How can I zoom in to the cities?
to view city on mars just open the menu city then click "show mars city"
, more seriously for earth maybe a link to google map server will be added to enable higher zoom view.
The planets show flickering rendering artifacts at the border and strange texture artifacts at the poles... is this only over here (ff, xp)?
poles bug are "normal" bugs comming from models mapping, it is a litlle wrong there, maybe flickering is due to a too high level of bump ? (wich is internaly converted to normal map)
After clicking some planets the applet does not load any more
yup this is a bug, Applets ressources and threads are not destroyed/stopped.... so heap is growing up...: implementing destroy method and releasing ressource and threads wiil fix this bug...., you should kill all browsers
and open again to be able to view other planetes..., this bug will be corrected in two days