Solar Visitor is a space simulator where the user flies around our Solar
System in a 3D view.
The program and source code are provided free, but the builds are for
OSes of Windows XP and older Linux. It uses a dated version of the
Ogre graphics library. The planets and
objects were created with the
Because Solar Visitor is a 3D program, performance depends on the
capabilities of the user's video system.
If you wish you may build from source using available tools but be warned
this is not an easy task. An addition to Ogre a compiler and IDE (on Windows)
are required. The Ogre web site has installation instructions for its use.
Those without c/c++ experience will find themselves jumping in the deep
With the release of version 0.2.x the user can view planets rendered
from textures which is a vast improvement over the painted colours of
There is still realism to add. For instance, the orbits
are engineered to showcase shadow effects and not be realistic, where
eclipses are rare.
The program code is released under the GPL, the media are generated
from downloadable images on the web, details of location are provided.
Images remain the property of respective owners.
Release version 0.2.1:
|Example Screen Shots
|Windows XP binaries
|The faq and contact details
|My home page