Re: [nbos] Space Elevator Scripting
Lazarou Monkey Terror
Sun Jul 26th, 2009
Well for now I've been using the "megastructure" child for the space
elevator and had it at geostationary orbit of the world and mentioning
the population of the elevator (could there be a random population
generator between 1000-100,000 people perhaps?)
I'd prefer a popup menu as not every planet with a high population
has a space elevator (some populations aren't meant to leave their
homeplanet ;)!) and it would also offer me some kind of control over
the process. Plus my universe is a whopper so I wouldn't want it
populating for days on end!
Would there be a way to randomly pick a surface map from a folder of
space elevator pictures? If that's too complex don't worry!


On Sun, Jul 26, 2009 at 6:27 PM, Alan Bartholet<> wrote:
> Hello Lazarou,
>   I'll need to get some more information from you on exactly what it
> is you want it to do.  Do you want it to put a child space station or
> other kind of marker in orbit around each planet or just note it in
> the system data tree?  Do you want it to automatically add a space
> elevator to all inhabited planets or do you want it to be a right
> click popmenu item so you can handle each plant on an individual basis
> or both?  Things like that.  Let me know and I'll see what I can come
> up with.
> Best Regards,
>   Alan Bartholet
> On Sun, Jul 26, 2009 at 10:27 AM, Lazarou Monkey
> Terror<> wrote:
>> I didn't get very far sadly! Could you rustle up a quick script, or at
>> least something i can play around with?
>>  Cheers!
>> On Thu, Mar 26, 2009 at 7:56 PM, Lazarou Monkey
>> Terror<> wrote:
>>> Cheers for that, I'll have a dabble when I get a moment and see how far I
>>> get! :D
>>> On Tue, Mar 24, 2009 at 3:56 PM, Alan Bartholet <>
>>> wrote:
>>>> Hello Lazarou,
>>>>  What you will want to do is get familiar with VBScript and working
>>>> with objects.  There are many tutorials and guides on the net that you
>>>> can find, a lot have to do with integrating VBScript into a web page
>>>> but there is usually enough information to get a good idea of format
>>>> and syntax.  Also, you will want to get to know the AlienAPI
>>>> (, this is what you are
>>>> going to use to interact with AstroSynthesis.  NBOS provides some
>>>> sample scripts (,
>>>> you can also download other peoples scripts to see what they have
>>>> done, and I am willing to help with any questions you might have.
>>>> You can also try asking really really nicely with a cherry on top and
>>>> I just might be willing to whip something up for you.
>>>> Best Regards,
>>>>   Alan Bartholet
>>>> 2009/3/23 Lazarou Monkey Terror <>:
>>>> > Space elevators are handy things and the map I'm working on has lots of
>>>> > them
>>>> > but filling in every planet is a chore.
>>>> >  I can see that scripts can be written to make AS fill in the blanks
>>>> > when
>>>> > but I'm not a scripting type person so is there any layman accessible
>>>> > resource that can help me?
>>>> >
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