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Armageddon Generator
Version: v1.4
Type: Freeware
Author: Matthias Bauer
Homepage: Moeffju's Site

Publisher Description
Armaggedon gives you the possibilty of ending your games in a big battle. All you have to do is to execute ARMAGDN <game path>, i.e. ARMAGDN C:\VPL If you do not specify <game path>, the current directory is used. SHIP.HST must be present in the directory.

Armaggedon will try to delete all alliance information from both HOST and PHost. Sometimes an "alliance deletion error" may occur when using HOST versions < 3.2. > If this error pops up with PHost, please report this.

ATTENTION: Errors while working on ships are fatal errors. These should be reported immediately! Please send your SHIP.HST file to the address below and describe with which host version this happened.

 
 
 
 
Astr2Msg
Version: v1.2
Type: Freeware
Author: Jean-Marie Clement
Homepage: N/A

Publisher Description
This little utility allow the Host to send Asteroids status (X,Y,H,W) taken from Asteroid.log to the VGAP 3.0 Dos players (Windows player will have them on star charts as Ufo). This allow your Dos player using some utility like VPA 3.50a to see exact location of Asteroids on star charts.

 
 
 
 
AutoTroll Resurrection
Version: v2.20
Type: Freeware
Author: Red Troll
Homepage: AutoTroll Homepage

Publisher Description
AutoTroll is designed to completely automate the task of hosting VGA Planets.

v2.00 - 01/21/07 : Release Date

  • Fixed bug with IMPORT command inside a cycle, an extra ']' was showing.
  • Added template sort variables PlayerRank, PlayerRankPoints, PlayerClass. See Cycling and Sorting.
  • Added template sort variables PlayerRank, PlayerRankPoints, PlayerClass. See Cycling and Sorting.
  • Note: The data file structure has changed, after upgrading to this version you cannot downgrade.
  • Added $Choice12...$Choice24 e-mail command variables to set the new player variables.
  • Added [Player.Choice12]...[Player.Choice24] template variables to show new player variable values.
  • Added 13 new player variables for integer data settable in e-mail commands or player dialog.
  • Modified player choice1..11 variables to accept any integer instead of just 1..11.
  • When editing player description, 'Save' button wasn't being enabled.
  • New 'Notes " memo editable on players dialog. No maximum length.
  • Removed maximum length of 255 characters from player Description field. Now no maximum.
  • New [Game.Memo] template variable corresponding to new field.
  • New 'Memo' text field for games like the description fields, but has no maximum length.
  • Changed application icon to old Red Troll icon.
  • Fixed compile of built-in help file (.chm). Broken since v1.51.
  • Organized libraries and rebuilt dependencies for AutoTroll.
  • Fixed bogus "expiration" message and program exit.

©1996-2007 Ben Stout

 
 
 
 
Check Turn
Version: v3.30.010
Type: Freeware
Author: Tim Wisseman
Homepage: VGAPlanets.com

Publisher Description
For Hosts only.
Checks TRN files to see if the file is stale or bad.

 
 
 
 
Check Turn for AutoTroll
Version: 1.1
Type: Freeware
Author: Alberto Figaredo Martin
Homepage: RaNNTak
Publisher Description
This program stands in between AT and your host files. It will recognize whether you are using Host, Phost, or Thost and will use the correct method for checking a turn. You must have Tim’s ‘Chktrn.exe’ renamed as ‘ChkTim.exe’ in the same directory!
 
 
 
 
Dan Gale's VGA Planets Campaign Editor
Version: v3.5
Type: Freeware
Author: Dan Gale
Homepage: Dan & Dave Software

Publisher Description
The latest incarnation of VPCE brings the Campaign Editor into the world of 32 bit programming. The main difference between VPCE 3.0 and VPCE 3.5 is the overhaul the user interface received. Everything is just a mouse click away. It takes advantage of Winplan BMPs providing a picture of the object being edited.

