Alpha 5 [0.5.5] Dev Status: Planetary Survey with Some Graphics

Alpha 5 [0.5.5]:
expected: before the end of February/March 2013
Main To-Do-List:

  • !DONE! - the action popup menu will be replaced with a custom interface more stable, the current menu can freeze the interface if used in some ways.
  • !DONE! - the Interplanetary Transit mission will be re-enabled.
  • !DONE! - the mission cancellation will be finally completely implemented.
  • !DONE! - the SPM memes management will be fixed (the bug that freeze FARC at March 1st). Don't worry, for now the memes management is simply disabled in the alpha 4.
  • !DONE! - the transition for conversion/assembling/building will be fixed (some errors have been reported).
  • !IN DEVELOPMENT! - the framework of the planetary survey system will implemented, including the resource survey.
  • the turn-based subsystem will be implemented and will be switchable with the realtime subsystem.
The design of the planetary survey system, including the survey subsystem is now 100% complete and compiled in the main document.
I have generated 5 icons to display each type of resource spot, and it's a great "milestone" because the assets of the game haven't been updated since June 2010!It's useless to say that all the development have been concentrated only in the game system.

Here's the icons:

They are made originally by Sigma, from and 3 have been modified by me.
I thanks him because I really sux in 2d and I wanted something simple and right to the point.
These icons will be used in game at 50% size and are licensed Creative Commons — Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 — CC BY-SA 3.0.

Tomorrow I will begin to updating the interface into the surface panel (the part which display the surface of the orbital objects) to implement it and make a use of these icons.

After that the Alpha 5 will be released, I'll do a new video to show how the resources survey works.


  1. very good progress, the icons very simple but functional.
    a greetings

    1. Thank you.
      Yep, Sigma did it right to the point.

      Thanks for your support :)

  2. the new translation: