Re: [nbos] [AS] Suggestions for AS 2.1
"Mike Oliver"
Fri Oct 5th, 2007
Lots of good ideas there, Charles, especially the gas giant ring
colouration. I'd like to add the facility to produce gas giants with the
zone banding evident on Jupiter and Saturn (or have I missed such a
function already being available?)

I'm sure notes are being made for the next upgrade :-)



-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of Charles Taylor
Sent: 04 October 2007 23:43
Subject: Re: [nbos] [AS] Suggestions for AS 2.1

In message <>
Sam Orton <> wrote:

> When I throw out a suggestion for something as I've been doing, please
> keep in mind that I've been making suggestions for AS >>>>2.1<<<<, not
> 3.0.
> I've been limiting myself to suggestions for things where it at least
> *appears* that the coding is already in the program, you're just
> making new calls on it. As in the case of multiple star system
> displays around system barycenter, sometimes I'm way off base and it
> would be a major rewrite. Save those for 3.0 or later, a lot of
> people's computers couldn't run it in a reasonable time frame right
> now anyway. Mine couldn't, not at the scale I want to have available.
> What I'm trying to do is pick out things that are already there and
> say, "Oooo... that's cool... since you already have it doing that, can
> you call it from over here to do *this* too?"
> Does that make this stuff any clearer?
> Sam

On a related topic, what about displaying orbits around objects that
are a discrete massive object, such as white dwarfs, planetoids and
megastructures (you'd need to have a mass for the latter), none of
whom, I think, currently allow a system display, possibly even black
holes, (but they have complications, especially if you get close in).

Would it be possible to allow user control of the colour of rings - or
even allow rings to be textured (like Saturn's)?

Would it be possible to add user-defined data to routes, such as
travel times (for backgrounds with fixed speed FTL), or to allow
existing routes to be edited?

I cannot give you that information on the grounds that it might be
used to incinerate me.

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