Hello there fellow space lovers! Been lurking for the past couple of days and figured I should make a forum account. I discovered Space Engine by Youtuber Scott Manley who does space games videos (KSP mainly). He made a video a while back about version 7.something and I tried the game at that moment but it was plagued by visual bugs and frequent crashes. Stopped playing and didn't really thought much more of it. Now Scott recently made an update video regarding version 0.980 and figured I should give it another try. Visual bugs are now gone! Crashes are still somewhat frequent though but I can live with that.
Thank you SpaceEngineer for making this awesome piece of software! SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONEY!
More about me: Long-time gamer and fan of everything science, but especially SPAAAACE! When a game combine these features, you got me hooked for sure, especially orbital mechanics! Unfortunately, I'm lacking college education so these maths are quite hard for me, but I keep trying and still love it anyway. I do play Orbiter and KSP. They are a both great games, I love them and they are a great preparation for Space Engine! I can take-off and reach orbit, change its shape as i wish and rendez-vous with a target successfully, but I never could reach anything outside of the Sphere of Influence i took off from (without cheating).
Now one thing I specifically want to do on this forum is to document my future journey in a ship through the universe in a light RP style. I'm not usually into Role-Playing but this seems appropriate. I'm still undecided as to what will be my goal during that journey however, but i will find (maybe reach the edge of the universe, find specific stellar/planetary conditions or find earth manually?). Look it up soon in the Space Journey sub-forum!
Been reading around however that I need to make 10 replies before creating a thread? (FYI, that particular piece of information is not mentioned in forum rules at all)
"Been reading around however that I need to make 10 replies before creating a thread? dry (FYI, that particular piece of information is not mentioned in forum rules at all)". That's good to know, I wasn't seeing that anywhere and was getting very confused why I was unable to actually start a thread on an issue I was having that I hadn't seen reported yet...