Posts by Janus

by Janus
06.12.2020, 03:04
Forum: Development
Topic: Spherical Mirror Projection?
Replies: 44
Views: 7874

Re: Spherical Mirror Projection?

@Lendonqiwi If I understand you correctly, you are asking about the use of spherical projection with a curved monitor. If so, then the spherical projection will not help you. In part this is because monitors mostly display a ribbon at the equator, whereas spherical projection includes the sky. The i...
by Janus
21.10.2020, 05:37
Forum: Add-on development
Topic: 200.000.000 star
Replies: 22
Views: 2171

Re: 200.000.000 star

Before the current world's mess started, which has taken over my life, not a day of in months. :hi: Love the money, need a break, getting paid to well to let myself care :> :fie: I was working on this problem as well. My first method is to start with a 250LY bubble subset of gaia. Load it and test i...
by Janus
08.09.2020, 14:07
Forum: Petit Bistro Entropy
Topic: Now all we need are star maps to go with this.
Replies: 5
Views: 2386

Ancient earth texture toy.

I hope someone else finds this as amusing as I do.

https://dinosaurpictures.org/ancient-earth


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by Janus
03.09.2020, 04:46
Forum: Celestia Users
Topic: Celestia Motherlode archive on GitHub
Replies: 4
Views: 1524

Re: Celestia Motherlode archive on GitHub

I have a November of 2019 crawl of motherlode. (~60Gig)
Here is a listing
DIrListing.7z
(26.11 KiB) Downloaded 94 times

If anything I have is newer, just let me know.

You might also want to look at https://www.jcvignoli.com/celestia/?lang=en

It is a dual language celestia site.


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by Janus
01.09.2020, 02:15
Forum: Add-on releases
Topic: SPAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAACE!!!
Replies: 4
Views: 3145

Re: SPAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAACE!!!

I have a crawl of the motherlode from last November(2019) (~93Gb)

Is this what you are looking for?
File was in the http://www.celestiamotherlode.net/creators/w0rldbuilder directory.


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by Janus
17.08.2020, 23:24
Forum: Add-on releases
Topic: Does anyone have this Earth with 1000M water drop as texture?
Replies: 4
Views: 934

Re: Does anyone have this Earth with 1000M water drop as texture?

I find things like this interesting. One of my long term goals is create my own stand alone version of google earth on my own server. I want to play with ocean heights etc, but that is a long ways away. I do not currently have a spare server to give me all 197Million square miles of earth in real ti...
by Janus
17.08.2020, 03:23
Forum: Add-on releases
Topic: Does anyone have this Earth with 1000M water drop as texture?
Replies: 4
Views: 934

Does anyone have this Earth with 1000M water drop as texture?

A friend sent me this link.
Though it might make a fun optional addition.

Earth with 1000m Ocean drop


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by Janus
04.08.2020, 02:56
Forum: Help Central
Topic: several Celestia version
Replies: 6
Views: 700

Re: several Celestia version

@gironde I don't install anything to C: unless I have no choice at all. Even then I do not use the program files gibberish if I can avoid it. Programs are put into categories off the root: Games, Astronomy, Text, etc. None of my work is kept on C, I only copy it over so everything is compiled and po...
by Janus
03.08.2020, 03:07
Forum: Help Central
Topic: several Celestia version
Replies: 6
Views: 700

Re: several Celestia version

I am on windows so what I do may directly apply. I have two methods I use. First:Give each version a distinct name in the same directory. Celestia-161_x86.exe Celestia-161_x64.exe Celestia-????_x??.exe Etc. This runs all the versions with the exact same setup. Second:Create a Celestia subdirectory. ...
by Janus
26.07.2020, 14:39
Forum: Scripting
Topic: Schmidt's Solar system tour v1.1
Replies: 8
Views: 1676

Re: Schmidt's Solar system tour v1.1

Does it display any of the planets, or just stop at the preload? Either way, I would start the troubleshooting in the notspecifiedtype() routine. The scripts were written pre new horizons, before some people I disagree with decided pluto was not a planet. I think they are wrong and in this specific ...
by Janus
26.07.2020, 02:13
Forum: Scripting
Topic: Schmidt's Solar system tour v1.1
Replies: 8
Views: 1676

