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Re: Stealing & Theft
« Reply #30 on: January 24, 2010, 06:36:19 PM »
I never put lowest price, I always put average (in this case $25).

Why? It doesn't matter what you pick!

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Re: Why isn't Universe Sandbox free?
« Reply #31 on: January 24, 2010, 08:21:45 PM »
Actually it does.

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Re: Why isn't Universe Sandbox free?
« Reply #32 on: January 24, 2010, 10:16:50 PM »
No, it is "pick your own price"

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Re: Why isn't Universe Sandbox free?
« Reply #33 on: January 24, 2010, 10:55:38 PM »
No, it is "pick your own price"
But the money you pay go to Dan Dixon, and if he doesn't have enough money he has to spend more time at another job, meaning that he has less time to develop Universe Sandbox, meaning that it will take longer time to develop, so it does matter.

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Re: Why isn't Universe Sandbox free?
« Reply #34 on: January 25, 2010, 06:35:49 AM »
No, it is "pick your own price"
But the money you pay go to Dan Dixon, and if he doesn't have enough money he has to spend more time at another job, meaning that he has less time to develop Universe Sandbox, meaning that it will take longer time to develop, so it does matter.

Exactly.

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Re: Why isn't Universe Sandbox free?
« Reply #35 on: January 25, 2010, 08:23:47 AM »
No, it is "pick your own price"
But the money you pay go to Dan Dixon, and if he doesn't have enough money he has to spend more time at another job, meaning that he has less time to develop Universe Sandbox, meaning that it will take longer time to develop, so it does matter.

Oh, is that why he is delayed?

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Re: Why isn't Universe Sandbox free?
« Reply #36 on: January 25, 2010, 12:29:25 PM »
I'm working on Universe Sandbox full time now. It's delayed because I didn't start working on it full time as soon as I had expected to and there's lots to do. Many of them improvements are under the surface and not immediately obvious.

« Last Edit: January 25, 2010, 01:57:42 PM by Dan Dixon »

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Re: Why isn't Universe Sandbox free?
« Reply #37 on: January 26, 2010, 04:25:20 PM »
I think this kinda "pay as you like" policy is very generous. I mean, you could except people to pay for a quality software like this. Becouse it is quality software :D Right now, I assume there is some evil spyware on my PC, so I won't make any PayPal transactions, but if I fixed this, I will buy a license, no doubt.

Keep up the good work, Dan. I love astronomy, and destroying star-systems in top-notch 3D graphs. xD

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Re: Why isn't Universe Sandbox free?
« Reply #38 on: January 26, 2010, 07:39:12 PM »
Get some anti-virus.

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Re: Why isn't Universe Sandbox free?
« Reply #39 on: January 26, 2010, 11:13:29 PM »

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Re: Why isn't Universe Sandbox free?
« Reply #40 on: January 27, 2010, 12:38:05 PM »
I did. And i payed for it ;) I mean for US. Not as much, as it's worth IMHO, but I guess you've heard that a lot. Right now I don't want to bother you with my life, just gotta say, I'll think about getting another licence, when things are going to clear...

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Re: Why isn't Universe Sandbox free?
« Reply #41 on: January 27, 2010, 02:44:42 PM »
I think this kinda "pay as you like" policy is very generous. I mean, you could except people to pay for a quality software like this. Becouse it is quality software :D Right now, I assume there is some evil spyware on my PC, so I won't make any PayPal transactions, but if I fixed this, I will buy a license, no doubt.

Keep up the good work, Dan. I love astronomy, and destroying star-systems in top-notch 3D graphs. xD
i love astronomy aswell! i hope to be a scientist when i'm older  :) also this software really is topnotch, i searched up any other sort of physics engine simulators but i couldnt find any! i really appreceate your work and effort you put into this, dan. i probally owe a lot of my knowledge to you.

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Re: Stealing & Theft
« Reply #42 on: April 13, 2010, 08:20:24 AM »
I never put lowest price, I always put average (in this case $25).
Yes but if your trial runs out and it asks you for a lisense # you can just put a random #'s and letters

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Re: Why isn't Universe Sandbox free?
« Reply #43 on: April 13, 2010, 03:57:54 PM »
I've tried for somethings... I've never been sucsessful.

