At this new version has been boosted rendering performance about at least twice as much. Now frame per second (FPS) can not be below 30 for stellarium sky and projector output is much more smooth.

Added new scripts to favorite list
- Analemma:
- Arctic Season:
- Solar Eclipse:

In this version developments are below
- Increased count of shown nebulas, galaxies and other deep space object images and updated texures with high resolution ones. Now added about 300 object images with space coordinates.
Sample screenshots below are showing differences between old and new textures.

In Previous version In version 2.6 In Previous version In version 2.6

- Added Colored-Hevelius constellation image library.

  

New "Shadered Landcape" feature added to Lanscape Manager.
Created a sample "Animated Ocean Lanscape" for 2.4 version. This landcape includes opengl shader codes that animates and colored ocean related datetime and atmosphere. It has also moon phosphorescence daynight on the sea.

Ocean Landcape Ini file includes type line as "shader". If the type line is selected as "shader" it requires shader fragment codes file with same name of the landcape file.

Secondary added feature is daylight clouds effect. Now Shira Player atmosphere is more realistic with these features.

Some improvements were made on Fulldome player feature .
- Added buttons for selected videos settings to save or delete.
- Show seek tracking bar time value of the video.
- Fixed bug of the seek operations while paused video.

Shira Player 2.5 has been released.
In this version new Altitude feature is added. Atmosphere and landscape up to 10000 meters altitude are simulated with simple controls. So users can experience how the sky from Everest mountain is viewed on planetarium dome. 

Everest Summit image. Photo: AFP

 

This version has more bug fixed. Done list is below. 

- Fixed repeatedly call Fulldome play bug.
- Fulldome play progress bar animation is fixed.
- After fulldome movies started while the flat videos running occurred problems are fixed.
- Provides top most locate for dialog forms.
- core.WaitFor script function bug is fixed.
- Added font size combo to the Script Window.
- Fixed bug second call setFrontViewDirection script command.
- Changed close function for more secure.
- Fixed bug at "Simple Button" feature.