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Old 04-19-2012, 07:52 PM   #1
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New Screenshots from the 2012 Update

Universe Sandbox 3 is a major update due out later this year for both Windows and Mac. This is a full rewrite of Universe Sandbox in a new 3D engine and will be a free update for everyone who has ever purchased Universe Sandbox on Steam.

(The Steam version is Universe Sandbox 2)

Check out the six new screenshots on the official forums:
http://universesandbox.com/forum/ind...ic,6467.0.html

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Old 04-25-2012, 06:09 AM   #2
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Thanks for giving us an update. Those pictures look absolutely fantastic! I am really looking forward to the new version!
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Old 04-25-2012, 06:12 AM   #3
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Wow those look amazing
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Old 05-04-2012, 02:05 PM   #4
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Great news. Looking forward to the update!
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Old 05-05-2012, 03:04 AM   #5
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You should make that update as it is in the game Beat Hazard. After some totally new features got implemented to the game, a window is appearing when we start it where you can select which version to start: Classic or the New one. So it'd be great if the current 2D version remain next to the new 3D. (This would also solve the problem for earlier buyers who can run the game in this current form but won't be able cause the higher system req-s what the 3D ver will need.)
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Old 05-06-2012, 08:23 PM   #6
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That's a very reasonable and good suggestion.

However... that would require continuing to support v2. One of the big advantages of the full rewrite is that we can do away with many of the dependencies that have to be installed before the program can run (like .NET and C++ redistributables). These not installing correctly has been a major headache and time sink.

The goal is to make v3 so great that no one will want to run v2... that said, we may make it available in some form for those that still want to run the old version.

We don't expect the requirements of v3 to be any higher than v2. So if v2 will run on your system so will v3. Although it's possible that some visual effects will only work on higher end video cards, basically any computer from the last ~5 years should be able to run the new version.

And to be clear... both versions are in 3D.
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Old 05-11-2012, 06:41 AM   #7
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OMG that looks incredible!

Great game, and it's going to get better.
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Old 05-13-2012, 09:23 AM   #8
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Looks great I wish I didn't know a bout it.
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Old 05-13-2012, 12:46 PM   #9
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Very impressive. Looking forward to it.
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Old 05-26-2012, 08:37 PM   #10
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That's nice, can't wait for the release!! Keep up the good work
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Old 06-08-2012, 11:23 PM   #11
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Dan Dixon you are a tease and I cannot wait for this.
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Old 06-27-2012, 08:55 PM   #12
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Oh wow, that's wonderful news and I am loving the screens. =D
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Old 07-13-2012, 04:03 PM   #13
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Thanks again for all the kind words. We can't wait to share this with all of you!
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Old 07-15-2012, 01:48 PM   #14
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Hey Dan, when is the update coming out? Im getting a little bored with Celestia these days..
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