This is a great way for the SE community to help improve the program! You can write object descriptions to be used in SpaceEngine. And if your contributions get added to the program, you will of course get your name added to the SE credits
But you can't write just anything and have it be added. There are some rules that you must follow:
- Descriptions must be entirely written by you. You cannot copy a description, in whole or in part, from somewhere else (e.g. Wikipedia).
- Description information should be as accurate and up-to-date as possible. This may require checking multiple sources of information to verify that the information you collect is correct and scientifically accepted.
- Descriptions should be well-written. Please do not write a description for a language that you are not very proficient in.
- Descriptions should be well-formatted if they contain a large amount of information (if there is only enough information to write a few sentences, don't worry about it). See example below:
This is how it looks in SE:
As you can see, there are a number of descriptions in SE right now that don't meet this standard, and should be updated
The database file you must edit can be found in the /data/locale folder, and will end in -db.cfg (so eng-db.cfg for English). You can find the full list of codes you can use in your scripts here.
List of updated db files for 0.98
Download them into /data/locale folder.