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alpy92

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unable to create rings
« on: August 11, 2014, 03:33:13 AM »
First of all, I'm so happy to get my hands on the testing process.
The thing I wanted to do when I first got my hands on the game was to re-create the formation of our solar system. I thought adding rings with appropriate mass etc would do the trick. However, I can't seem to add rings to the game. I press create and then nothing happens

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Re: unable to create rings
« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2014, 03:35:52 AM »
Have you tried enlarging the rings? Saturn/Jupiter/Etc Rings would be too small to be seen. Enlarge it, I would do. (Currently off my computer :P)

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Re: unable to create rings
« Reply #2 on: August 11, 2014, 03:36:40 AM »
you must apply it to an object

alpy92

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Re: unable to create rings
« Reply #3 on: August 11, 2014, 03:37:26 AM »
I just created a mini solar system and it worked...I'm trying to add rings by themselves..nothing else...maybe thats the problem

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Re: unable to create rings
« Reply #4 on: August 11, 2014, 03:41:21 AM »
There is a button below all the technical options that says "Create". Try pushing it, and if nothing happens, you may want to restart the game.

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Re: unable to create rings
« Reply #5 on: August 11, 2014, 09:57:44 AM »
I just created a mini solar system and it worked...I'm trying to add rings by themselves..nothing else...maybe thats the problem
Yes I think that is the problem. For you to be able to add rings, you must have a body selected already to add the rings to. If making an asteroid belt is what you want to do, add the rings to the sun and give them a large size.

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Re: unable to create rings
« Reply #6 on: August 11, 2014, 12:27:05 PM »
Forsome reason the rings keep flying off into spacd and wont stay in orbit

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Re: unable to create rings
« Reply #7 on: August 11, 2014, 01:50:17 PM »
The rings can take some time to build, additionally, the defaults for the ring amounts are too high. A reasonable number for a powerful machine seems to be 1.5k or less particles. You can experiment to see what works best.

We've also discovered a bug that will cause the rings to take a long time to build, due to errors that are happening in the background. (essentially, there are cases when the ring has 0 mass) as you can imagine that's going to cause some problems :D. That should be fixed in the next Alpha.

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Re: unable to create rings
« Reply #8 on: August 11, 2014, 02:13:16 PM »
Thank's !

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Re: unable to create rings
« Reply #9 on: August 11, 2014, 11:08:18 PM »
We've also discovered a bug that will cause the rings to take a long time to build...

Fixed in the latest release, Alpha 8.3.