4/25/19 Changed the poll. Right now I use a system of average values and standard deviations, and this gives the best results in my opinion, but I realize that not everyone knows how this works or knows how to edit it. So let me know if you would like it better if there were min/max ranges.
As a fan of science fiction, I was a little underwhelmed with the number of online tools for generating sci-fi things. If you google "solar system generator", there are some good ones but all are text-based and to me, they leave a lot to be desired. And if I wanted to port these online generators to SE, I would have to create .sc files from scratch and copy all the values over manually, which is boring, and would take a lot of time to visualize just one system.
So I decided I would create my own generator that would output a file that SE can read. My goal is to make this as customizable as I can, so the user has control over all variables. Right now there are quite a few configuration options to play around with, but I plan on adding many more in the future. I am still actively working on this, but I am a working college student, so there won't be updates every week. Any updates will be posted here, and I'm working on setting up a GitHub page if anyone wants to track my progress. That will be in the future.
Instructions are included, but it is pretty intuitive. Just extract the .zip, double click the .exe to run it and move the files to the right folder. Your computer will probably block it at first, but I promise I won't steal your data. Read the Readme if you want to edit generation, especially if you don't know what some of the variables mean.
If you find any issues with it, anything that doesn't look right, or any errors when the program is run, please feel free to let me know here or in private messages. There are bound to be bugs I haven't come across yet.
Anyway, I do hope you like it! As I said, I'll be adding a few more things to it in the future to really make it "sci-fi", especially once SE .99 is released, so leave me suggestions of what you might want to see added.
- Seth Fusion