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I didn't see anything there talking about the actual size though. Space Engine, as it's been estimated, is like 25% the size of our actual universe. Might be larger now.

Either way...you can explore every star, every planet surface, every moon, every galaxy to it's fullest. You will literally find things that you will NEVER EVER see again if you just leave it behind you for more than a couple seconds. You'll constantly find stuff that will never ever be found by another human being. When you have billions of galaxy with billions of star systems...

So yeah...it terms of scale Space Engine has yet to be matched and I don't think it ever will. I mean, it's an entire universe...how can it be?

Nor do I see Star Citizen being anywhere near as large. Unless they plan on having some sort of procedural universe themselves?

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I don't believe this.

As someone who loves anything about space I think Space Engine is one of the most impressive things I've ever seen. The scale is absolutely breath taking. Being able to explore absolutely anything you see is, by definition, is EPIC.

Plus, as some one who has played for HOURS it is quite fascinating some of the planets and systems one can find. Whats even more incredible is that it's physics based too! I've found a planet the other day that was half life supporting Earth like and half solid ice...why? Because only one side of the planet faced it's star.



I mean, how is finding something like this NOT awesome?

Meh...either way...opinions are opinions I guess. It's just that, everyone I've shown it too thought it was amazing...the ones that are nerds like me nearly came in their pants. I just don't see how someone can't...redface.gif

Here's some pics of just some of the things I've found:









Either way, I certainly hope this continues to get better and better. They've already added some rudimentary space ship support. Definitely need a beast PC for it (RAM disk or nice SSD highly recommended!) to run, what I would consider, well. My sig system does a pretty decent job but could definitely use some work.

But hey, what can one expect when you're processing an entire universe?

You my friend made me wanna try this game so +rep for that thumb.gif

Question:did the guy make the engine from scratch or is the game made with another game engine?I've noticed that he's using OpenGL as his rendering API which is pretty sweet biggrin.gif
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Star Citizen is a money grab what the hell?! About the insurance thing, you can buy insurance in-game with in-game credits. it works the same way as EvE Online.

Of course its a money grab, any game in which you can gain an advantage by paying your way to it, is a pay-to-win money grab. I was excited about it for awhile, but the more I read about it, the more I hated the model and now I know I won't be getting it no matter what.
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Right now it's space simulation software. I've been using it for over a year and its very impressive and gives you a chance to feel the vastness of space.

I thought maybe Elite Dangerous is more a potential rival. I don't know what the space engine dev has planned very long term but Elite and Star Citizen seem more traditional game oriented. Like Space Engine and Star Citizen are opposite ends of a spectrum and Elite sits somewhere close to Space Engine.
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Whoa. The guy is quitting his day job at $15k and is expecting to live for a year on it?

...Ballsy...
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Yes cause money determines quality.... Take a look at call of duty rolleyes.gif

I agree that a one man team wont be spectacular.

But it IS spectacular. Even as a single person operation it's absolutely amazing.
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While I love the concept and I am amazed at how much work has been done, the controls need to be better, it is almost impossible to do anything properly in that game, you end up spending most of the time figuring out what speed u need to go to be able to explore a said star/planet and not fly by it.

Learn the controls better. When you select a solar system/star you can hit F2 to bring up everything in that system. When you select something you can also press "G" to fly there instantly. Either way, controls are fine. Very good in fact. Just get used to them and learn how to better use them.

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How do you make the planet's terrain look so good? Mine looks muddy and boring.

In the graphics options change the LOD slider (top right hand slider) to "2"...default is "-2".

The land also takes some time to load as well. Like, when I go to the surface even on a RAM disk (with 12,000MB/s read/write speeds) it still takes me about 10 seconds to fully load. On an SSD it's worse. On a HDD...shiiiiiii...

So yeah...max LOD and just learn to sit there for a little bit to let all the detail load.

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Can't see the quality of this being very good what-so-ever.

Well then you haven't played it. The "quality" is outstanding. Have you not seen my screen shots above? Have you even looked at this game? Like, seriously?
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Well then you haven't played it. The "quality" is outstanding. Have you not seen my screen shots above? Have you even looked at this game? Like, seriously?

Nope, haven't played it. Didn't hear about it until this thread.

Looked at the screenshots and the video. Not impressed in the slightest.
 
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Nope, haven't played it. Didn't hear about it until this thread.

Looked at the screenshots and the video. Not impressed in the slightest.

Well why are you judging something without even having played it? Where's the sense in that?

Spend some time with it then come comment on it. rolleyes.gif
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Well why are you judging something without even having played it? Where's the sense in that?

Spend some time with it then come comment on it. rolleyes.gif

Will try it out.

Was basing it off the website, pictures, and videos.
 
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Alright, been "playing" with it for an hour. Pretty much exactly what I expected.
 
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