Posts by selden

by selden
04.12.2019, 17:00
Forum: Bugs
Topic: Recording videos in Celestias doesn't work, Help!
Replies: 5
Views: 461

Re: Recording videos in Celestias doesn't work, Help!

Unfortunately, "It works fine for me," but you haven't provided enough information. I'm guessing that some of the symptoms might be related either to how your script is interacting with Celestia or to the metadata in the video file which describe its characteristics causing the video playe...
by selden
03.12.2019, 14:07
Forum: Development
Topic: Celestia 1.7.0 Development Thread
Replies: 930
Views: 201740

Re: Celestia 1.7.0 Development Thread

Very strange: I responded to Markerz shortly after he posted his Celestia Resources archive and saw my post in the forum, but it's gone now. At any rate, using those resouce files fixed the DSO problem I was seeing: I created a new, empty "Celestia-170" directory, extracted the resource fi...
by selden
02.12.2019, 21:35
Forum: Development
Topic: Celestia 1.7.0 Development Thread
Replies: 930
Views: 201740

Re: Celestia 1.7.0 Development Thread

Where can I get a “full” distribution of the current v1.7.0 files? (Shaders, textures, etc) I’d rather not download the entire github structure if it can be avoided.
by selden
02.12.2019, 20:12
Forum: Development
Topic: Celestia 1.7.0 Development Thread
Replies: 930
Views: 201740

Re: Celestia 1.7.0 Development Thread

I have an old laptop. OpenGL updates are no longer available for it. The August “official” version of 1.7.0 works fine. Red usually is an indication of bad shader code. Are binaries available which were built between Aug and now? Finding when the failure starts might help track down when the incompa...
by selden
02.12.2019, 19:23
Forum: Development
Topic: Celestia 1.7.0 Development Thread
Replies: 930
Views: 201740

Re: Celestia 1.7.0 Development Thread

An offering for anyone who cares. Here is Celestia commit 5702 statically linked using VS2015. As always, I refute DLL files as annoying, though I admit they have their place, just not on something this simple. Deep Space Objects don't render properly on my computer: they're drawn as red blocks. Be...
by selden
02.12.2019, 18:43
Forum: Ideas & News
Topic: A new Addon Repository concept (Formerly called "Should we make a new Motherlode?")
Replies: 97
Views: 5928

Re: A new Addon Repository concept (Formerly called "Should we make a new Motherlode?")

But why did he mention Comcast and AT&T? Comcast and AT&T are two examples of large communications companies in the U.S. They both are cable television and internet service providers to individual homes and to companies. (Usually only one such service provider is available in any particular...
by selden
26.11.2019, 17:48
Forum: Celestia Users
Topic: Using Celestia in a Planetaraium
Replies: 2
Views: 346

Re: Using Celestia in a Planetaraium

Hi, So I'm trying to use Celestia for my 4m Planetarium Dome, but I've encountered an issue or two I can't figure out/find the answer to and I was hoping ye could help. First of all, when I plug in my laptop into my fisheye projector, it projects straight up onto the roof of the dome. Because of th...
by selden
08.10.2019, 23:45
Forum: Development
Topic: New bugfix release 1.6.2-beta1
Replies: 140
Views: 28546

Re: New bugfix release 1.6.2-beta1

Where and how do you prefer bug reports to be made? Here or on Github? I'll be testing it under Windows 7 and maybe Windows 10. Some initial comments: 1. Please add to your to-do list to update README.txt for 1.6.2. 2. Suggestion: Please consider changing the version numbers. The version currently c...
by selden
08.10.2019, 23:07
Forum: Help Central
Topic: Want to make some modifications
Replies: 2
Views: 1475

Re: Want to make some modifications

There are a few things I would like to do, and I am sure that there are folks on this board that will either A) Hunt me down and beat me with a large fish (see the movie Dogma) or B) have an alien race pick me up for study. 1) I want to add a large space station at the L1 point between the earth an...
by selden
28.09.2019, 23:32
Forum: Ideas & News
Topic: Ideas for the "Audio Playing" development of Celestia
Replies: 7
Views: 1367

Re: Ideas for the "Audio Playing" development of Celestia

A problem is the lack of cross-platform open-source audio I/O libraries. What do they mean? That despite the audio support in 1.6.1, there's no way to actually include actual files for voices and videos? There is no audio support in the standard version of Celestia v1.6.1 available on SourceForge. ...
by selden
26.09.2019, 23:21
Forum: Ideas & News
Topic: Ideas for the "Audio Playing" development of Celestia
Replies: 7
Views: 1367

Re: Ideas for the "Audio Playing" development of Celestia

The Edu version of 1.6.1 (available on the Motherlode but only for Windows) includes audio support. It’s used in the lessons available for it.

