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  1. Im looking for some sort of software (if one exists) that would turn a 2nd keyboard that is plugged in into a sort of "gamepad" where each key can be bound similar to a joystick/gamepad would have its buttons bound to ingame options as button1, button2, button3, etc.... to action 1, action 2, etc..... I dont know if such thing is even possible but it would be cool if somebody know anything like this or something that can achieve something very close to this effect. Essentially getting what would be another controller that i can bind button presses for
  2. Saw this on Reddit this morning and was absolutely blown away. The possibilities for this joystick to completely replace dual stick/HOTAS setups or to complement them considerably look to be awesome. Sublight Dynamics plans to launch a Kickstarter to fund production of the device late this summer. What does everyone think of this beauty? Here's a video of the device in action in a number of games including SC: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bNSzqO93FN4 Here is the Reddit thread: https://i.redd.it/ok83fxvynxt21.jpg And here is the companies website where you can sign up for notification of the Kickstarter launch (on the FAQ page): https://www.sublightdynamics.com
  3. Hellooo..! main question here : --->> what is the best hardware upgrade (price/performance) for me to run SC smoother <<--- I started playing SC recently and I thought my hardware wopuld be strong enough to run SC smooth on 1080P everywhere. But in Loreville I get like 20 FPS or even less with much stuttering. https://robertsspaceindustries.com/telemetry <--- says I shoud run 36,6 FPS on average but I got a feeling that's not correct. (I got GPU score 125, CPU score 100 btw) Is my PC underperforming? Or should I simply upgrade.. and if so... what is the best upgrade for better SC performance. My current hardware: Mboard: ASRock B450M Pro4-F Processor: AMD Ryzen 5 2600 Wraith Boxed (3,4g) GPU: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1660 Ti OC (6Gb) Memory: G.Skill Aegis F4-3000C16D-16GISB (16gb) Funny thing is that running SC on 3 monitors (1080p) doesnt even give that much FPS loss... weird. Thanks for all your replies A new citizen
  4. Thrust your arm out, palm face down, all straight at the elbow in salute to the PC Master Race! Brag openly with your mates here about your pride and joy, the machine that will be carrying you along side us into the 'Verse. Share pics, share system specs, share how comfy your chair is. Recommend voice paks, TrackIR, Voice Attack or other hardware or software. Have a setup for a Warthog HOTAS that you want to share with other Warthog users, here is where they will look for it. Thanks for sharing
  5. I've been looking on Craigslist for a good gaming pc so I can buy into SC. I found the following for $350, can anyone tell me if they think this would be good enough to run the game, even if it has to be on low graphics settings that's ok. Thanks for any advice. Antec Case Windows 10 Pro Corsair TX650 PSU Geforce GTX 650 TI Samsung 840 EVO 128GB SSD 2 Western Digital 640GB HDDs 16GB Ram ASUS PBP67 Motherboard Intel i5-2500k Quad Core CPU Steel Series Wired headset
  6. Tillion

    Ongoing Discussion Lets see your Rigs!

    Lets get an updated thread of everyone's custom Rigs that they will be using and/are already using to play SC. Please attach a hardware list and note any future upgrades you'll be making. Probably try to limit to 2-4 pics per post to limit load time on smaller devices and tag your chipset (AMD or Intel) in the tagline. Cant wait to see what you guys are running! I've already posted this on my profile but I'll start anyway. ------ CASE -- Phanteks Enthoo Evolv PH-ES515E_GS Aluminum/Steel Galaxy Silver Window ATX Mid Tower Computer Case MoBo -- MSI Z170A KRAIT GAMING R6 SIEGE LGA 1151 Intel Z170 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.1 ATX Intel Motherboard CPU -- i7 6700K 4.00 GHz Unlocked Quad Core Skylake RAM -- CORSAIR Vengeance LED 32GB (4 x 8GB) 3000, Cas Lat 15 CPU COOLER -- DeepCool CPU Liquid Cooler CAPTAIN 240 WHITE BOOT DRIVE -- Samsung 960 evo 500GB M.2 GPU -- MSI 1080ti FE PSU -- Corsair RMi Series RM850i MODS CABLES - CableMod custom sleeves LIGHTING- Two 12" Pure White Cold Cathode GPU- modded w/ Corsair H55 and NZXT Kraken g10 MONITOR -- Samsung UHD 4k 28" FANS – Triple Fan Mod for top of case
  7. Adamskf2

    Build help window on a mac

    Hi, Im new here. This game is just what I have been wanting Elite to turn into but it looks some much more! Has anyone ran SC on mac hardware with windows installed? If so was there any issues. Is this game going to be on xbox?
