Glitchy Super-Fast Planet Rotation

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Glitchy Super-Fast Planet Rotation

#1 Post by Darkspire » Mon Mar 26, 2012 10:43 pm

WinXP 32bit
4747 TestBuild

In the Menkalinan system is a Gas Giant, Menkalinan II, Its rotation is so fast it makes me dizzy watching it (okay I know, dont watch it). Sphere has no specials or anything that I can see that would cause it.

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Re: Gas Giant Problem

#2 Post by Geoff the Medio » Tue Mar 27, 2012 12:16 am

If this just happens rarely, I don't think it's a bug really... It's possible for the distribution used to generate quite fast rotations.

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Re: Gas Giant Problem

#3 Post by Bigjoe5 » Tue Mar 27, 2012 12:30 am

Is there a "SetRotationSpeed" effect or somesuch? I remember reading something about it somewhere, but I don't remember where, and it's not used in the Slow Rotation special.
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Re: Gas Giant Problem

#4 Post by Geoff the Medio » Tue Mar 27, 2012 12:57 am

Bigjoe5 wrote:Is there a "SetRotationSpeed" effect or somesuch?
No. Presently the universe generation check for specials with particular names, and sets planets' rotation speeds very low or stopped, or sets their axial tilt, accordingly. Adding such effects is on the programming work list, though.

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Re: Gas Giant Problem

#5 Post by eleazar » Tue Mar 27, 2012 4:30 am

I've noticed this on a significant minority of planets since the addition of overlays. Most planets rotate slowly, but these few rotate close too or in excess of 1 rotation per frame. There doesn't seem to be anything inbetween slow and insanely fast.

Start a big galaxy with super testers, with high planets per system, and click on the arrows by the system name. You should see some pretty quick.

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Re: Gas Giant Problem

#6 Post by Geoff the Medio » Tue Mar 27, 2012 5:10 am

I couldn't find any with eleazar's method, but the save has one where described.

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Re: Gas Giant Problem

#7 Post by Geoff the Medio » Wed Mar 28, 2012 2:18 am

Should be fixed in SVN.

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Re: Gas Giant Problem

#8 Post by Zireael » Sun Apr 01, 2012 3:42 pm

Downloaded yesterday's test version (4765 according to the installer, displays as 4747 in the window) and still see the problem. This time, it's a desert planet that is afflicted [Barnard I to be exact, left-down corner of the universe explored].

Will attach a save as soon as I get it out of the folder (btw, the bug with clicking a disc letter closing the FO and opening Windows Explorer is still there).

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Re: Gas Giant Problem

#9 Post by Geoff the Medio » Sun Apr 01, 2012 5:43 pm

Looks fine for me in 4776.
Zireael wrote:... the bug with clicking a disc letter closing the FO and opening Windows Explorer is still there...
I don't know what you're talking about, so please post on the original thread, or make a new one to describe it more clearly.

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Re: Glitchy Super-Fast Planet Rotation

#10 Post by Darkspire » Sun Apr 01, 2012 7:51 pm

Why would one of the moderators change the topic title of this post?
I would and did not post such a tile, it comes across as insulting, I may not be the sharpest tool in the box but I know not to post topics with titles like the one my post has now.

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Thinking about it im sure the original title was something along the lines of 'Planet Rotation Problem'
No insult intended by this post, I just dont like to come across as a troll or whatever those sorts of people are called.

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Re: Glitchy Super-Fast Planet Rotation

#11 Post by Geoff the Medio » Sun Apr 01, 2012 8:21 pm

The original title, or at least the title before I changed it, was "Gas Giant Problem". (This can be seen in the titles of replies, which are all "Re: Gas Giant Problem") I changed it because the problem is not an issue with gas giants, but rather is about planet rotation that is glitchy and super fast.

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Re: Glitchy Super-Fast Planet Rotation

#12 Post by eleazar » Sun Apr 01, 2012 8:23 pm

Darkspire wrote:Why would one of the moderators change the topic title of this post?
Because the original title was vauge and un-useful, and there are other current topics on Gas Giants.
I didn't do it, but i might have.
Darkspire wrote:Thinking about it im sure the original title was something along the lines of 'Planet Rotation Problem'
No, i think it was simply "Gas Giant Problem"-- or something along those lines-- no mention of "Rotation".

EDIT: Simultaneous post.

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