The Rover application is developed on Linux
and ported to Windows. It has been tested on RedHat 7.3, Windows 98/XP
with nvidia graphics cards.
The application can be downloaded here.
A binary distribution is available for Windows. Download the file rover-0.8-win.zip.
To run the application OpenGL
drivers must be installed.
The source distribution may be built in Linux with GNU gcc or in Windows
with VC++ 6.0. For the source distribution two files must be downloaded
- rover-0.8-src.tgz and rover-0.8-data-tgz.
Note that there are two applications in the distribution. 'Rover' which
is the actual vehicle simulator and 'surfgen' (tools/surfgen) that is
used to generate the 3D structure for the planet surface.
To build the applications, header and library files must be available
for the following components:
Source documentation is available for the Adso library
and the Rover
application. It is extracted from source comments with the Doxygen
tool. Note that some parts of the source is poorly documented.
Sound latency problems in Linux
On my computer which is running RedHat 7.3 there is a significant sound
delay. Sometimes it can be eliminated by by killing the Arts sound server
Graphic glitches in Linux
On my computer glitches will occur if there is any program running
in the background. Kill them all! (it may be possible to solve this
with the low scheduling latency kernel patch)
No net database synchronization
There is no synchronization on net database accesses. This means that
database transactions may be lost.