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...

Chinese and Japanese support

During the past month I have worked on implementing support for East Asian languages. Adding support for Chinese was one of the most requested features after release on Steam! The main problem was that SpaceEngine used 8-bit text strings internally, so it was only able...

50 years since Moon landing

Today is the 50th anniversary of humanity's greatest achievement - landing a crewed spaceship on another celestial body for the first time. On July 20, 1969, the "Eagle" spacecraft landed in the Sea of Tranquility on the Moon. Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin were first...

Update 0.990.36.1665 (beta)

Todays build 0.990.36.1665 is released in the beta branch, so if you want to test this, feel free to join the beta. Changes: Multithreaded saving of screenshot (no lag on saving to png) Multithreaded saving of video frame images These updates improve taking screenshots and capturing video. Writing...