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« on: February 19, 2006, 12:09:40 am »


I'm trying to find out which source file handles the music filenames and directory, the closest thing i have found so far is "imusicre.h", and if that is the file, how does it work?
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Re: audio (preferably the music)
« Reply #1 on: February 19, 2006, 12:36:37 am »

Files are historically referenced through resource numbers, such as the ones in imusicre.h. They are explained in doc/devel/resources, and there are files like starcon.lst that map these numbers to file names.
Since 0.5 these index files are in a plain-text format.
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« Reply #2 on: February 19, 2006, 02:44:04 am »

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« Reply #3 on: February 19, 2006, 03:56:20 am »

i'm just gonna hijack my own post with another question...

 would it be possible to actually create my own stars?
and have star systems of my own?

of course i usually figure things out by trial and error (thats how i made the fmv mod) but this seems something that you guys would know for sure.

and if theres anything specific i might need to know, please tell.
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« Reply #4 on: February 19, 2006, 04:03:46 am »

If you don't care about the contents of the systems, the plandata.c file holds the star information.  Moving stars around is pretty easy; you might have Issues with plot elements or the creation of new constellations, offhand.
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« Reply #5 on: February 19, 2006, 04:32:33 am »

i'm actually thinkin of adding my own system just for fun, to see what i could do and how far i could take it.

Like adding an earth starbase to other contellations for the benefit of not having to travel all the way back to sol for crew or fuel.

i would also love to find a way to edit the contents of the system and the mineral deposits too

or make a star full of rainbow worlds  Grin just for the hell of it
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« Reply #6 on: February 19, 2006, 04:38:27 am »

or another reason to learn how to edit the systems is to add more moons to some of the planets in the sol system to reflect reality
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« Reply #7 on: February 20, 2006, 09:51:24 am »

Incidentally, I just had a crazy idea. The content of star systems is generated based on a pseudorandom number algorithm. Where is the seed that determines what kind of planets are where? If we change that seed, we might change the way the game is played in very profound ways. Imagine having to relearn all the best mining spots, for example.
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« Reply #8 on: February 20, 2006, 11:01:03 am »

Imagine having to relearn all the best mining spots, for example.
I do that every time I play the game!
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« Reply #9 on: February 21, 2006, 05:08:06 am »

well i gave pluto a moon  Grin

and i tried to make it's information show up as correctly as i could, but incidently Charon and pluto share some of the same aspects, like day length, temperature, the mass is hard to get down but thats because i have no idea what "e.s." means.

i also removed earths slave shield and landed on a black surface  Shocked
aparently there is no planetmap for earth landings  Grin

i was thinkin about a way to remove the earth's slaveshield for after you beat the game, but that's too complicated for me to "code". i also slaveshielded a gas giant to see what it looked like  Grin

alot of things to keep me intersted for a long time...
and i dont think the stars are completely randomly generated, just the planets in them
cause in plandata.c it has the stars already written down, but so far the only things that are not generated are major areas like the mycon egg cases to the melnorme locations, to starbases to the vux beast.

i even tried making my own star, but the game crashed every time i tried to enter it, it showed up as "alpha sol" on the map. lol
i just love toying with things Grin
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« Reply #10 on: February 21, 2006, 06:28:17 am »

Yeah, the stars are all hardcoded; the star's location is used as the seed, IIRC.
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« Reply #11 on: February 21, 2006, 11:28:46 am »

Therefore: randomly shuffle all the non-plot-related stars, and you'll be left with a vastly different game. Infinite replay value!
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