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Ship Builder Spreadsheet?

PostPosted: Tue 05 Apr 2022 15:31
by danjay
Is there a spreadsheet, application available for 3rd Ed. Classic Starfire?
Thanks in advance.

Re: Ship Builder Spreadsheet?

PostPosted: Tue 05 Apr 2022 19:33
by Cralis
You can find Lomn's Solar Shipyard Spreadsheet in our download forum, at viewtopic.php?f=96&t=3295

Re: Ship Builder Spreadsheet?

PostPosted: Wed 06 Apr 2022 13:24
by Xveers
But Lomn's sheet is for SOLAR. I believe that danjay is looking for a 3rdR tool...

Re: Ship Builder Spreadsheet?

PostPosted: Thu 07 Apr 2022 01:34
by Cralis
Doh! My apologies, that's what I get for responding to messages after midnight. Wait... I'm doing that now... :roll:

I don't remember if there was something like that, but I'll take a look at the archive of old files I got from Marvin a few years ago and see if there is something like that in there.

PS: I wonder if it would be hard to change Lomn's spreadsheets to work for 3rdR? 90% of the work would simply be adding in the correct tech system data...

Re: Ship Builder Spreadsheet?

PostPosted: Sat 09 Apr 2022 00:52
by aramis
Cralis wrote:Doh! My apologies, that's what I get for responding to messages after midnight. Wait... I'm doing that now... :roll:

I don't remember if there was something like that, but I'll take a look at the archive of old files I got from Marvin a few years ago and see if there is something like that in there.

PS: I wonder if it would be hard to change Lomn's spreadsheets to work for 3rdR? 90% of the work would simply be adding in the correct tech system data...


There was a "shipyard" program back in the day for 3rd. Last place I saw it was on GEnie... (man, that dates things)... circa 1992-93. I didn't grab it because I ran Mac, not MSDOS/Windows. I did try it, on my roomie's computer... was win 3.x required.

Re: Ship Builder Spreadsheet?

PostPosted: Sat 09 Apr 2022 21:38
by Cralis
aramis wrote:There was a "shipyard" program back in the day for 3rd. Last place I saw it was on GEnie... (man, that dates things)... circa 1992-93. I didn't grab it because I ran Mac, not MSDOS/Windows. I did try it, on my roomie's computer... was win 3.x required.


It was originally written in VB5, and then I think updated to VB6, but AFAIK it doesn't work with Win10 even with the proper libraries. I've heard that you have to be using XP/Vista for it to work at all.

I haven't seen it work in around 15 years. We wanted to use the old code to rewrite it but Marvin was never able to find it, as it was written long before any home method for archival was a thing.

Re: Ship Builder Spreadsheet?

PostPosted: Tue 12 Apr 2022 19:11
by Morpheus
Cralis wrote:Doh! My apologies, that's what I get for responding to messages after midnight. Wait... I'm doing that now... :roll:

I don't remember if there was something like that, but I'll take a look at the archive of old files I got from Marvin a few years ago and see if there is something like that in there.

PS: I wonder if it would be hard to change Lomn's spreadsheets to work for 3rdR? 90% of the work would simply be adding in the correct tech system data...

Does Lomm’s spreadsheet use macros? If not, I’d be willing to take a stab at updating it for 3rd Edition Revised (I have through Crusade and Stars at War).

Re: Ship Builder Spreadsheet?

PostPosted: Tue 12 Apr 2022 22:56
by Cralis
Morpheus wrote:Does Lomm’s spreadsheet use macros? If not, I’d be willing to take a stab at updating it for 3rd Edition Revised (I have through Crusade and Stars at War).


I think so, but I don't know. It's a free download on the download section in this forum, so you can just take a look...

Re: Ship Builder Spreadsheet?

PostPosted: Wed 13 Apr 2022 16:17
by Morpheus
Cralis wrote:
Morpheus wrote:Does Lomm’s spreadsheet use macros? If not, I’d be willing to take a stab at updating it for 3rd Edition Revised (I have through Crusade and Stars at War).


I think so, but I don't know. It's a free download on the download section in this forum, so you can just take a look...

It looks like there’s a bunch of stuff related to systems and hull size that’s in locked/hidden tabs. I’ve got Libre Office, but have been unable to access the locked/hidden tabs to modify them for 3rd Edition.