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Digital Universe Online Ordering and Download System now running.
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Hi,


The Digital Universe is now available worldwide and not just to the UK and Europe, in fact any galactic citizen with appropriate credit card can do so too

Dan has set up the online system at https://www.syz.com/DU/order.html

Actually this has been available for almost two weeks but I was away and unable to test it or inform anyone about it until now !

There is a brief write up of the history of DU at http://www.syz.com/DU

As can be seen it is only the Amiga OS4 version that is in active development at this moment in time.


A full announcement will be made in the usual web based news sites soon but those eagerly awaiting DU need not wait any longer.


Bill.


I need to go and update the http://www.digitaluniverse.org.uk/ pages now !

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Does this software actually display any images or allow you to click around the universe like Starry Night? Does it support MiniGL for 3D graphics, etc?

Or is it just text based... ? I checked our your GUI screenshots but did not see any pictures, just text.

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it is full graphic. I have it since some three weeks, and it works just fine (only problem when calling Amiga-Guide documents. Being worked on, probably soon fixed)

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Does this software actually display any images or allow you to click around the universe like Starry Night?


There are plenty of images included, and naturally planets are rendered as images. Digital Universe 1.0 (68k) did all this long before anything on the other platforms did

I have Starry Night Pro on my Mac and am not too used to it yet. I find the navigation much more intuitive in both Distant Suns and Digital Universe than the way you drag things round in Starry Night.

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Does it support MiniGL for 3D graphics, etc?


It uses standard graphics libraries no MiniGL or Warp3D. If needed this sort of feature may be added in version 2, but currently DU runs pretty fast and smoothly without using any hardware accelleration.

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Or is it just text based... ? I checked our your GUI screenshots but did not see any pictures, just text.


I am not too sure how useful just a text based astronomy apllication would actually be ! Are there any ?

It looks as if I will have to get around to uploading some more images in the Features section of the web site. ATM you will find lots of images if you look in the "Work in Progress" section of the web site.


[edit] Modified the DU website so that the existing images can be found more easily from the Features section !


Edited by BillE on 2007/12/11 13:22:52
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Just ordered my copy.

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@ssolie

Yes, I ordered a copy yesterday, too. I still haven't received an acknowledgement email, though.

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I think Dan processes the orders manually, I know mine are done that way. So the time difference between Australia and Canada can make quite a difference in the response time.

Let me know if you do not hear anything today and I will give him a prod.


Bill.

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Downloaded, burned ISO, installed and running smooooooth. Great work.

P.S. Took less than a day to process my order.

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@ssolie

36 hours or so here, but who's counting, now that I've got and installed it?

Great work, Bill !!

Thanks !!

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36 hours or so here, but who's counting, now that I've got and installed it?
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Glad to hear all went well eventually. Steve lives almost next door to Dan relatively speaking which explains why his was processed so much quicker.


Bill.

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Ricossa wrote:
(only problem when calling Amiga-Guide documents. Being worked on, probably soon fixed)


It is now fixed :o)


Bill.

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I ordered a copy on sunday 16 Dec 2007 but never
got a reply.

Thanks,
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I ordered a copy on sunday 16 Dec 2007 but never
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Paolo


I did get your order on 13th Dec. I sent the details to the email address supplied which I will not repeat here as you do not have it on record with Amigans so you may not want it public.

PM me or email me at amiga at syz dot com and I will send you the details ASAP.

Apologies for any inconvenience.

In the meantime I will send the same message off again and see if that gets to you first.


[Edit] Just sent you another email, if you do not get this by tomorrow get in touch ASAP.


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> It is now fixed :o)

and we will get the new version soon ?

LR

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@Paolo,

I wrote:

> I did get your order on 13th Dec. I sent the details to
> the email address supplied


Seems that is a different Paolo ! He is probably wondering why I sent him his details again

I am chasing this up with Dan as you must have ordered directly from Syzygy.

In the meantime feel free to use the download details and temporary Reg Number I gave you.


Bill.

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thanks for the reply,

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@Paolo,

I wrote:

> I did get your order on 13th Dec. I sent the details to
> the email address supplied


Seems that is a different Paolo ! He is probably wondering why I sent him his details again

I am chasing this up with Dan as you must have ordered directly from Syzygy.


yes I ordered directly from Syzyg.

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In the meantime feel free to use the download details and temporary Reg Number I gave you.

Bill.


no problem, I wait the rigth details.

Thanks again,
Paolo Vanni (not the other Paolo )

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> It is now fixed :o)
and we will get the new version soon ?



Remember the number of things "fixed for IB2.4", and how long it was before we got to use it.

It will not quite be as long as that hopefully but certainly not imminent yet !

One of the features I want to include in a v1.6 update relies on an updated OS4 SDK being released, and goodness knows when that will be

So the answer in typical Amiga fashion is "When It's Done".



Bill.

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@BillE

Got my CD, nice and promptly. Great work, thanks Bill

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Would it be ok for DiscreetFX to buy one of these and give it away as one of our great Christmas 2007 prizes?

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No Problem, but aren't you leaving it a bit late ?

I guess you would want the downloadable version.

I'll PM you with details for a discounted version seeing its for Xmas


Bill.

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