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Alpha 12 now available - October 30, 2014
« on: October 30, 2014, 11:42:38 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?
There’s a brand new look to the Create, Add, and Chart panels, which now use thumbnail tiles instead of long text lists.

We’re introduced a few new Create tools, including rogue-planet encounters, randomized solar systems, material grids, and over 200 new choreographies.

This update also has reworked collision fragments, improved supernovas, and overhauled planetoid rendering.

Complete List of Updates

Let us know what you think! And please report any problems either with the in game feedback tool or by starting a new thread...

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Re: Alpha 12 now available - October 30, 2014
« Reply #1 on: October 30, 2014, 11:50:59 PM »
Awesome, I'll check it out in the morning.

Also, we can now explode things! :D what about the explode button in the other stuff tab (the third tab) when editing a body? Will that be functional?

You know, back in the previous version ( the old ubox2), when you exploded stars, they would end up with ridiculously high luminosities (or was it temperature?). I wonder if that was fixed.
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Re: Alpha 12 now available - October 30, 2014
« Reply #2 on: October 30, 2014, 11:57:21 PM »
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Re: Alpha 12 now available - October 30, 2014
« Reply #3 on: October 31, 2014, 12:24:48 AM »
Also, we can now explode things! :D what about the explode button in the other stuff tab (the third tab) when editing a body? Will that be functional?

You know, back in the previous version ( the old ubox2), when you exploded stars, they would end up with ridiculously high luminosities (or was it temperature?). I wonder if that was fixed.

The explode feature in Alpha 12 is still really basic... there's still much work to be done on breaking bodies apart. It's fun now, but will become awesome later.

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Re: Alpha 12 now available - October 30, 2014
« Reply #4 on: October 31, 2014, 01:08:58 AM »
Looks good... very good...

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Re: Alpha 12 now available - October 30, 2014
« Reply #5 on: October 31, 2014, 03:43:33 AM »
Awesome! Too bad I have to go through school before I get a chance to test.  :(
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Re: Alpha 12 now available - October 30, 2014
« Reply #6 on: October 31, 2014, 06:02:35 AM »
Very cool!
thanks

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Re: Alpha 12 now available - October 30, 2014
« Reply #7 on: October 31, 2014, 06:58:14 AM »
Oh wow! i love the new additions to the UI, the thumbnails are amazing.

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Re: Alpha 12 now available - October 30, 2014
« Reply #8 on: October 31, 2014, 08:53:13 AM »
About time, huh? Let's check dat

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Re: Alpha 12 now available - October 30, 2014
« Reply #9 on: October 31, 2014, 09:16:33 AM »
Interesting, will test vigorously wheni get home

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Re: Alpha 12 now available - October 30, 2014
« Reply #10 on: October 31, 2014, 09:33:28 AM »
This is by far the best update. The UI is much less confusing now!

One of the things I liked the most is that you guys got rid of that useless non-editable left-click menu when you click an object. Now a left click opens the properties menu and there is the visualization of the body selected on top. My suggestions are: 1) Make that object in the visualization spin slowly. 2) Implement a small button that allows you to hide that image, because it takes up too much space.

Another thing that I find necessary is.... transparent backgrounds. The thumbnails in the add menu should have transparent backgrounds (specially the thumbnail of stars). The same applies for the visualization of the object in the properties menu of a body. Besides that, everything is fine, I guess.

I am still waiting for you to add sounds, btw

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Re: Alpha 12 now available - October 30, 2014
« Reply #11 on: October 31, 2014, 11:07:15 AM »
Wow. Love the new planetoid renderings!

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Re: Alpha 12 now available - October 30, 2014
« Reply #12 on: October 31, 2014, 02:12:24 PM »
Last night steam was really being a pain in the A-hole so I updated it this morning. *Pinch and a punch for the first day of the month* well, 11 days to my birthday!

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Re: Alpha 12 now available - October 30, 2014
« Reply #13 on: November 01, 2014, 02:24:16 AM »
For the explode tool on the powers tab, in the future, if you explode a planet, can they generate superheated parts of the planets surface with a ragged bottom that came from within the planet. That would not only be cool, but realistic!!