Here's a feature list:

  • Can modify/review a game in progress
  • Modify planets, planet names, race names
  • Create/Modify/Delete starbases, ships, minefields, ion storms
  • Enhanced Global Editing for Planets and Starbases
  • Selected planet and Homeworld swapping (including ships in orbit)
  • Enhanced Ship duplication
  • Click and Drag Ship Relocation
  • Improved Starmap editing
  • Starmap templates
  • Remaster Universe
  • Alliance Control
  • Printed Reports
  • Print the Starmap
  • Integrated Starmap for Planet and Ship display
  • Zoom levels from 25 lys to 4000 lys
 
 
 
 
Fixmap
Version: 3.01
Type: Freeware
Author: Roger Burton West
Homepage: Roger Burton West's Home Page
Publisher Description
Fixes the map checksum required by some Planets client programs. (Mainly WinPlan, though some people report Planets.exe may also need this to be set.)
 
 
 
 
GScore
Version: 3.01
Type: Shareware
Author: Chris Holz
Homepage: Midspace

Publisher Description
GScore is what can be termed, an intelligence aid. It graphs the VGAP score, Planets, Starbases, Capital ships, Freighters, and Total ships over the progressive turns.

GScore can be used by the Hose or the Players to follow the progress of the scores. It will read HOST data, RST files, and Unpacked Player data.

 
 
 
 
HostMsg
Version: 1.2
Type: Freeware
Author: Valerio Marongiu
Homepage: N/A

Publisher Description
Automatic message from host to players for VGA Planets host 3.2

The program sends on each turn a message to the players with current turn time stamp and a customizable message. This message can give instructions on how to send the .trn file, the aim of the game, when the turns are processed. Create the file hostmsg.txt with the text of the message in the directory of the game data. It cannot have more than 19 lines and each line cannot be longer than 40characters (see the included hostmsg.txt as an example).

 
 
 
 
HostUFO
Version: 1.0
Type: Freeware
Author: Roger Burton West
Homepage: Roger Burton West's Home Page
Publisher Description
This host utility program sends messages to players with information on scanned UFOs. Many add-ons now being released are designed specifically for the Winplan user. At least a few of these even ignore the fact that many players still use the dos version of VGA Planets.
 
 
 
 
HostUtils
Version: 1.0
Type: Freeware
Author: Jean-Marie Clement
Homepage: N/A

Publisher Description
This is a very simple utility for VGA Planets Host. With multiple (!) purpose:

  1. It allow you to control what player?.trn are present before hosting, and stamp it on a log file called hstutils.log. It will also make a stattrn.log file that will conserve the history of all turn processing with there turn number (+1).
  2. It allow you to make a more readable score.log, with the turn number, individual player score and (if found teams.nm) team score. Optional with tons score.
 
 
 
 
ITAScore
Version: 2.0 RC4
Type: Freeware
Author: Paolo Fiore
Homepage: Italian Colony VGA Planets

Publisher Description
ITAScore is a completely customizable scoring program. You can define all kind of formulas on any VGAPlanets' parameter. This allows you to tailor your scoring system to any scenario you are going to use in a game.

ITAScore creates an itascore.txt file and sends a message containing the score and the settings to all the players each turn.

ITAScore cna create an ascore.dat file fully compatible with Autotroll and Ascoregif, for online visualization.

 
 
 
 
JGVIS
Version: 2.1b
Type: Freeware
Author: Paolo Fiore
Homepage: Italian Colony VGA Planets
Publisher Description
JGVIS enables your DOS clients to see Jump Gates exactly as Windows clients already do; simply sending them a msg with Jump gate coordinates. This is a public domain software. You can freely use it as you like.
 
 
 
 
Kill-Race
Version: 1.2
Type: Freeware
Author: Stefan Reuther
Homepage: Stefan's Planets Page
Publisher Description
KILLRACE is a host-side utility to remove a race from the game. It can be used if, for example, a player has given up the game, or to remove someone who extraordinarily cheats. This KILLRACE can be used with any 3.xx host, and seems to work with PHost, too.
 
