Version:- 1.0.8 Date:-11/01/05
Unzip the Traveller_Heaven_&_Earth.ZIP to a temporary directory. Select SETUP.EXE to install the program on your system. The program requires Internet Explorer or the file SHDOCVW.DLL to be installed on your system. Any existing Versions of H&E should be uninstalled prior to installing a new version. The System Data File (*.DTA) is backwards compatible with previous versions of the program.
Check that MFC42.DLL, and MSVCRT.DLL are both present in your Windows\System folder. These component files are available as ZIP files from within the main H&E ZIP file. You may also require CTL3D32.DLL which is also present within the H&E ZIP file. Make sure that you install the correct version of the DLL. CTL3D32_95 for Windows 95 & 98 and CTL3D32_NT for Windows NT. Users of Windows 2k & Me will need to check for availability for OS specific versions of this component.
Some users may have to register components manually by running the following command from the 'Run' option in the Windows 'Start' menu, for example:-
(Window 95 users cannot use ths function)
For File Associations to register correctly you will need to restart Windows.
The following course of action should fix the 'UNKNOWN ERROR' problem some users have been having when attempting to run the program:-
Check for duplicates of the following files:-
The only location that these files should be present is in your WINDOWS\SYSTEM folders. Back-up then delete any duplicates.
H&E should run without error after you have completed this process.
Heaven & Earth will run on any PC running Windows 95, 98, 2000, NT or ME. However, the following is the recommended system for running Heaven & Earth:-
Pentium with 64Mb memory.
Screen display of 800x600 with 16bit colour depth.
There may be some problems running the program in early versions of Windows 95.
Users may now edit Trade, Facilities, Base and Allegiance code lists.
Fixed several minor bugs in Sector Editor where certain hexes would not respond to mouse clicks.
Fixed bugs in PB Map generation where M & N-Zone PBs would not generate their maps properly.
GRIP functionality now included in non-GRIP specific version.
Fixed bug where mainworld is is occasionally not placed as a Satellite of Gas Giant in habitable zone orbit.
Reviewed and amended System Generation routines for CT/MT/TNE. Users should find System Generation more reliable.
World Detail Editor can be set to open as the default method of viewing data.
Reset button added to World Detail Editor.
All World Detail Editor functions now work with the exception of Orbital Placement, Psionic Institutes and Important NPCs.
Error where Size D Primary Stars were not generated during Random Sector Generation has been fixed.
World Detail Editor now imports and displays world details. The Editor is not functional. This Beta is designed to allow testers to provide feedback.
Error in World Map Editor which did not allow he placement of new mountain ranges has been fixed.
General layout for World Detail Editor added. The Editor is not functional and only the UWP, Orbit Placement and Orbit Distance sections have limited funcionality. This Beta is designed to allow testers to provide feedback.
V1.0.4 (GRIP Edition)
Two tier method of selecting data to be displayed added. i.e. Gamesmaster and Player Character.
H&E can communicate with the GRIP iGM module.
Files can now be sent to players using the GRIP iGM module.
User is now able to load GRIP Sector Files (*.tas6).
H&E Sector File Format introduced. Allows for implementation of Travel Zones.
Command Line Argument added. Users can run program and add a UWP to end of Command Line. See Command Line Argument section of page.
File Associations added for WBS and DTA files. This allows users to run H&E by selecting one of these files. The contents of the file is then loaded into the program.
'Trade Route Calculator' and associated routines added.This allows users to generate Trade Routes in accordance with GURPS Far Trader rules.
'Preview Sector Map' added. This allows the user to view the full Sector Map prior to printing or saving.
' Load Details' option added. This allows the user to load any H&E System DTA file manually.
User can now select the graphic file format for Sector, System and World maps. Supported graphic file formats are BMP, GIF, JPG, PCX, PNG, TIF.
Screen did not reset to System/World view when 'Cancel' selected during 'Save Details'. This has now been fixed.
Die Mods were added to Subordinate World Population calculations instead of subtracted. This has now been fixed.
Die Mods were calculated for Subordinate World Size based on System position rather than Orbit position. This meant that Subordinate Worlds never had a Size greater than 2. This has now been fixed.
Occasional error during Full Sector Generation when 'Save Data Only' is not selected. Pending.
There are a number of issues regarding the routines for displaying 'Important NPCs'. Pending.
Some Systems cannot sustain the planetary bodies assigned to them. The program will try to place all bodies, but will not always succeed. Symptoms may include, missing gas giants or planetoids belts and mainworld as satellite codes not working correctly. The System simply does not have enough orbits to place all planetary orbits. This is a fault of the 'canon' sector files and is not a fault of the program.
UWP can be directly input to H&E using a Command Line Arguement as follows:-
00000000001111111111222222222233333333334444444444555555555566666666667777777777888888 01234567890123456789012345678901234567890123456789012345678901234567890123456789012345 "Heaven & Earth.exe" UWP: 0104 Khouth A8C3999-D Hi Fl Cp 420 Vf M3 V
The UWP string must have the same layout as the HES File format.
It is hoped that authors of other Sector Builder programs (Astrogator, Galactic, Hexmap etc.) will build this feature into their own programs. This would allow users to call H&E after selecting a System from these programs.
Heaven & Earth uses the:-
TwistedPixel Imaging Control v0.95.
Copyright Bananas Software Inc 1996-2000.
All Rights Reserved.
Heaven & Earth supports:-
GRIP (Generic Roleplaying for Internet Players)
Copyright 1999 Quicklink Interactive, Inc.
Heaven & Earth V1.0.8.
Copyright Stuart W. Ferris 1999-2001.
All Rights Reserved.