Autogenerated Galaxy Guide
This is a kind of "Project Page" for the Autogenerated Galaxy Guide.
Please don't edit these pages manually as they will propably be overwritten one day with a more current version.
I am working on "Prices and Availabilities" for the systems.
I know that "Planet Radius" is still missing. I just forgot it...
I have to find out where to get the Information on sun and planet colors and station types.
I have to find which OXPs are considered canonical enough for inclusion into the guide.
For requests and criticism use the thread Galaxy Guideon the Oolite Bulletin Board.
I'm planning to integrate two more advanced features into a systems' page: An overview map to locate the system in the map, and a local area map showing the worlds in witchspace distance. Both can be done by abusing the "timeline" feature of the MediaWiki if I read the documentation correctly, but this will definitely require an update of the EliteWiki engine (which is at Version 1.9, the current Stable Version is 1.15.1).
I started this project because I consider it crucial that in such a multi-author environment the store background is as consistent as possible. When I asked how the various fiction and OXP writers communicate and coordinate their efforts and how they know whether a system is already part of another authors story domain, I only learned that there is no real coordination and synchronisation effort.
Another factor was to get a better overview over the worlds of the Oolite multiverse.
I started off with an extract of the list in Oolite planet list/Galaxy 1, but I soon learned that this would never give me the information on prices and availabilities of items, so I analyzed the TXTELITE and Oolite sources and the spreadsheet and wrote a perl module to give me all the relevant information.
I took the information on trade routes and regions from the Downloadable Vector Map of Galaxy 1 made by ClymAngus.
I grabbed the icons for governments and economies for the project fronan Oolite font png found in the sources:
The Icons for the tech level were made by me:
|Tech Level||Logo for the System template||Compact version for tables|
To ease the programming and helping to get a more consistent look, I designed various templates:
|The System Description Box on the right side||Template:System|
|The box for the original Oolite System Descriptions||Template:GalacticCatalogueEntry|
|Header, Entry and Footer for a Witchspace List||Template:WitchspaceHeader Template:WitchspaceEntry Template:WitchspaceFooter|
|Header, Entry and Footer for a Systems List||Template:SectorTableHeader Template:SectorTableEntry Template:SectorTableFooter|
Dummy templates needed to accomodate ancient MediaWiki
As the extension ParserFunctions 1.1.1 for the MediaWiki 1.9 does not support the "switch" function, I had to work around some problems by creating a bunch of dummy Templates: