Posts by bh

by bh
12.01.2003, 03:11
Forum: Celestia Users
Topic: Need You Assistance.
Replies: 2
Views: 1402

Re: Need You Assistance.

Black... You seeem to be having a lot of trouble over things you are not describing to our ears , stuff you look with and stuff. ( sorry I can't spell eyes). Notepad is a program you get with windows, like a word processor, only a bit more basic. You should be able to edit your celestia files ( ssc)...
by bh
11.01.2003, 18:47
Forum: Bugs
Topic: io is completly black
Replies: 5
Views: 1591

Re: io is completly black

Are you sure its not an eclipse?
by bh
11.01.2003, 18:42
Forum: Textures
Topic: SPECULAR IMAGE ON EARTH'S OCEAN...HOW TO INSTALL IT?
Replies: 10
Views: 6081

Re: SPECULAR IMAGE ON EARTH'S OCEAN...HOW TO INSTALL IT?

I'm using a jpg for the specular map:

earth4k.jpg

It's around 740k in size and works great.

Texture "earth4k.png"
NightTexture "earthnight.jpg"
SpecularTexture "earthspec4k.jpg"

Its like a sea mask with the earth/terrain black and the oceans white.
by bh
11.01.2003, 17:58
Forum: Development
Topic: Cassini Model for Download
Replies: 2
Views: 1214

Re: Cassini Model for Download

have you an ssc file or any orbital data for the cassini model?
by bh
11.01.2003, 01:03
Forum: Celestia Users
Topic: VERY STRANGE.
Replies: 14
Views: 3599

Re: VERY STRANGE.

Black...

Reinstall Celestia 1.2.5.

You will get the files back and start over.

Why delete solersys.ssc?

Why not indeed. Lets go crazy!!..
by bh
10.01.2003, 22:15
Forum: Development
Topic: NGC 1999 System
Replies: 45
Views: 10603

Re: NGC 1999 System

Rassilon...

NGC 1999 is looking great, but I'm getting noticeable banding on the nebula.

If I use V380_neb.jpg it looks better, having a smooth gradation (no transparency of course).

Any ideas on a way round this one?
by bh
09.01.2003, 20:25
Forum: Bugs
Topic: new card not working?
Replies: 15
Views: 4182

Re: new card not working?

Don, I don't quite know how its happened, but its working!! I installed the latest drivers from the nvidia site and installed them, rebooted, reinstalled them, tweaked the open gl controls, rebooted, used the TweakXP graphic tweak, rebooted eh voila!... I reallydon't know how or why. Celestia runs s...
by bh
09.01.2003, 01:13
Forum: Bugs
Topic: new card not working?
Replies: 15
Views: 4182

Re: new card not working?

Don... Thanks for looking into this for me. Yes, every time I install the drivers good old microsoft has it's own 'opengl32.dll' in there. "Don't let microsoft get you down" Mike says. This time I've really got the latest NVIDIA drivers from their site (Dec 2002). Is there anyway I can get NVIDIA's ...
by bh
07.01.2003, 11:30
Forum: Bugs
Topic: new card not working?
Replies: 15
Views: 4182

Re: new card not working?

Guys, many thanks for your help so far... If it's the pci card then I'm just going to have to put up with it for now. I really can't afford to throw any more money at my computer at the moment. I will look into changing my earth textures to lower res formats (grumble)and see if that will make any di...
by bh
06.01.2003, 19:40
Forum: Bugs
Topic: new card not working?
Replies: 15
Views: 4182

Re: new card not working?

I have pixel and vertex shading, turning them both off does speed things up (a little), but that rather defeats the object.
by bh
06.01.2003, 19:34
Forum: Bugs
Topic: new card not working?
Replies: 15
Views: 4182

Re: new card not working?

Yes, it's a pci card and, yes, I've installed the latest denonator drivers. I'm running xp. Frame rate is very slow when orbiting the earth. I tend to judge this on the cloud animation at 10X speed. I can get it smoother by adjusting orientation, but it's very sticky. My earth textures are a mixture...
by bh
05.01.2003, 22:40
Forum: Bugs
Topic: new card not working?
Replies: 15
Views: 4182

new card not working?

I installed a gforce2 mx400 over the weekend and I'm very dissapointed with the results. Frame rate is very slow (jerky I'd say) to the point that I'm going to have to go back to the old agp card (very smooth). I did have some problems with the BIOS settings when switching over, it wouldn't let me d...
by bh
28.12.2002, 11:15
Forum: Celestia Users
Topic: Is it true? Celestia can view Nebula????
Replies: 11
Views: 3113

Re: Is it true? Celestia can view Nebula????

fsgregs

Follow the thread in Celestia Developement - NGC 1999 system.
by bh
22.12.2002, 01:10
Forum: Celestia Users
Topic: What Video Card Are You Using?
Replies: 59
Views: 18278

Re: What Video Card Are You Using?

Don... Not everyone can afford to upgrade, it's just not that simple. I have an Nvidia card but had to disable it due to various hardware conflicts. Mainly my old Targa 17" could only refresh at 60 Hz. The only dropout in performance was loosing spec and bump mapping. I can live with that. Celestia ...
by bh
19.12.2002, 10:21
Forum: Development
Topic: SMC/NGC 292
Replies: 1
Views: 1040

SMC/NGC 292

Rassilon... I'm trying to populate SMC/NGC 292 using your cluster generator. I'm doing this fairly small scale, 1000 stars over 12000 ly? radius. # Small Magellanic Cloud / NGC 292 "SMC" { Type "Irr" RA 0.862 Dec -73.23 Distance 210000 Radius 12000 Axis [ 1 0 0 ] Angle 100 Detail 0.5 } Cluster gener...
by bh
17.12.2002, 14:03
Forum: Development
Topic: What next?
Replies: 2
Views: 1651

What next?

Rassilon. You've really blown my mind this week, what with your nebula and now, after downloading the latest prerelease I've found ngc105 in my extras folder. It was already there from your cluster generator, I just couldn't view it before. Wow! Who needs christmas lights. Whatever next I wonder...

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