an easy delivery task paying 250 credits, score.

So I’m out at the Pratchett’s Disk, HIP 74290 still paying respects to Sir Terry, the job I’ve agreed to delivery point is 17 jumps away. No worries off I set.

5 jumps into my voyage my Clipper is running low on fuel, and each star seems to be a Brown Dwarf. After a stress over if I’ll run out of fuel I run into a string of class M Stars, fuel aplenty.

Here’s a good guide to help keep your fuel tanks full: wiki elite:dangerous stars

Everything else passed without incident, until I arrived at my target system.

My ship had begun to decelerate, approaching the space station, when I was intercepted with an interdiction. No problem I thought, I’ll just drop out of supercruise, receive the threat of destruction, and just jump away to safety and 250 credit pay day… yeah right.

Dropping out was the easy bit, I was then blasted out of the sky… I didn’t seem to have a button mapped to jump, and my Clipper was unarmed!

So after 3 days fixing my PC, a day of downloads and upgrades, an hour of mapping keys, 2 hours flying across the solar system, I was blasted out of the sky by a NPC pirate, lost my 250k pay day, and it has cost me the best part of 1.5 million credits in insurance to buy back my Clipper.

I must love this game ๐Ÿ™‚

The today I can’t load E:D as it tells me a time check failed!

Made it to Pratchett’s disk

Pratchett's Disk selfie

Finally made it to Pratchett’s disk, not too bad too wise, but trading my Clipper for a Asp I could have done it in half the jumps.

On the way to HIP 74290 I was thinking that my next mission might be to Sagittarius A Star, although after arriving here, and reading that the Ankh Guards (primary occupier [Neutral]) are looking for food and non lethal weapons, I’m tempted to stay around for a bit, and help their cause.

Whatever, it has been a pleasant pilgrimage making my way here, with fond memories of Terry all the way

Pratchett Disk

PS> made 250k in cartography credits by scanning stars + advanced scanner, on the convoluted way here ๐Ÿ™‚

Off to find the Discworld


I’ve been playing about with some python code, having creating a few (useless) Reddit bots, I might look to publish the code as sure others would like to do similar… although all my code is pretty much plagerised from a variety of different sources ๐Ÿ™‚

So I’ve been on another break from Elite:Dangerous. Returning to Siddha I didn’t fancy trading, and the conflict zones nearby have dried up, so I’ve decided to make a sojourn to the Terry Pratchett memorial station.

Typing Pratchett into the Navigation search pulls up system HIP 51980, 20 jumps away.

I’ve kitted my Clipper out with D class modules, scanners, and a fuel scoop, and I’m off for a looksie.

I’ll send a postcard, Nanny Ogg style ๐Ÿ™‚

Nanny Ogg

edit: Bollocks, rule number 765, never trust the Navigation search ๐Ÿ™‚
Pratchett City is a landing stage, not large enough to land my Clipper at HIP 51980.

Pratchett Disk is in system HIP 74290, ~311 Light Years from Pratchett City, eh oh, only 24 jumps

Elite: Back to Ball Dock


I haven’t played Elite for a week, after the ‘Ball Dock Clipper Incident’

In exile from elite I’ve been visiting Arkham in Batman: Arkham Origins, and enjoying the change in genre and gamestyle. Finally beating Deadshot last night, I feel I’ve earned the rights to return to space trucking ๐Ÿ™‚

My Clipper currently has a hold capacity of 240 tonnes, but due to my reduced funds, and to cover insurance in case of another ‘accident’, I could only afford to shift 100 tonnes of Imperial Slaves, for 68k profit… it’s going to take me a while to make back the 4 million I lost ๐Ÿ™

231 tonnes of Beryllium, for 306k profit, on my return trip will hopefully allow me to fill my holds going forward, Hail the Emperor, Bask in his Glory ๐Ÿ™‚

Not sure what I think of the Clipper, expect it will grow on my, but I’m kinda missing my Asp

4 million credit worse off


I’ve just crashed my Clipper with 240 tonnes of gold into a space station, ~ 4 Million credits with insurance gone in the blink of an eye.

I love elite: dangerous, but it makes you pay dearly for your mistakes.

I need a break, finishing the COD:AW campaign for a change of scene and genre

Update: shit story, too much of a wannabe COD:MW Rating: ★★☆☆☆, not looking forward to the rest of the trilogy, as guessing Activision will milk it

Battle of Lugh is over


I finished in the top 70% percent in the Federations Battle of Lugh; I didn’t show the greatest commitment to the cause, so quite stoked with the 7 million payout + bonds.

Off back to Ross 780 to swap my Vulture for my Asp, and continue ranking up in the Empire, and space trucking ๐Ÿ™‚

Change of plan; I’ve put on my explorer space suit, and I’m off to see my first black hole at Maia, only 12 jumps away!

The Spear of Lugh

I’ve spent most of my time in the Elite: Dangerous universe trading, space trucking valuable cargo on short efficient jumps, getting a feel for the engine and saving up enough credits… to buy a bigger ship and have the ability to haul more ๐Ÿ˜‰

After the last 1.2 Wings update, and the last patch that has brought down the cost of battle focussed ships, I’ve decided to try more pew pew action. I’ve fitted out a Vulture and am participating in my second Combat Bond Community.
Elite: Dangerous Vulture

The Vulture space superiority fighter sacrifices hardpoint flexibility for maneuverability. Advanced manufacturing techniques have allowed the Vulture to integrate large hardpoints into its relatively small frame, offsetting the ship’s limited weapon count, but its nimble flight characteristics make it equally devastating against smaller targets. A limited cargo and passenger capability has not stopped it becoming a preferred personal transport for those who like to project a certain attitude in their dealings

Just cashed in 94k of bonds, but no tier reward… maybe I was fighting for the wrong side, nevermind it’s fun all the same ๐Ÿ™‚

I’m far from being alone in Lugh, according to the traffic report 7,966 ships have passed through in the last 24 hours, and the most popular ship? Not surprising it’s the Vulture at 1868, followed by 1,425 Cobra’s.

Back to pew-pew’ing, fly safe CMDRS!

lost in the stars

Elite Dangerous
No posts for over a month!

All due to one launch title prior to the New Year break, Elite Dangerous

The original was the driving reason for me to have a computer, and now we have this latest version available on today’s kit.

I’ve seriously been hooked, like a kid in a toy shop ๐Ÿ™‚

Sure I’ll be posting more on the game over time, and my first impressions of the ships and experiences of the Milky Way

Take control of your own starship in a cut-throat galaxy.
Start with a small starship and a few credits, and do whatever it takes to get the skill, knowledge, wealth and power to stand among the ranks of the Elite.

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In the year 3300, across the vast expanse of an epic, full-scale recreation of our Milky Way, interstellar rivalries flare as galactic superpowers fight proxy wars.

Some may know you as an ally; others will call you a pirate, a bounty hunter, a smuggler, an explorer, an assassin, a hero… Fly alone or with friends, fight for a cause or go it alone; your actions change the galaxy around you in an ever unfolding story.