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SpaceEngine was released on December 25, 2013.

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SpaceEngine was released on December 25, 2013.

Major new features:

  • 3D water: animated water specular reflections, underwater fog
  • Improved procedural moon system generator
  • Debris rings around planets
  • New landforms: pseudo rivers, shield volcanoes
  • Music player with smooth mixing, context switching of soundtracks, repeat options and other capabilities
  • 25 original soundtracks made by many authors
  • Smart blending of terrain detail textures
  • Detail noise textures on the planetary surface
  • New types of worlds with life, improved lifeform classifications
  • Many improvements with space ships
  • Built-in avi video recorder
  • Fast multi-threaded Star Browser: it uses all CPU cores to generate systems and does not reduce FPS
  • Added Czech, Dutch, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovak, Swedish and Turkish localizations
  • Installer for SpaceEngine distribution with automatic selection of localization

Read the full list of changes and bug fixes on the download page.

Bermuda01 - - 43 comments

Hello SpaceEngineer,
can you explain (in your words) what exactly Space Engine is and what it will be in the future?

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SpaceEngineer - - 2 comments

For now, SpaceEngine is an (almost) infinite procedural universe generator, based on real astronomical and physical laws. It also have real objects in regions close to Earth. Each of 10^12 galaxies in SE have billions of stars, each have planets and moons, each can be visited for watching 3D landscapes. What is planned for future, is shortly explained here:
It have better explanation on Russian forum ( ), I will review it and make an post in English.

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Bermuda01 - - 43 comments

Ok, ok a bit of research and i found this thread

and i am so...impressed

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HenryT77 - - 501 comments

Thank You for polish translation!

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andreasng - - 77 comments

maybe at some point change the name, since kind of got it.

Your engine looks amazing, i'd love to take it for a spin!

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HarbingerDawn - - 13 comments

I agree, though it's worth pointing out that SpaceEngine existed long before Space Engineers.

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