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Dan Dixon

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Beta 6 is released
« on: April 23, 2010, 05:08:29 PM »
Beta 6 is out.

Just run your installed copy of the beta to update.

Please let us know of any problems or issues you encounter.

Thanks!

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Re: Beta 6 is released
« Reply #1 on: April 23, 2010, 05:15:51 PM »
YAY! BETA 6!

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Re: Beta 6 is released
« Reply #2 on: April 23, 2010, 05:17:02 PM »
Whats the news in this version ?


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Re: Beta 6 is released
« Reply #3 on: April 23, 2010, 05:18:33 PM »
APODman, I have a question. What's with the box at the end of your posts ([ ]'s)?

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Re: Beta 6 is released
« Reply #4 on: April 23, 2010, 05:21:37 PM »
What's New in Beta 6?
- View controls now available in UI (although grid not hooked up yet)
- Drag bodies from the new body icon list into the scene
- Create galaxies with the new body controls
- More stars & moons in the new body lists
- Position adjustments now available
- Move grids improved
- Many bug fixes & adjustments

Unfortunately I ran out of time to add your two most recent requests (fixing the habital zone issue and Roche limits). I hope to add these before the release of v2. Sorry.

I'll be continuing to make improvements even after the release. You can expect another update within two weeks of the v2 launch.

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Re: Beta 6 is released
« Reply #5 on: April 23, 2010, 05:22:58 PM »
I run the program, and it doesn't update. You should fix that in Beta 7 (if it is going to be released). That's why I have to look in the folder in the program to update it.

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Re: Beta 6 is released
« Reply #6 on: April 23, 2010, 05:23:59 PM »
- View controls now avaliable in UI (although grid not hooked up yet)
- Drag bodies from the new body icon list into the scene
- Create galaxies with the new body controls
- More stars & moons in the new body lists
- Position adjustments now available
- Move grids improved
- Many bug fixes & adjustments

Unfortunately I ran out of time to add your two most recent requests (fixing the habital zone issue and Roche limits) Sorry.

No problem Dan, I just want to know how are the new Improvements to test it.

I'm patient  ;)

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Re: Beta 6 is released
« Reply #7 on: April 23, 2010, 05:24:57 PM »
I run the program, and it doesn't update. You should fix that in Beta 7 (if it is going to be released).

Close it and try again.

If that doesn't work...

Click on the More... link on the main menu and click "Check for Update"

Please let me know what happens either way.

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Re: Beta 6 is released
« Reply #8 on: April 23, 2010, 05:25:49 PM »
APODman, you still didn't answer my question.
What's with the box at the end of your posts ([ ]'s)?

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Re: Beta 6 is released
« Reply #9 on: April 23, 2010, 05:26:18 PM »
I run the program, and it doesn't update. You should fix that in Beta 7 (if it is going to be released).

Close it and try again.

If that doesn't work...

Click on the More... link on the main menu and click "Check for Update"

Please let me know what happens either way.
Nope, neither work. That's why I have to find the update program in the C:\Program Files\Universe Sandbox directory.

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Re: Beta 6 is released
« Reply #10 on: April 23, 2010, 05:31:51 PM »
Nope, neither work. That's why I have to find the update program in the C:\Program Files\Universe Sandbox directory.

Does running the update.exe program work?

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Re: Beta 6 is released
« Reply #11 on: April 23, 2010, 05:32:55 PM »
It always work. Could you fix the next version to let me update in US?

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Re: Beta 6 is released
« Reply #12 on: April 23, 2010, 05:35:47 PM »
Nice Additions!

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Re: Beta 6 is released
« Reply #13 on: April 23, 2010, 11:44:46 PM »
It automatically updates in my version, after about 5 to 10 seconds it asked me.
I've tried everything now, and it works perfectly. It takes some time before the galaxies tab appears when you click it though. But the new galaxies are awesome! :)
The position adjustment-thing is also very useful. :)

The tutorial is also improved, isn't it? At least, the marker has been changed.

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Re: Beta 6 is released
« Reply #14 on: April 24, 2010, 01:24:10 AM »
awesome!
is there any chance of seeing impact improvements soon? or is it after the final release?

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Re: Beta 6 is released
« Reply #15 on: April 24, 2010, 11:07:27 PM »
awesome!
is there any chance of seeing impact improvements soon? or is it after the final release?

Probably. Beta 7 will be out before the initial release... I think.

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Re: Beta 6 is released
« Reply #16 on: April 25, 2010, 09:44:05 AM »
When 5 was out Dan said two betas before intitial release. Dan's got 5 days!

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Re: Beta 6 is released
« Reply #17 on: April 25, 2010, 02:33:13 PM »
is there any chance of seeing impact improvements soon? or is it after the final release?

I realize that impact need improvement, but this will be addressed sometime after the v2 release.



What else is new in Beta 6?

- Landing on planets
Load up Earth & Moon
Select and focus on the Earth
Zoom in all the way on the earth
Now zoom in again and you will create a landing point and be focused on this point

- Improved body selection
If you tried to double click on a body but it had moved from beneath your cursor between the 1st and 2nd clicks you wouldn't focus on it. This has been fixed. :)

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Re: Beta 6 is released
« Reply #18 on: April 25, 2010, 03:29:18 PM »
Dan, I can't make a landing even though I did the things you have to do to make one.

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Re: Beta 6 is released
« Reply #19 on: April 26, 2010, 03:23:58 PM »
ya, a few of the galaxies in the game cant be placed, causing an error, double check that in Beta 7.

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Re: Beta 6 is released
« Reply #20 on: April 27, 2010, 05:57:07 PM »
ya, a few of the galaxies in the game cant be placed, causing an error, double check that in Beta 7.

I believe I've fixed this problem in the upcoming release. Thanks!