2012-02-22

Data Corrections

Thanks to Don McKinney, I have updated data for the following sectors:
In addition, I made some individual world tweaks:
The truncated names appeared to be a result of passing the data through a fixed width data handler at some point before the files came to me. It's possible there are others - reports welcome!
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69 comments:

drkem99 said...

Does this data update for TravellerMap match the Mongoose Traveller data for 1105 for the sector?

Thanks,

Kem

Joshua Bell said...

Yes, except Spinward Marches which is 1117. I'll be moving it to 1105 time permitting.

drkem99 said...

Terrific! (Wish I'd known before I created a .sec file for Trojan Reach myself ;-)

Don's data is in a modified .sec format that sec2pdf won't digest. Is there an easy way for you to produce compatible files, or should I do a manual conversion?

Kem

Joshua Bell said...

It looks like sec2pdf just has hardcoded field widths, which are too narrow for the data. You can modify this line in sec2pdf:

/^(.{14})(.{2})(.{2}) (.{9}) (.) (.{15}) (.) (.{3}) (.{2}) (.*)$/;

It should work if you change it like so:

/^(.*?)\s+(\d\d)(\d\d)\s+(.......-.)\s+(\w?)\s+(.{15,})\s+(\w?)\s+(\d\d\d)\s+(\w\w)\s+(.*)$/;

77topaz said...

0736 Vanguard Reaches appears to have a truncated name (Helix Institut -> Helix Institute).

77topaz said...

2623 Crucis Margin appears to have a truncated name - its client state is called the Oytrip of Tubroyllufotyusk, while the world is called Tubroyllufotyu.

77topaz said...

1231 Yiklerzdanzh appears to have a truncated name (Winters Blanke -> Winters Blanket).

1129 Yiklerzdanzh appears to have a truncated name - should Shining Harmon be Shining Harmony?

77topaz said...

1839 Gateway appears to have a truncated name - should Hold-Your-Brea be Hold Your Breath or Hold-Your-Breath?

Also, the sector named Sidiadi on TravellerMap is listed in numerous places as Sidiadl (this also seems more "fitting" with the Zhodani language).

77topaz said...

In the rimward half of Far Frontiers, the population multipliers are all 1 and some of the trade codes are badly formatted (where Cp and An could be used, and some special comments).

Joshua Bell said...

Thanks, 77topaz! I agree, nearly all of those look like truncations. (One hint is that many old SEC files had a 14-character limit on names). I'll fix them when I can.

Re: rimward half of Far Frontiers

The rimward half is from Dale Kemper's unpublished FF manuscript for FASA, later reprinted in part in the Traveller Chronicle, by special permission of Dale. That's pure-CT data, so the P are all 1, B are all 0, G are all 0 or 1. And yes.... more verbose remarks are there too, just like in the old paper supplements. You'll see more of that coming with some of the T5 data, since there aren't length restrictions any more.

77topaz said...

Many UWPs in Theta Borealis, Theron, Astron and some other sectors (Storr, Hadji) are strange: the worlds are supposed to be barren (population codes all 0), but UWPs are given with government structure, law levels etc. Example: 1123 Theta Borealis X786013-2
(how can there be govt, law, tech level if there is no population?)

77topaz said...

2124 Glimmerdrift Reaches has no name.

2325 Glimmerdrift Reaches is called Vast Plaines - is this a spelling mistake (of Vast Plains) or intentional?

77topaz said...

In numerous Vargr sectors (Fa Dzaets, Ngathksirz, Dhuerorrg) a strange "phenomenon" occurs: double or triple worlds (worlds above each other with exactly the same name and data).
Is there a canon explanation for this? Is this an error of some sort? (it must surely be very confusing for travellers)

77topaz said...

2521 Gateway has a truncated name (RoughandReady -> Rough and Ready).

2135 Glimmerdrift Reaches has what seems to be a truncated name (Cantrell's Gra).

77topaz said...

3224 Old Expanses is called En Livereh, while its allegiance is called En Liverech.

77topaz said...

3128 Old Expanses is called Portrine, while its allegiance is called the Portine League.

Joshua Bell said...

