- Aug 7, 2011
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Version 15.03 has been out a long time and the motor library isn't up to date.
As explained to me by noffie79, here's how to add motor files to OR...
1) setup a folder for your motor files
2) download the motor files you need from Thrustcurve.com
3) in OpenRocket, go to "Edit" -> "Preferences"... Then "Add" the folder containing your files.
4) continue adding whatever files you need whenever you need them. Just save them to that folder
That's the advantage of paid staff.
+1, however I am appreciative to the OR team for the work they do voluntarily.
This is an interesting conundrum of Open Source. The volunteer collaboration vs. profit motive. At the end of the day, volunteers will always attend to more pressing matters and get around to the free stuff later.
In my day job, the most successful providers of Open Source combine the two. The Open Source code is the foundation of the product, but the product is customized and commercialized and offered at a much lower price than traditional proprietary software.
If OR cost $20-$50, that would be perfectly acceptable under GNU public license, and most rocketeers would probably be cool with that, too. :2:
Works fine on my windows 10 computer. I just click on it and it goes.Will it work, simply in a non-complex way, with Windows 10? Downloaded it in to this still relatively new machine this morning and can't figure out how to get it to run. I remember it being simple on the old Vista machine, click on it and it pretty much ran itself.
Will it work, simply in a non-complex way, with Windows 10? Downloaded it in to this still relatively new machine this morning and can't figure out how to get it to run. I remember it being simple on the old Vista machine, click on it and it pretty much ran itself.
Hmm. Now that Java is mentioned I remember when I got this new computer in October a bunch, and I mean a bunch, of people, including some who build computers for a living said do not, do not, do not, install Java because of huge security holes in it.You probably need to upgrade Java.
Of course if it was a product for money people would then have expectations of regular updates and feature upgrades. Such a change might not be in line with the nature of the development teams wishes. I have no problem waiting impatiently for the next version the way OR is currently being developed.
Okay, so that wasn't an inaccurate memory. My internet is cable and a PC. I have no wireless devices or smart phone thing. Since my health is a huge mess with Social Security Disability being what's for income it's likely there won't be money to afford fixing a seriously compromised computer; which puts me solidly on the paranoid side of things. This computer wouldn't be here if my parents hadn't bought it. And with that messy health from several neurological, endocrine, and immune, dysfunctions, things which are beyond a certain complexity are off the table. For example, speaking of tables, literally off the table are the board games Star Fleet Battles and Starfire, my mind just won't do that any more. There are randomly about 1/3 of the days in a month where I have no, as in zero, business driving because either my physical coordination or ability to focus at any speed beyond walking, or both, are off. There are days where I can still read 100 pages a day and there are days where a page of print might as well be paint spatters. With all that, complex computer stuff frustrates me quickly.As a hacker myself, I can attest to how many exploits Java surfaces (100s). They patch it, and more are found.
Java isn't even included with MacOS any longer as well, if that tells you anything..
If you bought a wifi router, and didn't change the password, most likely you are vulnerable if you have Java installed.
So that's correct... DO NOT INSTALL JAVA!
Now, how to run OpenRocket? There are a number of "alternative" ways, but they are a bit difficult to explain.
But... There is a better way.
You can package a Java application (the "jar" file) with a self executing/distributable Java runtime wrapper that has the JAR file within the executable itself. This basically turns OpenRocket.jar into OpenRocket.exe - that you can just click on.
I have done this for both windows:
And Mac: https://www.dropbox.com/s/33o53vlle5b0uex/OpenRocket-15.03.dmg?dl=0
The Windows version has successfully gotten a couple of forum members up and running, after having trouble going the normal route.
Yeah i do use chrome.Well there we go! (if you can trust someone with *just* 2000+ messages. )
For others that may not be able to interrupt this message, @neil_w has packaged up OpenRocket into a self-executing package that requires no java at all!
Click on the link above for Windows or Mac, and run them without java!
@TRFfan: if it runs fine on your machine, then you know you have full java installed and everything I mentioned above might put you at risk. At least use Google Chrome as your browser that prevents Java from running now.
@ModelTrains: try downloading the Windows only version above that @neil_w linked to.
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