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Welcome to the Beta Board
« on: November 03, 2009, 06:32:49 PM »
This is the board where you can openly share and discuss your feedback and ideas for the beta release of version 2.

The first beta release will be on Friday, November 13, 2009.
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Re: Welcome to the Beta
« Reply #1 on: November 03, 2009, 06:49:23 PM »
Can't wait to try it! ;D
Did you change any of the textures for the galaxies?
Did you change the milky way map? ;)
If you did, do you mind showing us? :)

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Re: Welcome to the Beta Board
« Reply #2 on: November 03, 2009, 06:58:24 PM »
None of the textures have changed yet. The version on Nov 13 will primarily be about the main UI elements.
I hope you're not disappointed. I know it's been a long wait. :)

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Re: Welcome to the Beta Board
« Reply #3 on: November 03, 2009, 07:03:10 PM »
Well, it IS a beta.
It's not the full version.
But I do think you should edit the map for andromeda a bit.
Warp it's arms into a ring formation, since andromeda has been through many collisions which changed it's shape.

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Re: Welcome to the Beta Board
« Reply #4 on: November 03, 2009, 07:42:22 PM »
Hmm, The "Off Topic" forum is gone now.

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Re: Welcome to the Beta Board
« Reply #5 on: November 03, 2009, 08:01:05 PM »
Hmm, The "Off Topic" forum is gone now.
Oops... Thanks for pointing that out. It should be fixed now. Let me know if you notice anything else strange.

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Re: Welcome to the Beta Board
« Reply #6 on: November 03, 2009, 08:15:19 PM »
Fixed! :D Can't wait till friday!

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Re: Welcome to the Beta Board
« Reply #7 on: November 03, 2009, 08:55:36 PM »
Friday the Thirteenth?  :P

Awesome can't wait. By the way, can we change galaxies now? (spiral, elliptical, irregular, barred spiral, etc.)

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Re: Welcome to the Beta Board
« Reply #8 on: November 03, 2009, 10:24:16 PM »
Friday the Thirteenth?  :P

I'm not superstitious. :)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Superstition
"Superstition is a credulous belief or notion, not based on reason, knowledge, or experience."

And some even say it's a day of good luck...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Friday_the_13th

Either way, it's only the first of several beta releases.

And to be clear: We're using the word 'beta' in a very generic way. What we will be releasing next Friday is not a beta, according to Wikipedia it's pre-alpha (since it's not feature complete). For simplicity we're saying that beta = not done yet.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Software_release_life_cycle

can we change galaxies now? (spiral, elliptical, irregular, barred spiral, etc.)

Probably, but the icon isn't displaying correctly. I think you'll like the way adding new bodies (planets, moons, galaxies) works now (and if you don't, let me know).
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Re: Welcome to the Beta Board
« Reply #9 on: November 03, 2009, 11:10:39 PM »
Awesome. I can't wait for the pre-alpha.

Is the light emitted by stars fixed?


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Re: Welcome to the Beta Board
« Reply #10 on: November 04, 2009, 06:03:00 AM »
Finally! :D

I just finished the symbols survey ;D

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Re: Welcome to the Beta Board
« Reply #11 on: November 04, 2009, 07:44:05 AM »
Yay! A Hurricane Beta.  :o  ;D :P

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Re: Welcome to the Beta Board
« Reply #12 on: November 04, 2009, 08:09:08 AM »
you know, this is awsome!

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Re: Welcome to the Beta Board
« Reply #13 on: November 05, 2009, 03:47:21 AM »
Every month starts on Sunday will experience Friday the 13th.

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Re: Welcome to the Beta Board
« Reply #14 on: November 05, 2009, 06:41:33 AM »
I have Exams on friday the thirteenth.

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Re: Welcome to the Beta Board
« Reply #15 on: November 05, 2009, 06:45:18 AM »
I have Exams on friday the thirteenth.
I'm sure you can beta test the next day too.

Also...good luck with Exams.

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Re: Welcome to the Beta Board
« Reply #16 on: November 05, 2009, 07:00:20 AM »
yep i can't wait to start

im looking at ya logos at the mo will give you some constructive feed back

plz tell me your keeping the GUI in US dark so it doesn't kill our eyes going from 1 extreme to the other

also can you put the logos on a dark background like your website so we can see what they might look like in that sort of setting

and to be truly honest i like your old logo i mean its already been imprinted on my mind every time i think of US i know to look for the u on my object dock

i can't help but say thx again for this dan

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Re: Welcome to the Beta Board
« Reply #17 on: November 05, 2009, 07:30:04 AM »
will the beta be a separate install ??

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Re: Welcome to the Beta Board
« Reply #18 on: November 05, 2009, 11:24:22 AM »
will the beta be a separate install ??

Yes. The beta will be a separate install.

plz tell me your keeping the GUI in US dark so it doesn't kill our eyes going from 1 extreme to the other

Yes. It's still dark.

Is the light emitted by stars fixed?

It partially works. Currently you can toggle between the old system and the new, half finished star light system.

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« Reply #19 on: November 05, 2009, 01:05:58 PM »
nice

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Re: Welcome to the Beta Board
« Reply #20 on: November 05, 2009, 02:42:07 PM »
So we have a playday on our school at every Fridays. The next occurence is today and will be Friday, 13th of November.

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Re: Welcome to the Beta Board
« Reply #21 on: November 06, 2009, 07:33:18 AM »
Thank you for accepting my application
It's great to be part of the beta team. :)

Anyways, I will have to look into my email account a little bit more.
My studies are currently consuming a lot of time and they will continue doing it in the next years.
But I think I'll definitly have enough time to test the beta of US and give my feedback.

I think I gave my comment about the logos in the survey system yesterday and so far I have to say that
there were some interesting ones presented. I tried to rate the logos regarding recognition value as well as
expressiveness of the software's content.

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Re: Welcome to the Beta Board
« Reply #22 on: November 06, 2009, 09:04:37 AM »
I actually wasn't expecting an invite as I didn't join US forums till later then most of you...I believe.

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Re: Welcome to the Beta Board
« Reply #23 on: November 07, 2009, 10:15:48 PM »
Wow, just now there are 32 guests.

EDIT: 35!

EDIT: 39!

EDIT: 42!

EDIT: 43.... lol...
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« Reply #24 on: November 08, 2009, 12:17:31 PM »
dan in the new version can u add a option eg below

so if i have for eg 4 moons all have the same mass all are attracted to everything as normal but moon 4 repels  moon 1 and 2 maybe have that cable feature on the first 1 so u can set it to a stick between the 2 or more bodys so they cannot move closer than a certain distance

it would make for some cool fun i could think of some brill things to have fun with this
my friend thought of it and i think it would add as a cool feature

just a thought for after it comes out

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Re: Welcome to the Beta Board
« Reply #25 on: November 13, 2009, 11:52:36 AM »
Today is the big day! Its  going to be released!