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# System

A **system** in *Master of Orion* consists of a single star, optionally up to five planets, and at least one warp point.

When a system has planets, it can be colonized. A single system with several planets can be colonized by different empires, though this will create diplomatic tension between them.

Colony leaders and several colony structures will provide bonuses shared by all colonies in the system.

## Modding[edit | edit source]

Orbits are defined in Globals.yaml:

- globals: &Backend.Galaxy.SolarSystemGenerator PLANETARY_ORBITS: - minOrbitRadius: 0.40 maxOrbitRadius: 0.40 bodyCapacity: 1 - minOrbitRadius: 0.55 maxOrbitRadius: 0.55 bodyCapacity: 2 - minOrbitRadius: 0.70 maxOrbitRadius: 0.70 bodyCapacity: 3 - minOrbitRadius: 0.85 maxOrbitRadius: 0.85 bodyCapacity: 3 - minOrbitRadius: 1.00 maxOrbitRadius: 1.00 bodyCapacity: 3 LUNAR_ORBITS: - minOrbitRadius: 0.125 maxOrbitRadius: 0.125 bodyCapacity: 1 - minOrbitRadius: 0.20 maxOrbitRadius: 0.20 bodyCapacity: 1 WARPGATE_ORBIT_RADIUS_OFFSET: 0.20

This defines five planetary orbits and two lunar orbits. Redefining this block can allow to have more orbits, though the outermost orbit should keep a maximum radius of 1.0. Once more planetary orbits are available, they can be implemented in PlanetaryDensityPackages.yaml.

- collection: &Backend.Galaxy.PlanetDensityPackage items: - key: normal_planetary_density name: NORMAL_PLANETARY_DENSITY_NAME displayOrder: 0 starDensities: - star_type: star_blue_white occupationChances: - planetCount: 0 chance: 3 - planetCount: 1 chance: 16 - planetCount: 2 chance: 23 - planetCount: 3 chance: 25 - planetCount: 4 chance: 22 - planetCount: 5 chance: 11 - star_type: star_white occupationChances: - planetCount: 0 chance: 3 - planetCount: 1 chance: 8 - planetCount: 2 chance: 23 - planetCount: 3 chance: 31 - planetCount: 4 chance: 22 - planetCount: 5 chance: 13 ...

Additional entries have to be created for each possible greater planetCount, and the chances must be redistributed. Note that any planetCount above 6 will result in the engine hanging, as the game uses a suffix table to name planets, and this table has only six entries. There are six types of stars and four planetary density sets, though the tutorial one can be ignored. But planetary densities are not enough, we also need to cover the stars themselves directly in StarTypes.yaml.

- collection: &Backend.Galaxy.StarType items: - key: star_blue_white name: STAR_TYPE_BLUE_WHITE nebulaeDensity: 2 description: STAR_TYPE_BLUE_WHITE_DESCRIPTION occupationChances: - planetCount: 0 chance: 4 - planetCount: 1 chance: 18 - planetCount: 2 chance: 28 - planetCount: 3 chance: 29 - planetCount: 4 chance: 15 - planetCount: 5 chance: 6 orbitChances: - orbit: 1 chance: 20 - orbit: 2 chance: 20 - orbit: 3 chance: 20 - orbit: 4 chance: 20 - orbit: 5 chance: 20 orbits: - orbit: 1 planetChance: 20 asteroidFieldChance: 0 gasGiantChance: 0 multipleObjectChance: 0 - orbit: 2 planetChance: 35 asteroidFieldChance: 0 gasGiantChance: 0 multipleObjectChance: 0 - orbit: 3 planetChance: 45 asteroidFieldChance: 0 gasGiantChance: 0 multipleObjectChance: 0 - orbit: 4 planetChance: 65 asteroidFieldChance: 20 gasGiantChance: 15 multipleObjectChance: 0 - orbit: 5 planetChance: 65 asteroidFieldChance: 15 gasGiantChance: 20 multipleObjectChance: 0 ...

Each of the six star types needs to be covered. Once we have additional orbits and a chance for a planet to be generated there, we need to set the necessary information for the generation of this planet. This includes its size, defined in PlanetSizeChances.yaml.

