Calling All Star Citizens!! (Tom's Hardware Organization)

Tom's Hardware now has it's own Star Citizen Organization! The THSCO (Tom's Hardware Star Citizen Organization) is targeted at you hardware enthusiasts who not only love computers but also enjoy playing in Star Citizen. Please come and join us!

https://robertsspaceindustries.com/orgs/THSCO
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  1. As you already know, i'm all in! ;)


    Now hurry up and bring on update 3.0.....
  2. Is it worth playing yet? I have not played the game as it is still in Alpha, but I definitely plan on playing it when it is at least "semi ready". I have heard that it is supposed to improve with the next big patch.
  3. feelinfroggy777 said:
    Is it worth playing yet? I have not played the game as it is still in Alpha, but I definitely plan on playing it when it is at least "semi ready". I have heard that it is supposed to improve with the next big patch.


    Yes the improvement is litterally night and day. As of now Alpha 2.xxx is merely a "demo" of things to come. Alpha 3.0 is basically a brand new game.
  4. I'm in for a Tom's org for sure.
    I actually have two accounts, because bonus codes from buying my R290x ( The AMD racer ship, which wound up being a full game acct, including SQ42)
    So that was a pretty awesome bonus there!
    As long as your idea for a Tom's org isn't to be a scumbag pirate org lol.
    Keeping my second account as a home system/safe system guy, with a Reliant to start, working up to a Connie Taurus.
    My idea for this second acct is to be one to play with new people/casual players, to help them get going in the SC universe. And to make funds to feed my main, who will be b*lls deep in the outer rim, with his Freelancer DUR.

    The affiliate org system is really nice for this, since if people don't know, you could join this Tom's org as an affiliate while still being in your main org with your friends.
    Thus letting us use the in game/website org features for communication easily.

    And of course, we can all share in the "joys" of having a bleeding edge game make our respective rigs earn their keep :)
  5. Wonderful!! Awesome!!!!

    Yeah no Tom's isn't going to be a pirate org or any single purpose org, it's just gona be casual and you can do whatever you want. The only requirement will be for it to be family friendly (so no cursing).
  6. I've been looking for something to do in that game. I'm in.

    The old Wing Commander games were some of my favorites.
  7. Alright it's a GO then!!! 5 people should be enough to create an organization.

    I will keep all you guys up to speed once I create the org, however I probably won't be able to get around to it until tonight.
  8. I am surely would be eager to be apart of your organization. Stretch_151 star ctizen ID
  9. Awesome! Don't panic if I don't join right away. Really waiting in 3.0 to go on to this fairly fresh build/Windows install. Especially since it is supposed to update a piece at a time after that, rather than a full re-install like now.

    One wonders how nicely it will load on the shiny new NVMe ssd....
  10. *standing salute*
    Awaiting first mission directive!
  11. I added you.

    BTW...Remember guys we get our own spectrum forum aswell, so feel free to start chatting in there aswell: https://robertsspaceindustries.com/spectrum/community/THSCO
  12. I haven't really played the game since Arena Commander first came out (back when the launcher could never apply updates properly), and even then I only really flew around for a bit. My hardware just isn't up to scratch (particularly RAM). The game does run much better than it used to when the hangar module was all we had though.
  13. Quick question for all you guys, how do you all want to communicate? Should we do it on discord or use spectrum as our primary source of communication?
  14. Typically I have always used voice and forums outside of a particular game. And in this case, beta and all that. Can also be useful when games have unexpected downtime.
  15. Makes sense, so should we use Discord?
  16. Application sent from my alt account to THSCO Remembering alt login info you haven't used in forever.......

