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Celestia Portable 1.5.1 Pre-Release 1

This has been released. Thanks for testing.

Application: Celestia
Category: Utilities
Description: The free space simulation that lets you explore our universe in three dimensions. Celestia runs on Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X.

Unlike most planetarium software, Celestia doesn't confine you to the surface of the Earth. You can travel throughout the solar system, to any of over 100,000 stars, or even beyond the galaxy.
All movement in Celestia is seamless; the exponential zoom feature lets you explore space across a huge range of scales, from galaxy clusters down to spacecraft only a few meters across. A 'point-and-goto' interface makes it simple to navigate through the universe to the object you want to visit.
Celestia is expandable. Celestia comes with a large catalog of stars, galaxies, planets, moons, asteroids, comets, and spacecraft. If that's not enough, you can download dozens of easy to install add-ons with more objects.

Download Celestia Portable 1.5.1 Pre-Release 1 [22.2MB download / 43MB installed]
(MD5: e5db30bda34eda06a613da9d7011377b)

Release Notes:

Pre-Release 1 (2008-08-15): Initial release

  • Added new installer
  • Added PA splash screen that John Made

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please follow the

please follow the format....if its a development test, the topic should say development test, not Beta

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I put beta.....

I put beta because of the registry issue, so that whomever downloads it knows that I am still messing around with it.

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has anybody had any issues with celesta portable?? Please use CelestiaRemoveReg.reg to remove the registry for now. Maybe I should change the sleep value and see if it has an effect on the registry.

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I'm downloading now to see if i can fix the problem. i'll post back later

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I am recompiling a new launcher, I removed some of the Sleep 100 things and now it seems to work fine, I am just waiting for it to recompile, but it is taking a while since it is a big file. If you could, would you test out my new test when i get it uploaded, which will probably be around 10-30 min after this post or maybe an hour. Well I guess while Im waiting Im gonna go jogging, so if there is anything you find please let me know, thanks for testing.

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well i'm glad it's working,

well i'm glad it's working, but i still am finding plenty of things for you to fix in the code. i guess i can wait to play with your new version if you want.

Edit: what's your email? would you be too offended if i sent you a largely edited version of your program? about 95% of the registry code is unnecessary.

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My email is

chevelle6992[at]hotmail[dot]com

EDIT: Yeah i noticed that only that shatters.net key is only needed, but i made the new launcher and I will delete those other ones in the next release

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New Test up I really only took out some Sleep 100 things, but if there is not a lot of registry being used then I will clean it up and add them back, I think that was the problem before, was that there was too much registry in my code and it was taking too long to delete the stuff.

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Well I made another launcher, this time it has the needed registry, I deleted the rest which makes the NSIS script a lot shorter in lines and makes the size smaller.So tell me if there is anything in Dev Test 2 I need to fix.

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did you not use the script i sent you? i see that you made some of the same changes i said, but left out others. See the program i sent you as a reference. your dev test 2 doesn't backup and restore any pre-existing Celestia registry data on the pc, and you're launching the exe directly instead of launching $EXECSTRING, which doesn't allow for ini settings, at the top, !define DEFAULTEXE needs to be celestia.exe, not .cfg. you don't need the default data as the keys are created anyways on first launch. VIAddVersionKey LegalCopyright needs to be "PortableApps.com and contributers". i don't remember everything, just refer to the email.

Edit: forgot to add a smiley in somewhere so i don't seem so rude. so... Smile

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ill add those changes later today, thanks for the help, sorry I didnt realize u sent an email till just a few min before this post. Thats why there was a limited amount of changes. Smile

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should i use......

I am about to recompile Celestia, and I was wondering if I should use this as the icon instead, appicon.ico Please tell me if I should use it.
Edit: I just got another icon, I might just need to add a black background but now, should I use appicon2 or appicon.ico?
Well I think I made up my mind, Im gonna use appicon 2 since it is a higher resolution of the original, which even the original isnt that great.

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New Test....

Travis If there was anything I missed please tell me, I think I got everything. Also thanks for your help, I really appreciate it. Smile

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Don't Forget

This is portable. Blum So change the title and post to reflect that, and add the version number, too.

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Google earth

So instead of Google Earth, this is like Google Universe?

Simplifying daily life through technology

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sorta

I guess its like a "Google Universe" but without the google part. You can get some nice images and more feautures by going to their add-on page which is pretty neat.

