Drydock pre-release

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Drydock pre-release

Postby mj12games » Thu Apr 13, 2017 1:21 pm

If you're interested in trying your hand at starship design before tomorrow's release, the Starmada Drydock construction tool is now available for download:

http://www.mj12games.com/starmada/drydock.zip
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Re: Drydock pre-release

Postby MRCAcct » Thu Apr 13, 2017 3:19 pm

Link is broken, keep getting a 404 error.

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Re: Drydock pre-release

Postby mj12games » Thu Apr 13, 2017 3:25 pm

Oops. Fixed.
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Re: Drydock pre-release

Postby BroAdso2017 » Thu Apr 13, 2017 6:47 pm

Looks great! Only slightly hard things to deal with:
1) Unusual way of formatting the weapon/alternate weapon modes. I couldn't quite figure it out, but I only messed with it cursorily.
2) The formatting of the data sheets is a bit hard to follow and balky. The test ones you posted as previews benefitted from more commonsesne box placement and such, the one the drydock creates is hard to follow for some reason (multiple tracks labeled ENG, for example).

Still, I appreciate how much effort providing a tool like that at launch is! Here's the test ship I make every time I try a new game that allows ship building, albeit with a reformatted data sheet....

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Re: Drydock pre-release

Postby mj12games » Thu Apr 13, 2017 7:17 pm

The "multiple boxes labeled ENG" problem is only there because you haven't hidden the unused rows. Click on the arrow in cell S1 and use the Auto-Filter to hide all the rows with a "0" showing in column S.

Basically, if any of the cells showing in that column are red, you aren't done yet. :)
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Re: Drydock pre-release

Postby mj12games » Thu Apr 13, 2017 7:31 pm

Also, I get a combat rating of 230.

RANGER II-class Light Patrol Cruiser (230)

-Fwd: 5-4-3-2-1
-Port: 4-3-2-1
-Stbd: 4-3-2-1
-Aft: 2-1

Hull: 10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1
Engines: 5-4-3-2-1
Weapons: 11-9-7-5-3
Shields: 8-7-5-4-2
-Fwd: 2-1
-Port: 2-1
-Stbd: 2-1
-Aft: 2-1

Laser Cannon (3-6-12) 2×4+/1/1
AC []| BD []| HJ []| IK []| CE []| DF [] // (3)

Guided Torpedo (MA 9) 1×2+/2/4 (Slw)
GHI [][] // (1)

Heavy Railgun (4-8-16) 1×4+/2/3 (Pr1)
GHI [] // (1)

Equipment: Hyperdrive []| Long Range Sensors [] // (1)
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Re: Drydock pre-release

Postby BroAdso2017 » Thu Apr 13, 2017 7:54 pm

Ooooh, the sort tool on the final display sheet is a really nice touch, I didn't see how it worked before. Not sure why the divergence in CR, though, and no time to look for the rest of today, alas. Maybe it has something to do with my using the Forward-Port, Forward-Starboard style weapon arcs?

I like how the sheets look now, totally my inattention to that neat detail that caused any problem. Note: I futzed with the ship design itself a little bit before posting this.

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Re: Drydock pre-release

Postby mj12games » Thu Apr 13, 2017 8:19 pm

Are you using the spreadsheet from the above link? Those little circles following the firing arcs should be squares... :/
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Re: Drydock pre-release

Postby Alex Knight » Thu Apr 13, 2017 8:59 pm

Well, it doesn't seem to work at all for me in Open Office 4.

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Re: Drydock pre-release

Postby mj12games » Thu Apr 13, 2017 9:02 pm

Sorry... I could only test it in MS Excel.
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