  8. My current dedicated Star Citizen SSD died a month or so ago and I had to reinstall on a slower spinning HDD. I'm interested in picking up a new SSD for my OS, and give Star Citizen my old OS SSD. Because my mobo supports M.2 I think it might be nice to get one of those. Mobo: GA-Z97MX-Gaming 5 (rev. 1.0) M.2 Specifications: M.2 PCIe connector (Socket 3, M key, type 2242/2260/2280 SATA & PCIe SSD support) Every time an M.2 drive pops up on a sale site for $40 people call it "Slow" and "Not worth the money" and when I go to the review sites, their recommended M.2 drives are double the price for 4x the read speeds but I cant tell if my system will support all its fancy features. I'm having a hard time determining what M.2 read speeds would be ideal for me without being "Not worth the money" or "Overkill" for my current hardware and price range. Right now I'm looking at: MyDigitalSSD BPX 80mm (2280) M.2 PCI Express 3.0 x4 (PCIe Gen3 x4) NVMe MLC SSD (240GB) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01M4OO1FT/ It touted a lot of features like PCI Express® Gen 3 x4 which I don't know if my board even supports. Edit: Reading an amazon review they state to get the max performance of the above drive I need to make sure my M.2 slot supports 4x lanes (not clear on the Mobo's documents), and has NVMe support (I thought Windows 10 covered that). Am I wasting my money on M.2 and should just stick with SATA SSD's? Should I wait for a game changing tech around the corner?
  9. Donut

    Ongoing Discussion Elgato Stream Deck

    If you don't want to spend the money on a tablet for Roccat, or simply prefer physical buttons, this is a good alternative. Now, idk how much of the configurable software would work in Star Citizen but it does look really cool and would be extremely useful if it did work
  10. It looks like when the old forums die, SimPits won't be a thing in Spectrum. Please add your vote here: https://robertsspaceindustries.com/spectrum/community/SC/forum/5/thread/spectrum-layout-tags Look for Third's entry at February 21st at 4:54 am
  11. Hey all, I've recently had a CH Flight Pedal given to me by a friend. I'm looking to use them with an X-55 HOTAS and would love to hear how others use their pedals. Do you use them for roll and drift or is that on your stick? Anyone use them for something else? I figure whatever I try will feel weird at first. Maybe once I get used to them I'll even upgrade.... CH Flight Pedals
  12. rimmer59

    Ongoing Discussion GTX 1080 (KFA2/GALAXY) 600 Euro (DE)

