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Universe Sandbox => Universe Sandbox | Updates => Topic started by: Dan Dixon on January 22, 2014, 05:35:48 PM

Title: Alpha 4 now available - January 22, 2014
Post by: Dan Dixon on January 22, 2014, 05:35:48 PM
This build is only available to the closed group of alpha testers. If you're an alpha tester, run Steam to update to the latest version.

What's new?
- Solar flares, elevation maps, new tutorials, procedural rings...

Complete list of Updates (https://docs.google.com/document/d/1TTsJL-ddM_i5RjfnQV5_R-hocRCin6hxAiCuVlytRtA/edit#heading=h.163gqkew9axy)

Please let us know if you run into any problems.  Our preferred method for reporting a bug is the in-game feedback system. Click on the star icon in the top-right corner of the screen.  And remember, the ideal bug report is a step-by-step procedure for reproducing the error.

Thanks!
Title: Re: Alpha 4 now available - January 22, 2014
Post by: seanjenkinsjr on January 22, 2014, 05:55:20 PM
cool i cant wait for it to be released to the public
Title: Re: Alpha 4 now available - January 22, 2014
Post by: seanjenkinsjr on January 23, 2014, 02:47:22 PM
when do you think the beta will be released. i have been waiting for 3 years for universe sandbox 2
Title: Re: Alpha 4 now available - January 22, 2014
Post by: Breakfestbacon on January 23, 2014, 03:14:42 PM
when do you think the beta will be released. i have been waiting for 3 years for universe sandbox 2
Dan says they have rough goals. He's not saying when. Also it will be released on beta when it happens.
I can tell you it will be this year ;)
Title: Re: Alpha 4 now available - January 22, 2014
Post by: blotz on January 23, 2014, 04:20:56 PM
Yes! the steam beta updater which updates almost like every day has paid off.
woo elevation maps great
Title: Re: Alpha 4 now available - January 22, 2014
Post by: seanjenkinsjr on January 23, 2014, 04:33:11 PM
i know they work great
Title: Re: Alpha 4 now available - January 22, 2014
Post by: valentin123 on January 26, 2014, 10:05:18 AM
I will record this!
Title: Re: Alpha 4 now available - January 22, 2014
Post by: seanjenkinsjr on January 29, 2014, 01:51:04 PM
what
Title: Re: Alpha 4 now available - January 22, 2014
Post by: crashman1390 on January 30, 2014, 01:49:23 PM
You know when you get that feeling when you miss a pre-order. You know, how you want to face-palm...
Title: Re: Alpha 4 now available - January 22, 2014
Post by: Josh on February 01, 2014, 09:46:28 AM
I really like this update! Especially how planets appear more realistic.  :)
Title: Re: Alpha 4 now available - January 22, 2014
Post by: gabriel.dac on February 01, 2014, 10:31:51 AM
I cant wait for the next alpha version
Title: Re: Alpha 4 now available - January 22, 2014
Post by: Lord DC on February 04, 2014, 11:31:09 AM
What's new?
- Solar flares, elevation maps, new tutorials, procedural rings...

Pure Awesome! The photos, they look like real LIFE!!! Dan, you are the ultimate programmer! 8) :D
Title: Re: Alpha 4 now available - January 22, 2014
Post by: gabriel.dac on February 05, 2014, 10:38:16 AM
I'm so excited. I can't wait for the next version
Title: Re: Alpha 4 now available - January 22, 2014
Post by: MiniMeatwad on February 08, 2014, 12:26:37 PM
I played for 3.9 years, i waited 3.2 years for this, I want this please, its so beautiful.  :o
Title: Re: Alpha 4 now available - January 22, 2014
Post by: gabriel.dac on February 13, 2014, 07:32:30 PM
I remember posting in this thread but for some reason my post isn't here.

Anyway, all I said is that it's about time for Alpha 5. As you've read from my previous posts I'm pretty excited.
Title: Re: Alpha 4 now available - January 22, 2014
Post by: blotz on February 15, 2014, 07:05:03 PM
Guys, the more we test, the faster these updates will come out (i think) so they can fix small problems
Title: Re: Alpha 4 now available - January 22, 2014
Post by: JAW1002 on February 16, 2014, 06:36:57 AM
fixed collisions will be fun to test. fingers crossed for #5
Title: Re: Alpha 4 now available - January 22, 2014
Post by: gabriel.dac on February 16, 2014, 07:13:12 AM
Guys, the more we test, the faster these updates will come out (i think) so they can fix small problems

