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Universe Sandbox => Universe Sandbox ² | Updates => Topic started by: Dan Dixon on November 09, 2016, 12:30:44 AM

Title: Disintegration Update | Alpha 19 | Now Available
Post by: Dan Dixon on November 09, 2016, 12:30:44 AM
http://steamcommunity.com/games/230290/announcements/detail/743486197381382570
Title: Re: Disintegration Update | Alpha 19 | Now Available
Post by: creeperz1211 on November 09, 2016, 02:36:05 AM
YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH!
Title: Re: Disintegration Update | Alpha 19 | Now Available
Post by: Austritistanian on November 09, 2016, 05:43:33 AM
I tried it, and it's awesome...!

Just an additional suggestion: Do you think 4 pointed lens flares should be added on bright objects such as stars or exploding supernova?
Title: Re: Disintegration Update | Alpha 19 | Now Available
Post by: Lord DC on November 09, 2016, 06:30:45 AM
VERY NICE
Title: Re: | Alpha 19 | Now Available
Post by: Angel Armageddon on November 09, 2016, 01:18:00 PM
Disintegration Update? What does that mean?
"dis·in·te·gra·tion
noun
1)the process of losing cohesion or strength.
2)the process of coming to pieces.
PHYSICS
3)a process in which a nucleus or other subatomic particle emits a smaller particle or divides into smaller particles."

I think the second definition fits in this case.
 :-\

Oh well. Great job you guys!
Title: Re: Disintegration Update | Alpha 19 | Now Available
Post by: Angel Armageddon on November 09, 2016, 01:19:55 PM
P.S.
Any videos/pictures of it out yet?
Title: Re: Disintegration Update | Alpha 19 | Now Available
Post by: tesco on November 09, 2016, 01:45:47 PM
angel y u so saucy
Title: Re: Disintegration Update | Alpha 19 | Now Available
Post by: iZenAtomic on November 09, 2016, 06:05:11 PM
just say YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAASSSSSSSSSSS already
Title: Re: Disintegration Update | Alpha 19 | Now Available
Post by: Jar on November 10, 2016, 02:47:12 PM
P.S.
Any videos/pictures of it out yet?
Yep! The post Dan linked to has a handful of screenshots and .GIFs: http://steamcommunity.com/games/230290/announcements/detail/743486197381382570
Title: Re: Disintegration Update | Alpha 19 | Now Available
Post by: Magnetarhyper4436 on November 12, 2016, 01:08:38 PM
YAY! lmao I've been off so long from this forum.
Title: Re: Disintegration Update | Alpha 19 | Now Available
Post by: MatUS on November 13, 2016, 03:29:44 PM
How do I upgrade the game?  :-\
Title: Re: Disintegration Update | Alpha 19 | Now Available
Post by: Austritistanian on November 14, 2016, 05:31:47 AM
If you're using steam, look up for Universe Sandbox 2 in your library, click on properties > betas > alpha19preview, and then close the properties tab. It will then update Universe Sandbox 2 to alpha 19.
Title: Re: Disintegration Update | Alpha 19 | Now Available
Post by: Jar on November 14, 2016, 08:12:17 AM
If you're using steam, look up for Universe Sandbox 2 in your library, click on properties > betas > alpha19preview, and then close the properties tab. It will then update Universe Sandbox 2 to alpha 19.
Ah, this is actually incorrect! Sorry for the confusion.

If you own Universe Sandbox ² on Steam, it should automatically download the update. You can see which version you're running at the bottom of the Home menu.

Since we have now officially released Alpha 19, you should not opt into anything via the Betas tab. We got rid of the alpha19preview opt-in, so it should kick you out into the latest official release if you were running the preview versions.
Title: Re: Disintegration Update | Alpha 19 | Now Available
Post by: staydetermined on November 16, 2016, 10:45:25 AM
If you're using steam, look up for Universe Sandbox 2 in your library, click on properties > betas > alpha19preview, and then close the properties tab. It will then update Universe Sandbox 2 to alpha 19.
Ah, this is actually incorrect! Sorry for the confusion.

If you own Universe Sandbox ² on Steam, it should automatically download the update. You can see which version you're running at the bottom of the Home menu.

Since we have now officially released Alpha 19, you should not opt into anything via the Betas tab. We got rid of the alpha19preview opt-in, so it should kick you out into the latest official release if you were running the preview versions.

Why is there an experimental build in the BETAS tab? The version says: "Alpha 19a, November 10, 2016" the last time I checked it.
Title: Re: Disintegration Update | Alpha 19 | Now Available
Post by: Jar on November 16, 2016, 01:43:41 PM
The experimental build is not intended for most users, as it just added some potential fixes for users who were having issues starting up. These will be rolled into our next small update, which will include some other bug fixes.
Title: Re: Disintegration Update | Alpha 19 | Now Available
Post by: Angel Armageddon on November 18, 2016, 07:51:14 AM
angel y u so saucy

What do you mean? :o
Title: Re: Disintegration Update | Alpha 19 | Now Available
Post by: Angel Armageddon on November 18, 2016, 07:51:41 AM
P.S.
Any videos/pictures of it out yet?
Yep! The post Dan linked to has a handful of screenshots and .GIFs: http://steamcommunity.com/games/230290/announcements/detail/743486197381382570

Awesome. Thanks.
Title: Re: Disintegration Update | Alpha 19 | Now Available
Post by: Angel Armageddon on November 27, 2016, 07:40:12 PM
The experimental build is not intended for most users, as it just added some potential fixes for users who were having issues starting up. These will be rolled into our next small update, which will include some other bug fixes.

