Re: [nbos] [FWE] Fractal Geology
"Dalton Calford"
Fri Sep 14th, 2007
Hey Ed,

Any chance you wrote it in Pascal (delphi or some other version)?

FreePascal just went gold with a new version and lazarus is very nice to
work with.

I would pay double if I did not have to run all my NBOS software in a
virtual machine.....

best regards

Dalton

On Fri, 2007-09-14 at 00:45 -0400, NBOS Support wrote:
> At 09:38 PM 9/13/2007, you wrote:
> >Plates.c might not be getting used because of its copyright restriction:
> >* Copyright 1988 by Mark Isaak.
> > * You may distribute this however you like, as long as you don't sell it
> > * and you keep this notice in it.
> >I didn't look at the other files, though.
>
>
> FWE isnt written in C anyways ;-)
>
> Ed
>
>
>
>
> >On 9/13/07, Doug Jessee <<mailto:ldjessee-at-gmail.com>ldjessee-at-gmail.com>
> >wrote:
> >Hello,
> >
> >I appreciate you posting the information. I just hope that it goes
> >somewhere! Especially in AS2, FWE and FM.
> >
> >LDJ
> >
> >On 9/13/07, Robert <<mailto:arkham618-at-hotmail.com>arkham618-at-hotmail.com>
> >wrote:
> > >
> > >
> > > Several weeks ago, there was a discussion on this list of the geological
> > > inaccuracy of fractally-generated world maps. I too noted this problem in
> > > both Fractal World Explorer and Fractal Terrains and hoped to see more
> > > realistic algorithms incorporated into future releases of these products,
> > > but they never came.
> > >
> > > So I began searching for alternatives and found the following, rather
> > > ancient code:
> > >
> > >
> > <http://mark.technolopeorg/progs/plates.c>http://mark.technolopeorg/progs/plates.c
> > > http://mark.technolope.org/progs/cdrift.tar.gz
> > >
> > <http://mark.technolope.org/progs/planet.tar.gz>http://mark.technolope.org/progs/planet.tar.gz
> > >
> > > Curiously, plates.c has been floating around since the late-80s, yet I can
> > > only find one recent adaptation of it, in a patch for Freeciv
> > >
> > (<http://www.samiam.org/freeciv/freeciv-1.14.0-tectonics2.patch>http://www.samiam.org/freeciv/freeciv-1.14.0-tectonics2.patch).
> > > Cdrift and planet were made into a nifty Windows program called World
> > > Builder, but the graphic output was primitive by today's standards, and it
> > > vanished from the web circa 2001.
> > >
> > > So that apparently leaves the above three links as the only freely
> > available
> > > continental drift simulators on the internet. I am not a programmer, so I
> > > can't parse the code, but is there some technical reason that would prevent
> > > these programs from being updated and incorporated into an application
> > like
> > > FWE?
> > >
> > > Robert
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