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Message 1983532 - Posted: 5 Mar 2019, 8:00:54 UTC
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If anyone here is playing this game let me know here and on Steam ^^

Take the role of a scientist to find an extraterrestrial signal. Control massive Radio Antennas by using interactive control in your Observatory. Detect, download and decode unknown or story telling signals.

https://steamcommunity.com/app/839310
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Message 1983604 - Posted: 6 Mar 2019, 11:34:55 UTC - in response to Message 1983532.  

Thank you Pierre,
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Message 1986870 - Posted: 24 Mar 2019, 9:35:33 UTC

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Message 1986931 - Posted: 24 Mar 2019, 18:05:21 UTC

It seems that this game has a version of “credit screw” also.

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Message 1987009 - Posted: 25 Mar 2019, 9:49:05 UTC - in response to Message 1986931.  
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It seems that this game has a version of “credit screw” also.
Indeed - here's one of the ways you could have your credits utterly screwed
(if you're not paying attention to what they're up to by failing to detect/decode their messages)


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Message 1990691 - Posted: 19 Apr 2019, 18:51:18 UTC

SIGNAL SIMULATOR @everyone Coffee Time 1.6.1 https://steamcommunity.com/gid/103582791462096585/announcements/detail/1767009111876183170 Update 1.6.1 - New Living quarters in the observatory Resting, every 20 minutes you can use the bed. This will forward the time in the game. Coffee is now drinkable. A Coffee machine in the kitchen to prepare you coffee. Rain and Snow Collision Particles Storage doors can be closed and opened....
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Message 1992395 - Posted: 3 May 2019, 5:50:29 UTC

Signal Simulator - Update 1.6.2
-50% Off until May 5th incl.
https://store.steampowered.com/app/839310/Signal_Simulator/


ADD :

Weather report

- Cloud Map
- Weather will be based on the cloud map-
- Current weather will be saved and load.
- Weather prediction
- Monitor showind all weather reports
- The weather transition is smoother and slower than before. The goal was more realistic approach[/list]
- Most of the doors can be locked and unlock now.

CHANGES

- New Mouse Model
- Improved detection of objects when exiting the vehicle.
- Sky scanner frequency detection will be called : pollarisation of the electromagnetic waves

FIXES

- Switches sometimes activates the Graph Coordinate detection.
- Performance drop while resting and it is raining at the same time.
- Outdoor ambient sounds can be heard in the observatory when standing next to doors
- Audio options doesn't affect the radio
- Vehicle rotation on Reset Position
- Vehicle delay trying to drive forward or backward.

Signal Simulator - Game inspired by SETI. Take the role of a scientist to find an extraterrestrial signal .Control massive Radio Antennas by using interactive control in your Observatory. Detect , download and decode unknown or story telling signals.
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Message 1994459 - Posted: 20 May 2019, 15:51:48 UTC

@BlagoPenev tweeted this on May 13, 2019 at 10:15PM:
http://twitter.com/BlagoPenev/status/1128031073420623872

Signal Simulator testing the BOINC Project.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=JB-fcEcIS2g

#gamedevelopment #gamedev #gamedesign #madewithunity #indiedev #indiegame #indiegames #makinggames #indiedevelopment #game #seti #nasa #ufo #aliens #scifi #gaming
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Message 1996134 - Posted: 31 May 2019, 22:06:51 UTC

Signal Simulator trailer for Update 1.7 to be released mid-June

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pCtCkK_AtAk
https://steamcommunity.com/app/839310
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Message 1997778 - Posted: 11 Jun 2019, 10:15:06 UTC - in response to Message 1996134.  
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1.7 Update - fixes and changes - 10 June @ 3:27pm - Blago

- Lights with realtime shadows will now generate shadows only when the player is in close to the light source. This will reduce the shadow casters and improving the performance. Sun light stays the same as before.
- Volumetric fog resolution reduced - improving the performance.
- Sitting on the desk will disable most of the game objects to reduce unnecessary calculations, it will also disable all the shadows except the sun and the light over the desk.
- Displays with animated textures like Weather App, Boinc, Outdoor Camera , etc will render only when necessary. When you are outside they will be fully disabled.
- Smaller rocks around the terrain except the bigger ones will not affect the Cart speed anymore.
- In case you are close to the Cart respawn point, the respawn coordinates will change, so it won't respawn on your head anymore :)
- Cart will now detects if it is under the terrain (Just in case something breaks) and will automatically respawn to the respawn point.

