Wow, where did the time go? TWENTY TWENTY SURE WENT BY FAST! Right!?

We did plan to get this update out sooner, but we fell into the trap of "let's just add this one last thing." Before we knew it, Kevin and Pedro had completely redesigned the Droo Space Center with a new raised launch pad, sixteen hangars, new runways, taxiways, a VEHICLE ASSEMBLY BUILDING, dock, and a bunch of other new stuff. Planet Studio has been retooled to allow building up structures using a hierarchy of sub-structures so now you can customize and build your own bases on your planets. It's completely changed the feel of the game. I no longer have a compelling desire to blast off and leave Droo. Now I kinda want to hang out close to the ground and check out all of the nooks and crannies, of which there are plenty now.

Pedro has been insanely busy in Planet Studio working on new planets. He's completely redesigned the existing five planets and then added two additional planets, eleven new moons, and a controversially named comet. Pedro has an extraordinary eye for detail and the new planets really show it. They are packed full of details and it will breathe new life into your explorations.

Here's a before/after comparison of the original five stock planets. Click here for a bigger version.

The two new planets, Vulco and Sergeaa. Vulco is a tidally locked ball of very dark rock completely melted in the face pointing at Juno. The danger of the hot lava and its pitch black dark side makes this planet a very mysterious place to explore.

The second planet, Sergeaa, has a very rough surface that goes from huge volcanoes to gigantic lava lakes. It's covered in very dense green clouds, with an atmosphere so dense that traveling accross its surface won't be a trivial task.

Our tilted gas giant isn't alone anymore in his journey through space:

Jastrus is a small ice moon sitting inside the last gap in Urados' rings.

Boreas is a much bigger ice moon covered in craters and very long cracks that run from pole to pole.

Taurus is a rocky moon with a very thick atmosphere. Its rough surface is home to some really large methane lakes.

Hypatchion is a very old ice and rock moon, and although the looks may point at it, it's not pumice, it's just covered in thousands of craters.

Tydos won't be lonely any more! The new Juno System has 3 moons orbiting the ringless gas giant.

Nebra is a rocky planet with active volcanoes completely flooded, with a thick pink atmosphere making some gorgeous sunsets.

Higher than Nebra, Miros is a big boulder with one half frosted. A ridge hugs this moon all around its equator.

The outer edge of this system is home to the wackiest moon of all, Orcus, an ice moon with blue and orange dust covering planet-sized ravines and pink cracked ice poles.

Check out the SRC Discord server and you can find more sneak peeks under the #updates channel. Or, just grab the new beta and see them firsthand.

The full release notes are here.


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    Please check the roadmap to see all the known issues already fixed or that are being fixed right now before reporting them. Also here you can find all the reported bugs, if you've experienced them, feel free to upvote instead of re-reporting.

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    The beta is currently available on the Steam beta branch. The iOS version is approved and ready for testing. If you don't have access to the iOS beta, here's an invite link.
    The Android beta will start in a day or two (edit it is now rolling out, and should be available as soon as GooglePlay pushes it out to devices).

    Known Issues:

    • All challenges still need to be updated to work with the new system.
    • Stacked runways. Yes, they are like pancakes. Don't look too close. It's a long story.
    • Lines on taxiways are still missing.
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    240 countGOGO

    Congrats on being the most upvoted post on the SR2 website

    8 hours ago
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    @DojoGiraffe I can't find any report from your account. RAM usage in the old system should be lower after some performance improvements we implemented so please, make sure to report it again so we can take a look at the issue. The stable release will be out in less than 80 days, yes.

    16 hours ago
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    I have also noticed that ram usage has spiked significantly, so much so that i cant load an astronaut at highest settings on the old Juno map. I have reported this but i just wanted to make sure bc it would really suck if i wasnt able to play this anymore. @pedro16797

    17 hours ago
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    When the certificate for the beta expires in 80 days will the stable release be out or will i lose all of my files? @pedro16797

    17 hours ago
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    @DojoGiraffe any system that you opened in this update will likely break because of incompatible elements in the XML, I would recommend waiting for this version to go stable

    20 hours ago
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    @pedro16797 is there a way that i can redownload the stable release without losing all of my data? Btw im on iOS

    21 hours ago
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    Why in this version we Can't launch from saved location ? Is this only happen to my device or everyone also experience this ?

    22 hours ago
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    @Nabeleon polska?

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    Mám aktualizaci, a nic se nestalo

    2 days ago
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    Nefungují

    2 days ago
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    @Hakhak it seems like the tilt doesn't happen on the most recent beta, it should be available for Android soon

    2 days ago
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    90 Hakhak

    @pedro16797 sorry for the delay

    I'm done sharing my tilting rocket

    2 days ago
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    Why I can't find the beta version on Steam?

    2 days ago
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    210 br0then

    @pedro16797 took me a bit for some reason...
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    thank you for helping.

    +1 3 days ago
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    I can’t.

    4 days ago
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    Just wondering, can any other mobile users see the update?

    +1 4 days ago
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    @AshtvinayakAerospace please, don't ping the devs to ask this kind of question. You can try to ask for help in the forums or one of the community discord servers. That said, planet studio is not designed for mobile platforms.

    +2 4 days ago
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    @br0then what's your id?

    4 days ago
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    @pedro16797 planet studio is working very smoothly on Android but when I generate terrain height, whole sea disappears, so how to generate terrain like droo, cylero etc, etc

    4 days ago
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    210 br0then

    @pedro16797 No, my account originates from several years ago. I have waited for at least a week now, but I am still unable to chat or verify my platform in #rules.

    4 days ago
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    @JSO18 thank you bro I found it

    4 days ago
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    2,710 JSO18

    @LeO2502 If you are playing the beta version of SR2 on steam, try creating a new sandbox save. If you are playing on a sandbox created before this new beta, it will still be the old Juno System.

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    what it looks awesome

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