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Pluto Virtual Textures - Celestia Addon

By FarGetaNik
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This addon contains a 16k surface map and a 16k normal map as virtual textures for use in Celestia. Because large portions of the surface are not imaged in high resolution, I removed some low-res tiles from this pack to save disc space. This addon also features Pluto's faint blue atmosphere.

For installation simply unzip into your Celestia/extras directory. If you want the textures as a whole:
fargetanik.deviantart.com/art/…
fargetanik.deviantart.com/art/…

Note: I use Celestia 1.7, you can download it here: celestia.alexell.ru/. I optimized this addon for Celestia 1.6.1, but I still think it looks better in Celestia 1.7 because Pluto's surface appears brighter in 1.7. If you use Celestia 1.7 change the parameter "LunarLambert" to 0.6 to prevent overexposure on Pluto's surface.

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Update Feb 2019

Reprocessed my Pluto color texture and updated the tiles accordingly. The pack also features some tweaks to let Celestia load the textures sooner so they look sharper.
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Great addon, but sadly i'm not able to install Celestia 1.7.0. I keep getting the following error message "This application failed to start because it could not find or load the Qt platform plugin "windows" in ""."
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FarGetaNikHobbyist General Artist
Hm I'm sorry but I am not involved in the developement of Celestia 1.7 so you might want to check out the forum to get some help: celestia.space/forum/
The version I linked should work if you also dowmload the dll files and put it into your main Celestia folder. I myself was not able to install the newest version of Celestia that came out around new years and I don't really keep up with it at the moment.
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Yes, i downloaded the dll files, but i still get the same message. Thanks anyway, i'll have a look at the forum.
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FarGetaNikHobbyist General Artist
Calm down, how should I know that Alexell relocated the binarys. I updated the link.