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. Read More
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.
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).Read More
Bow shocks form the boundary between a magnetosphere and an ambient magnetized medium. This occurs when the magnetic field of an astrophysical object interacts with the nearby flowing ambient plasma. For example, when the solar wind, flowing with a relative speed of order 400 km/s, encounters the magnetic field of Earth, a bow shape boundary forms. For Earth and other magnetized planets, it is the boundary at which the speed of the stellar wind abruptly drops as a result of its approach to the magnetopause. For stars, this boundary is typically the edge of the astrosphere, where the stellar wind meets the interstellar medium.
A protoplanetary disk is a rotating circumstellar disk of dense gas and dust surrounding a young newly formed star, a T Tauri star. The protoplanetary disk may also be considered an accretion disk for the star itself, because gasses or other material may be falling from the inner edge of the disk onto the surface of the star. But this process should not be confused with the accretion process thought to build up the planets themselves.