0.990.41 release – optimization and performance improvements

Hello everyone! Version 0.990.41 has now finished public beta testing and is being released to all users! This update primarily aims to improve performance through optimizations and moving some significant tasks to parallel threads. Lighting and eclipse shadows are now calculated on multiple CPU threads,...

Steam launch anniversary and development updates

One year ago, on June 11, 2019, SpaceEngine was released on Steam. Since then we have released many updates, but haven't implemented many new features - this is because we were focused on fixing bugs and improving stability. Among the more noticeable features that were...

Latest update out of beta, important note for Intel graphics users

Hello everyone! The latest update, which overhauls autoexposure and video recording, and which you can read about here, is now out of public beta testing and is being released to everyone, along with a few additional changes and fixes. NOTE FOR INTEL GRAPHICS USERS A side effect...

Overhaul of Autoexposure and Video Recording, New Team Member

Hello everyone, we finally have a new update for you! But before we talk about it, we would like to apologize for how long it has been since the last update. Though the delay was unavoidable, we still could have done a better job about...

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...