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Reply #30 - 10/06/07 at 14:59:42
 
Welcome to the forum.  Feel free to join our discussions.  Do you have a copy of the latest Beta version?  http://www.orbitsimulator.com/cgi-bin/yabb/YaBB.pl?num=1176774875
 
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Reply #31 - 11/27/07 at 16:44:17
 
hi
 
This is a fun program, now I can be a nerd 5x as efficiently  Grin
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Reply #32 - 11/27/07 at 20:24:38
 
Welcome abort Glad you joined us.
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Reply #33 - 01/17/08 at 09:19:32
 
Hello!  Real person here!  Thanks for the great software package - I'll be coming up with lots of good exercises for my undergrads...
 
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Reply #34 - 01/17/08 at 16:00:45
 
Quote from plkoehn on 01/17/08 at 09:19:32:
Hello!  Real person here!  Thanks for the great software package - I'll be coming up with lots of good exercises for my undergrads...

Patrick Koehn
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Welcome!
Be sure to keep us informed of your excercises.  One day I want to put together a lab manual of things students can try.
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Reply #35 - 02/05/08 at 15:49:12
 
Member #56 added to the pile...
 
I'm actually working on my own gravity-simulating program (also in VB6, oddly enough...), which is worse in some ways than yours but better in others, as you'll soon see if I can figure out where the attachment button is. Tongue
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Reply #36 - 02/05/08 at 16:15:27
 
You may need to have a certain number of posts before the attachment button appears.  And it probably doesn't accept .exe files for obvious reasons.   You could e-mail it to me if you like and I can post it for you.
 
Welcome to the forum. Smiley
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Reply #37 - 02/09/08 at 15:40:57
 
Hello I'm RedStreak.  I joined this forum because I needed a simulator help me create fictional planets.
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Reply #38 - 02/10/08 at 12:43:41
 
Welcome RedStreak!
 
Once you get the hang of it, you should have lots of fun creating systems.
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Reply #39 - 03/18/08 at 12:16:19
 
Hey,
 
I'm LordHyperbole.  So named because I keep losing planets...  
 
I'd like to say thanks for making this software freely available. I write science fiction & fantasy, and since I found it a few days ago, I've been trying to find a configuration in which something resembling the stellar system I want will remain stable long-term.  A few of my planets are well behaved and were still happy after 350 Ma., at least, but the rest had bought a one-way ticket out of town during the night...
 
My maths knowledge isn't up to the task.  I'm hoping to pick up a few pointers from folk who really know what they're doing.  
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Reply #40 - 03/18/08 at 13:13:02
 
Welcome any questions you have ask away and the will get answered may take a little time but they will be answered.
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Reply #41 - 03/23/08 at 07:48:39
 
Yo!
 
Hello, my name is... err... Thagur!
 
I have some issues with the software.. I can't figure it out. The tutorial is not good enough, if you ask me. It explains what the different dialog boxes do and how the menus work in a good way. But it would be great if there was a tutorial for, say, putting a planet in orbit around another planet. Like: "Now we are going to put planet B in orbit around planet A." And then explain it step by step. Like:
"1. Click here to bla..bla..bla.
2. Click there to bla..bla..bla.
3. Input numbers over here to set the bla..bla..bla.
4. Press play and sit back. Enjoy!"
 
A lot of words here I know. I hope you don't think I am angry, cause I am not. It would just have been much better if there was explanations too, and not just "this can do that, and that can do this." I hope you know what I mean.
 
Greetings from Thagur!
 
Edit: Another way of putting it: Some "how to's" would be great.
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Reply #42 - 03/23/08 at 07:57:14
 
Welcome aboard and thank you for the feed back
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Reply #43 - 03/23/08 at 12:23:29
 
Hi, Thagur,
 
Try this:
 
I. File > New
A. Objects > Edit Objects
B. Change "Name" from "Object 1" to "Sun"
C. Change "Color" to "Yellow"
D. Press OK.
E. Press the [-] button on the screen scale interface until it reads > 4AU
 
II. Objects > Create Objects
A. Name: Earth
B. Mass: 1 Earth Mass
C. Diameter: 1 Earth Diameter
D. Semi-major axis: 1 AU
E. Press Create
F. Sit back and enjoy watching the Earth orbit the Sun!
 
 
III. Use the Focus Object interface and choose Earth
A. Use the Screen Scale interface and zoom in until Earth is larger than a single pixel.
B. Objects > Create Objects
C. Name: Moon
D. Mass: 0.0123 Earth masses
E. Diameter: 3000 km
F. Semi-major axis: 384000 km
G. Press Create.
H. Sit back and enjoy the Moon orbit the Earth!
 
This should get you started.  If you want, you can look up more accurate values for the Earth and Moon' orbital elements, including inclination and eccentricity.
There's also lots of step-by-step explanations in this forum.
 
If you need help using the program, make sure to ask here.  We'd love to see the simulations you create.
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Reply #44 - 03/23/08 at 14:57:24
 
Thanks. It's late at night here now. I'm the guy with the "Gravity Simulator crashes when starting up"-topic. I emailed you earlier today, Tony. Thanks for the Beta-files in your reply. It runs perfectly now. Thanks!
 
I have yet to try the tutorial you gave me. Looking forward to it now that the program is working.
 
Cheers!
 
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