    Now for 3.0 to drop.... *waits patiently.
  17. 3.0 Build is going to Evocati this week it seems so good news for us. 3.0 should be out very soon.
  18. Woohoo!
  19. Ok folks, it's finally HERE!! Star Citizen Alpha 3.0 is now available to everyone!!

    https://robertsspaceindustries.com/spectrum/community/SC/forum/4/thread/ptu-3-0-0-all-backers-test

    Keep in mind however, 3.0 is still in PTU phase and is NOT a live release.
  20. Time to see if my rig can run it at all. Unlikely based on the terrible performance I've seen reported about 3.0, and based on the mediocre performance I get in 2.6. Much sad.
  21. :( You should be able to, FPS won't be that great, but you should be able to run it with at least 15fps.
  22. You say that like it's playable.
  23. Well for now, it's gona have to do, some patches in the PTU only get 15fps on even the highest end PCs.
  24. The problem seems to be server-related.
  25. Actually a CIG developer commented on that, he explicitly said that the issues being server related are the biggest myths going around right now. Simply he said the game code isn't optimized. So take that for what you will.

    So idk, hopefully it get's optimized here soon so that lower end systems can run it.
  26. Well I suppose it doesn't really matter what the problem is. Bad framerates are bad framerates, except more computing power doesn't help much in this case.

    On another note, 3.0 goes live tomorrow.
  27. Hey guys, now that 3.0 is live, I feel we can start chatting and discussing times to play together.

    Please feel free to start making threads in our spectrum chat group: https://robertsspaceindustries.com/spectrum/community/THSCO
  28. I've been unable to get into the game as I just run out of memory. :lol:
  29. Ah bummer. :(

    Yeah SC 3.0 is basically sucking up all my memory and virtual memory (even with 16GB of RAM and a 11GB page file).
  30. Techy will get more than 30 FPS in PTU one day ;) Meanwhile he can froth over my somehow 60-90 FPS hue hue hue
  31. We shall see, downloading the Alpha 3.1 PTU right now. It's available to EVERYBODY right now!!!!
  32. Let me know if it's usable. I might try it again if the memory requirement is down.
  33. Yeah Star Citizen's memory requirements are still as harsh as ever... I have a mate that can run the game on 8GB fairly most the time, he just suffers pretty bad FPS drops when first loading into Port Olisar and most larger planets when you first come into orbit. Any less than 8GB will probably not be a fun experience but i suppose you could try... If you have 12+ GB you should be just fine.
  34. I have 10GB and as I mentioned above I can't even load the universe.
  35. Quick tip, you need a HUGE pagefile to get it working right. I recommend 16-20GB pagefile.

    I have 16GBs of RAM and I NEED a 18GB pagefile for Star Citizen to work without stuttering all the time.

    However, i'll get back to you on 3.1's performance and memory usage.


  36. WOW!!! Oh my word is 3.1 good! The frame rates are ridiculously high, 53FPS and i'm not getting anything below 25fps in the worst case scenario.

    People in that same game server said they were getting 80FPS!!! This is crazy!!!


    FYI, i was running about 10-15 firefox tabs so memory usage is exaggerated a bit.
  37. My friend was over last week and wanted to try it out, patcher reset all the controls to defaults. We couldn't figure out how to take off and gave up after 15 minutes or so. Might be a mismatch between the defaults in the menu and the default control scheme. I'll have to sit down and figure it out again, long weekend for the US, so might actually get around to it.

    I recall 45FPS worst case at 2560x1440 with 16GB of memory. My swap is on the SSD though. It will be interesting to see if it is faster.
  38. Oh... 3.1, gonna see how my 390x holds out then. Hopefully well.
  39. 390X won't be an issue at all... I can attest for that ;) I actually get more FPS than every person i usually play the game with somehow... Your build looks perfectly fine for Star Citizen!
  40. CRO5513Y said:
    390X won't be an issue at all... I can attest for that ;) I actually get more FPS than every person i usually play the game with somehow... Your build looks perfectly fine for Star Citizen!


    Ah, thanks. Yeah, this card is new and I'm still experimenting with it; seeing what settings it wants to use. So far it's 1080p on medium settings for 3.0. But if things have stabilized, I'm hoping ultra is an option. Whatever it is, it's better than my old 7770 HD 2GB: I was playing in 720p on low. It's still a beautiful game at those settings, by the way.
  41. electro_neanderthal said:
    CRO5513Y said:
    390X won't be an issue at all... I can attest for that ;) I actually get more FPS than every person i usually play the game with somehow... Your build looks perfectly fine for Star Citizen!


