Okay, so this has gone from a crappy little program to a full-fledged shipname manipulator project. The end result of which will be a huge compilation of shipnames, by class, randomized, with different common prefixes/suffixes. I'll also release the program I use to do this in order to let you guys manipulate your own shipnames. This may also expand into a general file manipulation program, but I make no promises.
I'm a Software Engineer IRL, so I don't have a ton of time. Mostly just bored and needed a side-project. Anyway, feel free to make suggestions, or suggest other files you commonly manipulate while modding that would be more convenient to do via program
-Add Prefixes en mass to names in shipNames.txt
-Add Suffixes en mass to names in shipNames.txt
-Differentiates between ship classes, allowing you to modify the prefixes/suffixes of only a single class (For example, if you like to have something like DD- [Ship Name] for all of your destroyers).
-Maybe support for other files (like races.txt, or other) as a general "Mod tool"
What I need:
-Tons of shipnames, by class. Does not have to be a working shipNames.txt file
Example output file using Sharks's Royal Navy ship names as an input, P as a prefix and S as a suffix:
< Message edited by Verstorbene -- 4/24/2013 9:12:10 AM >