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    • CommentAuthorJimP
    • CommentTimeMar 19th 2013 edited
     
    One of my relatives was talking about running a Traveller game local to us. So, I made a web site.

    Nothing there yet in the way of maps.

    But if you have some Traveller maps, characters, towns, planets, etc. you would like me to host, just whisper me for my email address and I'll host it for you. My relative hasn't mentioned which version of Traveller, so I'll take anything. I have ordered some Classic Traveler books for my own use.

    I intend on making some sector and sub-sector maps. Probably a few solar system maps as well.

    My Traveller site

    Thanks !
    • CommentAuthorJimP
    • CommentTimeMar 20th 2013
     
    I've added one planet map and one person done in Character Artist. If you have played Traveller, you'll notice no Traveller notations. I've ordered some books via a site that sells out of print items. Hopefully I'll have time this weekend to read them and work more on the site adding in the Traveller notes for the planet and the character.
    • CommentAuthorJimP
    • CommentTimeMar 23rd 2013
     
    I've uploaded more maps. Rectangular pngs, no grids or labels.

    Tonight and Sunday I'll be uploading about 20 FT3 maps exported as Cosmographer Traveller pngs. If anyone wants me to upload the fcw files, just whipser me.
    • CommentAuthorJimP
    • CommentTimeMar 23rd 2013
     
    Maps uploaded and site navigation menus updated to link directly to the maps.
    • CommentAuthorJimP
    • CommentTimeMar 28th 2013
     
    I've got around 20 planet maps and one sector map uploaded. I got the CDs for Classic ( 1980) Traveller. I hope I got UWP correct. If not, please let me know.

    Hopefully next month I'll have time to work on ship drawings.

    No, I haven't forgotten Crestar... I just need a break from that site.
    • CommentAuthorJimP
    • CommentTimeJul 6th 2013 edited
     
    I now have around 70 planetary maps on my site. The maps have the Traveller hexagon grid on them. Four sector maps. I'll add more next week.

    If you see any errors, please let me know. If you have some nice Traveller deck plans you would like me to host, just let me know. I have plenty of room.

    Or if you have some Traveller society (governments), weapons, other vehicles, etc. I'll host them or link to your web site.

    Thanks !

    edit: 98 worlds.
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      CommentAuthorDogtag
    • CommentTimeJul 8th 2013
     
    Great googly moogly, that's a lot of maps. But, then, I guess we should expect no less from you, Jim.

    I'd call it a... stellar achievement, but even I'm not that cheesy.

    Bravo, sir,
    ~Dogtag
    • CommentAuthorJimP
    • CommentTimeJul 8th 2013
     
    Making them in FT3 is fairly easy. I have gotten to where I write down the Map -> World Settings in case I want to go back and change something.

    Hard is determining which Sector and sub-sector map to put it on. Wouldn't want to put nothing but ocean worlds or nothing but dry worlds in one area. Then adding them to the navigation menus.

    I hope... to have around 500 done, uploaded, etc. by 2014. Maybe start typing up what each world has.
    • CommentAuthorJimP
    • CommentTimeJul 13th 2013
     
    114 world maps uploaded as of July 13, 2013. All reachable via the site navigation menus at the top of my site. A few have details. Over 80 ercent are just Traveller world hexagon maps.

    Attached is a world placed in Vespucian Arm, Sector 4, Sub-Sector C. A place called Bello.
      Bello_ab.png
    • CommentAuthorJimP
    • CommentTimeJul 13th 2013 edited
     
    Vespucian Arm, Sector 1, Sub-Sector B, with a stellar background. The planet with the X below it, upper left, is an exile planet. i haven't decided details on that one yet.
      Vespucian_Sector1_sub_sectorb_014.PNG
    • CommentAuthorJimP
    • CommentTimeJul 25th 2013
     
    I have thought about this... one colum of sector maps does not a Traveller Empire, withy competing peoples, make.

    So it will be 10 columns of sectors. For a total of 19 sectors per column. So that is 190 sectors. This is per galactic arm. My site has 2 galactic arms.

    Of course, just like Crestar, I have no idea if I will be get done... but it will be something to work on after I retire.

    When Character Artist comes out I'll work on some alien types for my site.
    • CommentAuthorJimP
    • CommentTimeSep 5th 2013 edited
     
    I now have, after about 10-15 hours of work this week, added details to most of the planet map pages on my Travellergame site.

