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Title: Space Engine (game)
Post by: dhm794 on September 11, 2011, 08:10:22 PM
http://en.spaceengine.org/ (http://en.spaceengine.org/)

This looks like Universe Sandbox on steroids.  I'd really like to get it, but my computer isn't nearly powerful enough.  Anyone here tried it out?
Title: Re: Space Engine (game)
Post by: FiahOwl on September 11, 2011, 09:05:24 PM
RESERVED FOR FUTURE MASS PHOTOTS! (once i get mah graphics card)
Title: Re: Space Engine (game)
Post by: vh on September 12, 2011, 03:13:43 AM
i think my computer barely meets the requirements..
who cares, i'm trying it anyway
Title: Re: Space Engine (game)
Post by: FiahOwl on September 12, 2011, 07:08:47 AM
Lol i meet the requirments.

heres my specs...

AMD Athlon II X2 Dual-Core 220 processor
2.8GHz, 1MB Cache

3GB DDR3 SDRAM (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DDR3_SDRAM) system memory

1TB SATA hard drive

Windows 7 x64

Nvidia GeForce 6150 Shit, thats a crappy graphics card.. im getting an  ATI Radeon™ HD 5570 Graphics Card with 1 GB (1024 MB) Cache (http://www.amd.com/us/products/desktop/graphics/ati-radeon-hd-5000/hd-5570/Pages/hd-5570-overview.aspx)


FL :o WER MY CR >:( PPY GR :-[ PHICS C :-\ RD!
Title: Re: Space Engine (game)
Post by: FiahOwl on September 12, 2011, 07:15:02 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uekesq20vo8


The game is coded in Russian and ported to english (i think).


Download here: http://www.megaupload.com/?d=BNNHCWEX (http://www.megaupload.com/?d=BNNHCWEX)

(i took 5 miniutes navigateing through the whole download page since its russian.
Title: Re: Space Engine (game)
Post by: matty406 on September 16, 2011, 10:47:10 AM
Am I imagining this or is that a screenshot of the camera panning to a planet's surface on the website's slideshow?

Me gusta.
EDIT: Oh yes. Oh yes.
Here's a link to my adventures.
http://i54.tinypic.com/2jeqzxs.png (http://i54.tinypic.com/2jeqzxs.png)
Title: Re: Space Engine (game)
Post by: Bla on September 16, 2011, 03:19:21 PM
This is addictive.

Reminds me of Infinity (http://universesandbox.com/forum/index.php/topic,416.0.html).
Title: Re: Space Engine (game)
Post by: matty406 on September 17, 2011, 12:01:23 PM
The lensflare got on my nerves a bit, so I made a sleeker, custom one.
Random screenshot ahoy.
Title: Re: Space Engine (game)
Post by: FiahOwl on September 18, 2011, 10:30:29 PM
DARVAT! My video card is too old. I'm saving up tho. (@$50)
Title: Re: Space Engine (game)
Post by: Bla on September 18, 2011, 11:46:42 PM
The. Addiction. Continues.
Title: Re: Space Engine (game)
Post by: FiahOwl on September 19, 2011, 08:20:39 AM
DARVAT! I'm so jealous... Lousy graphics Card.
Title: Re: Space Engine (game)
Post by: vh on September 19, 2011, 12:20:19 PM
This is addictive.

Reminds me of Infinity (http://universesandbox.com/forum/index.php/topic,416.0.html).

What I think about it?

I SIMPLY DON'T UNDERSTAND IT!!!

400 BILLION stars. That's 4 times the real number in our galaxy, The Milkyway, and double the number in the largest known galaxies.

SO MANY COMPLEX SHAPED ASTEROIDS!!! In a single solar system. I don't dare to think what number there would be in the whole game.

SO COMPLEX MOONS AND PLANETS!!! And 400 BILLION solar systems. I can't think about it. Help! No no no! I don't DARE to think about how many BYTES that would take. Peta, yotta! It would take YOTTABYTES!!!

Tell me how it's possible, please!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IC_1101 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IC_1101)

actually i fink 100 trillion > 400 billion :)
Title: Re: Space Engine (game)
Post by: Bla on September 19, 2011, 12:33:20 PM
actually i fink 100 trillion > 400 billion :)
Hay stawp cwoting zat kwoht, I understaand proshedural generashun naw. :P

Also, 200 quardrillion > 100 trillion. :)
Title: Re: Space Engine (game)
Post by: vh on September 19, 2011, 12:37:16 PM
*prosheduwally genuwaitz a kwote*
Title: Re: Space Engine (game)
Post by: deoxy99 on September 19, 2011, 04:31:00 PM
Hey, stop eating my lapis, I don't understand the point of it.

OH YEAH, FTW!
Title: Re: Space Engine (game)
Post by: vh on September 19, 2011, 06:20:07 PM
"I don't understand the point of it."
ze point is very sharp indeed!
Title: Re: Space Engine (game)
Post by: Dan Dixon on September 20, 2011, 11:00:34 AM
The Space Engine is very cool, but unlike Universe Sandbox, it is not a gravity simulator.
Title: Re: Space Engine (game)
Post by: dhm794 on September 20, 2011, 12:29:46 PM
The Space Engine is very cool, but unlike Universe Sandbox, it is not a gravity simulator.

