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by JCandeias
15 Dec 2017 16:12
Forum: Development
Topic: Translators
Replies: 163
Views: 31500

Translators

So, where or when do you think us translators will have access to that sample file in order to get the new versions of the localizations going? I'm finally finishing the last job in these crazy few months of mine (the next one is already determined, but the deadline is distant), so I'll be having ti...
by JCandeias
11 Dec 2017 08:49
Forum: Feedback and Suggestions
Topic: Suggestions & Feedback about the Website and Forum
Replies: 293
Views: 59433

Suggestions & Feedback about the Website and Forum

OK, why is it that I'm now constantly getting the following message when I try to log into the forum? You exceeded the maximum allowed number of login attempts. In addition to your username and password you now also have to solve the CAPTCHA below. Is it because I have my browser set to clean all co...
by JCandeias
18 Nov 2017 07:18
Forum: Development
Topic: Work progress 0.990
Replies: 1451
Views: 418044

Work progress - 0.9.9.0

JackDole wrote:
Qr Bbpost (Sorry, I could not resist.)

:D

And good thing you didn't. :)
by JCandeias
17 Nov 2017 12:41
Forum: Development
Topic: Work progress 0.990
Replies: 1451
Views: 418044

Work progress - 0.9.9.0

15625 A "mirage" created by the Fresnel effect within this old lady's glasses. Air in between is not what is causing the optical illusion. That's a lens. Light crosses it, creating prismatic effects (and there may also be some refraction index differences involved; I don't know what kind ...
by JCandeias
16 Nov 2017 07:52
Forum: Development
Topic: Work progress 0.990
Replies: 1451
Views: 418044

Work progress - 0.9.9.0

15586 Any surface is reflective at such small angles. Sometimes it is called the Fresnel effect. The effect is responsible for mirages. Er... wait. Mirages depend on the presence of air and temperature gradients, since they result from differences in the index of refraction in the air light has to ...
by JCandeias
12 Nov 2017 06:53
Forum: Development
Topic: Work progress 0.990
Replies: 1451
Views: 418044

Work progress - 0.9.9.0

Dense atmospheres will use models made to simulate denser atmospheres, while thin atmospheres will use models made to simulate thinner atmospheres, all with appropriate colors. This is great. But I have a question: do they blend? What I mean by this is: does a thick atmosphere become an earth atmos...
by JCandeias
23 Oct 2017 10:01
Forum: Development
Topic: Work progress 0.990
Replies: 1451
Views: 418044

Work progress - 0.9.9.0

Speedademon wrote:
Qr Bbpost Wonderful. Now we need some procedural rocks for more realism and better visual.

Not before shadows, I hope. Procedural rocks and stuff without casting shadows would look worse than these ground textures do, I think.
by JCandeias
06 Oct 2017 13:06
Forum: Mods and Addons
Topic: JCandeias' ships
Replies: 5
Views: 8661

JCandeias' ships

11632 How do you install ships that aren't in .pak files? Sorry, I missed this one. It's explained in the original post: 10911 Just place the .sss file in addons>models>spacecraft. This is so because those ships only use the default modules used in Space Engine, so there's no need to pack additiona...
by JCandeias
28 Sep 2017 12:43
Forum: Development
Topic: Work progress 0.990
Replies: 1451
Views: 418044

Work progress - 0.9.8.1

14189 Yes, SE uses some factors to determine the final conditions. These parameters affecting it, and varies on each planet: Right, but by "intrinsic variability" I meant the variability not between planets but within each planet. For example, the Earth's environmental conditions include ...
by JCandeias
28 Sep 2017 07:01
Forum: Development
Topic: Work progress 0.990
Replies: 1451
Views: 418044

Work progress - 0.9.8.1

14167 Thanks, is that because the vast majority of planets should not be like each other? No, it's because diameter, mass and theoretical temperature (a function of stellar flux) are just three properties that affect the environment of planets. There's a whole lot more, such as rotation, inclinatio...
by JCandeias
27 Sep 2017 16:57
Forum: Development
Topic: Work progress 0.990
Replies: 1451
Views: 418044

Work progress - 0.9.8.1

14147 But is this how it really is?  From what we read in science news stories earth-like planets are being found right and left! (and multiple ones in the same solar system!) "Earth-like" in news stories on exoplanets only means that the planets have near-earth diameters (usually, since ...
by JCandeias
17 Sep 2017 12:38
Forum: Development
Topic: Work progress 0.990
Replies: 1451
Views: 418044

Work progress - 0.9.8.1

13652 You have to enter something like total mass if oxygen / nitrogen / etc, and ask engine to generate other gases procedurally (or generate everything and replace specific gases with the provided amounts). But would it be useful? You have to restart SE in order to see apply changes made in the s...
by JCandeias
17 Sep 2017 09:40
Forum: Development
Topic: Work progress 0.990
Replies: 1451
Views: 418044

Work progress - 0.9.8.1

This is really great. I have a request, though. From what you say, all atmospheric code is based on calculations of equilibrium conditions, and if I'm not mistaken those supercede whatever one tries to type in catalog definitions. Now, I'd find extremely useful to be able to input non-equilibrium da...
by JCandeias
22 Aug 2017 09:57
Forum: Development
Topic: New planet classification
Replies: 104
Views: 25180

New planet classification

SpaceEngineer wrote:
Qr Bbpost 16 Psyche cold airless metallic asteroid cold metallic microferria

Say, shouldn't the "airless" bit be omitted from asteroids? All asteroids are airless; they're too small to retain atmospheres. When they do have volatiles around them, they become comets.
by JCandeias
18 Aug 2017 12:35
Forum: Feedback and Suggestions
Topic: Suggestions & Feedback about the Website and Forum
Replies: 293
Views: 59433

Suggestions & Feedback about the Website and Forum

DoctorOfSpace wrote:
Qr Bbpost JackDole, that has been happening quite often to myself and HarbingerDawn as well.

... and to me. It affects both the forum and the site.

Today I got a different error, though, which was a first: a mysql error, affecting only the forum.