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Space Engine

Post by StathisR » Sun Nov 09, 2014 9:17 am

Someone suggested this program to me in an another forum. It seems interesting.

http://en.spaceengine.org/

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Re: Space Engine

Post by another_commander » Sun Nov 09, 2014 11:05 am

Interesting only begins to describe it. It is actually pretty freakin' awesome,

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Re: Space Engine

Post by Smivs » Sun Nov 09, 2014 12:07 pm

This does look interesting - hopefully the Linux version will materialise soon so I can try it.
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Re: Space Engine

Post by Fatleaf » Sun Nov 09, 2014 4:36 pm

Sounds similar to Celestia.
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Re: Space Engine

Post by ffutures » Sun Nov 09, 2014 5:09 pm

I was going to ask how it compares to Celestia. It's a really big program, just under a gigabyte download, how fast does it run and render graphics?

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Post by OSH » Sun Nov 09, 2014 9:07 pm

SE is marvelous program. Searching at YouTube gives stunning clips. Really...
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Re: Space Engine

Post by ffutures » Sun Nov 09, 2014 10:23 pm

OK, I've got room for it, I'll give it a try.

later - I was worried the torrent would take ages to download, it's just passed 4mb/second and should be done in about 4 minutes!

later still - Downloaded and installed and I'm completely baffled. I think I need to RTFM. VERY pretty though...

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Re: Space Engine

Post by CheeseRedux » Sun Nov 09, 2014 11:44 pm

Smivs wrote:This does look interesting - hopefully the Linux version will materialise soon so I can try it.
Meanwhile, it looks like it runs on Wine: http://en.spaceengine.org/forum/8-161-1
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Re: Space Engine

Post by Darth Trader » Fri Nov 14, 2014 10:48 pm

Space Engine couldn't start on my previous laptop, but it runs on my new one, though its processor doesn't even match the recommended minimum (1,8 GHz, and min. 2 GHz recommended). It doesn't run smoothly (lags when approaching planets) but I'm completely happy with it.

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Re: Space Engine

Post by drew » Fri Nov 21, 2014 10:58 am

SpaceEngine is what I used for all my promo trailers. :)

It's fab. Particularly the latest version.

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Re: Space Engine

Post by Diziet Sma » Fri Nov 21, 2014 11:06 am

I just wish it didn't require OpenGL3.0.. as it is, my poor ol' OpenGL2.1 laptop won't touch it. :cry:
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Re: Space Engine

Post by CommRLock78 » Mon Nov 24, 2014 3:18 am

Sounds better than Celestia. Celestia is also abandoned, at least the last time I checked in on the project site.
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Re: Space Engine

Post by Micha » Mon Nov 24, 2014 5:59 pm

Looks very interesting indeed! Shame there's no Linux version (yet).

Unless one is building OS-specific tools there really is no excuse these days for software to not be cross-platform. Most code in a typical application is (or should be) completely OS independent and the small amount of OS-specific stuff is easily wrapped by a cross-platform toolkit these days.
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Re: Space Engine

Post by Fritz » Thu Jan 07, 2016 3:00 am

I just saw some videos on Youtube, and... wow... I don't know what to say!

I'll try to install it, and if you don't see me in this forum for the next several million years, this thing is running smoothly on my PC (but I have my doubts because it isn't exactly a high-end gaming PC).
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