Be warned, this version has bugs!! ive been hard at work adding stuff and fixing bugs. here's a WIP version for now if the above is too broken for you. i need to sleep now and i don't have any time. www.dropbox.com/s/a1mi8kx6nt6r… i will likely be at work all week too so i wont be able to do any more work. cheers.
This spreadsheet was made in LibreOffice, and therefore i think it is best that you use LibreOffice to use this. besides, LibreOffice is free anyway.
sorry, i know, i hate on space engines default generation a lot. i find the moon systems and solar systems it makes are so boring and all the same. like, they literally all just generate with the same spacing between everything and it just isn't exciting. planets never effect the positions of each other and it feels so fake. sorry! i guess this is my solution = )
What can it do?:
O-- Gena rates moon systems!
O-- Has a chance of generating moons in Lagrange points with other moons.
O-- Has a small chance of generating moons with moons, only at very far distances from the planet. (0.08 au)
O-- Can generate moon systems for gas giants down to small dwarf planets.
O-- Much more unique moon systems, a very large contrast to space engines default ones that all are shaped the same.
O-- Moons will generate in a way so that they avoid each other and do not crash together like happens in space engine.
O-- Larger moons will orbit with much larger spaces, far away from smaller moons. and small moons will be free to be close together.
O-- has a chance of generating moon systems with major moons of similar mass (like Uranus or Jupiter), or systems with large contrast in sizes. (Like Saturn or Neptune systems)
O-- can generate major moons on elliptical orbits and inclined orbits (again, kind of like Saturn or Neptune systems)
O-- Generates both prograde, and retrograde outer moons.. (hmm need to make it so it can do retrograde moons like Triton too. = o that should not be too hard.What can it not do?:
O-- Orbital resonances. (i really want to do this, but i need to figure out the math behind it, and how to actually do it in a spreadsheet. i have no idea. help??????
O-- no custom textures sadly... i know i wish they looked better close up but i don't feel like making a texture system nor do i have a lot of premade textures to give moons of different types. they all use space engines default surface stuff. sorry.
O-- does not generate with densities in mind, nor does it calculate radius from mass. it relies on space engine for this to complete those calculations.
O-- Outer moons are not as diverse as maybe they should be?
O-- No retrograde moons like Triton. (i should probably do this!) i haven't thought about it until now.
If you have any suggestions or bugs, please let me know, cheers = )