What is the Solar System Generator (SSG) used for? The SSG’s layout has two main functions: Visualisation and generating a playfield. It is not a full-fledged terrain editor, but can use premade heightmap terrains to visualize and alter the terrain shape. To sum it up, the SSG currently (as of Alpha 8.0 EXP Phase 1)... ....can alter premade playfields based on SEED (Seed = same seed as used ingame = same result as in SSG) ..can alter premade playfields based on a range of settings (see Doku) ..can visualize POI, Ore and NPC spawn areas locations and positions on planets and in space ..can visualize planet and orbital playfields ..can visualize the solar system (Sector) ..can create a new random scenario with a button click ..cannot place or remove POI, Ore and NPC spawns (yet) ..cannot create multi-solar system (yet) ..cannot create new animals or modify AI routines Please find attached the Dokumentation as a PDF. All Screenshots were taken from the current production version, but might change in the course of the coming months. --- Documentation Preview ---- TABLE OF CONTENTS Preamble A. Introduction B. Heightmaps and Stamps C. You need a .yaml editing software D. Quick overview of the new game files E. How the game starts a new game F. Global SSG Workflow The Solar System Generator (SSG) How To Start the SSG GUI Overview - Planetary Playfield ( 2D < > 3D ) GUI Overview - Orbital Playfield GUI Overview - Sector Playfield Global SSG Handling Notes Working with the SSG Loading a playfield Customize and Export a playfield 1. Create TEST playfield 2. Modify STAMPS 3. Load TEST in the SSG & export Playtest your work A. Preparation: B.1 Method A: Overwrite an existing planet (easier) B.2 Method B: Define a custom named planet C. Troubleshooting THREE GOLDEN RULES NEVER MODIFY AND THEN OVERWRITE DEFAULT GAME FILES Any file that is added to the installation via update, is likely to be overwritten with each update! Any progress is lost if an update kicks in or you use the “verify files” steam feature. NEVER SAVE ANY OF YOUR WORK IN THE CONTENT ROOT FOLDERS OR A DEFAULT SCENARIO Adding new files is not a problem, but modifying original files is a risk. See Rule 1. ALWAYS SAVE YOUR WORK in your OWN SCENARIO Scenarios you create are NOT removed or overwritten by any update!