Keep them coming, 77topaz!

But it's hard to track them here. Can you add them to https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AtsZI4RnsK73dDVCNF9PYTNjUTRmR0xKdmpBbjVFTnc#gid=0

Joshua Bell said...

A few comments:

Re: Strange UWPs n Theta Borealis, Theron, Astron , Storr, Hadji - these are likely randomly generated but unvetted. Check the credits, and see if the web site that provided the data has details.

Re: Duplicate names in Vargr sectors - these were definitely randomly generated and not inspected. John Woods' "Undeveloped Sectors" project has details: http://homepage.ntlworld.com/elvwood/Traveller/Sectors/

You'll probably find similar issues in the "Solomani and Aslan" areas; both John and I took "dotmaps" and randomly generated worlds to match the maps; only the presence of a world and its allegiance is reliable data (and even then, only for the DGP sources). It's best to think of them as placeholders that need someone to take ownership and refine.

Joshua Bell said...

It looks like I need a volunteer with a copy of the "Gateway to Destiny" Gateway Domain Sourcebook (mine is in storage) to vet the world names - all of the source files from http://dotclue.org/t20/SectorData.zip are truncated to 14 characters.

77topaz said...

Many sector names not yet on TravellerMap are available on Traveller Wikia.
(The names of a number of sectors, including a group rinward of the Hive Federation and the Rim Route sectors, are available (and a group of sectors "alongside" the Core Route). Files for the Rim Route sectors seem to exist, but are "not in the archive" of WayBack Machine (on Turokan's website).)

77topaz said...

Along the Vlanchiets Qlom region on the Zhodani Core Route (not on the rest of the Core Route), there are asteroid belts marked with atmospheres (and sometimes even water percentages). E.g. 1838 Ia - A030226-F.

Joshua Bell said...

I decided to ignore that Rim Route work. The existence of the Zho Core Route is canonical, even if the particulars are not. But that Rim Route was a little too... fanboy for me. I realize I generally err on the side of incorporating rather than rejecting data, but that's where I drew the line.

Joshua Bell said...

I decided to ignore that Rim Route work. The existence of the Zho Core Route is canonical, even if the particulars are not. But that Rim Route was a little too... fanboy for me. I realize I generally err on the side of incorporating rather than rejecting data, but that's where I drew the line.

77topaz said...

At scale 64, worlds with their names (Hold-Your-Breath, Tubroyllufotyusk) changed still appear as though their names are still truncated, though at scales 32 and 128 the full names are shown.

77topaz said...

In Reaver's Deep there is a client state called Dienbach Grypen. Rimward of the Solomani Confederation there is a client state called Dienabach Grupen.
Are these related?

Joshua Bell said...

Re: "At scale 64, worlds with their names (Hold-Your-Breath, Tubroyllufotyusk) changed still appear as though their names are still truncated, though at scales 32 and 128 the full names are shown."

That's probably just your browser caching the images. The images are given a cache lifetime of 24 hours since they generally change infrequently. If you flush your cache or simply change themes/options you should see the updated bitmaps.

77topaz said...

In the spinward part of the Vargr Extents, a number of polities (including the 43rd Squadron and the Anti-Rukh Coalition, I'm not sure what others) have lost their labels.

Joshua Bell said...

"In the spinward part of the Vargr Extents, a number of polities (including the 43rd Squadron and the Anti-Rukh Coalition, I'm not sure what others) have lost their labels."

Yeah, I need updated allegiance information for Gvurrdon.

77topaz said...

Zalucha (2508 Massilia) has eight stars listed in its stellar data. While this is not impossible, it is very unusual (an explanation could be a stellar cluster in the system). 2503 Massilia (Euteneier) has four stars, and 2505 Massilia (Cragun 3) has five, but no other worlds in Massilia Sector have more than three stars.

77topaz said...

There are worlds with duplicate UWPs in the Solomani/Aslan Dotmap area, but only one or two per sector, and they have different names and PBGs, so it is not really an issue. The Aslan worlds in that area have Aslan government codes, which is good, and which (some of) the Aslan CORE sectors don't have (they just give the worlds 1-F governments).

