This Addon was created for use with Celestia v1.6.1 or later. Celestia is a free 3D astronomical visualization program for Windows, MacOS and Linux. More information about Celestia is available at http://www.shatters.net/celestia/.
This Addon was inspired by an episode of the TV program NCIS. It opens a file from within Celestia and lets you edit it.
If you restore this Zip file into Celestia's Extras directory, it should recreate all of the directories and files necessary for the Addon to work with Celestia v1.6.1 or later.
The included HTML (Web) file contains a Cel:// URL which will take you to a viewpoint near the diary. To unlock it, click on the key. To edit it, click on the pencil.
For more information about the Addon, be sure to read its "readme" files.
This Addon is designed to modify files on your computer. It uses the Lua function io.execute to run an editor. It can easily be modified to trash your computer in any way.
Editing the diary's text file is implemented by a text editor running on your computer. It is not actually edited using Celestia. Notepad is used by default. To use a different editor or to access a different file, modify the file "diary.ssc" which is in the folder "Celestia/extras/diary/" or wherever you have installed it.
The models included in this Addon were created using Anim8or, a free 3D design program written by Steve Glanville. For more information, visit http://www.anim8or.com/
A somewhat different concept of a diary in Celestia was described in the CBS television show NCIS (Season 4, Episode 22: "In the Dark"). Character Timothy McGee explained what Celestia is, and how an add-on could allow the user to store a diary within the program.
This Addon for Celestia was created by Selden Ball and is Copyright © December, 2011. All rights reserved.
This Addon may be freely redistributed for educational purposes. It may not be used for any commercial benefit without explicit written permission from the author.
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