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Re: Alpha 12 now available - October 30, 2014
« Reply #14 on: November 01, 2014, 10:30:31 AM »
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Re: Alpha 12 now available - October 30, 2014
« Reply #15 on: November 01, 2014, 01:41:05 PM »
How do you see the distance something is from you or another object? You can't see that anymore.

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Re: Alpha 12 now available - October 30, 2014
« Reply #16 on: November 01, 2014, 02:54:40 PM »
You never could. That's something I miss the most in this new version

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Re: Alpha 12 now available - October 30, 2014
« Reply #17 on: November 01, 2014, 03:02:59 PM »
I really love the heat rendering for the fragments. That's just beautiful.  ;D

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Re: Alpha 12 now available - October 30, 2014
« Reply #18 on: November 01, 2014, 07:43:19 PM »
Woah! Sometimes when I open one of my simulations I hear a clicking sound! Finally more sounds are being added!

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Re: Alpha 12 now available - October 30, 2014
« Reply #19 on: November 02, 2014, 06:33:47 AM »
Cool.

...I see what you did there... :P


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Re: Alpha 12 now available - October 30, 2014
« Reply #20 on: November 02, 2014, 07:35:09 AM »
Woah! Sometimes when I open one of my simulations I hear a clicking sound! Finally more sounds are being added!


Yeah. Have no idea what that is, tough.

Cool.

...I see what you did there... :P


Kol now all we need are commie jackolanterns.

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Re: Alpha 12 now available - October 30, 2014
« Reply #21 on: November 02, 2014, 01:06:08 PM »
This update is terrific. I got it either yester or the day before, but didn't have time to really experience it. The interface is such a nice change, as well as practically everything else. A job well done.  :)

(Also, I apologize for having times in which I'm active on the forums, and then practically disappear. Friends, school and just life in general has made it hard to stay in touch. But now I definitely have more time for this forum and program!)

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Re: Alpha 12 now available - October 30, 2014
« Reply #22 on: November 04, 2014, 12:56:40 AM »
Anybody know what happened to the Add saved objects option in the latest Alpha 12 update? i dont seem to be able to add saved objects? no option to do so? thanks

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Re: Alpha 12 now available - October 30, 2014
« Reply #23 on: November 04, 2014, 09:16:12 AM »
Anybody know what happened to the Add saved objects option in the latest Alpha 12 update?
Saved objects aren't listed right now. Sorry about that.

They'll be back in an upcoming update.

A job well done.  :)

(Also, I apologize for having times in which I'm active on the forums, and then practically disappear. Friends, school and just life in general has made it hard to stay in touch. But now I definitely have more time for this forum and program!)

Thanks, Josh. No worries. If you don't have time, then you don't have time. Any amount you can contribute is appreciated.  :)


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Re: Alpha 12 now available - October 30, 2014
« Reply #24 on: November 05, 2014, 06:15:44 PM »
This update is absolutely gorgeous. Amazing job on collisions!

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Re: Alpha 12 now available - October 30, 2014
« Reply #25 on: November 30, 2014, 05:38:20 PM »
How do you get a copy US2 ive seen people have alpha/beta copies some people even got free copies somehow(i think). :P
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Re: Alpha 12 now available - October 30, 2014
« Reply #26 on: December 01, 2014, 01:19:26 PM »
How do you get a copy US2 ive seen people have alpha/beta copies some people even got free copies somehow(i think). :P

You can buy Universe Sandbox ² on our website and get instant access to the alpha through Steam: universesandbox.com/2

You'll also receive free updates along the way, including the final release of Universe Sandbox ².

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Re: Alpha 12 now available - October 30, 2014
« Reply #27 on: December 12, 2014, 05:27:55 PM »
is the next update for universe sandbox 2 almost done.

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Re: Alpha 12 now available - October 30, 2014
« Reply #28 on: January 02, 2015, 10:37:50 AM »
hay Dan is alpha 13 almost done

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Re: Alpha 12 now available - October 30, 2014
« Reply #29 on: January 02, 2015, 04:13:16 PM »
hay Dan is alpha 13 almost done
It's taking a bit longer than we had planned. There is a preview of Alpha 13 available if you choose to opt-in, but some features are still works-in-progress .

Please see this thread for more info: http://universesandbox.com/forum/index.php/topic,14391.0.html