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hunterbickel2003Date: Thursday, 03.11.2016, 01:47 | Message # 1
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i want to know which game is bigger? space engine or no mans sky. the size depends on universe size, and the amount of objects in the game
 
HornblowerDate: Thursday, 03.11.2016, 02:04 | Message # 2
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Space engine by far is bigger
 
parameciumkidDate: Thursday, 03.11.2016, 04:56 | Message # 3
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"By far" is actually an understatement. SE is bigger by several orders of magnitude.

No Man's Sky is set in a single galaxy, which while abnormally large with, in theory, 18,446,744,073,709,551,616 procedural planets available, or in scientific notation about 1.8x10^19, features very unrealistically small scales for both the planets themselves and the distances between them. (See this Reddit post)
Space Engine consists, according to this thread, of a cube 10 billion parsecs (about 32.6 billion light years) on each side - about a thirtieth the volume of the visible universe - with a mean density of ten galaxies per cubic megaparsec (or ten billion, I believe, per cubic gigaparsec). On average a given galaxy contains roughly a hundred billion stars and each of these has maybe one to ten thousand explorable things orbiting it. In equation form:
10x10x10 Gpc x 10x10^9 galaxies x 100x10^9 stars x 10^3 satellites = 10^27 explorable objects.
SpaceEngine contains 10^8 or a hundred million times as many explorable objects as No Man's Sky (and that's a conservative estimate), and all of them are at realistic scales much larger than in No Man's Sky and separated by much larger tracts of space. cool

EDIT: According to this video, No Man's Sky's galaxy is roughly 220,000 light-years in radius or 440,000 light-years in diameter - very dense, considering the number of planets crammed into it, but in terms of actual volume much, much smaller than SpaceEngine or the real universe.





Intel HD Graphics 4000 ;P

Edited by parameciumkid - Thursday, 03.11.2016, 05:23
 
BananaDate: Friday, 11.11.2016, 00:42 | Message # 4
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Also, in Space Engine the entirety of any celestial object can be explored with accurate scaling. If you wanted to stroll around the surface of the Sun, you would be able to travel to any area of the star you wished at any speed that would be preferable.




Hello.

Edited by Banana - Friday, 11.11.2016, 00:45
 
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