Description: Stellarium Portable is a free, open source planetarium for your computer. It shows a realistic sky in 3D, just like what you see with the naked eye, binoculars, or a telescope. You can view the planets and gaze at the stars in stunning detail. Stellarium includes vivid illustrations of the constellations and a theatrical display of ravishing nebulae and galaxies. With Stellarium Portable, you can transform any computer into a stargazing centerpiece.
This Stellarium release goes by the codename "It actually works!" In the previous release, it was noted that there was a lot of trouble with the new settings implementation. I've tried everything I can think of, and unfortunately there is only one way to get the settings to work portably. Again, this is the
--user-dir="$SETTINGSDIRECTORY" implementation. Unfortunately, Stellarium refuses to allow spaces in this setup. That means if there is a space in the path Stellarium is in, it just crashes. I've implemented a warning which on first launch of Stellarium will warn the user about this issue. Please let me know if there are issues especially with this feature. Also, in this latest release, I've implemented an alternate launching system that will copy the files to the default Stellarium AppData directory if you have no choice but to use spaces. It should work properly, but do let me know if there are problems with that. Read the help.html file for information on how to get this to work.
Download Stellarium Portable 0.10.2 Pre-Release 1 [35.8MB download / 44.4MB installed]
Pre-Release 1 (2009-04-08):
- Updated Stellarium version
- Implemented alternate launching system along with warning system