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The Icon Bar: Games: Elite: Dangerous
 
  Elite: Dangerous
  filecore (08:19 6/11/2012)
  trevj (08:51 6/11/2012)
    sinns (16:40 9/11/2012)
      Phlamethrower (00:26 10/11/2012)
      filecore (13:07 10/11/2012)
        NigelJK (08:32 14/11/2012)
          filecore (18:59 24/11/2012)
  pwx (08:58 6/11/2012)
    Firthy2002 (15:43 6/11/2012)
  chiefwhosm (19:22 7/11/2012)
 
Jason Togneri Message #121398, posted by filecore at 08:19, 6/11/2012

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http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1461411552/elite-dangerous

Braben seems to have rebranded Elite IV and is out looking for backers. I'm sceptical.
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Trevor Johnson Message #121399, posted by trevj at 08:51, 6/11/2012, in reply to message #121398
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I'm sceptical.
So am I. A (similarly-funded) open source sequel would be preferable. This would help with possible porting to other platforms.
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Philip Webster Message #121400, posted by pwx at 08:58, 6/11/2012, in reply to message #121398
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http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1461411552/elite-dangerous

Braben seems to have rebranded Elite IV and is out looking for backers. I'm sceptical.
The testing videos in the background of this interview look interesting...
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-20165344

This will need to be very, very good - a quick look around YouTube at the stuff created by amateurs these days shows just how high the bar is for Elite-inspired space games:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OiGADgezjC8&feature=related

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j5gb2XfjW0U&feature=related

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oUSdSjnDB_E&feature=fvwrel

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DCzDKj3hjOE&feature=related

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=43eIjvoYfos&feature=related

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rL8zDgTlXso&feature=related
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Richard Firth Message #121408, posted by Firthy2002 at 15:43, 6/11/2012, in reply to message #121400
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+1 Skepticism

His track record isn't brilliant, and he's started and restarted Elite 4 many times...

But that probably won't stop the horde with the rose-tinted specs forking over their dosh!
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chief Message #121422, posted by chiefwhosm at 19:22, 7/11/2012, in reply to message #121398
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I wonder what Ian Bell will have to say about it.
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Simon Inns Message #121431, posted by sinns at 16:40, 9/11/2012, in reply to message #121399
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I'm sceptical.
So am I. A (similarly-funded) open source sequel would be preferable. This would help with possible porting to other platforms.
Open-source and no funding required... try oolite:

http://www.oolite.org/

Personally I wouldn't fund a game up-front unless it was open-source; if you pay for it to be developed why should they own the code?
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Jeffrey Lee Message #121434, posted by Phlamethrower at 00:26, 10/11/2012, in reply to message #121431
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The video they've posted up now makes it sound a lot like they want to make EVE Online.
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Jason Togneri Message #121442, posted by filecore at 13:07, 10/11/2012, in reply to message #121431

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Open-source and no funding required... try oolite:

http://www.oolite.org/
Missed the point. Oolite is just a remake of the classic Elite in a modern format, with various customisations and extensions thrown in. The point of Elite IV/Dangerous is that it's to be massively multiplayer, something which Oolite quite clearly isn't.

Personally I wouldn't fund a game up-front unless it was open-source; if you pay for it to be developed why should they own the code?
Missed the point.

I actually started writing a long reply about open-source and commercial products and relative sources of funding, but I realised all it would do was kick off another pointless GPL/OSS/freetard flamewar on the subject, which I think we can all do without.
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Nigel Kingdon Message #121464, posted by NigelJK at 08:32, 14/11/2012, in reply to message #121442
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Someone over at the oolite site is currently testing a multi-player 'eliteesque' (this has long been a topic for discussion over there as some feel it's not in the original spirit of the game). It's still early stages yet but those interested should pop along, they don't bite, as there's also an interesting discussion re the Dangerous version.
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Jason Togneri Message #121552, posted by filecore at 18:59, 24/11/2012, in reply to message #121464

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Gameplay demo! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P5JYRyhxYhI&feature=context-gfa
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