Posts by steffens

by steffens
15.11.2011, 16:09
Forum: Modelling
Topic: Phoebe
Replies: 15
Views: 6149

Re: Phoebe

Indeed, Cosmographia is getting VERY nice. Builds also fine under Linux with the same cosmographia.pro. Beeing not a very frequent reader here anymore, I totally missed "Cosmographia" until now. Looking at the development of Celestia, compared to the activity of the Cosmographia project -...
by steffens
15.03.2011, 08:23
Forum: Petit Bistro Entropy
Topic: Double Earthquake!... and now an 8.8 Mag + Tsunami in Japan
Replies: 72
Views: 25284

Re: Double Earthquake!... and now an 8.8 Mag + Tsunami in Ja

Some of these photos can be found here http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/ with references to the sources.
by steffens
28.09.2010, 10:08
Forum: Celestia Users
Topic: Dealing with Windows 7?
Replies: 16
Views: 3778

Re: Dealing with Windows 7?

In Celestia is when I?m panning in and out;the frame rate can get to 14 fps or less.Although it is only happening with very high resolution texture maps,they are VT and shouldn?t behave like that. This really sounds like the slowdown comes from loading the VT tiles, so the problem could be a slow h...
by steffens
24.07.2008, 08:29
Forum: Ideas & News
Topic: Multiple names for solar system objects
Replies: 31
Views: 20037

Re: Multiple names for solar system objects

Couldn't we just escape forward slashes as '//' when they are part of a name?
Then a single '/' would be a path separator, but '//' would be interpreted as a literal '/' as a part of a name. This would display as a single '/', of course.

steffens
by steffens
19.06.2008, 07:27
Forum: Add-on development
Topic: I done my first system for Cellestia 1.5 :D SYSTEM TANGIER
Replies: 51
Views: 9708

Re: I done my first system for Cellestia 1.5 :D SYSTEM TANGIER

Sorry to kick in that late, but I just now read this thread. Bob, you don't have to edit every 3ds file to change texture names to all lower case just to make it work under Linux! A texture called MY_TEXTURE.JPG is just fine , also on Linux! What matters is, that the name in the 3ds file is the same...
by steffens
18.06.2008, 15:18
Forum: Celestia Users
Topic: problem with cel:url's
Replies: 9
Views: 2497

Re: problem with cel:url's

You would have to place something like this in a .reg file and import it into the registry: REGEDIT4 [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\cel] @="URL:cel Protocol" "URL Protocol"="" [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\cel\shell] [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\cel\shell\open] [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\cel\shell\open\command...
by steffens
18.06.2008, 15:04
Forum: Add-on development
Topic: Qestion...
Replies: 19
Views: 4303

Re: Qestion...

it is true that a consistent implementation of such file names will presumably run fine. Yet, such names may well be unnecessary reasons for problems by Linux newbies, if they want to manipulate such file names in any way! This is a FACT, born out by lots of respective incidences, notably, if these...
by steffens
18.06.2008, 08:53
Forum: Add-on development
Topic: Qestion...
Replies: 19
Views: 4303

Re: Qestion...

BobHegwood wrote:However, files with these problems can still be used can they not? Don't you simply have to rename the files at your end?
Exactly.

steffens
by steffens
17.06.2008, 08:44
Forum: Add-on development
Topic: Qestion...
Replies: 19
Views: 4303

Re: Qestion...

Linux should have no problems with spaces in file names.
Just make sure that file names match exactly what is specified in .ssc files, as linux (and other OS's) file systems are case sensitive. "myTexture.jpg" and "MyTexture.JPG" are not the same files!

steffens
by steffens
21.05.2008, 12:44
Forum: Bugs
Topic: Rayleigh miss and bug!
Replies: 9
Views: 3008

Re: Rayleigh miss and bug!

CAP-Team wrote:
PeterC wrote:My PC Window Xp is :
[...]
- Mode : 32 bits & 60 Hz
[...]

