ESEC File Format

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The ESEC File Format or Extended Sector File Format for a single System is a fixed field layout, typically described in the file header.


Please see the following AAB Library Data files for related information:
Astrography:


Description (Specifications)[edit]

The data includes the Primary World Name, Location within the sector as a grid reference, system name, primary star, current body name, order from primary star, body type, orbit, sub-orbit, UWP-Stellar data-Giant Data (as appropriate), Up-Bases present, Down-Bases present, Travel Zones, Trade codes, allegiance code, and data about the types and sizes of stars present.

Example[edit]

An example for the Regina (system) sector is provided below.

SPINWARD MARCHES SECTOR REGINA

The data in the extended sector text files is laid out in column format:

    1 -  5 : HexNbr
    6 - 19 : SystemName
   19 - 33 : BodyPrimary
   34 - 47 : BodyName
   48 - 49 : Order (* = Star, & = Central Binary, Integer )
        50 : BodyTypeCode (* = Star, T = Terrestrial, L = Lunar, 
                        G = Gas Giant, I = Ice Giant, H = Hot Giant,
                        m = Minor Planet, a = Asteroid, c = Comet
                        U = Unusual Object, D = Dangerous Object, R = Rosette, etc.)
   51 - 52 : Orbit
   53 - 55 : SubOrbit
   57 - 65 : UWP, Stellar Data. Gas/Ice Giant Data
          GG data:  
             57-58 : GG = Gas Giant, IG = Ice Giant, HG = Hot Giant, BD = Brown Dwarf
             59-60 : Radius, MegaMeters (Mm)
             61-63 : Terran Masses
             64-65 : Escape Velocity, km/s
        67 : Bases, Up
        69 : Bases, Down
        71 : Zone
   73 - 74 : Allegiance
   76 - 99 : Codes & Comments
   
   SYSTEM SUMMARY
   Regina        1910 A788899-C  A Ri Cp              703 Im F7 V M8 D M6 V
   
   DETAILS
   ....+....1....+....2....+....3....+....4....+....5....+....6....+....7....+....8....+....9....+....10
   1910 Regina        Lusor         Lusor         & *      F7 V            Im 
   1910 Regina        Lusor         Speck         & *      M8 D            Im 
   1910 Regina        Lusor         Clement       0 T 0    Y100000-0       Im 
   1910 Regina        Lusor         Ausun         1 T 1    Y300169-9       Im 
   1910 Regina        Lusor         Burgund       2 G 2    GG3101622       Im 
   1910 Regina        Lusor         Cent          2 L 2 03 Y400367-9       Im 
   1910 Regina        Lusor         Thermidor     2 L 2 07 Y560000-0       Im 
   1910 Regina        Lusor         Olybnus       3 T 3    F75022A-9       Im 
   1910 Regina        Lusor         Alyse         3 L 3 25 Y20016C-9       Im 
   1910 Regina        Lusor         Assiniboia    4 G 4    GG6213542       Im 
   1910 Regina        Lusor         Redes         4 L 4 03 F595269-9       Im Farming
   1910 Regina        Lusor         Printemps     4 L 4 06 F20036C-A N     Im Farming, Naval Base
   1910 Regina        Lusor         Brumaire      4 L 4 07 F564669-9       Im Farming Colony
   1910 Regina        Lusor         Harcourt      4 L 4 30 H43556C-A   M   Im Research, Military Col.
   1910 Regina        Lusor         Regina        4 L 4 55 A788899-C   A   Im Subsector Capital
   1910 Regina        Darida        Darida        * *      M6 V            Im Companion Star
   1910 Regina        Darida        Augur         0 T 0    YS00000-0       Im 
   1910 Regina        Darida        Kirunda       1 T 1    Y210000-0       Im 
   1910 Regina        Darida        Irkirka       1 L 1 08 YS00000-0       Im 
   1910 Regina        Darida        Arkurer       1 L 1 11 HS00137-9       Im 
   1910 Regina        Darida        Irgurkar      1 L 1 13 Y10046A-A       Im 
   1910 Regina        Darida        Elazair       2 I 2    IG2601824       Im 
   1910 Regina        Darida        Lashir        2 L 2 03 YS00000-0       Im 
   1910 Regina        Darida        Diuur lmar    2 L 2 08 G200269-9       Im 
   1910 Regina        Darida        Shamardae     2 L 2 09 Y500000-0       Im 
   1910 Regina        Darida        Arapan        2 L 2 20 Y200000-0       Im 
   1910 Regina        Darida        Edaku         2 L 2 50 Y210000-0       Im 
   1910 Regina        Darida        Gagamshir     2 L 2125 F534328-A   M   Im Military Base
   

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

The ESEC File Format has been out of general service for some time. This article is a record of the past.

References & Contributors (Sources)[edit]

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