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List of Ideas For Updates
« on: January 05, 2009, 07:21:28 AM »
Dan, can you post them? I just want to know what will be in the next few updates.

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Re: List of Ideas For Updates (DAN READ THIS)
« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2009, 08:52:27 PM »
I am hoping to put out a release this upcoming weekend (late on January 11, 2008):

The next release will include:
  • Ability to create dynamic asteroid belts by editing XML files (UI for this feature will come later)
  • Change the Hill Sphere color to work in 3D
  • Fix the galaxy background orientation button
  • And other minor bug fixes

Before I add too many new features I really need to fix and polish the features that already exist.

If there's something you really want in the next release, I'm open to financial incentives. :)

Beyond the upcoming release, the next major improvement is overhauling the UI (although this is still pretty far away). This is something that I had hoped to have completed by now, but life (and then the holidays) got in the way.

I realize the updates seemed to have slowed down, but know that I am committed to continuing to improve Universe Sandbox indefinitely.
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Re: List of Ideas For Updates
« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2009, 04:34:04 PM »
 :( :( only in xml files  :( :( I hate xml files. Whenever I try to edit them then change back THEY DON'T WORK.

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« Reply #3 on: January 08, 2009, 10:11:38 AM »
May not be possible, but I'd love to be able to either start with a planetary nebula and watch a solar system form randomly, or plug in a desired number of bodies / types and see a random system created.

I'd also like to have some way to plug in numbers without understanding SQL, maybe some GUI Front End that asks questions and then creates the system.  Something like # of suns, which is center, distance of orbit, etc.  Something that lets me just plug in numbers and does the rest. 

Obviously, any of this is just my own wishes, no idea if you can / will / should do any of it.

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Re: List of Ideas For Updates
« Reply #4 on: January 08, 2009, 04:59:26 PM »
May not be possible, but I'd love to be able to either start with a planetary nebula and watch a solar system form randomly, or plug in a desired number of bodies / types and see a random system created.

I'd also like to have some way to plug in numbers without understanding SQL, maybe some GUI Front End that asks questions and then creates the system.  Something like # of suns, which is center, distance of orbit, etc.  Something that lets me just plug in numbers and does the rest. 

Obviously, any of this is just my own wishes, no idea if you can / will / should do any of it.
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Re: List of Ideas For Updates
« Reply #5 on: January 08, 2009, 06:21:40 PM »
I agree that it's a great idea:

Adding a simple interface to create random solar system is something I want to eventually add.

Reguarding watching a solar system form:
You can of watch a simplistic, representative solar system form if you load up the system "Moons, 75 orbiting Earth".  You can watch them clump together into mini-planet.

Watching a solar system form is also an idea I would like to execute better in the future.

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Re: List of Ideas For Updates
« Reply #6 on: January 09, 2009, 09:48:11 AM »
i wanna create spacecraft but......i cant :'( :'( :'( i want a version with spacecraft...PLEASE :-[

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« Reply #7 on: January 09, 2009, 10:29:12 AM »
i wanna create spacecraft but......i cant :'( :'( :'( i want a version with spacecraft...PLEASE :-[

Technically, you can.  If you load up the systems with spacecraft that come with the program, and zoom in on the spaceships, you'll see they are just orbs of the appropriate mass to achieve the same orbit as the craft.  As US can't simulate craft with their own thrust.

Again with the "I was told there would be no math" problem :D

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Re: List of Ideas For Updates
« Reply #8 on: January 10, 2009, 04:07:48 AM »
thanks...but...ehhh ;D.....my favorite planet is venus but i can't create...so can you make a version with venus to? o! and when somthing impact on a planet let it EXPLODE!!! ;D ;D and not combine:)

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Re: List of Ideas For Updates (DAN READ THIS)
« Reply #9 on: January 10, 2009, 08:12:18 AM »
The next release will include:
  • Ability to create dynamic asteroid belts by editing XML files (UI for this feature will come later)
  • Change the Hill Sphere color to work in 3D
  • Fix the galaxy background orientation button
  • And other minor bug fixes

Hi Dan,

Iīm happy to know that Universe Sandbox still evolving !

One sugestion: itīs possible implement some button ou hot key to hold the visualization of the hill sphere in all bodies throughout the simulation  ?

Hold the shift key in only one body itīs very difficult in long simulations and the information is very limited ( itīs interesting see the interation of the hill sphere of the two bodies in capture processes ).

[ ]īs

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Re: List of Ideas For Updates
« Reply #10 on: January 10, 2009, 10:11:27 AM »
thanks...but...ehhh ;D.....my favorite planet is venus but i can't create...so can you make a version with venus to? o! and when somthing impact on a planet let it EXPLODE!!! ;D ;D and not combine:)
Just edit an XML file. Go to Universe sandbox, then press new, then press NEw FIle or something, it will bring up info on how to do it. Then in LocalObjects you can find Venus, and edit it. Ask Dan for help.

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Re: List of Ideas For Updates
« Reply #11 on: January 12, 2009, 09:22:13 AM »
you now:
Presets: earth
              neptune
              venus
              uranus
              bla bla bla bla

ok?  ;D o and when is the new release? sombody sayt sunday but thats not true!

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« Reply #12 on: January 12, 2009, 10:31:38 AM »
... and when is the new release? sombody sayt sunday but thats not true!

Dan always says a date but it isn't sure at 100% even for him. He could find some problems and put off the release  ;)

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« Reply #13 on: January 12, 2009, 11:22:38 AM »
My goal was to get the release out this Sunday, unfortunately that didn't happen; I'm sorry.

