Newest Version of Celestia 1.6

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Re: Newest Version of Celestia 1.6

Post #41by abramson » 16.04.2009, 16:53

Reiko wrote:I've noticed something about the newer builds, in this case 4701. When you load up Celestia it no longer shows version 1.6.0 on the splash screen, it's back to showing 1.5.0.
I also see this 1.5.0 in the splash screen. It is the right 1.6 subversion, though. The "About" message shows 1.6.0 (no subversion). I didn't have the time to check how the splash screen is generated. Perhaps there is something stuck in my VC++ project.
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Re: Newest Version of Celestia 1.6

Post #42by chris » 16.04.2009, 17:00

abramson wrote:
Reiko wrote:I've noticed something about the newer builds, in this case 4701. When you load up Celestia it no longer shows version 1.6.0 on the splash screen, it's back to showing 1.5.0.
I also see this 1.5.0 in the splash screen. It is the right 1.6 subversion, though. The "About" message shows 1.6.0 (no subversion). I didn't have the time to check how the splash screen is generated. Perhaps there is something stuck in my VC++ project.
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Reiko and Guillermo,

I'm seeing 1.6.0 in the splash screen on my 'clean' copy from SVN. If you want to check your version, you can find the string defined at the top of src/celestia/res/resource.h.

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Re: Newest Version of Celestia 1.6

Post #43by abramson » 16.04.2009, 17:52

Checked. I re-downloaded the whole tree, and a fresh built gives the right splash screen. This will be reflected in my next executable (current svn is still 3701).
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Re: Newest Version of Celestia 1.6

Post #44by jogad » 16.04.2009, 20:55

Hello

Seen in the about box:
"Copyright(c) 2001-2008"

No copyright for 2009 ?

And what about a new desing of the splash screen ?

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Re: Newest Version of Celestia 1.6

Post #45by ElChristou » 16.04.2009, 21:06

jogad wrote:...And what about a new desing of the splash screen ?

Someone will have to do the job because my "arty" preferences/reasons are not really interesting to Chris' eyes... (I mean his looking for more classical stuff kind the actual splash but different)
So if you have something, just post!
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Re: Newest Version of Celestia 1.6

Post #46by John Van Vliet » 16.04.2009, 22:35

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Re: Newest Version of Celestia 1.6

Post #47by chris » 16.04.2009, 22:37

ElChristou wrote:
jogad wrote:...And what about a new desing of the splash screen ?

Someone will have to do the job because my "arty" preferences/reasons are not really interesting to Chris' eyes... (I mean his looking for more classical stuff kind the actual splash but different)
So if you have something, just post!

I really like the one with the dark Saturn--can't we just use that?

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Re: Newest Version of Celestia 1.6

Post #48by t00fri » 16.04.2009, 23:01

Do you mean this one? It's my favorite:

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Re: Newest Version of Celestia 1.6

Post #49by cartrite » 16.04.2009, 23:31

Got my vote.
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Re: Newest Version of Celestia 1.6

Post #50by ElChristou » 16.04.2009, 23:37

chris wrote:I really like the one with the dark Saturn--can't we just use that?

You mean the one picked by Fridger? (above)
It's fine, too conventional to my taste (I mean what else could we wait for from a soft like Celestia) but still fine...
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Re: Newest Version of Celestia 1.6

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Re: Newest Version of Celestia 1.6

Post #52by BobHegwood » 17.04.2009, 11:26

I also very much like the Good Doctor's choice above.
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Re: Newest Version of Celestia 1.6

Post #53by ElChristou » 17.04.2009, 11:33

As obviously there is consensus on this one, what we need now is a good uncompressed png version... Dhromed, still here? Fridger, do you have a png version?
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Re: Newest Version of Celestia 1.6

Post #54by t00fri » 17.04.2009, 17:11

ElChristou wrote:As obviously there is consensus on this one, what we need now is a good uncompressed png version... Dhromed, still here? Fridger, do you have a png version?

