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Questions for Giant Army
« on: May 03, 2014, 04:07:01 AM »
Post your questions for Dan and Co. about the new Universe Sandbox here.
Please, only legit and questions that you are sure have not been answered.
My 2 questions:
How does the Random Planet system work? Do you have a bunch of pre-created planets that you just categorize and then just let the system pick one?

I really like how ice forms and recedes depending on temperature at the poles and highlands, but just one question. Antarctica is made up of several small subcontinents/islands joined together by ice. Is this true in US2?
(In short, when Antarctica melts, does it turn into many islands?)
« Last Edit: May 04, 2014, 06:39:06 AM by Xriqxa »

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Re: Questions for Giant Army
« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2014, 04:45:44 AM »
I can answer the second one for them
You only asked for Antarctica but I took the liberty of taking pictures of both ^^

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Re: Questions for Giant Army
« Reply #2 on: May 03, 2014, 07:15:22 AM »
pretty sure they create a planet and don't have pre-created ones

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Re: Questions for Giant Army
« Reply #3 on: May 03, 2014, 10:27:31 AM »
For how much will be able to purchase the full version of the game?

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Re: Questions for Giant Army
« Reply #4 on: May 03, 2014, 10:28:44 AM »
I can answer the second one for them
You only asked for Antarctica but I took the liberty of taking pictures of both ^^
Oh. Thanks, I think that Giant Army needs to implement that soon.

pretty sure they create a planet and don't have pre-created ones
Mmm, maybe. But think about it, that can create some pretty screwed up planets.

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Re: Questions for Giant Army
« Reply #5 on: May 03, 2014, 10:30:08 AM »
For how much will be able to purchase the full version of the game?
Why do you not check other posts!? This forum saves peoples ideas for a reason. Anyway, since I'm here, I think it will be about 20-30 dollars. Yeah, that sounds reasonable.

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Re: Questions for Giant Army
« Reply #6 on: May 03, 2014, 10:44:52 AM »
For how much will be able to purchase the full version of the game?
Why do you not check other posts!? This forum saves peoples ideas for a reason. Anyway, since I'm here, I think it will be about 20-30 dollars. Yeah, that sounds reasonable.
Sorry...

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Re: Questions for Giant Army
« Reply #7 on: May 03, 2014, 10:53:54 AM »
Please, before you ask a question, check other threads that might have the answer before you make your own useless one.

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Re: Questions for Giant Army
« Reply #8 on: May 03, 2014, 11:04:01 AM »
Please, before you ask a question, check other threads that might have the answer before you make your own useless one.
OK

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Re: Questions for Giant Army
« Reply #9 on: May 03, 2014, 02:09:58 PM »
Please, before you ask a question, check other threads that might have the answer before you make your own useless one.
For how much will be able to purchase the full version of the game?
Why do you not check other posts!? This forum saves peoples ideas for a reason. Anyway, since I'm here, I think it will be about 20-30 dollars. Yeah, that sounds reasonable.

Please, before you ask a question, check other threads that might have the answer before you make your own useless one.

Enough is enough Xriqxa! You wanted a thread for people to ask the devs questions and when they do you give out to them? Its bad form, and why dont you take your own advice for once and pm the devs instead of making a thread about it? Stop being a hypocrite and stop lashing out at members.


And for the devs, are we or are be going to be able to bind our own keys to do specific commands? e.g. Press Alt+T and it explodes the largest body in the system?

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Re: Questions for Giant Army
« Reply #10 on: May 04, 2014, 06:38:04 AM »
Woah! Back off, Steve! This thread was only intended for legit and non-answered questions. Both of FenX's questions have been answered several times.

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Re: Questions for Giant Army
« Reply #11 on: May 04, 2014, 10:47:17 AM »
Woah! Back off, Steve! This thread was only intended for legit and non-answered questions. Both of FenX's questions have been answered several times.

Nope. Steve is totally right. You may have read all the posts in the last few weeks, but you can't expect a new member to know what has and hasn't been asked.

Why do you not check other posts!? This forum saves peoples ideas for a reason.

This is just rude. I don't care what question FenX2014 asked.

Sorry...

You have nothing to be sorry about. I'm sorry you were berated for asking a question.