True, true.  I didn't really think of that.
Title: Re: Space Engine (game)
Post by: vh on September 21, 2011, 05:30:37 PM
haha! i have some allocated graphics memory that goes up to 1gb vram, so i pass the requirements, trying it out soon
Title: Re: Space Engine (game)
Post by: FiahOwl on October 13, 2011, 12:50:47 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/akx4p.jpg)

The Carl Sagan Part Had Me Burst Out Laughing.
Title: Re: Space Engine (game)
Post by: matty406 on October 29, 2011, 06:24:19 PM
I didn't know LOD 2/3 was buggy, also, I'm not entirely sure how this is a scary app.
Title: Re: Space Engine (game)
Post by: smjjames on October 30, 2011, 07:58:26 AM
The vastness of space could be scary for the first time.
Title: Re: Space Engine (game)
Post by: vh on October 30, 2011, 05:17:37 PM
i heard space is big
http://askville.amazon.com/Space-big-realize-incredibly-vast-space/AnswerViewer.do?requestId=5980481 (http://askville.amazon.com/Space-big-realize-incredibly-vast-space/AnswerViewer.do?requestId=5980481)
Title: Re: Space Engine (game)
Post by: smjjames on October 30, 2011, 08:32:52 PM
I could probably relate to that in an example. Back many years ago when I was in camp and doing a camp out, I had woken up in the middle of the night (no reason at all, nothing to do with a dream) and when I saw the vast night sky, I suddendly felt like I was on the bottom of the planet and would fall off if I moved (and I knew that was physically impossible). It quickly subsided and I saw a few meteors. Anyways, I live in the city and you know, the city gkow and all that. Really though, it was like a visceral or primal feeling like awe or something.

I already knew space was vast and I already liked astronomy, but seeing the night sky like that for the first time is just an overpowering feeling.
Title: Re: Space Engine (game)
Post by: matty406 on November 02, 2011, 11:57:54 AM
The vastness of space could be scary for the first time.
I understand what you mean. For me it was more a rush of excitement than a fear, but there is a sort of overwhelming sense of emptiness, and a lot of the planets are without life.

Speaking of which, I found a star system that had two terras, both with life. what do I win?
Title: Re: Space Engine (game)
Post by: FiahOwl on November 02, 2011, 12:02:39 PM
The vastness of space could be scary for the first time.
I understand what you mean. For me it was more a rush of excitement than a fear, but there is a sort of overwhelming sense of emptiness, and a lot of the planets are without life.

Speaking of which, I found a star system that had two terras, both with life. what do I win?

Free Yogurt
Title: Re: Space Engine (game)
Post by: smjjames on November 02, 2011, 03:58:35 PM
Well yea, not EVERY single world will have life as we know it, and 'life not as we know it' is a possibility.
Title: Re: Space Engine (game)
Post by: vh on November 02, 2011, 04:07:01 PM
well when we send astronauts and settlers to live on those worlds, they will have life :D
Title: Re: Space Engine (game)
Post by: devlkiller0 on December 19, 2011, 04:19:24 PM
(http://img11.imageshack.us/img11/7291/scr00000.th.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/11/scr00000.jpg/)

Ugh how do i post this picture the right way?
Title: Re: Space Engine (game)
Post by: Darvince on December 19, 2011, 04:47:23 PM
upload it to the forums.
Title: Re: Space Engine (game)
Post by: deoxy99 on December 19, 2011, 04:51:54 PM
Go to the link for the image, click on the magnifying glass. Then right click on the image, select copy link, and then put it in IMG tag.

Code: [Select]
[img]http://img11.imageshack.us/img11/7291/scr00000.jpg[/img]
Example: (http://img11.imageshack.us/img11/7291/scr00000.jpg)

BOOM, HUGE IMAGE GALORE!

@Darvince, yes, you could, but what if it's bigger than 6.1 MB?
Title: Re: Space Engine (game)
Post by: devlkiller0 on December 19, 2011, 09:22:33 PM
zoomed out alot then went to a random galaxy to find it colliding with another
Title: Re: Space Engine (game)
Post by: FiahOwl on December 19, 2011, 09:32:08 PM
zoomed out alot then went to a random galaxy to find it colliding with another

POST THAT ON THE SPACE ENGINE FORUMS!
Title: Re: Space Engine (game)
Post by: devlkiller0 on December 21, 2011, 04:20:48 PM
zoomed out alot then went to a random galaxy to find it colliding with another

POST THAT ON THE SPACE ENGINE FORUMS!

(http://img546.imageshack.us/img546/1251/scr00006.jpg)

This is it. Can't remember the original spot i was in when i first saw it but i hope this is good enough. And are you talking about this one or the official site's forums?
Title: Re: Space Engine (game)
Post by: FiahOwl on December 21, 2011, 04:51:32 PM
zoomed out alot then went to a random galaxy to find it colliding with another

POST THAT ON THE SPACE ENGINE FORUMS!

(http://img546.imageshack.us/img546/1251/scr00006.jpg)

This is it. Can't remember the original spot i was in when i first saw it bug i hope this is good enough. And are you talking about this one or the official site's forums?
Offical forums
Title: Re: Space Engine (game)
Post by: devlkiller0 on December 21, 2011, 05:08:39 PM
zoomed out alot then went to a random galaxy to find it colliding with another

POST THAT ON THE SPACE ENGINE FORUMS!

(http://img546.imageshack.us/img546/1251/scr00006.jpg)

This is it. Can't remember the original spot i was in when i first saw it bug i hope this is good enough. And are you talking about this one or the official site's forums?
Offical forums

Already did
Title: Re: Space Engine (game)
Post by: Vladimir_Putin on December 22, 2011, 08:43:46 AM
i have a gtx 580 (Overclocked a bit), with i5 2500K (overcklocked to 5Ghz) and 8GB of ram.......AND IM LOVING THIS!!!!!!
Title: Re: Space Engine (game)
Post by: FiahOwl on December 22, 2011, 09:33:04 AM
i have a gtx 580 (Overclocked a bit), with i5 2500K (overcklocked to 5Ghz) and 8GB of ram.......AND IM LOVING THIS!!!!!!

