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Showcase > Apps and Utilities ( Created 30 May 2010 | Last Edited 11 July 2010)

Hero Extant: World Generator - Created by HoboBen (Rating 100%)

A random world generator, part of a larger project. Now open source!!!
Created using Cobra > WindowsView Worklog (0 entries)
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As part of my work-in-progress RPG, I've completed the terrain-generation stage of my "random world generator".

Outputs to PNG files or a simple binary file, with instructions, so its perfect for generating worlds for your own games, too!

Draw a nice 32x32 tile for each pixel of your map, and you've got a huge new random world in a few seconds.

For windows, but works on Linux with wine.

Features:
  • New, unique, random terrain every time!
  • Realistic wind and rain simulation
  • Detailed temperature bands
  • Detects contiguity of terrain bodies
  • Tweaked for optimum terrain variance, for balanced game play.
  • Supports maps of up to 2048 by 2048
  • Exports data to PNG
  • Exports data to simple binary format
  • Actually fairly fast now

Link: Previous screenshots/comments from WIP section

Screenshots:

Rendered Final Map


Terrain Types


Terrain Contiguity


Wind and Rain Simulation


Temperature Simulation
Highslide JS

Latest Comments

Posted : Sunday, 30 May 2010, 15:00
HoboBen



View on YouTube

Homepage : http://www.tawesoft.co.uk/
Posted : Sunday, 30 May 2010, 21:58
Mog


Holy crap - spiffy. The rivers look a lot better too. One thing to consider adding now are larger bodies of in-land water.

Homepage : www.fearthemongoose.com
Posted : Tuesday, 01 June 2010, 09:59
Erebel55


Nice work Hobo

Homepage : https://www.facebook.com/lavamonkey.lvm
Posted : Thursday, 03 June 2010, 10:11
Jayenkai


Vote : 5
Finally got around to trying this, today!
Works exactly as it says it would!

Great stuff.

Homepage : http://AGameAWeek.com
Posted : Sunday, 11 July 2010, 12:23
HoboBen


New release. Brand new front end, various fixes and optimisations, and now Open Source, under the GNU General Public License v3 with some parts (e.g. the world generator backend) also available under the MIT license.

Check it out!!!



Homepage : http://www.tawesoft.co.uk/
Posted : Sunday, 11 July 2010, 12:55
Mog


Vote : 5
Holy crap. The meandering rivers really improved how it came out. This is amazing!

Homepage : www.fearthemongoose.com
Posted : Sunday, 11 July 2010, 13:07
HoboBen


Thanks Mog!

Homepage : http://www.tawesoft.co.uk/
Posted : Monday, 19 September 2011, 01:01
HoboBen


Thought you might like to know, avh4 has written a Java port!

Homepage : http://www.tawesoft.co.uk/
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