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  1. Given the level of trouble I've had with youtube you'll need to make sure this text uses short words, and is very big, and the blink tag.
  2. Thanks, I had previously sent a copy to Dram for Take on Mars, should I CC that copy to you as well? Any advice on what to do when youtubes copyright staff fails reading comprehension and can't understand the contract?
  3. I saw this tweaked the box to 3 hours and that worked.
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    No no, if you have a tuning fork generating middle C it'll oscillate at the same frequency regardless of whether it's in Air, hydrogen, CO2 or even a vacuum. It won't sound any different in any of those atmospheres. But, if you have say a flute which depends on the oscillations in an air column it will generate different notes as the atmosphere changes.
  5. Is the elipse around the location the error elipse? I was landing a probe on a crater rim and I moved this elipse slightly north so that it didn't overlap the crater (but still stayed within the bounds of the objective). Had a thruster error on descent and ended up 200m away, now I don't think any of the mission objective are achievable :(
  6. My Gmail had put the key in the spam folder, thankfully I was expecting it.
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    Travel time to mars

    It takes 7-8 months, but you have to wait 2 years for the planets to align for the launch window, the further you move away from the launch window the more fuel you need for the transfer until the delta-V requirements get too high and the window closes.
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    Release date today or tommorow?

    Well I don't have a key yet and I've pre-ordered.
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    weather events/Sun set

    What about meteors - Mars is nearer the main asteroid belt and gets a lot more meteors at night as a consequence.
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    Travel time to mars

    I could imagine it mattering in a campaign mode where you identify features which could be explored by a specific rover technology in one mission, but have to wait 18 months for the planets to align to send it.
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    The pitch shift will only happen to sounds generated by oscillations in an air column, but things like motors won't be affected because the sound if being generated by a solid device. Microphones on Mars have had a hard time, the first one was on Mars Polar Lander which crashed, then one was planned for Phoenix, but a technical problem meant that it was never used (http://www.msss.com/msl/mardi/news/12Nov07/index.html)
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    Take On Mars Pre-Order now available

    So..... what time on the 1st of August, I'm on California time, should I be expecting it to go live Midnight GMT so I can play it tomorrow night?
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    When will this game be released?

    I have people asking me every day to cover this game for my youtube channel I'll be happy when it's released so I can actually do it, got to keep the fans happy :) Any idea if any devs would want to come on my channel (http://youtube.com/user/szyzyg) and promote the game before release?