And you have a Russian name :D!
Title: Re: Space Engine (game)
Post by: Vladimir_Putin on December 22, 2011, 11:32:45 AM
Russians are the shizzle!  8)
Title: Re: Space Engine (game)
Post by: blotz on December 23, 2011, 08:38:49 PM
Grrr... My computer does not have enough ram.
Title: Re: Space Engine (game)
Post by: FiahOwl on April 08, 2012, 07:24:05 AM
Russians are the shizzle!  8)
Title: Re: Space Engine (game)
Post by: vertex on April 10, 2012, 11:14:31 AM
Zdarov, narod!  ;)
Title: Re: Space Engine (game)
Post by: dhm794 on April 11, 2012, 05:51:57 PM
i have a gtx 580 (Overclocked a bit), with i5 2500K (overcklocked to 5Ghz) and 8GB of ram.......AND IM LOVING THIS!!!!!!

i5 overclocked to 5 GHz?  Wow.
Title: Re: Space Engine (game)
Post by: Dan Dixon on April 11, 2012, 07:40:30 PM
And here's a thread on Space Engine talking about Universe Sandbox:
http://spaceengine.org/forum/6-160-1 (http://spaceengine.org/forum/6-160-1)

(In Russian, use Chrome to auto translate)
Title: Re: Space Engine (game)
Post by: ShoeUnited on April 11, 2012, 07:45:12 PM
And here's a thread on Space Engine talking about Universe Sandbox:
http://spaceengine.org/forum/6-160-1 (http://spaceengine.org/forum/6-160-1)

(In Russian, use Chrome to auto translate)


Additionally, go to translate.google.com put the url select your languages and hit translate if you don't want to use chromium/chrome.
Title: Re: Space Engine (game)
Post by: dhm794 on April 18, 2012, 01:18:33 PM
So I finally built myself a gaming PC and I'm absolutely loving this game. 

One question:

Would installing this game to an SSD improve load times for landscape textures? 
Title: Re: Space Engine (game)
Post by: vh on April 18, 2012, 04:15:16 PM
No idea, i guess it might, but i suggest asking on the space engine forum for a better idea, (this is a forum about universe sandbox after all!)
Title: Re: Space Engine (game)
Post by: Dan Dixon on April 21, 2012, 01:49:23 PM
Would installing this game to an SSD improve load times for landscape textures?  

Probably. I put an SSD (solid state drive) in my laptop and my start up time (power on to Windows login screen) went from 30 sec to 15 sec.

A SSD is going to improve anything that requires hard drive access. In Universe Sandbox 2 (almost) all the textures are loaded at the start of the program, so start up of Universe Sandbox would get faster, but would have little effect after the first 10 seconds or so.
Title: Re: Space Engine (game)
Post by: dhm794 on April 23, 2012, 02:40:11 PM
Would installing this game to an SSD improve load times for landscape textures?  

Probably. I put an SSD (solid state drive) in my laptop and my start up time (power on to Windows login screen) went from 30 sec to 15 sec.

A SSD is going to improve anything that requires hard drive access. In Universe Sandbox 2 (almost) all the textures are loaded at the start of the program, so start up of Universe Sandbox would get faster, but would have little effect after the first 10 seconds or so.

Space Engine loads planet textures everytime you go to a planet, so it would probably be faster.  Though I suppose it could all have to do with the GPU.
Title: Re: Space Engine (game)
Post by: Dan Dixon on April 23, 2012, 03:15:26 PM
Except aren't all the textures procedurally generated? In which case they're would not be loading off the hard drive.
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Post by: clockworks on May 19, 2012, 01:41:44 PM
*tantrum* stop posting photos you're making me jealous!*tantrum*
I've downloaded it on my 2 laptops and new PC and they all don't have enough firepowah to utilise this masterpiece
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Post by: Bla on July 09, 2012, 12:56:19 PM
0.96 is released (http://en.spaceengine.org/news/spaceengine_0_96_released/2012-07-05-5)

I declare this planet officially epic.

Edit: I exported the texture and cloudmaps from the planet and made this texture. Could be used in Universe Sandbox.
(http://i48.tinypic.com/2rorhq9.png)

Here it is in Ubox... Don't ask what happened to the oceans. :I
(http://i49.tinypic.com/35aubrs.png)
Title: Re: Space Engine (game)
Post by: dhm794 on July 12, 2012, 01:00:03 PM
0.96 is pretty cool, but I really hate that there's no longer a Magnitude menu.
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Post by: atomic7732 on July 12, 2012, 01:06:10 PM
i found some boring planets

yes I am at the edge of the galaxy.
Title: Re: Space Engine (game)
Post by: Dan Dixon on July 12, 2012, 01:15:53 PM
0.96 is pretty cool, but I really hate that there's no longer a Magnitude menu.

What was the Magnitude menu?
Title: Re: Space Engine (game)
Post by: fox on July 12, 2012, 01:52:31 PM
It's still there, press F7. It just allows you to view more objects at larger distances
(http://s15.postimage.org/mlsn2pd4r/Space_Engine_2012_07_09_12_40_11_47.png) (http://postimage.org/image/58icnuhtj/full/)
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Post by: dhm794 on July 12, 2012, 05:41:59 PM
Great, thanks.  Stars everywhere or nowhere was getting to be annoying.
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Post by: FiahOwl on August 31, 2012, 05:17:36 PM
first planet I landed on ;')
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Post by: atomic7732 on August 31, 2012, 05:50:29 PM
I have yet to find a planet with clouds...
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Post by: FiahOwl on August 31, 2012, 06:06:01 PM
Welcome to Aeridani Galaxy
Title: Re: Space Engine (game)
Post by: FiahOwl on August 31, 2012, 08:17:36 PM
0.96 is released (http://en.spaceengine.org/news/spaceengine_0_96_released/2012-07-05-5)

I declare this planet officially epic.

