This app simulates the journeys of Ctimene, a fictional space probe
whose story has been published in Galaxies SF 42.
This program is actually a procedural star system generator: enter a
name for your system (or leave it to chance) and poof: you get the
corresponding sun with all its planets, habitable or not. You can also
zoom in on each one to observe them at leisure.
Although mostly imaginary (it aim stimulate dreamers and help SF
writers in search of inspiration), this program strives for a little
credibility. It is based on an old algorithm named Accrete, which
simulates the formation of planets from the accretion disk surrounding
newborn suns. It also calculates a whole lot of information, such as
the planet's type (gas, martian, earth-like...), gravity, temperature,
greenhouse effect, atmosphere's composition, elements that are liquid
on surface, etc ..
Go explore: all these worlds are yours!
(Except Europa; attempt no landing there.)
This information is established as rigorously and scientifically as
possible, in the extent of my meager knowledge. The graphics, at the
contrary, are entirely fictive and serve the sole purpose to produce
eye candies... ;)
Ctimene's journeys (32 Mo)
Also available in Portable version (one file, no installation)
on the following configuration:
- PC Core Duo 1.6Ghz, 2 Go RAM, bureautic GPU, Windows XP / Vista /Seven / 10
- Shaky movements when you're around the farthest planets from the star. It's probably caused by the way the 3D engine manages very big distances...