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Star Wars Squadrons

Discussion in 'PC Games' started by Kyo, 12 Jun 2020.

  1. MissChief

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    Joystick is the only real way to experience it. You just need to find one in stock somewhere, FS2020 has exhausted stock of 'sticks everywhere!
     
  2. something daft already!!

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    I can't get it to launch in VR at all. It will do so in normal mode but when I switch it VR it just crashes.
     
  3. tracertong

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    What are you pc specs please ?
     
  4. CraigN

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    Is anyone getting online errors? I can't connect getting this ea account is restricted from accessing online features but my EA account isn't banned works with other games etc.
     
  5. something daft already!!

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    Fixed it, launch out of full screen mode.
     
  6. phatboy

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    Had a go with WMR headset quickly but only with Xbox pad.

    The immersion inside the cockpit is seriously impressive. I played about 30-45 minutes and really enjoyed it

    Runs absolutely beautifully too :)
     
  7. something daft already!!

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    Looks lovely but must get to bed and also customise those controls so they are like Elite Dangerous. That's a job for later today.
     
  8. McPhee

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    Looks like this doesn't have a 10 hour trial on EA Play unfortunately :(

    Will nab a copy when my flight stick arrives, assuming it works.
     
  9. mikeym

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    Reviews look good and lots of positive comments here. Thinking of picking this up.

    However, lots of negative reviews/comments on Steam - VR setup, controls, EA sign-in problems, etc. All blown out of proportion?

    Coming from background of VR simracing and flightsim I'm probably quite well prepared for some tweaking or is it worth waiting a bit?

    Would like to get it on Steam but still uses Origin? Will Steam make it easier to get running in VR for WMR? Cheaper to get a key for Origin too - can't see any offers for Steam keys...
     
  10. CaptainRAVE

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    Best to ignore steam reviews.
     
  11. Begbie

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    People leave reviews on steam because it has VR and crap. They're awful.

    I'm unsure on this too, I have VR coming and with VR desktop etc I think steam might be the better option?
     
  12. mikeym

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    I got BF4 in recent sale on Steam to try and relive the old days of BF2 so I'm all set up for EA/Origin.

    Not sure how much benefit there is, being able to use Steam VR with this...
     
  13. Quartz

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    Yup. It just needed a reboot. I managed to get in and have a puzzler: when I try to set up the throttle, it allows me to set it up to increase speed (i.e. move the throttle forward) but not decrease speed (i.e. move the throttle back). I'm using a Thrustmaster Cougar.

    I also have a Saitek / Logitech three-axis throttle that I was hoping to use for controlling the power distribution shields, weapons, and engines. No dice, alas.
     
  14. MissChief

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    Cd keys are now saying my payment failed. I can see it on my bank statement. I’m on the phone to my bank now disputing it.

    Refund received. Will order through Origin later tonight.
     
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  15. enigma27

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    ooo didn't realise this was on PlayPro

    gonna download and give it a whirl.

    4mins and 45 seconds on my FTTP :)
     
  16. phatboy

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    The VR setup thing I found was just a matter of making sure steam VR was running before you fire up the game as it seems a bit touchy on toggling form standard display mode. After I did that no problems at all.

    The origin version just asks for Steam VR to boot up and uses it the same way that Epic games does for stuff like Tetris Effect works pretty well

    Once in game my experience was flawless
     
  17. Devlish

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    No problems at all with the oculus (bought on origin), just fired up the app and started the game, switched to VR. Lots of controls need to be mapped with my hotas though ><
     
  18. Quartz

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    I've just had a little practice session. Lots of HOTAS mapping to do and learn.
     
  19. mikeym

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    Did you buy through Steam or Origin?
     
  20. Ravenger

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    Can't install the Epic store version, as the authorization link between Epic and Origin isn't working. Everyone who installed via Epic is having the same issue. Serves me right getting it £10 cheaper due to the Rocket League code...