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Old December 5th, 2017, 10:07 AM
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I can make specialist sheets like that; but only for specific nationalities.

Reason for this is I don't have time to constantly update the sheet with each release.

One thing I can do is the icon list for German units, to help support Das Reich; because it's such a big sprawling mod; and because it's a Total Conversion.
That would be capital!

Thanks for the offer.

I see the forum seems once again to be computer-aids free. Kudos to whoever fixed that .
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Sorry you feel that way Don.

It's not about making it "pretty", never has been, it's about function. Using the search tool, is a huge benefit. That alone is my motivation for making the .txt file an Excel file.
As someone who uses the shape editor quite a bit I'm inclined to commend Mr. Oragus for this undertaking. He'd be doing me and other modders a favour if he put the contents of the text file into a spreadsheet.

Of course you can navigate the existing one reasonably well, even in notepad, you just have to know what you are looking for. Unless you are dealing with one of those icon files that is - for want of a better word - fragmented. Then I've had to go on a fishing expedition on more than one occ., so if this is actually addressed in the excel format then I'd be much obliged.

Some of us just are not that computer literate I am afraid.

Incidentally a lot of the icons that I made myself for my mod were actually made in - of all things - mspaint.

Took a while to get going but then its my time I was wasting so ... .

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Be happy you don't have to figure out where everything is like I did 20 years ago which is EXACTLY what you would be doing without the list that's in there now.
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Of course we would be up **** creek if someone had not done all the work before hand and was kind enough to share.

"Midgets standing on the shoulders of giants" comes to mind as an expression to sum that up.

Hope everyone is having a nice Advent.
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Why are you treating this like an argument Don? I have not disputed anything you have written or directed any ill your or the teams way.

Your text editor sounds exactly like what I am trying to get out of Excel. Currently I just use Windows notepad to read .txt files. Its painful! Hence my motivation for "function". Is your editor a licensed product or can it be shared?
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Why are you treating this like an argument Don? I have not disputed anything you have written or directed any ill your or the teams way.

Your text editor sounds exactly like what I am trying to get out of Excel. Currently I just use Windows notepad to read .txt files. Its painful! Hence my motivation for "function". Is your editor a licensed product or can it be shared?
EditPlus is a licenced product I bought in 1999 to do this kind of work., There are free trial DL of the latest version that are apparently more fully functioned than my v1.25 copy but the version I use on a daily basis does everything I need so I've never bothered with the newer versions.

My POINT is and remains......with EditPlus finding my way around the existing list is, in fact easier than it would be using Excel. ( I know this because I use both daily ) Suggesting that you are "taking one for the team and community" by building an Excel version is from my POV at the very least an arrogant assumption that I "need" this to make finding things easier because the existing list is poorly done and difficult to navigate...nothing could be further from the truth. If you create a list don't fool yourself that I will use it......it'll be for you and a tiny handful of others
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Again, sorry you feel that way Don. Not my intention whatsoever. It was meant to be taken light heartedly as I will do the work to convert it because of the amount of time it would take. I guess my humor was lost via text.

I was not saying you or the team "need" to do anything. Heck, I didn't address you or the team on this. Just another mod that, not knowing what I just learned, I hoped the team would use. With your editor, you would be crazy to switch. Excel would just be a modder friendly tool, for those without the text editor. But, I will look into EditPlus for sure. It would be great to install it and, BAME, complete function like I am looking for. If that is the case may I post it here for others to utilize? Thank you for the reference.

This game has gotten to where it is because of the SP Camo Team. You know that I know that and I thank you for all your efforts.
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