I am looking for some Star System and/or Galaxy modelling/procedural generation software for a project.
I am primarily interested in the properties of the generated bodies -- graphical output is a nice-to-have.
Stargen is the closest I have found, but as it is based on 70's-era astrophysics AFAICT (the core accretion model), so its model is missing some modern nuances informed by the discovery of exoplanets. And it models star systems, not galaxies.
The heavy-hitters in the field seem to be Arepo (~2009), StarBurst (~2005) and Athena (~2012) which are designed to run on super-computers and are sadly beyond my budget & timescale ;)
What I am looking for is something inbetween;
- that uses more modern astrophysics models
- can run on consumer hardware
- Unix-like or Win OS
Recommends for both galaxy and star system generators most welcome!