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RE: Combat Reporter - report monitoring tool - 9/25/2011 10:45:22 PM   
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I might of read past it.  Do I install this in a specfic folder?



No special folder required to run the program, put it anywhere you like.

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RE: Combat Reporter - report monitoring tool - 9/25/2011 10:46:28 PM   
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The Java version should not matter. I am running the latest and it seems to run fine for me. Please let me know if you are getting any specific errors.

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RE: Combat Reporter - report monitoring tool - 9/28/2011 6:31:51 PM   
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Any suggestion why I am unable to set the monitor date? Everything works according to the instructions to start with. After entering the directories I try to enter a date (one month back) manually, click "save" and get the message "The monitor start date must be set...." I press OK and then "select date/time" and get the message "Invalid date/time..." I press OK and get the calendar where I select the date by clicking there and then OK. Then I press "save" and get the message "The monitor start date must be set...", so I am back where I started.

Clearly I am doing some simple mistake since I now have tried it on three computers with the same result. I would really like to use this tool, so I am grateful for any help.

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RE: Combat Reporter - report monitoring tool - 1/2/2012 8:07:26 AM   
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I have the same problem as Kung Sune.

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RE: Combat Reporter - report monitoring tool - 1/10/2012 4:27:08 AM   
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Has there been any thought to add a keyword search? Say I want to see where the TK Amato Maru ran into the TK Ayayuki Maru. I would like to do a search for Amato and see when and where it happened.

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RE: Combat Reporter - report monitoring tool - 1/21/2012 10:39:24 PM   
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Has there been any thought to add a keyword search? Say I want to see where the TK Amato Maru ran into the TK Ayayuki Maru. I would like to do a search for Amato and see when and where it happened.



Good suggestion. I'm considering updating Combat Reporter this year, so I'll keep that in mind.

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RE: Combat Reporter - report monitoring tool - 2/11/2012 7:17:37 AM   
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To be honest the combat reports are the last thing I'm interested in because I can see them in full detail in the game and for every interesting combat I do that, the real treasure in this program is making the OpsReport and the SigIntReport useful(where the game totally fails to do this).

What suggest is a way of merging the OpsReports and the SigIntReports for a time period so the player has a "track" he can follow.
Lets take the radio reports, seeing one heavy traffic somewhere in the Pacific isn't much worth but seeing that there are spots of heavy radio traffic running down from Japan to New Guinea over the last 2-3 weeks makes you think "Oh there is something going to happen, KB moving South?", similar case with the Ops reports, seeing the daily loss of an airgroup isn't worth much but seeing that a unit suffered losses over the last week maybe even daily makes you think "There is something wrong I have to check."

And of course a database would be great, often you get info of "XY being stationed in Japan", "XY is planning attack for Port Morsesby", "XY is moving in a ship to Truk" and if these pieces of info could be collected into a database it could give the player a complete picture of what the enemy is up to.

So any chance the Reporter could be moved into this direction?

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RE: Combat Reporter - report monitoring tool - 2/11/2012 2:05:34 PM   
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Tracker has several of these capabilities already ... have you looked there?

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RE: Combat Reporter - report monitoring tool - 2/11/2012 4:54:31 PM   
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Indeed, haven't checked what the tracker can do there for a long time.
But I use the tracker without map to not slow it down as it already has enough to handle and the combat reporter with the jump function from a message to the map is really helpful.

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RE: Combat Reporter - report monitoring tool - 2/11/2012 5:29:15 PM   
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These are good ideas. Adding a database will add complexity to the tool, but is definitely something I have considered. I would like some help designing this kind of feature, so if you are willing to help define and design how it should work, I will look at it. Defining and designing would mean a collaboration of screen shots and functionality.

I also want to add sightings and other items of interest to the map as well as summarized information about recent combat events, etc.

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RE: Combat Reporter - report monitoring tool - 2/14/2012 3:23:47 AM   
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I have verified that CombatReporter only works with 32 bit versions of Java due to a 3rd party library I am using. There is a 64 bit version available and I will look into what it will take to support 64 bit. For now, use only 32 bit versions or you will not be able to set the date in the preferences and may experience other anomalies.

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RE: Combat Reporter - report monitoring tool - 2/14/2012 3:28:46 AM   
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Not sure if I can help much, I run my first game against AI and I'm only in February 1942, looking at what and how the tracker shows the SigIntReport it can be a good template.

