From: Tucson, AZ
The only program required to convert from hexadecimal to decimal is the Windows Calculator.
I'm not talking about the one process of conversion from Hex to Dec, a bunch of other programs are required to convert our original counter sheet colors to the new ones. [And if you ask, I will be attempting to convert the Russian Campaign scenario soon, and will post about the non-trivial process that is required].
And you are fudging the truth, big time, all over this board.
I am not fudging anything, I am being honest in the processes involved and in the restrictions that are now imposed. I am all over the board only in response to others, I have not started anything on my own. Everyone has the right to know what has happened, especially when they ask or comment about it.
I'm in favor of nipping this problem off in the bud. The solution to this problem is obvious: fix the program so that the scenario designers don't have to jump through all these hoops. Make it as easy as possible for the user. Make the computer do as much of the work as possible. Yes, a lot of the legacy scenarios are going to need adjustments but I would hazzard the guess that it would be less than perhaps 50 such scenarios and I suggest that's not too many to be a game stopper in this reguard. The idea is to boldly step into the 21st century when possible and it's innovations like this that makes TOAW even greater as time passes. The Equipment editor is another great leap forward. Don't be afraid of progress. I agree with Steve....make designing scenarios as easy as possible. I'm afraid that you might regret it if you don't. Reading through this thread I've counted the things that need to change to make it easier for scenario designers and they are several. I'm just telling you how I really feel about it. This dragging of the feet at every needed change is holding up a much greater product.