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How To Import Custom Horizon Panoramas When Running SkySafari Via Bluestacks In Microsoft Windows 10? (Answer: Bluestacks Is Not Officially Supported)

Hello. Thanks for developing Sky Safari, the best planetarium program on the planet. Until Windows 11 enables the running of Android apps, if I want to use Sky Safari in Windows, I still have to fun Sky Safari for Android via Bluestacks. Trouble is, I can't for the life of me figure out how to import a custom panorama horizon. There doesn't seem to be any way to find a Sky Safari folder in the Blue Stacks stack. I don't suppose anyone there has any ideas on how we can upload the horizon maybe from within Sky Safari itself?

Thanks for any help you might offer.

 

Doug

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    Jamie Amendolagine

    I have the same problem. Even if I download the pano onto my pixels 5 phone, I can't find the skysafari directory to copy it to. Maybe it's blocked by android 11? 

     

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    Jamie Amendolagine

    OK, I'm making some progress. I can find the folder by doing this:

    settings->Storage->files->open with "Files" -> pixel5a->Android->data->com.simulationcurriculum.skysafari->files->Horizon Panoramas. 

    I can browse to that, but when I try and copy the pano from my Downloads directory This is no longer displaying. I expect it's some sort of security "feature". Not sure how I can bypass that... 

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    Jamie Amendolagine

    OK -- I managed to do it. That was one of the more painful ridiculous things I've experienced on this phone. I was able to move the file by selecting it with a long press. Touch the selected image again, then I got an icon of the image I could do some sort of drag and drop operation. I had to hover the selected icon over the data directory then drill down. It kept on dropping it in the wrong place. Eventually I was able to do it in some app called "total commander", give it special permission, and it was still really hard to get it to do anything. Somehow I got the file in the directory. Ridiculous! Now it works though, but this procedure was I'm sure much less secure because of their terrible "security" feature!!!

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    Dlucas

    That's awesome, Jamie! You're my hero.

    But - I don't think that helps me figure out how to do it in Bluestacks. Because - there is no Android device on which I can search! Let's hope it will be easier in version 7, somehow?

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    Jamie Amendolagine

    OH I didn't understand what bluestacks is. I see now. Sorry I couldn't help you out. 

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    Dlucas

    No problem, Jamie. Maybe, like I say, it'll be worked out in 7.0.

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    Keiron Smith

    Bluestacks is not officially support.  Sorry, you have to dig around and see if you can figure something out.

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