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Offline Madej

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Start location..plis help
« on: October 10, 2011, 18:52:14 »
How i can start game, exemple on Earth, Moon, Saturn?
im choose earth in alternative location but nothing happend... im don t see earth in game:( how i can do this?

end what is this set paramets in step 3? im change distance from celestial body 5000--> 1000 but dont see earth too.

sorry for my English:) and plis help.... :-\

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Re: Start location..plis help
« Reply #1 on: October 10, 2011, 21:10:29 »
Could you elaborate? what are you trying to do? create a custom mission? What mod are working on? your own?

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Re: Start location..plis help
« Reply #2 on: October 10, 2011, 22:24:03 »
I have this problem on nexus Skirmisher, no in my mod( i play on nexus and mods- Babylon and freespace.

How i can  stard battle exemple on earth in skirmisher? why i cant do this in alternative location?  ???

Im trying create a custom mission, but i cant choose alternative location, only location in general options, but this is only few location in general options:(

« Last Edit: October 10, 2011, 22:31:25 by Madej »

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Re: Start location..plis help
« Reply #3 on: October 10, 2011, 22:58:26 »
If you use a planet as alternative location, think of the size of this planet. For instance, Earth has ingame a radius of 6378, so you need a number a couple thousand larger then that to see the planet below your ship. If the distance is smaller then the radius of the object it orbits, its so to speak inside the planet, so you won't be able to see it.

Simply check the radius of the object you want to put your mission around in the solar system file.

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Re: Start location..plis help
« Reply #4 on: October 11, 2011, 00:34:53 »
thank you very much:) now it is ok!!!! ;D
One question, what it is a "dip angle of the orbit" and "the angle of the orbit:? what this opitons doing?( in set paramets)

...and how i can check the planet radius? where is this file?
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Re: Start location..plis help
« Reply #5 on: October 11, 2011, 12:54:07 »
Provided you used DaTool to extract the nexus_00.dat file, you'll find it under "Nexus - The Jupiter Incident\Universe\systems", in the sol.system file. The file can be opened with notepad.

Where did you see those orbit options/parameters? The stats for Earth in the sol file are like this:

Code: [Select]
CELESTIAL
Name "Earth"

SemiMajorAxis 1
Eccentricity 0.0167
Inclination 0.0001
AscendingNode 348.739
ArgOfPericenter -245.792
MeanAnomaly -2.48301
PeriodD 365.25
Radius 6378

Type 2
Mass 1
Gravity 1
Class A
Mesh "planets\sol_03_earth"
SurfSpecular 0.8 0.8 1
AtmosColor 0.1 0.3 1
RotationPeriod 23.9345
RotationOffset 280.5
Obliquity -23.45

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Re: Start location..plis help
« Reply #6 on: October 11, 2011, 19:34:57 »
1. OK, i have this file in the mods and nexus skrimisher and i can check sol but i dont see this file in the "NEXUS Skirmisher SP Settings"( i play on this settings). there is only mod missions file:/

2.  what it is a "dip angle of the orbit" and "the angle of the orbit:? what this opitons doing?( in set paramets)