Solar Fire port for MacOSX

Because so many of us use Solar Fire, this space will collate the various tips & custom templates. (Some free downloads are scattered around the forum in other locations where they make more sense.)
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Sam Hayden
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Solar Fire port for MacOSX

Post by Sam Hayden » Sun Sep 24, 2017 10:27 pm

Has anyone hacked or modified a version of Solar Fire to be ported for Mac?

...and if not what would be a good MacOSX compatible alternative to Solar Fire?

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Re: Solar Fire port for MacOSX

Post by DDonovanKinsolving » Sun Sep 24, 2017 11:26 pm

Perhaps this information will help you.

http://astroshaman.com/products/solar-f ... -fire-mac/

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Re: Solar Fire port for MacOSX

Post by Jupiter Sets at Dawn » Sun Sep 24, 2017 11:37 pm

A lot of people run an Windows emulator on a Mac to run Solar Fire.

Honestly, the best option I've found on my Macs is to use astro.com's charting services. It's not perfect and you can't do mundoscopes, but there are work-arounds for a lot of other stuff. Setting up a registered user account is worth it. It lets you save the data to set up the chart and your settings. If you need help picking out which settings to use, just ask.

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Re: Solar Fire port for MacOSX

Post by Sam Hayden » Tue Sep 26, 2017 6:31 pm

I do not have a copy of Windows to install on my Mac...and the info on that page shows Solar Fire will not run on Wine so its probably would not be a simple code conversion. Does this astro.com display Sidereal charts?

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Re: Solar Fire port for MacOSX

Post by Sam Hayden » Tue Sep 26, 2017 6:34 pm

Someone referred me to the extended chart section on astro.com for Sidereal.

Thank you both for the advice.

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Re: Solar Fire port for MacOSX

Post by Mike » Wed Oct 04, 2017 7:55 am

I personally love iPhemeris for iPhone. I use it in all circumstances in which I don't have direct access to Solar Fire, which lives on my desktop computer.

From what I've seen, it's the most powerful mobile app out there (and it certainly blows Kairon out of the water IMO). It's really quite remarkable, and costs something like $10.

You may want to store your chart data somewhere else as a backup - one update that they did wiped out my stored charts, but to be honest, for the cost and power of the app, I'm willing to risk it again (particularly if the raw data does exist somewhere else too).

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