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Solar System Sim simulates N-body problems in three dimensions and visualizes the solution in a compelling display. The simulation uses an attractive force between bodies which varies by the distance between them raised to a power of your choosing. The simulation also allows for a craft with thrusters, which you can use interactively or can set up with programmed ?v's, allowing design of gravitational assists and transfer orbits. The display can draw those bodies as mapped spheres and display them in real-time. The idea is to give a sense of "being there" within the constraints of the computing hardware. In addition, it can

What's New in Solar System Sim

Version 2.2:
  • First Universal version for Intel and PowerPC Macs: Added endian conversions for proper file reading and writing. Updated application and file icons to be fully OS X. Modified appearance and behavior of dialog boxes and status window to be more compliant with the Aqua UI guidelines, including using sheets. Add the appropriate antialiased text to all displays. Please report any bugs to

Requirements for Solar System Sim

Mac OS X 10.3.9 or later
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Solar System Sim User Discussion

3.5 1
Current Version (2.x)
Downloads 3,917
Version Downloads 2,674
License Shareware
Date 22 May 2006
Platform OS Classic / OS X / PPC 32 / Intel 32
Price $20.00
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