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

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Q'iq'el
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Re: Eal'ta - Excel Army List for Tau Army (WIP)

Post#151 » Jul 30 2008 08:08

Joe wrote:One big warning:

THIS IS ALL FOR THE 4TH EDITION OF WARHAMMER 40.000. I AM NOT AN OWNER OF THE 5TH NOR DID I READ THE RULES ETC.

Move on :D


I don't think it affects the spreadsheet much. Sure, the requirements may be gone, but you want to take more troops anyway and other than that it's all the same, isn't it?


I just wanted to add that while I love the spreadsheet, I don't have access to any version of office that would properly run the VB scripts in it. NeoOffice with it's VB interpreter just fails to a degree where I cannot even construct an army list (drop down menus show wrong contents). Office 2004 for Mac is similarly affected and Office 2008 does allow the list design and everything works properly in that aspect, but it doesn't run the scripts at all (I don't think M$ even bothered to implement an interpreter in it).

Wouldn't it be possible to generate Print output and Forum output lists without the usage of VB? Perhaps simply using =Armylist!A0 type of fields? I know there are plenty of Windows users allergic to VB in publicly available documents, so I guess a lot of people would prefer such clean approach (even if it affects the looks).

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

Post#152 » Jul 31 2008 01:35

Q'iq'el wrote:I don't think it affects the spreadsheet much. Sure, the requirements may be gone, but you want to take more troops anyway and other than that it's all the same, isn't it?


I just wanted to add that while I love the spreadsheet, I don't have access to any version of office that would properly run the VB scripts in it. NeoOffice with it's VB interpreter just fails to a degree where I cannot even construct an army list (drop down menus show wrong contents). Office 2004 for Mac is similarly affected and Office 2008 does allow the list design and everything works properly in that aspect, but it doesn't run the scripts at all (I don't think M$ even bothered to implement an interpreter in it).

Wouldn't it be possible to generate Print output and Forum output lists without the usage of VB? Perhaps simply using =Armylist!A0 type of fields? I know there are plenty of Windows users allergic to VB in publicly available documents, so I guess a lot of people would prefer such clean approach (even if it affects the looks).


Hi Q'iq'el,

I am glad you like it!

The VB scripts are a large part of the Spreadsheet so I am afraid I cannot get rid of them. They are also used when adding the Units into the Print/Forum output so that it is not full of blank fields. Additionally through the VB script the output is reformatted the way it is looking like in the end, so the :D elegancy :D of the output would be ruined in a certain way.

Well, M$ allways makes us trouble, doesn't it?
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camarodragon
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Re: Eal'ta - Excel Army List for Tau Army (WIP)

Post#153 » Feb 02 2009 10:20

Any new updates to this great program. ?

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

Post#154 » Feb 03 2009 09:45

Hi camarodragon,

not very much... I must admit I have different businesses going on right now (and this was the only one involving WH40K).

And as this is made for the 4th edition, I don't know how many people still use it?
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Re: Eal'ta - Excel Army List for Tau Army (WIP)

Post#155 » Feb 03 2009 09:52

Joe wrote:And as this is made for the 4th edition, I don't know how many people still use it?


I use it very frequently and it's still the envy of other generals! :)

I cannot think of any feature or function which would interfere with 5th ed. rules. Are there any?

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

Post#156 » Feb 03 2009 10:18

I still use it!;-)

The wargear options are all there, the entry limitations, the unit choices- nothing that looks 5th Ed illegal to me?

Carry on I say:-)

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Kais Shovah
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Re: Eal'ta - Excel Army List for Tau Army (WIP)

Post#157 » Feb 03 2009 11:04

I've never used it with anything other than 5th edition. It doesn't make a difference! :D
I'm even compiling a file with all kinds of armylists, sorting them by points and type of enemy they'll be most effective against (this way I can just grab a list if I'm in for a quick game).
And all of this using Eal'ta! so: Thanks for making this spreadsheet, Joe!

KS

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

Post#158 » Feb 03 2009 11:47

I still use it, and it's beautifully made. As Bahbee says, it makes you the envy of every other General when you have a nicely printed, well presented army list; and all they have is a scribbled list on a scrap of paper.

I hope you (Joe) find the time to update this when GW get round to releasing a new Tau Codex.

Here's a retrospective Thank You for the work you have done.

PM

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Wolfs16
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Re: Eal'ta - Excel Army List for Tau Army (WIP)

Post#159 » Feb 03 2009 01:54

I can honestly say that this list builder has single handedly saved my Tau. I find it hard to look back and forth in a codex to make a list and this really helped me in the beggining. I still use it today! I'd love to see it get finished the with the To Do things you mentioned in the beggining of the file. Do you think you may pick it up again?

All in all though, THANK YOU!!!

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

Post#160 » Feb 03 2009 02:25

Hi,

i have to say that i must have ignored this thing ... as i only just noticed it.

i had a quick look over the Excel Army List thing and found out that it is just what i was always looking for and never found.

it really is a great piece of work (and i guess there was a great ammount of work and time invested in it.

Good work and just don't stop it! its great!

- Che

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