    Hello, someone was posting in the SC discord (user @𝔹𝟜𝕔𝕜𝔹𝕆𝕟𝕖#8554) and they found a GTX 1080 for 600 euro from the company KFA2 or Galaxy (same brand). I hope this is useful to someone who is looking for a good GTX 1080! EUR to USD = $1.11 per EUR, so you pay ~$660 total, and the US pays ~$650 for a similar model. If this is not the right location for this type of thread, please let me know, and as always have a good one. Viel Glueck, meine Deutschen Freunde. Image of product in-store: http://i.imgur.com/o6CnLdF.jpg Proof it's the same brand (Galaxy Microsystems Ltd.): http://www.kfa2.com/kfa2/about-us Link to product: http://www.mindfactory.de/product_info.php/8192MB-KFA2-GeForce-GTX-1080-EX-OC-Edition-Aktiv-PCIe-3-0-x16--Retail-_1063005.html
  13. Wanted to share my project with my fellow Imperium brethren. Basically I'm shooting for a Star Citizen Space Sim that doubles as a helicopter sim when I get the itch to fire up X-Plane (will also provide jet controls when wanted). At any given time, the keyboard and mouse can be utilized without interfering with any flight controls for quick transition from flight to FPS, etc. The keyboard/mouse desk area can be pushed forward and stowed away as well. This would allow the environment to replicate a fighter or helicopter cockpit. I plan to begin construction this Fall and will post photos when I do. I've already purchased most of the items below, except for the Monitors and Chair. - DUAL MONITORS: PRIMARY - FRONT = Acer Predator 34" UltraWide Display 3440 x 1440 SECONDARY - 90 DEGREES TO LEFT = 27" TouchScreen: [TeamSpeak, Soundboard - Jukebox, Roccat Power Grid alternative for Shield and Weapon control] - KEYBOARD & MOUSE: (FPS and non-flight) FRONT SLIDE OUT DESK SURFACE: Corsair Gaming K95 RGB & Corsair Vengeance M90 - DUAL JOYSTICKS: (Star Citizen Flight Controls) LEFT: Thrustmaster T-16000M [Thrust vectors Forward/Aft; Strafe Left/Right/Up/Down] RIGHT: Thrustmaster Warthog Flight Stick [Roll/Pitch] - CYCLIC JOYSTICKS: (Helicopter Controls) CENTER KNEE AREA: VKB Mark III Black Mamba [Conventional Cyclic Controls] - THROTTLE QUADRANT: (Helicopter/Jet Controls) LEFT CONSOLE PANEL: Thrustmaster Warthog Throttle [Provide switches and throttles for engine controls and conventional jet throttles when needed] - RUDDERS: (Star Citizen/Helicopter/Jet Controls) FEET AREA: MFG Crosswind Rudder Pedals [YAW (absolutely could never used twist for this); Capable of being located fore and aft] - COLLECTIVE: (Helicopter Controls) LEFT CONSOLE PANEL SIDE MOUNT: Saitek Throttle Quadrant - mounted in such a way to emulate a helicopter's collective - PILOT SEAT: ADJUSTABLE SEAT: Recaro or other quality/comfortable Seat [Adjustable up/down/fore/aft along with adjustable arm rests] *** It will also incorporate 5.1 Surround Sound and VR headset Capability. Construction material of choice is T-Slot Extruded Aluminum (black anodized) which is manufactured by https://www.8020.net/ which I've found to have every imaginable piece needed for the project. Example of T-Slot Extruded aluminum used to make a gaming chair.
