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Star Citizen Board Members / PACT Summits
November 09, 2018, 10:51:41 AM
Unfortunately. I'm away this weekend too!
Quote from: albert;435039 seems like a nice option. Less messy.

I find the powergrid and a tablet just a faff, too much to go wrong at the wrong moment.
Yeah, I understand where you’re coming from, and I also hear that support for PowerGrid is no longer what it used to be.

Personally, I’m thinking about maybe getting the Elgato Stream Deck:
It’s a tad expensive, but it’s solid and it works (my sone uses one for streaming and raves about it).
Quote from: OldBloke;435024... Roccat Powergrid.
Do you have a preferred grid you like to use?  I messed about with this a couple of years back but didn't really take it anywhere myself, so I'd be interested in hearing other people's use of it.
More hilarious VOIP shenanigans from wiithin the SC universe!
If you've been following the development, you should be aware that Face Over IP (FOIP) has been implemented into the game from patch 3.3 onwards.

If you're not aware of this, this feature enables your character's face to mimic your real world expressions, e.g. if you blink, your character blinks, if you talk, your character's lips move in sync with yours, if you smile, your character smiles, if you nod, your character nods, etc. (you get the picture) - see the video below for some hilarious examples!

The feature requires a webcam to work, and while you can use practically any webcam (I've tried my trusty old Microsoft LifeCam, and that works OK), the results aren't amazing, especially if you're in a darkened room and the only light available is coming from your PC's monitor.

So, CIG have teamed up with Faceware Technologies, the company who have provided the tech ( and the company is developing an RSI-branded motion sensor which has some advantages over a standard webcam, namely it runs at 60fps (most webcams top out at 30fps) making it sync up your facial expressions much more accurately, but it also excels in low-light conditions where a standard webcam fails.

This is the comparison between webcams and Faceware's own motion sensor, running in a complete dark room:


I haven't seen CIG pushing this device just yet, and at the time of writing this, I don't believe the device is ready for sale, but you can sign up for notification of the progress here:

For those of you who would like to know a bit more about the tech behind this feature, BoredGamer has put up a good video of the panel at CitizenCon where it was showcased:


The Shipyard / Anvil Aerospace Hurricane
October 15, 2018, 01:47:37 PM