After Snyp3r abandoned his project
, me and Az will try to keep his DropCalculator up-to-date. At least as long as updating stays simple. And for nostalgic reasons here some quotes from Snyp3rs original post:
VictorMorson came up with the idea of having a drop calculator spreadsheet on Google Documents. The reasoning was that it would be an easy way to save drop lists and share/edit them with the entire unit. So with that in mind, we set about making one which you can find right here:
05/12/2011 - v0.1: Initial version for 0.4.9.
05/18/2011 - v0.2: Added ammo calculators.
05/19/2011 - v0.2.1: Added "Full (Mini)" calculator with tiny fonts and full features (great for netbooks!)
05/30/2011 - v0.3: Updated all information for MWLL v0.5.1, various changes to calculator formatting.
07/01/2011 - v0.3.1: Fixed Thor A loadout data missing CDSRM6.
07/19/2011 - v0.4.0: Added tonnage calculators, added equipment lookups to calculators, improved formatting on all sheets.
01/26/2012 - v0.5.4 BETA: Overhauled and updated for MWLL 0.5.4. Thanks Az, thEClaw! Following MWLL version numbers now.
01/30/2012 - v0.5.4c: Advanced version number to non-beta.
02/08/2012 - v0.5.5a: Updated for MWLL 0.5.5.
02/08/2012 - v0.5.5b: Fixed small reference error in Excel spreadsheets. Google Docs sheets were not affected.
03/17/2012 - v0.5.5 FINAL: Identical to v0.5.5b. The master spreadsheet with all sheets included is now available in a .zip attachment, along with documentation about how it works.
04/27/2012 - v0.5.6: Updated for MWLL 0.5.6. The Google Docs-version will not be maintained.
05/15/2012 - v0.5.6b: Fixed another tiny bug.
07/30/2012 - v0.6.1: Updated to newest version of MWLL. Fixed (and probably introduced) a number of problems. Switched format of the source-file from .xlsx to .ods.
07/31/2012 - v0.6.1a: Removed the Stormcrow from all sheets and replaced its occurrence with the Ryoken.
01/19/2013 - v0.7.0: Updated to newest version of MWLL.
01/29/2013 - v0.7.1: Updated to newest version of MWLL, included differentiation between standard and improved jump jets. Fixed a bug concerning jumpjets of assault 'Mechs.
08/26/2013 - v0.7.1b: Fixed a bug where no prices of vehicles etc. were shown.
02/06/2014 - v0.7.1c: Added total armor values to lookup-sheets. Also added a graph to visualize individual components armor ("Lookup"-sheet only).
02/15/2014 - v0.7.1d: A wrong name for the Madcat MKII in the tonnage table prevented its tonnage from being shown accurately.
11/07/2016 - v0.8.0: Updated all the data as best as I could. Though the readout-scripts are getting a bit old by now.
11/08/2016 - v0.8.0a: Moved the Ares to Clan-vehicles and adjusted some column-widths so things are a little prettier.
What the package contains:
The drop calculator (with sheets the standard user will not need being hidden), and the documentation (which informs you about how to update the calculator...not that you would need to do that
). I also added a page to the docs to describe how to update the calculator in a few words. Although this description remains somewhat useless until Az releases the script he uses to read out the data.
The spreadsheets are available as .xls and .odf. Hopefully everybody will be able to use one of those.
PS: Sorry if I miss somebody, but I only know of two people I should mention here: Thanks to Snyp3r for creating this expedient tool (especially the part where he made it easily updatable) and to Az for writing a script that feeds the spreadsheet with data. Have a smile:
PPS: Please don't download the older versions unless you need them. I would like to have them preserved here, just in case. But normally you really shouldn't need them.