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#41 BDub

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Posted 19 June 2012 - 05:24 PM

Hey Maine, can I post a link to this on the BoLs Dust forum?



#42 Wanted:Cortez

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Posted 19 June 2012 - 06:17 PM

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#43 Maine

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Posted 20 June 2012 - 06:38 AM

BDub said:

Hey Maine, can I post a link to this on the BoLs Dust forum?

Yes, please share it around freely!

On another note, I had a game of DW last night which ran long so i didn't get much time to work on the builder; I've got fixes pending deployment for the Platoon Upgrades with special platoons, and Extra Panzer Support limiting the panzer to a select list.  I'm working on much better warning feedback for duplicate heros and excess heroes (orange /! icon in the point column with a hover-over tooltip describing the problem).

You guys may appreciate this: In my game last night, I had Ozz 117 behind a Sturmkonig, but Ozz had already taken 3 damage.  I hit the Sturmkonig with a Long Tom, and set it on fire; I was the Reacting player, so my opponent backed up the flaming Sturmkonig over Ozz, causing a Spray/1 against Ozz… and successfully damaging him.  Ozz rolled 1,1,2 on his armor rolls… and died a flaming death :-(



#44 AELFWINE

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Posted 20 June 2012 - 06:52 AM

Awesome move on your opponents part.



#45 BDub

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Posted 20 June 2012 - 08:23 AM

Maine said:

 

Yes, please share it around freely!

On another note, I had a game of DW last night which ran long so i didn't get much time to work on the builder; I've got fixes pending deployment for the Platoon Upgrades with special platoons, and Extra Panzer Support limiting the panzer to a select list.  I'm working on much better warning feedback for duplicate heros and excess heroes (orange /! icon in the point column with a hover-over tooltip describing the problem).

You guys may appreciate this: In my game last night, I had Ozz 117 behind a Sturmkonig, but Ozz had already taken 3 damage.  I hit the Sturmkonig with a Long Tom, and set it on fire; I was the Reacting player, so my opponent backed up the flaming Sturmkonig over Ozz, causing a Spray/1 against Ozz… and successfully damaging him.  Ozz rolled 1,1,2 on his armor rolls… and died a flaming death :-(

 

Great, I'll post this afternoon and let people know to look for updates. (a last updated date/version no. on the App would be helpful there.)

 

I love flaming tank over-runs!



#46 Maine

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Posted 20 June 2012 - 09:09 AM

I already posted on BoLS, but thanks :-).

I'll be adding a version number and most recent update with the next build.



#47 adlerhobby

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Posted 20 June 2012 - 10:07 AM

Great stuff I posted at the NEAT-43 yahoo group feel free to sign up if you like



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Posted 20 June 2012 - 03:34 PM

Hey Maine,  It just occurred to me as I was building/exporting lists that it would be nice to have an optional "name" field that I can fill out so that my exported lists can have unique name as a header of sorts.

 

Thanks,

-B



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Posted 21 June 2012 - 03:27 AM

BDub said:

Hey Maine,  It just occurred to me as I was building/exporting lists that it would be nice to have an optional "name" field that I can fill out so that my exported lists can have unique name as a header of sorts.

 

Thanks,

-B

Seconded!  



#50 Maine

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Posted 21 June 2012 - 06:27 AM

Shadow4ce said:

 

BDub said:

 

Hey Maine,  It just occurred to me as I was building/exporting lists that it would be nice to have an optional "name" field that I can fill out so that my exported lists can have unique name as a header of sorts.

 

Thanks,

-B

 

 

Seconded!  

 

 

I posted revision 3 last night, and now maintain a changelog and 'features under consideration' list, linked at the top of the page.

I'll be adding a 'Title' and 'Notes' section for the army, and a per-platoon 'Label'.  These will be output only if set.

How do you folks feel about the "Dust Warfare - Force Builder" header on exports?

With the new warning reporting in place, I'm tempted to remove the limitation on adding heroes/platoons/supports, to allow for easier tweaking, and leave it up to the user to 'clear the warnings' to produce a valid list.



#51 Maine

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Posted 21 June 2012 - 08:02 PM

Revision 4 is up.

  • Improved warning feedback
  • Force-level notes and platoon names/labels
  • Checkbox to disable the platoon and hero limit


#52 Zinger5656

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Posted 22 June 2012 - 03:27 AM

 Nice!  Well done!



#53 AELFWINE

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Posted 23 June 2012 - 02:38 PM

It is amazing how fast the suggestions for this all came together. I wish development in my firm were so responsive. 



#54 BigDogg

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Posted 23 June 2012 - 06:08 PM

I'm using ie9 and when i try to export all i get is another blank window opening but when i use Firefox it works fine.


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#55 madmaxknick50

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 01:17 AM

 Thanks again for a great utility ….. My file of force lists just keeps growing.



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Posted 24 June 2012 - 07:39 AM

This really is an excellent tool, Maine. Thanks for making Warfare players' lives a little bit easier!

The only suggestion I can think of at this point would be an HTML output option, with unique CSS classes. That way site owners and bloggers could paste a list into an article and use CSS to make it look the way they want it to.

 



#57 Maine

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 09:18 AM

BigDogg said:

I'm using ie9 and when i try to export all i get is another blank window opening but when i use Firefox it works fine.

I've tested with IE9 and it works fine for me.  Can you please try force-refeshing, and see if there are any javascript errors reported.



#58 Maine

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 09:23 AM

Cannor said:

This really is an excellent tool, Maine. Thanks for making Warfare players' lives a little bit easier!

The only suggestion I can think of at this point would be an HTML output option, with unique CSS classes. That way site owners and bloggers could paste a list into an article and use CSS to make it look the way they want it to.

 

HTML output is planned, but I'm no web designer, so my HTML/CSS-foo is weak.  To make anything useful I'd really need to collaborate with someone more experienced at such things.  I'm just using Twitter Bootstrap, and I'd say I spend 2/3s of my development efforts dealing with layout/html.

My next feature is a 'link' save, where you can just copy a link and it will have your army list encoded in it.



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Posted 24 June 2012 - 12:07 PM

 Maine thank you so much for this wonderful tool. Thank you thank you thank you.



#60 Cannor

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 01:14 PM

The tricky part is including enough classes to allow enough styling options, but not too many. Maybe these classes:

Enclosing container: .forcebuilder

Army title: .fb-title

Notes: .fb-notes

Faction: .fb-faction

Heroes list: .fb-heroes

Platoon container: .fb-platoon

Platoon name: .fb-platoon-name

Platoon upgrade: .fb-platoon-upgrade

Unit list: .fb-list

The HTML output might look something like this.

 






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