    From UWPs to a short paragraph. About 190 worlds, about 110 of them have details.

    The site navigation menus show a (D) at the end of each planet name if there are details.
    • CommentAuthorJimP
    • CommentTimeOct 5th 2013
     
    Wowsers.

    Big update. I now have 237 game worlds mapped and uploaded, lots with at least a UWP. Updated sector and sub-sector maps, and made corrections to my site navigation menus.

    My What is new ? page is updated when I add items to the site.
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      CommentAuthorDogtag
    • CommentTimeOct 5th 2013
     
    Sweet merciful Zeus! That's a lot of maps. Congrats on completing so much so far. That's truly amazing.

    ~Dogtag
    • CommentAuthorJimP
    • CommentTimeOct 5th 2013
     
    I have 120 more maps waiting for me to upload, create pages and links for. That will get me to 357 planet maps.

    I just might make my goal of 500 before next year. I have made a page sector mapping progress which shows which sectors are mapped or started mapping. Many more to go. 18 columns ( A through R) and 22 rows of sectors, sleep why yes !, for a total of 396 sectors.

    Urf.
    • CommentAuthorJimP
    • CommentTimeOct 18th 2013
     
    There are now 351 planet maps. The site navigation menus have been updated as well. There are 349 FT3 worlds exp[orted as a Cosmographer Traveller map. The other two are made with Cosmo overland hex tiles.

    Another sub-sector map. Water Show for a planet name... not much water there.
      Vespucian_Arm_columnb_Sector06_sub_sectork.PNG
    • CommentAuthorJimP
    • CommentTimeDec 16th 2013
     
    I'm working in a better method of site navigation for this site. The menu system is getting huge and cumbersome. And I'm not even a percent or two done with the mapping.
    • CommentAuthorJimP
    • CommentTimeJan 3rd 2014
     
    I got the 501 planet maps done before Janury 1, 2014.

    My idea of site navigation has boiled down to:

    1) image maps, one for each galaxy arm, that link to sector maps. The map legend on the front image maps shows what is done, and what is partially done in the way of links.

    2) each sector map is image mapped, incomplete so far, to each sub-sector which has planet maps.

    3) just above each sub-sector map is a link to the planet maps by name.

    I came up with this idea as the navigation menus were getting too 'busy'. They are still in place though until I can get more of the image map linking done.
    • CommentAuthorjigsawman
    • CommentTimeJan 3rd 2014
     
    You do not have many replies to this thread Jim, but I will say what anyone else who looks at this stuff must be thinking as well and that is this stuff is WAY COOL. I just dig looking at all of your charts and stuff and browsing through your site. You must be retired or something to have enough time to manage all of it.
    JSM
    • CommentAuthorJimP
    • CommentTimeJan 4th 2014
     
    Nope, I still work for a living. I just work on things when I have time. I'll be retiring later this year, moving to a new adress in another state, and setting up there. If I can get my ham radio working, I get lots of static from nearby lights and flat panel televisions, I'll be spending more time with that.

    Thanks for looking.

    If anyone sees something not working on one of my sites, just let me know and I'll try to get it fixed.
    • CommentAuthorJimP
    • CommentTimeMay 9th 2014
     
    I have done a major redo of my Traveller site's menu navigation. And I am retired for now.
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      CommentAuthorDogtag
    • CommentTimeMay 9th 2014 edited
     
    First, congrats on your retirement. That's awesome.

    Second, the site is, as always, awe-inspiring in it's scope. That said... the menu link for the Gran-Dal Arm (A) > Sector 1 map points to

    http://travellergame.drivein-jim.net/articles/307/gran-dal-arm-column-b-sector-2-map#

    when I believe you want it to point to

    http://travellergame.drivein-jim.net/articles/307/gran-dal-arm-column-b-sector-1-map

    Although, I'm confused by the (A) after the name of the arm. Did you want the maps to point to column A? I think all the maps in that menu point to column B.

    In any case, they're great Traveller maps! The scope and detail of your maps is an inspiration. I hope I can get that much of my game worlds mapped out by the time I retire!!! *doffs cap*

    Cheers,
    ~Dogtag
    • CommentAuthorJimP
    • CommentTimeMay 10th 2014 edited
     
    Thank you, on my third week of retirement.

