History

Version 1

Name: Magrothea
Year: 1989
Model: Triangular Fractal Dodecahedron
Software: Basic (Commodore 64)

My first few attempts at creating a random world generating program were titled "Magrothea" which was an incorrect spelling of a world from The Hitchiker's Guide to the Galaxy.

The output was text to a dot matrix printer - ":" for sea, "F" for forrest, "I" for icecap, etc.

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This is the only existing output - The text and land/sea boundaries were added by hand.

Version 2

Name: Magrothea
Year: 1989
Model: Triangular Fractal Dodecahedron
Software: Turbo C

Can't remember much about this version. It was probably similar to Version 3

Version 3

Name: Magrothea
Year: 1991
Model: Triangular Fractal Dodecahedron
Software: Turbo C

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Version 4

Name: Magrothea
Year: 1991
Model: Triangular Fractal Dodecahedron
Software: Turbo C

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Version 8

Name: Wayne's World Generator
Year: 1993
Model: Branch Function Mapping
Software: Turbo C

Version 10

Name: Wayne's World Generator
Year: 1997
Model: Worm
Software: Turbo C

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Version 11

Name: Wayne's World Generator
Year: 1998
Model: Rectangular Fractal
Software: Turbo C

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Version 12

Name: Wayne's World Generator
Year: 1998
Model: Rectangular Fractal
Software: Borland C++

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Version 13

Name: Wayne's World Generator
Year: 1998
Model: Area Splitting
Software: Borland C++

Version 14

Name: Wayne's World Generator
Year: 1999
Model: Split Polygon Fractal Translation
Software: Borland C++

Version 15

Name: Book of Deeds
Year: 2000
Model: Worm Library
Software: Borland C++

Version 16

Name: Wayne's World Generator
Year: 2000
Model: Square Linear Perimeter Mapping
Software: Borland C++

Version 17

Name: Biosphere
Year: 2001
Model: Strip Linear Perimeter Mapping
Software: Borland C++

Version 18

Name: Biosphere
Year: 2001
Model: Rectangular Fractal with Strip Zoom
Software: Borland C++

Version 19

Name: Biosphere
Year: 2002
Model: Rectangular Fractal Catchments
Software: Borland C++

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Version 20

Name: Xenosphere
Year: 2002
Model: Fractal Distorted Catchment Mazes
Software: Borland C++

Version 21

Name: Xenosphere
Year: 2003
Model: Fractal Statistical Catchments
Software: Borland C++

Version 22

Name: Xenosphere
Year: 2003
Model: Fractal Distorted Minimum Catchments
Software: Borland C++

Version 23

Name: Atlas of Habitable Worlds
Year: 2004
Model:
Software: Borland C++

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Version 24

Name: Atlas of Habitable Worlds
Year: 2004
Model:
Software: Borland C++

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Version 25

Name: Atlas of Habitable Worlds
Year: 2004
Model:
Software: Borland C++

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Version 26

Name: Atlas of Habitable Worlds
Year: 2006
Model: Cubic Fractal
Software: Borland C++

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Version 27

Name: Atlas of Habitable Worlds
Year: 2007
Model: Spherical Flowpath
Software: Turbo C++

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Version 28

Name: Atlas of Habitable Worlds
Year: 2008
Model: Spherical Flowpath
Software: Turbo C++

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Version 29

Name: Atlas of Habitable Worlds
Year: 2008
Model: Spherical Flowpath
Software: Turbo C++

Version 30

Name: Unknown
Year: 2012
Model: Unknown
Software Visual C++

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Version 31

Name: Atlas of Habitable Worlds
Year: 2013
Model: Drunk Walk
Software: Javascript / HTML5

After a long hiatus I am starting up the project again, with a brand new plan!

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Version 32

Name: Random Island Generator
Year: 2013
Model: Ridge Contouring
Software: Javascript / HTML5

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Version 33

Name: Habitable World Generator
Year: 2013
Model: Squiggle seeded branchified backbone and overlapping point field with simple and tangential attractors (SSBBOPFSTA)
Software: Javascript / HTML5

Version 34

Name: Wayne's World Generator
Year: 2014
Model: Rectangular Catchment Splitting
Software: Javascript / HTML5

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Think this is a bit like Version 13, with a bit of a twist. First effort above needs a fair bit of tweaking.

