TRAVELLER WORLD BUILDER DELUXE

FOR WINDOWS 95/98/NT

WRITTEN BY STUART W FERRIS


New Version

Version 5.2

Updated 11/01/05 21:46:37


New Features:-

1) Generation of full World Details for Satellites.

2) Mainworlds may be a Satellite orbiting a Gas Giant.

3) Trade & Commerce Details may be generated.

4) Important NPCs who are present on the World may be generated.

5) System Maps may be generated.

6) Governments for Balkanised worlds are now fully generated.

7) The choice between Standard and Alternative UWP Generation.

8) Trade Codes are now expanded to a full text description.

9) Base codes are now expanded to a full text description.

10) Allegiance Codes are now expanded to a full text description.

11) Original artwork by Jesse DeGraff.


Overview

TRAVELLER WORLD BUILDER DELUXE (WBD) will create a detailed Traveller World Details based on the rules provided in the Megatraveller World Builder's Handbook which was published by Digest Group Publications. WBD also generates Encounter Tables, Psionic Institutes Profile, Economic Profile, Military Profile, Trade & Commerce Details and Important NPCs based on the rules provided in the T4 Rulebook, T4 Psionic Institutes sourcebook, T4 Pocket Empires sourcebook, T4 Imperial Squadrons and MT Referee's Manual sourcebook respectively.

WBD will allow you to generate details for a single world, a single stellar system or a complete sector.


Instructions

The interface for WBD is Menu Driven:-

File

INPUT UWP - Select this button to enter the UWP data for a previously generated world. You will be asked to enter Primary Star Type & Size, Secondary Star Type & Size, Trinary Star Type & Size, Starport Type, Size, Atmosphere, Hydrographics, Population, Government, Law Level, Tech Level, Population Multiplier, Number of Planetoid Belts, Number of Gas Giants, Terrain Types and Trade Codes.

RANDOM WORLD - Select this button to create a Random World. The program will then calculate the World Details and display them to the screen.

PRINT WORLD - Once the World

LOAD UWP - Select this button to load UWP data from a Sector file (*.WBS). You will be provided with a list of Worlds from which you can select an appropriate world. The WBS file is unique to World Builder Deluxe. Sector Generator (Version 3) will create a WBS file and full details on the format of the file can be found in the enclosed file 'WBS File Format.TXT'. You may also load in Sector Files (*.UWP) from TrTools and standard Sector Files (*.SEC).

VIEW WORLD - Select this button after selecting Terrain Types and Trade Codes to display the World Details. The World Details will include Encounter Tables, Psionic Institute Details, Economic Details, Military Details, Trade & Commerce details and Important NPCs where appropriate.

REPEAT UWP - Select this button to repeat the UWP details for the previous input or randomly generated world. This feature is useful as the World Builder software will generate some worlds which have unrealistic details (particularly Base Temperature). Use this feature until you obtain satisfactory World Details.


SAVE WORLD - Once the World Details have been generated you will be able to save them. Select this button to save the World Details in ASCII file format or Extended UWP file format.

PRINT WORLD - Once the World Details have been generated you will be able to print them. Select this button to print the World Details to the current printer.


QUIT - Select this button to quit the program.


Options

DISPLAY AS STANDARD TEXT FORMAT - If this menu item is checked the information will be displayed in the standard text format. If the world has been randomly generated, selecting this option will force the details to be randomly generated again using the same UWP code.

DISPLAY AS RICE PAPER FORMAT - If this menu item is checked the information will be displayed in RICE Paper format. If the world has been randomly generated, selecting this option will force the details to be randomly generated again using the same UWP code.


DISPLAY WORLD DETAILS - If this menu item is checked the World Builder's Handbook data is displayed.

DISPLAY ENCOUNTER TABLES - If this menu item is checked and native life exists on the world the Encounter Tables are displayed.

DISPLAY PSIONIC INSTITUTES PROFILE - If this menu item is checked and the world is populated the Psionic Institutes Profile is displayed.

DISPLAY ECONOMIC PROFILE - If this menu item is checked and the world is populated the Economic Profile is displayed.

DISPLAY MILITARY PROFILE - If this menu item is checked and the worlds economy is capable of sustaining military forces the Military Profile is displayed.

DISPLAY TRADE AND COMMERCE DETAILS - If this menu item is checked and the world has goods to trade the Trade & Commerce Profile is displayed.

DISPLAY IMPORTANT NPCs - If this menu item is checked and the world has a population and govenrment the Important NPCs are displayed.


