Procedural content

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December 13th, 2009 12:38 am

While writing the Elite-style procedural planet/star system generator for my entry, I was messing around with random strings, trying to come up with a system that provided pronounceable planet/star names.

The algorithm which I have used is in fact the same one that was used in Elite and Frontier, and it occasionally spits out a real word, or happily the odd bit of profanity.

I was a little worried when it gave me “quitbed”, though. I think it’s beginning to become sentient.

2 Responses to “Procedural content”

  1. SonnyBone says:



  2. fydo says:

    Haha, I just got “edge”.
    Let’s hope Langdell doesn’t see this. 😉

    Pretty cool stuff though!

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