As database we see:
Turn | Event Type | Location/Destination | Details | Notes
I suggest to add a notes section that the player can fill himself.


Also we see some filters that should be expanded.
1. Turn filter
I suggest to give the player 2 fields that he can filled out with the turn numbers he wants to see, leaving one field empty just shows the turn from the other field, filling both will show all turns between(and including) those numbers and filling no fields will show all turns.

2. Event filter
-Radio transmission
-Heavy Volume of Radio transmission
-Troop count
-Aircraft count
-Ship count
-Unit location
-Loaded on ship
-Planing for an attack
-Moving to
-Radio call sign
-coastwatcher
What I miss is a coastwatcher event but these for what ever reason are in the OpsReport not in the SigIntReport, question is can they be put in here?

3. Base & Unit filter
This is nice but doesn't help for a bigger picture. I suggest using region files similar to the tracker to incorporate all basses in the game into regions so that the player gets and overview of infos of bases that are close together or even on the same island.
An example would be a region called "Java", this would show all bases that the region Java incorporates and will give the player a clue of what is on the whole island instead just a single base.

I'm not sure what could be done with the unit filter, similar to the regions for bases a filter that filters tank, anti-aircraft, infantry, base forces, etc. would be great but I think there is no easy way to do that. Just like the regions files the unit files would have to be hand made by classifying each unit into a category for the filter.


Now what to do with the info that can be pulled out of the SigIntReport:
1. Radio transmission & Heavy Volume of Radio transmission
Those should be made visible on map so the player can see where a concentration of traffic is and so can place his subs or try dashes into these sea lanes with TFs.
Best would be to allow the player to set the filter for the turns and after that clicks a button to draw the filtered results on the map.
Results on map could simply shown by a colored dot with two numbers in it showing how many radio & heavy radio transmissions there are, also a deeper color with more reports could make it better visible were there is a concentration running from lets say yellow(1-10 reports) to Orange(11-20 reports) to Red(21-30 reports) or so.

2. Troop count, Aircraft count & Ship count(coastwatcher)
They speak for themselves, what could be done is an additional option to show only the latest result for each base in a region when using the region filter. This gives the player an overview of the latest strength figures he has on a region no matter how old or new they are and will give him a picture of the amount of troops, aircraft and ships in this region.

3. Unit location, Loaded on ship(unit info) & Planing for an attack
Also speak for themselves, what could be done when filtering to a specific unit(or maybe unit type) is that dots for the different points the unit was seen and/or loaded could be drawn with lines connecting those dots(in order of the turn the info was gathered) on the map together with a special dot & line in case the "Planning for an attack" info is known, this could make the path visible that the unit is taking and its target or if target is unknown it could at least give a hint of where it is heading to.

4. Moving to, Loaded on ship(ship info)& if possible coastwatcher
Similar to units dots should show where the ship was spotted, where it was loading and where it's heading to, again lines could connect the dots to see it's overall path on map so that a target or a target area could be recognized, especially tracking paths of heavy navy units and carriers could show where the next major operation will unfold.

5. Radio call sign
Here I run out of knowledge, what does it reveal? The only one I had so far is SS I-15 at 158,18, so is it like a specific ship is being spotted or is it the name of a TF?
Maybe it should be incorporated into point 4.

So that's it for the SigIntReport.


The Tracker doesn't get anything out of the OpsReport as far as I can see, so what the Combat Reporter shows us so far is this:
-Arrivals(Are perfectly covered by the tracker alert)
-Coastwatcher(info should go into SigIntReport under 2. as Ship count because that is usually what the coastwatchers do, in case they see a specific ship it could be added to under 4.)
-Combat(Sinking's are reported in the tracker as alerts but the hits usually show ships that are hit by recon and where there is no combat report so you don't have a clue how the ship was damaged or maybe even sunk at all, maybe these should be attached to the Air Combat reports)
-Damaged(These can be used to form a database for airgroups where the player can set a timeframe he wants to check and so can hopefully find airgroups that have an unusual high damage rate)
-Fuel(Is already a Tracker alert)
-Intel(Could also form a database with the number of recon flights over a specific base to show how good the target was explored)
-Japanese(Similar to Intel it could also form a database to shown the player which of his bases and TFs is being explored and also which is explored above average to give clues of possible future operations)
-Loss(Well maybe the tracker could also add when a loss was admited as it already list the details of all friendly ships that are sunk)
-Maintenance(Should flow into the airgroup database to show airgroups that pile up too many planes on maintenance)
-Pilot(Can stay like it is, the trackers pilot database is already enough)
-Reassignment(Can stay like it is)
-Repairs(Again the tracker already has an alert for ships that complete repair but where repairs can't go on is missing, hopefully they can cover this too so no need to do something)
-Replacements(Can stay like it is)
-Sighting(Well this isn't easy, all messages should be sorted into different categories depending on what is sighted, especially signs of subs or carrier planes can be important. These sightings should be made visible on map to see where there is a chance to intercept planes or subs on their way to their targets)
-Submarine(Well again showing on map where a friendly sub was sighted can give a hint if it should get a new patrol area or if the patrol area has to be adjusted, depending on how often it was sighted the enemy may or may not try to circle around such sightings and will so deny those subs an attack chance)
-TaskForce(Well like under "Sighting" here are also sightings these should be merged with the sightings report to get a picture of the enemy air activity)
-Unknow(Well I guess most of them are part of one of the points above but just can't be identified as such or what is the problem here?)

