Just Some Layouts


#1

I finally got round to buying premium after a few years of playing the game! :slight_smile: So far I’ve been experimenting with custom layouts.

This has been my favourite:

This gives a semi-random layout with roughly 3 neighbours for everyone and rotational symmetry. Other variations include random stars and more densely packed stars.

A few ring galaxies:

And weird stuff :stuck_out_tongue:

Anyone here have their own cool layouts to share or ones they’ve seen in custom games?


#2

Those first three maps appear similar to my Three Neighbors map 16L.


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#3

Wow, thanks for linking to that thread. Some of those layouts look awesome!

I’ve been calling that layout a reuleaux because of how it looks.


#4

There’s some nice designs there AnnanFay, wouldn’t mind playing some of those maps.

I can’t wait for Jay to implement functionality to specify coordinates of all stars (i.e. not restricted to home worlds), that will really open up the community map building.


#5

Agreed. I really think that it will show an increase in premium memberships.


#6

Thanks :smile:

I agree, would love to generate some spiral arm galaxies and such.

For now I’ve created this game with a randomised reuleaux formation, though it has some custom settings that may not be your cup of tea: http://triton.ironhelmet.com/game/5067171787964416

If you have any requests I’ll message the settings to you, I didn’t want to post them here because it requires quite a bit of setting tweaks. For example by reducing the home distance and increasing point scaling you can increase spread of stars, the reverse will reduce star spread.


#7

Individual start placement is very high on the list of priorities.