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HarbingerDawnDate: Friday, 19.10.2012, 17:09 | Message # 16
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As Spica said, it was the educational version of Celestia which had a lot of those nice extras. Others are available as standalone addons from the Motherlode. There was nothing really "amazing" about how nice everything looked, nothing more than what we all know about Celestia; it is all smoke and mirrors and very good work by addon creators to make it all look so nice.

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Are there procedural planets introduced?

No. Procedural generation was never implemented in Celestia, and it was never even a priority for the dev team.





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Edited by HarbingerDawn - Thursday, 03.01.2013, 15:19
 
DoctorOfSpaceDate: Friday, 19.10.2012, 18:08 | Message # 17
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Here I was hoping for some crazy advanced unreleased Celestia. Oh well I think I will still take a look at it cry




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SpaceEngineerDate: Saturday, 20.10.2012, 03:11 | Message # 18
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Quote (HarbingerDawn)
No. Procedural generation was never implemented in Celestia, and it was never even a priority for the dev team.


However, globular clusters have a model with procedually (or randomly?) generated "stars". They not are start actually, just sprites, you can't click on a "star" and fly to it. So they starting to use some procedural generation though.





 
HarbingerDawnDate: Saturday, 20.10.2012, 03:34 | Message # 19
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So they starting to use some procedural generation though.

True, I forgot about that. As far as procedural generation goes though it was very primitive.





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DisasterpieceDate: Thursday, 01.11.2012, 20:24 | Message # 20
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I saw Celestia a few times, never really got into it. I found space engine through Kurtjmac reviews on youtube and was captivated by the graphics so I got it that day.




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SalvoDate: Thursday, 01.11.2012, 23:27 | Message # 21
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My first words when I've found Space Engine:

"Hey, this is an HD version of Celestia!
Hey, it looks like stars are generated randomly!
What?! 3D Landscape and every planet is visitable?!
My dream comes true..."


This mean that I liked so much Celestia, i spent a lot of time in it, looking for systems with planets or watching my favourite stars on the pc, then i started to download addons (1,11 GB of addons xD), and i joined the community but after a while they stopped developing, i didn't liked it so much, and i was a bit sad, but when i founded Space Engine, you can't know what i felt biggrin





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Edited by Salvo - Tuesday, 23.08.2016, 11:14
 
SudoertorDate: Tuesday, 12.04.2016, 02:22 | Message # 22
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Quote HarbingerDawn ()
These screenshots were taken in an "unreleased" build of Celestia (5135)


I've been looking for that build for a while now, but I have not had any luck. (Tried to use the WayBack machine to find leads as well, heck I even went to the source code and compiled it but I got 1.6.0 for my troubles when I grabbed the 1.7 branch.) I'm interested in Celestia specifically because I am interested in modifying it so that it can interact with a modified Linux Distribution.

Anyway where did you get that version of Celestia from?

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HarbingerDawnDate: Tuesday, 12.04.2016, 04:21 | Message # 23
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Quote Sudoertor ()
Anyway where did you get that version of Celestia from?

I don't remember, some member of the community compiled it and put it up for download ages ago. I highly doubt that compilation exists anymore.





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JohnVVDate: Sunday, 21.08.2016, 19:51 | Message # 24
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an old post but....
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I've been looking for that build for a while now, but I have not had any luck.

it is in the SF svn archive
Code

svn checkout svn://svn.code.sf.net/p/celestia/code/ celestia-code


the 1.70 fork was puled off the main trunk before the last few updates to the extrasolar ssc

svn version 5229 is the last update
and is the main trunk

i forked a copy to github BUT it is only still in the VERY early stage of updating ,and only a few minor edits have been done so far
 
PlutonianEmpireDate: Sunday, 21.08.2016, 22:35 | Message # 25
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If anyone has yet to know by now, the Celestia site and forums have been rebooted at a new address:

http://celestiaproject.net/

And

http://celestiaproject.net/forum





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Wicker1MDate: Tuesday, 23.08.2016, 02:00 | Message # 26
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The Celestia site is back? Hooray!
 
simonecinque1992Date: Tuesday, 23.08.2016, 10:38 | Message # 27
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I'll try this space simulator :3




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spacerDate: Tuesday, 23.08.2016, 10:52 | Message # 28
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i remember when i tried this when i was 5 years old before i discovered SE. it was cool.
i remember i searched the largest exoplanet there. it was 2005.
and today there is much more exoplanets discovered!





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