This Solar System HD addon contains hi-resolution maps of some planets, moons and asteroids of the Solar System. It increases level of detail of some Solar System's worlds many times compared to default SpaceEngine installation (see comparison gif below), or replaces default low-quality jpeg textures with the hi-quality png ones.
For terrestrial worlds (Mercury, Venus, Earth, Moon and Mars), there is even more improved textures available - the Solar System Ultra addon. Note what it requires this Solar System HD addon to work properly.
To get information about resolution, sources and credits please read this pdf document.
These textures will not make the level of surface details on Earth or other worlds similar to a procedural planet. They have a limited resolution (up to 200 meters per pixel), and this will be the maximum level of detail for their worlds.
1) Download the torrent file.
2) Open the torrent in any BitTorrent client.
3) Set up the SpaceEngine/addons/ folder as a destination and start downloading.
4) When the download is complete, please don't delete it from your torrent client - seed it for a few days :)
Direct download of individual files
Download these files into the folder SpaceEngine/addons/SolarSysHD/ (create it if this folder does not exist).
i am having trouble downloading the torrent file. i get a 'timeout' error when i click on the torrent link and save-as. is there a way around this other than downloading the texture packs individually for the different objects? thanks for any help on this. love space engine so far, cant wait to get all the addons installed.