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by JCandeias
28 Jun 2017 06:54
Forum: Development
Topic: SpaceEngine TODO
Replies: 137
Views: 76219

SpaceEngine TODO

No. Loader mode is set to asynchronous. I'm running a beta, though. In previous versions it wasn't this sluggish, so there's probably some optimization still to be made. Still, the usual on planetary surfaces, if there's an atmosphere and cloud cover, has been below 10 fps on my machine for a long t...
by JCandeias
27 Jun 2017 18:29
Forum: Development
Topic: SpaceEngine TODO
Replies: 137
Views: 76219

SpaceEngine TODO

3D clouds are by far my most anticipated feature. Just imagining worlds with them is breathtaking. This. However, with me, anticipation comes in the company of fear. As is, Space Engine on or near planetary surfaces crawls down to 2-3 fps on my machine; I fear to think how slow (if at all) it'll wo...
by JCandeias
30 Apr 2017 10:41
Forum: Development
Topic: Translators
Replies: 167
Views: 38403

Translators

Too-absent-for-his-own-liking(*) Portuguese translator reporting.

(*) Life hasn't been treating me nicely lately, hence the lenghty absences. I can't really say how much time I'll be able to devote to SE in the near future. But I'll try to update at least the core of the localization ASAP.
by JCandeias
14 Apr 2017 07:02
Forum: Science and Astronomy Discussions
Topic: Science and Astronomy Videos
Replies: 456
Views: 72250

Science and Astronomy Videos

I guess you guys recognize the image in the background, yes? Or at least what made it.

by JCandeias
25 Feb 2017 15:48
Forum: Feedback and Suggestions
Topic: Suggestions & Feedback about the Website and Forum
Replies: 297
Views: 70886

Suggestions & Feedback about the Website and Forum

Why am I being asked often to change my password? It happened twice in a couple of days.
by JCandeias
24 Feb 2017 08:48
Forum: Development
Topic: Work progress 0.990
Replies: 1451
Views: 465631

Work progress - 0.9.8.1

Hm... That might be more confusing for the casual user than how it is now. Thing is: if I understood this correctly, true resonances may diverge from the integer relations at a given moment, but averaging out their orbital elements in the long run, due to the perturbing effect the gravitational inte...
by JCandeias
23 Feb 2017 13:17
Forum: Development
Topic: Work progress 0.990
Replies: 1451
Views: 465631

Work progress - 0.9.8.1

Some tolerance yes, but I've seen scientific literature making a distinction between "true" resonances, such as those 1:1 spin-orbital resonances of satellites or the resonances of plutinos with Neptune (and I'd bet at least some of those densely packed extrasolar systems as well), which t...
by JCandeias
23 Feb 2017 12:49
Forum: Development
Topic: Work progress 0.990
Replies: 1451
Views: 465631

Work progress - 0.9.8.1

3565 Which reminds me a doubt I've had for a while. Does the resonance calculations allow for near-resonances? I.e., are these included in the resonance info, or are they ignored? If you mean something close to a resonance but not quite a resonance, no. You're most likely wrong: Jupiter is not in f...
by JCandeias
23 Feb 2017 07:38
Forum: Development
Topic: Work progress 0.990
Replies: 1451
Views: 465631

Work progress - 0.9.8.1

3505 Nice but how is work for desplaying the comparaison of the object A and object B ? And it is possible in script to make RotationPeriod and Period with resonance. Just take calculator and calculate. For example, if: RotationPeriod 14.25 // hours Orbit.Period 0.004877 // years then you have a sp...
by JCandeias
28 Jan 2017 17:44
Forum: Feedback and Suggestions
Topic: Suggestions & Feedback about the Website and Forum
Replies: 297
Views: 70886

Suggestions & Feedback about the Website and Forum

Guys, I'm experiencing a bizarre problem logging in with Firefox in the new forum. I'm currently logged in with Chrome, and it's working, and I did log in without any problem, with Firefox, in the old forum. But I can't log in here with Firefox. Or, rather, I do and yet I don't. Yes. I log in, all s...
by JCandeias
23 Jan 2017 16:20
Forum: Development
Topic: Quotes about Universe for loading window
Replies: 101
Views: 31545

Quotes about Universe for loading window

Hehehe. Kids these days. No respect for their elders. ;) Canleskis , I think you may be missing a couple of points here. One is you can't expect an engine developped by basically one guy to compete against gaming megacorp-designed games. SpaceEngineer has been focusing on building a scientifically a...
by JCandeias
18 Dec 2016 09:17
Forum: Development
Topic: Quotes about Universe for loading window
Replies: 101
Views: 31545

Quotes about Universe for loading window

That's a great idea,  SpaceEngineer , but please make it optional. Sometimes it's useful to know in what part of the loading process we are. StarStuff , is right, and so is Ostarisk : on occasion those debug lines could use some tweaking to be understood by the non-initiated. Over time, most people ...
by JCandeias
05 Dec 2016 09:10
Forum: Development
Topic: Work progress 0.990
Replies: 1451
Views: 465631

Work progress - 0.9.8.1

SpaceEngineer wrote:
JCandeias:Qr Bbpost I don't see the advantage.
sometimes bright part of the milky way is in the background, which interferes with planets and their labels.

Ah. I see. This problem may be solved with shading, right? Either shading in the lettering itself or a global shade, as Mosfet suggests.
by JCandeias
03 Dec 2016 07:09
Forum: Development
Topic: Work progress 0.990
Replies: 1451
Views: 465631

Work progress - 0.9.8.1

I also added a "2D system map" mode, similar to those in ED. It is great to learn architecture of the system. Additional work is needed to make it look nice (better selection of distance between stars, planets and moons). Awesome! I've been waiting for this since... well, since Celestia, ...
by JCandeias
22 Nov 2016 09:03
Forum: Feedback and Suggestions
Topic: Suggestions & Feedback about the Website and Forum
Replies: 297
Views: 70886

Suggestions about new website

Hehe, unfortunately Chrome and Firefox have sometimes a different idea of where the "page center" actually is  :D: Holy moly... However, since one is left without the capacity of going up and down along the page if the fancybox is active, that doesn't do us any good... Edit: Oh, wait, it'...