- collection: &Backend.Galaxy.PlanetSizeChances items: - key: orbit_1 sizeChances: - size: planetsize_tiny chance: 25 - size: planetsize_small chance: 39 - size: planetsize_medium chance: 33 - size: planetsize_large chance: 3 - size: planetsize_huge chance: 0 - key: orbit_2 sizeChances: - size: planetsize_tiny chance: 20 - size: planetsize_small chance: 35 - size: planetsize_medium chance: 34 - size: planetsize_large chance: 9 - size: planetsize_huge chance: 2 ...

Using this model, additional keys must be created for each new orbit.

In addition, it is also possible to have several planets per orbit, as hinted by the bodyCapacity values in orbit definitions. The chance of this happening is covered by multipleObjectChance in the star type definitions. Beware that enabling this risks creating visual glitches, by having planets overlapping each others. This can be alleviated by reducing planet scaling through changing the scaleFactor values in PlanetSizeTypes.yaml:

- collection: &Backend.Galaxy.PlanetSizeType items: - key: planetsize_tiny name: PLANET_SIZE_TYPE_TINY level: 1 maxTiles: 8 scaleFactor: 0.75 satelliteOrbits: 1 satelliteChance: 0.25 satelliteSizeChances: - satellitesize_small: 1 pollutionCapacity: 250 terraformingCostFactor: 0.35 minRequiredFood: 75 maxRequiredFoodStart: 80 maxRequiredFoodEnd: 170 ...

Besides orbits, planet counts, and planet sizes, a system is also defined by its planet biomes. The data for those is found in BiomeChances.yaml.

--- - collection: &Backend.Galaxy.BiomeChances items: - key: galaxy_young inhabitable_biome_chance: - star_type: star_blue_white biomes: - biome: biome_volcanic chance: 20 - biome: biome_toxic chance: 10 - biome: biome_radiated chance: 31 - biome: biome_barren chance: 26 - biome: biome_desert chance: 8 - biome: biome_tundra chance: 0 - biome: biome_arid chance: 5 - biome: biome_ocean chance: 0 - biome: biome_swamp chance: 0 - biome: biome_terran chance: 0 - biome: biome_gaia chance: 0 ...

There is a list of available biomes for each star type in each galaxy age category.

## Orbits[edit | edit source]

There are inner and outer orbits. This affects terraformation and pollution-induced degradation.

public PlanetBiomeType GetNextAvailableTerraformBiome() { if (this.biome.key == "biome_terran") { return SerializedData<PlanetBiomeType>.Get("biome_gaia"); } if (this.orbitIndex < Star.ORBITS_PER_STAR / 2) { return this.biome.innerOrbitTerraformBiome; } if (this.orbitIndex > Star.ORBITS_PER_STAR / 2) { return this.biome.outerOrbitTerraformBiome; } return (new GameRandom(this.universe.turn).NextDouble() < 0.5) ? this.biome.innerOrbitTerraformBiome : this.biome.outerOrbitTerraformBiome; } private PlanetBiomeType GetDowngradedBiome(PlanetBiomeType biome) { PlanetBiomeType planetBiomeType; if (this.orbitIndex < Star.ORBITS_PER_STAR / 2) { planetBiomeType = biome.innerOrbitDowngradeBiome; } else if (this.orbitIndex > Star.ORBITS_PER_STAR / 2) { planetBiomeType = biome.outerOrbitDowngradeBiome; } else { planetBiomeType = ((new GameRandom(this.universe.turn).NextDouble() < 0.5) ? biome.innerOrbitDowngradeBiome : biome.outerOrbitDowngradeBiome); } if (planetBiomeType != null) { return planetBiomeType; } Debug.LogError("Planet.GetDowngradedBiome(): Biome Type " + biome + " does not have a downgraded biome set! Returning same biome."); return biome; }

Note that this refers to orbit indices, not planet indices. A system with two planets can very well have both in an inner orbit, or both in an outer orbit.

## External links[edit | edit source]

- orbit with 2 planets? thread on the official forums