So that's it for now, gee what a long list.
Important is now to get feedback from other players that are more advanced into the game, PBEM players, Japanese players, late war players and so on as the points I listed just cover what I as Allied vs. AI player who's only up to February 1942 think should be looked at, simply just my 50 cent(looks more like 5 bucks .)

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RE: Combat Reporter - report monitoring tool - 2/15/2012 2:32:26 AM   
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Great, this is the kind of input I was looking for. Let me mull it over for a while and I'll put together a mockup of the map and post it to see how it looks.

Thanks for the input. Hopefully others will comment as well.


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RE: Combat Reporter - report monitoring tool - 2/19/2012 1:50:15 PM   
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ORIGINAL: n01487477


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I've recently started using a new computer and I have problems getting the combat reporter to run on this one. The problem seems to be with Java as I get the message (roughly translated from Dutch)
"Java was not recognized as internal or external task, program or batch-file" after which it ends. I've had similar problems getting WITP Tracker to work, but these were solved after I got a correct version of Java (v.6 update 21, running windows 7). Any idea what could fix this problem ? The previous computer ran windows XP and had several older versions of Java installed as well.


If you've installed java, the problem is a java pathing problem that can be fixed in a number of ways ...
1. Change the batch to point to java (you'll need to check where it's installed ... this is for 64 bit OS
"C:\Program Files (x86)\Java\jre6\bin\java.exe" -splash:UV1024.jpg -Xmx1024m -jar combatreport.jar
pause



I had this same error with tracker but was able to solve it. With combat reporter, I cannot solve it. I have copied Java all over and still doesn't work. Getting the same error as above. Is there something in combat reporter folder that needs to be changed to point to the correct direction?
watchDir=""
startIntervalDate=""
watchIntervalSecs=60
witpDir=""

does any of this need to be changed? that is the only thing I see.
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RE: Combat Reporter - report monitoring tool - 2/25/2012 2:26:25 AM   
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Don't use 64 bit java, one of the libraries I'm using won't work in 64 bit java.

if you don't have the path set properly you can use the following command

"C:\Program Files (x86)\Java\jdk1.6.0_27\bin\java" in your batch file.

or

open a command window and type

set path=%path%;"C:\Program Files (x86)\Java\jdk1.6.0_27\bin\"

make sure you use the proper java directory - the one above is mine.



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RE: Combat Reporter - report monitoring tool - 2/28/2012 7:26:20 PM   
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BTW the CR doesn't check the CombatEvents file and I wonder if that should/could be incorporated.
Because of some strange sightings I checked the CombatEvents and the OpsReport files for one turn and first I thought that all the things in the CombatEvents file are also in the OpsReport file but it doesn't look like.
The majority seems to be in but there are also a bunch sightings that are just in one of the files and some that seem to be altered.

An example for altered is this from the CombatEvents:
OS2U-3 Kingfisher sighting report: 3 Japanese ships at 115,161 near Isle of Pines , Speed 5 , Moving Southeast

And this from the OpsReport:
Sighting report: 4 Japanese ships at 115,161 near Isle of Pines , Speed 5 , Moving Southeast

Seem to me that both messages are from the same source but one(I guess the OpsReport) was altered for an additional level of FoW.

