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I'm your host, Jester. I've been an EVE Online player for about six years. One of my four mains is Ripard Teg, pictured at left. Sadly, I've succumbed to "bittervet" disease, but I'm wandering the New Eden landscape (and from time to time, the MMO landscape) in search of a cure.
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Wednesday, April 9, 2014

POTW: Above the Surface

Picture of the week honors goes to this little gem:

That's EVE Online running on a Surface 2, courtesy of Rote Kapelle member Namamai. He claims that he gets 35-40fps while undocked. Hee! It's not quite the hand-held version of EVE that was teased a few Fanfests ago, but pretty close!

Thanks for the tweet, Nam. Pretty bad ass. ;-)


  1. BraverthananyoneelseApril 10, 2014 at 1:32 AM

    Wow. Now I really don't have anymore excuses to not buy a Surface 2 :-P

  2. It even runs on much cheaper hardware
    http://warp2sun.de/?p=773 (in german)

  3. As soon as I saw the Radial Menus that CCP have been implementing throughout the client, I wondered whether they were a stepping stone to a more touch-friendly interface?

  4. I was able to run EVE on a crappy 2 year old Acer aspire one netbook (not my main gaminig rig thankfully)... this guy is probably getting better performance!

  5. Do bare in mind that touch controls don't work for eve (you have to double click everything, including double right click). I've not tried with a active stylus (like the one pictured), but I can believe that might fix the issue.


  6. I've been running EVE on the original Surface for a while now, it's useable but both double-clicking and right-click menus are not touch friendly.

  7. I run Eve on my Dell Venue 8 Pro and it works all right, you can trade, chat, fly around in space, but I've not tried using it in combat. You do need a mouse though, because the touchscreen mouse movement is delayed inside Eve for some reason.

  8. I was just thinking of trying it out on my Lenovo Thinkpad Tablet 2.... The temptation grows.

  9. I run EVE on my ASUS EP 121 (under Linux with WINE no less!) sometimes. :-)

  10. "Nipples on corpses." qotw?
    It's an American thing I believe. Do you care to explain how Bible belt morals straddle Europe and the rest of the world. I feel someone should apologise for their prude behaviour.

  11. Yip that was the first thing I did with my Surface 2 Pro. Scrolling the overview is pretty close to impossible but just rolling around HS or market pvp'ing is no problem. While you're still a CSM, please remind CCP that the only way to get to the escape menu is by having an escape key, a fun little fact I found out when my keyboard didn't arrive with the surface...


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