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Alpha 10 now available - August 25, 2014
« on: August 25, 2014, 09:27:08 PM »
If you already own Universe Sandbox ², just run Steam to update to the latest version.

Or you can buy Universe Sandbox ² here:
http://universesandbox.com/buy/

What's new?
- Most collisions now resolve over multiple frames instead of over a single frame
- Visual improvements to collision glow and crater size

Complete List of Updates

Let us know what you think! And please report any problems either via the in game feedback tool or by starting a new thread...
« Last Edit: August 27, 2014, 11:12:20 PM by Dan Dixon »

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Re: Alpha 10 now available - August 25, 2014
« Reply #1 on: August 25, 2014, 09:51:55 PM »
Hooray :D That's was fast. considering only a few days from Alpha 9. we wait for Alpha 8 from Alpha 7 for over a Month.

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Re: Alpha 10 now available - August 25, 2014
« Reply #2 on: August 25, 2014, 09:54:23 PM »
That was fast.

Did you guys check out those cases I reported earlier today where sometimes in a collision, one of the bodies will start rotating impossibly fast? There was also one about value out of bounds and trying to make something denser than the universe squeezed down to a planck length sphere. Something to do with ice I think..... Just wondering if you dealt with that in alpha 10 .
« Last Edit: August 25, 2014, 10:00:42 PM by smjjames »

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Re: Alpha 10 now available - August 25, 2014
« Reply #3 on: August 25, 2014, 10:42:09 PM »
Wow! The versions are being released quickly! I'm glad to see all that efficiency

edit: Not trying to sound mean but this seems much more like an Alpha 9.3 than Alpha 10, but who cares about the name... The updates are very frequent!
« Last Edit: August 25, 2014, 11:26:33 PM by gabriel.dac »

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Re: Alpha 10 now available - August 25, 2014
« Reply #4 on: August 26, 2014, 12:54:16 AM »
Did you guys check out those cases I reported earlier today where sometimes in a collision, one of the bodies will start rotating impossibly fast?


Yes. It should be fixed in the next release.

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Re: Alpha 10 now available - August 25, 2014
« Reply #5 on: August 26, 2014, 06:05:57 AM »
So you can buy the Alpha now? Wow...

I'm not special now... lol :c

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Re: Alpha 10 now available - August 25, 2014
« Reply #6 on: August 26, 2014, 07:17:40 AM »
Hi i have a question, can i buy this non-steam? And what if i pay in a different currency? Sorry i am totally new to this :P

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Re: Alpha 10 now available - August 25, 2014
« Reply #7 on: August 26, 2014, 07:24:45 AM »
Earth is 851878.C after a collision with a similar mass body.. Is that possible?

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Re: Alpha 10 now available - August 25, 2014
« Reply #8 on: August 26, 2014, 07:36:38 AM »
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA OMAHGADOMAHGAD PUBLIC ALPHA NOW RELEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAASED *head explosion 8,000x*

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Re: Alpha 10 now available - August 25, 2014
« Reply #9 on: August 26, 2014, 07:40:36 AM »
Earth is 851878.C after a collision with a similar mass body.. Is that possible?

There are lots of problems with the heat simulation at the moment.

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Re: Alpha 10 now available - August 25, 2014
« Reply #10 on: August 26, 2014, 07:42:50 AM »
Hi i have a question, can i buy this non-steam? And what if i pay in a different currency? Sorry i am totally new to this :P
You buy this online. It's not currently on Steam (yet =P), and I don't know were you can buy it. I've heard about it being on Amazon.com, but here's link to buy it from here (most honorable buy): http://www.universesandbox.com/buy/

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Re: Alpha 10 now available - August 25, 2014
« Reply #11 on: August 26, 2014, 07:56:07 AM »
Did you guys check out those cases I reported earlier today where sometimes in a collision, one of the bodies will start rotating impossibly fast?
Yes. It should be fixed in the next release.

Okay cool, and the error generated about trying to make something denser than the universe's mass in a planck length sphere was odd. That'd be like, what, infinite density? The small (relative to Earth) impactor even managed to make Earth do that.

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Re: Alpha 10 now available - August 25, 2014
« Reply #12 on: August 26, 2014, 08:58:38 AM »
How's my art?  ;)

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Re: Alpha 10 now available - August 25, 2014
« Reply #13 on: August 26, 2014, 09:05:26 AM »
It looks good, but it doesn't seem like there was much effort in it. All you did was copy paste some text over someone else's image. Speaking of which, did you even have permission to use it? That image BELONGS to Hyperion. It'd be disrespectful to pass it off as your own, especially only light editing was applied.

