Windows App of the Week: Space Engine

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Dysthymia

I'll be grateful if this program includes very high resolution textures from the start, because that was always my biggest gripe with Celestia -- downloading, installing, and fiddling with settings to get the uber textures to work. d :

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Belboz99

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Why is this topic titled "Windows App of the Week"???

From the first paragraph on the Celestia home page:

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

Does adding the superfluous word "Windows" add some sort of value?
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Ghok

Well, for starters, this story is not about Celestia...

I don't know if Space Engine runs on anything else, but that's besides the point. This is a weekly feature and the title of the feature is "Windows App of the Week". Space Engine runs on Windows, therefore it's a Windows app. If it runs on anything else as well, that's besides the point.

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TheMurph

Um.  The app does run on Windows, does it not?

Besides, that's what Maximum PC's chosen to call these "___ of the week" posts. 

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Msater

Buy a new hard drive 366 MB what is this 1999. This is maximum PC were talking about here. unless a 30Gb SSD is your only drive you should be rocking at least 5 TB. I download at least 10 350 MB um linux distros a day. my 20 TB is going to take a while to fill up

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Exarkun1138

There is a VERY nice FREE Astronomy Program called Celestia. Just Google Celestia and download the program. Much better than this application! 

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TheMurph

I think Celestia is a little more comprehensive feature-wise, but I like the graphics of Space Engine a wee bit more.  :)

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WaterRabbit

That looks great, thanks. I'm going to check it out.

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