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found online: http://www.vgaplanets.ca/
written by: James Heinrich
last updated: Jun 18 2015
formulae from:http://www.donovansvgap.com/
This calculator will tell you how many structures (mines, factories and/or defense posts) you can build on a planet for a given population, or how many clans you need to build a given number of structures. You can also calculate the defense strength of a planet based on how many defense posts it has, presense of starbase, etc.

Sections of this calculator are: If you think any of the calculations performed here are inaccurate, please let me know so I can correct them.

Waypoint Distance & Travel Time

2011-May-23: this section has been updated and now uses proper turn-by-turn movement code

Waypoint 1:
Waypoint 2:
Distance (absolute): ly
Distance (rounded): ly
  
Warp 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Travel Time (turns)
Gravitronic (turns)

Movement: Next Turn Waypoint

Ship is at: ,
Ship heading to: ,
Moving at: Gravitronic

Next turn the ship will be at (0,0). Distance traveled: 0 ly.

Movement speed with damage

Damage: %
Race:
Max speed = Warp

Ion Storms

Inspired by marklein's Ion Storm Navigator
which also contains more useful info on Ion Storms

Movement

Storm Heading Heading in degrees (0-359). 0 is up, 90 is right, 180 is down, 270 is left.
Storm Speed warp factor
Storm Voltage (in MeV) 0-49 = Class 1; 50-99 = Class 2; 100-149 = Class 3; 150-199 = Class 4; 200+ = Class 5
Ship Mass Sum of hull + engines + weapons + cargo + fuel, before this turn's cargo transfers. Heavier ships suffer less damage.
Ship Crew crew may be killed by ion storms strong enough to damage the ship.
Ship Engine Tech Tech level of ship engines. Ships with high-tech engines suffer less damage.
Ship has fuel If ship has at least 1kt of fuel on board. Ships with fuel suffer less damage.
Storm will move by ?? ly (left?/right?) and ?? ly (up?/down?)assuming the ion storm continues on its current course and speed. Note that ion storms can change course (+/- 10 degress per turn) and speed at each turn, and can change between minor storms that don't drag ships (<150MeV) and major storms that do drag ships.

Ship will be dragged ?? ly (left?/right?) and ?? ly (up?/down?)assuming the ion storm continues on its current course and speed (see above).

Ship will take ???% damage and lose ??? crew.

Minefields

# Torp: calculate Race:
Tech: Minelay Rate:
mines laid
ly radius
Minefield costs 0 of each mineral, plus 0 MC to produce
Minefield can be swept with:
  • 0 beam weapons (at sweep rate (default=4))
    - or -
  • 0 Colonies fighters (at sweep rate (default=20))

Minefield Decay

mines (?ly radius)
% per turn decay rate (host configuration)
After 1 turns:
next turn mines left
next turn minefield radius


Mine Hit Damage

Ship Mass:
Cargo Room:
Race:
Damage TypeDamageRepair SuppliesRepair TurnsMax Warp
1 mine hit %/?
2 mine hit %/?
3 mine hit %/?
1 webmine hit%/?(also Fascist ship hit by Saber Class Frigate glory device)
2 webmine hit%/?(also Fascist ship hit by D19b Nefarious Class Destroyer glory device)

Planet Structures


Enter population (clans):
Max Factories:
Max Mines:
Max Defense:
or

StructuresRequired population
Factories: (clans)
Mines: (clans)
Defense: (clans)