Edit: I exported the texture and cloudmaps from the planet and made this texture. Could be used in Universe Sandbox.
(http://i48.tinypic.com/2rorhq9.png)

Here it is in Ubox... Don't ask what happened to the oceans. :I
(http://i49.tinypic.com/35aubrs.png)

How do you export textures??
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Post by: Bla on September 01, 2012, 01:13:28 AM
There's an option for it in the start menu I think.
Anyway I don't really understand the feature, at least when I export them they don't seem like the ones in the game, and some of the file types are scary. You probably have to put them on top of each other with layers and blend them in some special way and color magic.
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Post by: FiahOwl on September 01, 2012, 04:57:19 AM
I was reading about that and SpaceEngineer said that as of now it does not export water :|
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Post by: FiahOwl on September 01, 2012, 06:27:18 AM
Crazy-As-Fuck system
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Post by: smjjames on September 01, 2012, 06:31:39 AM
If the one with the enlongated orbit is a gas giant (which I think is highlighted anyway? not sure), it looks like it should have thrown the inner planets out of the system.
Title: Re: Space Engine (game)
Post by: FiahOwl on September 01, 2012, 06:37:17 AM
If the one with the enlongated orbit is a gas giant (which I think is highlighted anyway? not sure), it looks like it should have thrown the inner planets out of the system.

ikr



I'd like to live here even if the gravity is 0.15 earths and atmosphere, is 0.93 earths and has oxygen.
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Post by: smjjames on September 01, 2012, 06:38:32 AM
Going to download it as it definetly looks cool.
Title: Re: Space Engine (game)
Post by: FiahOwl on September 01, 2012, 06:49:34 AM
aaaaaaaaawwwwwwwwwww yyyyyyyyyyeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhh
Title: Re: Space Engine (game)
Post by: smjjames on September 01, 2012, 07:00:39 AM
Is that a desert planet?

SE is still downloading for me, about an hour until it finishes.
Title: Re: Space Engine (game)
Post by: FiahOwl on September 01, 2012, 07:01:05 AM
Nope it's a terra, mostly water. The second pic, the clouds obscure everything
Title: Re: Space Engine (game)
Post by: Bla on September 01, 2012, 07:24:25 AM
The second pic, the lens flares obscure everything
StarFIX'd

But it still looks nice.
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Post by: FiahOwl on September 01, 2012, 07:35:27 AM
dawwwww it's a little clone
Title: Re: Space Engine (game)
Post by: FiahOwl on September 01, 2012, 07:56:45 AM
woah
Title: Re: Space Engine (game)
Post by: Darvince on September 01, 2012, 08:46:40 AM
wtf that's universe sandbox
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Post by: Bla on September 01, 2012, 08:48:56 AM
The texture is probably from Space Engine.

It looks repetitive.
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Post by: Kevin1994 on September 01, 2012, 01:29:41 PM
:P
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Post by: smjjames on September 01, 2012, 03:04:19 PM
Classics are always awesome, right? Cresent Earth btw.

Anyways, was playing something else for a while and right now I'm figuring out the controls, etc. Yes I'm reading the manual, but a tutorial would still be nice.
Title: Re: Space Engine (game)
Post by: smjjames on September 01, 2012, 06:05:56 PM
Anybody know how to name an object? Other than saving the location that is.
Title: Re: Space Engine (game)
Post by: FiahOwl on September 01, 2012, 06:35:27 PM
You can't :(

anyways, time for your daily squee
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Post by: smjjames on September 01, 2012, 09:47:49 PM
Some screenshots.

1. Binary planets within a binary star system, both of which have life I believe.

2. A hot jupiter. It grabbed my attention because it was paradoxially called a hot ice giant.

3. A nice looking terran world with life on it, two of its moons are asteroidal moons.
Title: Re: Space Engine (game)
Post by: smjjames on September 01, 2012, 09:56:13 PM
1. Terran moon of a gas giant, with life on it.

2. Same system as the first picture, take a look at the atmospheric pressure and consider that Venus's atmospheric pressure is 92 atmospheres. One could literally swim in that thick of an atmosphere, provided that it doesn't crush you first of course.

3. Classic tidally locked planet.

4. Morning on a living terran planet around an A5 V white main sequence star. Honestly though, arent A spectra stars too short lived for life to really evolve? Anyways, this star happened to be called UMa, so its in the Ursa Majoris constellation, but which one, I have no clue.
Title: Re: Space Engine (game)
Post by: smjjames on September 01, 2012, 10:55:16 PM
Check this one out. All of the ones with life that I've seen so far have been within the range friendly to carbon based life, or Terran-type life forms if you will. So, this was a surprise to me that this was so far out there.

Theres a more normal warm oceanic world in the same system with life on it.
Title: Re: Space Engine (game)
Post by: FiahOwl on September 02, 2012, 01:09:56 AM
These are all very nice pictures
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Post by: vh on September 02, 2012, 01:38:59 AM
1. Terran moon of a gas giant, with life on it.

2. Same system as the first picture, take a look at the atmospheric pressure and consider that Venus's atmospheric pressure is 92 atmospheres. One could literally swim in that thick of an atmosphere, provided that it doesn't crush you first of course.

3. Classic tidally locked planet.

4. Morning on a living terran planet around an A5 V white main sequence star. Honestly though, arent A spectra stars too short lived for life to really evolve? Anyways, this star happened to be called UMa, so its in the Ursa Majoris constellation, but which one, I have no clue.

life could have come from another planet/object (abiogenesis)

using the mass-lum relationship, the lifespan of an a5v star with mass of 1.8 solar masses can be calculated to be about 2.3 billion years (plus or minus several hundred million years).

it's uncertain how long it takes life to evolve because we only have one example, and there could be great variations depending on the environment. i would guess 2.3 billion years may not be enough for intelligent (sentient) life to evolve on it's own.
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Post by: Kevin1994 on September 02, 2012, 05:07:51 AM
eh
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Post by: smjjames on September 02, 2012, 07:14:25 AM
These are all very nice pictures

Thanks.

1. Terran moon of a gas giant, with life on it.

2. Same system as the first picture, take a look at the atmospheric pressure and consider that Venus's atmospheric pressure is 92 atmospheres. One could literally swim in that thick of an atmosphere, provided that it doesn't crush you first of course.

3. Classic tidally locked planet.

4. Morning on a living terran planet around an A5 V white main sequence star. Honestly though, arent A spectra stars too short lived for life to really evolve? Anyways, this star happened to be called UMa, so its in the Ursa Majoris constellation, but which one, I have no clue.

life could have come from another planet/object (abiogenesis)

using the mass-lum relationship, the lifespan of an a5v star with mass of 1.8 solar masses can be calculated to be about 2.3 billion years (plus or minus several hundred million years).

it's uncertain how long it takes life to evolve because we only have one example, and there could be great variations depending on the environment. i would guess 2.3 billion years may not be enough for intelligent (sentient) life to evolve on it's own.