The person that needs to apologize is Xriqxa to you.

... stop lashing out at members.

Yep. Exactly what Stevoodran said. This is not the first time and I will not ask you again Xriqxa.
« Last Edit: May 04, 2014, 10:52:11 AM by Dan Dixon »

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Re: Questions for Giant Army
« Reply #12 on: May 05, 2014, 04:00:52 AM »
I can answer the second one for them
You only asked for Antarctica but I took the liberty of taking pictures of both ^^
If Antarctica and Greenland are almost melted, then why not raise the sea level?

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Re: Questions for Giant Army
« Reply #13 on: May 05, 2014, 05:55:35 AM »
 Think he manually turned down the water level so we  could see. Just a guess, I don't have the Alpha.

Woah! Back off, Steve! This thread was only intended for legit and non-answered questions. Both of FenX's questions have been answered several times.

Nope. Steve is totally right. You may have read all the posts in the last few weeks, but you can't expect a new member to know what has and hasn't been asked.

Why do you not check other posts!? This forum saves peoples ideas for a reason.

This is just rude. I don't care what question FenX2014 asked.

Sorry...

You have nothing to be sorry about. I'm sorry you were berated for asking a question.

The person that needs to apologize is Xriqxa to you.

... stop lashing out at members.

Yep. Exactly what Stevoodran said. This is not the first time and I will not ask you again Xriqxa.
just so you know, I already apologized.

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Re: Questions for Giant Army
« Reply #14 on: May 05, 2014, 06:13:39 AM »
Think he manually turned down the water level so we  could see. Just a guess, I don't have the Alpha.

Woah! Back off, Steve! This thread was only intended for legit and non-answered questions. Both of FenX's questions have been answered several times.

Nope. Steve is totally right. You may have read all the posts in the last few weeks, but you can't expect a new member to know what has and hasn't been asked.

Why do you not check other posts!? This forum saves peoples ideas for a reason.

This is just rude. I don't care what question FenX2014 asked.

Sorry...

You have nothing to be sorry about. I'm sorry you were berated for asking a question.

The person that needs to apologize is Xriqxa to you.

... stop lashing out at members.

Yep. Exactly what Stevoodran said. This is not the first time and I will not ask you again Xriqxa.
just so you know, I already apologized.
Yes, he apologized

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Re: Questions for Giant Army
« Reply #15 on: May 05, 2014, 08:24:44 AM »
For how much will be able to purchase the full version of the game?
Why do you not check other posts!? This forum saves peoples ideas for a reason. Anyway, since I'm here, I think it will be about 20-30 dollars. Yeah, that sounds reasonable.
I don't want to buy this game for 1000 rubles! But the game is worth

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Re: Questions for Giant Army
« Reply #16 on: May 05, 2014, 08:42:56 AM »
*1072.57 rubles, at the most. It's not much really, Universe Sandbox is really worth moar

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Re: Questions for Giant Army
« Reply #17 on: May 05, 2014, 11:20:18 AM »
What are the most prominent features of US2? What is most prominent In That group?

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Re: Questions for Giant Army
« Reply #18 on: May 05, 2014, 11:30:28 AM »
What are the most prominent features of US2? What is most prominent In That group?

I think it's realism and freedom to control the universe.

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Re: Questions for Giant Army
« Reply #19 on: May 06, 2014, 03:41:18 AM »
That's true, but I meant the vast array of tools that US2 lays out for you.

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Re: Questions for Giant Army
« Reply #20 on: May 06, 2014, 08:26:25 AM »
ETA on Alpha 7? I really want to do a planetary accretion simulation thing with the correctly working collisions. :D

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Re: Questions for Giant Army
« Reply #21 on: May 06, 2014, 08:30:28 AM »
ETA? What does it stand for? The closest I can guess is Extra Terrestrial Accretion.

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Re: Questions for Giant Army
« Reply #22 on: May 06, 2014, 09:37:18 AM »
ETA? What does it stand for? The closest I can guess is Extra Terrestrial Accretion.

ETA = Estimated Time of Arrival.

