elite dangerous?

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by greg fripp, Apr 6, 2017.

  1. greg fripp macrumors member

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    #1
    I want to know if there is any useful advice on elite dangerous around
    greg
     
  2. greg fripp thread starter macrumors member

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    a very interesting game which is windoze originated.
    and plays better on it
    greg
     
  3. bbrks macrumors 65816

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    I know that, played it myself :)....on W10....but on Mac, not sure there's anything you can do....
     
  4. Yahooligan macrumors 6502a

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    What kind of "useful advice" are you looking for? Your question is quite vague.

    Elite: Dangerous runs on Mac. You can use USB joysticks, etc. What is missing from the Mac version is the Horizons expansion, this is Windows-only. So, if you want to be able to play/use the Horizons expansion then you need Windows, everything else is or should be the same between Mac and Windows gameplay.
     
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  6. Flint Ironstag macrumors 6502a

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    My useful advice would be to play it in VR with a powerful system and HOTAS. Immersive.
     
  7. beyelynn, Apr 23, 2017
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    beyelynn macrumors newbie

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    It's always harder to play games on mac because they are not always optimized for it. You will have to find the good settings. :)
     
  8. whooleytoo macrumors 603

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    I play it quite a bit, but on Windows. Because OpenGL on macOS lacks compute shaders (and porting to Metal isn't practical) only the first season is available in the Mac version, so you miss out on quite a lot. On the Windows version I have TrackIR too (head-tracking) which is a great addition to the game, and isn't officially supported on macOS.
     

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