No, on the contrary. The more we test, the more issues they will have to fix and the more busy they'll be. I started testing only now in Alpha 4 and reported a lot of stuff. Perhaps that's why it's taking too long? Idk. Well, anyway I think it's about time for the new version.
Title: Re: Alpha 4 now available - January 22, 2014
Post by: blotz on February 16, 2014, 08:27:17 AM
Well if there's no small bugs to fix, then they'll work on new stuff, which takes a very long time
Title: Re: Alpha 4 now available - January 22, 2014
Post by: Needlesteamer on February 19, 2014, 06:30:32 PM
I can't wait for Alpha V. It'll give me a proper opportunity to play US, and a proper duty by finding bugs and making suggestions. I'm looking forward to it (for I've heard there may be a new batch).
Title: Re: Alpha 4 now available - January 22, 2014
Post by: seanjenkinsjr on February 22, 2014, 02:35:22 PM
think what this game would be like if we released it back in 2012 or 2013
Title: Re: Alpha 4 now available - January 22, 2014
Post by: WitheHole18 on February 23, 2014, 10:12:09 AM
Mi potrei iscrivere all'aplha?
Vedo grande futuro per questo simulatore!
E voglio  assolutamente aiutarvi!
Title: Re: Alpha 4 now available - January 22, 2014
Post by: blotz on March 02, 2014, 09:33:47 AM
In the fifth build, can you add a number option in the collision tab?
Title: Re: Alpha 4 now available - January 22, 2014
Post by: gabriel.dac on March 06, 2014, 08:00:49 AM
alright, it is taking too long for the next version. Now everyone must agree on that
Title: Re: Alpha 4 now available - January 22, 2014
Post by: Chris on March 06, 2014, 08:28:51 AM
alright, it is taking too long for the next version. Now everyone must agree on that

Update is scheduled for today.
Title: Re: Alpha 4 now available - January 22, 2014
Post by: WitheHole18 on March 06, 2014, 11:16:07 AM
yes Gabriel,Chris what's new?
Title: Re: Alpha 4 now available - January 22, 2014
Post by: Chris on March 06, 2014, 11:17:15 AM
yes Gabriel,Chris what's new?

A little patience and you'll get to read all the update details in the Whats New document
once the patch is out.

The update is scheduled for tonight, but we're still wrapping things up.
Please don't take my words as a guarantee -
there's always a chance of things going wrong in the last second.
So if we don't make it tonight it'll still come any day now.

That said, we're looking to give you a nice beefy update as soon as possible.
Title: Re: Alpha 4 now available - January 22, 2014
Post by: WitheHole18 on March 06, 2014, 11:20:46 AM
ok,thank Chris  :)
Title: Re: Alpha 4 now available - January 22, 2014
Post by: gabriel.dac on March 06, 2014, 01:53:32 PM
alright, it is taking too long for the next version. Now everyone must agree on that

Update is scheduled for today.
Yay :3
Title: Re: Alpha 4 now available - January 22, 2014
Post by: Dan Dixon on March 06, 2014, 08:00:17 PM
In the fifth build, can you add a number option in the collision tab?

What do you mean by a number option? For what?
Title: Re: Alpha 4 now available - January 22, 2014
Post by: blotz on March 06, 2014, 08:06:10 PM
Like have 5 earths crash into 1 neptune. In the creating collisions, you can only crash 1 into 1
Title: Re: Alpha 4 now available - January 22, 2014
Post by: Dan Dixon on March 06, 2014, 08:57:55 PM
That's already works. :)

Try the preset: Earth & (Moon x 5)
Title: Re: Alpha 4 now available - January 22, 2014
Post by: Xriqxa on April 02, 2014, 03:15:15 PM
I think he means collision fragments
Title: Re: Alpha 4 now available - January 22, 2014
Post by: Nutt007 on April 02, 2014, 05:50:09 PM
Seriously dude. You realize post count doesn't mean anything.
Title: Re: Alpha 4 now available - January 22, 2014
Post by: Xriqxa on April 02, 2014, 11:03:43 PM
I know that! I'm not doing this for post count!!!
Title: Re: Alpha 4 now available - January 22, 2014
Post by: blotz on April 03, 2014, 03:57:42 AM
also, no need to reply to old threads if they're old the person stopped asking for help or has solved it
Title: Re: Alpha 4 now available - January 22, 2014
Post by: Xriqxa on April 03, 2014, 04:12:34 AM
also, no need to reply to old threads if they're old the person stopped asking for help or has solved it

So what? I see new next to threads from a year ago! I check on every new thread and i never see the problems solved.
Title: Re: Alpha 4 now available - January 22, 2014
Post by: Xriqxa on April 03, 2014, 04:14:28 AM
Also, why don't we just trash old topics if they don't mean anything or shouldn't be a thread at all?
Title: Re: Alpha 4 now available - January 22, 2014
Post by: Xriqxa on April 03, 2014, 04:19:28 AM
also, no need to reply to old threads if they're old the person stopped asking for help or has solved it

Perhaps I am an active user... But so what? A newcomer can't be excited about a new game or be part of the community? I want to know as much as I can! Stop oppressing me!
Title: Re: Alpha 4 now available - January 22, 2014
Post by: Lord DC on April 03, 2014, 06:09:56 AM
This is not related to topic, but have you ever noticed that Dan's age is "N/A" does this mean he is immortal?!
Title: Re: Alpha 4 now available - January 22, 2014
Post by: Xriqxa on April 03, 2014, 07:16:18 AM
Looool no that's confidential info. I never give my age unless required.