Software update information for the Digitarium OP3 operating platform.

Note: Every time you perform an update you will get the latest daily artificial satellite, comet, asteroid, and exoplanet data.

Release DateUpdate DetailsApproximate Size
August 13, 2015
  • Universal Console release 1.6 (Augmented Lessons)
  • Updated moons of Jupiter and Saturn
October 21, 2014
  • Universal Console release 1.5
April 3, 2014
  • Added support for galactic coordinate system spherical images.
March 4, 2014
  • Support for geocentric spherical images, useful for celestial navigation lessons.
  • Correction for Haumea moons location.
  • Updated Polish and Japanese translations.
February 3, 2014
  • Digitarium Universal Console 1.4 release, including interface improvements, bug fixes, and localization for more languages.
  • M1 distance correction.
July 5, 2013
  • High resolution full color Mercury surface released.
  • Updated newly official names of Kerberos and Styx moons.
March 11, 2013
  • Updated orbital parameters for Makemake and Haumea. Added more moons of the dwarf planets.
  • Updated Great Red Spot location on Jupiter
  • Completed Hevelius sky culture
  • Added a Reset Factory Defaults item to the configuration menu.
  • Updated Korean and Spanish translations.
  • Universal Console 1.3 (Tested on both iOS 6/iPad and Firefox 18)
    • Fixes bugs introduced by Apple iOS 6.
    • Improves usability of the Media screen, including better file identification and smoother live manipulation of images and video on the dome.
November 14, 2012
  • Hide cursor when play video from a script
  • Do not draw cursor when leave TUI
  • Fixed regression in cursor control in truncated projection mode
April 30, 2012 2MB
December 20, 2011
  • Streamlined update to be up to 75% faster and provide more feedback during the process
  • Added more built in scripts
  • Nightshade 11.12.1, Digitarium Edition
    • Added galactic coordinate grid
    • Added comet magnitude simulation
    • Added "wait until" script feature
    • Smoother orbit positions at slow time rates
    • Fixed bug with star scientific names not displaying
    • Other bug fixes
November 10, 2011
  • Updated star catalog.
  • Universal Console workaround for iOS5 issue on iPad.
October 24, 2011
  • Bug fix for update problems for French users.
September 20, 2011
  • Extended star catalog to 11.5 million stars (Nomad catalog).
  • Fixed bug with Earth terminator
  • Added support for MPEG-4 video
  • All types of USB drives will continue to work even if internal disk fails
  • Added cross-fades to Universal Console
  • Universal Console improvements and bug fixes
July 8, 2011
  • Bug fixes related to star drawing and star settings
June 22, 2011
  • Extended star catalog to over 10 million stars (Nomad catalog).
  • Extended simulation time to years +/- 1,000,000.
  • Added star proper motion.
  • Revamped nebula images and data and added distance information.
  • Improved light pollution adjustment control (naked eye limiting magnitude).
  • User loaded Milky Way textures are now used at full intensity by default.
  • Added more solar system bodies.
May 3, 2011 Added support for large MPEG-2 video file resolutions. NOTE: Requires updating twice. 12MB
March 2, 2011 Universal Console desktop version initial release
Bug fix with interpolated orbits
February 9, 2011 Command set milky_way_texture finalized for scripting spherical images
Circumpolar circle command
Smoother orbit visualizations
Fixed bug with TUI latitude/longitude being slow on arrow change
Fixed bug with lunar eclipse and scaled Moon
Improved Milky Way texture
Precession circle color is now configurable
Added TUI item to adjust flight duration between bodies
Flight between bodies is now the default
January 10, 2011 Improved Theora video codec support. 300kB
November 3, 2010 This release is a milestone for realism, adding clouds, night lights, and ring and moon shadows for more realistic planet rendering. Other enhancements include extended image format support, better support for negative Julian dates, a new Inca sky culture (constellations without stars), Earth precession circle, tropic lines on other planets, more fluid body motions, a new mountain landscape, and a number of other bug fixes and improvements. 32MB
August 10, 2010 Bug fix for sun halo during solar eclipses. 2MB
July 27, 2010 Bug fix for networked systems.  
July 19, 2010 Nightshade 10.7.1
Correct printing of right-to-left and cursive languages such as Arabic
Added 30 more language translations
Added Aztec sky culture with art by Enrique Gómez Candelario
Show tropic lines on Earth
New line width and line antialiasing options
Smaller daytime Sun halo with atmosphere on
Body orbits fade as body enters/leaves view
New "sky_culture" StratoScript command to load custom sky cultures from a script
New "nebula" StratoScript command to supplement or replace built in nebulae images using a script
October 29, 2009 Minor bug fixes with Hindu sky culture artwork. 6MB
October 26, 2009 Performance enhancements.
Updated ephemeris algorithms.
Added Hindu sky culture, courtesy of Vikas Nautiyal.
Constellation boundaries are now defined per culture.
Text menu provides feedback when an action is performed.
Improved azimuthal grid labels.
Added support for partial sphere and cylindrical landscapes.
Added rotation parameter for spherical and fisheye landscapes.
Added support for day/night landscape images, such as for cityscapes.
Added support for mipmapped landscapes.
Replaced forest landscape.
Added new beach landscape.
September 28, 2009 Convenience fix with hardware clock updates so that multiple updates are never required.  
August 21, 2009 Enables output on a variety of video ports for easier use with a monitor. 2.3MB
June 12, 2009 Fixed bug with saving/loading default media positioning.  
June 9, 2009 Fixed bugs with audio volume controls.
Added menu item 8.9 which displays platform version and the release date of the last installed software update.
June 5, 2009 Fixed bug with hardware clock not updating.
After updating, reboot and update again to update your hardware clock.
June 3, 2009 Updated Spanish translations and bug fixes.  
May 27, 2009 Bug fix.