john Van Vliet wrote:question
the OLD 1.6.0 and NOT the current 1.6.1 ?
the beta 1.7
1.7.0 has been forked off and is in testing
Nope, it's as I wrote it: I'm running Celestia 1.6.0, and not any of the other versions you mentioned.
because Celestia has to work on different platforms with DIFFERENT user interfaces
Windows XP,Vista,Win7 ( gtk and QT)
Mac osx 10.? (qt)
Linux ( QT and GTK )
Mac and Linux are in the Unix family
windows is in it's own world
Windows 8 "metro" might not even get supported ????
that is an unknown
Different user interfaces? The controls for Celestia appear to be the same regardless of OS. Or am I misunderstanding what you mean by "user interface"?
??? Are you running Windows 7 AS AN ADMINISTRATOR ????
if so NOT GOOD
use a normal user account
Well, I'm not sure actually. I get those little windows asking me if I want to let [program I just executed] make changes to my computer. But the point is that I am the owner and sole user of this machine, so getting an "access denied" should not be happening!
there is a known bug in how windows FUBARED the UAC in win 7
it IS recommended you install celestia to /
that is to
this fixes MS's "bleeped" up UAC errors
Thank you, moving my Celestia folder has fixed it. I have now derived the Orientation values I was looking for. Check it:
Although you can see an atmosphere in the above image, the Syndicate had built their self-contained city on Ganymede long before that moon's para-terraformation. To give a sense of scale, the tallest towers in the image are about 2000 metres, roughly equivalent to 500 floors.
It's still not complete, but if anyone's interested, HERE
is the addon in it's current state. It's part of a personal project that I may or may not publicly release, depending on how much time and effort I want to dedicate to it.
Thanks to everyone who helped!