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Posted: 23 Apr 2019 07:37
by Messier
SpaceEngineer wrote:
stongduke wrote:
Source of the post Pfft, you asking for volumetric clouds or something? Didn't SpaceEngineer say that those weren't gonna happen?

I didn't said that.

I recall you only saying that they'd be extremely difficult, not that it wasn't going to happen.

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Posted: 24 Apr 2019 08:50
by stongduke
SpaceEngineer wrote:
stongduke wrote:
Source of the post Pfft, you asking for volumetric clouds or something? Didn't SpaceEngineer say that those weren't gonna happen?

I didn't said that.

Fair enough, sorry about that. I just remember you saying something along the lines of them being incredibly difficult. If you could get them in though, I'd eat my hat. That'd be amazing! Perhaps a 1.0 feature? Anyhow this is getting off topic. I've been hesitant to post because I think we should turn the discussion back towards 0.9.9.0 specific things.

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Posted: 24 Apr 2019 23:28
by Messier
I wonder. With stellar remnants now available within some these new fandangled nebulae, would they have planets, too?

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Posted: 26 Apr 2019 01:43
by SpaceEngineer
Messier wrote:
Source of the post I wonder. With stellar remnants now available within some these new fandangled nebulae, would they have planets, too?

Yes. First discovered planets was discovered near a neutron star! This was surprising. They hypothesized to be a second-generation planets, formed from debris disk around the dead star.

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Posted: 27 Apr 2019 12:58
by Messier
SpaceEngineer wrote:
Messier wrote:
Source of the post I wonder. With stellar remnants now available within some these new fandangled nebulae, would they have planets, too?

Yes. First discovered planets was discovered near a neutron star! This was surprising. They hypothesized to be a second-generation planets, formed from debris disk around the dead star.

Those planets were rocky too, right? Anyway, this whole thing just sounds awesome.

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Posted: 28 Apr 2019 07:29
by KaRRyer
Can we have a status for the progress of 0.990 ?

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Posted: 28 Apr 2019 07:53
by SpaceEngineer
KaRRyer wrote:
Source of the post Can we have a status for the progress of 0.990 ?

Working on Solar system textures. Cubemap tool was updated to support SE 0.990 texture format (256x256, with 2 pixel-wide border inside the tile). It also was made 64-bit and multithreaded, to speedup conversion process. Some textures, for which I have source. are converted directly, some updated/patched to fix problems, some was merged back from tiles and converted again. Some textures was replaced with better ones. This process is not quick, I already spent 3 weeks on it. So far, Saturn satellites, Triton and Pluto system are left:

sst.png


As a bonus, I ported SpaceEngine to x64 - this was surprisingly easy, because I developed the code from the beginning in a right manner, keeping in mind future porting. In fact, I spent one evening on recompiling third-party libraries to x64, and one-two days fixing issues in SE. So now SE is not limited by 4 GB of RAM, bur is able to use any amount, available in the system (and even more, because Windows features "virtual memory"). Beta testers successfully pushed it to limits, by rendering screenshots with millions of stars: SE occupied up to 30 GB of RAM in these experiments, and still not crash.

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Posted: 28 Apr 2019 10:44
by stongduke
SpaceEngineer wrote:
KaRRyer wrote:
Source of the post Can we have a status for the progress of 0.990 ?

Working on Solar system textures. Cubemap tool was updated to support SE 0.990 texture format (256x256, with 2 pixel-wide border inside the tile). It also was made 64-bit and multithreaded, to speedup conversion process. Some textures, for which I have source. are converted directly, some updated/patched to fix problems, some was merged back from tiles and converted again. Some textures was replaced with better ones. This process is not quick, I already spent 3 weeks on it. So far, Saturn satellites, Triton and Pluto system are left:

sst.png

As a bonus, I ported SpaceEngine to x64 - this was surprisingly easy, because I developed the code from the beginning in a right manner, keeping in mind future porting. In fact, I spent one evening on recompiling third-party libraries to x64, and one-two days fixing issues in SE. So now SE is not limited by 4 GB of RAM, bur is able to use any amount, available in the system (and even more, because Windows features "virtual memory"). Beta testers successfully pushed it to limits, by rendering screenshots with millions of stars: SE occupied up to 30 GB of RAM in these experiments, and still not crash.

