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  • I have a problem, but it's not with AS. My computer crashed and I lost my copy of AS. How do I go about getting another one?
  • Shaira wrote: Hi there GrumpyOldFart, Did you get anywhere with your efforts generating system contents for already placed stars? Sarah No, I didn't. Just a bit over 2 years ago, my mother's house burned to the ground, and she passed …
  • 6) The ability to delineate subsectors as other than merely cubic or spherical. For example, if I want to make a subsector delineating the size and placement of a nebula, I want to be able to make it a spheroid, but should be able to give it distinc…
  • 5) Unicode support. In other words, the ability to label Alpha Centauri, for example, as "α Cen".
  • Now I have a very different problem. I have a free VBS editor, so I can get the color coding to help make sense of a script, so long as I change the file extension to .vbs from .astroscript... but I don't see any way I can debug it. I mean yes, I…
  • Look at the API doc for the list of properties and functions. I'd love to, but I don't know where it is. EDIT: Never mind, found it. Thanks!
  • That looks like it will be useful to play with. There's only a couple of things I still have a question about, in terms of whether or not I can do what I need with those commands: ...you can use the body class's DeleteChildren method. What ha…
  • I'm willing to start teaching myself how to write plugins anyway, so let me ask this: What command accesses the "Delete System Contents" function inside AS? If I can find out that one, I can probably learn everything else I need to know from plugins…
  • The other thing I think is badly needed is for the sector generator to have the ability to infer starfield density from what you already have. So for example, you can take a 50ly radius chunk of star field from actual Hipparcos data or wherever that…
  • If we're going to have a single common thread for all AS new feature requests, I'll repeat my desire for Unicode support here. I'm not going to give you any grief over it, since I was one of the beta testers of the current version. If I failed to th…
  • silvercat17 wrote: How do I get a random number between 30 & 40? 1d10 + 30 won't give 30... 1d11 + 29
  • I don't know anything about FM, but I do know something about printers. If you have good fine line resolution right up until the actual printing, but then lose it on the page itself, the most likely culprit is your paper quality. That and the fact t…
  • That's cool, and my apologies for jogging your elbow to find out something that was already in the help file (to that extent, anyway)... and playing in it showed me that you can sort ascending/descending by any field name that appears in the display…
  • While we're putting things on the wish list for later upgrades/versions, it would be nice if the search function included sorting by spectral class of the star (or primary in a multiple system.)
  • Well I'm able to get around the problem, for M/K/G/F/A/B I used Purple/Red/Orange/White/Pale Blue/Med. Blue, so it's no biggie. Still, I'd call these (highlight color control and unicode) things to look into as possibilities for the next update or v…
  • Ed_NBOS wrote: Close multiples are essentially stars that are close enough that they interfere with the orbits of the planets orbiting the other star. Its not a hard & fast definition, though. Hmmm, I think I'm beginning to see the probl…
  • Well while I'm bugging you... can you tell me how to change the color of selected items from yellow to something else? In case you're wondering why, I'd like to label stars/systems in colors according to their spectral class (when unselected). Bu…
  • Hmmm... I admit I haven't looked up in the help file to see how the program defines the difference, but I would have assumed the difference between "multiple star system" and "close multiple" would be: Multiple Star System: Each star in the syste…
  • I don't have FT, and thus don't have this problem, but I do often have program freezes that seem to be tied to generating planetary maps in FWE. That is, it only freezes if I am in a system examining planets, and always freezes at "Scanning surface.…