  14. Where to begin... So I've been running a single 660 Ti for right around 3 years now (or is it 4? I forget). With just a little tuning, the card has been performing admirably, I must say. However, 2GB of VRAM is just not cutting it anymore. I need slightly higher and more stable frame rates + I'm seeing issues with textures not loading properly until I get very close to them (like entire parts of ships in hangar). Keep in mind, I only see these model issues on the PTU, which will be optimized eventually.. even still, I think now is the time to upgrade with the soon-coming miniverse. I want to be ready for it when it goes live, so I figure I have 2 weeks or so to decide on and order a new GPU. Notes: Single Monitor @ 1920x1080 resolution, and I believe a max refresh of 120 (may upgrade to a 4k later) i7 3770-k again, a bit old, but runs like a charm, no problems in the CPU department (at least with my current configuration) 16GB of low latency main memory, but not high speed PC1600 I think, mobo supports up to 2400 OC'd 3 drives (1 SSD for OS, 1 SSD for Performance/Gaming, 1 HDD for non-performance - raw/encoded video storage I believe I have either a 650w or 750w PSU Motherboard should not be an issue, has 2 PCI express 3,0 16x busses Still running Windows 7 (Home Premium Sp 1 I believe), so no DX12 support? I friggin' hate the way 8 and 10 look and operate... Feel free to advise on win10 as well. I've been reading that the EVGA 980TI Kingpin 5998 KR model isn't worth the extra ~300 bucks. Instead I should look at a pile of other paramenters I'm not too familiar with... Anyway, looking for some input before I drop 600 bucks or so... possibly today on a sale item. If the link works (eww), these are the cards I'm looking at: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Productcompare.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=100007709%204814%20600007797%20600565061%204021&IsNodeId=1&bop=And&CompareItemList=48%7C14%2D487%2D142%5E14%2D487%2D142%2C14%2D127%2D889%5E14%2D127%2D889%2C14%2D487%2D146%5E14%2D487%2D146%2C14%2D121%2D972%5E14%2D121%2D972%2C14%2D500%2D379%5E14%2D500%2D379&percm=14%2D487%2D142%3A%24%24%24%24%24%24%24%3B14%2D127%2D889%3A%24%24%24%24%24%24%24%3B14%2D487%2D146%3A%24%24%24%24%24%24%24%3B14%2D121%2D972%3A%24%24%24%24%24%24%24%3B14%2D500%2D379%3A%24%24%24%24%24%24%24 I'm leaning towards the Zotac 980Ti Extreme. I don't take a $700 purchase lightly, so I'd appreciate some feedback from those who are better with hardware than myself.
  15. Hey guys, I'm looking to sell some of my PC hardware. I was planning on a build and now I'm a broke student and won't see this build through for a pretty long while at this point so the parts are actually all 100% unused and brand-new. 2 are still fully sealed, and the other 2 I opened the box to have a look and then never opened them again lol. I'm not shipping the parts, so the furthest I'll go is Ontario, Canada to sell these as I'll be meeting personally and exchanging cash for the items. Doing it old-school. Obviously this means the prices are free of shipping costs too, which is a bigger saving for you. If you also happen to know someone who may be interested in this hardware who is in Ontario, Canada I'm asking you to please let them know and have them contact me, PM me for my phone number if you need it. I'm serious about the broke student thing, I need to sell these. I have: Corsair Obsidian 900D case: $350CAD Corsair AX1200i PSU: $400CAD 2.0TB WD Caviar Black (WD2002FAEX) HDD (this drive is an OEM drive): $150CAD 256GB Samsung 840 Pro: $200CAD The Hard Drives are both still fully sealed from when I bought them. The PSU I opened the box to have a look but didn't even remove it from the packaging. The 900D was opened and sat empty for a while, it is now back in its original packaging box. Pictures are below, to show that the items are still in-fact boxed up/packaged. I took these pictures today.
  16. I'm looking to upgrade my CPU in my gaming rig and don't have great knowledge about CPUs. Here is the MOBO I have right now http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131792 ASUS P8Z68-V/GEN3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 My current CPU is an i5 2500k I'm looking at about 300 or a little above for a CPU budget. Any advice as to which ones are good for Star Citizen? Also Is there any point to getting an i7 over an i5? I'd rather save a hundred bucks if there is minimal benefit from an i7 over an i5. Keep in mind I currently use my gaming rig for streaming Star Citizen as well but plan on getting a dedicated streaming PC in the future and sticking my i5 2500k in it and will probably upgrade it later.
  17. Hi Guys, Just after a little advice from people who own this stick. Is it worth getting? not just for star citizen but for other flight sim games as well. I am looking to move from using the Xbox 360 controller to something a little more appropriate. Thanks guys.
