Celestia 1.6.1 Windows Install Files

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Celestia 1.6.1 Windows Install Files

Post #1by jeffmack » 30.01.2019, 20:22

Hello,

I have a basic question. I've been away from Celestia for a few years, but plan on installing it on my new Notebook. I still have the original Celestia 1.6.1 Windows install file from the old Shatters.net site. Is there any difference between that install file, and the one found here on Celestia.space for Celestia 1.6.1 for Windows?

Thank you.

-Jeff
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Post #2by john71 » 30.01.2019, 20:37

Try this site:

https://sourceforge.net/projects/celestia/files/Celestia-source/

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It seems that the 2011 version is there. Try to compare it to your files.

Here is the version I use (64 bit):

https://celestia.alexell.ru//1.7.0/x64/

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Post #3by jeffmack » 30.01.2019, 20:58

Thank you, John.

But are all the Celestia 1.61 for Windows 64-bit (Original Shatters.net; Celstia.space; and Sourceforge) the same? If not, how do they differ?

Thanks!

-Jeff
System: Dell Novo XPS 13 9370 Notebook; CPU: Intel Core i7-8550U 8th Gen @ 1.80 GHz 1.992 GHz; MB: Dell 0F6P3V
Chipset: Intel Kaby Lake Rev 08; RAM: 16 GB LPDDR3-2133MHz; Graphics: 128 MB Intel UHD Graphics 620; Storage: 512 GB Intel SSD
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Post #4by john71 » 30.01.2019, 21:01

Sorry, I don't know. Personally I never thought that the 1.6.1 versions are different in any way, but you can compare them.

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Celestia 1.6.1 is 32 bit. The experimental 1.7 versions are 64 bit.

They can handle at least 3-4 GBs of memory with huge surface 3D add-ons, so that is the main difference for me at least.
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Post #5by jeffmack » 30.01.2019, 21:40

Thanks again - also for the information on Celestia 1.7.

-Jeff
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System: Dell Novo XPS 13 9370 Notebook; CPU: Intel Core i7-8550U 8th Gen @ 1.80 GHz 1.992 GHz; MB: Dell 0F6P3V
Chipset: Intel Kaby Lake Rev 08; RAM: 16 GB LPDDR3-2133MHz; Graphics: 128 MB Intel UHD Graphics 620; Storage: 512 GB Intel SSD
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Post #6by Gurren Lagann » 30.01.2019, 21:44

Glad to know that there's another brazilian here.

Basically, 1.7.0 is a mini-overhaul of Celestia, but I don't know a lot about it...

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Post #7by jeffmack » 14.02.2019, 22:24

In case anyone else has this same question, I now have the answer.

I performed a binary file comparison (Command prompt "FC /b ...") for the three Celestia 1.6.1 install files for Windows - from the original Shatters.net site; the Celstia.space site; and the SourceForge site. I found them to be identical in all respects (Last Modified date and time, file size, and file contents).
System: Dell Novo XPS 13 9370 Notebook; CPU: Intel Core i7-8550U 8th Gen @ 1.80 GHz 1.992 GHz; MB: Dell 0F6P3V
Chipset: Intel Kaby Lake Rev 08; RAM: 16 GB LPDDR3-2133MHz; Graphics: 128 MB Intel UHD Graphics 620; Storage: 512 GB Intel SSD
OS: Windows 10 Pro 64-bit; Celestia: 1.6.1
-Jeff MacKinnon


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