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A few questions from a new user.
« on: November 17, 2009, 01:20:03 PM »
Hey there everyone, new user here. I just got US yesterday after playing around with it for the hour time limit, and I'm loving it.

I'm a little stuck, though, on how to make some more interesting systems. So far, all I've been able to do is set a star in the middle of a system and place objects at seemingly random distances, and then tell them to auto-orbit.

Is there any way to give an object a velocity in a direction that's not headed directly towards the largest mass in a system, as it would if it were just placed there?

Also, is there any way to make a system out of an accretion disk, as it might happen in reality? For example, I'd love to be able to simply put down a massive disk of dust and gas and watch as a system is formed. (I know that it wouldn't be too realistic, as this simulator doesn't take into account affects such as solar wind and such, but I'd like to try anyways.)

thanks very much!

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Re: A few questions from a new user.
« Reply #1 on: November 17, 2009, 03:38:09 PM »
Also, is there any way to make a system out of an accretion disk, as it might happen in reality?

I wish, but that's not a feature yet.  :'( :'(

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Re: A few questions from a new user.
« Reply #2 on: November 17, 2009, 05:51:58 PM »
Ah, that's too bad. The only way that I could think of making that work would be by populating the solar system with hundreds of thousands to millions (or more) billiard-ball sized particles, and then letting it run. Unfortunately, my computer slows down even with only about 100 objects constantly interacting (with a small amount of motion trail enabled, which is all but necessary), let alone thousands.

But back to the original topic: Are there any really cool tricks that people could share? Or perhaps is there a thread where people have stored their cool system ideas that can be downloaded and tinkered with?

Thanks!

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Re: A few questions from a new user.
« Reply #3 on: November 17, 2009, 05:57:08 PM »
You can download systems from other users in other topics.  :)

Dan is working on US2 and made Beta for only Beta Team Members only.
You can try mines:

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Re: A few questions from a new user.
« Reply #5 on: November 18, 2009, 06:35:43 AM »

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Re: A few questions from a new user.
« Reply #6 on: November 18, 2009, 07:33:28 AM »
Or there could be a button, it spawns dust, and then they pull some gravity, and when they get near enogh next thing you know you have an asteroid of like 3 km. or something, but there are no labels until an moon sized object forms, then those are labeld or something.

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Re: A few questions from a new user.
« Reply #7 on: November 18, 2009, 02:41:01 PM »
Or anyone else use a Z button. a black hole. for sucking particles

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Re: A few questions from a new user.
« Reply #8 on: November 23, 2009, 07:40:48 PM »
Welcome!
It looks like you are already an expert on astronamy and Universe Sandbox (i am only 10) you can only make a solar system from dust manually unfortunetly you have to set some things to dust then insert a star (optional planets) and wella!
you should try some experiments with Universe sandbox or just having fun. ex.throw bodies at eachother and watch the interaction.
have fun with Universe Sandbox!

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Re: A few questions from a new user.
« Reply #9 on: November 23, 2009, 08:50:06 PM »
FF2, I am the same age as you.

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Re: A few questions from a new user.
« Reply #10 on: November 24, 2009, 07:27:18 AM »
I'm almost 2 and a half years older than you two!

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Re: A few questions from a new user.
« Reply #11 on: November 24, 2009, 07:16:05 PM »
The oldest tween is 13 and he is .5 years older than you, just a made-up person.

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Re: A few questions from a new user.
« Reply #12 on: November 24, 2009, 08:37:55 PM »
haha Im 10 too  :P

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Re: A few questions from a new user.
« Reply #13 on: November 24, 2009, 09:10:35 PM »
I'm elevan and my birthday's december 17

Happy almost Birthday!!!

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Re: A few questions from a new user.
« Reply #14 on: November 24, 2009, 11:47:13 PM »
I have 14 i think im most older then other. Maybe Andreas is older then me.
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Re: A few questions from a new user.
« Reply #15 on: November 27, 2009, 11:58:36 AM »
i'm 14 on december the 5th  :D i'm looking forward to it  :)

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Re: A few questions from a new user.
« Reply #16 on: November 27, 2009, 03:11:46 PM »
Someday you will realize that there is nothing cool about becoming older. :-\

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Re: A few questions from a new user.
« Reply #17 on: November 27, 2009, 03:13:23 PM »
Your life gets worse the older you are. You get a boring job, with other boring stuff. I want to be a kid forever!

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Re: A few questions from a new user.
« Reply #18 on: November 28, 2009, 07:05:28 PM »
I'd like to become an astronaut, and that doesn't necesarilly mean I'm giving up video games


P.S. I just got Portal as well as Garry's Mod. My username is qwew80

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Re: A few questions from a new user.
« Reply #19 on: November 28, 2009, 07:16:59 PM »
No kidding. It says your username in your profile and here.

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Re: A few questions from a new user.
« Reply #20 on: November 28, 2009, 08:50:43 PM »
?????

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Re: A few questions from a new user.
« Reply #21 on: November 28, 2009, 10:45:35 PM »
?????

It shows it on the side of the post you've just made.

Here it is:

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Re: A few questions from a new user.
« Reply #22 on: November 29, 2009, 10:45:06 AM »
I'd like to become an astronaut, and that doesn't necesarilly mean I'm giving up video games


P.S. I just got Portal as well as Garry's Mod. My username is qwew80

Hey! I got those same games too!