I am pretty sure this is a bug report on the latest versions of SGP. I am presently using 184.108.40.206
With PS2 doing such a good job I rarely have to fall back to a blind solve - but it is necessary at times. For that I use Astrometry.net. I have a local install which up until recently (can’t say for sure which Beta) worked no problem. Not so now.
Now we have two choices in the settings: “Astrometry.NET (Remote)” or “ANSVR (Local Astrometry.NET)”…[I actually miss Elbrus sometimes - but that is not the point here…I am talking about Blind Solving]!
Tonight I did an experiment on my home computer (not obs computer). In the target settings, I browsed and picked an image on the computer. Called for a blind solve with Local Astrometry Net. It worked fine - about 20 seconds. Could not figure out why the obs computer (with everything similar - other than internet connection) would not do the same local blind solve… Idea! … Disconnected my phone line from the modem - and tried again on the home computer. NO SOLVE. Maybe the choice of solvers were somehow mixed…so tried the Remote solve (phone line still disconnected) - NO SOLVE. So as far as I can see, either choice (Remote or Ansvr) will still call for the remote solve.
To double check…connected the phone line again…called for an Ansvr (local) solve…and it worked as did a subsequent Remote solve. As I said above - pretty sure both selections are calling for REMOTE solve.