For abiogenesis (or maybe you're mixing it with panspermia?), if you're talking about the cold (more like frozen, unless the liquid is something other than water) terran planet, theres the problem of what form or how life would evolve on such a cold world. Alternatively, it could be an Europa analog.

For the planet with an A5 V spectral type sun, it seemed to have even less water than Mars since the water present were in various big lakes. I figured that life on it would still be microorganisms.

Also, there are hints that life actually started very early, within several hundred million years after the Earth formed (or at least after the late heavy bombardment anyway). It's just the long lead time between life getting started and multicellular organisms evolving that makes it seem like A spectra stars wouldn't allow higher life forms a chance to evolve.

Oh yeah, for the tidally locked world, that one has two selene size moons (649km and 789km diameter), and I'm not sure if those would be enough to subtly keep a rotation going for the planet.
Title: Re: Space Engine (game)
Post by: Hellpotatoe on September 02, 2012, 07:19:13 AM
i wanna SE :c
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Post by: FiahOwl on September 02, 2012, 09:49:15 AM
:)
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Post by: FiahOwl on September 02, 2012, 07:47:30 PM
 ;D
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Post by: FiahOwl on September 02, 2012, 08:06:03 PM
Some epic pics

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Post by: Hellpotatoe on September 03, 2012, 02:28:26 AM
Fiah, quest to you: Find binary blanets with binary moons orbiting around binary stars (binaryception!) and, if the blanets have life, you will win a bonus :P
Title: Re: Space Engine (game)
Post by: FiahOwl on September 03, 2012, 05:47:47 AM
Binary moons can't exist silly
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Post by: Hellpotatoe on September 03, 2012, 07:35:42 AM
Its a quest to you
And its possible in UBOX
Title: Re: Space Engine (game)
Post by: smjjames on September 03, 2012, 07:38:30 AM
Its a quest to you
And its possible in UBOX

Or it could be a moon that itself has a moon, but I don't think SE generates those.
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Post by: Kevin1994 on September 03, 2012, 07:47:25 PM
o.o
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Post by: Darvince on September 03, 2012, 09:28:38 PM
wow did you find intelligent life @ 120
Title: Re: Space Engine (game)
Post by: Bla on September 03, 2012, 10:10:35 PM
120, did you place the ships or did you find them/were they generated?
Title: Re: Space Engine (game)
Post by: smjjames on September 03, 2012, 10:18:07 PM
I think I recognize those as Battlestar Galacta ships, so they're from an add on.
Title: Re: Space Engine (game)
Post by: Kevin1994 on September 04, 2012, 03:58:57 AM
wow did you find intelligent life @ 120
No it's a mod :3



120, did you place the ships or did you find them/were they generated?
yes I place them.



I think I recognize those as Battlestar Galacta ships, so they're from an add on.
Nope Mass effect ships



The ships follow you?
I WANNA THIS FUC**** THING D:
PLEASE GOD
GIVE ME A BETTER COMPUTER!
and there go the link!

http://en.spaceengine.org/forum/17-907-1 (http://en.spaceengine.org/forum/17-907-1)

http://en.spaceengine.org/forum/17-728-1 (http://en.spaceengine.org/forum/17-728-1)

http://en.spaceengine.org/forum/17-752-1 (http://en.spaceengine.org/forum/17-752-1)

http://en.spaceengine.org/forum/17-813-1 (http://en.spaceengine.org/forum/17-813-1)

http://en.spaceengine.org/forum/17-838-1 (http://en.spaceengine.org/forum/17-838-1)

Ctrl+F3 to make a ship  F4 to control the ship or to say start it up.

(Posts merged by Bla.)
Title: Re: Space Engine (game)
Post by: smjjames on September 04, 2012, 09:58:21 AM
Image dump :)

1. Random terra near a nebula.

2. Deserts edge.

3. Random pic I guess.

4. A beautiful terran world.
Title: Re: Space Engine (game)
Post by: smjjames on September 04, 2012, 10:14:53 AM
1. One of the bigger ring systems I've seen, and a very nice looking one too. It's even got a shepherd moon at its edge

2. Terran with 11 moons, the second (or maybe third) outermost is in a retrograde orbit. Not sure if the asteroidal one with the orbit inclined towards the camera is retrograde and the outermost one seems to be a normal one that is either transiting to or away from retrograde.
Title: Re: Space Engine (game)
Post by: FiahOwl on September 08, 2012, 01:27:15 PM
Hearts Slowskip is the best planet along with Swiftlift Canale
Title: Re: Space Engine (game)
Post by: FiahOwl on September 08, 2012, 01:31:45 PM
Woops here is a better image
Title: Re: Space Engine (game)
Post by: FiahOwl on September 08, 2012, 08:10:39 PM
Circenframe... You looks interesting to me.
Title: Re: Space Engine (game)
Post by: Darvince on September 08, 2012, 08:18:47 PM
So I herd fiah loves ringed terrans.
Title: Re: Space Engine (game)
Post by: FiahOwl on September 08, 2012, 09:11:46 PM
So I herd darvince herds mudkips around the state of iowa
Title: Re: Space Engine (game)
Post by: Darvince on September 08, 2012, 10:29:44 PM
you just posted that so you could post your 1000th post early tomorrow, amirite? -________-
Image dump :)

1. Random terra near a nebula.

2. Deserts edge.

3. Random pic I guess.

4. A beautiful terran world.
smjjames, imo, the first one is the most beautiful :)
Title: Re: Space Engine (game)
Post by: FiahOwl on September 09, 2012, 08:02:40 AM
you just posted that so you could post your 1000th post early tomorrow, amirite? -________-
Image dump :)

