Tuesday, July 18, 2017

(updated to v6.0!) No Man's Sky - My wiki creating script!! for those who do that thing.. :)

Updated: even more formatting updates to make tables mobile friendly, other edits per gamepedia admins/requests.  v6.0 8/6/17

So, yea, I'm still playing No Man's Sky and honestly am not ashamed of it.  I love this game and documenting things in it.  In June 2017, I restarted my gamesave so I could make my way to the Galactic Hub ( more info here: https://www.reddit.com/r/NMSGalacticHub/) and after about 350 hyper drive jumps, I arrived and found a system to call home and to setup a nice NipNip farm on.

After exploring my home planet and system for a while, I decided to contribute to the Hub community and add my system and base to the Wiki.  Initially this wasn't as easy as it seemed it would be. I had to find a template and then edit it with my info and then upload all of the images.  The same was true for my base.  Finally after a week or so of exploring, documenting info about my systems, I bit the bullet and finally created a Gamepedia - No Man's Sky Wiki account and setup my wiki pages.

My home system is here:

My base wiki page is here, I even created my own personal Lore around it:

A system I trade my NipNip and AP at to make 10million units a trip w/my hauler:

So to address this, I decided to take my geek KungFu scripting and using a very basic cmdline script, created a template generating script: seamonkey420's NMSTemplateMaker version 4.0!


Version History
 (all .cmd files are available for download and remarks added to script to explain how it works)

  • This is just version 1.0 and i hope to add in a planet and ship template option and also a multitool one later this month.
  • Updated version 2.0: added Planet template (see preview below, be sure to download v2 file)
  • Updated version 3.0: added Ship template (see preview below, be sure to download v3 file)
  • Updated version 4.0 (7/21/17) reworked advanced tables in the star system template for planets in system; much more readable on mobile devices and easier to edit on wiki source!
  • Updated version 5.0 (7/23/17) reworked flora and fauna tables in planet template to be friendlier looking on mobile browsers. probably last update for a while unless requests/bugs in script are found. :)
  • NOTE: v6.0 is up (8/6/17)!  Very minor updates to tables based on some feedback from gamepedia admins on some changes. Close as I can get to making mobile browser friendly for now. Enjoy! 

Download the .cmd file at my Google Drive Folder: NMSTemplateMaker (Google Drive)

NMSTemplate Maker Info Checklist (v5)
--Makes answering questions easy! Also you can leave all fields blank to generate a basic template with no data filled.

*Name wikipage same as name inputted to get all links to work. Exclude brackets [] on system names in form and on gamepedia wiki.

Star System Template Info Needed (quick):
  • Star System Name:
  • Original Star System Name:
  • Region of Space/Hub (ie Rahesdaingwut Terminus):
  • System Class (ie G8p (Yellow))
  • Distance to Center
  • Planet (# of Planets,0 for none):
  • Moons (# of Moons (0 for none):
  • Faction of System (ie Gek):
  • Discovered By (you or user on system)
  • System Played On (PC or PS4):

Expanded Info/Media (optional but recommended 😊 ) :
  • Photos of system from galactic map showing relation to center.
  • Photos of planets from space for gallery
  • Photo of Nanite Trader at Space Station
  • Space Station Vendor technology upgrades and prices.
  • Photo of Terminal Buy prices at Space Station
  • Photos of ships in Space Station
  • Basic Planet Details (name, type, extreme, sentinels, resources from space scan)
  • Other useful info (bases, rare resources, portals, comm stations, etc)

Planet Template Info Needed (quick):
  • Planet Name:
  • Star System Name (same as wikipage name if exists):
  • Galactic Hub Region:
  • Planet Type (from options/start screen > discoveries):
  • Planet Weather (from options/start screen > discoveries)
  • Sentinels (from options/start screen > discoveries)):
  • Flora Type (from options/start screen > discoveries)
  • Flora Number (Number of flora to create table of (ie 0 1 4) to add details for:)
  • Fauna Type (from options/start screen > discoveries):
  • Fauna Number (Number of fauna to create table of (ie 0 1 3)):
  • Fauna Percent Found on Planet:
  • Discovered By
  • Game Mode (ie normal survival permadeath)?:
  • PC or PS4:
    • Fill in resources manually in the infobox area like examples

Base Template Info Needed (quick):
  • Base Name:
  • Planet Name Where Base Located:
  • Star System of Base:
  • Galactic Region:
  • # of Resources to create table of (rows):
  • NipNip NipNip Available? (Yes or No):
  • RaceTrack Racetrack (Yes/No)?:
  • Terminal Terminal (Yes/No)?:
  • Number of Landing pads (ie, one two; none   zero)?:
  • Geobay Type (ie Colossus Roamer Nomad or none):
  • Enter builder name/id:
  • Game Mode (ie normal survival permadeath)?:
  • PC or PS4

Ship Template Info Needed (quick):
  • Original ship name:
  • New ship name (if different):
  • Planet name where ship was found/purchased:
  • System name where ship Was found/purchased:
  • Galactic region where ship was found/purchased:
  • Coordinates of star system, include :'s (ie 0000:0DB0:0035:0150):
  • Ship Type (Hauler Shuttle Fighter Explorer):
  • Ship Class (S A B C):
  • Size of inventory slots (small medium large):
  • Number of Inventory Slots (ie 10 19 28 48):
  • Damage bonus percent (wihtout percent sign, ie 25):
  • Shield bonus percent (without percent sign, ie 25):
  • Warp bonus percent (without percent sign, ie 25):
  • Name of trader who ship was purchased from:
  • Ship cost in unites:
  • Discovered by name or userid (ie seamonkey420):
  • Game mode (normal survival permadeath creative):
  • PC or PS4 (ie PC PS4):

(may be outdated but above gamepedia script example pages will be updated to latest version of script)

Star System GUI:

Base System Gui/Preview:

Planet Gui/Preview:

Ship Gui/Preview: