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Old 01-28-2012, 05:34 AM   #1
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Set sim time to 'now'..

Love the program - endlessly entertaining. I often find myself wanting to be able to sync up the sim with current time.

Is it possible to do this quickly with a click or key press?

If not could you add it in an update please?

Keep up the good work!!
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Old 02-01-2012, 05:49 PM   #2
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When changing the time of the simulation, there's an arrow you can click to see advanced options. The second option is essentially something like "1 real sec =" or something like that. Using that, you can set it to match up with real-time.
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Old 02-02-2012, 08:59 PM   #3
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Angre_Leperkan's suggestion sets the rate of time to pass at the same as real life, but doesn't sync the date to be now. (in the panel in the upper left corner of the screen)

Currently there's no way to do this, as all simulations that you load only have data for one specific date and don't use an ephemeris system, like most other astronomy programs.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ephemeris

We're discussing how this feature could be added in a future update.

And thanks!
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Old 02-10-2012, 12:28 PM   #4
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Ahh sweet ephemeris..es.... how mathematically pure and sweet you are.

Thanks for the info guys - looking forward to see how you and your new team roll things out this year, Dan. Happy planet-smashing.
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