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General 0.990 Discussion

Posted: 23 Nov 2018 22:52
by A-L-E-X
Will the planetarium version be entirely reality based and can be used by amateur astronomers like Starry Night or Stellarium?  Hopefully it will have a plugin to update real exoplanets automatically and assign terrain to them based on what type of planet they are!

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Posted: 24 Nov 2018 02:48
by HarbingerDawn
A-L-E-X wrote:
Source of the post Will the planetarium version be entirely reality based and can be used by amateur astronomers like Starry Night or Stellarium?

Planetarium mode will fundamentally be what it already is - it already allows you to disable rendering of procedural objects. It is already useful for amateur astronomers in some cases, but I highly doubt it will ever be a replacement for a dedicated earthbound planetarium program like Stellarium. It's not really fair to compare the capabilities of SE, which is trying to depict a 3D 1:1 scale representation of the entire universe, which you can fly around in freely and seamlessly, with a program that dedicates its entire existence to depicting the sky as seen from planets in the Solar system.

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Posted: 24 Nov 2018 11:45
by SalazarHink
HarbingerDawn, Thank you for your response!

So  basically, "Flight Simulator" will be the only available Single Player mode for now, and "Game version of SE" with walking, driving, space battles, economics, harvesting of resources, refueling, building will be a completely separate product? 

Or after several years of development Flight Simulator will be renamed back to "Single Player" and improved to have these (or at least some of them) features?

Imho, it would be great if the full game mode will be a part of the program. But if you plan to release it as a separate product, then okay, I can deal with it.

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Posted: 24 Nov 2018 19:02
by HarbingerDawn
SalazarHink wrote:
Source of the post So  basically, "Flight Simulator" will be the only available Single Player mode for now, and "Game version of SE" with walking, driving, space battles, economics, harvesting of resources, refueling, building will be a completely separate product?

Or after several years of development Flight Simulator will be renamed back to "Single Player" and improved to have these (or at least some of them) features?

This hasn't been decided yet, it depends on how development goes.

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Posted: 24 Nov 2018 22:55
by Julian
In 0.980, there don't seem to be any nebulae in procedurally generated irregular galaxies, even though you'd expect them to be rich in star-forming regions. Will 0.990 correct that? I also haven't seen any nebulae in elliptical galaxies, but star deaths should still be expected to generate planetary nebulae and supernova remnants.

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Posted: 24 Nov 2018 22:56
by A-L-E-X
HarbingerDawn wrote:
A-L-E-X wrote:
Source of the post Will the planetarium version be entirely reality based and can be used by amateur astronomers like Starry Night or Stellarium?

Planetarium mode will fundamentally be what it already is - it already allows you to disable rendering of procedural objects. It is already useful for amateur astronomers in some cases, but I highly doubt it will ever be a replacement for a dedicated earthbound planetarium program like Stellarium. It's not really fair to compare the capabilities of SE, which is trying to depict a 3D 1:1 scale representation of the entire universe, which you can fly around in freely and seamlessly, with a program that dedicates its entire existence to depicting the sky as seen from planets in the Solar system.

It's more like Starry Night then, which is the other program I use.  I dont use Stellarium much because for the reason you mentioned- it doesn't show what the sky looks like from another solar system or in the distant past or distant future (stellar proper motion might be a good addition to SE.)  I guess automatically updating known exoplanets would be difficult to do?

General 0.990 Discussion

Posted: 28 Nov 2018 06:54
by stongduke
[quote="Julian"]In 0.980, there don't seem to be any nebulae in procedurally generated irregular galaxies, even though you'd expect them to be rich in star-forming regions. Will 0.990 correct that? I also haven't seen any nebulae in elliptical galaxies, but star deaths should still be expected to generate planetary nebulae and supernova remnants.[/quote]
Really? I hope they add nebulae to irregular galaxies in 0.9.9.0.

General 0.990 Discussion

Posted: 30 Nov 2018 15:16
by MaxVelocity
Can someone update the TODO list? cause it's been over a year since the last update

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Posted: 30 Nov 2018 16:11
by Stellarator
MaxVelocity wrote:
Source of the post Can someone update the TODO list?

Be as it may, nothing has really changed as far as what is planned for v0990. Everything that is implemented in the up coming version is either written in white or green. Until v0990 is actually released, I see no reason to update the list so rigorously.

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Posted: 04 Dec 2018 18:08
by Himself
Hey, iirc, last year we got a sort of "Christmas present" post describing what was being done for SE. Would such a thing be possible this year, or is it mostly just technical stuff and bugfixes at this point?

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Posted: 10 Dec 2018 18:57
by Harge
Will Despacito be in the next version?

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Posted: 11 Dec 2018 03:39
by Mosfet
Harge wrote:
Source of the post Will Despacito be in the next version?

For such jokes there's a thread.

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Posted: 15 Dec 2018 08:57
by longname
Will exporting systems from SE 0.9.8.0 to SE 0.9.9.0 be possible, or has the system generation system changed too much?

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Posted: 16 Dec 2018 06:04
by Mosfet
PlutonianEmpire wrote:
Source of the post Why exactly would non-steam releases require DRM protection? Some obscure copyright law that everybody hates?

I'm curious, how many copies of the program do you think will be sold if there is no copy protection? I mean, before it lands on everyone's computer for free.

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Posted: 16 Dec 2018 17:49
by Dartz
[quote="Mosfet"][quote="PlutonianEmpire"][post]25508[/post] Why exactly would non-steam releases require DRM protection? Some obscure copyright law that everybody hates?[/quote]
I'm curious, how many copies of the program do you think will be sold if there is no copy protection? I mean, before it lands on everyone's computer for free.[/quote]

Not that I'm arguing against the use of DRM, but it doesn't really do too much to prevent pirates. It stops a few lamers, but pretty much every DRM, even the super advanced ones like Denuvo are cracked at some point, usually within 24 hours of release if its a really popular game.