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Better textures for Iapetus and Enceladus
apenpaapDate: Saturday, 09.06.2012, 01:33 | Message # 1
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Using the maps at http://laps.noaa.gov/albers/sos/sos.html#SATURN , I made beautiful textures for Iapetus and Enceladus. The reason I picked Iapetus is because the map on there is incredibly nice and beautifully shows off the light and dark sides of the moon, while the SE texture is a hideous grey smudge that makes monoliths cry. I was originally going to do both Enceladus and Tethys, as they have the nicest textures, that also aren't monochrome, but somehow I can't get Tethys' textures to work: it makes textures for the north pole, but not the other five faces. So it is not included, just Iapetus and Enceladus.

And now it is uploaded, so here's the download: https://www.dropbox.com/s....dus.zip

Installation instructions: unpack to [your SpaceEngine install location]/SpaceEngine/data/textures.

Screenshots:





















(By the way, those with sharp eyes may notice I'm also using a more detailed add-on Saturn. It's from http://celestiamotherlode.net/catalog....id=1032 and not in this add-on)

And HarbingerDawn has managed to do what I couldn't and made the Tethys texture: http://en.spaceengine.org/forum/17-636-1

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Edited by apenpaap - Saturday, 09.06.2012, 11:38
 
Destructor1701Date: Friday, 22.06.2012, 01:22 | Message # 2
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That's beautiful! Iapetus is my favourite moon in the solar system - it's so fruity!

I wish there was a model available, so we could see the equatorial ridge poking up.

And Enceladus! So tantalising! With the next release featuring a particle system, I can't wait to see thin, subtle plumes of organic-molecule-rich salty water vapour spewing from the Tiger Stripes!







Edited by Destructor1701 - Friday, 22.06.2012, 01:24
 
DoctorOfSpaceDate: Friday, 22.06.2012, 03:33 | Message # 3
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I downloaded but I think Ive overloaded my copy as it apparently likes to crash or turn off my PC now sad




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Destructor1701Date: Monday, 25.06.2012, 15:36 | Message # 4
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Try vacuuming your processor and GPU heatsyncs. I had the same problem for ages - was at my wits' end, and then someone suggested this!

There was a clog of dust preventing my CPU from taking in cool air - not a lot, but removing it completely stabilised my system.





 
SpaceEngineerDate: Monday, 25.06.2012, 17:56 | Message # 5
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LOL I clean up my PC from dust regularly:) I thought this is a standard procedure like going to dentist...




 
apenpaapDate: Monday, 25.06.2012, 18:07 | Message # 6
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Yeah, so did I; I do it at least twice a year. By the way, don't use the vacuum cleaner if you open your PC to dedust it. surprised You can destroy it via static electricity that way. But it's fine if you just use it to dedust the fans from the outside, I think, but you don't get much dust out like that.




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HarbingerDawnDate: Monday, 25.06.2012, 18:26 | Message # 7
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The best way to dust it is to take it apart and put it back together again. You can run water through your fans and heatsinks if you wish, just make sure that they're dry before reinstalling them. Most of the dust can be blown out with your mouth or wiped off with a rag or picked up with your fingers. Compressed air is good, but you should make sure that it's really compressed air, not that stuff that's commonly sold in stores for dusting keyboards and such, which is not safe for electronics.

Just remember to have thermal compound on hand if you're going to take your CPU or GPU heatsinks off, otherwise you won't be able to use your computer until you go out and buy some smile

P.S. Perhaps we should move this discussion to a new thread called "PC Hardware Maintenance" or some such?





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DoctorOfSpaceDate: Monday, 25.06.2012, 18:39 | Message # 8
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I clean my PC once a week dry

But its alright I stopped crashing after tweaking my settings a bit. Now I can go back to enjoying these texture packs.





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Edited by DoctorOfSpace - Monday, 25.06.2012, 18:40
 
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