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Mars Simulation Project 3.07 Released

I'm happy to announce that Version 3.07 of the Mars Simulation Project has been released.

http://mars-sim.sf.net

Version 3.07 includes to following changes:

  • New activity spots in buildings and vehicles.
  • Improved agriculture and food production.
  • New event notification popup display.
  • UI improvements and lots of bug fixes.

I'd like to thank developers Lars Christensen, Manny Kung, and st.pa for all of their hard work on this release.... read more

Posted by Scott Davis 2015-01-18

Mars Simulation Project v3.06 Released

I'm happy to announce that Version 3.06 of the Mars Simulation Project has been released.

http://mars-sim.sf.net

Version 3.06 includes to following changes:

  • New hallways and connection hatches between settlement buildings.
  • People now walk in shortest interior paths between buildings.
  • People now avoid exterior obstacles such as vehicles and buildings when walking outside.
  • Improved building/hallway placement when constructing new buildings or resupply from Earth.
  • Adding initial internationalization with German, Dutch, and Esperanto language translations based on localization (st.pa and Lars Christensen).
  • Code refactoring: replacing string constants with enums (st.pa)
  • UI improvements and lots of bug fixes.... read more
Posted by Scott Davis 2014-05-13

Mars Simulation Project v3.05 Released

I'm happy to announce that Version 3.05 of the Mars Simulation Project has been released.

http://mars-sim.sf.net

Version 3.05 includes to following changes:

  • New emergency supply mission
  • New dig local ice task
  • New Debian installation package
  • Many more bug fixes, tweaks, and performance improvements.

Please download and enjoy,

Scott Davis
Mars Simulation Project
http://mars-sim.sf.net
scud1@users.sourceforge.net

Posted by Scott Davis 2013-09-16

Mars Simulation Project 3.04 Released

I'm happy to announce that Version 3.04 of the Mars Simulation Project has been released.

http://mars-sim.sf.net

Version 3.04 includes to following changes:

  • Local X,Y locations for people and vehicles in the simulation.
  • Vehicles displayed on the settlement map tool.
  • New arriving settlements can be created/edited with the resupply tool.
  • A new tutorial window that displays when a new simulation is created (Lars).
  • Many more bug fixes, tweaks, and performance improvements.... read more
Posted by Scott Davis 2013-05-14

Mars Simulation Project v3.03 Released

I'm happy to announce that Version 3.03 of the Mars Simulation Project has been released.

http://mars-sim.sf.net

Version 3.03 is primarily a maintenance release and includes to following changes:

* Fixed bug in Linux OpenJDK 6 & 7 start up.
* Added new UI start up music (Lars)
* Fixed bug causing people to get stuck when exiting airlocks.
* Fixed bug causing people to be stuck in light utility vehicles after missions are canceled.
* Fixed bug with distance calculations when creating missions in mission creation wizard.
* Changed default settlement configuration to be two settlements and 28 people.
* Refactored inventory code to improve performance.
* Fixed bug where construction supplies are consumed again when a construction mission is cancelled and later restarted.
* Many more bug fixes, tweaks, and performance improvements.... read more

Posted by Scott Davis 2012-10-30

Mars Simulation Project v3.02.1 Patch

The Mars Simulation Project v3.02.1 patch has been released.

This patch fixes a bug that was locking up the simulation soon after starting on Windows Vista/7 computers and possibly other systems.

This bug was due to problems with how Runtime.exec handles output streams.

http://mars-sim.sf.net

Scott Davis
scud1@users.sourceforge.net

Posted by Scott Davis 2012-06-15

Mars Simulation Project v 3.02 Released

I'm happy to announce that Version 3.02 of the Mars Simulation Project has been released.

http://mars-sim.sf.net

Changes in version 3.02 include:

* New resupply tool for viewing, editing, and creating resupply missions to settlements from Earth.
* People labels have been added to the settlement map tool.
* A new improved desktop background texture (Lars Christensen).
* A large number of bug fixes and performance improvements.... read more

Posted by Scott Davis 2012-06-11

Mars Simulation Project 3.01 Released

I'm happy to announce that Version 3.01 of the Mars Simulation Project
has been released.

http://mars-sim.sf.net

Changes in version 3.01 include:

Settlement map tool:
* The tiled background texture now drags, rotates, and zooms with the map.
* The Labels button can toggle on/off (Lars)
* Building labels on the map now have white semi-transparent outline
to show up better against backgrounds.
* Prerendering SVG images to improve settlement map display performance.... read more

Posted by Scott Davis 2011-09-26

Mars Simulation Project 2.90 Released

Version 2.90 of the Mars Simulation Project has been released.