I had some computer issues (non-Universe Sandbox) this weekend and lost half a day to them.

I'm now aiming for late Tuesday evening (Pacific Time - West Coast of North America).


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« Reply #14 on: January 12, 2009, 01:15:45 PM »
Another good idea would be to add different star types (not only our familiar yellow star and the blue star Rigel) like the white, red and brown dwarves (don't know the name in english, it could be another...); giants, pulsar... ecc :)

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Re: List of Ideas For Updates
« Reply #15 on: January 12, 2009, 03:23:29 PM »
you now:
Presets: earth
              neptune
              venus
              uranus
              bla bla bla bla

ok?  ;D o and when is the new release? sombody sayt sunday but thats not true!

YOu can't. You HAVE to edit the XML files for some.

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Re: List of Ideas For Updates
« Reply #16 on: January 14, 2009, 05:08:37 AM »
I made lots of progress today but it's the new release isn't ready yet.
I don't expect to have any time on Wednesday so I'm now aiming for a release shortly after that.

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Re: List of Ideas For Updates
« Reply #17 on: January 14, 2009, 09:07:53 AM »
Dan what are the new updates that will be release ???

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« Reply #18 on: January 14, 2009, 05:22:57 PM »
Dan what are the new updates that will be release ???
See the second post of this message.

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Re: List of Ideas For Updates
« Reply #19 on: January 16, 2009, 09:11:03 AM »
Wath are the new updates and when it will be released? :-\

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« Reply #20 on: January 16, 2009, 10:33:36 AM »
Wath are the new updates and when it will be released? :-\

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See the second post......... (page 1, first reply of this same topic)

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« Reply #21 on: January 16, 2009, 05:09:31 PM »
Wath are the new updates and when it will be released? :-\

-.- -.- -.- ...

See the second post......... (page 1, first reply of this same topic)


Yeah, super Bova asked me that.

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Re: List of Ideas For Updates
« Reply #22 on: January 17, 2009, 03:05:01 AM »
I am hoping to put out a release this upcoming weekend (late January 11, 2008 on )

dan's words (topic 1) JANUARY 11 ''2008'' not 2009! >:(

and jou like my solarsystem jumbel?

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« Reply #23 on: January 17, 2009, 10:38:41 AM »
I am hoping to put out a release this upcoming weekend (late January 11, 2008 on )

dan's words (topic 1) JANUARY 11 ''2008'' not 2009! >:(

and jou like my solarsystem jumbel?
He mis typed, this was started last month or this month. Yes, but I would love to see your full system.

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« Reply #24 on: January 18, 2009, 05:29:58 AM »
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Another good idea would be to add different star types (not only our familiar yellow star and the blue star Rigel) like the white, red and brown dwarves (don't know the name in english, it could be another...); giants, pulsar... ecc  :)

good idea! Dan you must ad this to universe sandbox!

o! and here is the full system!  ;D

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« Reply #25 on: January 18, 2009, 05:32:10 AM »
ow sorry wrong one  ;D this is the good one! download it and tell me if you like it! ;D

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« Reply #26 on: January 18, 2009, 09:44:26 AM »
ow sorry wrong one  ;D this is the good one! download it and tell me if you like it! ;D
good

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« Reply #27 on: January 19, 2009, 04:39:44 AM »
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May not be possible, but I'd love to be able to either start with a planetary nebula and watch a solar system form randomly, or plug in a desired number of bodies / types and see a random system created.

I'd also like to have some way to plug in numbers without understanding SQL, maybe some GUI Front End that asks questions and then creates the system.  Something like # of suns, which is center, distance of orbit, etc.  Something that lets me just plug in numbers and does the rest.

Obviously, any of this is just my own wishes, no idea if you can / will / should do any of it.

trhee things

first thing: WOW THE BEST IDEA EVER AND EVER!!!! :D :D :D

second thing: PLACE THIS IN UNIVERSE SANDBOX!! new button: system creator! (not auto system) typ al things you want and then watch all things build up!! like gas giansts first tiny than bigger and then BIG! and the sun must grow two! first dwarf then growing and growing! like after much time spent in your system the sun grows to a red giant!! and then BOEM!! a black hole or a dwarf! the planets faraway survive!! and when a planet was hit by a comet (or somthing) it explodes or combine with parts explodes! o and when a Gas giant or earth is to close on the sun it Burns and gas giants schrink!! and a black hole is BLACK and not white and when a sun is near a black hole it will be riped appard!

WOW thats much!  :-\

third thing: when will be the next update?

O and Dan please answer me! 8)
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« Reply #28 on: January 19, 2009, 06:00:13 AM »
second thing: PLACE THIS IN UNIVERSE SANDBOX!! new button: system creator! (not auto system) typ al things you want and then watch all things build up!!

Perfect  ;D

like gas giansts first tiny than bigger and then BIG! and the sun must grow two! first dwarf then growing and growing! like after much time spent in your system the sun grows to a red giant!! and then BOEM!! a black hole or a dwarf! the planets faraway survive!!

The time needed to do this would be quite long if you want respect the reality; i think millions of years ;) (you can speed up the simulation but the planets would be pulled out from the system)

and when a planet was hit by a comet (or somthing) it explodes or combine with parts explodes! o and when a Gas giant or earth is to klose on the sun it Burns and gas giants schrink!! and a black hole is BLACK and not white and when a sun is near a black hole it will be riped appard!

I think that this could be a whole new version of Universe Sandbox  :)

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« Reply #29 on: January 19, 2009, 07:24:11 AM »
Realy? ;D thanks