“stellarium.exe not a valid Win32 application”

Asked by Larry on 2015-11-25

When I try to start the program I get the following error message...“stellarium.exe not a valid Win32 application”... help!

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Alexander Wolf (alexwolf) said : #1

Apparently you are tried run Stellarium for Windows 7 on Windows XP.

Larry (grm-x) said : #2

Yes Thanks, I have XP... What version should I use?

Alexander Wolf (alexwolf) said : #3

stellarium-0.14.0-win32-classic.exe for example

Larry (grm-x) said : #4

Thanks again Alex... made progress, but now I got this message... No OpenGL 2 found on system, use MESA or Older Version. Am I done or can I do something else. Has my system gone the way of the Dodo bird?

Larry (grm-x) said : #5

Yes, still a problem. The graphics card I have is a Radeon X600 256MB HyperMemory... not sure what all this means but I followed the instructions in FAQ to identify the card... Does it means that Stellarium will not work with what I have or do I need to use a different version (as in older)?

Alexander Wolf (alexwolf) said : #6

Version 0.12.6 is upper for this graphics card.

gzotti (georg-zotti) said : #7

It means that 2004 hardware on a dead OS cannot be expected to run 2015 software. More in this FAQ:

FAQ #2570: “Common problems with version 0.13”.

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