Well fiddle me spoons, x64? That's great! Thanks for sharing progress. I love it.

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Posted: 28 Apr 2019 10:56
by Macronicus
SpaceEngineer wrote:
KaRRyer wrote:
Source of the post Can we have a status for the progress of 0.990 ?

Working on Solar system textures. Cubemap tool was updated to support SE 0.990 texture format (256x256, with 2 pixel-wide border inside the tile). It also was made 64-bit and multithreaded, to speedup conversion process. Some textures, for which I have source. are converted directly, some updated/patched to fix problems, some was merged back from tiles and converted again. Some textures was replaced with better ones. This process is not quick, I already spent 3 weeks on it. So far, Saturn satellites, Triton and Pluto system are left:

sst.png

As a bonus, I ported SpaceEngine to x64 - this was surprisingly easy, because I developed the code from the beginning in a right manner, keeping in mind future porting. In fact, I spent one evening on recompiling third-party libraries to x64, and one-two days fixing issues in SE. So now SE is not limited by 4 GB of RAM, bur is able to use any amount, available in the system (and even more, because Windows features "virtual memory"). Beta testers successfully pushed it to limits, by rendering screenshots with millions of stars: SE occupied up to 30 GB of RAM in these experiments, and still not crash.


That gives me hope

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Posted: 30 Apr 2019 03:07
by vlad01
Great to here about the x64 porting and ram limitations lifted.  I can't wait to try render all those stars.

I was often crashing 0.980e because of too many stars.

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Posted: 30 Apr 2019 05:04
by KaRRyer
[quote="SpaceEngineer"][quote="KaRRyer"][post]28584[/post] Can we have a status for the progress of 0.990 ?[/quote]
Working on Solar system textures. Cubemap tool was updated to support SE 0.990 texture format (256x256, with 2 pixel-wide border inside the tile). It also was made 64-bit and multithreaded, to speedup conversion process. Some textures, for which I have source. are converted directly, some updated/patched to fix problems, some was merged back from tiles and converted again. Some textures was replaced with better ones. This process is not quick, I already spent 3 weeks on it. So far, Saturn satellites, Triton and Pluto system are left:

sst.png

As a bonus, I ported SpaceEngine to x64 - this was surprisingly easy, because I developed the code from the beginning in a right manner, keeping in mind future porting. In fact, I spent one evening on recompiling third-party libraries to x64, and one-two days fixing issues in SE. So now SE is not limited by 4 GB of RAM, bur is able to use any amount, available in the system (and even more, because Windows features "virtual memory"). Beta testers successfully pushed it to limits, by rendering screenshots with millions of stars: SE occupied up to 30 GB of RAM in these experiments, and still not crash.[/quote]

Thanks for this answer SpaceEngineer, This a good work ! Take your time for this :) quality is better than quantity

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Posted: 30 Apr 2019 16:17
by A-L-E-X
Thats awesome that it can be used in x64, would that be a separate installer file?  Also can we set a hard limit on how much RAM we will let SE use?  I have 16 GB of RAM and I want to dedicate 8 GB of RAM to it.

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Posted: 01 May 2019 08:24
by SpaceEngineer
Installer is not needed, SE will be installed by Steam.
And yes, there is a paaemeter in the config which limits RAM usage.

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Posted: 01 May 2019 08:54
by Macronicus
SpaceEngineer wrote:
Installer is not needed, SE will be installed by Steam.
And yes, there is a paaemeter in the config which limits RAM usage.


So better performance? Unless I get a gaming laptop.

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Posted: 01 May 2019 09:14
by ettore_bilbo
SpaceEngineer wrote:
Source of the post As a bonus, I ported SpaceEngine to x64 - this was surprisingly easy, because I developed the code from the beginning in a right manner, keeping in mind future porting. In fact, I spent one evening on recompiling third-party libraries to x64, and one-two days fixing issues in SE. So now SE is not limited by 4 GB of RAM

super bonus!!! :-D