What is a .SSC File And How To Open It – Celestia Development Team (Easy Steps)

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Introduction

Have you came across a file with the .ssc extension and you don’t know what it is? You most likely know what the file is, but you might be unsure on how to open it. Thanks to this easy guide you will be able to find out what .ssc file extension is, how to open it and how to work with it.

What is a .SSC file?

The file extension .SSC comes from Celestia Solar System Catalog File. The creator of this file extension is Celestia Development Team. This data related file is in text format.

What to know

There are currently 4 software that can open the .ssc file on 3 platforms.

How to open a .SSC file?

Below we will show you a step-by-step guide on how to open the .SSC file on various operating systems.

How to open a .SSC file on Windows (7, 8, 10)

To open the .ssc file on Windows, please follow these 4 easy steps.

1. The first step is to download the Celestia software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. You can also use Celestia and Microsoft Notepad software.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .SSC file

2. The second step is locating the downloaded file. If you don’t remember where you have downloaded your file to, you should check your /download/ folder as it usually gets automatically saved there.

Step 3

Step 3: Choose “Open with”

3. In the third step, after locating your file, right click on it and click “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choose the software and click ok

4. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the Celestia software you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Windows.

How to open a .SSC file on Mac

We have written below an easy-to-understand guide on how to open the .ssc file on Mac in 4 easy steps.

1. The first step is to download the Celestia software. This software will be used for opening the file. You can also use Celestia and Apple TextEdit software.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .SSC file

2. The second step is locating the downloaded file. If you don’t remember where you have downloaded your file to, you should check your /download/ folder as it usually gets automatically saved there.

Step 3

Step 3: Clicking “Open with”

3. In the third step right click on your file and choose “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choosing the software to open your file

4. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the Celestia software you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Mac.

How to open a .SSC file on Linux

There are 4 simple steps to open the .ssc file on Linux.

1. The first step is to download the Vim software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. The other software that you can use is Celestia and Vim.

Step 2

Step 2: Locate the .SSC file

2. In the second step you need to locate the downloaded file. The file can be usually found in your /download/ folder if you don’t remember where you have downloaded it to.

Step 3

Step 3: Hover over the “Open with” button

3. In the third step right click on your file and choose “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Open the file choosing the software

4. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the Vim software that you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Linux.

Still cannot open the .SSC file?

If you are still unable to open the .SSC file, it might be because you are trying to open the wrong one. The .SSC file extension is similar to other file extensions such as: .ssc – StepMania, .ssc – The Stellarium Team, .ssc – Microsoft. You might be trying to open one of them. Please recheck the file extension again.

Conclusion

In this article you have learned how to open the .SSC file with the Celestia, Microsoft Notepad programs on Windows, Celestia, Apple TextEdit programs on Mac and Vim, Celestia software on Linux.