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Celestia 1.6.1 Windows Install Files

Posted: 30.01.2019, 20:22
by jeffmack

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 site. Is there any difference between that install file, and the one found here on for Celestia 1.6.1 for Windows?

Thank you.


Posted: 30.01.2019, 20:37
by john71
Try this site:

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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):

Posted: 30.01.2019, 20:58
by jeffmack
Thank you, John.

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



Posted: 30.01.2019, 21:01
by john71
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.

Posted: 30.01.2019, 21:40
by jeffmack
Thanks again - also for the information on Celestia 1.7.


Posted: 30.01.2019, 21:44
by Gurren Lagann
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...

Posted: 14.02.2019, 22:24
by jeffmack
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 site; the site; and the SourceForge site. I found them to be identical in all respects (Last Modified date and time, file size, and file contents).