Newbie Guide to Making Money Through Trading

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yorkman
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Post by yorkman » Mon, 9. Aug 04, 15:41

Great post only just got x2 and can't wait to try your tips :)

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Post by Scoobie » Mon, 9. Aug 04, 15:54

I know this makes me look a bit daft but seeing as this thread has answered so many questions for newbs like me, i just have to ask :roll: :

How do I clean up my registry after an uninstallation? I tend to leave my regestry alone and clean reinstall my PC regularly to keep it running sweet or does system mechanic's clean up regestary tool do the job ok for getting rid of the regestry keys remaining after an uninstall?

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Post by Al » Mon, 9. Aug 04, 15:58

To clean up the registry click on the Start button, the select "run" and type in regedit. Once its opened, search for anything related to X2 and remove it. Make sure you dont delete anything other than X2 stuff as this can cause serious problems. IIRC you should be looking for anything installed in the X2 driectory so check where its installed before starting.

You could try searching here and the tech support forum for "regedit" which should give you plently of advice. Note that it might not be necessary for it to work but its a good idea to ensure that nothing is stil lurking that might cause problems once you re-install.

e.g see the post by twistedtech in this link:

http://www.egosoft.com/x2/forum/viewtop ... ht=regedit


Hope this helps
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Post by Scoobie » Mon, 9. Aug 04, 16:17

Briliant Thanks Again that thread helps loads, im now off to sort this all out and play some X2 properly finally :D

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Post by Al » Mon, 9. Aug 04, 16:22

Good luck and let us know how you get on.

Remember when it comes to the registry, if there is something you are not sure about, err on the side of caution and leave it alone.

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Post by yorkman » Mon, 9. Aug 04, 23:48

Great just got my manta to find it can't hold silicone wafers :evil: am i going to be best slogging away hauling energy cells till i can upgrade or would a better route be to buy an spp and repair the mercury and build my money up that way :?

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Post by Kellick Stormcrow » Tue, 10. Aug 04, 01:56

yorkman wrote:Great just got my manta to find it can't hold silicone wafers :evil: am i going to be best slogging away hauling energy cells till i can upgrade or would a better route be to buy an spp and repair the mercury and build my money up that way :?
:lol: I thought this was updated for 1.4 :?
Anyway, I started in 1.3 and I found this guide to be very helpful. Although I do things a lot differently, it gave me a good basis for starting out.

I would either repair the Merc or go get a Demeter or Caiman. The Merc is always a tossup; it still costs less money to repair a damaged ship than to buy a new one. OTOH the Merc kinda does suck.

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Post by JAG007 » Wed, 10. Nov 04, 19:02

Ok once again a very good and detailed post especially to a beginner like my self. However There has been no comments about how to protect your Boron Dolphin. I understand the whole post at the top but now and then Ill be attcked by pirates which reallly pees me off as it would most people.

What should I be upgrading ym ship with besides shields ??

I havent even started hurtling misslies and anyone yet but if anything the pirates would be my first target just now as their the only wee buggers that stop me from trading.


Any ideas you guys/girls


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Post by JungleJim » Wed, 10. Nov 04, 20:49

Generally speaking if you don't fire on Pirates they won't fire on you. Incidentally the Xenon will similarly not fire on you if you stay out of their space and don't fire on their ships.

So at least in the beginning you may want to set:
Pirates = Friend
Xenon = Friend

Oh, and if the Pirates *do* attack you, ask for help or dock with a station.
Be seeing you,


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Post by Shephard » Sat, 22. Jan 05, 06:49

:wink:

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Post by jaguarskx » Sat, 22. Jan 05, 09:32

I wish I saw this thread when I started X2.

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Post by BDStyle » Sat, 22. Jan 05, 10:51

i'll second that.. man there are so many useful posts in this forum it shows how in depth the game can be and how many ways there are to play it.

Kudos, the post is mind blowingly useful :)

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Post by Phate[x2] » Sat, 22. Jan 05, 11:55

3iff wrote:Nice post(s) Creston. it's just a problem finding a supply of navsats!
Build your own fab, i have one in ore belt and it makes a ton of money a well as always having a few sats spare to drop places.
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Post by Creston » Sun, 23. Jan 05, 01:21

Hey, someone dug up my old post :)

You can get navsats from either Cloudbase North West (advanced version), or from Red Light (normal version). Both fabs should usually have some.

Note, this guide is not updated for version 1.4 (too much work), however, instead of a manta, just start flying around in the fastest TS you can find (I guess the Paranid Demeter would be the best tradeoff between speed and cargo space?).

And actually, because you're saving money on buying a TS instead of a Manta, you can probably just go get the dolphin and immediately put a jump drive on it, then go have fun with the jump drive.

Btw, here's a few more areas where it's good to sell silicon if you have a jumpdrive:

Paranid Prime (2)
Empire's Edge (2)
Preacher's Void (2)
Reservoir of Tranquility (5)
Great Reef (3)
Light Water (3)
Greater Profit (2)
CEO's Buckzoid (2)
Thuruk's Beard (2)
Family Pride (2)
Priest Refuge (2)
Friar's Retreat (2)
Pontifex's Seclusion (2)

There's more, but these are all I have on my map, in addition to the ones above. I never bothered jumping all the way out east in the universe, because your profits go down way too much.

For those of you who have problems capping, doing the silicon thing is a sure bet to get those millions going.

Although, ofcourse, in 1.4, the best way to make money is to just do the ludicrously lucrative BBS missions.

Creston

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Post by ww2 » Tue, 21. Jun 05, 22:11

Hello all.

Using Argonopedia's universe map as a base, I've done a graphical representation of the silicon selling/buying sectors list. It is supposed to help beginners, so I only included stations from Argon, Boron and Teladi territory. The idea is to orient the player in terms of satellite placement. I'm not sure this will be useful, but anyway, here it goes:

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I may do a complete map if requested.

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