Another example for altered is this from the CombatEvents:
B-18A Bolo sighting report: 2 Japanese ships at 226,80 near San Diego , Speed 19 , Moving Northeast

And this from the OpsReport:
B-18A Bolo reports oil slick at 226, 80 near San Diego

Maybe just my feeling but it seems that the messages in the OpsReport make more sense and that some in the CombatEvents are obvious wrong and therefor aren't in the OpsReport like this one:
Wirraway sighting report: 2 Japanese ships at 98,127 near Salamaua , Speed unknown
What is so wrong is the Wirraway, they are flying south so the can't spot anything on the northern New Guinea coast.


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RE: Combat Reporter - report monitoring tool - 5/7/2012 10:47:25 PM   
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Problem fixed...

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RE: Combat Reporter - report monitoring tool - 7/13/2012 10:26:52 AM   
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Hello,


while trying to get Combat Reporter running, I encountered the following error from Java during startup:

Any Idea whats wrong here?
(sorry for the formatting, copied this from the DOS window)

quote:

C:\Program Files (x86)\Matrix Games\War in the Pacific Admiral's Edition\Combat
Reporter>"C:\Program Files (x86)\Java\jre6\bin\java.exe" -splash:UV1024.jpg -Xmx
1024m -jar combatreporter.jar
Exception in thread "main" org.codehaus.groovy.control.MultipleCompilationErrors
Exception: startup failed:
script13421714213322106197169.groovy: 1: unexpected char: '\' @ line 1, column 1
3.
watchDir="C:\Program Files (x86)\Matrix Games\War in the Pacific Admiral's Ed
ition\SAVE"
^

1 error

at org.codehaus.groovy.control.ErrorCollector.failIfErrors(ErrorCollecto
r.java:302)
at org.codehaus.groovy.control.ErrorCollector.addFatalError(ErrorCollect
or.java:149)
at org.codehaus.groovy.control.ErrorCollector.addError(ErrorCollector.ja
va:119)
at org.codehaus.groovy.control.ErrorCollector.addError(ErrorCollector.ja
va:131)
at org.codehaus.groovy.control.SourceUnit.addError(SourceUnit.java:356)
at org.codehaus.groovy.antlr.AntlrParserPlugin.transformCSTIntoAST(Antlr
ParserPlugin.java:136)
at org.codehaus.groovy.antlr.AntlrParserPlugin.parseCST(AntlrParserPlugi
n.java:107)
at org.codehaus.groovy.control.SourceUnit.parse(SourceUnit.java:236)
at org.codehaus.groovy.control.CompilationUnit$1.call(CompilationUnit.ja
va:163)
at org.codehaus.groovy.control.CompilationUnit.applyToSourceUnits(Compil
ationUnit.java:839)
at org.codehaus.groovy.control.CompilationUnit.doPhaseOperation(Compilat
ionUnit.java:544)
at org.codehaus.groovy.control.CompilationUnit.processPhaseOperations(Co
mpilationUnit.java:520)
at org.codehaus.groovy.control.CompilationUnit.compile(CompilationUnit.j
ava:497)
at groovy.lang.GroovyClassLoader.doParseClass(GroovyClassLoader.java:306
)
at groovy.lang.GroovyClassLoader.parseClass(GroovyClassLoader.java:287)
at groovy.lang.GroovyClassLoader.parseClass(GroovyClassLoader.java:267)
at groovy.lang.GroovyClassLoader.parseClass(GroovyClassLoader.java:214)
at groovy.lang.GroovyClassLoader.parseClass(GroovyClassLoader.java:224)
at groovy.lang.GroovyClassLoader$parseClass.call(Unknown Source)
at org.codehaus.groovy.runtime.callsite.CallSiteArray.defaultCall(CallSi
teArray.java:42)
at org.codehaus.groovy.runtime.callsite.AbstractCallSite.call(AbstractCa
llSite.java:108)
at org.codehaus.groovy.runtime.callsite.AbstractCallSite.call(AbstractCa
llSite.java:116)
at groovy.util.ConfigSlurper.parse(ConfigSlurper.groovy:148)
at groovy.util.ConfigSlurper$parse.call(Unknown Source)
at org.codehaus.groovy.runtime.callsite.CallSiteArray.defaultCall(CallSi
teArray.java:42)
at org.codehaus.groovy.runtime.callsite.AbstractCallSite.call(AbstractCa
llSite.java:108)
at org.codehaus.groovy.runtime.callsite.AbstractCallSite.call(AbstractCa
llSite.java:116)
at com.bret.witpae.CombatReport.main(CombatReport.groovy:46)

C:\Program Files (x86)\Matrix Games\War in the Pacific Admiral's Edition\Combat
Reporter>pause
Drücken Sie eine beliebige Taste . . .