77topaz said...

There is a section of border "missing" in the D subsector of Extolian Sector.

Joshua Bell said...

Re: Massilia stars - yeah, I noticed that when parsing stellar data. Unusual, but it looks intentional. I don't have my copies of Travellers Digest handy to see if there was any mention therein.

Re: Extolian border - fixed, thanks!

77topaz said...

The UWP of Victoria (1817 Spinward Marches) is listed as X6D7770-4, while in TravellerWikia it is listed as X697770-4.

77topaz said...

Shouldn't Mertactor (1537 Spinward Marches) be size 2, not size 5?

What does the "Re" trade classification code in Spinward Marches Sector mean(something like Rs?)?

Joshua Bell said...

The Spinward Marches changes are intentional - part of T5 cleanup. And I'm not sure what some of those trade codes mean either - gotta sign up the for the T5 playstesting.

77topaz said...

The routes in Hinterworlds Sector (Gniivi, Cytrialin, Leh Perash), when crossing sector borders, don't match with worlds in other sectors (they "point" at empty hexes).

77topaz said...

There are lots of strange Trade Classifications in Deneb Sector: Pz, Tu, Ph, Pi, Vw, He, Pa, Mr...

What do they mean?

77topaz said...

In Magyar Sector, there are many different allegiance codes (Ic, Ra, Wa, Wu, Xi) within the Solomani Confederation and the Imperium.

77topaz said...

The government of Guurr!'rr (2131 Kaa G!'kul) is K, and its law level is R - shouldn't it be RK (this keeps with K'kree worlds in the sector, while K is an Aslan government code and R is an impossibly high (L is the maximum, and even that is unseen on TravellerMap) law level).

Joshua Bell said...

Re: Hinterworlds - I'll tweak the out-sector endpoints

Re: Deneb trade codes - that's more T5 and/or Mongoose, not sure.

Re: Magyar - wow, I have no idea what's up there. The allegiances aren't like that in the GEnie/Sunbane data. I'll do some digging

Re: Kaa G!'kul - I've pinged the group that put that sector together to see what they think.

77topaz said...

The Solomani worlds in Reaver's Deep Sector and Daibei Sector have Imperial allegiance codes (Im instead of So).

77topaz said...

Namek (2640 Spica) has a govt code of V - this should probably be W or some other Hiver govt code (V is a unused govt code).

77topaz said...

0408 Mendan (Uerradz) has an allegiance code of "va" instead of "Va".

Joshua Bell said...

The Reaver's Deep and Daibei Sector allegiance codes match the Atlas of the Imperium. But I believe the Atlas to be in error (and the borders obviously don't match). I'll follow up.

77topaz said...

The Hc and Kc (not KC) allegiances in Crucis Margin Sector don't have borders.

Outo (0240 Kaa G!'kul) has allegiance code J1 - no other worlds have this code and there is no corresponding border.

77topaz said...

Many of the K'kree worlds in Kaa G!'kul Sector are law level K. Shouldn't this automatically give them at least an amber travel zone?

77topaz said...

A simple solution to the duplicate worlds in the Vargr extents and coretrailward Zhodani Consulate is to label each with Alpha, Beta etc. This would at least allow one to differentiate between them.

77topaz said...

Kulaarr (2319 Kaa G!'kul) has law level Q (this is impossibly high).

77topaz said...

"Known Sectors and Subsectors of Space" also lists the names of the sectors of a Spinward and a Trailing Route along the main Core Route, and some other sectors along the edge of Charted Space (and the Rim Route).

qstor said...

Yeah its RK its a typo thanks for fixing it

Joshua Bell said...

