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Questions tagged [elite-dangerous]

Elite: Dangerous is an MMO space adventure. Pilot your own ship and trade, blast, explore, sneak, buy, barter, mission, co-op play, solo play your way to the top accolade in the galaxy: Elite! This is the latest installment of the seminal open-world, go-anywhere, do anything space game which, since its launch in 1984 has spawned and inspired a long tradition of open world and space games.

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How do I locate a black box for a black box retrieval mission?

I picked up a mission to retrieve a black box in a specific system, and I've gotten to that system, but now I'm at a lost as to what to do next. I've done some looking online which suggested to just ...
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X52 axes for pitch and roll either 0 or 100%

I've recently upgraded to the X52. Got it from a friend who it was working perfectly for, he just wanted the pro model. After installing drivers and setting up, I found it significantly more ...
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What makes the 1D Fuel Scoop superior to the 1E Fuel Scoop?

I'm looking to purchase my first fuel scoop, and I have a few options available to me given my current financial situation. One thing that has me really confused, though, is the pricing between the 1E ...
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Elite: Dangerous launcher fails to start

After a couple years playing Elite: Dangerous on Windows 10 (Horizons, on Steam), my installation abruptly stopped working a couple weeks ago. (There has been one game update since then, but ...
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How do I unlock the Guardian Frame Shift Drive Booster?

The Guardian Frame Shift Drive Booster is a Guardian module that provides a flat increase to jump range, up to a 10.5 LY boost for a class 5 booster. It's the most useful Guardian module in the game. ...
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How often can I boost with a perfect power distributor?

I'm researching a build for my Krait Phantom ratship right now, and the last piece of the puzzle is the power distributor. I know I need at least a certain size power distributor to be able to boost ...
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How can I identify asteroids for deep core mining?

Deep core mining is the current credit meta with Elite: Dangerous 3.3. How it works is you look around asteroid belts using a new utility module called a Pulse Wave Scanner, and the previously ...
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How do i find low security systems from map?

So I have a massive bounty that needs paying off, and to do that I need to find one of those low security systems to talk to one of those dudes that can pay it off (not specific I know, but that's not ...
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How can I find surface data points?

I'm currently working on getting my ratship fully engineered, which means I need to gather materials. I have a good grasp on how to gather raw and manufactured materials, and some of the data (ones ...
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Where is the light coming from?

Where are the light sources? Sometimes i rotate my view away from lit surfaces on planets or stations expecting to find a star close by but i dont see anything. Am i just not looking hard enough or ...
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How can I attack something behind me?

I'm new to Elite, but have played other flying games. I'm doing the tutorial, but can't get past the advanced combat tutorial. No matter what I do, once the enemy gets behind me, it stays there until ...
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Does it matter how long you spend docked in a damaged station?

While performing rescue operations at a damaged station, do you continue to build up heat while docked? Flight control automatically brings you below deck and usually says something about "stabilizing ...
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Why is loitering punishable by death?

I always found it rather odd that just sitting in a station for too long was a death sentence. Can anyone give me good in-world reasoning behind the rule? I understand the game design reason, but I ...
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Do Hatch Breakers Have Any Effect If Cargo Hold Is Empty?

While I'm bounty hunting, I usually have no Cargo Racks installed. Still, some enemies will fire Hatch Breakers at me anyway. Do these have any effect at all on me?
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How does Notoriety work?

I have a wingmate who has had a notoriety level of 1 since last night. I've read on the wiki that it decays by one point every 2 hours. Since he's still notorious a day later, I did some research and ...
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Can someone explain hardpoint scanners / weapons to me?

So I just did the elite dangerous tutorial missions and in one of them I had to do a "K-warrant scan", which you do not do automatically when targetting. Now I had to press [U](hardpoint deployment) ...
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How do I minimize heat generation?

I'm looking to get as up-close and personal as I can with certain hot stellar bodies. As such, I know I'll want to pack plenty of AFMUs and Heatsinks. But I would really prefer to avoid using those if ...
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How does Power Distributor size affect Boost capability?

Is there a simple method to determine the minimum size of Power Distributor that's required for a certain ship to boost? I know you can fit just about any Power Distributor to any ship (up to the ...
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Will purchasing the 'Elite Dangerous: Horizons' DLC from Steam cause conflicts?

Background: So back when Elite Dangerous first came out, I purchased the main game from the Frontier store. Present Day: I now wish to purchase the Elite Dangerous: Horizons DLC from Steam. I have ...
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How to fight in a civil war in Elite Dangerous?

I'm looking to fight against Diamond Frogs in Ngaledi in order for a Federal government takeover (mainly for the experience). I've been fighting in conflict zones, but I want to delve into Checkpoints ...
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Professor palin not unlocked?

In the painful quest to palin, i just decided to take a 5k ly straight line trip. I have achieved the distance after 3 and a half hours travel time. Before i make the return trip, i would like to ...
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Is cruise speed same for all ships?

Is super-cruise speed and acceleration the same for all ships and modules?
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Will a better power plant make my laser overheat less?

Will the heat efficiency of a better power plant make my laser sustained fire better since the lasers can get rid of the heat better? I do not fully understand the heat efficiency effect on weapons.
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Are there any friendly Thargoids left?