 
 
 
Map Wizard
Version: v1.42
Type: Freeware
Author: Eugene Goroh
Homepage: http://users.iptelecom.net.ua/~goroh/mw/

Publisher Description
Map Wizard is a map generator, viewer and editor for Tim Wisseman's game VGA Planets (verision 3.x). This is an utility for the GameMaster, not for the player! Player can only see the map and some map statistics of his game.

Everyone has seen games, where one race is reach of planets, and there is a lot of treasures on that planets. And another is poor, has small territory and no chances to develop and win...

Main idea of this utility - to help Gamemaster in detecting and preventing such situations. When Map Wizard works with map, it looks over the planets where starting positions would be (i.e. homeworlds).

 
 
 
 
New Map
Version: 2.2
Type: Freeware
Author: Carsten Pinnow
Homepage: n/a

Publisher Description
NEW_MAP creates new galaxies (to boldly play where no one has played before) and is also able to modify old ones and to correct wrong checksums.

NEW_MAP has been written in TurboPascal 7.0. It is _freeware_, you may copy it as often as you want.

The use of this utility is at your own risk! The author is _not_ liable for any damages caused by it!

 
 
 
 
Overlord
Version: 2.00.00
Type: Shareware
Author: Brad Doucette
Homepage: Buccaneer Software
Publisher Description
Overlord is a Windows host utility for VGA Planets. Overlord was written to assist a person in hosting a VGA Planets game. It has the ability to set up perfect worlds so players start the game evenly. It can also be used to help set up game scenarios, monitor the game progress, edit planets, starbases, ships, ion storms, mine fields, and some UFO add-ons, and create a final battle.
 
 
 
 
PENG - Portable Shiplist Compiler
Version: 0.31
Type: Freeware
Author: Stefan Reuther
Homepage: Stefan's Planets Page

Publisher Description
PENG is a portable replacement for "Penguin": a program to manipulate VGA Planets ship lists and related definition files.

It uses (almost) the same file format as Penguin 1.x and 2.x (you can feed Penguin input files into this one to get the same results), and can be used to compile ship lists for Host 3.x and PHost 3.x and later. Ship lists for earlier PHost versions must be pconverted, this program uses the normal DOS file format.

In addition, peng contains a unique new algorithm to work around checksum problems.

 
 
 
 
PHCc - PlanetMasters Host Control Center
Version: v2.23 (For VGA Planets 3)
Type: Shareware
Author: Bernd Ruf
Homepage: Planetmaster Online

Publisher Description
PHCCs features:

  • Designed for VGAP version 3
  • Supports Tims original HOST as well as PHOST (both included)
  • Full automated RST/TRN handling
  • Automated player administration
  • Complete web site generation
  • Complete email handling
  • Delivering RST/TRNs via LAN
  • MAPI mail principle always compatible to new standards
  • POP/SMTP mail functions to drive non-MAPI systems
  • Processes player requests ("resend TRN" ie) and others
  • Private eMail handling if players do not wish to publish their address
  • Sends RST files zipped to reduce online costs
  • Full HTML based, no CGI program or script needed
  • Resending TRNs even with a mouse-click
  • Strong message and broadcast functions
  • Controls and auto-ends the games
  • Own scoring-system with decorations
  • Scheduled games or "fast" games (HOST if all TRNs are in)
  • AddON management for easy setting up your AddONs
  • Detects gone players and frees the races for replacements
  • Up to 65000 games
  • Up to 715000 players   :)

PHCCs System requirements:

  • Windows 98/NT4/2000/XP
  • A MAPI mail client (Outlook Express/Eudora i.e.)
 
 
 
 
Plangineer
Version: 1.0
Type: Freeware
Author: Michael Herrmann
Homepage: n/a
Publisher Description
The Plangineer is a powerful tool for manipulating VGA Planets host data.
 
 
 
 
RAGNARÖK
Version: 2.0
Type: Freeware
Author: Sysma Automatisering

Homepage: n/a
Publisher Description
The purpose of this program is to instantly teleport ALL ships in the universe to one point, in order to fight one last, gigantic battle. This can be used in a local test game for battle testing purposes, or in a real game.
 
