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Offline Gaia

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Celestia - for all you travellers
« on: 28/09/2006 10:48:48 »
Found another little pressie for you all

Welcome to Celestia
... The free space simulation that lets you explore our universe in three dimensions. Celestia runs on Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X.

http://www.shatters.net/celestia/index.html

(and it's 'open source'!)



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Re: Celestia - for all you travellers
« Reply #1 on: 28/09/2006 16:29:24 »
I hope their not claiming they can explore the whole universe, but it does sound like a fun idea.  I should download it when I get the chance

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« Reply #2 on: 29/09/2006 20:27:15 »
Thanks!  I heard about this, but I didn't expect it to be available for a few months.
 

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« Reply #3 on: 30/09/2006 08:33:01 »
I'm posting again to say that that was pretty darn neat.

You can explore the galaxy a lot.  Not every star, of course, but enough to waste days messing around.  You can also explore the local group a bit, but you can't go inside other galaxies, of course.  I love how they added in extrasolar planets and how you can speed through time to see things in motion.  I tried scoping out the satelite probes, too, but the only one I could see was Cassini, the others took me to a location but nothing was there.  I'll try again later and see if they show up.
 

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Re: Celestia - for all you travellers
« Reply #4 on: 02/10/2006 22:31:47 »
THANK YOU GAIA...This looks amazing !!...however....why oh why oh why oh why does it stop downloading at 99% EVERY SINGLE TIME !!

I've tried downloading so that is runs straight away...no joy...I've tried downloading to save to computer...and for the fourth time it sticks at 99% and I'm really upset cos me want to visit stars and stuff !!....I find this happens quite a lot with all kinds of downloads......not every time...but often enough for it to really piss me off !!...why do these things happen ?

Do other peeps experience this ?

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« Reply #5 on: 03/10/2006 15:10:12 »
I got it working..at last !!..It's fantastic...THANKS Gaia !

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Re: Celestia - for all you travellers
« Reply #6 on: 03/10/2006 15:34:45 »
I have had that problem, yetserday as a matter of fact.. Did irratate me a bit!!

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« Reply #7 on: 03/10/2006 17:49:01 »
quote:
Originally posted by Karen W.

I have had that problem, yetserday as a matter of fact.. Did irratate me a bit!!

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Karen Mam..I am deeply sorry that you were irritated !!...don't you worry...at least we were irritated together !! :)...

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« Reply #8 on: 04/10/2006 14:54:10 »
What causes that to happen, the only partial download then bleep, Gone just like that!  I tried several times.. Perhaps I am doing something wrong! I used the link and then chose a mirror, but then nothing...  Oh well I will try later!

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Re: Celestia - for all you travellers
« Reply #9 on: 04/10/2006 17:57:29 »
PC's running Windows seem to need a great deal of maitainence, I am always surprised that anyone who is not an IT specialist ever keeps one working for any length of time.
Have you done all the usual thing, checked for virus's, defragmented, loaded all the updates ect? .
Download PC diagnostics http://www.pcpitstop.com/ and see if it throughs up any suggestions.

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« Reply #10 on: 05/10/2006 03:57:36 »
Are you Kidding I know nothing about my computer really.. It has Norton which has in the last week or so secured and illiminatd 2 or three viruses!

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« Reply #11 on: 05/10/2006 05:33:31 »
Ahh norton antivirus?  I used to have that, then my computer got junked up with spyware, so i got a mac.  Not one problem in three years.  My pc was two years old when it died.
 

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Re: Celestia - for all you travellers
« Reply #12 on: 05/10/2006 12:13:59 »
I recommend using www.hitmanpro.nl Be warned, it takes a long time to run but you will be amazed at the c**p it cleans off your computer. It runs many of the anti-virus/adware/spyware/trojan etc etc programmes for you so you don't have to do them all individually. If you are running a firewall (which you really should if you're on the internet) then you may have to babysit for a while to give permissions for the programmes to run. It really is a VERY good and thorough clean-up!!!!! You should also defrag your hard drive(s) regularly.

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« Reply #13 on: 07/10/2006 03:24:50 »
I havent defragmented my computer forever!

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Re: Celestia - for all you travellers
« Reply #14 on: 07/10/2006 11:24:44 »
I ran 'HitmanPro' just for curiosity as I have a pretty c**p free computer, I found it takes an age and needs a lot of operator intevention but is very thorough.
One minor point my compuper will no longer do a software restart also it will not run on either Vista64 or XP64 but is no problem to run with WIN2000.
I do not think too much de-fragmenting is always a good idea, when everything is packed up tight crashes seem more common when you load new stuff but this is only an impression

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