1. Random terra near a nebula.

2. Deserts edge.

3. Random pic I guess.

4. A beautiful terran world.
smjjames, imo, the first one is the most beautiful :)

non

EDIT: Yay post 1000
Title: Re: Space Engine (game)
Post by: Kevin1994 on September 09, 2012, 12:03:50 PM
:D
Title: Re: Space Engine (game)
Post by: FiahOwl on September 10, 2012, 03:40:19 PM
Hmmmm...
Title: Re: Space Engine (game)
Post by: FiahOwl on November 11, 2012, 10:26:57 AM
Cool binary system
Title: Re: Space Engine (game)
Post by: FiahOwl on November 27, 2012, 05:00:25 PM
you just posted that so you could post your 1000th post early tomorrow, amirite? -________-
Image dump :)

1. Random terra near a nebula.

2. Deserts edge.

3. Random pic I guess.

4. A beautiful terran world.
smjjames, imo, the first one is the most beautiful :)

IMO all those Terrans look like shit
Title: Re: Space Engine (game)
Post by: matty406 on December 09, 2012, 10:04:51 AM
It's really hard to find nice terras, so here are some gas giants. These are pretty large, sorry.
(http://i.imgur.com/knld2.png)
(http://i.imgur.com/gsxQ6.png)
Misc
(http://i.imgur.com/R3bjO.png)
(http://i.imgur.com/3T20H.png)
(http://i.imgur.com/W49qf.png)
(http://i.imgur.com/zuNqj.jpg)
Title: Re: Space Engine (game)
Post by: FiahOwl on January 17, 2013, 06:55:40 PM
bleh
Title: Re: Space Engine (game)
Post by: Darvince on January 17, 2013, 09:36:20 PM
how is that bleh it's a pacman planet
Title: Re: Space Engine (game)
Post by: tuto99 on February 05, 2013, 09:13:07 AM
Does anyone know how to find exported textures?
Title: Re: Space Engine (game)
Post by: Hellpotatoe on February 05, 2013, 09:47:40 AM
how is that bleh it's a pacman planet
Title: Re: Space Engine (game)
Post by: FiahOwl on February 05, 2013, 03:14:31 PM
Does anyone know how to find exported textures?

exports folder
Title: Re: Space Engine (game)
Post by: tuto99 on February 05, 2013, 04:30:30 PM
Does anyone know how to find exported textures?

exports folder
Thanks.
These are my first screenshots of Space Engine. :)
Title: Re: Space Engine (game)
Post by: blotz on February 05, 2013, 05:08:14 PM
odd, fiah's planet and moon looks much better than yours
Title: Re: Space Engine (game)
Post by: tuto99 on February 05, 2013, 05:09:50 PM
Yeah, I took the picture when the planets were still rendering.
Title: Re: Space Engine (game)
Post by: unl0cker on February 05, 2013, 07:21:12 PM
Niiice, but unfortunately (to me) way too "heavy".  Looks like my overpriced mac can't run it smoothly. :)
Title: Re: Space Engine (game)
Post by: tuto99 on February 05, 2013, 07:24:12 PM
My third photo
Title: Re: Space Engine (game)
Post by: Darvince on February 05, 2013, 10:01:34 PM
GLOBULAR CLUSTER FTW!
Title: Re: Space Engine (game)
Post by: tuto99 on February 07, 2013, 02:18:36 PM
An awesome photo of Pandora, a fictional terra world with life.
It orbits a gas planet, and in this case you can have two sunsets on this world.
Pretty freaking cool. :D
Title: Re: Space Engine (game)
Post by: tuto99 on February 07, 2013, 04:35:50 PM
More planets.
Title: Re: Space Engine (game)
Post by: v.vsokubenko on May 03, 2013, 11:17:10 PM
SpaceEngine 0.97 is out (Released May 1, 2013) and this is not a joke. ;)
Title: Re: Space Engine (game)
Post by: v.vsokubenko on May 03, 2013, 11:25:42 PM
Repeat, this is not a joke !!1  :D
Download SpaceEngine 0.97:
http://en.spaceengine.org/load/core/spaceengine0970/2-1-0-17 (http://en.spaceengine.org/load/core/spaceengine0970/2-1-0-17)
Title: Re: Space Engine (game)
Post by: smjjames on May 04, 2013, 05:57:29 AM
I know it isn't a joke Vosk, already downloaded it yesterday.
Title: Re: Space Engine (game)
Post by: blotz on May 04, 2013, 07:41:27 AM
man, ubox is already on it's SECOND version and space engine isn't even on it's FIRST version
anyways, i don't have the cores to run space engine :(

edit: second version
Title: Re: Space Engine (game)
Post by: v.vsokubenko on May 05, 2013, 12:07:02 AM
man, ubox is already on it's THIRD version and space engine isn't even on it's FIRST version
anyways, i don't have the cores to run space engine :(
Lie. Space Engine 0.97 has already released (May 1, 2013) and Universe Sandbox 3 has never released yet.
Title: Re: Space Engine (game)
Post by: v.vsokubenko on July 09, 2013, 03:00:58 AM
Unfortunately, I hate SpaceEngine, because is buggy and unfinished.

Currently, I using my favorite apps and screensavers:
Angry Birds Chrome
Buran Screensaver
Eyes on the Exoplanets
Eyes on the Solar System
Solar System Screensaver

See SE forum, because I hate SpaceEngine and english forum and russian forum, forever:
http://spaceengine.org/forum/19-344-1#19054 (http://spaceengine.org/forum/19-344-1#19054)
Title: Re: Space Engine (game)
Post by: v.vsokubenko on July 09, 2013, 03:13:42 AM
List, which I was banned me by HarbingerDawn and SpaceEngineer from Member List from SpaceEngine forum:
miros_0571
vladislavvoskubenko
vosk01
vosk_01
vosk_010858
vvoskubenko
Title: Re: Space Engine (game)
Post by: tuto99 on July 09, 2013, 06:28:29 AM
List, which I was banned me by HarbingerDawn and SpaceEngineer from Member List from SpaceEngine forum:
miros_0571
vladislavvoskubenko
vosk01
vosk_01
vosk_010858
vvoskubenko
lol so many banned users...
Title: Re: Space Engine (game)
Post by: smjjames on July 09, 2013, 07:48:50 AM
List, which I was banned me by HarbingerDawn and SpaceEngineer from Member List from SpaceEngine forum:
miros_0571
vladislavvoskubenko
vosk01
vosk_01
vosk_010858
vvoskubenko
lol so many banned users...