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Re: Why isn't Universe Sandbox free?
« Reply #44 on: April 13, 2010, 08:59:55 PM »
hey is the beta sing up open ??? :-\

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Re: Why isn't Universe Sandbox free?
« Reply #45 on: April 14, 2010, 05:40:20 PM »
ya i would be very happy for this sim to be FREE

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Re: Why isn't Universe Sandbox free?
« Reply #46 on: April 14, 2010, 05:52:00 PM »
ya i would be very happy for this sim to be FREE

Then Dan has to get a job, then it would be delayed.

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hey is the beta sing up open ??? :-\

It's closed.

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Re: Why isn't Universe Sandbox free?
« Reply #47 on: April 14, 2010, 05:53:36 PM »
It think it's very true that Universe Sandbox would not be as far along if I was giving it away for free. Charging money allows me to focus my time on making Universe Sandbox as good as it can be.

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Re: Why isn't Universe Sandbox free?
« Reply #48 on: April 27, 2010, 05:20:48 PM »
I payed $25 for US 1, now, in the upcoming 4 days... What will I have to pay since it is $4 more... ?

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Re: Why isn't Universe Sandbox free?
« Reply #49 on: May 01, 2010, 12:36:30 PM »
It think it's very true that Universe Sandbox would not be as far along if I was giving it away for free. Charging money allows me to focus my time on making Universe Sandbox as good as it can be.

Maybe you can use some money to buy lotary tickets :P naw.... that wouldent work :P

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Re: Why isn't Universe Sandbox free?
« Reply #50 on: May 01, 2010, 04:54:02 PM »
hey so dan if we have already purchased universe sandbow 1 do i still get universe sandbox 2?

 ??? ???

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Re: Why isn't Universe Sandbox free?
« Reply #51 on: May 03, 2011, 11:54:37 AM »
wish i could buy it, but money is more of a problem right now :/ ive always been interested in space.

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Re: Stealing & Theft
« Reply #52 on: June 15, 2011, 05:16:54 PM »
Unfortunately I had to get it for only $5 because i have no income. My parents don't give me money for doing chores, and I'm underagged. I feel really bad now...  :-[

hopefully my ideas will make up for it...
how did you buy it for only 5 dollars?

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Re: Why isn't Universe Sandbox free?
« Reply #53 on: June 15, 2011, 05:49:06 PM »
how did you buy it for only 5 dollars?

In the first Universe Sandbox, you could choose the price for it. This is not the case for Universe Sandbox 2, however.

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Re: Stealing Universe Sandbox
« Reply #54 on: June 15, 2011, 08:40:40 PM »
I'll talk to my Earth Science teacher about buying Universe Sandbox.

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Re: Why isn't Universe Sandbox free?
« Reply #55 on: July 12, 2011, 09:22:35 AM »
on steam its only $9.99

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Re: Why isn't Universe Sandbox free?
« Reply #56 on: February 05, 2012, 05:26:27 AM »
When I first heard about Universe Sandbox I downloaded the demo and loved it. I ran out of premium and immediately attempted to find a cracked premium version, which I did and used that for the next 3 months. After then joining the forums and asking for help and actually receiving answers from Dan himself and all the other community members that payed, helping me I felt guilty and bad. I then took money from my bank (Which I was saving) and payed the full 25 dollars. It is a brilliant program.

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Re: Why isn't Universe Sandbox free?
« Reply #57 on: February 07, 2012, 06:09:51 PM »
Thanks for picking up a copy. I hope that wasn't a huge financial burden for you.

I'm using the revenue to make Universe Sandbox better. I'm on the verge of adding a paid astronomy expert to the team. They'll primarily be helping add more awesome science.

Thanks again.

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Re: Why isn't Universe Sandbox free?
« Reply #58 on: February 07, 2012, 09:49:47 PM »
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I'm on the verge of adding a paid astronomy expert to the team.

To think just several months ago you were programming this alone.

Can't wait to see what's in store for your companies future, it's looking blindingly bright to me right now.

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Re: Why isn't Universe Sandbox free?
« Reply #59 on: February 07, 2012, 10:01:08 PM »
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I'm on the verge of adding a paid astronomy expert to the team.

To think just several months ago you were programming this alone.

Can't wait to see what's in store for your companies future, it's looking blindingly bright to me right now.

That should be Supernovaingly bright. :)

Anyways, it's cool that he is just about to add an astronomy expert or two to the team (plus the amateur knowledge of us in the community, although a few seem more knowledgeable).