2.90 adds salvaging of equipment, vehicles and buildings to the simulation. Settlers can now both build and tear down buildings to rearrange their settlements how they choose.

2.90 also has a new Nimbus look & feel based on Lars Christensen's work. This requires a Java 6 update 10 or newer virtual machine to run the application.

Download and enjoy,... read more

Posted by Scott Davis 2010-07-05

Mars Simulation Project v. 2.88 Released

Version 2.88 of the Mars Simulation Project has been released.

2.88 is mainly a maintenance release with some code restructuring and bug fixes.

We moved our code repository from CVS to Subversion. We also changed the project build structure from Ant to Maven.

We created a new Java Webstart release of the project, which can be started from this url: http://mars-sim.sf.net/webstart2/mars-sim.jnlp

Download and enjoy,... read more

Posted by Scott Davis 2010-01-12

Mars Simulation Project v. 2.86 Released

Version 2.86 of the Mars Simulation Project has been released.

This release includes the following features:

* Adding DTDs for XML config files.
* Switch to JDom library (Sebastien).
* Improving rover driving algorithm to reduce getting stuck in bad terrain.
* Improving trade between settlements.
* Fixes for settlement overpopulation.
* Adding medication to medical system.
* Performance/bug fixes. ... read more

Posted by Scott Davis 2009-05-28

Source Forge Community Choice Awards

Fellow Mars-simmers,

Source Forge, which hosts the Mars Simulation Project, is currently
accepting nominations for its 2009 Community Choice Awards. The
nomination phase ends on May 29th, after which the top 10 projects in
each category will be voted on to receive the awards. The awards will
be presented at OSCON 2009 in San Jose.

If you enjoy the Mars Simulation Project, please nominate it for one
or more category. I don't know if we have much of a chance of winning
an award this year given the huge popularity of some of the other
Source Forge projects, but it would certainly be nice to receive some
nominations.... read more

Posted by Scott Davis 2009-05-22

Mars Simulation Project v. 2.84 Released

Version 2.84 of the Mars Simulation Project has been released.

This release includes the following features:

* New mining mission to excavate mineral concentrations.
* New inline user guide. (Lars Christensen)
* Improved About panel. (Lars Christensen)
* Keyboard shortcuts for menu items. (Lars Christensen)
* Randomly generated mineral concentrations in topographical regions.
* New light utility vehicle with part attachments for mining excavation. (Sebastien Venot)
* Exploration mission crews now estimate mineral concentrations at explored sites.
* New manufacturing processes have been added for smelting mineral ores.
* The configuration files have been refactored with new files: minerals.xml, resupplies.xml, resources.xml and part-packages.xml.
* Unit collection refactoring to use concurrency collections. (Sebastien Venot)
* New mission panel with override checkbox in settlement info dialog.
* Additional tool tip information in maintenance/malfunction panels.
* Mars navigator map options for displaying explored sites and mineral concentrations.
* New mission tool mining mission info panel.
* Using Ocean theme for UI. (Lars Christensen)
* New parts and resources.
* Performance/bug fixes.... read more

Posted by Scott Davis 2008-06-25

Mars Simulation Project v. 2.83 Released

Version 2.83 of the Mars Simulation Project has been released.

This release includes the following features:

* Manufacturing at settlements with 88 manufacturing processes.
* Lots of new parts and resources.
* New Engineering job (and renaming old engineering job as Technician).
* New materials science skill.
* New regolith prospecting rover mission. (Sebastien)
* New mission tool trading mission info panel.
* Logging support. (Sebastien)
* Support for compressed sound files. (Sebastien)
* Performance/bug fixes. ... read more

Posted by Scott Davis 2008-03-03

Mars Simulation Project v. 2.82 Released

Version 2.82 of the Mars Simulation Project has been released.

This release includes the following features:

* Repair/maintenance parts.
* Automatic loading/saving UI settings.
* Performance/bug fixes.

Download and enjoy,

Scott Davis
Mars Simulation Project
http://mars-sim.sf.net
scud1@users.sourceforge.net

Posted by Scott Davis 2007-11-30

Mars Simulation Project v. 2.81 Released

Version 2.81 of the Mars Simulation Project has been released.

This release includes the following features and bug fixes:

* Barter trading among settlements.
* Goods valuing at settlements.
* Trade credit system.
* Added trade goods panel to monitor tool.
* Added goods, credit, processes and maintenance panels to settlement info window.
* Lots of bug fixes.

Download and enjoy,

Scott Davis
Mars Simulation Project
http://mars-sim.sf.net
scud1@users.sourceforge.net

Posted by Scott Davis 2007-09-17

Mars Simulation Project v. 2.80 Released

Version 2.80 of the Mars Simulation Project has been released.