I've been out of the Elite: Dangerous universe for quite awhile. Before I left, the Thargoids had just started showing up. Back then, they would occasionally interdict pilots during hyper-jumps in ...
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Elite Dangerous - Combat Logging

Is it still possible to combat log in the open world PVP side of the game? I noticed in the latest patch that they essentially added galaxy wide bounties, which is a great change. Would still be quite ...
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Xbox Does Elite Dangerous Horizons cover multiple users

I just purchased Elite Dangerous for my xbox, and it comes with a redeem code for Elite Dangerous Horizons. If I redeem it on one Xbox live account, can I still use it on a different Xbox account? ...
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How does multi-crew work regarding Community Goals?

There are usually two types of Community Goals: delivery missions and combat missions (bounties or combat bonds). You're able to filter prospective multi-crew sessions by their activity, and Community ...
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Steam says game is suddenly uninstalled. I know it is not

I've been playing a Elite Dangerous over the past few days. Now today, when I start up steam, it suddenly says it is uninstalled (name in sidebar is dimmed, and play button is replaced with install ...
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Do passenger missions count as “Trade”?

Most gameplay in E:D is broken down into three disciplines: Combat, Exploration, and Trade. While Trade missions usually center around the buying and selling of cargo, people can also be transported ...
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Logging on to a full station

I've never really seen a full-on PvP battle and in fact never really ever seen a large amounts of Commanders at once. I'm currently on voyage to Sagittarius A* and then will pop over to Colonia and ...
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What does this mission icon indicate?

For the longest time, I thought the following icon meant that your destination was a planetary surface: But recently I saw two missions with the same destination in Olwain, and one had the icon while ...
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Elite Dangerous: Resource Extraction Sites

I've been away from Elite Dangerous for about a year now, and pretty pleased with all of the new updates and content. However I'm searching for resource extraction sites, and they no longer seem to ...
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Where should I sell exploration data for the most benefit?

I spend a LOT of time outside the bubble. (Both the Solar bubble and Colonia area.) Sometimes, I'll be out for months at a stretch and come back with tens of millions of CR worth of exploration data ...
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What is the optimal way to make Money?

Having not played for a long time, finally picking up Horizons, and knowing Frontier likes to change how things work, I'm not sure what makes good money now. Before I could Bounty Hunt and make ...
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Why can't I find a Dolphin?

I've outfitted my little Imperial Courier with some passenger cabins to try out the new-ish passenger missions. I rather enjoy them, and they can be pretty profitable. So I want to pick up a ...
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Warning! Impulse attack!

I was playing elite dangerous, ran into fight with NPC and then I saw "Warning! Impulse attack!" message. I googled it and people have different theories on what the message means. What does it ...
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Do all players need to own Horizons to participate in multicrewing?

Elite: Dangerous 2.3 introduced the ability to invite friends to sit in seats on your ship and take on various extra roles (like auxiliary gunner and such). Do both of us need to own Horizons to do ...
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Can you choose not to rebuy a ship in elite dangerous?

If I have 2 (or more) ships, and one gets destroyed, do I have the option to not rebuy that ship, but instead merely switch to one of my other ones?
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What does maximum fuel per jump mean?

What does maximum fuel per jump mean? I don't know if higher or lower is better and how it affects the gameplay. Maximum fuel per jump has stopped me from jumping to systems several times so I want ...
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Elite Dangerous SRV without season pass

Is it possible to drive SRV without buying horizons season pass? I cant find SRV Hangar module.
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Does your reputation deteriorate over time?

I used to have full allied status with the Federation, but then I didn't play Elite: Dangerous for a few weeks due to business travel. When I started playing the game again, my reputation with the ...
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How do I get faction ships?

I'm playing Elite: Dangerous and doing my best to do the missions (Mining is literally the worst). I get that there's a reputation section that shows how much a faction likes you, but I'm not sure how ...
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See Optional Slots when buying ships

I might be blind, but I've looked all over the interface and did a fair amount of Googling, so forgive me if I'm missing something? Is there a way to see the optional slot capacity when purchasing a ...
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What is the biggest haul when it comes to Courier/Delivery Missions?

I am trying to outfit a Python for Courier, Salvage and Delivery Missions. While the Python can take over 200T, it leaves you pretty weak against interdictions by NPC. PVP is not a consideration here....
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How do I find Ancient Ruin Sites in Elite: Dangerous?

I took on the Community Goal in January 2017, in which a NPC named Ram Tah calls for players to gather data from Ancient Ruins. The Community Goal indicates the star system that the data is located in,...
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What is the minimum jump range inside the bubble to get anywhere? [closed]

Some ships have really awful FSD range. Or you need to save on some module for power or money. So I am wondering, what is the minimum jump range needed on a ship to be able to plot a route to anywhere ...
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Where is the Confederation of Owionenseno?

I have a 13,000 bounty I want to collect, but can't figure out where to collect it. It says the bounty is in the Confederation of Owionenseno. Does anyone know where this place is? I'm currently ...
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How do I encounter Thargoids?

Apparently, someone's finally made First Contact. Now, I want to try. Is there a specific place that I need to go to, for my own Thargoid encounter? Do I need to carry anything special with me, ...
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Neutron Stars: How do I find and use them?

I've heard that neutron stars are a method of boosting frame shift drive (FSD) jump distance, but documentation seems very limited on them right now. Does anyone have details about how to locate ...
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How do I plot a course with specific star classes in Elite Dangerous?

Sometimes when I plot a course, I always get fuel-scoopable stars, and at other times, I go for long periods without coming across a scoopable star. Question: Is it possible to plot a course that ...