From: Leuven, Belgium
I have an early Christmas gift for you: the first public release of the SPWaW
Back when I started playing SPWaW around 2004, I discovered and used
Campaign Watcher to keep track of my units in the campaigns. However, I
became a bit dissatisfied with the way that Campaign Watcher works and,
seeing that there were no updates for it, I decided to try to create my own
First, I investigated the SPWaW save game files and wrote some tools to
decompose them in their separate data sections and reconstruct them as
a new save game. Next I decoded the save game section content to extract
as much useful information as possible from the save game. With all that
knowledge, I built a tool to create interesting text reports showing all that
useful information. Finally, I created a GUI application around it.
In 2006, when I started working on my tool, I decided I would give the tool
and the source code to the SPWaW community. Unfortunately, a lot of life
happened since then and I never got around to publishing anything. In the
early summer of this year, about 10 years since the start of the project, I
became tired of postponing and waiting and I set myself the goal of a first
public release before the end of the year.
Note: I am not yet allowed to post links, so I had to mangle the URLs a bit.
To access them, replace "_dot_" with "." and all "_" with "/".
Sorry for the inconvenience...
So, for what it's worth, here is the first public release, version 0.6, of the
SPWaW war cabinet! The files are here:
To install, extract the zip file in a location of your choice: a new warcab folder
will be created there. The application is standalone and you can simply run
it from inside this folder. Warcab runs on Windows XP and Windows 7. It is
expected to also run on Windows 8.* and 10, but this was not tested.
The application is completely open source using the GPL v2 license. You can
find the complete source code here at GitHub:
I am open to answering questions, fixing bugs and implementing feature
requests as time permits. Bear in mind I can only work in my spare time on
warcab so it might take a while.
Feel free to use the GitHub project page or this forum.
As the README.TXT says:
Warcab is a tool to record and track battles in an SPWaW campaign. It is
inspired by Campaign Watcher.
Warcab tracks information for core units (including reassignments) during a
campaign. It also shows and tracks information for core, auxiliary and
opponent units during battles and battle turns.
Its current main missing features are data export and printing.
A demo warcab dossier has been included in the "save" folder of this release.
I hope you find warcab useful and that you enjoy using it.
I certainly enjoyed making it.