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Re: Questions for Giant Army
« Reply #23 on: May 06, 2014, 09:53:43 AM »
Cool... Yeah, never thought about that. Would be especially heful with simulating spacecraft on journeys to planets. Like detecting a collision course and being able to display the time or length of time until it arrives. Awesome, love the idea.

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Re: Questions for Giant Army
« Reply #24 on: May 07, 2014, 09:35:42 PM »
Does the new Universe Sandbox have better support for "contact" binary stars? I know it's rather niche to actually depict that rather than a merged result, but what the existing Universe Sandbox does is very underwhelming for what's otherwise an impressive concept.

Currently, as soon as the two stars have touching edges, they instantly merge into one (well, the other collision mode isn't relevant to the intention). To at least get the aesthetic, I previously would get a very close binary orbit, turn those stars into dust so the dust preserves that orbit, then add a single star at the center with the combined properties but a custom model that represents being two stars. That was a decent representation, but lacking actual simulation of the involved properties is less exciting.

Since the most accurate depiction of that is all about the gases of the stars, I'll also ask out of relevance is it possible to do that ever popular depiction of black holes absorbing gases off a star?

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Re: Questions for Giant Army
« Reply #25 on: May 08, 2014, 01:59:10 AM »
Hey if we create a planet tidally locked to a star, will the night side will be frozen like this ? :


http://www.noelshack.com/2014-19-1399539532-13267594841892.png


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Re: Questions for Giant Army
« Reply #26 on: May 08, 2014, 05:42:25 AM »
yes

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Re: Questions for Giant Army
« Reply #27 on: May 08, 2014, 06:01:51 AM »
Does the new Universe Sandbox have better support for "contact" binary stars? I know it's rather niche to actually depict that rather than a merged result, but what the existing Universe Sandbox does is very underwhelming for what's otherwise an impressive concept.

Currently, as soon as the two stars have touching edges, they instantly merge into one (well, the other collision mode isn't relevant to the intention). To at least get the aesthetic, I previously would get a very close binary orbit, turn those stars into dust so the dust preserves that orbit, then add a single star at the center with the combined properties but a custom model that represents being two stars. That was a decent representation, but lacking actual simulation of the involved properties is less exciting.

Since the most accurate depiction of that is all about the gases of the stars, I'll also ask out of relevance is it possible to do that ever popular depiction of black holes absorbing gases off a star?
I understand what you mean.

Sadly, no. The closest we have come to such are comet trails caused by an elliptical orbit, but at the moment, they are just decorations. They don't decrease in mass or change surface details, just, well, trail off.  I think the effect is impressive, but remember, it's still in alpha, so don't expect too much from now. I'm actually happy with what we have now, and a couple of things that will be implemented in the next Alpha. A lot of people have the same idea and disappointments as you, but this will inevitably be installed sooner or later. 



yes
really? My eyes have deceived me once again, this can't be true. Dan+Co, I love you.
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Re: Questions for Giant Army
« Reply #28 on: May 10, 2014, 12:16:31 PM »
Some other questions I have :

1) Why did the Earth atmosphere have changed ?
Look at this :
http://universesandbox.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/Universe-Sandbox-20140404-161718-3648x2256.jpg
And this :
http://universesandbox.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/Universe-Sandbox-20130429-185438.png
The atmosphere of Earth in the last picture is far more beautiful and realistic than the first.
Why do you have changed it ?!

2) When asteroid collide, is there a state when they are big enough to become spherical ? (Like a little planet)

3) Does the lava created by impact disappear when time pass ?

4) Why Ceres is molten ?

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Re: Questions for Giant Army
« Reply #29 on: May 10, 2014, 12:38:02 PM »
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1) Why did the Earth atmosphere have changed ?
Look at this :
http://universesandbox.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/Universe-Sandbox-20140404-161718-3648x2256.jpg
And this :
http://universesandbox.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/Universe-Sandbox-20130429-185438.png
The atmosphere of Earth in the last picture is far more beautiful and realistic than the first.
Why do you have changed it ?!

They don't look very different.

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2) When asteroid collide, is there a state when they are big enough to become spherical ? (Like a little planet)

As far as I know, yes.

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3) Does the lava created by impact disappear when time pass ?

I would assume so.

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4) Why Ceres is molten ?

Probably because it get f'd by a space rock.