A problem is the lack of cross-platform open-source audio I/O libraries.
by selden
24.09.2019, 13:28
Forum: Help Central
Topic: Celestia Origin for Linux & Mac OS X
Replies: 16
Views: 2273

Re: Celestia Origin for Linux & Mac OS X

onetwothree wrote:
selden wrote:snap is supported for recent releases of all of the linux distributions mentioned, plus many more.

Would you like to volunteer?

Sorry, I don't have enough time available to do that. :(
by selden
22.09.2019, 23:50
Forum: Help Central
Topic: Celestia Origin for Linux & Mac OS X
Replies: 16
Views: 2273

Re: Celestia Origin for Linux & Mac OS X

The Linux distros that would have to covered are Ubuntu (and its based distros like Linux Mint and Kubuntu), Debin, Arch, Fedora (OpenSUSE, Red Hat, and CentOS (Red Hat Based)). snap is supported for recent releases of all of the linux distributions mentioned, plus many more. See https://snapcraft....
by selden
21.09.2019, 13:13
Forum: Help Central
Topic: Celestia Origin for Linux & Mac OS X
Replies: 16
Views: 2273

Re: Celestia Origin for Linux & Mac OS X

"snap" seems to be a relatively new install format which works for most, perhaps all, linux distributions.

See https://itsfoss.com/install-snap-linux/
and https://snapcraft.io/
by selden
13.09.2019, 21:53
Forum: Development
Topic: Celestia 1.7.0 Development Thread
Replies: 930
Views: 201740

Re: Celestia 1.7.0 Development Thread

If there is no virus in your copy of the Celestia 1.7 binaries, then you should report the detection of a virus as a "false positive" to your anti-virus provider. You'll need to provide the Celestia binaries to them or point them to the downloadable files so they can verify the problem. Mo...
by selden
12.09.2019, 22:07
Forum: Add-on development
Topic: Any end-to-end tutorial for adding a ship?
Replies: 2
Views: 2479

Re: Any end-to-end tutorial for adding a ship?

It's probably best to think of Celestia as being a 3D display program. It isn't designed to make it easy to fly spacecraft interactively, although it can be done in principle. If you want an interactive spaceflight simulator, you might consider either Orbiter (free, Windows only) or Kerbal Space Pro...
by selden
25.08.2019, 20:58
Forum: Help Central
Topic: Is Celestia available for IPAD pro ios 12 ?
Replies: 16
Views: 4353

Re: Is Celestia available for IPAD pro ios 12 ?

After he stopped working on Celestia, the original author of Celestia (Chris Laurel) produced the iOS app "Cosmographia". It can be used to show objects orbiting within the Solar System, but does not support objects orbiting around other stars. It also uses a different orbit and object def...
by selden
20.08.2019, 13:38
Forum: Help Central
Topic: Red planet around double star - help !
Replies: 10
Views: 2952

Re: Red planet around double star - help !

As pirogronian suggested, please post your STC and SSC files. A Zip of your Zeta Reticuli folder probably would be best, including your texture files. With that information, someone might be able help improve what you're seeing.

People are working on Celestia v1.7, but it has its own problems.
by selden
17.08.2019, 15:08
Forum: Help Central
Topic: Red planet around double star - help !
Replies: 10
Views: 2952

Re: Red planet around double star - help !

Celestia draws planets with a red coloration if "too many" shader scripts are involved. This can happen, for example, if a planet is defined to be orbiting a multi-star system so that multiple shadows have to be drawn on the planet's surface. One workaround is to disable some of the option...
by selden
17.08.2019, 15:01
Forum: Help Central
Topic: Bookmarks Not Saving
Replies: 10
Views: 3193

Re: Bookmarks Not Saving

You might consider re-installing Celestia into a folder that you are allowed to modify. Windows has become more and more protective about its "Program Files" directories. If you install Celestia into a folder that you own, the many protection problems go away. For example, you might create...

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