Update 1.7 - 7 June

- AutoCalibration - a system that can be activated from the terminal. It will disable antenna rotation while calibrating the antennas. It will be slower than manual calibration, but you can manually calibrate the antennas to speed up the process.
- Changes to the antenna position to look like the Very Large Array, in Socorro, NM, USA . Also the number of the antennas is increased.
- Antenna activation/deactivation changes. Instead of using separate switches to deactivate the antennas, will be added a rotational button to change between power usage and antenna detection.
- Command Line Memory - Arrow Up/Down switch between written commands
- Aurora Borealis Generation - not every night, but there is a big chance to be visible.
- The BOINC Project
- New signal and Ambient sounds - Credits to Tokyo
- A Community paragraph in Credits Page to credit everyone helping improving the game. ( Community Help )
- Terrain Size increased
- Optimize animated textures like antennas, planets, etc. - Right now they are always active reducing the current framerate with around 10%. Not much, but it is something.
- Power Surge - In power surge there is a 5% chance of antenna to shutdown. Every antenna has a control panel where you can reactivate it.
- When an antenna is deactivate it will block to movement to every other antenna.
- Using Second Mouse Button, you can now push the vehicle. Just in case it stuck somewhere.
- Added additional physics restriction to the vehicle. Now should be more stable.
- Add Ultra Option For Foliage Details, increasing the density of the grass.
- Volumetric Fog - Check the Graphics option
- Improved Sun Lights and Sun Shafts
- New terminal Commands :
- CalStart / CalibrationStart - Start Auto Calibration
- CalStop / CalibrationStop - Stop AutoCalibration
- BOINCSTART / BOINCSTOP - Start/Stop Boinc Project

- Server freeze chance decreased wtih 100%
- Analyzing an anomaly will show a pixelated planet that will refine it time.
- Exiting the scanner will reset all the current data except it a signal is detected.
- New Upgrade - Boinc Speed
- New Upgrade - Boinc Module Chance
- New Upgrade - Calibration Speed

The BOINC Project:

- The System will activate a computing jobs that will try to unlock modules for you.
You can check the progress to the Signal Main Monitor. When signal is detected the monitor will switch to normal.
- When the project is active will increase server heat generation and energy consumption.

FIXES:

- Rest System Camera position / Rotation
- Rest System timescale
- Terrain Sound Detection
- Terrain Reflection when cloudy
- Radio Button Volume Rotation
- Weather detection wrong icons
- Skyscanner sky/target offset
- Skyscanner audio is trying to play even when the scanner is closed.
- Kitchen Chair colliders
- Vehicle Rotation on Reset
- Sitting on bench and driving the vehicle at the same time
- Outdoor Sound entering the Antenna Server Room are still playing
- If Player is on the antenna at start of the game didn't Activate the Outdoor sounds
- Some typo errors
- Power Button Material on reboot
- Duplicated resolutions in Graphics when using more than one monitor
- Starting a new game (for a second time/Deleting the old save) in some rare is cases causing a crash.


Signal Simulator trailer for Update 1.7 to be released mid-June

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pCtCkK_AtAk
https://steamcommunity.com/app/839310

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Message 1999902 - Posted: 27 Jun 2019, 9:52:56 UTC


Signal Simulator is -75% off until July 8.
https://store.steampowered.com/app/839310/Signal_Simulator/

Recent updates - Update 1.7.1 - Online Radio - 24 Jun @ 1:52pm - Blago

- First lets start with a community contribution. Special Thanks to Minka for the great Alien art witch is included in the game ( Check the cork board )
- Implemented Online Radio, for now i have added 37 radio stations. The old one NASA archives is still in the game. You can change the stations through the laptop. I have added an radio UI to choose a station. In case you need to add you can always ask for a specific station to add.
- Resolution menu shows refresh rate.

FIXED: Type errors, Objects LOD using higher FOV, Coffee cup invisible in some cases.
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Note that the poster of this message doesn<t work for the developper, or for Steam or Valve. He just happens to think this is a great simulation game made by a dedicated and passionate developper, for whoever would like to experiment in a fun way the operational challenges of a virtual array of radio dishes. If you<re a SETI@home partcipant & Signal Simulator player, it would be interesting to know what features you prefer, or which ones should be added or improved in future updates.
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