I am pleased to report that I finally muddled though (mostly. I carefully went through the bottom-row buttons from right to left, green background returns started to pop up, and well, there it is. I am still not getting returns on the last three upper buttons (Group, LCU, and Ships info). Perhaps these take time to flesh out? I am playing IJ, one day turns, just finished my 12-11-41. I believe that there will be things here that will become more useful to me overtime. I kept archives from 12-8 on, but it is still a very small date range. Thank you for this, and I look forward to taking full advantage of it.
I have tracker on a separate laptop so I can view them while in game, with a maximized games screen. I bet I could multi-screen them, but due to complications with my flight sim on my PC, I need the laptop to do any flying. I guess its a carpenter's solution to a digital problem...
OK, I have to ask a couple of questions for clarifications. You wrote "I carefully went through the bottom-row buttons from right to left, green background returns started to pop up, and well, there it is." I don't understand what you mean by the phrase "green background returns", could you explain that?
With regard to this: "I am still not getting returns on the last three upper buttons (Group, LCU, and Ships info)." Those are static reports that show some of the data loaded from the scenario files (not from turn files). When you say "not getting returns", can you describe that a bit? Do you mean that when you click on those buttons nothing at all happens? Or something else?
To give you a little background, when you load the scenario files, the data which Intel Monkey uses is stored in Intel Monkey's database. That is what gets displayed in the three reports you mentioned (and with 'Aircraft Info' and 'Bases Info'). And since you are required to load the scenario data before Intel Monkey will even allow you to load any turns, all 5 of those 'Info' reports should be the first things to work, and they have the same data throughout the game. They are there so you can look up some scenario information, searching and sorting as you like. Those database records are also used to make parsing the turn reports more accurate, such as looking up if something really is a ship name, or an air group name, and so on.