I`m been busy with TA making my custom race Mods,.. Looking for other ways to make maps
for Worlds which pointed me to 2 free programs that are awesome if you are into Space and astronomy
check them out CELESTIA: http://url="http://www.shatters.net/celestia/
and ORBITER: http://orbit.medphys.ucl.ac.uk/orbit.htmlCELESTIA: http://url="http://www.shatters.net/celestia/
Is a solar system sim. which can be modded ,... You can put higher res graphics pic in it to see
a better earth and other planets and moons,..It also has scripts so you can take fly by`s trips of the planets, moons and Galaxy and so on ORBITER: http://orbit.medphys.ucl.ac.uk/orbit.html
Is a flight SIM that lets you fly the space shuttle and there delta flier (which is awesome too),.. to the planets or ISS!!... I can`t fly it tho still crashing try to fly LOL
It`s moddable too. higher res graphics also many skin to chose from for there Delta Flier!!
Here are two other programs I found. STELLARIUM: http://www.stellarium.org/
Show you the stars from earth i`m not sure of everything it does I`m not up on Astronomy mmm new version out too !!! I`ll have to check it out!!!Mitaka: http://4d2u.nao.ac.jp/english/index.html
Is web base it take you on a tour of the Galaxy and of our solar system it is Japanese it is Kool hard to get to the English page LOL
Here is the English Version of the NAVIGATOR: http://4d2u.nao.ac.jp/english/4d2unav.html
The Fact that these Programs are FREE and they work as well as They Do is AweSome!!!
Don`t get me wrong Companies Like StarDock need Our support too,.. By us Buying what the Produce. My next thing I like to get from StarDock is Object Desktop.It will Take a while to save the money up for it.
But as Tight as the money is it is nice to have so free stuff
PS: Brad and his team have done a Wonderful job at keeping GalCiv II alive for us... That will keeps us playing the game for years to come.The Modability
of TA can make it a new Game,.. for those modder that are capable of modding the whole Game. I just hope we get a few of those Mods posted in Time
I Can`t even Imagine what GalCiv III will be like.
Nasty (AKA Uranus Painus)