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Global list of suggestions

Posted: 03 Nov 2016 03:48
by DeathStar
This thread is an attempt to catalog all(or most) suggestions for SE made on this forum. Most suggestions(especially those in the "general suggestions thread") tend to get buried rapidly, and eventually are forgotten, lost to time. A global, easily-visible compilation of suggestions would help alleviate this problem, at least partially. 

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Very common suggestions


Volumetric clouds

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Fully volumetric water

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Stellar motion through the galaxy

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Non-visible light frequencies

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Plate tectonics

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Simulated animal/plant life

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Other suggestions


Taking surface samples

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Intergalactic stars

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A new, recently discovered system to be added to the catalog

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Global list of suggestions

Posted: 01 Mar 2017 10:45
by Xoran
Good idea, DeathStar. Don't get sad because no one replied to you, this is more of a topic that people look at without posting anything. :)

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Posted: 01 Mar 2017 12:24
by problemecium
Sooo are you taking charge of compiling all the common suggestions yourself, or are we supposed to repost them in this thread?

If it helps, I seem to frequently see people asking for the following:
- Plants / animals on planet surfaces; I think the status is unlikely
- [Insert trending new star system here, e.g. TRAPPIST-1, KIC-8467267, etc.]; status Planned for next version always every time so don't bother asking ;P
- NPC spaceships; uncertain status
- "Make the gameplay so you play as such-and-such and you do this and that with your ship and so on and so forth with the economy and PvP and yadda yadda yadda..."; status: SpaceEngineer already has a plan for the gameplay.
- Functional wormholes; natural not planned, artificial planned eventually.

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Posted: 02 Mar 2017 02:52
by DeathStar
I thought that there was no interest in this, hence not updating it. However, I can add some of the more common suggestions within the last few months, to make the thread more up-to-date.

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Posted: 02 Mar 2017 10:39
by Xoran
DeathStar wrote:
Source of the post I thought that there was no interest in this, hence not updating it.

This is more of a topic that people look at and less of a topic that people post at ;)
DeathStar wrote:
Source of the post However, I can add some of the more common suggestions within the last few months, to make the thread more up-to-date.

That would be nice! ;)

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Posted: 03 Mar 2017 08:35
by Roninsan
I would like to suggest to make the Ambient Lighting default to 0.01 (or 0.02) instead of zero.
I think zero makes the planet's dark sides way too dark...looks like a black hole sometimes.
Setting to 0.02 (can't set 0.01 in the SE right now) at least make it feel like a bit of indirect lighting is revealing the dark side.

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Posted: 03 Mar 2017 10:31
by Xoran
Roninsan wrote:
Source of the post I would like to suggest to make the Ambient Lighting default to 0.01 (or 0.02) instead of zero.I think zero makes the planet's dark sides way too dark...looks like a black hole sometimes.Setting to 0.02 (can't set 0.01 in the SE right now) at least make it feel like a bit of indirect lighting is revealing the dark side.

Post suggestions in the General suggestions for Space Engine thread. This thread is for showing the time until some commonly suggested things will be implemented and stuff like that.

Also, the default ambient lightning raise would only be realistic inside a globular cluster, inside the extreme central region of a galaxy, and other such scenarios, but nice suggestion ;)

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Posted: 03 Mar 2017 15:46
by Roninsan
Xoran wrote:
Also, the default ambient lightning raise would only be realistic inside a globular cluster, inside the extreme central region of a galaxy, and other such scenarios, but nice suggestion ;)

Yeah, 0.02 lighting is already unrealistic, I agree. Thats why I suggest 0.01 but maybe it could be lower.
But putting the suggestion aside, here is an astronomy question:
Even for a planet that has atmosphere like Venus the dark side really is that dark like shown in SE? (I mean with ambient light set to zero). I'm ignorant in the matter... there would really be no minimal indirect light from the atmosphere reflection or something?
(sorry for the off-topic)

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Posted: 04 Mar 2017 09:32
by SpaceEngineer
It would be as dark as on cloudy moonless night on Earth (far from cities of course), and even more, considering thick atmosphere.

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Posted: 04 Mar 2017 19:01
by Roninsan
SpaceEngineer wrote:
It would be as dark as on cloudy moonless night on Earth (far from cities of course), and even more, considering thick atmosphere.

Nice. Thanks for the answer.

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Posted: 10 Mar 2017 11:18
by DeathStar
I'm having a really silly problem - something seems to have changed on the forum, and I'm unable to find the edit button. Does anyone know where it is?

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Posted: 10 Mar 2017 11:29
by JackDole
DeathStar wrote:
Source of the post I'm having a really silly problem - something seems to have changed on the forum, and I'm unable to find the edit button. Does anyone know where it is?

To create your own thread and edit a post, you have first to make some posts in existing threads.
This was not the case from the beginning! So it was possible for you to create this thread!
But now you have to make some posts to unlock again these possibilities!
I believe 10.

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Posted: 10 Mar 2017 12:10
by DeathStar
JackDole wrote:
DeathStar wrote:
Source of the post I'm having a really silly problem - something seems to have changed on the forum, and I'm unable to find the edit button. Does anyone know where it is?

To create your own thread and edit a post, you have first to make some posts in existing threads.
This was not the case from the beginning! So it was possible for you to create this thread!
But now you have to make some posts to unlock again these possibilities!
I believe 10.

Thanks for the information. I'll update the thread when I reach 10 posts.

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Posted: 18 Mar 2017 10:54
by Xoran
DeathStar wrote:
Source of the post Last updated: 5th November 2016

Well...
"Last edited by DeathStar on 12 Mar 2017 15:56, edited 1 time in total."
You forgot to update the "last edited by" thing ;)

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Posted: 18 Mar 2017 11:52
by DeathStar
Xoran wrote:
DeathStar wrote:
Source of the post Last updated: 5th November 2016

Well...
"Last edited by DeathStar on 12 Mar 2017 15:56, edited 1 time in total."
You forgot to update the "last edited by" thing ;)

Good observation. I'll update it ASAP.