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Re: Alpha 10 now available - August 25, 2014
« Reply #14 on: August 26, 2014, 09:14:36 AM »
Earth is 851878.C after a collision with a similar mass body.. Is that possible?

There are lots of problems with the heat simulation at the moment.

There are so many problems with temperatures that I can't even bother to report every single one...

It looks good, but it doesn't seem like there was much effort in it. All you did was copy paste some text over someone else's image. Speaking of which, did you even have permission to use it? That image BELONGS to Hyperion. It'd be disrespectful to pass it off as your own, especially only light editing was applied.

No. The image does not belong to Hyperion.

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Re: Alpha 10 now available - August 25, 2014
« Reply #15 on: August 26, 2014, 01:05:57 PM »
Now We can Share the gift That is Universe sandbox 2 with the world! xD
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Re: Alpha 10 now available - August 25, 2014
« Reply #16 on: August 26, 2014, 02:24:36 PM »
ALREADY?!!!!

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Re: Alpha 10 now available - August 25, 2014
« Reply #18 on: August 27, 2014, 02:55:12 AM »
Umm... one bug i found - i just can't change temperature. When i'm want to change temperature to 14 for example, it changes temperature to -273.

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Re: Alpha 10 now available - August 25, 2014
« Reply #19 on: August 27, 2014, 08:48:05 AM »
Thanks for using my screenshot, Spacegenius, but next time at least comment whose art it really is
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Re: Alpha 10 now available - August 25, 2014
« Reply #20 on: August 27, 2014, 09:08:18 AM »
Earth is 851878.C after a collision with a similar mass body.. Is that possible?

There are lots of problems with the heat simulation at the moment.

There are so many problems with temperatures that I can't even bother to report every single one...

It looks good, but it doesn't seem like there was much effort in it. All you did was copy paste some text over someone else's image. Speaking of which, did you even have permission to use it? That image BELONGS to Hyperion. It'd be disrespectful to pass it off as your own, especially only light editing was applied.

No. The image does not belong to Hyperion.

Yeah, just report what bugs you can, pretty sure the team is aware of all those heat related problems.

As for that art image, I haven't seen Hyperions origional, but I agree with xriqua here, credit still should be given if it isn't your own screenshot.

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Re: Alpha 10 now available - August 25, 2014
« Reply #21 on: August 27, 2014, 09:30:06 PM »
Galaxies just seem to dissolve when colliding. Are those still under development?

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Re: Alpha 10 now available - August 25, 2014
« Reply #22 on: August 27, 2014, 10:46:42 PM »
Galaxies just seem to dissolve when colliding. Are those still under development?

Yeah they're still under development.

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Re: Alpha 10 now available - August 25, 2014
« Reply #23 on: August 27, 2014, 11:53:29 PM »
We've kind of been neglecting galaxies... but we'll switch our focus back to them in a future update.

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Re: Alpha 10 now available - August 25, 2014
« Reply #24 on: August 28, 2014, 07:39:43 AM »
I just bought it

Good job giant army *high fives all around*

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Re: Alpha 10 now available - August 25, 2014
« Reply #25 on: August 28, 2014, 11:40:15 AM »
I bet Alpha 11 would have the most realistic graphics ever.
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Re: Alpha 10 now available - August 25, 2014
« Reply #26 on: August 28, 2014, 12:29:55 PM »
I bet Alpha 11 would have the most realistic graphics ever.
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Re: Alpha 10 now available - August 25, 2014
« Reply #27 on: August 28, 2014, 01:00:55 PM »
I think we better hope for more accurate physics with greater possibilities than top-notch graphics, the current visual level already amazes me. All we really need is some damn realistically looking rings, the shadows on them make it all glorious enough

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Re: Alpha 10 now available - August 25, 2014
« Reply #28 on: August 28, 2014, 01:53:20 PM »
I think we better hope for more accurate physics with greater possibilities than top-notch graphics, the current visual level already amazes me. All we really need is some damn realistically looking rings, the shadows on them make it all glorious enough
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Re: Alpha 10 now available - August 25, 2014
« Reply #29 on: August 28, 2014, 02:30:26 PM »
We've kind of been neglecting galaxies... but we'll switch our focus back to them in a future update.
Great news. If galaxies become anywhere near as good as planets already are, they should be wonderful.

Despite the teething problems that are bound to come along with a new version (not to mention an alpha release) I feel Universe Sandbox is making major steps and becoming a lot more mature than the former version. That was supposed to happen, of course, but it is nice to see the hard work coming to fruition.