SAVE AS STANDARD TEXT FILE - If this menu item is checked the World Details will be saved in ASCII file format.

SAVE AS EXTENDED DATA FILE - If this menu item is checked the World Details will be saved in Extended UWP file format.

SAVE AS HTML FILE - If this menu item is checked the World Details will be saved in HTML file format. If the world has been randomly generated, selecting this option will force the details to be randomly generated again using the same UWP code.

SAVE AS DATABASE FILE - If this menu item is checked the World Details will be saved in Database file format.


USE TEXT BOX INPUT - If this menu item is checked the Input UWP method will use Text Boxes.

USE LIST BOX INPUT - If this menu item is checked the Input UWP method will use List Boxes.


GENERATE SATELLITE DETAILS - If this menu item is checked then full world details will be produced for each satellite orbiting a world.


GENERATE SYSTEM MAP - If this menu item is checked then a system map will be generated showing the location of every planetary body within the system.

GENERATE WORLD MAP - If this menu item is checked then a world map will be generated..


GENERATE LINKS TO GALACTIC 2.4 - This feature is not available in this version.


SELECT RANDOM NUMBER SEED - Select this menu item to input the Random Number Seed. This is a powerful feature of WBD. World Details generated using the same Random Number Seed will always be the same even if it they generated on a different computer.


Rules

STANDARD UWP GENERATION - If this menu item is checked worlds are generated using standard UWP generation.

ALTERNATIVE UWP GENERATION - If this menu item is checked worlds are generated using alternative UWP generation.


MT WORLD BUILDER'S HANDBOOK RULES - If this menu item is checked worlds are generated using World Builder's Handbook Rules.

GURPS FIRST IN RULES - This feature is not available in this version.


Special

GENERATE WORLD DETAILS FOR ENTIRE SECTOR - Select this menu item to generate World Details for every Mainworld in a Sector.

GENERATE WORLD DETAILS FOR ENTIRE SYSTEM - Select this menu item to generate World Details for every Planetary Body in a Stellar System.

GENERATE SYSTEM DETAILS FOR ENTIRE SECTOR - Select this menu item to generate World Details for every Planetary Body in every Stellar System in a Sector.


GENERATE RANDOM SYSTEM - Select this menu item to generate World Details for a randomly generated System.

GENERATE RANDOM SECTOR - Select this menu item to generate UWP Details for a randomly generated Sector. You can select to generate a Rift, Sparse, Scattered, Standard or Dense Sector.


CONVERT TO WBS FILE FORMAT - Select this menu item to convert UWP or SEC files into the WBS file format.

CONVERT FROM WBS FILE FORMAT - Select this menu item to convert WBS files into UWP or SEC file formats.

View

This menu becomes available when a world has satellites. The menu lists the world and all of its satellites. Select the appropriate world or satellite to display its details. It also becomes available when System Maps are available to view.


Info

ABOUT WORLD BUILDER DELUXE - Select this menu item to display a list of credits.

HELP - Select this menu item to display this file.


Screen Shots

World Builder Image 1

The interface used to Input UWP data.

World Builder Image 2

The final World Data Display.

World Builder Image 3

The final System Map display.


Freeware

This program is distributed as Freeware. You are permitted to use and distribute this program freely on the understanding that you do not alter the program in any way.


Copyright

Program Copyright 1999 Stuart W. Ferris


Downloads

The program can be downloaded from the site below:-

World Builder Deluxe (4.5Mb)

Many thanks to Traveller Downport for providing the host site.


Sector Files (*.WBS Format)

The Third Imperium circa 1115

The Spinward Marches Deneb Corridor Vland Lishun Antares The Empty Quarter
Trojan Reach Reft Sector Gushemege Dagudashaag Core Fornast Ley Sector
Riftspan Reaches Verge Ilelish Zarushgar Massilia Delphi Glimmerdrift Reaches
Hlakhoi Ealiyasiyw Reaver's Deep Daibei Diaspora Old Expanses Hinterworlds
Staihaia'yo Iwahfuah Dark Nebula Magyar Solomani Rim Alpha Crucis Spica

Further Sector files in the WBS format will be available for download shortly.

Sector files may also be downloaded from the Missouri Archive (*.SEC extension). However, these files must be converted into the MS-DOS Text File format. The best way to do this is to is to load the file into Word Pad then save it in the MS-DOS Text Format and then rename the file extension as *.UWP.



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