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Alpha 18 | Much Faster Physics | December 22, 2015
« on: December 23, 2015, 12:11:13 AM »
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/
http://store.steampowered.com/app/230290/

What's new?
Alpha 18 should show significantly better performance for all users, thanks to something called Native computation. Native mode essentially removes a layer from the physics computation, making the whole process much faster. It is enabled by default and effectively replaces the old Managed computation mode.

This is essentially the only big change in this update, but we think you’ll agree it’s a big change. We’ve also been working hard on some other exciting projects and have made good progress. Read more about what we’ve got planned for upcoming updates: What Are We Working On? | Alpha 17 & Beyond.

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

titanicpassenger1

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Re: Alpha 18 | Much Faster Physics | December 22, 2015
« Reply #1 on: December 24, 2015, 01:46:22 AM »
Yes another update

The performance is better now!   :D

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Re: Alpha 18 | Much Faster Physics | December 22, 2015
« Reply #2 on: December 24, 2015, 10:47:36 AM »
YESSS.. Finally I can run Bombardment of Moon without it clipping below 30 fps. This was a much wanted and successful improvement, thanks so much. I realize there's not much here for the people with super computers, but for me on my 2 1/2 yr old laptop it's a GREAT improvement. Looking forward to better functionality in the future, but this will do in the mean time. :)

Edit: 67 FPS on average over 42-43 before. (performance test)

Edit 2: After a reboot and shutdown of everything else, I got close to 100 FPS on average on Bombardment of Moon
« Last Edit: December 24, 2015, 07:59:45 PM by kallisti »

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Re: Alpha 18 | Much Faster Physics | December 22, 2015
« Reply #3 on: December 25, 2015, 07:31:03 AM »
Very much liking Alpha 18!

Did notice that it is no longer possible to modify some planets (for example, I cannot add organics and water to Venus even if I do reduce the atmospheric pressure) the way I used to be able to.  Not sure if this is intentional or not.  Work-around:  use Earth as a base and modify it.  Bombarding it with Titan prove rather interesting....

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Re: Alpha 18 | Much Faster Physics | December 22, 2015
« Reply #4 on: December 25, 2015, 03:31:11 PM »
Sweet Update for Christmas!

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Re: Alpha 18 | Much Faster Physics | December 22, 2015
« Reply #5 on: January 12, 2016, 01:56:19 AM »
Yay alpha 18 ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

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Re: Alpha 18 | Much Faster Physics | December 22, 2015
« Reply #6 on: January 12, 2016, 10:53:07 PM »
wew lads