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[[Galactic]] is a Traveller star map generator and display program.  
 
[[Galactic]] is a Traveller star map generator and display program.  
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* Galactic was written in [[wikipedia:QuickBASIC|QuickBASIC 4.5]].
== Description (Specifications) ==
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Please see the following [[AAB]] [[Library Data]] files for related information: <br>
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'''[[Astrography]]:'''
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* Astrographic History
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** [[Legacy Astrographic Data]]
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** [[Sunbane]]
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** [[T5 Second Survey]]
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* Astrographic Software
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** [[Astrosynthesis]]
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** [[EXPLANATOR]]
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** [[Galactic]]
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** [[Heaven & Earth]]
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** [[World Builder Deluxe]]
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* [[Sector File Format]]
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** [[ESEC File Format]]
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** [[Galactic File Format]]
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** [[SEC File Format]]
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* [[Stellar Data]]
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* [[Traveller Map]]
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* [[Traveller RPG:Community Portal]]
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== Description ([[Specifications]]) ==
 
It was originally written for DOS using QuickBasic and displays on a VGA screen in 16 colors. [[Jim Vassilakos]] has released Galactic into the public domain.  
 
It was originally written for DOS using QuickBasic and displays on a VGA screen in 16 colors. [[Jim Vassilakos]] has released Galactic into the public domain.  
  
 
From the online writeup:  
 
From the online writeup:  
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* Allows user to randomly generate sectors, displays the maps in VGA, translates the UWP code to English, and keeps campaign notes in text files which can be accessed directly from the map. The maps all mesh seemlessly. Lots of official & non-official Traveller sectors are included. There's even world mapping and star system mapping software. Contains enough online help that it can be used by someone who has never before played Traveller and is just getting into it.
  
Allows user to randomly generate sectors, displays the maps in VGA, translates the UWP code to English, and keeps campaign notes in text files which can be accessed directly from the map. The maps all mesh seemlessly. Lots of official & non-official Traveller sectors are included. There's even world mapping and star system mapping software. Contains enough online help that it can be used by someone who has never before played Traveller and is just getting into it.
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=== External Link/s ===
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# EXTERNAL LINK: [http://www.travellerrpg.com/cgi-bin/Trav/file/pfile.pl?action=view&itemid=30&h=&s= Galactic 2.3c] - ('''Broken Link''') Download from Traveller RPG Free Library
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# EXTERNAL LINK: [http://www.esnips.com/doc/3c49f998-a4f2-4abd-a805-16a6c0ea5590/GAL24C Galactic v2.3c] - Download from [[Jim Vassilakos]]
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# EXTERNAL LINK: [http://games.groups.yahoo.com/group/galactic/ Galactic] - Yahoo discussion group about galactic, with latest news and updates
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# EXTERNAL LINK: [http://juliahwest.com/Traveller/Peter_Vernon/maps.html Peter Vernon's Galactic Page w/Download]
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# EXTERNAL LINK: [http://www.freelancetraveller.com/infocenter/swlist/winprogs.html Freelance Traveller Galactic Download]
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# EXTERNAL LINK: [http://homepage.ntlworld.com/elvwood/Traveller/Supplement12.html Elvwood's Galactic Download] (Defunct)
  
== History & Background (Dossier) ==
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== History & Background ([[Dossier]]) ==
 
Despite its obvious technological backwardness and age, it remains a well-used and almost essential piece of Traveller software because of its utility. It is simple to use, runs on many computers (in a Windows DOS box, or under DOSEMU for linux). All of the program data is kept in human readable text files. The formats used for the [[UWP]] data remain a standard in the Traveller star mapping community.  
 
Despite its obvious technological backwardness and age, it remains a well-used and almost essential piece of Traveller software because of its utility. It is simple to use, runs on many computers (in a Windows DOS box, or under DOSEMU for linux). All of the program data is kept in human readable text files. The formats used for the [[UWP]] data remain a standard in the Traveller star mapping community.  
  
