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Project Echoes - Celestia Content Rework

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I finally decided to share my project here! This is a complete rework of our solar system in Celestia. See my journal for details, I won't rewrite here everything: fargetanik.deviantart.com/jour…

Waring: This is not a simple addon, you will need to backup and modify your Celestia installation. See readme fo details.

The attached file is the "base-package". It contains all data and med-resolution textures. I split the project up into 3 files, because it is nearly half a gigabyte!

I still work on this and guess I'll update it sometimes. My planned spacecraft are not yet included. Have fun! Please give me feedback, this is basicly the reason I'm here on DeviantArt! Report any errors or give some advices :)

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Update December 2016:

Now this took me a long time, I'm sorry. But here is a huge update of my "Project Celestia Rework". Just take a look at the readme of the base package for details, or my journal entry. I solved a lot of problems, added new content and some spacecraft are now included! I also finally figured out how to create virtual textures, but only in png. So they still are not included, they are too huge!

Base-Package: All necessary data for this rework, including med-resolution models and textures. Download the attachement.
Textures-Hires: High-resolution textures (up to 8k).
Extras-Standard: Some extensions to the base package including more catalogues, alternate textures, high-res models and spacecraft.
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June 2017:

I finally got a name for this : "Project Echoes". A more personal meaning than anything, but I also consider this rework an "echo" of Celestia (in an abstract way). I created a fitting thumbnai using my Celestia icon, processed to look more like Uranus. No more awkwardly descriptive name. Yay B-) (Cool)
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I took down the Google Drive links. I wanted to relocate them but this project is so terribly out of date that i don't want to link to my old crap anymore until it's done I think I've fainted. 
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NeptuneProProductionStudent Traditional Artist
I use your Pluto and Charon texture map here :
Map of Pluto and Charon by NeptuneProProduction
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MrSpace43-CelestiaHobbyist Digital Artist
The "LunarLambert" doesn't work if the object has specular.
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MagentaMeteoriteHobbyist Artist
The download link appears to be broken?
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MrSpace43-CelestiaHobbyist Digital Artist
You need to update this for 2007 OR10's moon.
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/(225088)…
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MrSpace43-CelestiaHobbyist Digital Artist
also I want better textures of epimetheus and janus.
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I already made texture of Pluto and Charon.
Charon Texture Map by NeptuneProGaming   Pluto Texture Map by NeptuneProGaming  
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FarGetaNikHobbyist General Artist
Nice, but I have my own texture for these 2 already ;)
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MechatheriumStudent Digital Artist
Thank you for this and your hires and extras packages! However, after installing the base package as instructed, when I open Celestia I get a popup saying "Error opening LuaHook 'luahookinit.lua'. Did I make a mistake?

Otherwise, it seems to work just fine.
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FarGetaNikHobbyist General Artist
Oh I see thanks for pointing that out! It seems I have some code left from the lua tools. If you don't use them, open the file celestia.cfg in the main directory and delete the last line of code "  LuaHook "luahookinit.lua" "

Please tell me if there are other errors-
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OmgitssmokejawHobbyist Digital Artist
best, deviantart person, EVER
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Jett-Hill-ArtistHobbyist Interface Designer
Were you thinking about putting Kexitt and Snowfall-The-Cat's dwarf planet textures (Pluto, Charon, Haumea, Makemake, Eris, Sedna), and Snowfall's Uranus and Neptune artistic textures, in the extras-standard section?

You could also use jcpag2010's Planet Nine texture, and I could possibly supply the ring map, as a separate addon.
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MrSpace43-CelestiaHobbyist Digital Artist
I already made a Planet 9 addon here:
Planet 9 - Celestia Addon by MrSpace43-Celestia
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MrSpace43-CelestiaHobbyist Digital Artist
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jcpag2010Hobbyist
I made an addon for the ice giants. ;)
Fictional Ice Giants - Celestia Addon by jcpag2010
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I made an add-on for the dwarf planets (except Pluto and Charon). ;)
Fictional Dwarf Planets - Celestia Addon by jcpag2010
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FarGetaNikHobbyist General Artist
Cool, I have to check it out!
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FarGetaNikHobbyist General Artist
Yes, partially. I am thinking of putting some of these textures in extra addon packs seperate fro this project (like Snowfall's Uranus textures). Some of Kexitt's maps also are of good use for this project and will be included mostly directly. For Pluto and Charon, I like my textures better so no =P (Razz)  but some of the other you mentioned probably.

Planet Nine might also be a seperate addon, at least I got the orbit data already.
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Jett-Hill-ArtistHobbyist Interface Designer
You have your own artistic Pluto textures?
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FarGetaNikHobbyist General Artist
Uhm no, not artistic ones. But I still like mine more because I included details artistic maps disregarded.
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Jett-Hill-ArtistHobbyist Interface Designer
Also, I hope to see Project Echoes' extras-standard and hi-res tex's soon.
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