Space Simulator

General Category => Betatest Area => : machala December 12, 2017, 08:04:25 PM

: Steam Version Beta Test Results
: machala December 12, 2017, 08:04:25 PM

my points from the beta test are following:

(1) The newest update (today) places the first mission (full pre-launch) at dawn, but the time shows 12:50 pm.

(2) When I move my view to the top of the cabin (holding right mouse button and moving the view to the very top) what sometimes happens is that the view starts slowly moving down by itself and the only way to reset it is to go to the external view and back.

(3) I believe the view should be limited when inside the cabin so that one does not see outside the cab. This happens also during the checklist auto - you see through the back wall during some of the checklists steps - kills immersion a lot.

Of course, many checklists and missions do not seem to work as expected, but I presume this will be fixed.


(a) there is a lot of shadow flickering of various switches when moving your view throughout the cab, impacts immersion a lot. If we could turn off shadwos for the elements causing this it would be great.

(b) A lot of sounds (especially engines) do not have very good loops and some contain a lot of crackling. If you can advise how to extract the sounds I could try to make better loops/remove the crackling.

(c) The Moon has a rather yellowish/brownish look while I believe it should be more monochrome (grey). The mobile version has a more geyish Moon, not sure why the Moon color was changed and do not believe the representation in the steam version is accurate.

(d) I don't see any graphical settings for resolution/fullscreen. Additionally - do you plan any settings for anti-aliasing? Especially on the Moon the level of terrain flickering is rather high. I set my own in the nvidia control panel, it's much better, but not quite perfect.

(e) Are you sure the CM's windows were covered by such a high level of condensed water? This effect looks cool, but I dont believe the astronauts' view was so much distorted by water droplets across all the window surfaces all the time...

(f) The Earth's atmosphere as seen from the orbit has sometimes some hilly look inside it. Interestingly it appears only for certain places, others are perfectly crisp. If needed I can upload a screenshot of what I mean. I know that the same thing appears in the mobile version, but perhaps it's just more apparent on a big screen...

And one additional suggestion: please think about changing the TTS voice to a male. Think it would be more appropriate for the Apollo program.
: Re: Steam Version Beta Test Results
: machala December 13, 2017, 05:20:07 PM
(4) There is a graphical glitch/artifact seen through the cab windows during the lunar orbit phase of the mission. It looks like some kind of a line that rotates strangely when you move your position relative to the window.

By the way I've never seen anyone react to other people giving these bug reports, is anyone reading this at all I wonder?
: Steam Version Beta Report 7 by Hector Melo
: hmelo25 December 13, 2017, 08:41:15 PM
Steam Version Beta Report 7 by Hector Melo

1. At last I could progress, this time not thanks to the checklist. [since Trans Lunar Injection checklist is not included in the 
checklist menu yet]. I tried to perform an Orbital plane alignment.

2. I successfully reduced the Relative inclination angle between the moon and the CSM/Saturn V SIVB at 0.04 Degrees.[Unfortunately, I could not save my progress, the menu sometimes seems to block all menu features like save]. Please watch the following video:

*[It would be a good idea if the user could press some keys, like "Ctrl + S" for quick saving simulation progress]*

3. Good progress with the Rocket exhaust, now it looks going trough the rocket and it is not floating any more. [it was a graphic glitch].

*[Align MFD could be an autopilot program too, good option for people who wants to complete a whole mission by using just the auto pilots]*.

4. Hope to hear from you soon, Thanks!  

My PC Specs:

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit OS.
16 GB memory Ram
Processor: Intel(R) Core 17-4790 CPU @ 3.60 Hz
Video Card: Ati AMD Radeon R9 200 Series 3072 MB GDDR5
: Re: Steam Version Beta Test Results
: machala December 14, 2017, 03:55:39 PM
Additional item to annoyances:
(g) The Moon surface looks really weird on the verge of the lit and dark side, the some small portions of the "highlands" are lit while the surroundings are black which causes terrible flickering. It can be very well seen in the TEI scenario. Could this be remedied?

By the way - I'm starting to really believe no-one is actually reading this... :) Mighty developers, if you're reading this, please give us a sign! ;)