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Help with creating Mods and Addons

Posted: 24 Mar 2020 00:44
by iTzNikkitty
Is there a way to change what the Milky Way looks like? At least in terms of color. I'd just kind of like to have a more fantastical look. On that same note though, is there a way to make stars with more unrealistic colors as well?

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Posted: 24 Mar 2020 05:00
by iTzNikkitty
More important question actually. I'm trying to create a custom nebula and while I have managed to get it the right size and position, I can't make it use the model I want for it. Like, I've edited and saved the look I want in the nebula editor, but whenever I reopen Space Engine, the nebula just has the old model again.

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Posted: 24 Mar 2020 06:26
by Mosfet
iTzNikkitty, did you check this guide on Steam?
A Very Okay Guide on Making Very Okay Nebulae

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Posted: 24 Mar 2020 13:01
by iTzNikkitty
Thanks, that helped me fix it. Basically, since I was using a workshop added nebula, I moved it to the data/models/custom folder (though I feel like that may not have been necessary), and I edited the config to have UseForObject "NebulaName". I loaded up space engine and I can now see the nebula I wanted!

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Posted: 25 Mar 2020 02:56
by JackDole
Cantra wrote:
Source of the post I am having trouble with creating planets in the castor system. I can't make planets orbit around the barycenter. Could someone please make an example solar system around the 3 pairs of stars in the system for me so I could make planets around it using that as a base line?

Which barycenter? I have made planets around all of the barycenters.
(And I gave life to one of the planets. :))
CastorSystem.sc
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Posted: 25 Mar 2020 02:59
by A-L-E-X
JackDole wrote:
Cantra wrote:
Source of the post I am having trouble with creating planets in the castor system. I can't make planets orbit around the barycenter. Could someone please make an example solar system around the 3 pairs of stars in the system for me so I could make planets around it using that as a base line?

Which barycenter? I have made planets around all of the barycenters.
(And I gave life to one of the planets. :))
CastorSystem.sc

Thanks JD, I've been wanting planets in that system!  Can you see exotic lighting effects on planet surfaces- because that is a six star system!

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Posted: 25 Mar 2020 03:15
by JackDole
Castor C IV (Planet with life.)
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Posted: 25 Mar 2020 03:24
by A-L-E-X
Wonderful!  Is this add on both for 0980 and 0990?

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Posted: 25 Mar 2020 04:43
by JackDole
It should also work in SE 0.980.
However, the planets of course look different.
For example, Castor C IV has a ring in SE 0.980 that he does not have in SE 0.990.
scr00063.jpg

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Posted: 25 Mar 2020 10:02
by Cantra
JackDole wrote:
Cantra wrote:
Source of the post I am having trouble with creating planets in the castor system. I can't make planets orbit around the barycenter. Could someone please make an example solar system around the 3 pairs of stars in the system for me so I could make planets around it using that as a base line?

Which barycenter? I have made planets around all of the barycenters.
(And I gave life to one of the planets. :))
CastorSystem.sc

I don't know what happened before but the system works now. However, the planets have really weird orbital periods. For example this planet here has an unrealistic orbital period. All of the others do aswell. I think it's because of the script you used. The 0.990 style of script doesn't work with 0.980 it looks like. Do you think you could re-create the system in 0.980? 
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Posted: 25 Mar 2020 15:05
by JackDole
Cantra wrote:
Source of the post For example this planet here has an unrealistic orbital period. All of the others do aswell.

You're right. I had forgotten that, but due to a bug in SE 0.980, SpaceEngine calculated the orbital period incorrectly when the objects orbit around a barycenter.
I have made a script for SE 0.980, and added the orbital periods.
CastorSystem0980.sc
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Posted: 26 Mar 2020 00:23
by A-L-E-X
JackDole wrote:
Cantra wrote:
Source of the post For example this planet here has an unrealistic orbital period. All of the others do aswell.

You're right. I had forgotten that, but due to a bug in SE 0.980, SpaceEngine calculated the orbital period incorrectly when the objects orbit around a barycenter.
I have made a script for SE 0.980, and added the orbital periods.
CastorSystem0980.sc

ah I thought it was originally made for 0980 since thats the version where the planet has rings.  I wonder why there are no rings on that planet in 0990?  I wish it had them!

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Posted: 28 Mar 2020 14:17
by Cantra
JackDole wrote:
Cantra wrote:
Source of the post For example this planet here has an unrealistic orbital period. All of the others do aswell.

You're right. I had forgotten that, but due to a bug in SE 0.980, SpaceEngine calculated the orbital period incorrectly when the objects orbit around a barycenter.
I have made a script for SE 0.980, and added the orbital periods.
CastorSystem0980.sc

Thank you. Looks amazing. I have another thing to ask. Can you correct the Thuban star system for me, since I am planning on making a system there. Thuban B should be an A2 class star with a luminosity of around 40. Some planets around it would be cool.

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Posted: 29 Mar 2020 02:36
by JackDole
Cantra wrote:
Source of the post Thuban B should be an A2 class star with a luminosity of around 40

The Wikipedia article only says that it is 'possibly' an A2 star.
But if you just want to change the class and luminosity, this script is enough:
// -*- coding: utf-8 -*-
// Filename: AlfDraB.sc
// JackDole (Gerhard H. Quast) 2020.03.29 10:10:34

// https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thuban
//------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Star "ALF Dra B"
{
    ParentBody "Thuban"
    Class      "A2"
    
    Luminosity  40
}

//------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Put it in 'addons\catalogs\planets'.

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Posted: 30 Mar 2020 09:16
by longname
iTzNikkitty wrote:
Is there a way to change what the Milky Way looks like? At least in terms of color. I'd just kind of like to have a more fantastical look. On that same note though, is there a way to make stars with more unrealistic colors as well?

Can I just bring more attention to this question?