ORIGINAL: Gary Childress
Those are text files, you can open it in anything you use, although EXCEL-like will sort fields for you. I have used like 3 versions of OPEN OFFICE, and ermmm... LIBRA? The only problem could be with saving files, as program can decide to use different separators.
Gary Childress have made empty Scenario. Without ANY units.
You can also set delay for leaders/pilots. They will not be available from Scenario start then.
Just remember to set HOME BASES, otherwise you will not see any air units on map.
Yeah, I know they are text files. I use a simple csv editor for them, which opens fine, edits easily, and saves.
The Childress scenario I was never able to look at, since it wouldn't open. Maybe it's from an older version.
I do know about Home Bases. The scenario I've created has no units and no bases. I can add them-- as I said-- wherever and whenever I want. It's a nice little thing for testing.
I'm not sure why you weren't able to open the scenario but here is it again. I put it in scenario slot 101 which is the same slot in my folder. Let me know if this doesn't work. Otherwise I'm at a loss as to why it won't work for you. PLease let me know if anyone else has similar trouble with it.
Well, I did find out why. There were no map coordinates in the scenario section of the editor. Once I put some in the scenario opened up fine.
I was able to create a blank scenario, where I kept all the devices and units and other things but zeroed out their locations. That way I can add things freely, without having to enter all the unit information.