For being a troll, among other things.
Title: Re: Space Engine (game)
Post by: FiahOwl on August 10, 2014, 01:33:09 PM
sphesssss
Title: Re: Space Engine (game)
Post by: WitheHole18 on August 10, 2014, 01:52:14 PM
WoW cool
Title: Re: Space Engine (game)
Post by: Josh on August 10, 2014, 02:08:23 PM
The view from a mountain region on a Terra in the centre of the Milky Way. There's no life, but since it's in the core of a galaxy I wouldn't expect any due to high amounts of radiation.
Title: Re: Space Engine (game)
Post by: Bla on August 10, 2014, 02:33:12 PM
Oh wow Space Engine has aurora now? Looks amazing
Title: Re: Space Engine (game)
Post by: Stelio on August 10, 2014, 02:37:53 PM
But when a planet have a planet , why you don't see the plants or animals ? ? ?  ;D
Title: Re: Space Engine (game)
Post by: WitheHole18 on August 11, 2014, 01:21:13 AM
Oh wow Space Engine has aurora now? Looks amazing
It also comets ;)
Title: Re: Space Engine (game)
Post by: SpaceEx on August 11, 2014, 05:17:44 AM
WoW the comet are fantastic
Title: Re: Space Engine (game)
Post by: crashman1390 on August 11, 2014, 03:06:54 PM
Welp, just got banned from the Space Engine forum for a question for a minor problem with the planet generation. Thanks DoctorofSpace!
Title: Re: Space Engine (game)
Post by: WitheHole18 on August 12, 2014, 01:36:55 AM
Welp, just got banned from the Space Engine forum for a question for a minor problem with the planet generation. Thanks DoctorofSpace!
You too? However DoctorofSpace is not normal .. From ban to go around ..
Title: Re: Space Engine (game)
Post by: PrimeMinisterTom on August 12, 2014, 02:43:02 AM
I had it and uninstalled it. My computer aint working for me. :P

DARVAT! I'm so jealous... Lousy graphics Card.

I KNOW RIGHT!
Title: Re: Space Engine (game)
Post by: FiahOwl on August 13, 2014, 10:16:13 AM
yeah me three years ago would have agreed with you
Title: Re: Space Engine (game)
Post by: Josh on August 13, 2014, 06:05:47 PM
The supermassive black hole at the centre of the Milky Way.  ;D
Title: Re: Space Engine (game)
Post by: WitheHole18 on August 14, 2014, 03:43:04 AM
cool,where is this?
Title: Re: Space Engine (game)
Post by: Xriqxa on August 14, 2014, 04:11:31 AM
Space Engine, where else lol
Title: Re: Space Engine (game)
Post by: WitheHole18 on August 14, 2014, 06:06:48 AM
I meant the coordinates of the black hole
Title: Re: Space Engine (game)
Post by: Xriqxa on August 14, 2014, 06:12:36 AM
The center of the milky way. How much info do you need lol?
Title: Re: Space Engine (game)
Post by: WitheHole18 on August 14, 2014, 06:53:40 AM
The center of the milky way. How much info do you need lol?
Do not give too many airs.... ::)
It is not perfectly in the center.
Then I did not ask you but Josh.
Title: Re: Space Engine (game)
Post by: Xriqxa on August 14, 2014, 07:36:36 AM
I hope these coordinates work: RA 17h45m40.04s, Dec −29° 00' 28.1"

Seriously, why didn't you just go search them up yourself?
Title: Re: Space Engine (game)
Post by: WitheHole18 on August 14, 2014, 07:42:48 AM
I hope these coordinates work: RA 17h45m40.04s, Dec −29° 00' 28.1"

Seriously, why didn't you just go search them up yourself?
Thanks for coordinates.
It was a question ...
Title: Re: Space Engine (game)
Post by: Gammaray67 on August 14, 2014, 07:43:45 AM
The Carl Segan part made my day :D :D :D :D :D :D
Title: Re: Space Engine (game)
Post by: Josh on August 14, 2014, 11:17:43 AM
cool,where is this?

Finding the black holes in the centre of galaxies can be a bit difficult, but you can certainly do it if you go at a good speed. I fly towards the core, and click on the centre star cluster; the black hole is always in a cluster. You'll know it's the core when you click on it, and it says the name of the galaxy. I'll then fly into the centre of it, and when I do this I notice that I'm centred on a certain bright spot that appears like a star. Decrease your speed (I'm not sure what the ideal one is since I don't usually do this, but it tends to be in the AUs I believe, play around and find a good speed!) and get closer until you suddenly see a few stars surrounding what appears to be a blank area; these stars are orbiting the black hole. Decrease your speed more and zoom in until you being to see warpage in the centre of the screen, and there you have it!

I'm sorry if my wording was poor in the explanation, but hopefully after a few tries you get it. It's tricky at first, but over time it becomes easier!  :)
Title: Re: Space Engine (game)
Post by: WitheHole18 on August 14, 2014, 02:37:30 PM
cool,where is this?

Finding the black holes in the centre of galaxies can be a bit difficult, but you can certainly do it if you go at a good speed. I fly towards the core, and click on the centre star cluster; the black hole is always in a cluster. You'll know it's the core when you click on it, and it says the name of the galaxy. I'll then fly into the centre of it, and when I do this I notice that I'm centred on a certain bright spot that appears like a star. Decrease your speed (I'm not sure what the ideal one is since I don't usually do this, but it tends to be in the AUs I believe, play around and find a good speed!) and get closer until you suddenly see a few stars surrounding what appears to be a blank area; these stars are orbiting the black hole. Decrease your speed more and zoom in until you being to see warpage in the centre of the screen, and there you have it!