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New Test up

New Test up, fixed a couple of minor things. If there are any bugs or questions feel free to ask. Smile

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Is anyone having any issues or anything, I guess I chose a program nobody really is interested in. If anyone is having issues let me know because it seems like im talking to myself in this post.

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No No

It is a popular program, and definitely a good choice. I'll download it next week when I'm at school, cause the internet is faster there. I'll try to get back to you sometime next week.

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Celestia updated to 1.5.1

There was an update, im not sure when, and now I am going to update it.... Were there any issues with the current version, such as settings or anything else that can be fixed before I update it? Thanks in advance Smile

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Ahh.....

Just for you wondering it was updated May 5, the following bug fixes and added features can be found here. Ill update this as soon as I can maybe later today or tomorrow, I might just update today and recompile the script tomorrow because this fixes a lot of bugs and plus I have nothing to do tomorrow Smile .

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new update

Read above for details, please update as this fixes bugs and adds loads more features than 1.5. Hope you like it Smile

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Development Test 1

Here's my reports on development test 1:

  • In the Root directory:
  1. In the help.html, shorten the description, it's pretty huge.
  2. In the help.html, change the link to go to the thread back to a homepage link of the future http://PortableApps.com/CelestiaPortable at some point in time if you keep working at this.
  3. In the help.html, change the Celestia Portable-Specific Issues to use the Portable App Issues section from the Jooleem Portable help.html.
  4. In the help.html, change 'Utilities' under the header 1 to a tagline, (check the other apps for examples).
  • In the App\ directory:

    1. In the readme.txt, change 'Celestia Portable' to read 'the app'.
  • In the App\AppInfo\ directory:

    1. In the appinfo.ini, change the 'Publisher' line to read 'The Celestia Team & PortableApps.com'.
    2. The appicon.ico should have 48, 32, and 16px sizes in both 256, and XP formats. IcoFX is easy enough to do this if you haven't done it before.
  • In the Other\Source\ directory:

    1. Add AppSource.txt (check for it in another app).
    2. Remove the version number from the top of the Readme.txt.
    3. In the Readme.txt, it says 'ABOUT SUMATRA PDF PORTABLE' and mentions Sumatra twice more below it.
    4. Turn off the license in the installer unless there's a specific reason for it.
    5. Unless you've been developing since 2004, change it to just 2008 for your copyright in the Readme.txt and source, and add a space after the line in the source before the website.
    6. In the source, change the LegalCopyright to PortableApps.com & Contributors.
  • The launcher seems to work well. I didn't check the registry, but I'll try to my test later. Nice work on this, it's working well.

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    Alright....

    There I think I got all of what I needed to fix. Someone Test out and tell me if they find anything.

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    Pre-Release Time

    I think this is ready for a pre-release. I've compiled a splash for you here:
    https://portableapps.com/temp/celestiasplash.png

    Just replace the splash.png in App\Celestia with this. Ditch the splash in the launcher as Celestia's splash comes up fast enough.

    Any chance you can add in the platform language switching and new installer?

    EDIT: Just updated the splash (the word Portable was a bit off).

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    That splash

    That splash is Absolutely Beautiful Biggrin

    Things have got to get better, they can't get worse, or can they?

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    I just added the portable bits (bottom bar, flying key and "Portable")... that's the Celestia splash, which is just great. That's why I scaled out elements back and toned them down a bit.

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    Alright, I will begin to get

    Alright, I will begin to get this ready for pre-release, and hopefully get this ready sometime today. Biggrin

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    Updated, Hopefully I did

    Updated, Hopefully I did everything you wanted me to do, If not tell me and I will fix it. But it might take a while cause it took 3 hours to compile the installer. Biggrin

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    Thanks for the update

    Thanks for the update to PR! *singing* Wink

    EDIT:Isn't the Portableapps logo on the bottom left about ¼ off on the bottom?

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    Yeah

    Yeah, but it was more important to keep the Celestia splash looking great that get our whole URL bar on there.

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    @ John

    John could you give me a time frame of when this might become official. I was wondering, cause I will be going to school in a week, and I dont know if I will have any free time to fix anything that needs to be fixed before an official release, also, I have some summer homework I need to finish before school starts so if you could tell me when then I will start to go through the code and fix any little typos there might be. I will be able to maintain this app, just probably not the first 2 weeks or month of school. Biggrin

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    Now that the apps official

    Now that the apps official (Congratulations Nathan9222) shouldn't this be removed from the pre-release table.

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