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=== Latest Developments (2007) ===
 
The latest version (gal23c.zip) contains several galaxies, including maps of the classic era, [[Interstellar Wars]], [[Traveller: The New Era|TNE]], Milieu 0, and two variant Traveller universes. The [[Sector File Formats|format]] of the data is in the [[Galactic File Format]].
 
The latest version (gal23c.zip) contains several galaxies, including maps of the classic era, [[Interstellar Wars]], [[Traveller: The New Era|TNE]], Milieu 0, and two variant Traveller universes. The [[Sector File Formats|format]] of the data is in the [[Galactic File Format]].
  
===External Links===
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== References & Contributors ([[Sources]]) ==
* EXTERNAL LINK: [http://www.travellerrpg.com/cgi-bin/Trav/file/pfile.pl?action=view&itemid=30&h=&s= Galactic 2.3c] - ('''Broken Link''') Download from Traveller RPG Free Library
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{{Advanced}}
* EXTERNAL LINK: [http://www.esnips.com/doc/3c49f998-a4f2-4abd-a805-16a6c0ea5590/GAL24C Galactic v2.3c] - Download from [[Jim Vassilakos]]
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* EXTERNAL LINK: [http://games.groups.yahoo.com/group/galactic/ Galactic] - Yahoo discussion group about galactic, with latest news and updates
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== References & Contributors (Sources) ==
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{{Intermediate}}
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{{Sources
 
{{Sources
 
|S1= [[Traveller Wiki Editorial Team]]
 
|S1= [[Traveller Wiki Editorial Team]]
|S2= Author & Contributor: Lord (Marquis) and Master of Sophontology [[User:Maksim-Smelchak|Maksim-Smelchak]] of the [[Ministry of Science]]  
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|S2= Author & Contributor: Lord (Marquis) and Master of Sophontology [[Maksim-Smelchak]] of the [[Ministry of Science]]  
 
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[[Category: Ludography]]
 
 
{{MET|Astrography|Software}}
 
{{MET|Astrography|Software}}

Latest revision as of 09:35, 14 June 2019

Comp-Prog-Dav-R-Deitrick-Starter-Trav-Page-16 16-July-2018a.jpg

Galactic is a Traveller star map generator and display program.


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


Description (Specifications)[edit]

It was originally written for DOS using QuickBasic and displays on a VGA screen in 16 colors. Jim Vassilakos has released Galactic into the public domain.

From the online writeup:

  • Allows user to randomly generate sectors, displays the maps in VGA, translates the UWP code to English, and keeps campaign notes in text files which can be accessed directly from the map. The maps all mesh seemlessly. Lots of official & non-official Traveller sectors are included. There's even world mapping and star system mapping software. Contains enough online help that it can be used by someone who has never before played Traveller and is just getting into it.

External Link/s[edit]

  1. EXTERNAL LINK: Galactic 2.3c - (Broken Link) Download from Traveller RPG Free Library
  2. EXTERNAL LINK: Galactic v2.3c - Download from Jim Vassilakos
  3. EXTERNAL LINK: Galactic - Yahoo discussion group about galactic, with latest news and updates
  4. EXTERNAL LINK: Peter Vernon's Galactic Page w/Download
  5. EXTERNAL LINK: Freelance Traveller Galactic Download
  6. EXTERNAL LINK: Elvwood's Galactic Download (Defunct)

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

Despite its obvious technological backwardness and age, it remains a well-used and almost essential piece of Traveller software because of its utility. It is simple to use, runs on many computers (in a Windows DOS box, or under DOSEMU for linux). All of the program data is kept in human readable text files. The formats used for the UWP data remain a standard in the Traveller star mapping community.

Latest Developments (2007)[edit]

The latest version (gal23c.zip) contains several galaxies, including maps of the classic era, Interstellar Wars, TNE, Milieu 0, and two variant Traveller universes. The format of the data is in the Galactic File Format.

References & Contributors (Sources)[edit]

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