Naming the galactic regions

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Naming the galactic regions

Post by Wildeblood » Mon Aug 04, 2014 5:45 am

If you've got the latest nightly build of Oolite 1.81, you can set the title of the chart screen specifically according to which system is currently selected as your destination. So, e.g., if you select any of the systems near Tianve on chart 1, the screen title could change from "Galactic Chart 1" to "The Pulsar Worlds".

I've uploaded an OXZ to demonstrate this, which is available through the download manager under the title "Distant Realms" (because "Regional Chart Titles" sounded too bland). It adds the regions described on the wiki for charts 1 and 2. Before I continue to add more to it, I thought some discussion might be in order (lest great swathes of the galaxy become known as Wildeblood's Empire).

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Re: Naming the galactic regions

Post by maik » Mon Aug 04, 2014 8:29 am

Are you using the names from the vector maps?

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Re: Naming the galactic regions

Post by Wildeblood » Mon Aug 04, 2014 12:00 pm

maik wrote:Are you using the names from the vector maps?
I copied from the region pages linked from here, not from the maps directly:
http://wiki.alioth.net/index.php/Sector ... ector_Maps
http://wiki.alioth.net/index.php/Sector ... ector_Maps
Whoever set about making the wiki pages seems to have given up after chart 2. :(

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Re: Naming the galactic regions

Post by cim » Mon Aug 04, 2014 4:50 pm

If you want a list of the system IDs covered by all the regions from the ClymAngus maps, have a look in the startUp method of Scripts/cargotyperegional.js in the New Cargoes OXP.

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Re: Naming the galactic regions

Post by Diziet Sma » Sun Oct 19, 2014 2:41 am

I've just noticed that in the Expansion Manager, the descriptions for Distant Realms and Galaxy Names are identical, even though they perform slightly different tasks..
Most games have some sort of paddling-pool-and-water-wings beginning to ease you in: Oolite takes the rather more Darwinian approach of heaving you straight into the ocean, often with a brick or two in your pockets for luck. ~ Disembodied

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Re: Naming the galactic regions

Post by Switeck » Sun Oct 19, 2014 7:29 pm

As far as naming...
There's always the Rift Worlds in Galaxy Chart 7 as well as the "unreachables" in Galaxy Charts 3, 6, and 8 as well.

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Re: Naming the galactic regions

Post by ClymAngus » Mon Oct 20, 2014 5:13 pm

cim wrote:If you want a list of the system IDs covered by all the regions from the ClymAngus maps, have a look in the startUp method of Scripts/cargotyperegional.js in the New Cargoes OXP.
A feat of identification I'm still quite in awe of sir. I thought painting them was bloody annoying but you went and programmed them into an oxp. Formidable sir formidable.

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