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Posted: Sat Oct 27, 2007 7:49 pm
by Cherek
If I did did that, then I'd never post anything. :lol:

Posted: Sun Oct 28, 2007 6:08 am
by Mika
Winplan to do the turn.

Tanascius
to hide ship movements
to use warpwells
to tax natives/colonists to the maximum (most of the time I do it manually)
to randomize friendly codes to avoid bad Romulans
to build structures (most of the time I do that manually too)
to calculate minefield odds/sizes
to calculate ground combat results
to calculate ship movement (where will my enemy end up next turn)
to calculate fuel useage for own and enemy ships (rarely needed)
to simulate battles (absolute must!)

the "undo" button is nice too. That thing helps when you did funny things you can not undo with winplan (eg raising tech levels or jettison)


Echoview
Echoview is my favourite tool to get a good overview over my empire, strategic plans, minefield simulations, economical data and it keeps track of ship and planet history. Always nice to know what engines/beams/torps a ship has when you spot it several turns later again.

You could say that Echoview is the big strategic map on my table, winplan is the person that moves my little soldiers and tanascius are my employees that do the annoying stuff that just eats time and is not really funny (besides simulating battles).

That is my HQ bunker :)

Posted: Sun Oct 28, 2007 10:23 am
by Cherek
Good summary, Mika and for the most part the same as mine.

Tanascuis does most of my planetary build and I manually build on a few planets (A time saver when you are in six or more games).

EchoView calculate ships next location or where it came from (Shift-F3 and F3 are great for that).

EchoView to calculate minefield size, decay, mine sweeping and mine vs mine destruction (F3 or F9).

For battle sim and viewing I use PlayVCR/FLAK viewer.

Posted: Mon Oct 29, 2007 12:02 am
by Cardno
Which player has aids?????

Posted: Mon Oct 29, 2007 2:34 am
by Six_Of_One
Cardno wrote:Which player has aids?????
Not me :wink:

Posted: Mon Oct 29, 2007 2:39 am
by Cardno
you can't be from Sydney then.....

Posted: Mon Oct 29, 2007 5:08 am
by Cherek
Hmmmmmmmm

Posted: Mon Oct 29, 2007 5:14 am
by Cardno
Biggest gay city in the world now I think it surpassed SanFrancisco.

What is interesting is that it is also Australia's biggest city.

Which means......... a hell of a lot of Aussies must be gay.

That's why I always visit Melbourne and not Sydney.

So Fletch - where in Aussie are you? :shock:

Posted: Mon Oct 29, 2007 5:50 am
by FLETCH
At least thier choice of life partner is human......

:baa2:

Posted: Mon Oct 29, 2007 5:55 am
by Cardno
Nothing wrong with a bit of wool loving!

you just wait until the nuclear winter hits us - it's been scientifically proved that six sheep will help raise the ambient temperature in a 10 x 10 foot room from the -30degree centigrade temperature resulting from a nuclear winter to approximately -2 degrees. With the odd spike up to 15 degrees

Posted: Mon Oct 29, 2007 5:58 am
by FLETCH
I really don't want to know about your "odd" spike...... :puke2:

Posted: Mon Oct 29, 2007 6:00 am
by Cardno
Summer - you idiot!

Posted: Mon Oct 29, 2007 12:54 pm
by planetmaker
VPA:
- to do the turns
- keep the overview
- check for errors in my commands (too slow, little fuel,...)
- mine prediction (easy cases)
- reminder notes for myself attached to planets / ships
- doing neccessary detail adjustments to planets
Echoview:
- keep track of fleet sizes, enemy ships
- overview
- mine prediction (more difficult cases)
ccbsim / playvcr
- battle viewing & simulation
randgen / randmax
- doing the nasty planet economy: taxation & building (adjusting details in VPA)

Posted: Mon Oct 29, 2007 2:22 pm
by hennef
Cardno wrote:Summer - you idiot!

lovely....


you guys just made my day :nlmda: :lmao:

Posted: Mon Oct 29, 2007 3:07 pm
by Cherek
hennef wrote:
Cardno wrote:Summer - you idiot!

lovely....


you guys just made my day :nlmda: :lmao:
I thought it was like pot calling the kettle black? :roll: