SpaceEngine is on Steam and supports VR! $25
Warning: the realistic scale in this game may be humbling.
What is Space Engine?
Space Engine is a space "simulator" that uses known catalogues to map out the Universe, you're free to explore any planet/sun/moon in great detail thanks to everything being procedurally generated. There's trillions upon trillions of star systems. This picture goes into better detail:
Also check out SpaceEngine: Serenity to get a jist of the game.
Explore the Solar System, bounce from planet to planet, land on an icey moon and watch the sunset, get really baked, sit on the lake of a far planet in VR as you watch an eclipse or leave the Milky Way altogether and visit the countless other Galaxies around us. There are no objectives. Just take awesome photos and share your findings with others. This was a passion project of a single person until the Steam release (from what I remember).
There's a whole space flight simulator in Space Engine and you can import different ship models but I don't know gently caress all about it since moving through the galaxy realistically sounds like misery. If anyone does this feel free to post about it.
Last Freeware version, 0.9.8.0 isn't supported anymore and doesn't work with newer Nvidia drivers; the game is only updated via Steam, but you're still free to try out the older version if you can get it working
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And of course, screenshots:
This thread is mostly made up from the corpse of the last thread I had two years ago, let me know if there's anything anyone would like me to add to the OP. Also the pictures in the OP are from older versions, so if you see pretty poo poo I'll update the OP with it.
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|# ? Aug 6, 2020 01:25|
I'll save this for VR controls/mods/troubleshooting.
|# ? Jul 11, 2020 04:49|
I present Kepler-70 b, the vaporwave meme planet:
|# ? Jul 11, 2020 07:03|
I've had bad luck with weather trying to see the comet, so I guess I'll settle for the virtual one for now.
|# ? Jul 18, 2020 06:06|