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RE: Combat Reporter - report monitoring tool - 1/8/2013 4:54:14 AM   
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From this output it looks like a corrupted distribution. I would download and unzip again and see if that helps. If not, please PM me and I will try to assist.

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RE: Combat Reporter - report monitoring tool - 1/23/2013 7:13:18 PM   
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Hello. Thanks for the fine program. I got this working on my laptop but it is a memory hog and I can't run it and WitP at the same time. Never could get it to run on my desktop just like WitpTracker wouldn't. Well I was able to muddle my way through and get WitPTracker working but am still having problems with Combat Reporter.

I get this error: no 'server' JVM at 'C:\Program Files (x86)\Jave\jre6\bin\server\jvm.dll'

In my bin folder I do not have a server file nor the jvm.dll file.

A search of my computer reveals that the jvm file is in a directory for some Gamehouse Cake Factory of the wifes and that is the only instance of it.

Can someone help me with fixing this? I like CR a lot as it has a zoom to hex function integrated with the map (bigger area would help (: imo )


Great program. Now if I could get it to work on this computer.

I am running Widows 7 64 bit but am using 1.6.38 of Java 32 bit.

Thanks
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I should add that when I click on the combatreporter.jar file a quick command screens flashes up and goes away. I set the correct path by editing the combatReport.properties file. The error that I mention above is when I click the combatreport.bat file.



EDIT: Fixed it. Anyone get that error, here is how you fix it.

1) Go to your [path]\bin folder for your Java install

2) Create a new folder titled 'server' without the quotes

3) Go into the 'Client' folder in [path]\bin

4)Copy those files and place them in your newly created 'server' folder

OR

You might just be able to rename the client file to server?


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RE: Combat Reporter - report monitoring tool - 1/24/2013 3:30:38 AM   
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Yes, this fix you propose may work, but here is what is causing your problem. The combatreport.bat file refers to a version of java that supports server mode. This is usually found in the java sdk which you can get from java.oracle.com. The jre that you may have gotten from your browser apparently does not support this mode.

An easier fix is to edit the combatreport.bat file and remove the -server option and this should go away. The advantage of using -server with the correct version of java is that it will run faster as the code is optimized better. Faster is relative though, so if you don't want to download the sdk, then just remove -server from the bat file.

With respect to your original question about memory, I would not recommend running combat reporter with WITP AE on any machine with less than 4GB of ram (at the same time). Combat Reporter uses a lot of memory to load the WITP AE map and keeps it in memory to allow for fast scrolling (approx. 768 MB) some users have needed a little more. I'm not 100% sure, but my guess is that the WITPAE game uses a paging mechanism to page in the graphics files it needs, which may slow down scrolling a little. I decided not to implement that capability but maybe in the future I'll do it. With memory so inexpensive these days - my belief is that everyone should be at 4GB.

You can resize the window on Combat Reporter to make it use most of your screen real estate if you want to, just select and edge and drag to resize it.

Glad you are enjoying the tool.

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Hello. Thanks for the fine program. I got this working on my laptop but it is a memory hog and I can't run it and WitP at the same time. Never could get it to run on my desktop just like WitpTracker wouldn't. Well I was able to muddle my way through and get WitPTracker working but am still having problems with Combat Reporter.

I get this error: no 'server' JVM at 'C:\Program Files (x86)\Jave\jre6\bin\server\jvm.dll'

In my bin folder I do not have a server file nor the jvm.dll file.

A search of my computer reveals that the jvm file is in a directory for some Gamehouse Cake Factory of the wifes and that is the only instance of it.

Can someone help me with fixing this? I like CR a lot as it has a zoom to hex function integrated with the map (bigger area would help (: imo )


Great program. Now if I could get it to work on this computer.

I am running Widows 7 64 bit but am using 1.6.38 of Java 32 bit.

Thanks
mo reb


I should add that when I click on the combatreporter.jar file a quick command screens flashes up and goes away. I set the correct path by editing the combatReport.properties file. The error that I mention above is when I click the combatreport.bat file.



EDIT: Fixed it. Anyone get that error, here is how you fix it.

1) Go to your [path]\bin folder for your Java install

2) Create a new folder titled 'server' without the quotes

3) Go into the 'Client' folder in [path]\bin

4)Copy those files and place them in your newly created 'server' folder

OR

You might just be able to rename the client file to server?