Headache mode! :mrgreen:
Not on a TFT, there 60 Hz are the way to go.
by steffens
22.04.2008, 15:00
Forum: Add-on development
Topic: RELEASE: The Flight of Buran
Replies: 50
Views: 17278

Re:

rthorvald, chris, I had the Buran Addon in the extras folder that I install the latest build from svn. I'm not sure when this first started because I when start Celestia I go to Mars but when I right click on the earth with the Buran addon active, my system locks up. The pop up that appears when ri...
by steffens
10.04.2008, 10:16
Forum: Celestia Users
Topic: Celestia 1.4.0 prerelease FAQ
Replies: 53
Views: 54769

Re: Celestia 1.4.0 prerelease FAQ

steve0 and snow123 seem to be spam-accounts registered by the same person (or bot). They both have the same advertising links in their profile (I didn't follow, maybe this site tries to spread malware too...) and both post nonsense replies to ancient threads. Selden / Chris, could you please remove ...
by steffens
09.04.2008, 06:56
Forum: Development
Topic: Fix to allow for absolute directories in case of VT's
Replies: 10
Views: 3249

Re: Fix to allow for absolute directories in case of VT's

Although linux partitions are invisible to window xp. So it is a one way street. Linux KDE versions can use windows partitions but Windows can't see anything on my linux partitions. I'm using Ext2 IFS for Windows for accessing ext2 / ext3 partitions from Windows. This is working very well and stabl...
by steffens
04.04.2008, 06:54
Forum: Ideas & News
Topic: Planetshine
Replies: 57
Views: 28100

Re: Planetshine

Sorry--this was some debugging code that should not have made it into SVN. Ctrl+x toggled planetshine on and off to make it easy to compare what could sometimes be a very subtle lighting effect. Will planetshine be enabled by default, a rendering option or a keyboard toggle? These screenshots look ...
by steffens
19.02.2008, 15:55
Forum: Bugs
Topic: can't see any advanced addon.
Replies: 17
Views: 6041

Re: can't see any advanced addon.

BTW, I don't think (re)coding the way Celestia manages the case of files would be a nice idea. It would certainly slow A LOT the start, since it already slow A LOT only having addons. Maybe a better way to handle this issue would be to create a little shell script to rename all the files to lower c...
by steffens
19.02.2008, 13:26
Forum: Bugs
Topic: can't see any advanced addon.
Replies: 17
Views: 6041

Re: can't see any advanced addon.

There's a tool called "cmodfix" in the Celestia source repository. Maybe it could be extended to fix broken texture file names? As these kinds of problems frequently happen with 3ds files, maybe the 3dstocmod utility could be extended as well? And as the ultimative fallback, Celestia could try to fi...
by steffens
19.02.2008, 12:11
Forum: Bugs
Topic: can't see any advanced addon.
Replies: 17
Views: 6041

Re: can't see any advanced addon.

I just had a very brief look at that add-on, which indeed fails because of inconsistent file names. If you open the .cmod files in any editor that will allow you to open binary files, you will find lots of references to textures like "BLUE4.DDS", while the actual files in the textures directory all ...
by steffens
19.02.2008, 08:13
Forum: Celestia in Education
Topic: Lua Edu Tools v1.1 - DOWNLOAD link
Replies: 30
Views: 22053

Re: Lua Edu Tools v1.1 - DOWNLOAD link

Thanks indeed! I'm using your tools for quite a while now.
I still think they should go into the official SVN, maybe with the LuaHook commented out in celestia.cfg

steffens
by steffens
19.02.2008, 08:04
Forum: Bugs
Topic: can't see any advanced addon.
Replies: 17
Views: 6041

Re: can't see any advanced addon.

Problems with add-ons are often caused by add-on makers working on Windows that are not aware of the fact that on other operating systems file names are case sensitive. Have a look at the console log output (using the '~' key in Celestia) to find out about errors when loading textures or models. ste...
by steffens
04.02.2008, 12:19
Forum: Add-on development
Topic: VT Venus Surface Map
Replies: 27
Views: 7551

Re: VT Venus Surface Map

Right! Didn't we even implement this officially?? I seem to remember we did. Chris agreed that this was a good idea, but the feature never went to the official CVS :cry: The patch I proposed at that time does not apply cleanly to current versions anymore and I remember that someone offered a more g...

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