    I'll check those links. Yes, the (A) means column A.

    edit: Ah, the Gran-Dal Arm is Column B, I mislabelled it. All fixed now.
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      CommentAuthorDogtag
    • CommentTimeMay 10th 2014
     
    Hi Jim. I see you updated the menu label, but you may want to double-check the Sector 1 map link, under that menu. I think it still points to the URL I mentioned above.

    Cheers,
    ~Dogtag
    • CommentAuthorJimP
    • CommentTimeMay 10th 2014
     
    Ah, it didn't have a link. So it pointed to whatever page you viewed. All fixed now.
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    Great maps and website.

    I still have the Classic Hardback Traveler book as well as the MERC's book.

    We played a whole campaign once based on the Aliens movie.

    The premise was that a Merc team was sent in first (while there were still survivors).

    The whole campaign is about exploring, rescuing survivors, "attempting" to capture aliens for study, and plain old surviving.

    At the end, you have to bug out right before the Marines arrive.

    That was blast!

    Ah, the good old days when I actually had time to play games. :-)
    • CommentAuthorJimP
    • CommentTimeOct 27th 2015
     
    Gracias.
    • CommentAuthorJimP
    • CommentTimeDec 15th 2015
     
    I've added a few more maps, mostly sub-sector and sector maps. About 5 more planet maps. Life got in the way, and I haven't had much time to work on this site.

    I'm making a list of maps I need to make, again mostly sector and sub-sector maps, so the site is more easily navigable.

    The front article has image map links to help find your way. I'm busier doing non-mapping things than when I was employed...
    • CommentAuthorJimP
    • CommentTimeJan 21st 2016
     
    Okay. I've decided to finally get moving... and work on another project for this site. My Crestar maps are starting to gve me a headache. And if you are new to these forums, yes, I do sleep, every night.

    The new project: a star cluster in a Traveller Sector. Each color on this map is a different layer of the cluster. So it has 7 layers.

    the full size map with info

    Here is a half-size map.
      Sector06.png
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      CommentAuthorDogtag
    • CommentTimeJan 21st 2016 edited
     
    *boggle*

    Though, really, as someone who is not new to the forums, I don't know why I'm not used to this kind of stuff from you by now... :-D
    • CommentAuthorJimP
    • CommentTimeJan 22nd 2016 edited
     
    Thanks ! I think. :-)

    I have to go back and forth on types of maps because I get bored making one type of map.

    I've been putting off work on this star cluster for about a year. I hope to get several layers done before hiking season, for my type of weather, starts. Months away.

    Of course, working on this maps means I wont have time... to work on the UWPs for around 300 planets aleady on my site.
    • CommentAuthorJimP
    • CommentTimeJan 23rd 2016
     
    Partially done making the Sector level 7 map, but its going to take awhile. Not sure how I'm going to draw in, place, the xboat paths for the multiple levels. Probably come up with a side-view method of some sort.
    • CommentAuthorJimP
    • CommentTimeJan 23rd 2016
     
    partial Level 7 Sector 6 map. Just complete this one, and 6 more layer maps. Then the sub-sector maps. I'll be old and gray... wait, I'm already old and gray.

    50% size map
      Vespucian_Arm_columng_Sector06_level07b.png
    • CommentAuthorJimP
    • CommentTimeFeb 10th 2016 edited
     
    Layers 6 and 7 done, including sector maps for each layer. Only 4 layers, hundreds of planets, and a number of sub-sector maps to go, i.e. 93 planets mapped out of 618.

    edit:

    Overall, 654 planet maps done. About 1200 planet maps total when the star cluster is finished.
    • CommentAuthorJimP
    • CommentTimeApr 18th 2016
     
    Update. Levels 5, 6, and 7 of this star cluster are done. With level 4 partially done. I'm taking a break from this and I'll be working on my Crestar Arcology maps more.
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    Some really nice stuff JimP!
    • CommentAuthorJimP
    • CommentTimeApr 18th 2016
     
    thanks. And there are over 800 planet maps done now.
    • CommentAuthorJimP
    • CommentTimeJul 25th 2016 edited
     
    I've held back on the star cluster, I sometimes get confused over which layer of the cluster a planet goes on... It takes a couple of days to get it all set, then start posting... so a week per layer of the cluster. No time for that until this fall.

    Anyway, 1065 planets, 14 planet surveys, 375 universal planet profiles. And I've started mapping the 'planets few and far between' area between the two Galaxy arms. It is called Path 02

    Path 02

    And the large slowly loading image maps are on their own pages now. So the front page loads much faster now.
    • CommentAuthorJimP
    • CommentTimeSep 21st 2016
     
    Hm... I have been running into the problem of duplicate planet names I thought I hadn't used yet... but I had.

