Posts by john71

by john71
08.11.2019, 10:24
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Website is now hidden behind CloudFlare
Replies: 25
Views: 779

Re: Website is now hidden behind CloudFlare

Don't let the Chinese government take over Celestia. Refuse, resist! :) Also, I think Russia should think about which is more likely: the wealthy Europe or the emerging China is the real threat (Siberia has 36 million people versus China has 1.4 billion people).
by john71
01.11.2019, 13:11
Forum: Development
Topic: New bugfix release 1.6.2-beta1
Replies: 58
Views: 13889

Re: New bugfix release 1.6.2-beta1

OK, I changed my internet security and antivirus software and the "slow first run" problem disappeared.
by john71
28.10.2019, 08:49
Forum: Development
Topic: New bugfix release 1.6.2-beta1
Replies: 58
Views: 13889

Re: New bugfix release 1.6.2-beta1

I don't think so. I have a new SSD c:/ drive and an 8 core processor with 16GB RAM. I suspect it is some kind of antivirus or security procedure, which slows the program down the first time it is launched AFTER BOOTING. After the first run it starts nicely again at the second, third etc. times until...
by john71
27.10.2019, 21:22
Forum: Development
Topic: New bugfix release 1.6.2-beta1
Replies: 58
Views: 13889

Re: New bugfix release 1.6.2-beta1

Windows has only an 80% market share...why bother?
by john71
27.10.2019, 07:20
Forum: Development
Topic: New bugfix release 1.6.2-beta1
Replies: 58
Views: 13889

Re: New bugfix release 1.6.2-beta1

One more thing: Celestia 1.6.2 starts very slowly at the first time after booting Windows. The second, third etc. times have no problems. Very strange.
by john71
24.10.2019, 10:19
Forum: Development
Topic: New bugfix release 1.6.2-beta1
Replies: 58
Views: 13889

Re: New bugfix release 1.6.2-beta1

onetwothree wrote:Because it's not 1995.
OK, but why can't Celestia 1.6.2 overwrite a cel file in the APPDATA folder in 2019? I run Celestia as an administrator, but not from the drive C:.
by john71
23.10.2019, 17:34
Forum: Development
Topic: New bugfix release 1.6.2-beta1
Replies: 58
Views: 13889

Re: New bugfix release 1.6.2-beta1

OK, it seems I have to manually replace the favorites.cel file in the APPDATA folder. Why do we need a cel file in the APPDATA folder? Why can't Celestia use the cel file in the Program Files folder?
by john71
23.10.2019, 11:16
Forum: Development
Topic: New bugfix release 1.6.2-beta1
Replies: 58
Views: 13889

Re: New bugfix release 1.6.2-beta1

It seems Celestia 1.6.2 cannot overwrite (or use) the old APPDATA/Roaming cel file. Also after the first bookmark the APPDATA bookmark file won't update any longer, but in the Program Files folder favorites.cel is getting updated (but it is obviously not enough).
by john71
21.10.2019, 17:12
Forum: Development
Topic: New bugfix release 1.6.2-beta1
Replies: 58
Views: 13889

Re: New bugfix release 1.6.2-beta1

Very nice work! Nice fps rates on Windows 10 64 bit, and everything works perfectly. :clap: Only one minor problem: I cannot save any bookmarks. :cry: Celestia 1.6.2 simply forgets the previous bookmarks for some reason when it starts. Other than that it is truly nice! Thank you for the hard work!
by john71
15.09.2019, 09:25
Forum: Development
Topic: Celestia 1.7.0 Development Thread
Replies: 709
Views: 164992

Re: Celestia 1.7.0 Development Thread

onetwothree wrote:Why should we care about Wine
Does it mean that you are no longer officially developing a Windows version? Because it makes the whole project a lot less interesting and makes celestia.Sci a better alternative...
by john71
08.09.2019, 09:55
Forum: Development
Topic: Celestia 1.7.0 Development Thread
Replies: 709
Views: 164992

Re: Celestia 1.7.0 Development Thread

Well, I used this online antivirus engine. https://www.virustotal.com/gui/home/upload I think if we share a file and we have an antivirus alert we should inform the community. This is the first time I got an alert in years. Jiangmin antivirus produced false alarms in the past, so it is probably not ...
by john71
07.09.2019, 08:36
Forum: Development
Topic: Celestia 1.7.0 Development Thread
Replies: 709
Views: 164992

Re: Celestia 1.7.0 Development Thread

I've got a security alert from Virustotal considering the download file:
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by john71
06.09.2019, 12:33
Forum: Development
Topic: Celestia 1.7.0 Development Thread
Replies: 709
Views: 164992

Re: Celestia 1.7.0 Development Thread

Cool, thanx.
by john71
06.09.2019, 10:20
Forum: Development
Topic: Celestia 1.7.0 Development Thread
Replies: 709
Views: 164992

Re: Celestia 1.7.0 Development Thread

Simple "dummy" planet with ctx cloud textures ON (distorted texture!): image2 ctx clouds on.jpg Ctx cloud textures OFF (real surface texture!): image1 ctx clouds off.jpg Ctx and normal cloud textures ON side by side: ctx clouds on.jpg Ctx and normal cloud textures OFF: ctx clouds off.jpg I...
by john71
05.09.2019, 07:10
Forum: Development
Topic: Celestia 1.7.0 Development Thread
Replies: 709
Views: 164992

Re: Celestia 1.7.0 Development Thread

It seems that the problem is with the ctx virtual textures, on moons and on stars. Switching on and off virtual ctx cloud textures in the Options menu distorts the surface textures under them. Also instead of the virtual ctx textures moons and stars show other, unrelated textures on their surface, l...
by john71
04.09.2019, 14:58
Forum: Development
Topic: Celestia 1.7.0 Development Thread
Replies: 709
Views: 164992

Re: Celestia 1.7.0 Development Thread

I have to clarify that there ARE good textures and good ssc files in the add-on folder, but they are not working correctly anymore. It seems they are not processed by Celestia.
by john71
04.09.2019, 13:56
Forum: Development
Topic: Celestia 1.7.0 Development Thread
Replies: 709
Views: 164992

Re: Celestia 1.7.0 Development Thread

These are add-on moons. By the way this is the worst graphic and overall bug I have ever experienced in Celestia. In contrast the last win version worked almost perfectly. I will recreate the bugs in a special add-on, as soon as I have the time. Are you sure we don't need any more installation file ...
by john71
03.09.2019, 18:56
Forum: Development
Topic: Celestia 1.7.0 Development Thread
Replies: 709
Views: 164992

Re: Celestia 1.7.0 Development Thread

Thanx! :clap: I'm downloading it right away! There are VERY serious graphic and texture issues in the new version. In the QT version moon textures are missing or they are distorted, atmospheres and clouds are missing, and some moons has the wrong texture. Some surface features disappeared. The win v...
by john71
31.08.2019, 12:02
Forum: Development
Topic: Celestia 1.7.0 Development Thread
Replies: 709
Views: 164992

Re: Celestia 1.7.0 Development Thread

A separate, single Celestia 1.7 installation file would be nice! Is it possible to have a new 2 million stars data file in the installation from the new GAIA data set?
by john71
29.08.2019, 09:41
Forum: Physics and Astronomy
Topic: Earth as an exoplanet
Replies: 1
Views: 1572

Earth as an exoplanet

This is how aliens could see Earth...

https://arxiv.org/pdf/1908.04350.pdf

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