Planet / Starbase Defense


Cutoff points for planetary defenses.
Starbases add 5 fighter bays, however many defense posts and fighters they have, and the beam tech will not be less than the beam tech level on the starbase.
ClansDefenseMassBeamsBaysFighters
111011Laser11
331031Laser12
441041Laser22
551051X-Ray Laser22
771072X-Ray Laser23
991092X-Ray Laser33
13131132Plasma Bolt34
16161162Plasma Bolt44
19191193Plasma Bolt44
21211213Plasma Bolt45
25251253Blaster55
31311313Blaster56
36361363Blaster66
37371374Blaster66
41411414Positron Beam66
43431434Positron Beam67
49491494Positron Beam77
99571574Positron Beam78
171611615Disruptor78
246641645Disruptor88
579731735Disruptor89
1011811815Disruptor99
1275851855Heavy Blaster99
1731911916Heavy Blaster910
25501002006Heavy Blaster1010
37711112116Heavy Blaster1011
40191132136Phaser1011
50911212216Phaser1111
59791272277Phaser1111
69391332337Phaser1112
88861442447Phaser1212
90751452457Heavy Disruptor1212
114991572577Heavy Disruptor1213
142111692698Heavy Disruptor1313
172111812818Heavy Phaser1313
177391832838Heavy Phaser1314
213661962968Heavy Phaser1414
259712113118Heavy Phaser1415
279392173179Heavy Phaser1415
306752253259Heavy Phaser1515
365312413419Heavy Phaser1516
424862563569Heavy Phaser1616
4889127137110Heavy Phaser1616
4977927337310Heavy Phaser1617
5717128938910Heavy Phaser1717
6609930740710Heavy Phaser1718
7512632442410Heavy Phaser1818
7901133143111Heavy Phaser1818
8589934344311Heavy Phaser1819
9677136146111Heavy Phaser1919
Planet Defense:
Starbase Exists:
Starbase Defense:
Starbase Fighters:
Starbase Beam Tech:
Planet owner race
Combat Mass: kt
# Beams:
# Bays:
# Fighters:
It would take hits ( fired) torpedoes to destroy this base
assuming no beam weapons fired, and each torpedo has a % chance of hitting target

Ground Combat

Attacker Ratio: : 1
Attacker Clans:
Defender Ratio: : 1
Defender Clans:
Planet Defense:
Remaining Attacking Clans:
Remaining Defending Clans:
The planet is:

Rebel Ground Attack

Note: this does not take into account colonist death due to climate, overpopulation eating supplies, Borg assimilation, Lizard hissing counteracting RGA, concurrent Pillaging, etc.
Planet owner race
Planet temperature
Planet factories
Planet mines
Planet defense
Colonist Tax Rate %
Host type
RGATurnClansHappinessMinesFactoriesDefense
Now
+1
+2
+3
+4
+5
+6
+7
+8
+9
+10
+11
+12
+13
+14
+15

Colonist / Native tax, happiness, growth & death


Planet settings
Temperature: °
# Mines:
# Factories:
# Defense:
# Hissing Ships:
# Supplies:
# MegaCredits: MC
  Host settings
Overpopulation Eat Supplies:
Climate Death Rate: %
Max Hiss Ships:
Hiss Effect:
Max Planet Income: MC
Assimilation Rate: %
Structure Decay Rate:
  PHOST settings
Colonist Tax Scaling: %
Native Tax Scaling: %
Supply Production Rate:%
Growth Rate: %
Colonists   Natives
Race:
Population: (clans)
Tax Rate: %
Happiness:
Government: Feudal
 
Race:
Population: (clans)
Tax Rate: %
Happiness:
Government:
Colonists   Natives
Happiness Change:
New Happiness:
Tax Income: MC
Population Change: clans
New Population: clans
Max Population: clans
 
Happiness Change:
New Happiness:
Tax Income: MC
Population Change: clans
New Population: clans
Max Population: clans
Planet income
Tax Income: MC
New Supplies:

