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Universe Sandbox => Universe Sandbox | Discussion => Topic started by: Plumbum on August 11, 2014, 08:03:34 AM

Title: Mars turning into a gas giant?
Post by: Plumbum on August 11, 2014, 08:03:34 AM
So I'm still figuring out how to terraform...

And when I add more than 3% Carbon dioxide,Mars seems to turn into a gas giant.

Is this a bug or my fault for being too "dumb" ? :D
Title: Re: Mars turning into a gas giant?
Post by: Xriqxa on August 11, 2014, 09:17:06 AM
Nope, this is definitely a bug. What you are seeing is the texture blur effect for rocky to gas giant transitions, which means Mars has turned into a gas giant. Not sure what's going on here, though.
Title: Re: Mars turning into a gas giant?
Post by: Jim Jam Science Mans on August 11, 2014, 09:22:25 AM
Reproducible on my end. Transition point seems to be at about 2.7%
Title: Re: Mars turning into a gas giant?
Post by: Unnamed25 on August 11, 2014, 09:31:14 AM
Well i guess it's because CO2 counts as a gas in the game
Title: Re: Mars turning into a gas giant?
Post by: Breakfestbacon on August 11, 2014, 09:46:18 AM
Yeah this is a bug, I posted about it a few days ago. I did the same thing with the moon.
Title: Re: Mars turning into a gas giant?
Post by: Plumbum on August 11, 2014, 09:50:15 AM
Okay,thank you guys! :)
Title: Re: Mars turning into a gas giant?
Post by: C7 on August 11, 2014, 02:29:52 PM
The transitions are based on the amount of surface gas, it's not picky if it's Co2 or another gas. It's at a point where the gas amount is so high the planet would be visually opaque. Calling it a gas giant is a bit of a misnomer though, it's more of a Venus style scenario at that point.

 The transitions are still pretty rough, and we're working on the classifications of planets still. This isn't really a "bug", but it's definitely something we want to improve the handling of as time goes on.