    I have been comparing the web site to my spreadsheet. Out of 500 planets so far, I found about 6 of them don't match what I had in the spreadsheet. I corrected the spreadsheet. Two were misspelled planet names, and the rest mismatched something.

    So, until I get this completed, only 10 more listing pages of 100 articles per page, to go I wont be uploading any more FT3 planets. Not all of those are planet maps. Some are for my Starship Wanderer.
    • CommentAuthorJimP
    • CommentTimeSep 23rd 2016
     
    Thanks for stopping by my site. I have 1096 planet maps there now. 360 UWPS and 30 planetary surveys.

    Unfortunately going through the spreadsheet and comparing it to my site articles is taking longer than I expected. I still have about 7 and a half pages to go through on the site admin, which is just under 700 more planets to compare. I'll be busy offline this weekend, so I may or may not be around much. But this does mean I have a little over 8 pages done.
    • CommentAuthorLoopysue
    • CommentTimeSep 23rd 2016
     
    Wow! That's a lot of planets!

    How many stars must there be for all those presumably M class worlds to exist? How many galaxies?
    • CommentAuthorJimP
    • CommentTimeSep 23rd 2016
     
    Two spiral arms of our galaxy. Since some parts of our galaxy, on this side of it, are canon, i.e. in the official Traveller universe, I made mine, UTO unofficial Traveller universe, on the other side of the galaxy. I have two large image bitmaps of the areas I'm covering. The Gran-Dal Arm has, I made the arm names up, has 18 x 22 Sectors, 396. Each Sector has 16 Sub-Sectors. Some have stars and planets in them, some don't. Vespucian Arm has the same number of sectors. There is an area of sectors that connect them. Part 2. Lots of Part 2 is a Rift devoid of stars and planets.

    I use FT3 and export using the Cosmographer template. Thats the easy bit. Its putting them on the site and deciding which column, sector, and sub-sector they go to is the hard part.

    What I have mapped so far is linked towards the bottom of the first article on my site. I probably have only a few tens of thousands planets to go... as you can see from the image bitmaps I have barely scratched the surface. I am about half done with the Star cluster, that png of different color dots further up this thread.
    • CommentAuthorLoopysue
    • CommentTimeSep 23rd 2016
     
    Mission impossible!

    If I had half the drive required to carry on with a project like that, I'd have been published ten times over by now!

    Awesome :)
    • CommentAuthorJimP
    • CommentTimeSep 23rd 2016
     
    I don't expect to complete it, afterall, I have hikes to go on. Not to mention Starship Wanderer...
    • CommentAuthorJimP
    • CommentTimeSep 26th 2016
     
    Well, this is taking longer than I expected... checking the spreadsheet I mean. 6 and a partial page left. Found a few more planet names, duplicates and new entries, not in the spreadsheet. I did turnout a few FT3 planets last week... but no names nor uploaded yet until I get this all sorted out.

    I may go camping to try and relax my brain. But fall is transition weather... don't know if I should take a coat or a short sleeve shirt. Both would be too heavy. Ah, decisions.
    • CommentAuthorJimP
    • CommentTimeSep 30th 2016
     
    Whew. About 3 pages left of 100 articles per page left to check. Found a typo or two. Added a number of entries to my spreadsheet. Glad not all of them are planet articles.
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      CommentAuthorMonsen
    • CommentTimeOct 1st 2016
     
    Well, at least you are getting there :) From your last two posts, seems like you manage to get through a page a day on average.
    • CommentAuthorJimP
    • CommentTimeOct 1st 2016
     
    I would get them done faster... but I still haven't straightened out my room, or my storage shed and added electricity, after 2 years and got my 39" tv screen up and connected. That would be much better and I could see details easier and easier on my eyes.
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      CommentAuthorMonsen
    • CommentTimeOct 1st 2016
     
    Posted By: JimPgot my 39" tv screen up and connected
    As a computer monitor I presume? That should put you in the position for some great large-scale mapping :)
    • CommentAuthorJimP
    • CommentTimeOct 1st 2016
     
    Yup, DVI connectors on both ends. My desktop has a nice 1 gigabyte vdeo card in it. I would have gotten a bigger one, but the power supply wouldn't handle it. I did look into putting a large ps in it, but I decided not to.