Generate Program

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The Generate Program is designed to create safe jumpspace routes for use by interstellar starships engaging in FTL space travel. [1]

Description (Specifications)[edit]

Routine programs are used to operate systems other than weaponry, and without regard to violent interaction.

  • Generate creates a flight plan which will govern the use of the jump program. The navigator or pilot can input specific co-ordinates into the computer concerning a destination, and the generate program will create a flight plan to take the ship there.
  • In cases where a generate program is not available, starports have single-use flight plans (in self-erasing cassettes) available for all worlds within a jump range of six parsecs for Cr10,000 per jump number.
  • The generate program may be used independently and produces the required flight plan, which is then used by the ship’s computer when the jump is performed.

Note: This is a specialist form of Expert Program.

Selected Computer Programs[edit]

Routine Programs:

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

Software within Charted Space is intentionally built to work under a number of different operating systems, different technology levels of computers, and to be extensively toughened for hard use under vacuum if necessary. [7]

The Software List: The computer software list, available at nearly any software vendor or port, indicates the various programs that are available. It shows space required by a specific program in CPU or storage, its price in MCr, and its title. Also shown is a brief overview of its effects. [8]

Software Authorship: Various requirements exist for individual characters producing existng or new programs. Such a course can save money, but may have some pitfalls. Program generation is explained elsewhere. [9]

References & Contributors (Sources)[edit]

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