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kgor93

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Please please PLEASE make Sim and View settings saveable
« on: July 14, 2017, 11:02:35 AM »
Honestly this is the one feature I want more than anything. That when you modify simulation and/or view settings and save the game, those settings stick when reloading or loading that save.

Every time I load I have to re-enter my settings which I consider to be the "optimal" view/sim settings. They are:

-Trails off
-Orbits on
-intensity/width of orbits around 0.20
-Make the background black
-Enable grid view.
-Change view angle to top-down
-Change lighting to studio

The settings don't have to be attached to a specific save if that would require too much coding. Just please make there a way (I.e. Via the UI or by editing a configuration file) to edit the DEFAULT settings.

kgor93

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Re: Please please PLEASE make Sim and View settings saveable
« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2017, 03:24:16 PM »
Still not an option :(

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Re: Please please PLEASE make Sim and View settings saveable
« Reply #2 on: April 22, 2018, 09:48:24 AM »
Yes, I do agree that all simulation setting should be saved within the saved simulation as well as crater impact marks of collisions as well.

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Re: Please please PLEASE make Sim and View settings saveable
« Reply #3 on: April 23, 2018, 01:54:29 AM »
Yeah this seriously needs to be added, it is so annoying having to redo all my settings every single time. It is extremely tedious and a major turn off.

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Yeah. Redoing your setting all the time when reloading a simulation is so annoying. So me and other people on this forum have decided to create a topic for mentioning settings that are not saved in simulations.

When turning on settings like habitable zones, trails, orbits or flash light mode, I would like to have all those settings being saved into simulations when saving them. Also, I would like to have the mass, radius and other planetary settings be locked at the same time. The locked state of these values should also be saved in simulations and saved when saving the planets themselves when objects are saved in the "My Objects" category folder.

Both simulations and saved objects use the .ubox file extension, so I suggest that all .ubox files save every setting, locked values and any other modification properly.

When trying to overwrite a previously saved simulation, the simulation name should remain, rather than coming up with a random simulation name such as "My Simulation 8829473793847" name. For example, if I save a simulation and give it a suitable name such as "Our Solar System", then edit something and I want to overwrite it, I would click on the "save" button and the simulation name "Our Solar System" would remain there in the file name.

If I wanted to save my simulation "Our Solar System" under a new file name, I would use a button called "Save As" so that I can get a dialog box to save my existing simulation under a new file name, just like in Microsoft Word.

Save Button

The save button does not work properly. When saving a simulation that was already saved and is actively open, the "Save" button should overwrite it when clicked, just like in Microsoft Word.

Save As Button

Currently, the developers did not add a "Save As" button to save simulations under a new name. That is a feature that I request because when I want to save simulations under a new or similar name, I do not want to retype the similar name over and over again.

There is still a lot of work to be done so that the "Save" button can overwrite saved simulations and the "Save As" button can properly save simulations under a new filename by bringing a "Save As" dialogue box.

I have labelled this post with tags such as [BUG], [RETEST] & [INFO] because there is a slight bug with the save button. Sometimes simulations and planets do not get saved in the "Simulations" folder or in the "My Objects" planets folder. The tag [RETEST] means that developers have to thoroughly retest the "Save" and "Save As" buttons when they are updated. There is a need to add missing information so I tagged this post with the [INFO] tag, so that the "Save" and "Save As" buttons get a pop up dialog box showing what the buttons do when hovering the mouse pointer over these buttons, respectively.
« Last Edit: April 23, 2018, 05:01:50 AM by Cesare »

Jar

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Re: Please please PLEASE make Sim and View settings saveable
« Reply #5 on: April 23, 2018, 09:32:13 AM »
The original request in this thread is to save settings with a specific save file, and that functionality does exist now.  :)

We have discussed the possibility of adding saveable settings that aren't tied to a specific simulation, but this is not currently a high priority for us.

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Re: Please please PLEASE make Sim and View settings saveable
« Reply #6 on: April 23, 2018, 09:47:19 AM »
It is a high priority for me because I want to be able to save every simulation settings and locked values as well. Please make sure that you add those abilities to save all settings in simulations and save locked values when saving planets.