I'm making this patch to Kaa G!'kul:


--- Kaa G!kul.sec (revision 825)
+++ Kaa G!kul.sec (working copy)
+# josh 2012-03-19: Fixed Gov/Law levels for Kk worlds:
-'xikrar 2310 C66856Q-A Ag 123 Kk F0 V M2 V
+'xikrar 2310 C6685QK-A Ag 123 Kk F0 V M2 V
-Guut 2116 B54857Q-A 003 Kk K6 V M3 V
+Guut 2116 B5485QK-A 003 Kk K6 V M3 V
-Kulaarr 2319 EA8A47Q-9 Wa 123 Kk M1 V
+Kulaarr 2319 EA8A4QK-9 Wa 123 Kk M1 V
-Guurr!'rr 2131 D4836KR-A O Ni Ri 603 Kk M6 V
+Guurr!'rr 2131 D4836RK-A O Ni Ri 603 Kk M6 V

Joshua Bell said...

"Many of the K'kree worlds in Kaa G!'kul Sector are law level K. Shouldn't this automatically give them at least an amber travel zone?"

Per GDW Alien Module 2, worlds with K'kree population have an automatic law level K; also, "Travel zones are not generally used in K'kree space". So while the TAS would probably recommend against visiting, I'm not going to render the entire Two Thousand Worlds with zone markers. :)

Joshua Bell said...

Gvurrdon allegiances have been updated to match the Mongoose alien module, c/o Don McKinney

77topaz said...

The 2000 Worlds-worlds in Gh!hken Sector and Gn'hk'r Sector don't have law level K or govt code P, Q or R.

77topaz said...

A route goes from Siaj (3102 Old Expanses) to 3240 Delphi, which is empty.

donm61873 said...

The UWP of Victoria (1817 Spinward Marches) was changed from X697770-4 to X6D7770-4 because of the description in the adventure in JTAS #2.

Mertactor (1537 Spinward Marches) had its size changed as part of the T5 work. The "Re" code means Reservation, which in some places is "Rs", which is also used for Research Station.

Old Expanses was developed by HPG (High Passage Group). The route from Siaj (3102 Old Expanses) to nowhere in Delphi was intended to match up with the old Judges Guild sectors.

77topaz said...

What do the G, O and H travel zone codes used in the Vanguard Reaches mean? They are not rendered in any way by the map.

77topaz said...

There is a small section of Zhodani border missing between the Spinward Marches Sector and Gvurrdon Sector (by Zeycude and Astanch).

Joshua Bell said...

Thanks, fixed the border glitch

77topaz said...

The following Vargr/Zhodani sectors need cleanup for duplicate worlds:

Chit Botshti
Khoellighz
Dhuerorrg
Ngathksirz
Fa Dzaets

77topaz said...

The Zhodani outpost borders in Vanguard Reaches Sector and Yiklerzdanzh Sector aren't connected.

77topaz said...

These sectors have different but similar names listed elsewhere - possibly typos on one side or the other - but which is correct (the main one which should be shown on the map itself)?

Ukaarriit!!b
Ukoarriit!!b

Xeeleer
Xeeler

Also some alternative sector names from other sources that aren't yet listed here:

Eose'o
Ahriman

Ahkiweahi'
Seven Sisters

77topaz said...

How can 2124 Glimmerdrift Reaches be listed as H-10 when it's in the K subsector?

77topaz said...

The Ithklur Aexzz border does not precisely match up between Leonidae Sector and Phlask Sector (by Aaveri).

77topaz said...

The Imperial border in Deneb Sector is not precisely correct, with Na and Cs world on the coreward edge being shown as within the borders of the Imperium.

77topaz said...

Some of the capitals in Far Frontiers are formatted as "Capitol", so they aren't highlighted yet.

What do the S(something) trade codes in the coreward half mean?

77topaz said...

The Salinakin borders between Yiklerzdanzh and Far Frontiers don't match up exactly.

77topaz said...

I don't think anyone's checked https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AtsZI4RnsK73dDVCNF9PYTNjUTRmR0xKdmpBbjVFTnc#gid=0 in the last two months, at least.

Joshua Bell said...

@77topaz wrote: "The Salinakin borders between Yiklerzdanzh and Far Frontiers don't match up exactly."

@77topaz wrote: "The Ithklur Aexzz border does not precisely match up between Leonidae Sector and Phlask Sector (by Aaveri)."

Fixed now, thanks!