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gr8Nutrition
12-30-2011, 08:30 PM
So I made earth several times larger than the sun by increasing it's mass, why didn't it break out of orbit? I was expecting it to fly out and crash into the sun or something.

The game looks great so far though, just got it and think it'll definitely occupy me for a long time after I finish achievement grabbing. :D

Edit: Nevermind, I changed the diameter and not the mass / density.

Oops. :(

Dan Dixon
12-30-2011, 09:26 PM
That should have ripped everything apart.

Are you sure you increased it that much?

Try it again and let me know if you're still not getting the expected results.

IcarusNine
12-30-2011, 10:44 PM
Remember: The sun isn't nailed down.
By making the Earth heavier, you will merely cause the sun to orbit the Earth instead of vice versa.

The easiest way to send the Earth on its way is to increase the Earth's velocity.