PS4 Founding Family Patch

What I want from a patch design for Elite Dangerous

3 minute read

I came up with an idea for a ‘patch’ for the PS4 Founding Family group for Elite Dangerous. I found a link on the official Frontier Forums that described how to create a logo from a patch. This is incredibley detailed and well written but this guy is obviously super talented and I got nowhere near in designing the idea I had. I watched a few videos on Lynda.com and I think given enough time I could have come up with something that wasn’t totally awful but time was against me.

Elite Dangerous and Griefing

My working definition for griefing in Elite Dangerous

1 minute read

Despite not even being able to play the game Elite Dangerous I find myself preoccupied thinking and discussing it on the internet, primarily in the official Frontier Forums. The word ‘griefing’ is bandied around a lot by people there and like many words it means different things to different people. I looked to Wikipedia for a definition, but it was a little vague for me. I read the paper which was referenced in the article and being an academic paper it was a little more detailed and I now accept this definition as my working one;

My PSN Name

Why my PSN name does not match my forum names

2 minute read

I bought my Playstation 4 Pro on Black Friday, 2016. I had been a XBox 360 player for about the last ten years or so, and for various reasons decided to switch teams. I’d never played online on the 360 and never really envisaged playing online with the PS4. So when it arrived and I signed up online I just jumped in with my real name, not thinking it would ever be an issue.

Elite Dangerous on PlayStation®4 FAQ

Keeping an eye on the ED PS4 FAQ

5 minute read

After wondering how Frontier’s ‘disconcertingly vague’ “Nothing to announce at this time” actually pan out over time I thought I would make a note of their current FAQs for PS4 here and keep an eye on developments after it was announced on several websites today that there would be a physical disc copy of ED released for PS4 and XBox One. The update date below is Frontier’s, not mine.

Elite Dangerous

Waiting to play Elite Dangerous on PS4

2 minute read

I’m tremendously excited by Elite Dangerous making an appearance on Playstation 4. I spent many happy hours as a child playing the original Elite on my Acorn Electron in the 80s. I can’t remember exactly what rank I managed to get up to but it certainly wasn’t Elite. The originality and advanced nature is a matter of record now but what really hooked me was that ever since seeing Star Wars at the age of four I had spent most of my formative years wishing to be whisked away into space on a spaceship.

2 minute read

Unfortunately my beloved TextExpander has recently stopped working in ConEmu. Ironically this coincided with the update notes proudly declaring that expansion was now working in ConEmu! Those nice people at Smile are helping me get to the bottom of it, but in the mean time I decided to look around at the options in the console world in Windows. It wasn’t going to take long. I opened up the PowerShell ISE; I’ve never really used it, preferring Sublime Text (I’ve also been flirting with Visual Studio Code) but I grabbed a Solarized theme and thought it may be fun to the ‘Intellisense’ available.