I found the original pytxtelite (written by Ian Sparks) at http://automaticromantic.com/static/misc/pytxtelite.txt. You can find a copy of the original script in the "pytxtelite" folder.
pytxtelite is a conversion of Ian Bell's txtelite.c 1.2 (and parts of 1.4) to python (2.5, maybe earlier).
As I was interested in planet names only, I removed everything else. This script contains the minimum for generating planet names.
It also has a simple command-line interface for printing planet names (n) and for jumping to the next galaxy (j).
I made a simple wrapper script too called elite.py. If you want to get the name of a random planet, use elite.py.
Print the planet names in Galaxy 1:
import pyplanets galaxy = pyplanets.Galaxy() print galaxy.planets
Print the name of a random planet:
import random ... print random.choice(galaxy.planets)
- Laszlo Szathmary (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Homepage: http://pythonadventures.wordpress.com/2012/03/06/elite-planet-name-generator/