This release includes the following features and bug fixes:

* New mission tool.
* Lots of bug fixes and performance improvements.

Download and enjoy,

Scott Davis
Mars Simulation Project
http://mars-sim.sf.net
scud1@users.sourceforge.net

Posted by Scott Davis 2007-03-30

Mars Simulation Project v. 2.79 Released

Version 2.79 of the Mars Simulation Project has been released.

This release includes the following features and bug fixes:

* Rover rescue and salvage missions.
* Resource containers and new resource types.
* Lots of bug fixes and performance improvements.

Download and enjoy,

Scott Davis
Mars Simulation Project
http://mars-sim.sourceforge.net
scud1@users.sourceforge.net

Posted by Scott Davis 2006-07-23

Mars Simulation Project v. 2.78 Released

Version 2.78 of the Mars Simulation Project has been released.

This release includes the following features and bug fixes:

* UI Sounds - Dima Stephanchuk
* Cooking and chef profession
* Individual settler configuration
* Settler mission and task refactoring
* Lots of bug fixes and small improvements

Download and enjoy,

Scott Davis
Mars Simulation Project
http://mars-sim.sourceforge.net
scud1@users.sourceforge.net

Posted by Scott Davis 2005-10-22

Mars Simulation Project v. 2.77 Released

Version 2.77 of the Mars Simulation Project has been released.

This release includes the following features and bug fixes:

* EVA suit tear malfunction - Rik Declercq
* Frostbit/Frostnip illnesses - Rik Declercq
* Anxiety attacks - Rik Declercq
* Teaching
* Settlement EVA maintenance
* Settler gender
* Settler social relationships - with help from Paul Speed
* Settler MBTI personality types - with help from Paula Jenkins
* Sound support - Dima Stephanchuk
* Alpha Base settlement template
* Lots of bug fixes and small improvements.... read more

Posted by Scott Davis 2004-10-03

Mars Simulation Project v. 2.76 Released

Version 2.76 of the Mars Simulation Project has been released.

This release includes the following features and bug fixes:

* Settlers have a stress level that can affect their performance.
* Crowding effects in settlements and buildings
* Landmarks displayed on navigator map (Dalen Kruse)
* Settler job specialities such as areologist, doctor, engineer, driver and botanist
* Example settlement templates for larger settlements
* Medical and Botany science research
* Settlement resupply/immigration missions from Earth
* Rover elevation bug fixed... read more

Posted by Scott Davis 2004-08-04

Mars Simulation Project v. 2.75 Released

Version 2.75 of the Mars Simulation Project has been released.

New features include:

Configurable settlement buildings.
Settlement power grid.
Resource processes in buildings.
Ice prospecting mission.
Historical events in monitor tool.
New resources.
Individual crops grown in greenhouses.
Vehicle trails in navigator tool.
Improved configuration files.
Lots of bug fixes.

Download and enjoy,

Scott Davis
Mars Simulation Project
http://mars-sim.sourceforge.net
scud1@users.sourceforge.net

Posted by Scott Davis 2004-04-16

Mars Simulation Project v. 2.74 Released

Version 2.74 of the Mars Simulation Project has been released.

New features include:

Medical system for settlers. (Barry Evans)

Settlers can die from accidents/illnesses.

General unit inventory system.

Malfunction/maintenance/repair system for settlements, vehicles and equipment.

EVA operations using EVA suits and airlocks.

mprovements to Monitor tool including custom tabs. (Barry Evans)

Charts/graphs, updated in real time, available in Monitor tool. (Barry Evans) ... read more

Posted by Scott Davis 2002-05-22

Mars Simulation Project v. 2.73 Released

Version 2.73 of the Mars Simulation Project has been released.

New features include:

Simulation saving/loading (Barry Evans)

XML config files so users can set simulation properties.

New Monitor Tool that displays a table of units and their information. (Barry Evans)

Lots of bug fixing (Dalen Kruse)

Download and enjoy,

Scott Davis
Administrator
Mars Simulation Project
http://mars-sim.sourceforge.net
scud1@users.sourceforge.net

Posted by Scott Davis 2001-12-28

Mars Simulation Project v. 2.72 Released

Version 2.72 of the Mars Simulation Project has been released.

New features include:

Martian timekeeping system
Orbit and day/night tracking
Refactored settler AI with missions

Download and enjoy,

Scott Davis
Administrator
Mars Simulation Project
http://mars-sim.sourceforge.net
scud1@users.sourceforge.net

Posted by Scott Davis 2001-08-19