Registered just to talk about this tool. Great stuff, what that all Fantasy Flight RPGs had tools like this.
Anyways, ran into a pretty crippling problem.
I was deleting a Gas Giant from a system and re-adding when the Generator crashed. Not thinking much of it, I restarted, generated and deleted a few more and then it crashed again. Then it started crashing when adding other non-planets. Planets still seem to get added and deleted fine, but other things, not so much. Now I can't add anything other than a planet without the generator crashing.
I took at look at the file in text and, while I don't know a lot about what I'm looking at, I believe there's a bunch of left over dangling crap that's causing the generator to crash. I cleaned out that entire region of space and saved it, checked the file and I still see remnants of values for resources and civilizations ect... in there.
I can provide the file on request if you need, because I'd really like to see this fixed. WIn 7, btw.
And if you're into taking requests, I'd find the ability to plug the generator with some starting values very helpful. (Thinking of it because the exact system I want is hard to generate, and the one I have is pretty much corrupted.) Being able to tell the generator to create a system with X features and Y star would help me out a great deal. As would being able to add or delete some top level features like Pirate Dens.
edit: I think I've managed to basically rebuild the system by hacking the file apart line by line and changing/removing some things. Hopefully I didn't introduce any crippling flaws.
Man, even new systems are causing the game to generator to crash when trying to do some things. It's like once I've saved a workspace once or twice it becomes incapable of adding some new features. As soon as I open the right click menu and click the feature, it hangs then crashes. Might be something to do with the right click dialog menu? I see the cursor spinning on that element while the windows crash reporting thing is open.
Hate to say it, but I can't really use it in this state, except to quickly generate something and get it into text so I can change most of it. Not really a dig, but I've probably spent the last 3 hours generating systems, screwing with it trying different fixes and pulling apart the saved file. I gave it the 'ol Tech Support try but I'm out of things to look at.
Are there any dependencies that might be causing this issue? I don't see people reporting these kinds of issues, so perhaps its specific to my system.
Edited by Nenjin, 16 February 2014 - 02:08 AM.