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  • Do you really mean v1? The limitation comes from the video drivers. Some can make in-memory bitmaps of any size, some can't allocate a bitmap that's larger than the screen size. Often it changes with different driver versions. Particularly in ol…
  • The date value is relative to whatever the epoch date is for the sector. So if you consider Jan 1st, 3000 to be your epoch, and you want the position on Jan 10th, you'd use 10 as the value for the date. The actual epoch date depends on your univer…
  • I don't think there's a way to get the time that's set in the display. You may have to ask for it with a dialog popup or something. To calculate positions at a give time, what you need to do is call the body's GetOrbit() method. That returns an O…
  • Hi Allison, First off, I know this is late, but I'm so sorry to hear about Kory. We used to email back and forth on occasion back in the day. My condolences. On to maps... there's a couple ways you can do this. Perhaps the easiest would be to o…
  • Since you want a system at the center, its probably easiest just to move the system you want to the center. This way all coordinates would be relative to it.
  • No, sorry, the software requires Windows. The only 'built in' way to work with existing continent shapes is to load a digital elevation file (.DEM) into Fractal World Explorer, and then export it as a Fractal Mapper map. But the resolution when do…
  • An alternate way of doing it is to do it backwards. Select a system, and set its position to 0,0,0, making it the center system.
  • If its a standard sector, the center is point (0,0,0). So its the system closest to that. You'll have to look at the positions of the systems closest to that point to determine which is actually closest, or write a script to do it.
  • @OldeMusicke That's a good catch. Params certainly shouldn't be converted like that.
  • You already did the right thing - emailing the tech support address is the best way to recover links.
  • Actually I think that would. Previously there was no data set that had both the planet and the star positions in them.
  • (moved convo to Astro topic) The typical problem with astronomical data is that the data needs to be converted from angles to the x/y/z coordinates that Astro uses. What I would love to see is an up to date data set of all the exoplanets. Somethi…
  • No, sorry, prompt's aren't supported in the Android app
  • Variables can't be used as weights because the weight is parsed by the program as the generator is loaded, while the table item lines are only processed as they are encountered.
  • Yes, the product is alive and well.
  • Ah, good hint. Whatever WINE was using by default may have been keeping the file open, preventing it being written to.
  • Any text editor can be used. The .ipt files are just text files.
  • Unfortunately, I'm not an iOS developer, and I don't really have the available time to get up to speed with all that's necessary to get a beta program going through TestFlight. That's basically what I meant by no easy way to do a beta. That, and A…
  • No formal ETA yet on FM9. Still hoping for this year. Both myself and the artist had some distractions that set us behind schedule. Coding is about 90% done, all the primary new features are in place. I will of course post an expected release da…
    in ETA FM9 Comment by Ed_NBOS May 2019
  • This does look like a bug. You should be able to set the date format for the log entry to something sortable alphabetically by setting the format in "File -> Database options for (database name)" from the menu, and then the "Log Format" tab.
  • Its just at the very early idea stage. Looking at possibly switching to different development frameworks and some other items. I still have to get Fractal Mapper 9 out first, which is taking longer than I hoped.
  • FM doesn't support map projections. You'd likely need something like ArcGIS for that. What you might be able to do if you need a top down projection is view the world in the globe tool (View -> Show in Globe from the menu), capture a screenshot…
  • Use File -> Import -> Import CSV Data from the menu. Then select the CSV file you downloaded.
  • Here's a sample using recursion to find a body by UABI. This was a quick hack, so may not be the most efficient. #plugin UABI Finder #author NBOS #desc Finds a body by UABI using recursion Dim WasFound, FoundBody Dim s sector = Ge…
  • Every body has an IDString property, which is the UABI. This looks like its missing in the docs. Its actually a property of an ancestor class, which is probably why it was missed in the docs. For ex: sector = GetCurrentSector() b = sector.GetSys…
  • Unfortunately there's not going to be an instant way to import that data. It looks like that generator has a JSON export, so that may be the easiest to use. What may be easiest is to make a script in some programming language (python or php perhap…
  • I don't know if that script works with Astro 3. Astro 3's files (.AstroDB) are SQLite databases. You can use the SQLite3 command line tool to generate the CSV output. Or use the programming language of your choice to open the file directly. Eve…
  • Could you have installed the 1.01e update by accident? That would explain the license file error as it'd be looking for a v1 license file. The latest Keep 2 version is 2.01d.
  • No, haven't seen this problem. Which version of Skwyre is this - Windows, Android, Mac, Linux?