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Year 9 Day 38 11:44
Back in the day...4, 5 even 6 years ago, I made a handful of VB programs for the game. For example, the VB Entity Database and Planet Database. With the significantly more advanced website we have, they are practically obsolete, but I came up with something recently that I wanted to run by the Admins.

I'm sure its perfectly legitimate, but you know me, I don't want to run the risk of getting myself banned.

To cut straight to the point, I've written a program that grabs the ID, name and controller of any number of planets in the SWC galaxy, displaying them in a nice little list box. Hidden systems it can't read.
It works be grabbing the source code of any webpage (in this case, a planet page from the Galaxy Map) and I then use simple string manipulation (InStr, Mid and Len) to pull out the data I want.

Now, I'm not grabbing information that is not readily available, the VB program simply works faster and more efficiently than I do.

From a character standpoint, it gives me quick access to data about the entire galaxy.
From a member/contributor standpoint, I've already found some interesting things that while extremely minor, may be beneficial to fix.
For example, Edit, nevermind, could have been the result of a glitch I have since fixed in the program. I no longer see the issue.


Edited By: Roy Starkiller on Year 9 Day 38 15:17
Year 9 Day 38 14:07
Actually, if WebServices were fully operational, this would be possible through those (I have an almost complete copy of the visible systems in my own database, plus a few hidden ones I had to add manually).

I see no problem with your programme.


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Year 9 Day 38 17:01
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I can't see a problem with it either... just be warned that if we like your idea too much we might just steal it...


Edited By: orion on Year 9 Day 38 17:02
Year 9 Day 39 10:05
Retracting my previous error correction:

Coruscant has 3 ID numbers in the database that I have found (so far).
27 which is what the Galaxy Map uses.
86 and 87 also both work.

Give it a try:
Coruscant 27
Coruscant 86
Coruscant 87

Steal...not likely. Recreate from scratch...significantly more likely.


Year 9 Day 39 10:13
Actually, Coruscant is the default planet to show if you cannot view the ID you entered :)


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Year 9 Day 39 11:14
So...86 and 87 are just empty? There's no planet in the database for them (or there was and the planet got deleted for whatever reason).

That makes much more sense. However, that means its really easy to determine how many hidden planets there are.


Year 9 Day 39 11:17
In that case, try viewing the planet with the ID 999999 :)
Or any other very high number.


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