  18. Hey Guys! I, like everyone should, am really excited for Star Citizen. I bought the Aurora MR, and was very excited to start playing. The hanger module worked fine, with minor lag. But my problems really started on Arena Commander. It runs, but the loading screen takes 5 minutes, I have terrible visibility in my cockpit, and I can't stop myself from crashing into asteroids, much less kill someone. I'm pretty sure it is a problem with my GPU (I'm using a laptop hooked up to a monitor BTW.) I'll give you my computer specs so anyone who wants to help me can take a look at them: Model: HP Beats 15z Notebook PC Windows 8.1 64-Bit Processor: AMD A8-5545 APU with Radeon HD Graphics (4 CPUs), 1.7GHz Memory: 16384MB RAM DirectX 11 Graphics Card: AMD Radeon HD 8510G Thanks in advance. P.S. Please don't say to buy a new Computer, I don't have the money to buy one better than the one I have. I probably will have just enough money for one high-end part. Thanks.
  19. Hello everyone! I was wondering how large this game might be. I know it may be too early to pose such a question, but it is quite a significant one. Knowing that this game is going to be big, very big, its file size will be enormous as well. In addition, for best performance, this game should run on an SSD rather than HDD. Now take into account that one of the largest PC games of all time (if not the largest) is X-Plane, a flight simulator taking up a whopping 70 Gb of space. Star Citizen's hangar module alone is over 4 Gb in size. If we want this game to fit in an SSD, we might need to get a drive dedicated solely for Star Citizen. What are your thoughts on the game's file size? Or is it far too early to even speculate?
  20. Planning on getting a new PC around next month and this is what I have right now after a moderate amount of research. Aiming for a 1440p gaming rig for the most part with 2D digital designing on the side. Going for a gunmetal look with some flashy LED action for some aesthetic points as well. My budget is around 3 grand and I would like some constructive feedback.
  21. I tried some AA options at first with CCC + RadeonPro and it didn't work then I came upon some RSI thread and did some changes, here my result: the RSI Thread: https://forums.robertsspaceindustries.com/discussion/comment/2742424/#Comment_2742424
  22. So. I'm looking to get off of my laptop and hopefully soon start my first build and these are the parts that I've got my eyes on. Any problems here that anyone can see? I.e. any compatibility issues, bottlenecking, etc?: CPU: i7-4770k Cooling: Corsair H100i Motherboard: Asus Maximus VI Formula OS: Windows 7 SP1, 64-bit Memory: Dominator Platinum 16Gb (2x8Gb) 1866mhz Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 1Tb SSD Seagate 1Tb 7200rpm HDD PSU: Corsair 750W GPU: Radeon R9 290x Case: Corsair 750D Monitor: Asus PB278Q 27'' Would this combination work well? Is there anything I need to change? Is the PSU overkill (I'm thinking long-term of maybe going SLI/Crossfire)?
  23. Mine is, Corsair Obsidian Series 450D Black ATX Mid Tower Gaming Computer Case Intel Core i7-4770K Haswell 3.5GHz LGA 1150 84W Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics ASUS MAXIMUS VII HERO LGA 1150 Intel Z97 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard 2x- GeForce GTX 780 Ti Superclocked 3GB 384-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 SLI Support w/EVGA ACX Cooler Video Card WD BLACK SERIES 2TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive 2x-SAMSUNG 840 EVO 2.5" 250GB SATA 6Gb/s TLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) CORSAIR HX Series HX1050 1050W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply New 4th Gen CPU Certified Haswell Ready CORSAIR Vengeance LP 32GB (4 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 Desktop Memory Model Microsoft Windows 8.1 64-bit What is your hardware?
  24. Hi everyone, Hopefully this is the right sub-forum for this topic. I have a netbook, iPad, Windows Surface, and a laptop that I use for Netflix and work, but I lack a powerful computer that can handle video games with high-end graphic. I am going to start medical school this August and I do not entertain the idea of a gaming desktop, as I will probably be moving around for the next decade. I like to search for a gaming laptop and I want to know if you guys can offer some advise (like what brand should I go for, what is the best time to buy, etc.) My budget is below $2000. Thanks! Good hunting. P.S. No Alienware : P
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