Table of minimum-to-grow / maximum population by planet temperature

This table shows the minimum number of clans required to grow on a planet of this climate (assuming 0% tax and happiness >= 70), as well as the maximum number of supported clans (not counting Overpopulation Eats Supplies).
Some races have special abilities to colonize extreme-temperature planets. Amorphous natives eat a nominal 5 clans per turn, so you need to grow at least +6 for population to grow on those planets.
First column is min clans to grow; Second column is min clans to grow with Amorphous natives; Third column is maximum population.
The last two columns show the maximum growth population for natives. If the population is above this level, natives will not grow (but they won't die off either). Note that over 66,000 clans the growth rate is halved.
Temp Most
Races
Fascists
Robots
Colonies
Rebels Crystals Natives
(most)
Natives
(Siliconoid)
0-29 -29 -90,000 -0 239 0
1-49 -49 -90,000 -1,000 4,948 1,000
2-69 -69 -90,000 -2,000 9,652 2,000
3-89 -89 -90,000 -3,000 14,347 3,000
4-109 -109 -90,000 -4,000 19,027 4,000
5-129 -129 -90,000 -5,000 23,689 5,000
6-149 -149 -90,000 -6,000 28,328 6,000
7-169 -169 -90,000 -7,000 32,938 7,000
8-189 -189 -90,000 -8,000 37,516 8,000
9-209 -209 -90,000 -9,000 42,057 9,000
10-229 -229 -90,000 -10,000 46,557 10,000
11-249 -249 -90,000 -11,000 51,011 11,000
12-269 -269 -90,000 -12,000 55,414 12,000
13-289 -289 -90,000 -13,000 59,763 13,000
14-309 -309 -90,000 -14,000 64,053 14,000
152324345,520 2324345,520 2324390,000 6873515,000 68,279 15,000
162222948,293 2222948,293 2222990,000 6468916,000 72,439 16,000
172021751,018 2021751,018 2021790,000 6064917,000 76,527 17,000
181920653,693 1920653,693 1920690,000 5761318,000 80,539 18,000
191919656,315 1919656,315 1919690,000 5458019,000 84,472 19,000
201818858,882 1818858,882 1818858,882 5155120,000 88,322 20,000
211718061,390 1718061,390 1718061,390 4952521,000 92,085 21,000
221617363,838 1617363,838 1617363,838 4750122,000 95,757 22,000
231616766,223 1616766,223 1616766,223 4548023,000 99,335 23,000
241516168,543 1516168,543 1516168,543 4346024,000 102,814 24,000
251515670,795 1515670,795 1515670,795 4144125,000 106,193 25,000
261415272,977 1415272,977 1415272,977 4042426,000 109,466 26,000
271414775,088 1414775,088 1414775,088 3840927,000 112,632 27,000
281414377,124 1414377,124 1414377,124 3739428,000 115,687 28,000
291314079,085 1314079,085 1314079,085 3638029,000 118,627 29,000
301313780,967 1313780,967 1313780,967 3436830,000 121,451 30,000
311313482,770 1313482,770 1313482,770 3335631,000 124,155 31,000
321313184,491 1313184,491 1313184,491 3234532,000 126,736 32,000
331212886,128 1212886,128 1212886,128 3133433,000 129,193 33,000
341212687,681 1212687,681 1212687,681 3032534,000 131,522 34,000
351212489,148 1212489,148 1212489,148 3031535,000 133,721 35,000
361212290,526 1212290,526 1212290,526 2930736,000 135,789 36,000
371212191,815 1212191,815 1212191,815 2829837,000 137,723 37,000
381111993,014 1111993,014 1111993,014 2729038,000 139,521 38,000
391111894,121 1111894,121 1111894,121 2728339,000 141,181 39,000
401111695,135 1111695,135 1111695,135 2627640,000 142,703 40,000
411111596,056 1111596,056 1111596,056 2526941,000 144,083 41,000
421111496,881 1111496,881 1111496,881 2526342,000 145,322 42,000
431111397,611 1111397,611 1111397,611 2425743,000 146,417 43,000
441111398,245 1111398,245 1111398,245 2425144,000 147,368 44,000
