Eal'ta - Excel Army List for Tau Army (WIP)

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Eal'ta - Excel Army List for Tau Army (WIP)

Post#1 » Apr 23 2007 09:11

Excel Army List for Tau Army
Version Update: Eal'ta Release 1.25 is out!


Please see below for changes to Eal'ta.

Changes from Release 1.21:
    Centurion is already used as the Aurora config
    Fixed: Checks with Elite/Troops (some bad references) - Stealth Ui / TL
    Fixed: Checks with reducing Unit size when a Teamleader is selected/deselected
    Fixed: Minimum size of some Units was not accounted for properly
    Fixed: Bad references in Unit combination checks
    Fixed: Vespid / Strain Leader combination Unit Size checks were counting incorrectly
    Fixed: Kroot +6 save was not coming up in some sections when Shaper was added
    Fixed: Shield generator was showing with Sniper Drone Team instead of Stealth Field generator
    Added: Checks for Strain Leader / Pathfinder 'Ui without their teams
    Added: Minor formatting into phpBB export
    Added: Disruption pod to Tetra as mandatory

To-Do list:
    Add: Devilfish to Ethereal Bodyguard squad
    Add: 2x Seeker Missile option and also 2x Drone options
    Add: Reset Button to Army List
    Add: Gue'vesa units
    Add: Shas'o R'myr
    Add: special characters from Codex: Tau Empire

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Excel 2003 Version (only tested in that one, unfortunately Open Office can't handle the complex calculations (yet))
Please test and tell me if it is working correctly and if you see any issues! ;)

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Post#2 » Apr 23 2007 09:17

One thing that I just realised is that units with EMP and Photon grenades cant select them both at once... will be corrected ;)

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Post#3 » Apr 24 2007 09:49

Hm, forty Tau have read this and from the silence I guess they are testing furiously :biggrin:

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Post#4 » Apr 24 2007 10:01

Don't take it the wrong way, we appreciate the effort, but there's one of these around already, tau_munkey made one I think. And I have Army Builder. But thanks, i'm sure some of the guys will really like it! :)
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Post#5 » Apr 24 2007 10:05

Thanks Joe, appreciate your effort. I am sure some other comments will float in, but yes, we have maybe two of these up already.

For me the Tau list is pretty simple and I can tally up a 1500pt list in my head.

Wait a sec, all army lists are like that... :biggrin:
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Post#6 » Apr 24 2007 10:20

Of course, I am patient :D

And WANT any criticism you can get out of your blue heads ;) cause I want to improve it if I can.

Inbetween from the BETA release I corrected the error that Devilfish could not be selected for Pathfinders (and it is compulsory!) and also that Weapons/Equipment fields were not resetting to blanks when user changed the Unit.

Planning to correct also the EMP/Photon Grenade thing (as I somehow overlooked that they can be taken simultaneously).

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Post#7 » Apr 24 2007 10:25

Actually after you said that everybody was testing it, I decided to give it a try. I liked it a lot, mostly because I was impressed. I have never seen this sort of Excel document before, so I was drooling over it for a while.

It worked perfectly for me, but since I'm completely new at list-making I can't say that I tested every "feature."

Thanks for taking the time to create something that I can use without needing to open a webpage.

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Post#8 » Apr 25 2007 04:51

Version Update:

BETA 2 is out!

Changes from BETA:
    Pathfinder / Devilfish compulsory choice added
    EMP / Photon grenades are now available together
    Weapons/Equipment now reset to blank if user changes Unit
To-Do list:
    Placing default weapons when particular Unit is selected
    Nice output via copying to another sheet for printing
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Two versions - Excel 2003 and earlier:


Test and comment pls! ;)

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Post#9 » Apr 25 2007 08:40

Fellow Tau,

I am also planning to add standard Crisis Suit configurations to the Unit dropdown lists. The Table would then fill in Weapons and Equipment for them.

What do you say?

If so, then I would need all configs you know listed here with this format (pls ;) )

NAME - xxx
Weapons - 111, 222, 333, ...
Equipment - aaa, bbb, ccc, ddd, ...

Just copy below and fill in pls:

Code: Select all

[b]NAME[/b] - xxx
[b]Weapons [/b] - 111, 222, 333, ...
[b]Equipment[/b] - aaa, bbb, ccc, ddd, ...

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Post#10 » Apr 25 2007 12:06

Its looking good although i havent tried all of it out yet. I personally like it because im quite new to 40K and its a good way for me to see the different settings I can use with my army.

Thanks

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Post#11 » Apr 25 2007 02:19

Can someone please link to the one tau_munkey made.

I have used search and can't seem to find it.

Thanks in advance! :biggrin:
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Post#12 » Apr 25 2007 05:46

@ HerrRorgor: my site with the army point calculators for every race is www.alice40k.tripod.com

As for Joe's army builder, all I can say is Wow.
My sheet simply adds the point but yours adds the points and associates each unit with it's wargear! And it all looks very good too.
Missing the entry for XV8 team leader if you didn't already know.
When this is finished give me a call as I would like to add this to the extensive resources of my website, and everyone will be notified that it was your brilliant work.
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Post#13 » Apr 25 2007 07:12

This combined with Godshead calculator makes for some handy tools. This proves once again how talented our members are.

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Post#14 » Apr 26 2007 01:48

Thanx fellow Tau!

I am happy when you are happy! :P

taumonkey wrote:Missing the entry for XV8 team leader if you didn't already know.


Where exactly? He is available as a Leader choice in Elite slot... Does he have to be elswhere yet?

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Post#15 » Apr 27 2007 09:04

Version Update:

BETA 3 is out!

Changes from BETA2:
    Added +6 save to Kroot (to be selectable only if Shaper is selected as a Leader)
    Added default weapons/equipment for units that have them (filled when the Unit is selected)
    Added Crisis Suit common configurations (always welcome to new ones, which the Tau folk use...)
To-Do list:
    Nice output via copying to another sheet for printing
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Excel 2003 Version (until we find out what the problem with MAC users is...)

Test and comment pls! ;)

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Post#16 » Apr 27 2007 10:04

Hmm, yeah, the drop down menus aren't working on the Mac. I'll boot up in PC mode in a bit and give it another try :D

I'd be interested in having the Forgeworld unit entries added as well. Do you have access to a copy of IA3?

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Post#17 » Apr 27 2007 10:13

T0nkaTruckDriver wrote:Hmm, yeah, the drop down menus aren't working on the Mac. I'll boot up in PC mode in a bit and give it another try :D

I'd be interested in having the Forgeworld unit entries added as well. Do you have access to a copy of IA3?


Taros campaign... I will have a look...

But I guess they could be added.

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Post#18 » Apr 30 2007 07:49

Version Update:

Eal'ta Release 1.0 is out!

With features that are in this Utility now, consider this to be the release version. Minor features may (and probably also will) change in the future, as well as additional data may be added or possible overlooked bugs removed, but 99% of what is in here, is functional as desired on the beginning.

Changes from BETA3:
    Added printing feature via a Button - the Print sheet gets populated from the Army List
    Fixed erasing also the Number of Units when User changes Unit
    Cosmetic changes to look (italics here, bold there...)
Example of Print output:

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To-Do list:
    Add additional Units from Taros Campaign and possible other sources (subject to Authors own will and persuasive power of other Users ;) )
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Excel 2003 Version (until we find out what the problem with MAC users is...)


Test and comment pls! ;)

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