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Old 06-12-2008, 05:51 AM   #1
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Default Is there a GURPS Space random planet generator?

Well, has anyone made one?

Either as an executable, or else available a source in some programming language (preferably any older version of BASIC -I can't get Visual Basic and other such new-fangled versions of that language). Or maybe a spreadsheet...

I don't greatly care whether it is based on Space 4E or Space 3E, or maybe even GURPS Traveller: First In. In fact, given the choice, I'd prefer the more detailed random ressources from Space 3E, and I've never understood why that got simplified in FI and 4E.
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Old 06-12-2008, 05:53 AM   #2
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I think Agemegos constructed one. PM him.
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Old 06-12-2008, 06:22 AM   #3
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Mine's an Excel workbook. Besides, I am still waiting on official corrigenda to the errors in the tidal and rotation rules.
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Old 06-12-2008, 08:46 AM   #4
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Mine's an Excel workbook. Besides, I am still waiting on official corrigenda to the errors in the tidal and rotation rules.
I can work with Excel, to some extent. Are you willing to email it to me?
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Old 06-12-2008, 09:56 AM   #5
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Message Imion. He's got a nifty little applet that I used for my current campaign. It, plus abuse of my university's library printers produced a binder full of star systems that I'm using.
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Old 06-12-2008, 12:34 PM   #6
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Message Imion. He's got a nifty little applet that I used for my current campaign. It, plus abuse of my university's library printers produced a binder full of star systems that I'm using.
What do you mean by "applet"? I'm interested in such a thing, but not terribly computer literate.

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Old 06-13-2008, 03:53 AM   #7
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Message Imion. He's got a nifty little applet that I used for my current campaign. It, plus abuse of my university's library printers produced a binder full of star systems that I'm using.
I've just sent him a private message, asking if I can have the applet.

But is it complete? Agemegos' spreadsheet leaves out some of the sequence steps that I find to be the most interesting.
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Old 06-12-2008, 08:27 AM   #8
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I can't get Visual Basic and other such new-fangled versions of that language). Or maybe a spreadsheet...
If you're interested...

You can get Visual Basic + VB Studio (and other Microsoft Products) for free if you don't mind the Express Versions...

http://www.microsoft.com/express/vb/Default.aspx
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Old 06-12-2008, 08:45 AM   #9
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If you're interested...

You can get Visual Basic + VB Studio (and other Microsoft Products) for free if you don't mind the Express Versions...

http://www.microsoft.com/express/vb/Default.aspx
I meant "get" as in understand. I actually purchased Microsoft Visual Basic 9 1/2 years ago, but I was never able to wrap my head around it, the way I could with earlier BASICs, such as MS QBASIC, Amos (EasyAmos and Amos pro - I never tried regular Amos), Amiga BASIC, and Amstrad Locomotive BASIC.
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Old 06-12-2008, 11:02 AM   #10
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I meant "get" as in understand. I actually purchased Microsoft Visual Basic 9 1/2 years ago, but I was never able to wrap my head around it, the way I could with earlier BASICs, such as MS QBASIC, Amos (EasyAmos and Amos pro - I never tried regular Amos), Amiga BASIC, and Amstrad Locomotive BASIC.
I found VB + VBA somewhat interesting.

I use Winbatch http://www.winbatch.com which is a VBScript like language and can automate MS Access, Excel, MSIE and can handle most other OLE/COM interfaces.

The language is pretty easy/straightforward and they take some intermediate steps into making their functions do most of the grunt work for you, such as getting info from folders and files.

I always found Windows as clumsy and counter-intuitive (probably how you feel about VB) and Winbatch I picked up one day and have used it ever since.

About the only time I use VB or VBA or VBScript is when I can't do it in Winbatch. I also know a little JScript/Java.

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