Posts by john71

by john71
27.11.2018, 18:08
Forum: Add-on releases
Topic: Updated Messier Addon using Gaia DR2 data
Replies: 1
Views: 123

Re: Updated Messier Addon using Gaia DR2 data

Nice, thank you!
by john71
24.11.2018, 20:43
Forum: Add-on releases
Topic: Updated stars.dat for Celestria using Gaia data
Replies: 12
Views: 1598

Re: Updated stars.dat for Celestria using Gaia data

gironde, Gaia Sky can handle the data...86 GB.
by john71
24.11.2018, 17:01
Forum: Add-on releases
Topic: gaia clusters
Replies: 4
Views: 770

Re: gaia clusters

Thank you!
by john71
21.11.2018, 10:08
Forum: Add-on releases
Topic: Updated stars.dat for Celestria using Gaia data
Replies: 12
Views: 1598

Re: Updated stars.dat for Celestria using Gaia data

The "real" Gaia stars.dat file would be around 20GB....
by john71
21.11.2018, 07:19
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Selden - 10000
Replies: 4
Views: 446

Re: Selden - 10000

Congratulations Selden! For me you provided the biggest and best help in here!
by john71
20.11.2018, 21:20
Forum: Development
Topic: Dwarf planet candidate class, should we add it into the core
Replies: 15
Views: 246

Re: Dwarf planet candidate class, should we add it into the core

Great idea! (Oh my God! Selden! 10000 posts??? :clap: ).
by john71
20.11.2018, 16:20
Forum: Development
Topic: Dwarf planet candidate class, should we add it into the core
Replies: 15
Views: 246

Re: Dwarf planet candidate class, should we add it into the core

But we should not change the possibility of distinguishing between different orbits of different objects. For example it is very nice to have different orbits for different class of objects (planet, moon and so on), so you can turn them off as a class, they have different colors, etc... Sometimes yo...
by john71
20.11.2018, 11:45
Forum: Development
Topic: Dwarf planet candidate class, should we add it into the core
Replies: 15
Views: 246

Re: Dwarf planet candidate class, should we add it into the core

Thanks Selden for clarifying! I meant that even the definition of dwarf planet is a contentious issue, so adding a "candidate" to it makes it even more problematic in my opinion.
by john71
20.11.2018, 10:44
Forum: Development
Topic: Dwarf planet candidate class, should we add it into the core
Replies: 15
Views: 246

Re: Dwarf planet candidate class, should we add it into the core

NASA has announced that it will use the new guidelines established by the IAU.[63] Alan Stern, the director of NASA's mission to Pluto, rejects the current IAU definition of planet, both in terms of defining dwarf planets as something other than a type of planet, and in using orbital characteristics...
by john71
20.11.2018, 06:27
Forum: Development
Topic: Alexell's Celestia 1.7 version should remain downloadable
Replies: 2
Views: 180

Alexell's Celestia 1.7 version should remain downloadable

In my opinion Alexell's Celestia 1.7 version should remain downloadable. https://celestia.alexell.ru//1.7.0/x64/ I'm using it, and it is perfect for me. Because I use extensive 3D cmod buildings (several hundreds of megabytes) on some planetary surfaces, I cannot run Celestia 1.6 anymore, I need a 6...
by john71
15.11.2018, 09:57
Forum: Помощь по Celestia
Topic: CLOSING OF THE RUSSIAN-LANGUAGE FORUM
Replies: 5
Views: 465

Re: CLOSING OF THE RUSSIAN-LANGUAGE FORUM

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Added after 1 minute 27 seconds:
We do not use Chinese, German, French.
by john71
15.11.2018, 09:28
Forum: Помощь по Celestia
Topic: CLOSING OF THE RUSSIAN-LANGUAGE FORUM
Replies: 5
Views: 465

Re: CLOSING OF THE RUSSIAN-LANGUAGE FORUM

Please do not use Russian, this is an international forum. Is this associated in any way with Chris Laurel anymore? If not, I'm out of here.

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Is this forum in accordance with the legal rules of the European Union (GDPR) concerning the management of personal data and cookies?
by john71
13.11.2018, 09:42
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Administrative roles
Replies: 4
Views: 958

Re: Administrative roles

Thanks Alexell for your work! You basically saved Celestia from extinction. :) :clap:
by john71
05.11.2018, 14:16
Forum: Development
Topic: Time to restart development.
Replies: 46
Views: 2277

Re: Time to restart development.

Thanks onetwothree and Alexell for keeping the project alive! :clap:

Because of the GAIA data integration it would be an excellent time to speed up development, in my opinion anyway...
by john71
28.07.2018, 12:47
Forum: Modelling
Topic: Black texture error on 3d mesh
Replies: 3
Views: 384

Re: Black texture error on 3d mesh

OK, I solved it.

For some reason the old dxt5nm texture was corrupted,

I suspect that it was the mipmaps within the texture file. I left them out completely when converting from png format, which basically solved the problem.

Anyway it works now with the new texture.

:)

torus-good.png
by john71
24.07.2018, 13:16
Forum: Modelling
Topic: Black texture error on 3d mesh
Replies: 3
Views: 384

Re: Black texture error on 3d mesh

The 16k render limit is usually the limit of the video card.

The new PC is of course much more powerful in any specification than the old one. :)

I think it is an Open GL 2.0 problem and it is related to the textures (normals) on the mesh.
by john71
24.07.2018, 11:58
Forum: Modelling
Topic: Black texture error on 3d mesh
Replies: 3
Views: 384

Black texture error on 3d mesh

I created a torus planet a few months ago. It worked fantastically. When I bought a new PC, I right away experienced a strange black texture error on the torus mesh. Here is the error: torusplanet-black.png Here is the cmod file in cmodview: cmodview torus.png The strange thing is that the problem o...
by john71
22.07.2018, 15:19
Forum: Bugs
Topic: Celestia 1.7 dev jun 06 2018 bookmark bug (serious)
Replies: 1
Views: 726

Celestia 1.7 dev jun 06 2018 bookmark bug (serious)

There is a serious bug in Celestia 1.7 dev jun 06 2018. When I'm trying to use the bookmark editing options Celestia crashes. When I'm in the Organize Bookmark menu and I'm trying to move a bookmark higher or into the Bookmarks Toolbar folder, it causes an immediate crash, and Celestia crashes very ...

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