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HoboBen
Created : 30 May 2010
Edited : 11 July 2010
System : Windows
Language : Cobra

Hero Extant: World Generator

A random world generator, part of a larger project. Now open source!!!

Download page
Screenshots
As part of my work-in-progress RPG, I've completed the terrain-generation stage of my "random world generator".

Outputs to PNG files or a simple binary file, with instructions, so its perfect for generating worlds for your own games, too!

Draw a nice 32x32 tile for each pixel of your map, and you've got a huge new random world in a few seconds.

For windows, but works on Linux with wine.

Features:
  • New, unique, random terrain every time!
  • Realistic wind and rain simulation
  • Detailed temperature bands
  • Detects contiguity of terrain bodies
  • Tweaked for optimum terrain variance, for balanced game play.
  • Supports maps of up to 2048 by 2048
  • Exports data to PNG
  • Exports data to simple binary format
  • Actually fairly fast now

Link: Previous screenshots/comments from WIP section

Screenshots:

Rendered Final Map


Terrain Types


Terrain Contiguity


Wind and Rain Simulation


Temperature Simulation

 

Comments


Sunday, 30 May 2010, 15:00
HoboBen

View on YouTube
Sunday, 30 May 2010, 21:58
Mog
Holy crap - spiffy. The rivers look a lot better too. One thing to consider adding now are larger bodies of in-land water.
Tuesday, 01 June 2010, 09:59
Erebel55
Nice work Hobo
Thursday, 03 June 2010, 10:11
Jayenkai
Finally got around to trying this, today!
Works exactly as it says it would!

Great stuff.
Sunday, 11 July 2010, 12:23
HoboBen
New release. Brand new front end, various fixes and optimisations, and now Open Source, under the GNU General Public License v3 with some parts (e.g. the world generator backend) also available under the MIT license.

Check it out!!!


Sunday, 11 July 2010, 12:55
Mog
Holy crap. The meandering rivers really improved how it came out. This is amazing!
Sunday, 11 July 2010, 13:07
HoboBen
Thanks Mog!
Monday, 19 September 2011, 01:01
HoboBen
Thought you might like to know, avh4 has written a Java port!