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Offline Zippitt

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Battle Tech Electronic Mech Sheets?
« on: June 25, 2010, 04:54:25 PM »
Does anyone know if they exist?

What I am looking for is a hybrid of the mech lab that existed in mechwarrior 3 and the battletech mech sheets used for custom mechs.

I would like to make a stand alone app for mech design, with crits, armor, weapons, etc...

Obviously if one already existed I wouldn't want to reinvent the wheel, anyone seen anything like this?

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Re: Battle Tech Electronic Mech Sheets?
« Reply #1 on: June 25, 2010, 05:17:01 PM »
Here's one I know of, Drawing Board. Never used it myself tho.

http://www.angelfire.com/scifi/weirdozone/wargames/battletech/drawingboard.html

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Re: Battle Tech Electronic Mech Sheets?
« Reply #2 on: June 25, 2010, 06:00:19 PM »
The Drawing Board is very good, I use it all the time  8)

It can even save mechs in a format useable by MegaMek.


http://www.pryderockindustries.com/dl_mech.php#TDB2
Here are newer versions of TDB, and even some databases sorted by timeline.
Just click on The Drawing Board Version Two, you can find a Version 2.0.23 installer there.
the databases are under the pictures, just click on the different dates (2750, 3025 and so on)
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Re: Battle Tech Electronic Mech Sheets?
« Reply #3 on: June 25, 2010, 07:11:57 PM »
Oh, you want a "Mechlab"? :)

Well, the official one is called Heavy Metal Pro. It's quite powerful, very easy to use. But it is not free.
The most popular free alternative is Solaris Skunkwerks with up-to-date rules, cross-platform-capability, every piece of equipment ever produced, works beautifully in combination with MegaMek and is still actively developed (Open Source even)
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Re: Battle Tech Electronic Mech Sheets?
« Reply #4 on: June 25, 2010, 08:43:58 PM »
That tool is awesome, I wonder how I have missed it all this time  ???
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Re: Battle Tech Electronic Mech Sheets?
« Reply #5 on: June 26, 2010, 09:26:27 PM »
You're welcome :)
Personally, I prefer Heavy Metal, even though it is not 100% up-to-date.
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Re: Battle Tech Electronic Mech Sheets?
« Reply #6 on: June 27, 2010, 05:49:26 PM »
Have been playing around with it for the past few days, and the only bad thing I see is that it can't read the TDB format  :(

Now I have to reconstruct over 200 variants I have created over the last few years  :'(
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Re: Battle Tech Electronic Mech Sheets?
« Reply #7 on: November 29, 2010, 07:38:30 AM »
Well, I do think one of them exists and it is the Drawing Board. From what I have learned, the drawing board is really fascinating and it never makes anyone tiresome, to say the least. Almost all the people I know have said only good comments about it which is why I think you should certainly go and get one. Anyway, if you are seeking for a Mechlab, I think you should start searching for heavy metal pro as that is the official one called!

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Re: Battle Tech Electronic Mech Sheets?
« Reply #8 on: November 29, 2010, 10:00:33 AM »
Well, I do think one of them exists and it is the Drawing Board. From what I have learned, the drawing board is really fascinating and it never makes anyone tiresome, to say the least. Almost all the people I know have said only good comments about it which is why I think you should certainly go and get one. Anyway, if you are seeking for a Mechlab, I think you should start searching for heavy metal pro as that is the official one called!




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Re: Battle Tech Electronic Mech Sheets?
« Reply #9 on: November 29, 2010, 03:17:17 PM »
Well since this thread is now undead, I've recently come to use Solaris Skunkwerks since its free and exports to a format that can be used with megamek.

http://www.solarisskunkwerks.com/