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Work progress 0.97
BaleurDate: Monday, 19.11.2012, 10:44 | Message # 301
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Multi-million dollar game devs. Releases 1 patch every 2 months that fixes 4 bugs and typos.
Indie dev, one guy. Releases massive updates in an app that essentially revolutionizes generation and visualization of interplanetary, interstellar and intergalactic space.

Just shows time and time again that programming talent is what matters, not dev team size or careless money being thrown at the project. You could put the entire staff at Maxis to work on Spore 2, with infinite budget from EA, and i guarantee they would not have even half of what you have here in terms of an infinite beautiful space engine.
 
DrawninDate: Monday, 19.11.2012, 12:09 | Message # 302
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Natural sounds when descending to planets??
Just... YES!!

That will surely break the static appearance of the whole program. I mean, when you go into a planet's atmosphere, it looks like a frozen picture or something like that, because there is nothing (apart from the movement of ship/camera) that suggest time passing by. But nature sounds like wind or something similar could make the experience much more realistic, because you will feel that you're in a real world, where things change! Amazing!

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mfrankowiczDate: Monday, 19.11.2012, 12:50 | Message # 303
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Quote (Baleur)
Multi-million dollar game devs. Releases 1 patch every 2 months that fixes 4 bugs and typos.
Indie dev, one guy. Releases massive updates in an app that essentially revolutionizes generation and visualization of interplanetary, interstellar and intergalactic space.

Just shows time and time again that programming talent is what matters, not dev team size or careless money being thrown at the project. You could put the entire staff at Maxis to work on Spore 2, with infinite budget from EA, and i guarantee they would not have even half of what you have here in terms of an infinite beautiful space engine.


Its true what you say, but its is also true that bigger teams have less small bugs to deal in final releases. In my opinion, SpaceEnginer should put the projet inside the rights that protect open source projects, this way he could have help from developer's comunity in a more reliable environment work (i mean, without the risk of being plagiarized).

btw, the new version will be awesome!
 
SalvoDate: Monday, 19.11.2012, 15:01 | Message # 304
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Supporting of sounds of WAV and OGG formats
Built-in music player for OGG music


Quote (Baleur)
Just shows time and time again that programming talent is what matters, not dev team size or careless money being thrown at the project.

You are right cry

Anyway Space Engineer, do you actually earnings something through this project? (apart our immense gratitude)





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Edited by Salvo - Monday, 19.11.2012, 15:08
 
FrostbreathDate: Monday, 19.11.2012, 15:33 | Message # 305
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Brilliant. Just absolutely brilliant, epic, fantastic, magnificent and all words equal to these. My favourite space sim keeps getting better and better.




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AlessiaCristalloooDate: Monday, 19.11.2012, 23:19 | Message # 306
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Yes! smile
Now i can do something more for the game biggrin
 
Jeroll3dDate: Wednesday, 21.11.2012, 15:53 | Message # 307
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Quote (Baleur)
Multi-million dollar game devs. Releases 1 patch every 2 months that fixes 4 bugs and typos.
Indie dev, one guy. Releases massive updates in an app that essentially revolutionizes generation and visualization of interplanetary, interstellar and intergalactic space.

Just shows time and time again that programming talent is what matters, not dev team size or careless money being thrown at the project. You could put the entire staff at Maxis to work on Spore 2, with infinite budget from EA, and i guarantee they would not have even half of what you have here in terms of an infinite beautiful space engine.


Simply the best space simulator. The engineer of this game comes from the future ...

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Nice. The best space simulator. I love this! This game is revolutionary and is only going to improve!


Edited by Jeroll3d - Wednesday, 21.11.2012, 15:55
 
SpaceEngineerDate: Sunday, 25.11.2012, 01:22 | Message # 308
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Updates:

  • Automatic clearing of the cache when hardware is changed
  • Saving compiled shaders binaries to the cache and fast loading
  • Preloading all shaders at startup (option)
  • Oblate planets and stars, automatic calculation of oblateness
  • Gravity darkening of oblate stars

    The OpenGL 4.1 has a long-awaited function implemented - getting binary code of compiled shaders. Now it is possible to save binaries on the disk into a cache, then at the next time loading they are sent directly to the GPU, without a long compilation process. The speedup of loading time is 50-100 times! There are no lags caused by loading of new shaders when a new planet comes into view, or a solar eclipse crawling on the disk of a planet. Surprisingly, this function works not only in OpenGL 4.1, but in the older versions too. If it still not supported by user drivers, SE will use an old system (loading shaders sources and compiling).

    Also, I've add an option to the main config that allows loading all shaders at SE startup, so there will be completely no lags. When SE starts first time (or the hardware is changed and cache is cleared), SE performs loading, compiling and saving binaries of all shaders. It may take up to 5 minutes. But after that, at next launches it takes 10-20 seconds to load all shaders binaries.

    Oblate planets. I've fix some bugs with oblate planets (but not all), so I decided to do all calculation of oblateness to procedural planets based on rotation period. So get used to the new appearance of gas giants - now almost all of them will have an oblate shape (as our Jupiter and Saturn does, and to a lesser degree, Uranus and Neptune).







    Fast-rotating oblate stars like Vega or Spica have an effect called gravity darkening: polar regions are closer to the core and thus hotter (and brighter) than equatorial regions. So oblate stars will looks like this:

    From equator:


    From pole:


    From intermediate angle:


    Colder star:


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    apenpaapDate: Sunday, 25.11.2012, 01:28 | Message # 309
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    Great! I like the oblateness things in particular. Is the bug with disappearing "tiles" near the poles on oblate worlds (mainly visible on Jupiter, Ceres, and Haumea right now) one of the fixed bugs?




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    ogggrezDate: Sunday, 25.11.2012, 01:34 | Message # 310
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    I can't wait for the update! biggrin It's gonna take some time getting use to those gas giants, lol




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    smjjamesDate: Sunday, 25.11.2012, 02:49 | Message # 311
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    Automatic clearing of the cache when hardware is changed


    Cool, that should help alleviate problems relating to the cache such as this thread (both QuietlyConfidents and my issue there). Hopefully.





     
    Donatelo200Date: Sunday, 25.11.2012, 06:34 | Message # 312
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    Will density be a factor in calculating a planets ob-lateness?




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    SalvoDate: Sunday, 25.11.2012, 11:05 | Message # 313
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    The speedup of loading time is 50-100 times!

    O_o
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    Oblate planets and stars, automatic calculation of oblateness

    Nice! All planets had the same oblateness, that wasn't realistic biggrin





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    DrawninDate: Sunday, 25.11.2012, 12:32 | Message # 314
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    I want 0.97 so bad... ='(

    Any progress in night side lights on the planets, like lava, cities and so on? That would be amazing... I'm just curious about it... =)





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    SpaceEngineerDate: Sunday, 25.11.2012, 14:18 | Message # 315
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    Will density be a factor in calculating a planets ob-lateness?

    Of course. For example, neutron stars are still spherical, despite their crazy rotating rate.

    Quote (Drawnin)
    Any progress in night side lights on the planets, like lava, cities and so on? That would be amazing... I'm just curious about it... =)

    No.





     
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