User Tools

Site Tools


worldgen:index

Differences

This shows you the differences between two versions of the page.

Link to this comparison view

Both sides previous revision Previous revision
Next revision
Previous revision
worldgen:index [2019/07/25 18:20]
sam [Planets]
worldgen:index [2020/03/26 22:24]
sam
Line 1: Line 1:
 ====== WorldGen ====== ====== WorldGen ======
  
-WorldGen is a world creation tool designed to generate a living universe of stars and planets for use in a Science Fiction RPG similar to Traveller. When it was originally written over ten years ago, it was designed to directly read UWP data and simply expand it to include multiple planets per star system. The latest version is currently focused on building systems from scratch, with no concerns as to the UWP. However, the style and flavour will be similar to the Imperium, though not identical.+[[https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Artist%E2%80%99s_Impression_of_a_Baby_Star_Still_Surrounded_by_a_Protoplanetary_Disc.jpg|{{ :worldgen:baby_star.png?direct |Courtesy ESO/L. Calçada}}]] 
 + 
 +WorldGen is a world creation tool designed to generate a living universe of stars and planets for use in a Science Fiction RPG similar to Traveller. When it was originally written over fifteen years ago, it was designed to directly read UWP data and simply expand it to include multiple planets per star system. The latest version is currently focused on building systems from scratch, with no concerns as to the UWP. However, the style and flavour will be similar to the Imperium, though not identical
 + 
 +The code is open source, and available on [[https://gitlab.com/samuelpenn/worldgen|GitLab]].
  
 Specifically, as the example below shows, the amount of information generated for a world is considerably more than can be encoded in a UWP. Specifically, as the example below shows, the amount of information generated for a world is considerably more than can be encoded in a UWP.
Line 7: Line 11:
 {{ :worldgen:ocu.png?nolink |}} {{ :worldgen:ocu.png?nolink |}}
  
-WorldGen is a world creation tool designed to generate a living universe of stars and planets for use in a Science Fiction RPG similar to Traveller. When it was originally written over ten years agoit was designed to directly read UWP data and simply expand it to include multiple planets per star systemThe latest version is currently focused on building systems from scratch, with no concerns as to the UWPHoweverthe style and flavour will be similar to the Imperium, though not identical.+Each world has its own unique surface mapphysical characteristics and text descriptionThese are procedurally generated according to the type of the worldWorld types follow a detailed [[pcl|classification scheme]], to allow for a wide variety of world types.
  
-Specificallyas the example below shows, the amount of information generated for a world is considerably more than can be encoded in UWP.+The current versioncode named //Baryonic Blast//, is focused on getting the basics of civilisations completed. So farsome basic civilisation types have been written, for small outposts. 
 + 
 +The aim is create a living universe, so it's goal is to track the movement of individual ships, trade goods and information across universe of millions of worlds. As such, all world generation is optimised for quantity and diversity rather than a handful of perfectly detailed worlds.
  
 ===== Layers of Detail ===== ===== Layers of Detail =====
Line 19: Line 25:
 ==== Star Systems ==== ==== Star Systems ====
  
-A star system normally consists of one or more stars plus a system of planets. It is possible for a system to consist only of a single rogue planet, or several stars with dozens of planets, moons and asteroid belts.+[[systems|star system]] normally consists of one or more stars plus a system of planets. It is possible for a system to consist only of a single rogue planet, or several stars with dozens of planets, moons and asteroid belts.
  
 +Since the orbits of every star, planet and moon will be known, it is possible to show a map of where everything is in the system for any given time (currently, simple two-body circular orbits are assumed).
 ==== Planets ==== ==== Planets ====
  
-Planets make up the bulk of the data. They are classified according to the [[pcl/]], which determines the broad characteristics of the planet.+Planets make up the bulk of the data. They are classified according to the [[pcl]], which determines the broad characteristics of the planet.
  
  
worldgen/index.txt · Last modified: 2020/03/26 22:24 by sam