Can Stellarium be put onto a CD
Posted 23 January 2014 - 04:39 AM
Is it posdible to download Stellarium to a P.C and then copy it onto a CD?
Reason I ask is because I was thinking my friend could download it onto his PC then give it to me via a CD to install on my laptop, But I dont know if it is possible to do this hence the question.
Posted 23 January 2014 - 10:53 AM
If amenable, your friend could install Stellarium and all the stars and then you could copy the stars folder to a number of CDs. Where the stars folder is located depends upon the OS.
When I only had a dial-up connection, I used friends' high-speed connections. In the older versions it was easy to install the additional star catalogs manually and edit a simple "stars.ini" file. That file has been replaced with a more complicated "starsConfig.json" file which involves checksums, etc.
By the way, older versions of Stellarium are still available if the current version won't work on your laptop.
Posted 24 January 2014 - 09:50 AM
Posted 24 January 2014 - 08:53 PM
That's what I remember doing. It's old stuff. What I did worked. If it was unnecessary, that's news to me.
Posted 24 January 2014 - 09:23 PM