Features of Global Village

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It is not intended that Global Village will support every feature of xplanet, but support for the features as seem sensible for displaying of images on the desktop background.

Supported XPlanet Features:

  • Select a planet.
  • Select a projection.
  • Body's North Type.
  • Rotate the body's North Pole

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  • The Zoom level
  • The Suns glare
  • Latitude and Longitude, which can be set as:

    • North Pole
      South Pole
      Equator
      Random Latitude and Longitude
      Or any number of user configerable locations.

Additional Features in a random order:

  • Near instant previews. (0.32 seconds on an old intel P4-2.8 box)
  • Earthquake Plugin. (others to follow when the plugin sub-system is considered stable-ish)
  • Able to force a 2:1 ratio rendering for non-2:1 ratio desktop displays. Currently centered on the desktop vertically.
  • Refresh Display at user request rather than wait for the next scheduled update.
  • Recent Fires plugin.

The Future of Global Village

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It is not intended that Global Village will support every feature ever imagined, but if you have an idea let us know. Support for any features as seem sensible for displaying of images on the desktop background will be considered.

Current Ideas


globalvillage is (c)2007 by Rob Brown-Bayliss and released under the GPL version 2 software license. Enjoy! - 7