(waves from travellermap.com)
For automated communication route generation I was pondering trying a minimal spanning tree.
– Joshua Bell 2010-05-24 05:01 UTC
… just remember that the maximum node length is 4, since XBoats have Jump-4 drives.
– Harald Wagener 2010-05-24 09:48 UTC
Traveller Map is the best!
Thanks for the excellent suggestion! I’m still calculating the trade routes according to the rules:
I’m not quite sure whether I like the result, but it’s already good enough to be used, I think.
I can already see the next problems:
I announced it on Citizens of the Imperium.
I like the work you have done … I only found one small problem which was you limit the law code to 9 … when in theory it can rise higher than that.
Because the Law Level code is restricted, any worlds with Law higher than 9 just don’t appear on the map. I can see the Regex expression is 0-9 and could be changed to 0-9A-F
All of that aside I think you did a great job
– Brennall 2010-05-31 19:50 UTC
– AlexSchroeder 2010-05-31 23:41 UTC
Alex, I was looking at the SVG you generate, and I noticed the special symbols you used for the Gas Giants etc. When I attempted to save the SVG locally and look at them in an editor it replaced the symbols with “?”. Obviously my editor defaulted to the wrong character set, but I am curious what character set you did use which had the emblems in?
– Brennall 2010-06-02 12:29 UTC
Its ok .. should have looked further in the extended UTF-8 Character set. Found them now.
– Brennall 2010-06-02 12:44 UTC
For future readers looking for help:
|■||imperial consulate||0x25A0||BLACK SQUARE|
|☼||TAS||0x263C||WHITE SUN WITH RAYS|
|▲||scout base||0x25B2||BLACK UP-POINTING TRIANGLE|
|★||navy base||0x2605||BLACK STAR|
|π||research base||0x03C0||GREEK SMALL LETTER PI|
|☠||pirate base||0x2620||SKULL AND CROSSBONES|
|▮||communication/trade||0x25AE||BLACK VERTICAL RECTANGLE|
– AlexSchroeder 2010-06-02 13:06 UTC
Thanks Alex .. Very helpful
– Brennall 2010-06-02 13:36 UTC
I am curious Alex … have considered a method of saving the SVG output from the map ?
– Brennall 2010-06-04 13:41 UTC
Uh… What browser are you using? I just hit Ctrl+S and save the SVG file. And since I also have the option of printing to a file, producing a PDF is no problem either.
In fact, I sometimes update the UWP of my campaign, regenerate the SVG map, save it, and use Inkscape to add the spheres of influence we have. The result:
At one point the party caused civil war in a system by dropping a tactical nuke on large part of a government. I then assigned a red zone to the system, which caused the major trade routes to shift. Result:
|note the spheres of influence||but I forgot them here, hehe|
– AlexSchroeder 2010-06-04 14:26 UTC
After some quick testing the following results
Interesting difference given Chrome and Safari both use Webkit.
I will have to switch over to Firefox from Chrome to get what I want!
I will also have to give Inkscape a try as I haven’t used it yet.
– Brennall 2010-06-04 15:03 UTC
Yeah, I ❤ Inkscape!
I wasn’t aware that browser reactions varied so much. But then again, I was surprised when I learnt that Firefox was going to support SVG in the first place.
– AlexSchroeder 2010-06-04 22:57 UTC
Great work! I love this program.
A few quick questions though…
1) I’m importing my own UWP codes so that I can make my own sub-sector but I can’t seem to get the Amber or Red Zones to show up on my map. I can see them when I do a randomly generated map, but just not my own.
Here is an example of my UWP code: Darkgate 0810 X563401-B Ni G R 124 Ukn
It shows the: Gas Giant, Research Lab,X Spaceport and name (Darkgate) but no red circle. Name
2) What UWP code do I use for asteroid belts (to see the circle in the hex)?
– Mark Merrell 2011-08-03 01:28 UTC
Nevermind, I figured it out. I had extraneous info in my UWP line.
Also, figured out the grey circle is in fact the amber zone.
I learned something today!
Again, thanks for the program!
– Mark Merrell 2011-08-03 01:35 UTC
Heh, excellent. No idea regarding the asteroid belts – those didn’t show up in my Mongoose Traveller book.
– AlexSchroeder 2011-08-03 08:26 UTC