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by Himself
13 Apr 2019 22:45
Forum: Space Journeys
Topic: Image Dump
Replies: 2660
Views: 390047

Image Dump

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by Himself
12 Apr 2019 22:58
Forum: Space Journeys
Topic: Strange sightings
Replies: 206
Views: 48348

Strange sightings

Not the strangest thing here, but still an oddball. This terra with life is an irregular moon with a 1:3 spin-orbit resonance.
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by Himself
01 Apr 2019 15:58
Forum: Troubleshooting and Solutions
Topic: Can My PC Run SpaceEngine?
Replies: 54
Views: 7431

Can My PC Run SpaceEngine?

Since 0.9.9.0 has more rigorous graphics card requirements (considering that 1.0 GB is "catastrophically low"), is it dedicated video memory or total available graphics memory that matters?
by Himself
04 Dec 2018 18:08
Forum: Development
Topic: General 0.990 Discussion
Replies: 678
Views: 123511

General 0.990 Discussion

Hey, iirc, last year we got a sort of "Christmas present" post describing what was being done for SE. Would such a thing be possible this year, or is it mostly just technical stuff and bugfixes at this point?
by Himself
18 Aug 2018 20:43
Forum: Space Journeys
Topic: Planets with potentially breathable atmospheres
Replies: 362
Views: 69791

Planets with potentially breathable atmospheres

The CO2levels are also quite toxic.
by Himself
15 May 2018 10:14
Forum: Space Journeys
Topic: Planets with potentially breathable atmospheres
Replies: 362
Views: 69791

Planets with potentially breathable atmospheres

In respiration we oxidize substances, but if it there was a way of respiration that uses reduction, so CO2 could be used as a fuel, even if the organism lives in an oxidized environment? With this we could have a planet that most of it's atmosphere is CO2, so the organisms will have plenty of fuel ...
by Himself
28 Mar 2018 18:23
Forum: Development
Topic: General 0.990 Discussion
Replies: 678
Views: 123511

Work progress 0.9.8.1 = 0.9.9.0

Sion wrote:
I dont know if a premature release will be good. all this waiting actually is producing something that is worth it.

I don't know. I love what the previews show. Even if certain terrain updates aren't fully implemented, 9.9.0 will be great.
by Himself
03 Mar 2018 14:11
Forum: Space Journeys
Topic: Planets with potentially breathable atmospheres
Replies: 362
Views: 69791

Planets with potentially breathable atmospheres

I've found a couple cool low pressure high oxygen worlds, RS 8474-253-8-15053162-512 3, RSC 8474-1192-4-2250-24 3, RS 8474-1792-8-9448635-211 4, and HIP 11337 5.4. Although I am using a couple visual mods, a bunch of ship mods, and a couple planet addition mod, but I don't think those would change ...
by Himself
23 Feb 2018 17:35
Forum: Troubleshooting and Solutions
Topic: Anomalous Brown Dwarf planets temperatures
Replies: 4
Views: 1963

Anomalous Brown Dwarf planets temperatures

I suspect it's some sort of anomalous tidal heating. That's still a little buggy in this version as I understand. I had a similar problem when I tried to make a ternary planet-moon system.
by Himself
20 Feb 2018 15:05
Forum: Science and Astronomy Discussions
Topic: Science and Astronomy News
Replies: 737
Views: 113055

Science and Astronomy News

Apparently Cassini got pictures of ringshine on Saturn not long before the end of its mission.
https://www.nasa.gov/image-feature/jpl/ ... l-frontier
by Himself
09 Feb 2018 20:51
Forum: Development
Topic: SpaceEngine TODO
Replies: 137
Views: 78817

SpaceEngine TODO

The number one thing I'm looking forward to is ringshine. When that is implemented, will rings also be included in calculating the apparent magnitude of a planet?
by Himself
09 Feb 2018 19:30
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Where are the extremely supermassive black holes?
Replies: 2
Views: 3382

Where are the extremely supermassive black holes?

I know that every galaxy in SE has a supermassive black hole at its center. So far the most massive black holes I've found are about 5*10 8 solar masses. I know that some central black holes in the real universe can exceed 10 9 and even 10 10 solar masses, but I have not found any. Do such massive b...
by Himself
08 Feb 2018 20:44
Forum: Troubleshooting and Solutions
Topic: Image editing software and custom ring textures
Replies: 2
Views: 1231

Image editing software and custom ring textures

I figured it might not have to do with SE specifically. It's interesting since the catalog rings are in png format. IIRC the ring texture files I made are edited copies of Chariklo's ring file.
by Himself
06 Feb 2018 21:51
Forum: Troubleshooting and Solutions
Topic: Image editing software and custom ring textures
Replies: 2
Views: 1231

Image editing software and custom ring textures

I found an odd bug a while ago when I created ring textures for some of the planets I made: the gaps in the rings were not displaying properly when lit from behind. Even when tried to make doubly sure that that part of the texture was transparent, it would not appear properly. I had originally made ...
by Himself
05 Feb 2018 16:36
Forum: Feedback and Suggestions
Topic: General suggestions for SpaceEngine
Replies: 1252
Views: 225513

General suggestions for SpaceEngine

Another thing I'd like to see is the ability to export ring textures. I know you can export the general parameters such as radii and brightness, but it doesn't capture the color or distribution of gaps. I know you can create your own files (I simply copied and edited Saturn's rings from the catalog)...