Version 35

Name: Wayne's World Generator
Year: 2014
Model: Spherical String Seeded Uncatchments
Software: Javascript / HTML5

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Version 36

Name: Wayne's World Generator
Year: 2014
Model: Spherical String Seeded Uncatchments
Software: Javascript / HTML5

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Version 37

Name: Wayne's World Generator
Year: 2014
Model: Spherical String Seeded Uncatchments
Software: Javascript / HTML5

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Version 38

Name: Wayne's World Generator
Year: 2014
Model: Flat String Seeded Uncatchments
Software: Javascript / HTML5

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Note: Initial output looks a bit similar to Version 11, but a lot different under the bonnet!

Version 39

Name: Encyclopedia of Habitable Worlds
Year: 2014
Model: Spherical Point Cloud, Squiggle Boundary Setting & Continent Infill with Sub-catchment Clumping and Triangular Fractal Interpolation.
Software: Javascript / HTML5

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Version 40

Name: Encyclopedia of Habitable Worlds
Year: 2014
Model: Spherical Point Cloud, Squiggle Region Infill with Sub-catchment Clumping and Triangular Fractal Interpolation.
Software: Javascript / HTML5

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Version 40 doesn't look that impressive yet, but it is only a little coding away from looking as good as Versions 27/28, and having a zoom function which I haven't had a go at since Version 24/25.

Version 40.5

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Version 41a

Name: The Book of the Returned
Year: 2017
Model: Quasi Random Number Field Perimeter Point Interpolation
Software: Javascript / HTML5

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Version 41b

Name: The Book of the Returned
Year: 2017
Model: Quasi Random Number Field Nearest Lower Point Catchment Generation
Software: Javascript / HTML5

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Version 42

Name: Wayne's World Generator
Year: 2017
Model: Infinite Irregular Tile Field
Software: Javascript / HTML5

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Whilst the above image doesn't very promising, I'm actually very confident I'm on to something this time!!

Version 42.1.12

Name: Wayne's World Generator
Date: Feb 2017
Model: Infinite Irregular Tile Field
Software: Javascript / HTML5

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Version 42.1.17

Name: Wayne's World Generator
Date: Feb 2017
Model: Infinite Irregular Tile Field
Software: Javascript / HTML5

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Version 42.1.20

Name: Wayne's World Generator
Date: Feb 2017
Model: Infinite Irregular Tile Field
Software: Javascript / HTML5

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Version 42.1.23

Name: Wayne's World Generator
Date: Feb 2017
Model: Infinite Irregular Tile Field
Software: Javascript / HTML5

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Version 42.1.34

Name: Wayne's World Generator
Date: 27 Feb 2017
Model: Infinite Irregular Tile Field
Software: Javascript / HTML5

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I added the text in by hand, but it is coming along alright all the same.

Version 43

Name: Wayne's World Generator
Date: 17 March 2017
Model: Progressively Smaller Circles
Software: Javascript / HTML5

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Version 44

Name: Wayne's World Generator
Date: 26 March 2017
Model: Progressively Smaller Tiles
Software: Javascript / HTML5

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Version 45.1.8

Name: Wayne's World Generator
Date: 1 April 2017
Model: Proximity Tree
Software: Javascript / HTML5

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This version incorporates a few things I've tried out in the various models I've toyed with this year. It's pretty good for a couple of days work, most of which was chasing down a single bug. I think my lucky number might be 45!

Version 45.2.4

Name: Wayne's World Generator
Date: 1 April 2017
Model: Proximity Tree
Software: Javascript / HTML5

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Version 45.2.13

Name: Wayne's World Generator
Date: 13 April 2017
Model: Proximity Tree
Software: Javascript / HTML5

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Version 45.2.22

Name: Wayne's World Generator
Date: 16 April 2017
Model: Proximity Tree
Software: Javascript / HTML5

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Version 45.2.31

Name: Wayne's World Generator
Date: 25 April 2017
Model: Proximity Tree
Software: Javascript / HTML5

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Version 45.2.34

Name: Wayne's World Generator
Date: 27 April 2017
Model: Proximity Tree
Software: Javascript / HTML5

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Version 45.2.36

Name: Wayne's World Generator
Date: 30 April 2017
Model: Proximity Tree
Software: Javascript / HTML5

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