[MUD-Dev] Planet/Solar System Generation

Christopher Allen ChristopherA at skotos.net
Thu Jan 20 00:17:56 New Zealand Daylight Time 2000

From: "Wes Connell" <wconnell at adhesive.com>":
> Does anyone have any good links to some planet/solar system generation
> resources? I'm looking for some algorithms or cgis that will correctly
> generate a planet. The depth of detail I am looking for is like size of
> planet, distance from its star, size / temp of its star. At the same time
> making sure the planet would be habitable and such. The physics behind
> a task are currently beyond my ability.
> Also planet/terrain generation that is geophysically correct would be
> Even to go as far as plate movement, mineral make up, and weather
> Anyone know of such resources?

Most of my favorite resources in this area are listed at:

Three-D Starmaps -- <http://www.clark.net/pub/nyrath/starmap.html>
Wolrd Building -- <http://www.hut.fi/~vesanto/world.build.html>
How to Build a World --
CSU WorldBuilders --
Alien Design Biblograph -- <http://www.branta.demon.co.uk/alien-design/>
Principles of Planetary Biology --
Application - It's Full of Stars --
Applications - WorldBuilder 1.6
Application - Star Generator
Application - Terragen <http://planetside.co.uk/terragen/tginstall.shtml>
Application - Warp <http://archiginnasio.dsnet.it/max/warp/>
Web Application - Fractal Worldmap program
Web Application - An applet for synthesising solar systems
Web Application - Alien Planet Designer

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