Eclipse Phase locations for Celestia space simulator

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Eclipse Phase locations for Celestia space simulator
Hello, Celestia is a 3D Universe simulator that allows for virtual tours within our Galaxy and beyond. I use it to show my Eclipse Phase players the locations they visit – a kind of handout for a session. I made an addon for Celestia that adds Eclipse Phase's location labels to Titan. Also it updates the program with locations named up to Dec 9, 2014. Because of developments in my ongoing campaign I'll soon add locations for Mars too. You can find it on my blog: http://rpg.forseti.pl/en_US/post/tytanskie-lokacje-do-celestii/ I intend to update official locations adopted by International Astronomical Union on bi-monthly or quarterlly basis. I'll also add more Eclipse Phase locations as needed. Enjoy!
Bursting Eagern... Bursting Eagerness Soul's picture
Oh Thank God!
I thought that this was going to be another fucking MLP thread. But I like this! Do you mainly use it for in-system stuff? Or more for giving a general idea of things while gatecrashing?
In other words, firing off a laser with a sufficient TWR for the recoil to be noticeable would require a post-miracle-tech laser weighing less than a disposable plastic spoon and powerful enough to shoot down Death Stars? -- ShadowDragon8685
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Definitely in-system. There
Definitely in-system. There is so much potential for conflict, culture shock and interaction of ideas that I don't even want to go off-System! Actually I intend the campaign that could disrupt whole SolSys without even leaving Saturn System and without engaging TITANs (well, ok, only as kick-starter). Why gatecrash then? :) As for MLP: gosh! It was enough when I used #celestia on Facebook and then checked what it links to. I was unaware that this blight crept here too. I thought that EP and MLP are such wonderfully incompatible... o, merciless world! ;)
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Bursting Eagerness Soul wrote
Bursting Eagerness Soul wrote:
I thought that this was going to be another fucking MLP thread.
Oi, you got something against ponies? Them's fightin' words, mate.
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Forseti wrote:As for MLP:
Forseti wrote:
As for MLP: gosh! It was enough when I used #celestia on Facebook and then checked what it links to. I was unaware that this blight crept here too. I thought that EP and MLP are such wonderfully incompatible... o, merciless world! ;)
Yep. There are a few "Let's Make Equestria" threads floating around.
ShadowDragon8685 wrote:
Bursting Eagerness Soul wrote:
I thought that this was going to be another fucking MLP thread.
Oi, you got something against ponies? Them's fightin' words, mate.
I have nothing against ponies. Just the creepy fucks who draw porn of them. Which tends to be the kind of thing that shows up on forums that aren't dedicated MLP forums.
In other words, firing off a laser with a sufficient TWR for the recoil to be noticeable would require a post-miracle-tech laser weighing less than a disposable plastic spoon and powerful enough to shoot down Death Stars? -- ShadowDragon8685
Kremlin K.O.A. Kremlin K.O.A.'s picture
I would note the Equestria
I would note the Equestria hab threads haven't gone into pony porn.
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Kremlin K.O.A. wrote:I would
Kremlin K.O.A. wrote:
I would note the Equestria hab threads haven't gone into pony porn.
Fair enough. I'm just used to that shit showing up everywhere that MLP does, so I have a bit of a knee-jerk hatred of the whole thing by now.
In other words, firing off a laser with a sufficient TWR for the recoil to be noticeable would require a post-miracle-tech laser weighing less than a disposable plastic spoon and powerful enough to shoot down Death Stars? -- ShadowDragon8685
thebluespectre thebluespectre's picture
Huh
What happened to Steel Accord, anyways? he was best pony.
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Forseti Forseti's picture
Folks, perhaps we'd rather
Folks, perhaps we'd rather discuss the Celestia's addon? Isn't Aarhus too far to the west? Perhaps Montmorency Cascade and Lacus are misplaced? I'd be grateful for any error reports :)
nerol-1 nerol-1's picture
Thank you!
Thank you a lot for the link and for your adds on. I'm preparing an Eclipse Phase campaign on the outer system (and some extra solar planets) and this will help me a lot. This Celestial is fantastic! As soon as I get more familiar with Celestia, I will add some location too (on Juppiter, Saturn and the Main Belt). Grazie
il NeRo www.sentinellefirewall.blogspot.it The blog about the adventures of 4 Italian Sentinels
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Update
I've updated the addon. Now it contains locations for Luna, Mars and Titan so is pretty complete. Please report any issues. I deviated from existing maps of Mars and I'd like to know if you find my solution OK. I'll elaborate tomorrow.
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Deviations
As I mentioned I deviated from existing maps of Luna and Mars. Now to elaborate: 1. The map of Luna has Skyhook line on 6 degree south of equator not on equator so I had to move Clever Hands 6 degrees north relative to what's shown in Sunward. 2. Position of Martian Gate on map of Mars in Sunward is incompatible with what's described in the text. Text mentions Gate is less than km into the Vallis and Pathfinder is 40 km away, situated on the wall of Gusev. On map Pathfinder in fact seems to be at New Plymouth crater or southern wall of Gusev but Gate is much farther south the Vallis. So I stuck to the text (ignoring some fan-made maps) and placed Gate on the southern end of the mouth of Vallis so as to keep the distance from Pathfinder - the Gate's 25km no-go zone already encompass nearly all the New Plymouth crater, entry to Gusev is at 30km. So Pathfinder had to be moved farther north-east and I placed it on a small plateau by the southern wall of Gusev. 3. I had some difficulties pinpointing the location of Elysium City but thenks Chernoborg they are gone. It seats at the intersection of Hyblaeus and Eysium Chasmata 4. On some fan-made maps New Dazhai is located in the Gali crater on the north of Argyre Planitia. But there it's not a northern scarp of Argyre. In fact only part of continuous scarp on northern part of Argyre is where I put the city.
nerol-1 nerol-1's picture
Mars habitats and some asteroids
Hi. Forseti, why did you told about Celestia? I'm only thinking about it, recently :-) I replaced the texture of Mars with one with TQZ and colonies but I think I will remove colonies and leave only the red and huge TQZ. Seeing it on the planet in Celestia, helps to understand how fracking big it is. I add the orbital habitats of Mars and some asteroids in the main belt, like Legba and 349 Dembowska (Zombieland, yeah). I'm a noob on graphics software, at the moment I'm using the graphics made by other users. I would like to modify some graphics to create various habitats and mined asteroids. I will make some test next week and then I will upload my data on my Eclipse Phase blog. Ciao
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