I'm sorry if my wording was poor in the explanation, but hopefully after a few tries you get it. It's tricky at first, but over time it becomes easier!  :)
Thanks for info  ;)
Now i search it.  ;)
Title: Re: Space Engine (game)
Post by: Unnamed25 on August 15, 2014, 06:46:29 AM
You can also select a galaxy, and do CTRL + G
Title: Re: Space Engine (game)
Post by: WitheHole18 on August 15, 2014, 07:12:16 AM
Thanks
Title: Comparison between two space engine and the universe sandbox
Post by: huppy4 on August 20, 2014, 08:48:59 PM
Space engine is a 3D Space simulation software. Maybe somebody don't hear it. So let me introduction it. Space Engine is an Russian software. It has very cool effect. And the planets has more.
But I use it later. I discover its optimization is not good but others hands is good.
In my views, I think universe sandbox and Space Engine each has its advantages. So you can change it for your PC. Maybe SE is good change.
Title: Re: Comparison between two space engine and the universe sandbox
Post by: Xriqxa on August 21, 2014, 04:07:33 AM
SE is a software in which you explore and randomly generated environment. It has more planets because it doesn't simulate any physics or anything like that, therefore be able to display more objects.

US2, on the other hand, is a gravity simulator where you can tear apart the rings of Saturn with Earth, make stars explode, and create solar systems never before possible by the laws of physics.

Comparing the two games is like comparing rocks and leaves.
I would really appreciate if you stopped asking these questions (or at least put them in Everything Else because this has nothing to do with the development of the Alpha, or anything to do with the Alpha), since there is no such thing as "better". Everybody has their own preferences and their own peeves.
Title: Re: Comparison between two space engine and the universe sandbox
Post by: Geers on August 21, 2014, 08:10:05 AM
SE is a software in which you explore and randomly generated environment. It has more planets because it doesn't simulate any physics or anything like that, therefore be able to display more objects.

US2, on the other hand, is a gravity simulator where you can tear apart the rings of Saturn with Earth, make stars explode, and create solar systems never before possible by the laws of physics.

Comparing the two games is like comparing rocks and leaves.
I would really appreciate if you stopped asking these questions (or at least put them in Everything Else because this has nothing to do with the development of the Alpha, or anything to do with the Alpha), since there is no such thing as "better". Everybody has their own preferences and their own peeves.
Actually Space Engine uses real astronomical data whenever it can. It's only when you go to unobserved areas of the universe that it starts generating.
Title: Re: Space Engine (game)
Post by: Josh on August 22, 2014, 02:54:58 PM
Does anyone else experience low framerate when they approach/explore terrestrial planets? My  FPS is around 20 or higher when I fly through interstellar space, approach stars/gas giants and go through nebulae, but when I arrive at Titans, Terras or any other world with a solid surface, my framerate with be a maximum of FOUR. I'm still able to explore, but it's fairly annoying.  :(

When I make my window MUCH smaller, the frame rate does go up a significant amount, but then the information of the world literally covers the planet itself, and it's difficult to see anything. Therefore, making the window smaller is essentially useless. I've decreased LOD to -2, compressed textures, read recommendations fro the SE forum, and my PC specs are good enough to run the program. However, I have notice that my CPU is 1.80 GHz, and not the minimum requirement of 2 GHz; everything else is good to go. Could the 0.2 difference be just enough to choke my frame rate? If not, what can I do to solve my problem?
Title: Re: Comparison between two space engine and the universe sandbox
Post by: Camacha on August 23, 2014, 05:48:14 PM
SE is a software in which you explore and randomly generated environment. It has more planets because it doesn't simulate any physics or anything like that, therefore be able to display more objects.

US2, on the other hand, is a gravity simulator where you can tear apart the rings of Saturn with Earth, make stars explode, and create solar systems never before possible by the laws of physics.

Comparing the two games is like comparing rocks and leaves.
It does simulate orbits and you can control a spacecraft that follows the laws of physics, so it is more similar than you suggest. They try to do different things, but are actually a lot like each other.

Does anyone else experience low framerate when they approach/explore terrestrial planets? My  FPS is around 20 or higher when I fly through interstellar space, approach stars/gas giants and go through nebulae, but when I arrive at Titans, Terras or any other world with a solid surface, my framerate with be a maximum of FOUR. I'm still able to explore, but it's fairly annoying.  :(
I have a pretty beefy processor and exploration can by a bit laggy too. It used to be worse, but reinstalling the game/simulator/whatever helped. I guess I had changed a setting that hurt performance.
Title: Re: Space Engine (game)
Post by: Josh on September 15, 2014, 02:34:46 PM
I'm hopefully getting a new graphics card soon, preferably one of the recommended ones on the site. I've checked my specs, and my graphics card seems to be the culprit for my framerate issue. So that means I'll have a better frame rate if all goes well.  ;D
Title: Re: Space Engine (game)
Post by: Xriqxa on September 15, 2014, 09:52:53 PM
I really want to play this, but my PC is slower than 1999 computers and glows on it's screen look like a glitchy egg yolk. I probably won't be able to see anything more than a laggy black square
Title: Re: Space Engine (game)
Post by: jbrown11 on September 28, 2014, 12:41:17 PM
if you like space games like space engine and ubox,(2). Then you should try  (however its not free its $19.99)http://shop.keenswh.com/?aid=74471 (http://shop.keenswh.com/?aid=74471)
Title: Re: Space Engine (game)
Post by: Lord DC on October 03, 2014, 06:59:09 AM
you should of just said space engineers
Title: Re: Space Engine (game)
Post by: Darvince on April 16, 2017, 04:43:02 PM
(https://i.gyazo.com/daf223e4f11d0e59cedd48de9f394022.jpg)

tfw the red giant you're orbiting is visible in the sky yet space engine calls it night