## Crayon Syntax Highlighter Blitzbasic Addon

This is an addon for the great WordPress Plugin “Crayon Syntax Highlighter“. I created this to visualize my Source Codes here in this Blog. It includes syntax highlighting for Blitz3D and Blitzmax, however it is not perfect but suitable for my needs (optimized for Superstrict!). It looks very close to the color schemes I’m using in my IDEal (Blitz3D) and BLIde (Blitzmax) development environments.

## Random Star System Calculator Spreadsheet

This is the nucleus of this game. A Microsoft Excel spreadsheet I’ve been working on the last three years. It calculates from the values in the orange fields in the upper left a complete Star System with 10 Planets and all of their properties using real physical formulas and some predefined tables. The data is not quite realistic, but realistic enough to create a believable star system on the fly. Based on this spreadsheet, I created the more advanced Star System Generator Demo and this will be the core of the game.

## Interplanetary Travel Demo

This demo shows simple interplanetary ship travel between two moving celestial bodies in 3D, initially inspired by the old game “Millennium 2.2”. I am using the exact body names from there (perhaps coding a remake some day) and real object radii / periods / sizes from Wikipedia (planets only, the moons would look weird and the scale wouldn’t fit anymore without major modifications).

## Gravity Demo

A simple 3D demo of gravitation in minib3d. Two bodies with different masses affect each other using Newton’s law of universal gravitation formula which is F=G*((M1*M2)/r²). Includes a single surface path visualization using quads to see the objects gravitation influence. In this demo I’ve used the mass of our sun for the star and the mass of our planet. You can interact with some keys, use the mouse to rotate and zoom the scene.

## Star System Generator Demo

This is an updated version of an older commandline tool to create pseudorealistic Star Systems. This version can visualize the data and you can fly around in the Star system. The colors represent the Temperature zones of the System. Red is very hot close to the Star, Green is the Habitable zone where liquid Water is possible while Blue is too cold and frozen. The white lines represent the Orbits of the Planets. The blinking green line shows the optimum distance of a habitable planet, but their distance could vary from that as other factors than distance are important to decide if a planet is habitable or has a good ESI (Earth Similarity Index).