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03-12-2005, 02:45 AM
ahhh Orbiter - very nice pictures Rolf - She is a lovely planet :)
I would like to better learn Orbiter - for now I am a mere space tourist - don't give me the stick yet or we'll going where no one has gone before :-eek
:-jumpy great view of our planet :9:9
03-12-2005, 05:50 AM
Where can you get that progam???? I'm drooling here :P
Please please tell me *hope* *hope*
03-12-2005, 06:58 AM
Orbiter is a great sim for when you want to truly get away from it all :D
03-12-2005, 12:04 PM
That link ( http://www.medphys.ucl.ac.uk/~martins/orbit/orbit.html )will get you the main program.
This extra is essential in my opinion...
http://orbiter.dansteph.com/ Adds sound + mission chatter.
Outer Planets add-on...adds over 100 moons + high resolution textures.
Other community links:
03-12-2005, 02:52 PM
Nice shots! :)
03-12-2005, 03:26 PM
Excellent shots Rolf! I still say I'm gonna try that program one day.
03-12-2005, 05:07 PM
Thanks fellows. I highly recommend it...especially on some of the super-duper computers the average FS user has. It'll run great on the highest screen resolution you can manage. I recommend 1600x1200 or higher in fact. No multi-monitor support yet but that's in the works I understand, as is multiplayer. VCs are now popping up on many 3rd party add-ons now that it is part of the general SDK.
A great beginners mission/program is Project Gemini 4.2 found here: http://www.ibiblio.org/mscorbit/index.php If I recall it needs 'Earth 1962' also found on that site (early 1960s scenery). The reason it's good for beginners is that it looks GREAT and has autopilot to orbit so you can just enjoy the ride. Getting home however is up to you...lol. Once [link:orbiter.dansteph.com|Orbiter Sound] is installed you can add the Gemini radio-packs found only at Avsim at the moment. http://library.avsim.net/search.php?SearchTerm=Gemini&CatID=orbsnds&Go=Search It's about as close as you'll get...seriously.
03-12-2005, 05:18 PM
Whata f.... It's like beeing a kid again after seen those shots.
Waveing my hands in the air an running like crazy around the house.
I realy got a work to do getting that gorgeous sim into my computer.
See you in space!
03-12-2005, 05:38 PM
Well you can't beat free. :)
Orbiter comes with a nice set of super-high resolution textures and there's also 2 alternate sets available. There's work proceeding at making even higher resolution textures including making use of NASA's World Wind Earth viewer (new) which is more detailed by a factor of about 1000 or so.
03-12-2005, 10:53 PM
Outstanding as always Rolf!:-wave
03-13-2005, 12:54 PM
Beautiful shots Rolf, especially #2 :-eek hard to believe it's from a free sim!
03-18-2005, 09:08 AM
Three shots of Earth from orbit. Madagascar passes below.
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