 
 
 
Sanitise
Version: 1.0
Type: Freeware
Author: Roger Burton West
Homepage: Roger Burton West's Home Page

Publisher Description
Strip homeworld data from xyplan.dat files

Depending on the exact sequence used to master the game, the location of homeworlds may be stored in the xyplan.dat file in the game directory. Since this file may be sent out to players in a custom-map game, cheating is possible.

This program removes all such data.

 
 
 
 
ShipEdit
Version: 1.1a
Type: Freeware
Author: Sebastian Zander
Homepage: n/a

Publisher Description
ShipEdit. ShipEdit is a helpful tool to edit VGA PLANETS ship data files. The main features are:

  • Nice and easy interface
  • Edit ALL relevant data
  • View and choose the hull pictures
  • PHOST compatible with up to 20 beams, torpedos, bays
  • Ignore the checksum with CHECKSUM add-on
  • Automatic modelling functions for hulls
 
 
 
 
SMaps
Version: 1.1
Type: Freeware
Author: Bandit & TEL
Homepage: n/a

Publisher Description
SMap is a utility for VGA-Planets hosts that creates maps (XYPLAN.DAT) with less than 500 planets. Default map count values are 25, 50, 100 & 250. Then you can select a short or large distance between them.

This is a great util for making maps where only 2 players are fighting for the universe and championship tournements.

 
 
 
 
Stunrace
Version: 1.0
Type: Freeware
Author: Roger Burton West
Homepage: Roger Burton West's Home Page
Publisher Description
Stunrace is a milder version of killrace (for players who've dropped out), which breaks alliances, sets planetary codes to ATT/NUK and ships to kill, but doesn't destroy an empire.
 
 
 
 
Troll Mapper
Version: 1.0
Type: Freeware
Author: Red Troll
Homepage: AutoTroll Homepage
Publisher Description
Troll Mapper is a very quick and simple program that allows you to create random maps easily. This automatically verifies the checksum values for winplan users.
 
 
 
 
UFO Scanner
Version: 2.0
Type: Freeware
Author: Holger Schlegel
Homepage: http://www.spocks.de
Publisher Description
In the games I play often addons like Jumpgates or Asteroids are used and these addons create UFO objects to show some data on the WinPlan starchart. Because I don't like the WinPlan interface and therefore play using DOS planets and VPA I'm unable to see these object because there are not included in the result file I receive from host. So I decided to write this program to reduce some of the disadvantages of non-WinPlan players.
 
 
 
 
UN-TRN
Version: 1.10
Type: Freeware
Author: Stefan Reuther
Homepage: Stefan's Planets Page
Publisher Description
UN-TRN Decompiler a TRN file into readable information. UN-TRN decodes everything in a TRN file and makes a programming-
language-like text file from it.
 
 
 
 
VCR Editor
Version: .08
Type: Freeware
Author: Dave
Homepage: N/A
Publisher Description
What is VCR Editor?  VCR Editor is a program to allow you to change the bitmap files in WINPlan  VCR combats.  This includes both actual VCR combats and sims.  It has no capacity to edit the bitmaps itself.  You supply the edited bitmap, it makes it so that it corresponds with WINPlan's VCR pictures.
 
 
 
 
VGAP Image Editors
Version: 1.1
Type: Freeware
Author: Code Warrior and Black Tiger
Homepage: N/A

Publisher Description
Included are two utilities for importing and exporting images from the
RESOURCE.PLN file included with VGA Planets.

    PCX2PLN.EXE - Will take PCX files and place them into a VGA Planets
        resource file.

    PLN2PCX.EXE - Will create PCX files from images found in a VGA Planets
        resource file.

 
 
 
 
WPVCRHelper
Version: 1.0
Type: Freeware
Author: Richard Boggs
Homepage: Circus-Maximus.com
Publisher Description
This utility simplifies the process of modifying WinPlan/PlayVCR/etc VCR image files, which are stored in wpvcr.dll.
 
 

 

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