Btw, when a bod is being ripped apart by Roche physics, why doesn't it, and the fragments, heat up, like it did in previous preview versions?
I liked it the way it was....
Title: Re: Disintegration Update | Alpha 19 | Now Available
Post by: iZenAtomic on November 27, 2016, 08:56:34 PM
And you said we were killin the devs with Roche. Well now apparently you really want to kill them
Title: Re: Disintegration Update | Alpha 19 | Now Available
Post by: kallisti on December 02, 2016, 08:00:51 PM
I just have to say that with Alpha 19.3, everything is running extremely smooth, with fixes for at least one bug I've complained about on the forum.  It's getting nicer and nicer. Thanks for this.
Title: Re: Disintegration Update | Alpha 19 | Now Available
Post by: kallisti on December 02, 2016, 08:35:24 PM
Not to be a hair in the soup of my own praise (I've already posted a mention with screenshot at some point, so sorry if this is redundant), but I was already capturing this, and it perfectly demonstrates a bug in the gravitational lensing effect of black holes; it does not apply to light from supernovae.

Video is unlisted, so can only be viewed with a direct link:

https://youtu.be/2xkDYFgz6Y4

Edit: Another bug connected to gravitational lensing: Sudden switches

https://youtu.be/BYikeBu13qU


Anyway, still very satisfied with the current version; all praise is due to the dev team.
Title: Re: Disintegration Update | Alpha 19 | Now Available
Post by: Angel Armageddon on December 16, 2016, 07:50:37 AM
And you said we were killin the devs with Roche. Well now apparently you really want to kill them

I only asked a question.
Title: Re: Disintegration Update | Alpha 19 | Now Available
Post by: kallisti on December 27, 2016, 02:51:15 PM
Thanks for the Return of Craters update!! Much appreciated.

However, and I might be wrong here, didn't they use to be more varied in shape? Look at this aftermath of Bombardment of Moon for example; several distinctly similar "flowery" crater shapes:

(http://i.imgur.com/Z0Lnevx.png)

I love the 3d craters, but I think it'd be even more awesome with more variety in crater shapes.

Thanks again, love the work you're doing on this.
Title: Re: Disintegration Update | Alpha 19 | Now Available
Post by: tuto99 on December 27, 2016, 03:57:47 PM
So every time I try to load US2 (alpha 19), this happens:

(https://i.imgur.com/pGSagep.png)

Then the program closes. Is there a way to fix this?
Title: Re: Disintegration Update | Alpha 19 | Now Available
Post by: Angel Armageddon on December 31, 2016, 09:52:58 PM
So every time I try to load US2 (alpha 19), this happens:

(https://i.imgur.com/pGSagep.png)

Then the program closes. Is there a way to fix this?

Launch steam....
Title: Re: Disintegration Update | Alpha 19 | Now Available
Post by: Angel Armageddon on December 31, 2016, 09:58:30 PM
Thanks for the Return of Craters update!! Much appreciated.

However, and I might be wrong here, didn't they use to be more varied in shape? Look at this aftermath of Bombardment of Moon for example; several distinctly similar "flowery" crater shapes:

(http://i.imgur.com/Z0Lnevx.png)

I love the 3d craters, but I think it'd be even more awesome with more variety in crater shapes.

Thanks again, love the work you're doing on this.

Yeah I saw that.
I also noticed that the new craters don't feel up with water when a body collides with a planet with water.
Even if the object hits a planet with a large ocean, after its cooled down, when you look closely at the crater, you see that the ocean is deformed and not filled with water.
Title: Re: Disintegration Update | Alpha 19 | Now Available
Post by: Dani Mocanu on February 10, 2017, 04:12:14 AM
I don't have the Appearance tab :((((((((
Title: Re: Disintegration Update | Alpha 19 | Now Available
Post by: Jar on February 13, 2017, 02:44:52 PM
You can only customize colors for certain bodies right now, so for example it works if you click Add > Random Rocky Planet. Then right-click on that planet to show its Properties, and in the Basic tab you should see an Appearance section with 3 color options.

Please also make sure you're running the latest version of Universe Sandbox ².
Title: Re: Disintegration Update | Alpha 19 | Now Available
Post by: Angel Armageddon on February 14, 2017, 01:52:21 PM
You can only customize colors for certain bodies right now, so for example it works if you click Add > Random Rocky Planet. Then right-click on that planet to show its Properties, and in the Basic tab you should see an Appearance section with 3 color options.

Please also make sure you're running the latest version of Universe Sandbox ².

Is there any news about the next update?
Title: Re: Disintegration Update | Alpha 19 | Now Available
Post by: Jar on February 14, 2017, 04:09:37 PM
We released Alpha 19.5 last week, and we think we'll have another small 19.6 release with a few more updated moon textures and maybe a new model or two, like the Voyager.

Most of the team, though, is now focusing on Alpha 20. We don't have a release timeframe for this yet.
Title: Re: Disintegration Update | Alpha 19 | Now Available
Post by: Angel Armageddon on February 22, 2017, 01:29:07 PM
cool