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Thread: [LOW PRIORITY] 0.9.2.2 Star field texture is smeared in places

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    [LOW PRIORITY] 0.9.2.2 Star field texture is smeared in places

    Game Version: 0.9.2.2
    OS:
    Windows 10 64-bit
    Simple Description:
    Star field texture is smeared at night
    Detailed Description: Noticed that the star field in my game has some blurred/smeared areas that I don't remember seeing before. Hard to find good before-and-after screenshots that focus enough on the stars, but old screenshots do look more clear.
    Reproducibility: Every time
    How to Reproduce: Play or sleep until dark, then look up at the sky. Needs to be a clear night, and you may need to wait for the star field to rotate somewhat.
    Any additional information:

    Been debating whether or not to report this, it's pretty minor. I didn't notice this before 0.9.2.2, and it's probably related to the camera optimizations the blog talked about in 0.9.2.1. Parts of the star field seem to be smeared. Here are links to two screenshots showing the effect at its worst:
    https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfil...?id=1502900223
    https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfil...?id=1502900302

    Here are my current video settings.
    https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfil...?id=1502906854
    https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfil...?id=1502906873

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    Hello TheGriffin,

    We've changed the way, how stars are rendered. It was a particle system before, now it's a simple texture. This mean lower resolution, also dependent on texture quality settings but it's faster to render.

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    Makes sense, I basically run Medium graphics settings with a few specific things turned up, so lower texture quality probably contributes to the effect. I haven't really noticed it since, just that one night I happened to be looking at it, so it's obviously not serious, and better performance could be put to much better use than making stars look sharper.

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