    Ah, thanks. Yeah, this card is new and I'm still experimenting with it; seeing what settings it wants to use. So far it's 1080p on medium settings for 3.0. But if things have stabilized, I'm hoping ultra is an option. Whatever it is, it's better than my old 7770 HD 2GB: I was playing in 720p on low. It's still a beautiful game at those settings, by the way.


    Yeah for sure! Also, AFAIK Graphics settings still don't really do anything at the moment. Well at least i don't notice a difference in performance nor visual quality between Low and Ultra. Unless this has changed with 3.1...
  42. CRO5513Y said:
    electro_neanderthal said:
    CRO5513Y said:
    390X won't be an issue at all... I can attest for that ;) I actually get more FPS than every person i usually play the game with somehow... Your build looks perfectly fine for Star Citizen!


    Ah, thanks. Yeah, this card is new and I'm still experimenting with it; seeing what settings it wants to use. So far it's 1080p on medium settings for 3.0. But if things have stabilized, I'm hoping ultra is an option. Whatever it is, it's better than my old 7770 HD 2GB: I was playing in 720p on low. It's still a beautiful game at those settings, by the way.


    Yeah for sure! Also, AFAIK Graphics settings still don't really do anything at the moment. Well at least i don't notice a difference in performance nor visual quality between Low and Ultra. Unless this has changed with 3.1...


    The difference for me (in 3.0) was a lot of frame drop while walking (oddly, running was way smoother), the whine in my PSU also stopped while those frames locked for a split-second; once I got it on medium I could walk without the fps drop.
  43. Eximo, i recommend switching to the advanced keyboard profile immediately, I use it all the time because it gives you hotkeys to turn the ships on and off.

    Unfortunately, the high amount of FPS isn't exactly consistent, the PTU just went thru TWO patches in under six hours, and the latest two have not had nearly as good FPS as the one yesterday morning. So hopefully they get that sorted out. (Then again, people are spawning reclaimers out of the wazoo so that's probably the issue.)

    I also have some other bad news, my pagefile and vram consumption for all the 3.1 patches has gone up drastically. Instead of 18-20GB being used for Star Citizen on my pagefile, i'm using up to 30GB now. And my vram usage went from 6.5GB to 8GB (maxing out my vram).
  44. Quick update, so this latest PTU build patch 3.1.0p fixed several bugs and also brought the frame rate up somewhat.
  45. Another quick update, a LIVE release of Alpha 3.1 is literally extremely soon. Possibly late tomorrow or Sunday is almost guaranteed from what I'm seeing with the PTU right now.

    As of the latest PTU patch 3.1.0r we've been all switched to "LIVE" status, basically meaning that we only have access to the ships we bought and can no longer access every single ship in the game.

    Unfortunately, this seems to be one of the worst performing patches so far, many are reporting way below 30fps, and I'm literally locked at 17fps (will not go higher or lower than 17FPS for me). My best guess is that it's only a quick mess up, one of the devs probably added in old code or something. Others on the PTU have also agreed that it's just a "oops" moment. We should get a really good patch very soon.
  46. Another update, alpha 3.1.1 is coming out tomorrow to fix issues concerning aUEC losses in the PU and other stuff that's been glitchy since the launch of 3.1.

    Yesterday CIG also launched a patch that reset all accounts aUEC and got Arena Commander and Star Marine working again.

    Over the past few days, my average frame rate has been in the 40s.
  47. Hey kids.
    So ima say latest patch is pretty stable for me. gave up some performance for it though.
    Was 40 plus @ 3440 x 1440. now low 30's, unless I get a shiny fresh server, then back up to high 30's/40.

    <a href="http://s1176.photobucket.com/user/exroofer/media/Star%20Citizen%20with%20data.png.html" target="_blank"><img src="http://i1176.photobucket.com/albums/x335/exroofer/Star%20Citizen%20with%20data.png" border="0" alt="Star citizen with data photo Star Citizen with data.png"/></a>

    Doesn't seem to spool up the gpu all the time, guessing server tickrate or something I don't understand is at play there.

    Still.. love that multithreading, makes me happy :)
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