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13 Oct 2017 15:53

I noticed a dull reflection of the sun on ice moons like Miranda. These moons have so much terrain... how would you get a reflection like that? The light should be scattered.

Beautiful sim though
 
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14 Oct 2017 03:23

quarkburger wrote:
Source of the post how would you get a reflection like that?

Because they're made of ice, one of the most reflective materials in nature.
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17 Oct 2017 05:31

XBrain130 wrote:
quarkburger wrote:
Source of the post how would you get a reflection like that?

Because they're made of ice, one of the most reflective materials in nature.

Sure... if the surface is smooth. I'm talking about moons with rough terrain though.
 
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17 Oct 2017 11:11

How about a planet generator? You specify the parameters and create the world you want. Would be fantastic for a future game similar to Spore's Galactic Adventures.
 
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17 Oct 2017 11:32

Mouthwash wrote:
How about a planet generator? You specify the parameters and create the world you want.

How is that any different from the current way to mod planets?
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18 Oct 2017 00:29

XBrain130 wrote:
Mouthwash wrote:
How about a planet generator? You specify the parameters and create the world you want.

How is that any different from the current way to mod planets?


Because you could generate as many as you wanted and select the one you like best, it would be easier to avoid unrealistic designs and the terrain/continents would be generated according to your wishes.
 
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26 Oct 2017 07:37

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would it be possible to have a simpler option to add songs in SE?

Doesn't the music just need to be in .ogg format and added in the context file?

yes, but it is necessary to convert the file to .ogg, and this is complicated

it depends on the tools you have, just downloaded this and for a batch conversion it took me literally four mouse clicks.
https://www.freac.org/ GPL2 opensource audio converter and CD ripper
Ogg Vorbis is better than MP3 and license-free. Recently there was a change in licensing conditions for MP3, but I guess a fee is probably due anyway for using it in a game.
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30 Oct 2017 02:54

Dawn and dusk colors ought to have much larger areas! I can see blue skies on Mars, but only when the Sun is juuust peeking over the horizon (which according to pictures, isn't accurate). Earth is much better though.
 
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03 Nov 2017 19:28

Could we ever see Centaurs in SpaceEngine? I want to turn Nessus into the jungle it is in Destiny 2.
 
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08 Nov 2017 01:32

I have no idea if this was already suggested or even possible but wouldn't it be cool to have cave systems throughout some planets? Gives that extra variety.
 
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08 Nov 2017 02:10

Currently it's in the TODO list
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08 Nov 2017 02:14

JSchreuderLemmer wrote:
Source of the post I have no idea if this was already suggested or even possible but wouldn't it be cool to have cave systems throughout some planets? Gives that extra variety.

Welcome to the forum.
Your suggestion is in the TODO list of the developer as "Holes in the surface (caves, mines)". This means is in the plans for a future SpaceEngien release.
You can read the whole list here.

Please, when asking for a new feature first take a moment to read the TODO list and second do a search. It is important to keep the forum clean and not full of similar suggestions. On the other side if you think this feature is important for a more in depth discussion consider making a new thread.
 
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08 Nov 2017 11:24

would it be possible in the space mechanism to exist the simulator mode and the arcade mode, the simulator with realistic physics that already exists in the current game and the arcade mode with fictitious physics like the physics of the rodina?
In such a hostile universe it is not necessary be the center to be special, just be alive
 
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08 Nov 2017 12:40

gamadh wrote:
would it be possible in the space mechanism to exist the simulator mode and the arcade mode, the simulator with realistic physics that already exists in the current game and the arcade mode with fictitious physics like the physics of the rodina?

What is "rodina"?
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