0.4.2 Completion

Yup there's a 0.4.2, surprise ! :)

In fact this version doesn't concerns the player itself but a debug tool, and not an optional one: the FUG, or FARC Universe Generator.

I completed the interface with orbits generation and system type settings and added the calculations for determine the number of orbits to generate.
This tool is obviously used for generate the stellar systems of the game, and is a debug tool since the universe of the game is static and based on our real one. So after each major version i update the FUG until it's complete for the beta 0.9, and ready to generate the final stellar systems.
For now only a test system (the Alpha Centauri one) is in the game, and will be replaced by a real and final one.
The development of this tool isn't from scratch since i made 3 previous complete version of the generator since 2003. The only problems is that these codes are buggy and outdated but at least constitute a good base for the FUG.

For give you an idea, here's a screenshot of the current FUG:

As you can see on the right, the output is formatted in XML for an easy copy paste to the universe.xml database.
And now it's complete the 0.5 begins ! It will take 2 to 3 months (not more i hope) to be completed.

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