Re: [nbos] For Alan Bartholet: GURPS Suite v.0.0.55
Alan Bartholet
Thu Jan 7th, 2010
Marchand,

Thanks for the feedback. I was originally thinking of adding that
kind of functionality but at the time I wasn't sure how to go about
doing it, the searcher class is... limited... in what it can do. But
looking it over again I think I have a way I can make that work. With
Astro 3 going to an SQL database I should have more control in
searching.

Best Regards,
Alan Bartholet

On Thu, Jan 7, 2010 at 5:49 AM, <axldm-at-hotmail.com> wrote:
> Alan,
>
> Finally got a chance to play with your GURPS suite. Firstly, well done on an
> amazing utility.
>
> One quick reaction is: could it be made possible to search for every world
> of equal to or greater than a certain Habitability or RVM or Affinity?
>
> Thanks
>
> Marchand
>
>> Date: Wed, 3 Jun 2009 01:23:16 -0400
>> To: nbossoftware-at-nbos.com
>> From: support2-at-nbos.com
>> Subject: Re: [nbos] Generating habitable/inhabitable systems.
>>
>> At 12:05 PM 5/31/2009, you wrote:
>> > I'm trying to figure out the AlienScript API to create a function that
>> >will generate habitable or inhabitable systems on command. I get most of
>> >it, but I can't figure out how you tell the generator "make this one
>> >habitable."
>>
>> When Astro generates a planet, it first generates the planet, and then
>> determines what its habitability code is based on the planet's
>> attributes. ie, its not deciding 'make one out of ten planets hospitable',
>> but rather, its generating planets, and if one of them happens to meet the
>> qualification, it marks it as habitable/hospitable.
>>
>> If you want to make a planet with the api, create a planet of the right
>> size, set its temperature and atmosphere, and mark it as habitable. Or,
>> select a spot in an existing system and use the 'Create Body - Planet -
>> Earthlike' option from the pop-up menu in the system data display.
>>
>> There's also an API function called PlanetEarthLike() which will make a
>> roughly Earth sized planet w/ an atmosphere similar to ours. BUT, that
>> still may not end up as habitable if you place it too far or too close to
>> a
>> star as I believe it still does all the atm calculations to determine
>> possible atm compositions.
>>
>> Use it like:
>> PlanetEarthlike( b, "AstroSynthesis Standard Names.ipt")
>>
>> Ed
>>
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