CT Ship Designer

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CT Ship Designer is a high quality application to generate ships and smallcraft for Classic Traveller.

  • For Book 2 Starships, Book 5 High Guard and Adventure 5 Trillion Credit Squadron.
  • Matt Stevens heads the project.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

This is a hobby project to create an online ship designer for the Classic Traveller game (circa 1980's).

This app assumes you already have the relevant Traveller rules from Far Future. If you don't, follow the link and purchase the Far Future Classic Traveller CDROM. I can also recommend the Journal of the Travellers Aid Society CDROM for background articles and both Apocrypha CDROMs.

Feel free to experiment with the ship designers and please send feedback. You do not have to register, but if you do it allows saving your designs and creating pdfs. No cost, its a hobby thing.

External Link/s[edit]

This site has the following external links available:

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

The app is written in Ruby on Rails with the front end in html, scss and jquery. The database is Postgres and the app is hosted on a free Heroku account (free Heroku accounts 'sleep' when not in use, which is why there may be a 20 second delay when you first "wake up" the app).

The browser has been developed on Chrome and tested on Firefox and Internet Explorer. It also seems to work on my partners mobile phone, not great but useable.

The project has been ongoing for many years, including implementing private versions in Perl, Javascript and several spreadsheets. This version was started in early December 2014 as both an exercise in Ruby programming and an opportunity to scratch the ship builder itch. The first Alpha was released to a handfull of people in Feb 2015, The first public Beta release in March 2015.

References & Contributors (Sources)[edit]

This article was copied or excerpted from the following copyrighted sources and used under license from Far Future Enterprises or by permission of the author.