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Alpha 13.1 now available - February 5, 2014
« on: February 05, 2015, 02:09:06 PM »
If you already own Universe Sandbox ˛, just run Steam to update to the latest version.

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

What's new?
We’re unveiling our collision overhaul, which means performance boosts and better collisions more of the time. It also introduces Mars climate simulation, a planetary cutaway view, working orbital elements controls, and an improved graphing tool. We’ve implemented basic tidal heating and tidal evolution, made further improvements to the UI and graphics, and fixed a good number of bugs.

In 13.1, we added some minor performance improvements, made creating a new simulation work better, and we fixed a few more bugs.

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...
« Last Edit: February 07, 2015, 03:36:23 AM by Dan Dixon »

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Re: Alpha 13 now available - February 5, 2014
« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2015, 02:27:23 PM »
Yay! Just in time!

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Re: Alpha 13 now available - February 5, 2014
« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2015, 02:32:03 PM »
nice, Dan. This is great Stuff! It should help a lot of people with slow/old computers

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Re: Alpha 13 now available - February 5, 2014
« Reply #3 on: February 05, 2015, 03:01:51 PM »
Thanks Dan!, keep up the great work!  ;D

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Re: Alpha 13 now available - February 5, 2014
« Reply #4 on: February 05, 2015, 04:31:53 PM »
Thank you so much!

 ;D ;D ;D ;D

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Re: Alpha 13 now available - February 5, 2014
« Reply #5 on: February 05, 2015, 04:49:09 PM »
Thanx! Swag -->  8) <-- Swag

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Re: Alpha 13 now available - February 5, 2014
« Reply #6 on: February 05, 2015, 06:52:03 PM »
How do I get the 'distance to you' 'distance to star' and 'objects distance from object' to show up?

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Re: Alpha 13 now available - February 5, 2014
« Reply #7 on: February 05, 2015, 07:32:43 PM »
Select a body and click the new Motion tab. It's toward the bottom of that list.
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Re: Alpha 13 now available - February 5, 2014
« Reply #8 on: February 05, 2015, 08:12:30 PM »
Okay.

Also, are there any pulsars and white dwarfs (isn't Sirus B supposed to be a white dwarf? Though it's blue in Ubox) in the star database? Trying to look into the accretion disk stuff.

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Re: Alpha 13 now available - February 5, 2014
« Reply #9 on: February 05, 2015, 09:37:53 PM »
Aww, no Roche limits yet.  Ah well, these things take time.

Also, I dropped the Moon's orbit to skim the earth at periaps and turned on tidal forces... the Earth got a day length of 9 seconds :P.

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Re: Alpha 13 now available - February 5, 2014
« Reply #10 on: February 05, 2015, 11:24:54 PM »
BUG REPORT: The simulation always freezes when I try opening a new one . The loading window freezes and I have to restart the game.
(Clarification: It only happens when I open a new EMPTY simulation)

On the pro side, the Solar System sim. is running a lot smoother. Is it because you removed the asteroid belt?
« Last Edit: February 05, 2015, 11:45:57 PM by gabriel.dac »

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Re: Alpha 13 now available - February 5, 2014
« Reply #11 on: February 06, 2015, 04:01:58 AM »
Thanks for reporting that Gabriel.

Could anyone that's having a problem creating a "New..." simulation please report their issue here (and share their log file, or email it to us):
http://universesandbox.com/forum/index.php/topic,14678.0.html

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Re: Alpha 13 now available - February 5, 2014
« Reply #12 on: February 06, 2015, 01:37:03 PM »
BUG REPORT: The simulation always freezes when I try opening a new one . The loading window freezes and I have to restart the game.
(Clarification: It only happens when I open a new EMPTY simulation)

On the pro side, the Solar System sim. is running a lot smoother. Is it because you removed the asteroid belt?

I Get the same problem

To Dan:Would you make Solar System Sim Without The Asteroids and Asteroid belt on ?

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Re: Alpha 13 now available - February 5, 2014
« Reply #13 on: February 06, 2015, 04:11:49 PM »
wow nice! i can't wait to try it out

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Re: Alpha 13 now available - February 5, 2014
« Reply #14 on: February 06, 2015, 04:30:00 PM »
Uh, you okay Earth?  :o

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Re: Alpha 13 now available - February 5, 2014
« Reply #15 on: February 06, 2015, 05:18:14 PM »
Haven't been able to play much yet, but YEEEAAAH this made my weekend.  :D

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Re: Alpha 13 now available - February 5, 2014
« Reply #16 on: February 06, 2015, 09:31:26 PM »
Do you guys like my fan-made teaser trailer?

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Re: Alpha 13 now available - February 5, 2014
« Reply #17 on: February 07, 2015, 02:03:08 AM »
nice, Dan . I think the USBox2 alpha13 has many new functions. Thank you. And may you change a new logo.

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Re: Alpha 13 now available - February 5, 2014
« Reply #18 on: February 07, 2015, 03:36:27 AM »
We just released Alpha 13.1... this may fix the New simulation issue.

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Re: Alpha 13.1 now available - February 5, 2014
« Reply #19 on: February 07, 2015, 05:03:55 PM »
nice! i tried some of the preset collisions, they were very cool
i was going to do cutaways but then ubox crashed on 100 jupiters -> sun x3 so i'll test that soon

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Re: Alpha 13.1 now available - February 5, 2014
« Reply #20 on: February 07, 2015, 05:43:49 PM »
@Dan , Maybe you can add new planet in USbox2 alpha14. And maybe you can promote the 3D effects with impoct. Cheers.
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Re: Alpha 13.1 now available - February 5, 2014
« Reply #21 on: February 07, 2015, 05:48:07 PM »
And new UI ?

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Re: Alpha 13.1 now available - February 5, 2014
« Reply #22 on: February 07, 2015, 09:03:26 PM »
And new UI ?

What's the problem with the UI?

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Re: Alpha 13.1 now available - February 5, 2014
« Reply #23 on: February 07, 2015, 09:39:16 PM »
No. I like the New metro UI . But maybe GA can add more Picture Buttons.

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Re: Alpha 13.1 now available - February 5, 2014
« Reply #24 on: February 09, 2015, 01:07:10 PM »
I just tried this update today, and so far I'm enjoying it.  :)

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Re: Alpha 13.1 now available - February 5, 2014
« Reply #25 on: February 09, 2015, 02:47:14 PM »
Works awesome, and performs way better!
Also, nice work on the collision system, its faster, and now smaller objects collide way better.

Cheers!

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Re: Alpha 13.1 now available - February 5, 2014
« Reply #26 on: February 10, 2015, 09:41:41 PM »
creating a "motion" tab was a great idea to shorten the "basic" list, Dan. Congrats on that. All you have to do now is maybe make all the tabs fit in the width of the window. It looks weird now

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Re: Alpha 13.1 now available - February 5, 2014
« Reply #27 on: February 11, 2015, 01:04:28 PM »
Tidal simulation is fun to play with :D

I wonder why Earth and Mars are immune to it...

There is nothing like putting jupiter at blackhole - it rapidly heats up :p



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Re: Alpha 13.1 now available - February 5, 2014
« Reply #28 on: February 15, 2015, 08:42:17 AM »
Wolf 350 =/= Jupiter