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Offline Eli Delventhal

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« Posted 2008-05-18 22:47:19 »

Another thing I'm adding that isn't necessarily a game, but is very fun to play around with!

This is a game that uses Newtonian Physics to simulate the galaxy... it's basically an orrery. It's fun to shoot planets at other ones and whatnot, though.  Grin

More info:
http://www.otcsw.com/planetarysimulator.php

Webstart:
http://www.otcsw.com/webstart/PlanetarySimulator/PlanetarySimulator.jnlp

Screenshot:

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Offline SwampChicken
« Reply #1 - Posted 2008-05-20 06:46:37 »

Ooo..
...starting your own 'pax imperia' project eh?
 Wink
Offline Eli Delventhal

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« Reply #2 - Posted 2008-05-20 08:01:14 »

Ooo..
...starting your own 'pax imperia' project eh?
 Wink

Or Master of Orion?

Smiley

That would be fun to make... why not?

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« Reply #3 - Posted 2008-06-27 01:33:32 »

um, closing the window doesn't appear to be terminating the game thread? (after running it I was left with a javaw process using 14% processor & 40mb)

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Offline Eli Delventhal

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« Reply #4 - Posted 2008-06-27 05:06:56 »

Sorry, I'm used to a Macintosh where we're used to that sort of thing.

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Offline Hansdampf

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« Reply #5 - Posted 2008-06-27 06:32:56 »

I made the planets take shortcuts (linear hops) by increasing the simulation speed by 10  Grin
Maybe you could speed it up by removing the massive output in the extra window and display that info in the main screen?

I heard that one of our planets doesn't patrol on the same 'disc' like all of our other planets, did you thake that into account?  persecutioncomplex

Or Master of Orion?

Smiley

That would be fun to make... why not?
One of my all time favorites! I played MOO1 each day the last week and plan to make my own (simplified), too.
download:  http://www.moo3.at/moo1/files.php
dosbox info how to launch it: http://www.jonathanmoeller.com/screed/?p=179


edit: completetly off topic, but now I understand why the ship 'Penetrator' hast that name (just look at the copy protection pic), haha! Never realized that when I was 15.

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Offline SwampChicken
« Reply #6 - Posted 2008-06-27 07:49:29 »

demonpants,
what are the chances of us seeing the source for this project?
 Grin
Offline b.myeye

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« Reply #7 - Posted 2008-06-27 08:10:12 »

sweet. 

I never realized that the outer planets are located so far away from earth. So I guess,  chances to send a manned spacecraft to one of the outer planets are 0.0. (Unless some rocket scienctists invent  a warp drive  Tongue).
Offline gouessej
« Reply #8 - Posted 2008-06-27 11:06:30 »

demonpants,
what are the chances of us seeing the source for this project?
 Grin
Excellent question.

Offline Eli Delventhal

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« Reply #9 - Posted 2008-06-27 16:12:00 »

demonpants,
what are the chances of us seeing the source for this project?
 Grin
100%

http://www.otcsw.com/files/PlanetarySimulatorSource.zip

Not sure how good the comments and coding style are, but go ahead and steal whatever you want from this.

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Offline SwampChicken
« Reply #10 - Posted 2008-08-04 04:35:28 »

...loved the help message dp.  Grin
Offline Eli Delventhal

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« Reply #11 - Posted 2008-08-04 05:08:13 »

...loved the help message dp.  Grin
It is often true.  Tongue

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