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Program Name
and Link
Description
Planetary Statistics
(Size unknown)
This Java applet utility will generate some useful and/or interesting statistics for a planet, given some basic information about the planet and its primary.
Author: Samuel Penn
Freeware, requires Java support. Source available (Java).
Perl Galactic
(35K)
Perl interface to data files from Galactic 2.4 plus a Perl/Tk user interface to display and edit the data. Some features of Galactic not yet implemented, but this should be usable for most purposes. You must have Perl and Perl/Tk installed. If you want the data included with Galactic, you will have to install that as well.
Author: Michæl Houghton
GPL or Artistic License (same as Perl), multi-platform, depending on Perl and Per/Tk support. Requires Perl and Perl/Tk. Source code included (Perl).
MegaTraveller Character Generator
(392 KBytes)
more info from author
more info about this version
Character generation program for MegaTraveller and compatible systems. Includes a wide range of races and careers.
Author: Gregory Svenson (ported by Peter Keel)
Freeware, Linux. Source available (multiple files available from this page) (C)
Word Generator
(178KB)
A program to generate words for 'conlangs', based originally on the rules presented in the various Traveller alien articles and sourcebooks. Includes tables for a fair number of languages, including tables that will generate words that 'look Dutch' or 'look Maori' or 'look' like they're from Terrestrial languages. Can be customized for additional languages.
Author: Jeff Zeitlin
Freeware, IBM (DOS, including DOS emulations under other OSes). Source included (Euphoria). Can be compiled under Linux, with Linux edition of Euphoria. See http://www.rapideuphoria.com for info on Euphoria.)
Creative Commons License Traveller WordGen by Jeff Zeitlin is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States License.
Java Word Generator
(4KB)
A port of Jeff Zeitlin's Word Generator from Euphoria to Java. Does not include tables or documentation; download Jeff's program for those.
Author: Frank Pitt
Freeware, any platform supporting a Java Virtual Machine. Source only (Java); compiler and JVM required.
My Traveller Universe
(link to home page)
A collection of Traveller utilities for Linux, formerly released as Mark's Traveller Utilities. Includes sector and star system utilities, an encounter table generator, and more.
Author: Mark Nordstrand
No cost/GPL (Cross-platform). Source only (C++). Requires wxGTK and GTK (see notes on page).
1001 Subsectors (Random Subsector Generator)
(link to web-based program)
A web-based subsector generating program that outputs a subsector in Galactic 2.4 format.
Author: P-O Bergstedt
Freeware (web-based, no download), browser must support forms and tables.
Sec2Gal
(4 KB)
Converts the common sector file formats (wbs, hes, sec, etc.) into Galactic 2.4 format.
Author: P-O Bergstedt
Freeware (Cross-platform). Source only (perl).
Traveller Word Generator
(link to web-based program)
A web-based word generator for the Darrian, K'kree, Vilani, Droyne, Aslan, Vargr, and Hiver Gurvin languages. The author expects to enhance it for other languages.
Author: James Robinson
Freeware (web-based), browser must support java.
LBB Front-Cover Rendering Machine
(link to web-based program)
This web-based program takes some basic information about a book or supplement, and generates a GIF image of the cover of a Classic Traveller-style book.
Author: P-O Bergstedt
Freeware (web-based), browser must support forms and GIFs.
QuickHex, The hex-paper maker
(link to web-based program)
This web-based program generates GIF files of hex grids based on your input.
Author: P-O Bergstedt
Freeware (web-based), browser must support forms and GIFs.
Ground Unit Counter Generator
(link to web-based program)
This web-based program generates images of counters that can be used for ground-based combat games.
Author: P-O Bergstedt
Freeware (web-based), browser must support forms and GIFs.
Spaceship Counter Generator
(link to web-based program)
This web-based program generates images of counters that can be used for space-based combat games.
Author: P-O Bergstedt
Freeware (web-based), browser must support forms and GIFs.
Tank and Heavy Units Counter Generator
(link to web-based program)
This web-based program generate images of counters for heavy units in ground-based combat games.
Author: P-O Bergstedt
Freeware (web-based), browser must support forms and GIFs.
Continuous Thrust Travel Time Calculator
(link to web-based program)
This web-based program calculates travel time over a user-specified distance at a user-specified acceleration. There are presets for common distances and accelerations; the program reports the travel time and maximum speed.
Author: John Buston
Freeware (web-based), browser must support forms and javascript.
Continuous Thrust Acceleration Time and Distance Calculator
(link to web-based program)
This web-based program calculates the (Newtonian, not relativistic) time and distance to reach a user-specified speed at a user-selected acceleration.
Author: John Buston
Freeware (web-based), browser must support forms and javascript.
World Data Generator
(link to web-based program)
This web-based program takes user-supplied values for planetary mass, density, and rotation, and generates realistic data for a variety of other values.
Author: John Buston
Freeware (web-based), browser must support forms and javascript.
HERO Designer
(Link to purchase site)
HERO Designer is the character creation application for the HERO System. Designed exclusively for the HERO System 5th Edition, HERO Designer offers full support of the rules, including rules additions from the supplements and Rules FAQs.
HERO Designer is designed from the ground up to offer the full flexibility of the HERO System while maintaining an intuitive, easy-to-use interface for building your characters.
Author: Hero Games/Dan Simon
Commercial, requires Java 5 Standard Edition installation, any OS ($25, includes 2 years support and updates). More info at
http://www.herodesigner.com
DOSBox
(Link to download selection page)
DOSBox is an emulator for MS-DOS systems, designed principally to allow the user to run older MS-DOS games.
Author: Sourceforge project
Freeware (multiple OSes, including Linux, OS/2, BeOS, Windows, and Mac OS X), source available.
Hexographer
(link to project overview page)
Hexographer is a map-making software program that allows users to create hex-style maps. These maps are popular for wilderness maps of role-playing games such as Dungeons and Dragons. However, they are useful for many other role-playing games, miniatures and wargames. Icons and hexes for creating star maps are built-in. Hexographer comes in Free and Pro versions.
Author: Joe Wetzel / Inkwell Ideas, Inc.
Freeware (but a commercial version with extra features is also available.) Web-based (requires Java)
MegaTraveller Ship Designer
(48KB)
sd is a basic program for designing ships under the MegaTraveller rules. Some limitations on design are described in the README file in the archive.
Author: Paul Dale
Freeware/GPL. Provided in source form only (C); can be compiled on any platform, expects to run under command-line/shell interface.
Bobson's World Generator
(Link to web-based program)
BWG takes as inputs the die rolls for world creation, and automatically applies Mongoose Traveller rule-book DMs and produces both the UWP and textual descriptions of the various UWP digits.
Author: Daniel Rubin
Freeware (web-based),  browser requires support for forms.
Free Trader
(224KB; link is to download page, not directly to file)
In Free Trader you take on the role of the captain of a trading starship, travelling from system to system, you must try to accumulate as much wealth as possible before your merchant contract expires.
You can customize your starship and improve your trade-related skills in order to maximize your profits.
The trading area is a randomly-generated subsector so the game is different each time you play.
The program uses mechanics from CT and MT, and has been authorized for release by kind permission of Marc Miller.
Author: Neil D. Parker
Freeware (public domain, but some parts of the code are copyright FarFuture Enterprises); requires Java SE Runtime 1.6.0 or later

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