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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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Elite Dangerous key bindings for Oculus Touch

I'm having trouble understanding the Oculus Touch controller bindings in Elite Dangerous. Ignoring the Oculus and Hamburger (Menu/Pause) buttons and the analogue Hat, there are 8 buttons in total ...
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How to fit 12t of cargo into Sidewinder MkI?

I have seen on the Elite Dangerous wiki that Sidewinder has a maximum capacity of 12 tonnes. My own sidewinder currently carries 8 tonnes - it has one 2E rack and two 1E racks. I don't know how to ...
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How to play elite dangerous on manjaro linux

I have just recently switched to Linux and I can't find a way to run elite on Linux so far. Does anybody have any solutions for this?
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how to get back to the bubble form beagle point

so I got on a fleet carrier some time ago and now it is at beagle point. I do not really want to be here but I cant self destruct to get back to the bubble because every time I do I respawn at the ...
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problem landing [duplicate]

I am not able any more to request landing on any station. The stations were targeted, I was not in supercruise, I was located 1000-2000 metres away from the stations respectively and my weapons have ...
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what is a quick way to make 2 million starting out in elite dangerous

I am just starting out in elite dangerous and need to make 2 million for my first mining ship but I don't know he to go about doing it. what would be a good way to make money on the default ...
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What is a good home station for mining low temp diamonds?

I want to make some money by mining low temp diamonds but I want to know what a good home station would be for doing this. It should preferably not be too far away from anything and not too hard to ...
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Planetary Scan Job does not show the target

Here is the situation: I accepted a planetary scan job and I went to the system. I've scanned the system beacon and use your Advanced Discovery Scanner but the message telling me which of the planets ...
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Elite Dangerous: Value of Planet Surface Mapping

I recently started surface mapping planets to earn some credits. I found out that you can scan (and sell) surface maps even of planets that are not 'unexplored' but actually explored already... So ...
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Is it possible to find Voyager in Elite Dangerous?

When playing Elite Dangerous, I have noticed that when pulling into a station sometimes there have been advertisements to see the Voyager probes. I was wondering if this was just to add flavor to ...
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Should I buy hull reinforcement packages for a combat ship in Elite: Dangerous?

I've been reading on the topic and it seems that HRPs in Elite: Dangerous carry much more benefit than drawbacks. In most of my ships I have plenty of room for optional internal modules (like HRPs) so ...
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How to dogfight in Elite: Dangerous?

I'm trying to participate in faction wars (conflict zones) but my problem is that I'm completely ineffective. I have 2 beam lasers and 2 multi cannons on my Viper but I can't really fight anything. I ...
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How can I reach a wingmate who is inside the exclusion zone of a star?

A wingmate of mine is out of fuel, and needs my help. I'm able to see his beacon, but the problem is I can't get to him; whenever I approach the beacon from supercruise, I am placed several thousand ...
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Does engineering modules increase their value?

If you engineer a module and then decide to sell it or upgrade it will it be worth more than its stock value?
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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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