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INST Editor/Converter - 8/8/2019 3:58:58 PM   
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I was finishing this summer out and looking for a solid coding project so I decided to take a crack at automating some of the tougher work in creating an maintaining INST files, namely converting and editing them after they have already been saved. So I threw together the Mark I and am looking for general feedback/ideas as to what a program like this could potentially have:



Things I would like:
* Be able to easily translate CWDB <-> DB3000 without having to do tedious find and replace, double points if it can import the library directly from the sqlite database CMANO uses.
* Edit properties of units directly (pretty much done at this point)

Any other thoughts?
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RE: INST Editor/Converter - 8/8/2019 5:21:51 PM   
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Sweet!

Having position, altitude and heading are great - how about starting speed? Being able to edit scenario platforms to their mount, sensor and comms levels in a GUI format would be incredible, too. Also unit/platform Doctrine/EMCON/WRA & Proficiency settings? Looks like a great start.

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RE: INST Editor/Converter - 8/8/2019 6:20:59 PM   
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I don't think those things can be edited with INST files, I will take a look into it though.

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RE: INST Editor/Converter - 8/8/2019 6:37:30 PM   
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Had to ask. Thanks!

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RE: INST Editor/Converter - 8/9/2019 6:18:23 PM   
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Alright, the Mark I is ready to release. This version supports both databases, has a decent library built in and some simple functionality that I hope will make INST work easier for users. I am thinking about adding other features like an "airport generator" instead of using single-unit airfields all the time or even better, some kind of way to import default "formations" that can be used. Here is a video if it in action, let me know what comes up and what else I can do to it:

YouTube Video Demonstration of INST Tool



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RE: INST Editor/Converter - 8/9/2019 7:26:43 PM   
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Very useful!

Very grratful!

Just as you said in the YouTube: the window with DBID Item Type could grow a little. That would be nice.
Great work.

GJ

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RE: INST Editor/Converter - 8/9/2019 8:39:21 PM   
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Updated with drastically larger search area. :)

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RE: INST Editor/Converter - 8/9/2019 9:24:49 PM   
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Nice

I think this might be quite useful!

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RE: INST Editor/Converter - 8/12/2019 2:16:18 PM   
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Okay, we are now ready.

This version adds a couple of neat new features including a generic airport builder (nothing too fancy) plus the ability to generate a unit with a ring of other units (think a ring of SAMs or AAA). There are a couple other little bug fixes, but this should do it for this tool unless anything major comes along. Enjoy!

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