Don't see any stars in WWT 5.0 RRS feed

  • Question

  • I recently installed WWT and I don't see any star or other object graphics. I only see the naked constallation figures. I suspect the graphic adapter of my PC is not good enough. Can somebody pls confirm this? I run a Windows 7 32-bit machine with directx 11 and a NVIDIA GeForce 7100 / NVIDIA nForce 630i adapter. Is there a chance to get this run?

    - Klemens

    Sunday, January 26, 2014 11:47 AM

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  • Thanks for downloading and installing the latest version of WorldWide Telescope!  Your machine specs definitely suggest that your system will run WWT well. 

    Please try the following:

    - Click Explore menu (the little arrow just below Explore)
    - Click Show Welcome Tips
    - Read the instructions on how to navigate
    - Also double check that Look At in the lower left is set to SolarSystem or Sky... these modes should definitely show stars and much much more.

    Are you then able to navigate follow those tips and see objects? 

    We have many resources to get you started exploring the stars and beyond!  Here's a few to get your started:

    If none of this is working, could you post some screenshots of what you are seeing in various different Look At modes?

    Thursday, January 30, 2014 4:58 PM
  • Thanks for replying. I had an older version installed before and this was working in principle although it was very slow on my PC. I think bcs 2GB RAM was not enough. Meanwhile I have upgrade to 4GB. so, I know how to work with WWT in principle. It works on my daughter's PC pretty good. I attached 2 screenshots. Things don't change when I choose other Imageries.

    - Klemens

    Look At: SkyLook At: Solar System

    Thursday, January 30, 2014 7:51 PM
  • If you "Loot At" Earth, do you see imagery for Earth"?

    This usually is either Network communications, or graphics hardware/driver issues.

    If you can't see Earth either, then WWT can't communicate with our servers to download the Earth and Sky tiles, but there is the possibility if your have old graphics hardware, it may not be fully compatible with WWT.

    Can you tell me what hardware and O/S you have?


    Saturday, February 1, 2014 3:32 PM
  • The "Earth" stuff I see pretty well.

    As said above I run a Windows 7 32-bit on a Intel E8400 with 4 GB RAM (3,12 usable). Display adapter is NVIDIA GeForce 7100 / NVIDIA nForce 630i. I bet the display adapter is too old.


    Friday, February 7, 2014 9:22 PM