451111298,782 1111298,782 1111298,782 2324545,000 148,174 45,000
461111299,222 1111299,222 1111299,222 2324046,000 148,833 46,000
471111199,564 1111199,564 1111199,564 2223547,000 149,346 47,000
481111199,808 1111199,808 1111199,808 2223048,000 149,712 48,000
491111199,953 1111199,953 1111199,953 2122549,000 149,930 49,000
5011111100,000 11111100,000 11111100,000 2122150,000 150,000 50,000
511111199,948 1111199,948 1111199,948 2021751,000 149,922 51,000
521111199,798 1111199,798 1111199,798 2021252,000 149,697 52,000
531111199,549 1111199,549 1111199,549 2020853,000 149,324 53,000
541111299,202 1111299,202 1111299,202 1920554,000 148,803 54,000
551111298,758 1111298,758 1111298,758 1920155,000 148,136 55,000
561111398,216 1111398,216 1111398,216 1919756,000 147,323 56,000
571111397,577 1111397,577 1111397,577 1819457,000 146,365 57,000
581111496,842 1111496,842 1111496,842 1819058,000 145,262 58,000
591111596,011 1111596,011 1111596,011 1818759,000 144,017 59,000
601111695,086 1111695,086 1111695,086 1718460,000 142,629 60,000
611111894,067 1111894,067 1111894,067 1718161,000 141,101 61,000
621111992,955 1111992,955 1111992,955 1717862,000 139,433 62,000
631212191,752 1212191,752 1212191,752 1717563,000 137,628 63,000
641212290,458 1212290,458 1212290,458 1617364,000 135,687 64,000
651212489,075 1212489,075 1212489,075 1617065,000 133,613 65,000
661212687,605 1212687,605 1212687,605 1616766,000 131,407 66,000
671212986,047 1212986,047 1212986,047 1616567,000 129,071 67,000
681313184,405 1313184,405 1313184,405 1516368,000 126,608 68,000
691313482,680 1313482,680 1313482,680 1516069,000 124,020 69,000
701313780,874 1313780,874 1313780,874 1515870,000 121,310 70,000
711314078,987 1314078,987 1314078,987 1515671,000 118,481 71,000
721414477,023 1414477,023 1414477,023 1515472,000 115,534 72,000
731414774,983 1414774,983 1414774,983 1415173,000 112,474 73,000
741415272,869 1415272,869 1415272,869 1414974,000 109,303 74,000
751515670,683 1515670,683 1515670,683 1414775,000 106,024 75,000
761516268,427 1516268,427 1516268,427 1414576,000 102,640 76,000
771616766,104 1616766,104 1616766,104 1414477,000 99,156 77,000
781717363,715 1717363,715 1717363,715 1414278,000 95,573 78,000
791718061,264 1718061,264 1718061,264 1314079,000 91,896 79,000
801818858,753 1818858,753 1818858,753 1313880,000 88,129 80,000
811919756,183 1919756,183 1919756,183 1313781,000 84,275 81,000
822020653,558 2020653,558 2020653,558 1313582,000 80,338 82,000
832121750,881 2121750,881 2121750,881 1313383,000 76,321 83,000
842222948,153 2222948,153 2222948,153 1313284,000 72,230 84,000
85-309 -309 -309 1213085,000 68,067 85,000
86-289 -289 -289 1212986,000 63,837 86,000
87-269 -269 -269 1212787,000 59,544 87,000
88-249 -249 -249 1212688,000 55,192 88,000
89-229 -229 -229 1212489,000 50,786 89,000
90-209 -209 -209 1212390,000 46,330 90,000
91-189 -189 -189 1212291,000 41,828 91,000
92-169 -169 -169 1212092,000 37,285 92,000
93-149 -149 -149 1111993,000 32,705 93,000
94-129 -129 -129 1111894,000 28,093 94,000
95-109 -109 -109 1111695,000 23,453 95,000
96-89 -89 -89 1111596,000 18,791 96,000
97-69 -69 -69 1111497,000 14,109 97,000
98-49 -60 -60 1111398,000 9,414 98,000
99-29 -60 -60 1111299,000 4,709 99,000
100-9 -60 -60 11111100,000 0 100,000
Temp Most
Races
Fascists
Robots
Colonies
Rebels Crystals Natives
(most)
Natives
(Siliconoid)



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