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RE: Combat Reporter - report monitoring tool - 1/25/2013 5:28:33 PM   
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Thanks for your replies.


I have it working good now so I'm not going to mess with it at this point. Maybe in the future I will.

Yes, my laptop doesn't have enough memory but my main desktop works good with it. I think this is a great program, If you are going to further improve upon CR would there be the possibility of showing the bases and positions of the units on the map? Also, the directions that air attacks came from, as shown in game all too fast, would be huge.

As far as the resizing. I can only get it to use about 60% of the real estate of my screen, along the lower half. Is this the maximum?

Thanks again

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RE: Combat Reporter - report monitoring tool - 1/29/2013 3:58:08 AM   
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I am seriously considering upgrading the tool. There is a very nice new user interface framework called JavaFX that has come along and would make build a new user interface for the tool a joy. This will also fix the requirement for Java 32 only.

I have always wanted to display the units on the map and many have requested this. So stay tuned. An announcement may be forthcoming.

Yes, the map will only display in the lower quadrant. In the new design I plan to change the layout.

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RE: Combat Reporter - report monitoring tool - 1/30/2013 5:55:00 AM   
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ORIGINAL: bretg80

I am seriously considering upgrading the tool. There is a very nice new user interface framework called JavaFX that has come along and would make build a new user interface for the tool a joy. This will also fix the requirement for Java 32 only.

I have always wanted to display the units on the map and many have requested this. So stay tuned. An announcement may be forthcoming.

Yes, the map will only display in the lower quadrant. In the new design I plan to change the layout.

Bret



Awesome. I look forward to it.

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RE: Combat Reporter - report monitoring tool - 1/31/2013 10:36:38 PM   
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RE: Combat Reporter - report monitoring tool - 2/10/2013 8:28:43 PM   
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I small bug, ships with major engine damage in a level 7 port in pierside repair get reported as no more repairs possible.
Looking at the manual major engine damage up to 5 can be repaired in level 7 or higher ports.

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RE: Combat Reporter - report monitoring tool - 3/17/2013 4:14:47 AM   
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From what i've read, this looks very interesting. But were is the link to down load. And is it a simple setup? I'm not to good at the programing type of stuff but would like to try this. Just started the Ironman scenario. Will it work with a game in progress? Sorry for the questions. Im sure some of this is in this thread, but my memory is not as good as it use to be.
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RE: Combat Reporter Beta - 3/17/2013 4:21:53 AM   
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Found the link. Do I download both files or just the newer one? does the use of this tool slow down the game any? Is it always up or do you activate a button to bring it up? Thanks in advance for your answer. Cheers

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RE: Combat Reporter Beta - 8/14/2013 5:44:31 PM   
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Anyone know how to correct this? I can run the file directly and it loads wihtout the map but the .bat file gives me the following error.

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Image file: Error Image

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RE: Combat Reporter - report monitoring tool - 8/14/2013 10:47:15 PM   
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ORIGINAL: Mac Linehan

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ORIGINAL: n01487477


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ORIGINAL: Smeulders

I've recently started using a new computer and I have problems getting the combat reporter to run on this one. The problem seems to be with Java as I get the message (roughly translated from Dutch)
"Java was not recognized as internal or external task, program or batch-file" after which it ends. I've had similar problems getting WITP Tracker to work, but these were solved after I got a correct version of Java (v.6 update 21, running windows 7). Any idea what could fix this problem ? The previous computer ran windows XP and had several older versions of Java installed as well.


If you've installed java, the problem is a java pathing problem that can be fixed in a number of ways ...
1. Change the batch to point to java (you'll need to check where it's installed ... this is for 64 bit OS
"C:\Program Files (x86)\Java\jre6\bin\java.exe" -splash:UV1024.jpg -Xmx1024m -jar combatreport.jar
pause





Damien -

I upgraded my computer (Win 7 on an i7) and was having no success running Combat Reporter. Your above suggestion worked like a charm - I am most grateful.

bretg80 - Combat Reporter is absolutely outstanding - not only important to planning a response to last turns activity, but significantly reduces the time needed to do so.

Thank You Sir!

Mac


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"C:\Program Files (x86)\Java\jre6\bin\java.exe" -splash:UV1024.jpg -Xmx1024m -jar combatreport.jar pause


Fixed My issue the line should have read -

"C:\Program Files (x86)\Java\jre6\bin\java.exe" -splash:UV1024.jpg -Xmx1024m -jar combatreporter.jar
pause

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