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Software News   Software News : Celestia for AmigaOS4 released
   posted by afxgroup on 5-Apr-2009 14:00:14 (4467 reads)

Hi,
This is a Port of Celestia for AmigaOS4

You will find all informations about Celestia on the official site: http://www.shatters.net/celestia/

This package contains only minimal objects, so maybe you have to download all other stuff searching with google

The window resolution is set too 800x600 and should be usable to all our Video Card. Don't use really high resolution or you will encounter an "Out of Memory" error.

Read more...


Thanks to Hans de Ruiter for his *HUGE* work on the MiniGL (required to run Celestia correctly).

Downloads:
http://www.amigasoft.net/default.asp
http://os4depot.net/?function=showfile&file=utility/scientific/celestia.lha
    

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Etho 
Re: Celestia for AmigaOS4 released
Posted on 5-Apr-2009 14:27:50
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Just looked at the homepage of the program looks really good, many thanks for the port.

Last edited by Etho on 05-Apr-2009 at 05:39 PM.
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Cool_amigaN 
Re: Celestia for AmigaOS4 released
Posted on 5-Apr-2009 14:41:16
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Don't use really high resolution or you will encounter an "Out of Memory" error


rofl

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Petah 
Re: Celestia for AmigaOS4 released
Posted on 5-Apr-2009 14:51:48
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The window resolution is set too 800x600

... and why is this?

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afxgroup 
Re: Celestia for AmigaOS4 released
Posted on 5-Apr-2009 14:58:29
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eheh.. that's strange because if i open celestia at 1600x1024 for example i have no problem while if i open the window at 800x600 and then try to resize it at higher resolution i receve this error..

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Swoop 
Re: Celestia for AmigaOS4 released
Posted on 5-Apr-2009 15:19:43
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@Etho

Quote:
No download link but I found it here:

It's on OS4Depot

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Sandpiper 
Re: Celestia for AmigaOS4 released
Posted on 5-Apr-2009 15:41:14
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This is excellent news! Thank you afxgroup & Hans.

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AmigaClyde 
Re: Celestia for AmigaOS4 released
Posted on 5-Apr-2009 16:30:13
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Thanks for this news. Will try it out.

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Moxee 
Re: Celestia for AmigaOS4 released
Posted on 5-Apr-2009 16:35:37
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@ Etho & Swoop

I'll add those links to the article.

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Metalheart 
Re: Celestia for AmigaOS4 released
Posted on 5-Apr-2009 17:31:34
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Wow.......

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fingus 
Re: Celestia for AmigaOS4 released
Posted on 5-Apr-2009 18:17:51
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I got this after installed (copied the mglut and minigl.library to libs):



Something wrong with my MiniGL?

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Tomas 
Re: Celestia for AmigaOS4 released
Posted on 5-Apr-2009 18:28:49
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@fingus
I experience the exact same issue. It looks a bit better if i change screenmode to 16 bit but then the colours get all messed up.

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fingus 
Re: Celestia for AmigaOS4 released
Posted on 5-Apr-2009 18:35:02
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how i change the resolution/fullscreen/ and color depth?

by tooltype or configfile or what?

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kas1e 
Re: Celestia for AmigaOS4 released
Posted on 5-Apr-2009 18:53:19
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Video of Celestia in action on my peg2 / aos41: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sWg_rXsrbWU

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Kicko 
Re: Celestia for AmigaOS4 released
Posted on 5-Apr-2009 19:35:03
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Thanks mate

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BillE 
Re: Celestia for AmigaOS4 released
Posted on 5-Apr-2009 19:40:33
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Any chance of a User Manual. It looks nice but all I get is a picture of the Earth with no idea as what to do next.

I did grab a PDF file from the Celestia site but most of that refers to windows and Mac. It refers to menus that do not exist etc.

A small manual with the keys the Amiga user needs to press and a description of what they do would be handy

It is still 100% better than the version I downloaded for my Mac though, that one just crashed and I never could do anyhting with it !

Keep up the good work.


Bill.

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COBRA 
Re: Celestia for AmigaOS4 released
Posted on 5-Apr-2009 19:45:24
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@fingus

That is a bug of the Warp3D R200 driver which happens on Sam440 boards, not MiniGL or Celestia, so Sam users have to wait for an update that fixes it.

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Hans 
Re: Celestia for AmigaOS4 released
Posted on 6-Apr-2009 1:27:09
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It's great to see this one finally released.

I'll just echo calls for decent documentation, although that's a general Celestia issue, not an Amiga specific one. Apart from pushing "D" to run the demo, I find it difficult to get other things done.

Hans

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sundown 
Re: Celestia for AmigaOS4 released
Posted on 6-Apr-2009 3:50:00
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It starts up, it slows my system down, & the video on my tft shimmies. The whole monitor display shimmies horizontally back & forth a few pixels. Like others, no idea what to do after Earth shows up.

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COBRA 
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Posted on 6-Apr-2009 7:35:49
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OK Guys, the keyboard shortcuts are listed in the PDF manual, but to help you get started, here are some of the basics of Celestia:

When celestia started you can see the earth, you can rotate around it by holding down the right mouse button, you can look around by holding the left mouse button, and you can move away or closer to the target by holding both left and right mouse buttons. If you want to enable clouds, press 'i', it looks much nicer that way but slows it down a bit.

You can zoom in/out with the , and . keys, this has the effect of changing your camera's (or telescope's) focal length, and it shows you the zoom factor on the bottom-right, so you could for instance use this to check how big a particular planet would look with a telescope of a certain magnification from earth.

To view another object, press Enter, and type in the name of a celestial object (e.g. moon, saturn, hyperion, ISS, sun, whatever). Then it will select that object and you will see info about it in the top-left corner. Then you either press 't' to target that object, which will rotate the camera to look towards the object and you can zoom into it with the , and . keys, or press 'g' and then it will go to that object, as if you were flying there in a spaceship, so you could for instance travel to Apollo 11 orbiting the moon and watch an earthrise.

That should get you started.

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BillE 
Re: Celestia for AmigaOS4 released
Posted on 6-Apr-2009 8:21:18
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Quote:
OK Guys, the keyboard shortcuts are listed in the PDF manual, but to help you get started, here are some of the basics of Celestia:


Thanks for that info. I will now be able to have a play tonight when I get home from work.

A summary in an Amiga Guide that you can open from within the app would be nice. I find that having both Celestia and the PDF file open, the system grinds to a halt. And this is on a 1.2GHz A1 !


Bill.

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