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Old December 29th, 2006, 04:18 PM

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Default Planet Types and Atmospheres Knowledge Base

i've been trying to add new planet types and atmospheres to the games for days now. The first thing to do was to modify the atmospheretypes.txt and planetphysicaltypes.txt.

I also edited the systemtypes.txt to include those planets.

I found the file StellarOnjectTypes.txt and saw it was linked to the planet types, but didn't see any reference to that file in any other mentionned above.

There must be a reference somewhere as I don'T get who it works. Waht the use of naming a type of planet Planet Ven 0009 Large if no line in systemtypes ask for that name? Unless the name isn'T important and is just to help the modder find his way around. Note that the name is the same as the XFile Class Name.

I'm now doing a lot of cut'n'paste as you have to make every texture possibility with every planet type and every atmosphere types...

For 10 new atmospheres and 7 new planet types, only for tiny and small, I've added 2645 lines...

Here is an exemple:
Stellar Object Name := Planet 3RJ5 Small
Physical Type := Planet
XFile Class Name := Planet 3RJ5 Small
Maximum Model Size := 10.0
Hex Size := 1
Picture Index := 609
Portrait Filename := planet_ven_0023_small.bmp
Large Portrait Filename := planet_ven_0023_small_lp.jpg
Description :=
Planet Size := Small
Planet Physical Type := Rock - Jungle
Planet Atmosphere := CO2 - Methane
Planet Gravity := Formula Planet Gravity
Planet Temperature := Formula Planet Temperature
Planet Radiation := Formula Planet Radiation
Planet Surface Empty := PlanetSurface_Rock_Methane_Empty.bmp
Planet Surface Colonized := PlanetSurface_Rock_Methane_Colonized.bmp

I think it would have been simpler for modders if we were able to enter possibilities in place of all types.

This is all the info I have right now on how to add new planets. IF anyone have others or want to correct me, please do, as I also need some more info...
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