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andor734Date: Monday, 15.07.2013, 10:46 | Message # 1
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I wanted to know where Space Engine stores the stars and planets it generates procedurally. It'd be nice to export all the stars in a galaxy - just position and type (and system data for a certain handful of stars).
 
HarbingerDawnDate: Monday, 15.07.2013, 10:50 | Message # 2
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I wanted to know where Space Engine stores the stars and planets it generates procedurally.

It doesn't.

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It'd be nice to export all the stars in a galaxy

This would be impossible, and even if it were possible it would require terabytes of space just to describe the types and positions of all stars in a decent sized galaxy.

Also, there is a thread for asking questions like this: http://en.spaceengine.org/forum/11-1385-1





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Edited by HarbingerDawn - Monday, 15.07.2013, 10:51
 
andor734Date: Monday, 22.07.2013, 14:10 | Message # 3
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This would be impossible, and even if it were possible it would require terabytes of space just to describe the types and positions of all stars in a decent sized galaxy.


Your response basically confirms what I've suspected, that the placement algorithm requires only the seed to create the same arrangement of stars and the same planets in a system. I mean, how else would the program be able to maintain the systems and star placements without storing them on a disk.

Hence I reiterate my desire to get my hands on the source code for the star placement algorithm. Failing that, put all the functionality into a DLL or Linux Shared Object so I can use it for my purposes.
 
Joey_PenguinDate: Monday, 22.07.2013, 18:01 | Message # 4
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The great thing about procedural generation is that, assuming you have no mods, the system produces the same results for every user. This is how we can share our discoveries.




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Edited by Joey_Penguin - Monday, 22.07.2013, 18:02
 
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