Fixed Mistake with Steam Launch Option for SE Addon Manager

Hello everyone! I'm a little embarrassed to say that there was a mistake in the configuration of the launch option for the SE configuration tool (i.e. the addon manager) which caused it to only be accessible to those subscribed to the public beta branch. We finally...

Quarantine blues? We’re here to help!

Hello everyone, we hope you're staying safe and well! We know the current pandemic is stressful, and some of you may also be bored by having to spend so much time at home. So we decided to hold an impromptu sale! For the next 7...

Steam Workshop release

Today's small update 0.990.39.1765 is merged with the previous one and published to the main branch, making Workshop support available to everyone. Build 0.990.39.1765 - Updated exoplanet catalogs - Updated localizations - Fixed Auto Illumination saturation checkbox in the main menu - Fixed usage of the Load button in the...

Steam Workshop public beta, Valve Index support

Update 0.990.39.1760 introduces Steam Workshop, native support of Valve Index and WMR controllers, and some VR improvements. The update is available in the beta branch, and will be released to the default branch soon. Changelog: - Shorter cache file paths - Fixed broken rendering/style settings after starting SE...

Translate SpaceEngine to your language!

We are presenting a new way to create translations of SpaceEngine's interface. Localizor is an online service where everyone can translate games to their own language and earn some virtual coins in the process. Those coins later can be used to get a Steam key...

Update 0.990.38.1750

I am presenting a new update. Nothing serious this time, but I am working on Steam Workshop support. SpaceEngine will have a launcher where you can enable/disable installed workshop items. This is more convenient for temporarily disabling addons than using the Steam interface (because uninstallation...

Update 0.990.38.1740

This small patch adds few bugfixes, and was released to the public branch. It was merged with the previous patch 0.990.38.1730. The header image is a prominent triple solar eclipse on Jupiter, occurred at January 24, 2015. This event makes noticeable a bug in SE: orientation...

Update 0.990.38.1730

Todays build 0.990.38.1730 is released in the beta branch, so if you want to test this, feel free to join the beta. Changes: New Titan textures by retro-visor The new textures are based on Ian Regan's global infrared map, but with overlayed radar maps of Titan's lakes,...

Science and astronomy articles

SpaceEngine forums have the Science and Astronomy Discussions forum, where community members can ask questions about astronomy and science in general. We have some professional scientists there, Watsisname and FastFourierTransform among them, who sometimes creates amazingly detailed and comprehensive replies to member questions. They made...

Moon textures update

Today's update is huge (by download size). In the initial 0.990 release, textures for the Moon were made from jpeg source files, so they had noticeable compression artifacts. Recently I got the uncompressed source textures from their author (Klud), and they also have a much...