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Merquise
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Hey folks,

I downloaded FFE3DAJ and I got it to work 🙂

Gawd I missed this game. Such a good game. So many memories.

 

Speaking of memories...

I can't remember how to select a target for my auto-pilot, WITHOUT using the Nav computer.

 

With nav computer it;s easy, press N then select a base.

But without?

I thought it was possible to go to the system map, then zoom in all the way to the base I want to land on.

Then I vaguely remember I have to press..... T? C? .... V?

I can't remember 🙁

 

Can anyone help me?

 


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Hi Merquise & welcome!

In the system map view you can press 'T' and should then be able to click on the base/space-station to select it as your navigation point.

Hope that helps!

AndyJ


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Merquise
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Weird...

 

I seem to be unable to press T when in system map.

 

This is the map we're talking about, right?

 

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Merquise
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Oh dooohhhhhh......

 

Wrong map 🙂

 

Fixed it, thnx very much !

 

Gonna enjoy hours and hours of this game.


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I have a new question.

 

Is there a way to use the old ship models?

 

WHen I click on a ship int he 'buy new ships' screen, I think I see the 'old' original model for s a split second before the new model gets loaded.

 

I kind of like the old models better, since they bring back memories.

 

Is there a way to remove the new models and to play withthe old model ships?


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MV2000
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I have a new question.

 

Is there a way to use the old ship models?

 

WHen I click on a ship int he 'buy new ships' screen, I think I see the 'old' original model for s a split second before the new model gets loaded.

 

I kind of like the old models better, since they bring back memories.

 

Is there a way to remove the new models and to play withthe old model ships?

Perhaps it takes some time to load those 'new' models.

 

If I recall some ships still retain their 'old' models as well.


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IIRC You can just replace the new models with the old models in the correct folder but you will need to find them first, not sure if their is a download for them, best place to look would be the Russian Elite games forum. http://www.elite-games.ru/


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AndyJ
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I have a new question.

 

Is there a way to use the old ship models?

 

WHen I click on a ship int he 'buy new ships' screen, I think I see the 'old' original model for s a split second before the new model gets loaded.

 

I kind of like the old models better, since they bring back memories.

 

Is there a way to remove the new models and to play withthe old model ships?

 

Hi Merquise

 

Yes, you can use the 'old' polygon models by setting usePrimitiveModels=1 in the ffed3daj.cfg file. This setting applies to buildings and space stations as well as ships. (You can also toggle this mode on/off in-game by pressing CTRL + HOME)

 

I also have a soft-spot for those original models and have just spent a lot of time hand-fixing the positions of individual polygons at draw-time to fix most of their issues. (!) 

Ship id's now appear, as do landing-gear bays, cyan engines, cockpits, stripes, lines and those shark-teeth decals ... the little cobra in my avatar is an in-game shot from the new v1.05 which I've just uploaded <a href=""" here

 

The old ships temporarily appear due to the model management in the FFED3DAJ builds which tries to keep a lid on memory usage so that it doesn't crash. With the latest build though, 64bit Windows users with >2GB can now pre-load everything at start up (using modelPreLoad=99), whilst 32bit users with 2GB+ may be able to do so as well, but will probably need to disable/lower the multiple skins settings and perhaps use the low-resolution skies - but in doing should then just about be able to squeeze all of the models/textures into memory, it just requires a little bit of tuning by the user on 32bit Windows as less memory (2GB) is available. 

 

Anyway - loads of fixes in this latest build, so hopefully y'all have fun with it! B)


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Merquise
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This is truly truly awesome 🙂

Thnx again for this!

 

 

At my work, I have a colleague, 22 years old.

He never even heard about Elite.

I put the game on an USB stick and showed it to him with a small tutorial.

Gave him the stick last friday, and today he told me he had been playing the game all weekend long 😀

 

Such a great game, such a good conversion.

Seriously: kudo's to you AndyJ and all who are involved in making this possible 🙂


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AndyJ
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Cheers Merquise.

Just a heads-up that I've needed to upload a v1.05a patch file, unfortunately the ffed3daj.cfg file that was included in the previous version was broken... my apologies for any inconvenience! 


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