Re: [nbos] Astro v3.0 Beta Testing
"Roger Calver"
Sun Feb 20th, 2011
Thanks for the email, if its still possible I would be interested in beta

Roger Calver.

On Sun, 20 Feb 2011 06:40:00 -0000, NBOS Support <> wrote:

> Hi Folks,
> Oh, yes, you read right! If you are interested in joining the upcoming
> beta testing, please email the support address ( with
> 'Astro Beta' in the subject. Testers should already be very familiar
> with Astro2, and be able to put the beta through its paces.
> Highlights of the upcoming v3 (by no means an exhaustive list)
> - the 3d star map and orbital views are both shown in the main window
> - the preview areas are themselves 3d areas, so you can rotate and pan
> around on previews
> - 3D models for ships and stations
> - On the fly planet preview generation for planets and gas giants. You
> no longer need to select 'create surface map', it automatically creates
> them (much, much faster than in v2)
> - You can tell the generator the desired frequencies of different types
> of bodies
> - a 100% new storage system using an SQL database engine (SQLite) for
> maximum reliability.
> Its still some weeks away before beta testing begins, so if you dont
> hear right back dont worry. But I'd like to get going on building a
> list of testers.
> Thanks!
> Ed
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