A PNG version was never released. But if you always save with 85% quality, one will not see a difference to lossless png. For good text rendering with JPGs you must save with

Subsampling: 1x1,1x1,1x1 (best quality)
DCT method: floating point

Usually the defaults give much worse text rendering!
(the smallest file size you get with subsampling: 2x2, 1x1,1x1)

These options are in GIMP nomenclature.

The version I quoted above I got from him. I seem to remember it's somewhat bigger than what Dhromed displayed in the forum himself.

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Re: Newest Version of Celestia 1.6

Post #55by ElChristou » 17.04.2009, 19:21

t00fri wrote:
ElChristou wrote:As obviously there is consensus on this one, what we need now is a good uncompressed png version... Dhromed, still here? Fridger, do you have a png version?

A PNG version was never released. But if you always save with 85% quality, one will not see a difference to lossless png. For good text rendering with JPGs you must save with

Subsampling: 1x1,1x1,1x1 (best quality)
DCT method: floating point

Usually the defaults give much worse text rendering!
(the smallest file size you get with subsampling: 2x2, 1x1,1x1)

These options are in GIMP nomenclature.

The version I quoted above I got from him. I seem to remember it's somewhat bigger than what Dhromed displayed in the forum himself.

Mmhh.. Sorry Fridger, I don't get your point here with all this blabla about compression... :?
For the official splash I guess we need an artifacts free image and it's really not the case of the jpg here. More, to get the shadowing, we do need a png with alpha...
So seems someone need to get in touch with dhromed to get an original file...
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Re: Newest Version of Celestia 1.6

Post #56by t00fri » 17.04.2009, 19:45

ElChristou wrote:
t00fri wrote:
ElChristou wrote:As obviously there is consensus on this one, what we need now is a good uncompressed png version... Dhromed, still here? Fridger, do you have a png version?

A PNG version was never released. But if you always save with 85% quality, one will not see a difference to lossless png. For good text rendering with JPGs you must save with

Subsampling: 1x1,1x1,1x1 (best quality)
DCT method: floating point

Usually the defaults give much worse text rendering!
(the smallest file size you get with subsampling: 2x2, 1x1,1x1)

These options are in GIMP nomenclature.

The version I quoted above I got from him. I seem to remember it's somewhat bigger than what Dhromed displayed in the forum himself.

Mmhh.. Sorry Fridger, I don't get your point here with all this blabla about compression... :?
For the official splash I guess we need an artifacts free image and it's really not the case of the jpg here. More, to get the shadowing, we do need a png with alpha...
So seems someone need to get in touch with dhromed to get an original file...

As you sure know, JPG is a compressed, lossy format in principle. In practice -- and that's why JPG is so popular-- it is almost lossless, if treated correctly. I know all tricks of treating JPG well. I thought they might be helpful to you...

I know of course that you have to add an alpha channel. But that's entirely trivial. I thought I don't have to mention this even. Clearly the JPG will only make up the RGB part of the final RGBA in PNG format.

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Re: Newest Version of Celestia 1.6

Post #57by symaski62 » 18.04.2009, 00:00

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Re: Newest Version of Celestia 1.6

Post #58by Chuft-Captain » 18.04.2009, 01:40

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Re: Newest Version of Celestia 1.6

Post #59by dalmatian_fanatic » 30.04.2009, 00:43

Hello, just my one and a half cents here, but i also made a splash screen for Celestia

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And here is how i fixed up my Celestia logo for when the program has started up. All i did here was add a blue glowing effect to it.

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So what do you guys think?

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Re: Newest Version of Celestia 1.6

Post #60by BobHegwood » 30.04.2009, 00:54

dalmatian_fanatic wrote:Hello, just my one and a half cents here, but i also made a splash screen for Celestia
So what do you guys think?

Well, *I* like it just fine...

Very nice touch with the wording too. :wink:

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