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General questions about SpaceEngine

Posted: 29 May 2020 13:56
by ZGainsforth
OK, thanks for letting me know.  I'll add a feature request.

General questions about SpaceEngine

Posted: 26 Jun 2020 10:05
by Uniter
I'm sure this has been asked before, but how do I increase/decrease the Ambient Lighting in the current version of Space Engine? Shift+> and Shift+< don't seem to be working anymore and F7 doesn't bring up any menu.

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Posted: 26 Jun 2020 12:49
by Mosfet
Press F4 to open Settings > Controls > Common controls, search for "Increase ambient light" and Decrease ambient light" and see what keyboard combination is linked to those in your system, but shift+> should be correct for english keyboards.

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Posted: 28 Jun 2020 02:39
by longname
How come there are never any public betas and only teasers?

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Posted: 28 Jun 2020 06:17
by Mosfet
longname, there is a public beta branch available on Steam since last year, right after the Steam release, and mentioned regularly in website news.
How you can access it is described here: http://spaceengine.org/news/blog190623/

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Posted: 28 Jun 2020 08:23
by longname
Mosfet wrote:
longname, there is a public beta branch available on Steam since last year, right after the Steam release, and mentioned regularly in website news.
How you can access it is described here: http://spaceengine.org/news/blog190623/

Ah, in that case, I meant with major updates, since those always seem to never be shown before release.

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Posted: 10 Jul 2020 14:59
by Stefandreus
I have two questions, in regard of stars age and asteroid belts.
I don't understand very much the meaning of age/lifetime values for non-main sequence star, for example, age is the actual age and lifetime is the extimated time from present to the "death" of the star? Then why planets around very massive star (giants, supergiants ecc.) have the second number(lifetime of star) as "age"? For example sometimes i find supergiants, or red giant with a x billion years age and few million years as lifetime...but the planets around didn't form before?

Also, another question: why i never find asteroid belts inside solar systems and instead it seems that i only find comets around?
thanks

p.s. i'm referring to version 0.990.39 (the one i use) because the new one keeps crashing when click on info tab in various situations, i know that this issue is known but also i would know if this problem will be fixed in another update...the new exposure system is much way better.

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Posted: 11 Jul 2020 04:30
by longname
Stefandreus wrote:
I have two questions, in regard of stars age and asteroid belts.
I don't understand very much the meaning of age/lifetime values for non-main sequence star, for example, age is the actual age and lifetime is the extimated time from present to the "death" of the star? Then why planets around very massive star (giants, supergiants ecc.) have the second number(lifetime of star) as "age"? For example sometimes i find supergiants, or red giant with a x billion years age and few million years as lifetime...but the planets around didn't form before?

Also, another question: why i never find asteroid belts inside solar systems and instead it seems that i only find comets around?
thanks

p.s. i'm referring to version 0.990.39 (the one i use) because the new one keeps crashing when click on info tab in various situations, i know that this issue is known but also i would know if this problem will be fixed in another update...the new exposure system is much way better.

Age = time existed
Lifetime = Time left
I don't think SE generates asteroid belts yet.

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Posted: 11 Jul 2020 04:50
by Stefandreus
longname wrote:
Stefandreus wrote:
I have two questions, in regard of stars age and asteroid belts.
I don't understand very much the meaning of age/lifetime values for non-main sequence star, for example, age is the actual age and lifetime is the extimated time from present to the "death" of the star? Then why planets around very massive star (giants, supergiants ecc.) have the second number(lifetime of star) as "age"? For example sometimes i find supergiants, or red giant with a x billion years age and few million years as lifetime...but the planets around didn't form before?

Also, another question: why i never find asteroid belts inside solar systems and instead it seems that i only find comets around?
thanks

p.s. i'm referring to version 0.990.39 (the one i use) because the new one keeps crashing when click on info tab in various situations, i know that this issue is known but also i would know if this problem will be fixed in another update...the new exposure system is much way better.

Age = time existed
Lifetime = Time left
I don't think SE generates asteroid belts yet.

Thank you, but the fact that the planet have the second value as age it's a bug or something similar? Anyway thank for the asteroid belts answer, too

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Posted: 12 Jul 2020 00:02
by JackDole
Stefandreus wrote:
Source of the post Also, another question: why i never find asteroid belts inside solar systems and instead it seems that i only find comets around?

There may be an update coming soon to fix these things. But of course I cannot guarantee it!

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Posted: 15 Jul 2020 08:24
by Stefandreus
JackDole wrote:
Stefandreus wrote:
Source of the post Also, another question: why i never find asteroid belts inside solar systems and instead it seems that i only find comets around?

There may be an update coming soon to fix these things. But of course I cannot guarantee it!
Thank you, hope they fix that bug, i just reinstalled the last version to see if sometimes has changed (after some driver update) but nothing, i click on "info" at the very start of the game and SE crash without display any error, so i guess i keep using the old version (0.990.39) until they  fix that.
I have ever noticed an other strange thing, sometimes when i land on surface of planets the surface (or the camera, i don't know, it's relative i guess) keep trembling, but only if the time flow, i mean if i pause time that "trembling" of surface stops
Is this also a known bug?

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Posted: 16 Jul 2020 16:25
by A-L-E-X
when is Comet NEOWISE going to be in the program?

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Posted: 17 Jul 2020 02:40
by Mosfet
Since a couple of days ago, update from steam if you didn't yet.

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Posted: 19 Jul 2020 20:05
by Captainali747
Hi, what's the minimum phase of the moon to be seen by the naked eye in SE? -at the begging of the lunar month- 0.003 or 0.004 or 0.005?

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Posted: 27 Jul 2020 05:35
by Uniter
When I search for a moderate marine Terra a cold marine Terra turns up. However I can't find it by searching for a cold marine Terra. Is this a bug? The planet in question is RS 0-8-5693409-2837-21-8-11981876-691 6 if that helps.