Re: Schmidt's Solar system tour v1.1

@raylier Try something like this. I didn't run it, this is off the cuff. The problem is that because of the unitized nature of object storage, SOL, the planets, the moons, dwarfplanets, minormoons and such are all in one list, which is cycled through. In order to only see the planets, you have to fi...
by Janus
25.07.2020, 18:00
Forum: Scripting
Topic: Schmidt's Solar system tour v1.1
Replies: 8
Views: 1676

Re: Schmidt's Solar system tour v1.1

For anyone who is interested. V1.1 Some versions show base_Inertia{line 29} @ 0.7 instead of 0.3 as this does. -- Example script for Lua support in celestia -- -- Solar system tour Version II, v1.1 -- -- (c) 2003 Harald Schmidt -- http://www.h-schmidt.net/celestia/ -- -- comments, bugreports to: cel...
by Janus
24.07.2020, 21:48
Forum: Add-on releases
Topic: Hypothetical Bodies
Replies: 87
Views: 15052

Re: Hypothetical Bodies

@Joey.P RE:Vulcanoids. Your post reminded me something I hadn't thought of in years. For laughs. In a world I created for one of my many unfinished books, Starting is easy, finishing is hard, very hard. Anyway, I posited, then tried to make a case for Mercury being the core of a now extinct small ga...
by Janus
15.07.2020, 15:46
Forum: Development
Topic: Implementing heightmaps into Celestia: Is it possible?
Replies: 2
Views: 626

Re: Implementing heightmaps into Celestia: Is it possible?

My guess is the size of any height map for a planet would be HUGE!!! Would it work it use cmod to make a height map for a moon or planet? At ~14.6 million square miles, one mile accuracy, and ~16 bytes to the cmod vertex, gives ~233Mb, just for Luna, our Moon. Unless you want to do height data per f...
by Janus
14.07.2020, 17:11
Forum: Add-on releases
Topic: Project "Celestia Origin", release dated April 30, 2020
Replies: 171
Views: 19124

Re: Project "Celestia Origin", release dated April 30, 2020

@TheLostProbe Please understand that to many of us, W10 is not an upgrade. For general users who just browse the web and have no need needs beyond games, it may be appropriate. It never is in my opinion, but for people with minimal needs, I am open to the idea it might be usable to them. To me howev...
by Janus
07.07.2020, 15:22
Forum: Add-on releases
Topic: Project "Celestia Origin", release dated April 30, 2020
Replies: 171
Views: 19124

Re: Project "Celestia Origin", release dated April 30, 2020

At a guess, they are working on a W10 system with a normal/limited or guest user account. Installation may not be an option, nor may be other normal solutions. I have seen accounts locked down such that they could not install, or even run any programs not already installed or authorized. Sometimes t...
by Janus
07.07.2020, 13:20
Forum: Add-on releases
Topic: Project "Celestia Origin", release dated April 30, 2020
Replies: 171
Views: 19124

Re: Project "Celestia Origin", release dated April 30, 2020

@trappistplanets There are a total of 42 rar files, .part01through part42, you need them all. The par2 files are for fixing them if there are any download errors. This is the same format I use to upload fixes or projects to customers. I avoid multi GB files because they normally take me several trie...
by Janus
06.07.2020, 05:16
Forum: Add-on releases
Topic: Project "Celestia Origin", release dated April 30, 2020
Replies: 171
Views: 19124

Re: Project "Celestia Origin", release dated April 30, 2020

@trappistplanets I am uploading rar files of the 200430 Core while I type this. The other two are mostly just bigger textures I believe. Have you considered just using the 7-zip portable? No install needed. The rar files are accompanied by par2 files generated by multipar. I prefer quickpar, but it ...
by Janus
05.07.2020, 20:27
Forum: Help Central
Topic: Anybody besides me tired of constant captchas getting here?
Replies: 37
Views: 3197

Re: Anybody besides me tired of constant captchas getting here?

Not sure what happened, but I have not had a captcha in days now.
It is very nice.

Thank you to who ever fixed it.


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by Janus
03.07.2020, 15:39
Forum: Development
Topic: New bugfix release 1.6.2-beta1
Replies: 162
Views: 50563

Re: New bugfix release 1.6.2-beta1

@onetwothree

For the record, I wholeheartedly agree.
Windows is a P.I.T.A., and has a great many foibles.

My problem is I find Linux even harder to use.


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